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Detoxing is Hard Work

Monday, September 14, 2009

Okay, as with most things in my life, it started out as a good idea, Detoxing. In truth it is a good idea, in reality it is REALLY hard work. I am afraid my dedication is wavering, or at least modifying.

I made is 46hours until no caffeine about did me in. My legs were so heavy I thought I would drop through the floor. Yuck! So I made a beeline for the coffee shop and my Sugar-Free, Non-fat, 90cal Choc/Rasp Mocha, Iced. HEAVEN!! In a moment of clear, caffeinated, rational thought I arrived at the junction of the road I was on. I could chuck it and quit. I could get back on the horse and ride a straight line in a saddle that just was not comfortable. I could modify the plan, make it work for me, and keep trying to do better. Well option 3 of course.

So now my food comes in at least 5 colors, everyday. Every meal has whole grains and veggies and fruits. Protein comes in Adzuki beans, protein powder [vegan friendly], other legumes and occasionally chicken, fish, turkey, lamb[all meats organic]. I bow to my weaknesses and have my mocha. 1 cup of nf milk can't be that bad for me. I have switched to a "Green Food" Multi, that also has all my antioxidants and omega-3s. I am best friends with my juicer and my immersion blender. To aid in detoxing I use the steam room and sauna after working out at the gym - there is something to be said for sweating things out of your system. Oh and my water. I have to admit if I asked I am perpetually water logged these days. Talk about a system flush.

Well, a girl has gotta do what a girl has gotta do. And I am a work in progress. Three cheers for progress, more later.

  
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AMANDACOR 9/14/2009 9:29AM

    It does sound complex, but also you must feel radiant :) I love a good detox.

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2nd Entry today: The Art of Being

Monday, August 31, 2009

So much to do. Lists, Post-Its, Reminders, Calendars. We run and plan and drive ourselves nuts half the time. What about "BEING"? Allowing ourselves to live in the moment, even for just a moment. Can we do this? Is it allowed? Will some Hall Monitor, List-Gathering, Tattle-tale come running along to break the spell?

So what if they do. Sometimes, just for the heck of it, BE. See beauty in something no one else gets. A Cloud, a bird, a bush, a perfect moment when in the worst crowded parking lot - a space, the perfect parking space is just there. Silly, maybe. OR, could it be the great cosmic universe saying - "Hello, Here I am, Here YOU are?"

A short blog, just hoping to get you thinking.

  
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MOMMA48 8/31/2009 8:21PM

    You got it, Gina! Every day when I take my walks -- that's exactly what I love to do! Listen to the sounds -- watch the birds go from tree to tree, there went a squirrel go across the street -- that's all part of what helps me get through my day while I'm at work. It's my calmness and my time to enjoy being alive!! You said it all perfectly and I couldn't agree more! Super emoticon blog, my friend! Loved it and thanks for sharing!!

emoticon Cheryl! - Your Special, Caring and Always Supporting Friend and Leader at "Stressed Out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy!" Who Just Loves to Hear that You're Appreciating the World Around Us Too!! It's a pretty great place!!! emoticon

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FITKAT2010 8/31/2009 7:41PM

    Being in the moment, as you are relating it, means to let go of the past guilts and pain, not project into the fearful future. Sounds wonderful and yes, YOU should take moments like these out of your busy world and do it. It does help.

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Much Ado about Everything and Nothing

Monday, August 31, 2009

Finally I am back. Dropped off the face of the Earth??? No, but I might as well have as far as my brain and getting my act together. Yet another surgery, a broken foot, and unemployment and yet 9weeks post surgery I have to say Cool, Life is pretty good!! Oh yeah, and I'm BBBAAAAACCCCKKKKKK Honey!!!

Working out - haven't. Do I feel bad? You know - not so much. I was feeling depressed for a little while about it, but then thought why be depressed, give yourself a break. Gee Whiz girl, heal thy body before trying to abuse it again. Good general policy.

As you can tell this first blog back in a while is purely random and yet an exercise none the less.

I am quite proud of myself, however that I literally went Couch to 5K - as in no training AT ALL [yes, it wasn't the smartest move, but the title of this is not Biggest Brain] and did 46:22. True I got smoked by my husband - a dude in a wheelchair by exactly 10minutes, but whose counting. I started, I finished, I had a great time, and brother do I need to train for the next one! In a perfect world I would finish around 26-28. Ah well, something to work toward.

On the food front - I completely polluted my body at the Giants game. Yup that's right, I ate it and I am owning it!! Over6 hours I ate 2 Giants dogs - catsup, mustard, relish, onions, 1/2 bog of roasted/salted peanuts, 30 garlic fries [number of fries silly, not orders], and 1 44oz diet coke. Guilt - Nope, none!!! However, when I got home I was longing for my veggies. I made some veggie juice had a handful of strawberries and called it a night. Thank goodness for veggies or my tummy would be toast today. One should NEVER eat diet food while at a BALLPARK - actually - one shouldn't even worry about what one eats at the ballpark. [Unless you are a season ticket holder and then that could equate to a bit of weight gain.]

My summer so far in a nut shell - one extreme to the other and feeling better than when it started. In this life who could really ask for anything more?

