Monday, January 23, 2017


Yes, changes have been going on for some time now.....good changes....great things, new opportunities......

So..................I'm back to blogging...will update on a few fun things in the coming days/weeks.

First I'm going to write out on the WWW that I commit to putting ME FIRST!  Effective T*O*D*A*Y.  This is, I'm confident as I write this, the reason why things just don't stick.  I make plans, sometimes grandiose plans, and just fail on the execution.  Failure is no longer an option.

2017 - I commit to fulsome journey to health:

1.  Focusing on foods that nourish, rather than tickles the taste buds and then hangs off my hips!
2.  Water.....I'm restarted my lemon water, LOVING THIS.  So much easier to drink in the winter, for me anyway, rather than plain old water - cold water in the cold weather doesn't do it for me.
3.  Corporate Rate at the Gym....what's not to love about this?  Also can add on up to four family members - and adult children count!  My two daughters already belong to the same chain of gyms, so I can spend time with them at the gym and we can cheer each other on (oh, and they can carry my sorry @ss out of the gym after I work out!).

Feels so good to get that off my chest ;)

Back soon!


Tuesday, August 9, 2016

It's Corn Season on the Farm - and it's all about the vegetables...clean eating...lots of physical activity!

Gotta love this time of year - well, at least I would if I wasn't working 16+ hour days...

That said, there's a lot going on - both of our corn/vegetable stands are humming, our local town Saturday morning Farmer's Market is doing very well, and life is generally great.....except for the lack of sleep.

On the weight-loss/fitness front, I'm down 13.9 lbs since May 1, so I'm calling that a stellar win!

Onwards and downwards :)

Here is a photo from this weekend's farmer's market.

...and here's a link to who we are!  Golden Sweet Corn at G 'n G Fresh Market

Monday, July 4, 2016

The battle is on!

...and I'm going to win it!

May saw me down 4.8 lbs.
June down 1 lb and 4.5 inches - I'll take it (wish I had measured myself at the beginning of May - but whatever!)

Today I start the 21 day fix with a WW friend who is just starting her Beachbody life as a trainer.  I'm excited having formal tools to support the work I've done so far.

Looking to stay focused, plan, and do the work required.  Summer vaca, for me, starts on Wednesday, so I will have lots of time to do what needs to be done for this challenge, as I go back to work on the 25th...the day after the challenge ends.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Time for a Change and Commitment

Blah, blah, blah, right? Nothing I haven't said before.......but this time is it!

I have a 21 day challenge I's run by my functional massage therapist...and I'm gonna kill it! It's Sunday at 12:20 - I'm currently sitting in my work office trying to get a few things off my to do list for the week - and decided that starting with getting a few things off my chest first would be a good start. I'm fed up. With my lack of sticking power, my lack of being able to get through a full day without dizziness sidelining me....that's the crux of it really. Meniere's is an evil thing - and sidelines you when you least expect it.

So, joined this challenge - it's paired with another challenge I'm doing at work - The Global Corporate Challenge (which so far, 11 days in, my team is rocking btw!). It all begins for me tomorrow morning....well, the work part of it does anyway.

1. Up at 5:30 and have my oatmeal
2. Go for a 15 minute walk
3. Do my 26 minute weight training
4. Jump in the pool and do 20 minutes of laps and whatever, as long as I keep moving
5. Prep protein smoothie for the drive to work
6. Clean up, go to work with amazing food prepped and packed for my day
7. 9:30 - yogurt and berries
8. Noon - salad, protein, fat
9. Walk for 20 minutes
10. 3:00pm - protein and veg snack
11. 5:00pm - go home and do some gardening (average 90 minutes/day if I don't have late meetings) 12. 6:30pm - protein and veg supper - now this one is tricky - I'm going to do a lot of precooking for me for this challenge as my husband, being a full-time farmer often doesn't find his way to the kitchen until 8:30 or 9pm, and that's too late for me. It is an opportunity, though, to get him eating a lighter evening meal.
13. 7:00pm - more gardening or a swim
14. Prep food for next day while getting DH's supper ready
15. Shower and bed by 9:30....I need my 8 hours of sleep/night otherwise my dizziness (and personality) leave something to be desired!

 ...rinse repeat!

 Wish me luck - and send along some Gorilla tape or Crazy glue so I stick with it!