Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Life is Good

Life is good....real good...very good.  Just think about it.  No matter what you have going on, you DO have a life and that's a good thing.  I am a positive person.  So much so, that I can't be around a lot of negativity.  It just weighs me down.  When that happens, I have to regroup.  Normally, I shut out the world by going for a walk, whether it's through my neighborhood or at one of my favorite parks.  Nature always resets my mind and makes me feel better.  Or being around kids.  I love to hear their laughter and conversations.  My granddaughter is 3 1/2 now.  She is so much fun to be around - even on her bad days (which I admit are few and far between).What do you do to reset and get away from the every day things that are weighing you down?

Big news!  Honey-Buns and I have been eating healthy since the beginning of the year - January 4th to be exact.  Honey buns has lost 60 pounds - yay!  Me?  One pound away from 25.  We're watching portion sizes - measuring our portions of rice, 4 ounces of meat, etc.  I have been cooking fresh vegetables only and we always have a green one - green beans (snap or pole beans), asparagus, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli.  If I have a carb like rice or potatoes, we measure it out.  I have found lots of great healthy recipes online that we are always trying out.  Our favorite is a chicken/spinach/tomato spaghetti one that uses sundried tomatoes.  I feel like such a chef whenever I make it - lol.  I've cut out all sodas and drinks, only drinking water and milk.  I can see such a huge difference in my skin since increasing my water intake.  I really am hydrated now - inside and out.

I have been walking, but it seems like if I walk too many times during the week, my weight increases.  I have the weirdest metabolism of anyone I know.  It doesn't help that I'm going through peri-menopause either.  Oh is what it is.  I'm happy that I made my driver's license tell the truth on my weight for a day or two.  I will have to change my weight when I renew them this summer, but this time the weight change will be in a good way.  And THAT makes me happy.  :)