17 weeks and counting…

Seventeen weeks ago, I made a decision that turned into a lifestyle change. After being tired of the extreme bloat that accompanied any dairy meal or product I consumed, I decided to detox for a week. During this week I would only eat vegetation. I would take on a vegan diet for the entire week. This didn’t seem like a difficult task for me being that I’d done two 20-day raw vegan detoxes before. What’s a week at this point? I felt my body needed a break and this was my attempt at giving it one. Well one week turned into two. Two into three. Before you know know it, I was 8 weeks in and not missing meat AT ALL. That is, until I heard someone mention fried fish. I then decided that I’d sparingly reincorporate seafood into my diet. What does “sparingly” look like? Well for me it was eating seafood on the weekends and also if I were outside dining and decided that’s what I wanted, that is what I would have. That worked for me up until about 2 weeks ago when I decided to remove seafood from my diet again. I am now back to eating 100% plant based. Today makes 17 weeks since that first week. With this change came a lot of questions. I will answer a few…

I’m serious this time!

No really. I’m serious. I wanted to insert “lol” but I didn’t, JUST to let you know how serious I am. I am a serial yo-yo when it comes to my weight. Since entering motherhood in 2006, the struggle has been real. I gain. I lose. I gain. I lose. At this point, I’m just…

Unplugged

  One of the biggest gifts received from my vacation was the gift of being completely in the moment without distraction. I didn’t have wifi for about 75% of my time in the UK.  Before traveling I thought about subscribing to a short term international calling plan through my wireless carrier, but I’m so glad…

6 Weeks Post Op!!!

This past Monday made 6 weeks since my breast reduction surgery. A week after my surgery, I shared my first week experience. I have now reached 6 weeks and after meeting with my doctor this past Tuesday, I’ve been cleared to resume normal activity.¬† During my recovery I took a lot of photos as I…

Hello 2019

It’s that time of year again! That time when we reflect on the events of the ending year and set goals for the upcoming year. We make these long lists and often times HORRIBLY FAIL! But guess what???!!! Not this year! No, this year is different. I feel it in my bones! lol We are…

Dear 2018

Dear 2018, You have been a year of clarity and growth. You reintroduced me to myself while also uncovering parts I’d never met. Parts that I’d never been brave enough to welcome or just fought so hard to avoid. You were a year of truth and revelation. A year of acceptance. Along with acceptance came…

Protect Your Space

Would you stand by and allow an intruder to walk into your home and so boldly take your belongings? Take the things that you hold so dear to your heart? I’m going to take a gander at your answer and go with a, “no.” or more like a, “hell no!” In considering the above question¬†AND…

Lunch & The Racist

Today I decided to wash my truck for the first time since I purchased it. There are restaurants a short walk away, so I decided to take the short walk and have lunch while I waited. Well, I walk into the the restaurant and place my order at the bar. As I walk towards the…

ARIZONA

What a great weekend! I returned two nights ago from a weekend of celebration as well as a well needed change of scenery! What a change of scenery it was! I would have to say, Fountain Hills/Scottsdale beared the most BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING SCENES I’ve ever seen rising above the previously leading views of the…