  
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NIKNAKPATTYMAC 9/2/2009 10:45AM

    Where does one get your awesome attitude toward life? I'd like to sign up for a subscription. ;-)

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NIKNAKPATTYMAC 9/2/2009 10:43AM

    Where does one get your awesome attitude toward life? I'd like to sign up for a subscription. ;-)

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PINKIEB1 8/31/2009 2:58PM

    I ate a full-on delicious hamburger and fries at Islands on Friday, and I'll own that, okay? Now we're good and ready to get on with it!!

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The Cow Jumped Over the Moon and other such NONSENSE!!

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Okay, I grant you maybe the cow did jump over the moon - But since WHEN is a dog supposed to jump in a tree. Yes for all who know me and my fur-friends well, I speak of the infamous IndyAnna Jones - now known as "The Tree Monster!"

If everyone could stop laughing at me for just 1 minute, I will explain. That's right, wipe the tears from your eyes so you can read on.

Today, I come home from my walk and just like any other day, let the hounds out in back. There was the usual running around. Patrolling the fence-line. Doing business. Chasing each other. As usual I am off, picking up their toys, the bedding they managed to carry across the room, and seeking the socks - Ms Indy has taken out of the dirty clothes hamper.

Now all you parents of young children, don't even tell me this is a daily chore for you. You are dealing with PEOPLE, not Canines, pretending to be people, pretending to be canines, truly believing they are people!

WOOF WOOF WOOF - Tascha - I would know that Bark ANYWHERE! What have they gotten up to this time? I figure, must be a squirrel. HAH!! Where is a camera when you need one. My ever beloved fur-hound Ms Indy is stuck in the tree. Yes that's right, IN the tree. I don't mean the dork-hound is hugging the tree, leaning on the tree, or jumping onto the tree. I mean IN THE DAT GUMMED TREE!! Lord give me strength!

Just as I get outside, I hear her make this weird high pitched growl-shriek as she [mind you a dog that has no concept of being a dog] trys to lung for ---WHAT ELSE FOLKS???? A Squirrel. The cow may have made it over the moon, but the dog fell out of the tree.

Okay, Before I go on - Pup-hound is perfectly fine. No injuries. Mom is relieved, and now wants to ring the dog's neck!!!!

To add insult to injury, I tell hubby when he arrives home what HIS dog did, and what does he say? "SHE'S not MY DOG!" "Indy - go climb on your Mother now!" MEN! DOGS! MEN! DOGS! What is a girl to do?????????

Anyone want a walnut brained doggy-wanna-be-human-furry thing????

I guess the moral of this story is really for the squirrels.... BeWARE, DOG IN YARD!! and pssst - It can climb trees.... hee hee!

  
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NICOLE197698 5/13/2009 3:37PM

    LMAO!!!!!!! And I thought kids were bad about being in the trees!!!! I would have LOVED to have seen a picture of that hon!!! I like this blog!!! Too funny!!!

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MSGIGGLES72 5/7/2009 10:02PM

    that was a great story..will my dog who thinks he is human that he as to drink out of a cup...plus he like to eat sunflower seeds..so yes dog can think they are human...bear loves cheese and if you spell it he knows what you are spelling...

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Friday

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Okay, I know this looks like Sat morning, but it is still Friday night on the West Coast.

I have to admit, I am pretty much the typical California Girl. I love a good tan, ocean waves, a sea breeze and to shop. Boy oh boy do I love to shop! And not just for the pricey things. I can shop for anything, but the BEST shopping in the WHOLE world, is the good deal. I don't care if it is saving mega bucks on the monthly groceries - savings = girlie things like - gel nails, or getting a new workout outfit on sale and with a coupon on top of that. The art of the deal is the best part of shopping. And for me, California Girl that I am - shopping also includes anything I can do to wiggle more room in my budget to play.

Today I took my CA Redemption bottles and cans into the recycler. Yeah for the environment. But more importantly, I was on a mission. My hair has been driving me NUTS!!! and I needed a hairdo. That poor dude at the recycling stop had no idea I was coming and probably would have hid if he did. Bag after bag after bag of bottles, cans, and plastics were unloaded and sorted into his holding cans. After he weighed my treasure, he then handed me a reciept for 30.00. SCORE!!

Off to the hair cutters I went. I got washed, cut, styled and blown dry, plus tip for 26.50. Then off to the coffee shop for 3.50 in sugar free, nonfat mocha [80 cal]. It may have rained up my way today, but after a morning like I had, all I could see was sunshine!

I so love it when a day starts with everything going my way!! From recycling, to haircuts, to coffee, and then lunch out with hubby..... Could I have had any more perfect day in paradise?? Well, I guess I could live at the beach, but....alas, I still had a pretty kickin' day!

Hope everyone else had a great Friday too!!

  
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RUBYSNANA 5/2/2009 8:45AM

    emoticonWay to go! I'm like you, I love it when I find a great deal or manage to save up change to get myself something I really want but consider frivolous! Enjoy your day! emoticon

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ALMAGGIE 5/2/2009 5:51AM

    Now you are my kind of lady...Wate not want not is what I say..

Sounds like you had a good day ...

You keep up the good work because we here at stressed out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy like it when our people are happy...So are we that is what we want...Way to go


Your friend, Maggie, Co Leader of Stressed out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy

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