Thursday, December 27, 2012

2013 - where do we go from here?

I've been wanting to be a better blogger for some time now. My problem is this: FOCUS.

What do I focus on?





Diet/Cooking/Recipes for healthy eating?

Can I possibly do ALL of them, and still share with others who are in the "same boat" so to speak?

Then I was thinking..... there can't be a "same boat" since everyone walks their own path.

Some people are looking for advice on Lap-Band and other bariatric surgeries. I have my opinion to share, and am happy to share the experience I've had so far.

Some people have found themselves either recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Wheat Intolerance/Allergy, Gluten Intolerance/Allergy, or want to try a Gluten-Free diet to see if some of their 'problems' go away. (PCOS symptoms, perhaps?)

Some people just found out they are pregnant with triplets, or have triplet infants at home, and are looking for others that have been through the same experience, and have GOOD things to say. I remember how scared I was when I found out I was pregnant with triplets, and how fearful I was all through my pregnancy. Will I carry them full-term? Will I carry them long enough for them to live..... and live good lives? Will I live through the pregnancy (I weighed nearly 300 pounds when I got pregnant with them)

Others are looking for information about fitness. How to start, what to do, what others do. Zumba? Running? Weight training??

Recipes for healthy eating... I've become more and more surprised with recipes out there, that have the word "Healthy" attached to it, and then the first two ingredients are All-Purpose Flour, and Sugar. Um... WHAT?

I have, and want to share, information on each of these. One is no more important TO ME than another. But how..... HOW do I focus so if one of my friends wants my recipe for my Gluten-Free Oatmeal breakfast, that they don't have to dig through 10 posts about my newest running shoes, and 50 posts of pictures of my kids playing with the dogs?

I'm not sure yet, but I want to blog every day. Maybe I need tabs/categories? That might be a good place to start?

Low-Fat Food.... not all it's cracked up to be?

OK.... so I've been trying REALLY hard to read labels, and make good choices at the grocery store. I try to stay on the periphery (produce, meats, dairy....) and stay out of the aisles unless I really, really need something, like brown rice, dried beans, etc.

However.... I am an admitted salad whore. That's alright.... I said it. I'm loud and proud. I love a salad.... packed with tender baby spinach leaves, some nice crisp romaine. Add to that, cucumbers from the garden, bell peppers (NOT from the garden, because no matter how hard I've tried to grow a descent pepper here in Michigan, it doesn't seem to be in the cards. I end up growing meek, thin, Kate Moss looking peppers.... and I like peppers that beg to be stuffed with ground turkey and brown rice!) julienned carrots, since I've now got a nifty julienne slicer..... some home-made gluten-free croutons, a sprinkling of Fromiaggio Quattro, and a nice 2 TBSP serving of Lite Ranch.

I thought I was doing myself a favor, skipping out on some of the fat. Sure.... I remember my Atkins days, when they said "go fully leaded.... nevermind the fat, it's the carbs that count.... get one with 1 carb per serving, and you can have 4 tablespoons if you want" :::::SWOON::::

But then I read this article from HellaWella today, and well..... poop. Atkins was right all along. When they strip out the fat, they have to stuff it with something else. Something MUCH MORE sinister: SUGAR. ::::faint:::::

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

13 in 2013!

Yep......... that's right! Look to the right, and you'll see I've joined the 13 in 2013....... races that is!

My first one is set for January 28th:

local-docals can join me! One of my sons is running too :)