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A Day Full of Smiles

Published January 31, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Well, its fabulous Tuesday.  My one day a week that I don’t have a lot of work to do.  It’s my filler day.  I am back to loving my job.  Hahaa.  The drama has calmed down.  I hate it when I am a part of drama that I number 1, do not create and number 2 , do not deserve.  From what I understand, a lot of the drama is caused by insecurities on someone else’s part.

I got myself some new make up over the weekend.  I love it a lot.  I love purple eye shadow, so of course that is what I got.  However, the pallet is like the opposite of the smokey eye which is what I have been doing forever now.  Heehehe I learned that from my gal the Glam Fairy.

I can’t wait for the new season to start.  I love my fashion shows.  🙂

Anyway, I am planning a pretty fabulous day.  I am planning a leisurely day of price booking.  It’s kind of like doing a word search.  Rog is off today.  I am hoping to get out at a decent time so we can do dinner together.  Today is going to be a day full of smiles.

 

Just Another Monday

Published January 30, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Good morning and happy Monday!!  I am predicting today to be a great day.  I’m going to go to work.  I’ll just listen to music, relax, and do my work.  I have plenty to do today to keep me busy.  AND Considering this coming weekend is the super bowl, we’ll probably be pushing out a lot of cases.  I remember last year we were able to view the super bowl commercials before they aired.

Anyway, I love a busy week.  Keeps my brain active.

So as far as  my weekend, it was pretty fabulous.  I am glad it’s over though…..  I can’t do more than two days off in a row.  I have to work to keep my life balanced.  To much home=To much Michele.  LOL

I’m prepared for the day.  The apartment looks amazing.  It’s all clean, and rearranged.  Which means coming home tonight is going to be even that much better.  My lunch and my Cobani is made, and I did some dancing this morning instead of the tread mill.  That damn tread mill has no personality.  I want to groove.  🙂

My Morning Coffee

Published January 28, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Good morning!  Today is going to be a pretty great day.  I have nothing planned, but Rog ended up getting today off.  Two Saturdays off in a row?  What’s this world coming to?  Hahaha.  I don’t know but at least it’s going my way for once.

So today, I am going to have to remember how good I have been feeling.  I do not want to get depressed and sad.  I want to have a healthy weekend.  That way Monday wont be so painful.  It seems that when I am eating clean, I am also thinking clean.  I love the way I feel when I am 100% on my game. Saturday be damned!  I will conquer you!!

I am enjoying my peaceful morning.  I am on episode four of the Gauntlett III.  I am planning on watching the entire season throughout the weekend.  I am not going to lie.  I friggen love these people and this show.  I have been watching it for so many years now.  It is  funny to see them so young and green.  Plus the commercials on the internet are not about food.  haha.

Ep 4 Gauntlet III  Click the link to check it out.

Basking in the Feeling of Contentment

Published January 27, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Honey, I’m home….  Boy oh boy, you do not want to be going outside if you live in northern NY.  Specifically, on the Ontario, Canada border.  It has rained all day, and now it’s snowing, and all with a temperature of 25 degrees.  Anyway, I am home, and in from the cold.  I’m not planning on going out at all this weekend.  I have a couple of things I want to get done around here.  I’m also planning on getting in some dancing with my Kinect.  I miss it.  Rog gets home at seven o’clock tonight, can’t wait.

Here he is.  The greatest man I have ever known.  We have been through loads of stuff throughout our twenty-two years, so many adventures.  Nobody will ever know more about me.  There is literally no one else in the world I would rather spend my day with.  🙂

Ok, enough of the sappy stuff.

I am off to separate my chicken breast and portion out my turkey.  I am so close to heading upstairs to get into my jammies, crocs and put my hair up.  It’s comfy time for me.  I’m thinking a nice batch of Parmesan popcorn for tonight’s snack snows awesome.

 

Gearing up for a Healthy & Productive Weekend

Published January 27, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Hey hey hey it’s Friday!!  It’s freezing rain like crazy out there this morning.  I have to wonder if there is going to be any school.  I am kind of hoping, NOT!  That way I don’t have to wake anyone up.  I can enjoy my peaceful morning, and then a peaceful day at work since I will be the only one in the office.  As Curt would say, “I am kind shit of turd island.”  It’s better to be king shit of turd island, rather than just another turd in the bowl.  LOL…..

Anyway, I am hoping the weather get’s better.  We have to go to Potsdam to pick up Jojo.  This should be a good weekend.  I am going to stay home and get some things done.  I may even get some rooms rearranged.  That’s the best way to really get a good cleaning in.

Now,  on the health and fitness side of my life.  All is well.  I haven’t missed a day on the tread mill and I am still clean of processed foods.  I have learned so much about eating those kinds of foods this week.  I have learned that all processed foods are packed with a killer ingredient called sodium.  Ya know, the scary thing is, there are documented tests done on what too much sodium can do to a person.  However, most of the chemicals found in these foods are so new that there is no way to know what damage these additives are doing.  Just like when cigarettes first came out and everyone was smoking.  Smoking was considered socially except-able, and mostly done by the rich.  They didn’t know they were slowly killing themselves.  In twenty years everyone is going to find out that the food industry is just another Philip Morris.  Responsible for the slow agonizing death of many people.  Bastards!

