Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Forks Over Knives

I just went to see "Forks Over Knives" with my Momma.  I dragged her along in hopes that she might come away from it with a new outlook on the food she eats.  Let's hope it worked!  I thought it was a really informative movie, though slightly upsetting.  It did get me thinking though.  I think I'm going to take the summer to eat a more "whole foods, plant based diet" and see what happens.  Maybe I'll some weight and my skin will clear up, who knows!  I went vegetarian for about 4 months a few years ago, but it really didn't work me, I think the problem was I are a lot of faux meat rather than a lot whole foods.  This time I'm gonna try to just eat more veggies and grains.  Oh, and I'm going to stay out of Chick fil a for awhile.  I probably average once a week (though I've had moments of eating it twice a day), so cutting it out for awhile will probably do wonders for me.  And maybe if my mom sees me making a change, she'll try it too.  The fact that the two main doctors in the movie were in their 70s but looked so young or one of the women they featured got a gold medal in a triathlon at age like 47, while battling cancer (which later disappeared) or that the one doctor's son made a career out of triathlons for over 10 years and then at 34 yrs. of age, decided to become a fire fighter (and could climb up the fire pole using just his arms) should be proof enough that there might something to the idea.

Sunday, May 22, 2011


I'm studying to get my PT certification (who knows if I'll ever use it, but I paid for it, so I want to get it) and I was just reading about posture.  And it occurred to me that I have a Lordosis deviation.  

Now, if you know me in real life, you probably know that I have Cerebral Palsy and this is most likely the cause for my deviation.  It means that I have a tight lower back and hip flexors and possibly weak abs.  Who knew all those doctors and physical therapists who told me I should stretch were right?!  I'm now 30 years old and just realizing, hey maybe I should stretch!  Maybe if I stretched I'd be in less pain on a regular basis, what a concept!  So, here I am making a conscious decision to stretch everyday.  When crossing your legs while sitting becomes slightly uncomfortable, it's time to make a change!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Bush excavation

We've been living in our house for almost 5 years now and there's been this awful bush in the front yard since we moved in.  It blocks most of the front of the house and I've always been concerned with strangers hiding behind it.  Yes, I know I'm nuts.

See, it's huge.  And really ugly.

It was a total of six different trees grown together, plus those awful tiny shrubs that are kinda sticky.  It took all day for my wonderful husband to dig them out.  One broken shovel and one lost (then found) wedding ring.

But look how much better it looks gone!  Plus, no more chance for scary strangers to jump out from behind it!  The only problem is now we have a dirt pit with a bunch of big rocks thrown in and I'm not sure what to do with it!  I kinda want to put my raised bed there, but we get a lot of foot traffic on our street (I think there's a bus stop nearby) so I'm kind of afraid someone will steal my veggies or just ruin them for the hell of it!  What do you think?

Monday, May 9, 2011


I've been pretty sad.  I thought I had moved past it, but recently it's crept back in there and I'm not sure how to fix it.  I think it's a bunch of things all rolled together, but I'm having a hard time seeing past it to something good.  It's turning 30, it's personal loss, it's "hey, I'm not 110 lbs. anymore", it's having skin like I'm 15 again.  It's just a lot.  I wouldn't say my life has ever been easy, but I guess I kinda thought it was doable, and now I'm wondering, "Why me?" a lot of the time.  I find myself crying a lot lately.  I know it's my hormones probably mostly, but that knowledge doesn't really help me feel better about it.  I'm really hoping the next few months are good, heck maybe even the next year!