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Some expert says that eating brown rice cuts the risk of developing diabetes in half. It's one of very few "grains" that I can eat without getting migraines. I'm just about ready to start mixing it with chocolate and cherry pie filling to see just how far I can take this amazing food. It's taken me quite a few failures to learn to cook it. Walmart's brand has the right instructions. Now, I cook some every chance I can so it's ready for when I need it! Good bye instant rice; hello nutrition!
Raised by a Scot and an Englishman with a good sense of humour, I was lovingly teased about how I 'almost' brought shame to the family by not liking tea growing up. Now I've discovered herbal teas and that they can be enjoyed cold and even mixed with a bit of lemonade, which adds a whole lot of flavour and the citrus is found to help the body absorb nutrients from green tea. Look out soda, you've been replaced! :D Super frugal, too!!! :-D Cheers! or Slainte! :-)
We can't plan everything in our lives, but today was a classic example of why I need to continue with baby steps. I woke up exhausted, totally stressed with all that's going on right now, and managed to do a few necessary baby steps before heading off to work. I came home with a crippling migraine and cannot describe how good it feels to at least have accomplished those baby steps today! I'm still winning, even if it doesn't feel like it! Woohoo!
I'm a farmer - make hay while the sun shines. I had 8 hrs of school today following 8 hrs of school yesterday and I just got called in for an 8 hr night shift. Where's the sanity? LOL Well, I went immediately after getting called into work, to get some good and healthy groceries that brown bag well - namely bean and veggie salad, juice, etc. Hit the pool for a quick dip, checking in here and then down for a cat nap before heading out. Do what you must, but take care of you, too! :-)
I wrote out my priorities on a small card & assigned a 1 hr time slot to get each one done in. ( I numbered my chores, but started with 10 for 10am). Not that each chore takes an hour, but it helped me to stay focused through the day. Life never happens exactly according to schedule, which is good, too. I like surprises & last night we were blessed with a great surprise visit from friends. I didn't get everything done, but did so much better than without a plan & can do better today! It works!
Life can be such a roller coaster. Right now the only work I have is occasional temp jobs so I might get called in "ASAP" and it might last just a day or two. Paying my bills and buying groceries are good and high priorities, but they also throw everything else off track, such as healthy eating, exercise, family time, etc. On a work, day, work is my priority, but I need to also come home after and review (and plan) the rest of my time to make it all work out better. Planning is the key! :-)
I want to join the Reserve Forces - I really do! I went to see Transformers last night and as much as I know that's total fiction, I got a real adrenaline rush from it. MOTIVATION! A reminder of what I want to do and why - not to fight alien beings, but to be able to serve my country or my children and grand children. What is your motivation? Remind yourself of why you want it. To be healthy for your kids? grandkids? in case of an emergency? to be healthy for you??? Now's the time! :0)
We all have down days. I'm fighting one off, now. I am so tired, I feel as though I can't exist. I don't sleep well at night, I have so much to do & I need to try to find a summer job to get us through to the fall. I'm overwhelmed with every aspect of my life! But I also know that fitness & healthy eating are critical to my success. What to do? I'm going to tackle my fitness routine, little by little, my to do list, one item at a time, along with lots of veggies & water for energy! :-)
As well as you can, eat well and get some exercise! It could save your life or the lives of others around you. Mid morning or afternoon fatigue is caused by insulin spikes through the day. Small portions, more often of protein and fresh greens. Cans of tuna, some nuts and dairy. Grab a green salad when you can or pack some preportioned if possible. Walk a good pace around your vehicle if nothing else or carry a jump rope with you for breaks. Drink your water and rest well when you can!
I'm taking driver's ed, to become a coach bus driver - I've already been offered a job! Yesterday, right about 2pm, my eyes start rolling around in the back of my head and a fellow student starts snoring! What to do?! We discussed it - it's a major safety hazard in transportation. I looked it up online when I got home - diet! and exercise! More protein, some greens and fresh fruit and less starch. Do a search to find more info - it could save your job or even your life!