Monday, February 27, 2012

Help! What do you do when you get a major head cold?
I need something that will give me a boost!
So far I have taken garlic & drank 2 vit. c pkts and taken 2 lysine and a probiotic.
Had some sleepytime tea, slept 4 hours and now at 5 am can't sleep! This time I gave in and took Nyquil. Maybe that will get me sleepy soon....

Friday, February 24, 2012

Words of Wisdom From Mary Kay Ash
Learn to doodle "I can" at the telephone. Then underneath write your objectives. Write your objectives on the bathroom mirror to remind yourself constantly what it is you are trying to do. Remember that it's a good day to go to work and sing in the shower. I think it is good to remember that we don't sing because we are happy. We are happy because we sing. Try to make life a lemonade even though you may be given only a lemon. Success is never an accident. It is always deliberate. Whatever your lot in life, build something on it! Be a risk-taker. Don't be afraid to fail.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Here is my Breakfast Smoothie-
Sour Tropical Peach Mango
by Aimee Henrikson!
here is where the recipe is...
I could drink this all day long!!!
Ok here we go...
I only had 2 large organic oranges left so I juiced those and got 1/2 cup. So then I used organic apples juiced to equal 1 1/2 cup. So a little backwards. then I used 2 cutie mand. oranges to make up for not having grapefruit. Used the 1 tsp of flax oil, used 2 leaves of curly kale, spinach and 1 tsp of Ormus green pwdr. added 2 tsp of pure vanilla extract and wa-la! It tastes great! In the movie Fat, sick and nearly dead they challenge you to fast for 3 days on juicing. I might do that drinking this recipe!!!
My twin girls always like to get involved! Ami sits in her wheelchair so that she can reach things better and pushes the blender buttons. They thought the frozen mango was ice so I gave each of them a frozen mango chunck to eat and they ate it! Camilla loves to play with water so she thought washing the kale and spinach was a blast!

They also wanted to chew on the pulp of the leftover juiced oranges!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

here is what helped me focus on what to eat everyday and keep track of what I was really eating when I lost 10 lbs spring of 2010!

These charts helped me interpret how much fiber I really was eating! This one is from IHC but I looked up several other fiber charts on google and found other decent ones too.

This one I didn't fill out as much but I think that weighing yourself once a week will give you some kind of sign that you may be doing something right. I think I will try this again!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Look at all these Fruits! (&avocados)
90% of these are organic from Harmon's! I love having all of this out on my counters for 2 REASONS:
1. I love having my kids eat them!
2. Get them room temperature to get more juice out of them!
Thanks everybody for your encouragement!!! This is what my transition is looking like so far!!! I wanted to show you how your influence has helped me!!!
Can you believe it? I found yogurt made out of almond milk at Harmon's!!! I just found out about it, you guys may know all about it already:-)

At the very first I had to ask myself what appliances I would be needing the most and how I could make room for them. So out went the knife block and the counter paper towel holder. I hung those on the wall instead which freed up more room. Out came the Kitchenaid again and the spotlight on my blender now right next to the fridge. Still have my juicer out too!
Look at all the almond milk I made today!!! First time that I made it on my own! Aimee had to teach me how to do it so that I wouldn't have to learn a whole bunch when I have my twinners around! Amalee & Camilla had fun taking the seeds out of the dates and pushing the blender buttons!!!

So here is my mason jars out on my counter with the things I think I will be using most right at my fingertips. I tried to carry this way of thinking on each counter space!

I read in Glamour at my hair apt that every woman should have a fun kitchen that reflects your personality since we are in there so much! something like that anyways...

So I added the damask/filigree french look with the bright green-love the green! I loved adding the orange, yellow and even blue in there! I love the pears, oranges and lemons in the towel!