Wellness Wheel

So often, our overall health is only defined by the number on the scale. While your physical health (including what you eat) is critically important, there are other factors involved in health that are overlooked. If you aren’t ready to tackle the physical “spoke” of the wheel just yet, are there other areas where you can make positive changes?

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Source: Wellness Wheel 

I’m Baaaaack – Restart. Do Over!

I finally got the courage to read this blog again. The progression of the posts is so telling. Especially this one. I didn’t know it then (or I did and wanted to ignore it) but the warning signs were definitely there. I was having a little of this “healthy” food here, a little of that there. Fully justifying each step because the foods were “on my plan.” However, not in the amounts that I was eating them. Before I knew it, I was back where I started. Confused and wondering “How did that happen? I had the PERFECT system in place! All angles covered!”

In the depths of failure, I allowed other aspects of my life to fill up my time and energy. “Out of sight, out of mind” ruled the day with my weight and the scale was sent to the back of the closet. In the back of my mind I thought I might figure it out eventually, but probably not because I had put so much effort into it THIS time and failed. What would be different when I decided to try again? THAT is the question that I have been asking for the last few weeks.

I am still, slowly, working on the answers, but things are becoming more clear with each honest assessment of what went wrong. The feeling of hopefulness is returning and I am starting to feel again like I am not only going to be ok, but I am actually going to be pretty great. This song below helps tremendously!

Warning: Why Your Diet Will Fail You | Courtney Green

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How about we actually like our bodies AND the food we eat for a change while producing the results we want, instead of being the sacrificial lamb at the altar of the fitness Industry? THIS should be the new face of health. Are you with me? Source: … [Continue reading]

Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up | TED Talk | TED.com

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Broccoli Rabe Pasta

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Last night's broccoli rabe pasta turned out fantastic. I have never really eaten broccoli rabe before and I wasn't sure how it would work as the substitute for spinach in this dish, but it did the trick.  Broccoli rabe a bit more bitter than spinach … [Continue reading]

Kale, Kale, and More Kale – Greens Prep

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My kitchen counter during my weekly greens prep looks a little something like this. Towels everywhere, water everywhere, greens everywhere. I would say it takes about a good hour to wash everything, dry, chop, and bag. However, it does make for an … [Continue reading]

Kabuli Pizza Crust – The Best Veggie Pizza So Far

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I found and tried a Kabuli pizza crust after reading about it on the Engine 2 Diet website. It was listed as one of the "allowable foods" for that plan which stresses "plant strong" foods. The Kabuli crusts were hidden in the frozen section of … [Continue reading]

The Longest Five Pounds

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Have we talked plateaus yet? Let's get started, shall we? Good news first. I am happy to report that I reached my next five pound mark and hit 60 pounds total and 263.4! Yay! Bad news...seems like it took FOREVER to do it. That's ok. I am happy about … [Continue reading]

Rock and Roll-y Guacamole Wrap

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I crack myself up..Rock and Roll-y.  Here is the breakfast I made for today- a fresh, gorgeous, healthy, satisfying guacamole wrap. On some days, I just want simple without a lot of fuss. I have major projects and assignments due today and more on … [Continue reading]

Tofu, Rice, and Spinach. Breakfast?

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Tofu, rice, spinach, mushrooms, and onions for breakfast? Absolutely! This is a huge difference from my former typical diet of fast food sausage, cheese, eggs, biscuits, and hash browns. Usually topped off with a cinnamon roll of some sort! After … [Continue reading]