Onward & Upward

Published January 26, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Hey it’s Thursday!  What’s not to like about Thursday.  I finished my workout while watching one of my most favorite shows.  The Challenge.  A bunch of crazies, partying and doing challenges.  Today should be a pretty decent day.  It is the eve of the weekend, gotta love that.  This weekend we are pretty much staying in.  We have our little baby girl this weekend.  I have to make sure I have enough planned to keep me productive.  Since last weekend I lost like two full days.  Hahaha.  I think I slept for most of Saturday and then Sunday I was a miserable wretch.  This weekend shall be better because I am going to be awake and productive 🙂

So anyway, Rog is working tonight until ten, so I don’t exactly have a plan for the evening.  I am fully expecting to get out of work late.  Then I’ll just come home, make myself a healthy meal, watch the Big Bang Theory, and go to bed.  Sounds pretty uneventful but that is exactly what I am into right now.  LOL

 

Ready to Start the DAy

Published January 25, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

I’m sitting here watching Dr. Oz.  It’s about food addictions.  Wow, surprise!  They are saying the food industry adds things to food that make them addicting.  Hmmm, that’s a shocker.  Therefore, I suppose the commercials that are on constantly promoting these processed foods, is kind of  like the drug pusher on the street, except that the food industry is a multimillion dollar industry.  So, in my opinion, the food industry is more dangerous.  It’s insane to me that marijuana is illegal, but loading our foods with foreign chemicals is perfectly ok.

Well, I am off to finish getting ready for work.  I am actually looking forward to it, but that could change quickly.  My meals and snacks all prepared for the day.  Workout done!  So now at least I can face it with my best foot forward.  Then it’s home to spend the evening with the family.  Rog and I are making stuffed bell peppers.  Mine made the healthy way, and his with rice and beef.  I am definitely feeling more content this week.  I just love peace and contentment.  I used to be the kind of girl who wanted excitement and adventure.  LOL  Wow, I just don’t have the energy for all that anymore.

Oh and let’s not forget, The RW Challenge starts tonight Battle Of The Exes  Yay, I love it.  One of my favorite shows.  And Survivor starts February 15th.  Can’t wait.

 

More on Sodium

Published January 24, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

OK so, after looking around the net for some answers on the whole topic of sodium and what it does to the body.  I found that eating to much sodium can cause fluid to pool around the heart causing it hard to beat regularly.  This is the leading cause of congestive heart failure.  We don’t want that, now do we?

Oh an of course there is the little matter of high blood pressure which I found is not so little after all.  In the past I never worried about having high blood pressure because I didn’t show any signs of  it.  Now of course, I feel a lot differently.  I now know that I can go on for ages with high blood pressure, and if never tested or detected could very well lead to heart disease and or stroke.  I didn’t know that if I have high blood pressure it would require my heart to work twice as hard.

Osteoporosis or brittle bone disease is another condition that is linked to high sodium intake.  Taking in to much sodium will cause the calcium in our bodies to be pushed out threw urination.

Well, that is some of the negative things I have found while looking around the net this morning.  None of which are very attractive.  I am going to think twice about eating foods that contain massive amounts of sodium.  Aside from all of the above mentioned disease and conditions caused by over use of sodium, for me, the worst in the bloating and irritability.  I hate it.  It takes me a week to get rid of the fluid added to my body from eating dinner at Pizza Hut just one night.

Waging War on Sodium

Published January 24, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Good morning, and happy Tuesday.  I got my workout in and my meals and snacks prepared for the day.  Today is a fun day of ripping statements and stuffing envelopes.  I am feeling 100% better already, and it’s only been one day.  Once again, I am on the mend.  Can someone please remind me how bad I feel after eating those evil foods of the world lol…  It’s funny how I don’t remember how these foods effect me until after I have eaten them.  I mean, it’s not like they haven’t had the same affect on me over and over again.  I must be a slow learner hahaha…..

I have to find a way to hate processed foods.

I am popping back and forth to a site that has some food additives and what they do to the body.  First and for most, Sodium!  I knew it caused me to retain fluid, and maybe have high blood pressure which really I didn’t think much about.  However, I didn’t know that it would lead to stroke and heart disease.  My sister suffered a stroke last year.  She didn’t even know it for months.  She is damn lucky to be alive.  So today, whenever I get a moment I am going to find everything I can about the dangers of sodium.  Since all processed foods are loaded with it.  Hating sodium would be a great way for me to eliminate a lot of junk from my life.

Ohh and just in case you want to check out the article I am reading, you can go here Food Additive List

Why do I Eat Processed Foods

Published January 23, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

I have been doing some reading on all the ill effects of processed foods.  We all know what foods they are.  Basically anything from a drive thru, a box in the frozen food section of your grocery store and meats like hot dogs, lunch meats, and bacon.  From what I have read, these foods are shown to cause an increase in depression.  I know this always happens to me.  Every time I eat these types of food I can almost guarantee that I am going to become depressed and miserable.  Why do I do it then?  Your guess is as good as mine.  I figure I may as well learn everything I can about the harm of eating this shit.  Maybe then I will stop.  Or at the very least, have it a lot less than I do now.

If you want to read a really detailed article about the dangers of processed foods and what to avoid, you can visit Puristat.  I got a lot out of it.  Oh and I wanted to mention that diet soda is considered a processed food and is now being considered one of the leading causes of stroke.  Thankfully I quite that stuff a long time ago.  msnbc did a pretty good study on that one.

So as I can see.  There are so many reason for me to stay away from this stuff.  Not only does it contribute to depression, stroke, diabetes, and heart disease, it also packs on the pounds due to water weight.

Ugggg, so I guess there isn’t a lot of good to say about this stuff.  Yea, it taste good, but that’s it.  Not worth it.

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