Friday, July 22, 2011


Today I am happy. I am thinking about so much.

Starting about 7 years ago, we got on a health/organic kick. Our house had healthy food, snacks, and homemade goodies. Even our soap and shampoo had no harsh chemicals. About a 1 1/2 years ago, we decided to save money. I still bought healthy food but less and less. Now, as I look at our groceries I see sale items that (while helpful and easy) are not healthy.

Over the past 1 1/2 yearsI have gained weight, lost energy, and been sick more than I have in a long time.

I have felt a gentle push to get back to the healthy. Lastnight as I lay awake until 3AM, I watched a netflix movie on being vegan. Although, I'm not up for being completely vegan, I knew that I had to get back to healthy.

I know it's better for us in the long run, and I never feel more proud to feed my family than when I bless them with wholesome food with no chemicals.

So, I'm getting back on track. Starting today, with what I have.

Tonight is our family movie night. We always have a pizza (take out or frozen usually) and a treat. I could NOT stand the thought of grabbing a pizza, so I made our own whole wheat pizza and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Just like we used to. Not the healthiest foods, but I know every ingrediant in it, and that matters to me!
The next thing that has really been on my mind is dressing feminine and modest. I need to revamp my clothes a bit. Not a complete overhaul, but a move toward feminine. I'm a pretty modest person, so no problem there, but I'm looking for budget friendly ways to dress while still being a stay at home mom. I love the thought of my husband coming home to a beautiful wife everyday. My problem is finding realistc clothes. For example: I love Shabby Apple and Anthropologie, but I can't see myself wearing that type of stuff daily. I would love to, but I have to be realistic. So, while I may have a few really wonderful pieces, I need some everyday/affordable pieces as well.
I'm excited for tomorrow. Can't wait to spend the next two days with my wonderful husband. Pssst....I get to go on a date with him on Sunday. Yay! Oh and, I'm so very proud of him. He got a promotion at work, and starts a whole new job/training/schedule Monday. Congratulations handsome!
My cell phone quit working a few weeks ago, and although I love hearing from my sweet friends, I have loved life without it. No mindless game playing or checking in with facebook. It's not holding me down and making me "available" whenever to whoever. I got my new phone in the mail today. I chose a Blackberry. I don't know how to use it really, but I do know there will be no facebook added to it. I just don't want it there.
I have been really tired lately. I blame it on the endless heat. Last week I got really sick to my stomache on Monday. Then again on Thursday. Dan *joked* that maybe we were having a baby. I really hoped it was true, and come to find out Dan was hoping too (even though he has had surgery, we both hoped). After a few days, we knew I was not....I was really sad, but it's okay. It's a choice we made.

Those thoughts have been running through my head today. **I hope God blesses your socks off this weekend.** Can't wiat to show you our new rooms!!


Heather said...

You're so inspiring, Friend, in so many ways. Hmmm... food for thought on all fronts of your post today. Glad I stopped in :)

Crystal said...

I'm so glad you stopped by my place!

Good luck on your healthy eating journey! We are on the same journey and have been for about 2 years now. We're by no means perfect, but I do love feeding my family well. I share healthy, whole foods recipes on my blog and also our frugal menu plan each Monday! We live on a very tight budget and I often feel the tug of coupon clipping and buying cheaper processed foods, so I know how you feel! It is doable though! It just takes a little extra time planning and making things from scratch! :)

I'd love to know what whole wheat pizza crust recipe you used. We're having pizza Friday night and I'm trying a new whole wheat recipe because I just haven't found one I like!

Kim said...

Just curious as to what film you watched on Netflix. I've been on a documentary watching kick (in re: food) and am trying to make changes for myself and my family as well. Small steps, but making some progress. Best wishes on the changes you are endeavoring to make.

Tricia said...

I can relate on just about ALL of these. It's amazing how I am seeing the parallels of your post with my life.



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