gold-medal-sasslete said: Glad to hear from you! Hands fown, you are the most inspiring and compassionate Tumblr I follow. The way you love and accept yourself and your body has really helped me be more positive about my own.
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave this message. Thank you so much.
- Get applesauce without added sugar to avoid defeating the purpose of even using applesauce.
- Non-fat original flavor is my favorite option for this.
- Mmmmmm….. Pancakes.
- Grated cauliflower has a similar texture to quinoa, so obviously it’s good.
- Chia seeds are a superfood and if you’re a magical mermaid unicorn like me, you need superfood TO THRIVE.
- Sounds weird, but try it in brownies. Yummmmmmm.
- Avocado literally makes everything better and you can’t tell me otherwise.
- Frozen grapes are my heroine. I can’t stop, I won’t stop.
- I’m not a pasta lover, but I actually love zucchini pasta. Very fresh and doesn’t make you go into a food coma.
- DO IT.
- Less sugary, less chemically, all natural delicious fizz.
- When I picture eating mayo, I picture putting it on my skin and it makes me never want to eat it. I know this has nothing to do with that, but just thought I’d throw it out there.
- Popcorn is made for watching movies and also made for me spilling 60% of it onto my lap. Make sure to skip the butter, light on salt.
- Almonds are protein and are awesome. Just do it. GET LEGS.
I actually am losing weight the same way since I am using weight watchers again. The only difference is that I have a lower daily points allowance this time around.
One thing I am doing differently this time though is I am eating breakfast twice or I suppose just splitting it up (yogurt and then an egg) and eating a late lunch to keep myself from snacking on highly processed gluten free foods. If I am hungry during the day I eat fruit, vegetables, hummus and brown rice crackers, etc.
I was able to maintain my weightloss for a long time by moderation and sustainable eating. The best thing you can do is to plan a lifestyle change - always think longterm not short term. When choosing things to eat, pick items that are healthy, filling, and that you enjoy.
A lot of people swear by substitutions and I love this as well. Some substitute diet soda for real soda, stevia for sugar, plant based milk for milk. For me personally, I substitute yogurt for cereal and fruit popsicles for ice cream.
Whether you are walking the dog, running, jogging, swimming, going to yoga, zumba, hiking or even just walking the mall - just do something to get your body moving. Don’t let anyone tell you that an activity does not count as exercise.
Thank you for the love & kindness friend <33
I am really sorry for my absence. I have gained about 35-40lbs while recovering from surgery and I have been struggling to lose it. Today I finally noticed changes and it is really nice to see. I had been at a stand still and it has made me feel a little discouraged.
I haven’t weighed and I probably won’t but I will say that I had gotten back up to 165 - 170. Hormones, surgery, icecream for my throat really made me backslide. Life happens, weight happens.
After my initial weight loss I was around 135. At one point 170 was amazing but now it feels odd on me. Having to buy larger jeans, having my clothes fit tight, just dealing with these emotions while dealing with my post surgery stuff was hard.
As so many of you know weightloss is a balancing act, balancing health, mental health, parenthood and schedules. Figuring out what works and what is needed for various stages takes time and sometimes that very first stage of weightloss is deciding that you love yourself unconditionally at any weight, be it 170lbs or 130lbs.
Second time on WW is still going well. I picked up some yoplait yogurt in all kinds of amazing flavors and have been eating that for breakfast with an egg instead of cereal and soy milk. (Mini update: Soy milk is no more, we had issues. Post on this to follow.)
I had my first tonic clonic seizure since having my VNS turned on. It took almost a week to recover and I bruised ribs, again. Okay though, time will heal and soon I will be back to some sort of better. Like my dear friend always says, high hopes.
Speaking of her, prayers and high hopes for her. She is going through a rough time and could really use a little extra good thoughts going her way.
Wedding plans are still moving along, I am having cold feet about my venue though. I just feel like something so expensive should not be so inflexible. I cannot be married at the time I want or end at the time I want, etc. I am beginning to feel like although I love the arch I am settling on the details.. It may be time to cancel before it is too late and look around.
Never settle, Ladies. Know your worth.
Keep your standards high
Zen Proverb (via purplebuddhaproject)
Raising daughters is interesting. I have never raised a boy so I have no insight, but I can say girls are interesting. I know princess culture is not a new thing. I know that it is probably as old as time itself just with today’s marketing it is princess on steroids.
I think my daughter’s introduction to Princess everything was my fault, to be honest. I wanted her to see The Little Mermaid because it was my favorite & then The Princess and the Frog and it just took off from there. My daughter became Princess obsessed and honestly I didn’t mind. I didn’t mind her princess barbies, her princess room or her princess toys. What I do mind is this belief that princesses act in a way that means demanding things, not listening, being rude or cruel. When my parents or strangers reward my princess obsessed little girl for bad behavior by calling her a princess like it is cute - I mind.
The biggest offender by far is my stepfather, he means well and we love him but he is not always helpful while I am parenting. When Rae is acting up he sometimes forgets that they are special grandparents in the sense that they are around 24/7 which means they need to support not deter the lesson. So he will interject with “but she is a princess so it is okay” and think it is funny.
The thing is though that this is not funny. This gives my daughter praise for less than desirable behavior. I do not care what anyone’s parenting technique is or where anyone stands on parenting - part of parenting is preparing a child for the next phase of their lives. Letting my child believe that being demanding and impatient is “good behavior” is not going to help her. For the rest of her life she will get more from being kind and will most likely have to hurry up and wait for most things.
I have been lucky enough to be a little girl and now a grown woman with real life princesses in the world - and I do not remember either of them ever, EVER behaving in such a way.
Even Disney Princesses, although they tend to fall in love too fast and may be a naive at times are not hateful. These Princesses are kind, brave, hardworking, giving.
When my daughter is misbehaving, being rude, not listening I tell her that she talks a whole lot about being a princess but she is not acting like one. Princesses are kind, they care about other’s feelings, they listen and are polite. I will tell her this as long as she is princess obsessed.
I don’t know about anyone else but if my child is going to be princess everything, I would rather my child look up to princesses like Kate Middleton than to this notion that behaving badly or having poor manners is okay because it is ‘princess behavior’.
Sometimes it really hurts my heart that there are so many people out there that don’t understand how wonderful they are.
Each and every person has their own story. Billions of stories and so may people think theirs aren’t important.
A common humanity connects us all, but each one of us has a perfectly individual perspective that is unlike any other.
The way you see the world around you is just as unique as you are. Every single story is remarkable.