Tuesday, January 14, 2014

New Year, new me.

I hope everyone survived the holidays and the New Year.  All of mine was uneventful which is very good.  One thing that has changed is my eating habit.  It's not a diet but totally changed what I eat.  My daughter (the oldest) seems to be worried about my health.  I guess because this year, in fact next month I will be turning the big 50.  ugggg!!!!  No really this milestone is not effecting me at all.  The one that really put me in a tailspin was 40,  Anyway, I have started eating a Paleo diet.  What that means is I only eat things that come from the earth.  Meat, very little pure hard types of cheese, eggs, fruits and veggies. My daughter says I can also have small amounts of brown rice and only black beans.  I'm ok with that.  Everything else is gone.  No sugars, wheat, gluten, starch, rice, etc... all that crap that turns to sugar and never leaves your thighs and ass.   This all started two days after Christmas so it has only been about two full weeks but so far so good.  I really have not missed anything.  I also instead of just eating one large meal a day like I use to, I now eat 4 to 6 meals a day.  I really would not call them meals, I have one good meal and a lot of little snacks though out the day. I know from the way I had been eating for the last 5 or so years that my metabolism was completely shut down if not dead altogether.  It will take quite a bit of time before I can wake it up and make it work properly. 

Then next thing I did was join a gym.  I recuited my good friend and that was not hard we use to work out together before.  It really is the only way to get yourself to the gym if you have no discipline much like me.  The buddy system all the way. 

I want to start documenting my new change of life plan here but by no means stop my crafting and card making challenges.  I hope there is room for both with everyone.  

Today's breakfast I created a small scrambled two eggs with mushrooms and 2 slices of bacon.  Normally this would never be enough for me.  Lately I have noticed that I can't eat to much, I get full very fast.  That is a good thing. Even this morning breakfast was a little too much.  Then about 2 1/2 hours later I had a pear sliced up and an orange.  I slice up all my fruit as it make you eat slower which makes you feel fuller at the end.  I will be going to the gym tonight for a couple of hours and today I am only going to do cardio.  The treadmill.  I feel I have to loose weight before I can create any muscle, and so far I have not lost any weight.  Going to try a different strategy. 

As for my crafting side:  

Since Christmas I have gotten back into my craft room and created a couple new things.. Do you mind?  Let me show them off. 
I love my soldier frame.
I call this one "I Mustache you" frame.  

I also started my Valentines crafts.  
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 Last but not least my favorite LOVE mini frames. 
I did not permanently adhere the backgrounds onto the frame so after the holiday you can still use the frames for any other picture you'd like. 

All my frames and crafts are for sale if you are interested just email me.  If your interested in my 3D embellished frames you can see all that I have for sale HERE at my etsy shop.  

Time to go get changed for the gym.  I'll be back to update my progress later and  in the mean time ....

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