Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A healthier life, is a happier life

        Have you noticed how much our lives are based around FOOD!? As American's we LIVE TO EAT, NOT EAT TO LIVE.  EX: wake up, "What am I going to have for breakfast? I wonder what mom packed me for lunch?" then after lunch around the end of school we're all complaining how hungry we are! get home, eat an after school snack. "What's for dinner? Is there going to be dessert?" Not to mention all the time we spend snacking in-between that.
    So recently (one week ago today actually) I started a full body cleanse! Basically it breaks the addiction ALL of us have, to artificial sugars and junk food. Well really it breaks the addiction to any sugar seeing as how it calls for no fruit for a while! I can already feel a difference in my body! :) I have more energy and can focus on things better! Although it's been hard... really hard, it has been fully worth it! :) and I haven't caved yet!

Tonight's Dinner.... :)

( glycemic, Mediterranean science ) 
WEEKS 1 & 2: 
               Meats: Chicken, turkey, fish, eggs. No red meat, dairy or pork, ever.
               Veggies: All, but potato's (excluding sweet potato's) lots of wild yams, mushrooms, leafy greens,
                             broccoli, cabbage, Brussel sprouts, turnips, kale, collard, water crests, tomato's,  
               Nuts: All unsalted/seasoned nuts (no peanuts)  
               Salad Dressing: "Bragg's and or garlic, olive oil, tarragon, vinegar, pepper.

WEEKS 3 & 4:
                Add a new FRUIT each day; best = grapefruits and berries. 
                Drinks: dilute odwala, bolthouse, pure pomegranate (best), organic fruit juices (100% fresh  
WEEKS 5 & 6:
                 Add a new legume each day; best = beans, peanuts (unsalted), peas, soy, soy milk  
                (unsweetened), and lentils.
               Add organic cereals, whole wheat breads, whole wheat (brown) pastas. Also add a Whole wheat every 3 days; corn, brown rice, wheat.          

So what I have written down is what I get to eat for the next 8-9ish weeks. I'm just finishing up week one so I have just one more week until I can eat GLORIOUS fruit!!

Friday, March 11, 2011


 I was out in my back yard today standing in the warm sun! 
When i looked down and guess what i saw!?
 This BEAUTIFUL little flower!!

I just wanted to take a minute to say how much I love warm weather!
It makes you feel like running around and screaming, and it's so much less depressing! 
With the warm beautiful sun out shinning down on you! ah, i can't wait for SUMMER!! 
things i especially can't wait for:
shorts, tank-tops, swimming, traveling, beach, thunderstorms, sunsets
I need spring to come quick because these random spurts of 
good weather keep getting my hopes up! 

(so keep growing for me little guy, I'm desperate for the sun!)

Sunday, March 6, 2011



          its not snapping the pictures that makes photography so great for me, its what comes right before! being able to look at the giant world through that little lens for just a few moments...
i feel like it simplifies everything. when you look at a boy slurping his shake from a straw that's what you get, he's not a boy that is scared of not fitting in or saying the wrong thing. i guess what i'm trying to say is, focus on the BOY not the annoying sound he's making by slurping his shake. :) we can all learn a lot from photography because it  makes you operate in the present, focus on the little things, and remember the good times.  learn to live in the NOW, take a big deep breath and focus on what's around you now, so you don't miss it later.