Hi, amore. Welcome to our community. Judy's Rainbow Challenge isn't really a group to "join" but more a way to remind us of how to eat. Raw, fresh, canned or frozen, the foods that are closest to their natural state, and have the most color, are the best choices for a healthier lifestyle. The more color you can get into your daily intake, the more nutrition you get.
Hi guys! Great Pic , Judy. I was on FB late last night... do people comment on those? I've not seen the comments, just the pics you put in and some "likes"... how is everyone over there doing? I miss Kathy, Aus , Laura and Debbie but never see any comments from them posted. It's been ages since I've seen anything from them here. I really miss their input.
I wish Pinky would chime in too. Wonder how she's doing. Oh and Celeste. I worry about her.... ah, jeeze.... I'm feeling blue. Can you tell? sigh
It's been rainy here, not too cold, just yucky. And I have a deep sense of loneliness that I can't seem to shake, even when I'm busy with Gage. Something is missing and I can't seem to put my finger on it. I sorta miss Michigan, sorta miss Tyler/Aleecia/Anna, my deceased parents, my sisters.... but I don't think that's all of it. I just don't know what it is. Maybe it's "the Holiday blues".
Weight is now hovering just above 208, which is ok. Rolling into the TGiving challenge I was 212 and shooting for the full 8 lb loss. Considering that I went up to 216 and back down, lol, I guess I'm doing ok. I'm glad to see that everyone else is coming close to their goals since we are rolling into the last few days.
Breakfast Bulletproof Coffee egg and greens
Lunch Dutch Chocolate green smoothie
Dinner Sweet chili chicken/california veggie stir fry brown rice
stay warm you guys, hope the weather is getting better for all of you
Bah, I was shooting for a "me day". I really just wanted to stay in bed and wallow and read all day. But, hunger finally drove me from my den of iniquity, lol This is not a household where someone else is going to fix and feed everyone. If I don't fix a meal, everyone just grazes.
But wait! There's more! (I feel a bit like a manic Ronco shiller) Because I was up anyhow, I decided to fold and put away the laundry, start the dishes, do supper and sweep the floors..... sigh. So much for my "me day".
Let's see, Michael brought me home a piece of ice box lemon pie.. which I counted as breakfast/lunch and ate in bed, lol I had some water.... Then dinner was warm steak salad w/ onion, craisins, grated fresh parm cheese and unsalted sunflower seeds w/ rasp. vinaigrette.
tomorrow is Gage day again. Perhaps we'll wander out and get the stink off of me, lol
The best movie I ever watched was "What Women Want" with Mel Gibson. That scene where he dumps the bath beads, then "skates" around on the bathroom floor, then falls into the tub. The first time I saw it, I rewound that part over and over laughing so hard I had tears running down my cheeks. That is probably the last time I laughed that hard for that long. It made me feel good, lightheaded but good!
It's been said that laughter is the best medicine. No wonder all of us feel sick and tired. When is the last time you laughed until you cried? Or almost peed yourself? Have you even seen anyone else doing it?
Did you know that laughter burns calories? If you can get a really good laugh going , and keep it up for about 10 min a day, you burn almost 280 calories a week. That adds up to 4.4 lbs of weight loss over a year. Oh, there are other reasons to laugh too. Laughter can increase the release of infection fighting antibodies, while decreasing the production of cortisol, thus bolstering your immune system. It had been shown to lower blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. A serious chuckle has been shown to increase the production of HDL (good cholesterol) For chronic pain sufferers, a 10 min belly laugh can reduce pain for up to 2 hours Laughing improves skin tone and appearance. It increases your bloods oxygenation thus helping to reverse the signs of ageing. **** It's time we start really having fun with our lives. Making time for it. Not being shy about a good guffaw, or snort session..tears and all. So the next time you feel one coming on, let 'er rip!
Abby, was it you or Michelle that was looking to purchase one of those hand painted Biacci purses? I was just browsing my email and Zulily is having a sale on those things. Unfortunately, tonight is the last night of the sale on them, but if you hurry, you might just be able to get on for like 1/4 of the normal price.