All posts for the month August, 2012

I’m just being Present

Published August 31, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Wow, I can’t believe I finally made it to Friday.  What a hectic week, and a hectic summer.  But, that’s the beer biz for ya.  This weekend I am going to do a whole lot of nothing.  I may do some cleaning and organizing, but nothing other than that.  I’m exhausted.  I may even get back into my meditation.

I don’t know about you, but I happen to believe that everything happens for a reason and is a build from one thing to another.  I believe that our lives are already planned out.  We can either relax and go with the flow or make it harder and struggle and push against our own personal natural order of things.

Since adopting this new way of thinking (for me).  I have felt 100% calmer.  My worrying is minimal, whereas, before I worried all of the time.  I worried about stuff that hasn’t even happened, and quite possibly would never happen.  Now, for the most part I try to stay connected with the very minute I am in.  Not on the one before it or the one after it.

Meditation will help to keep my mind still.  It is so important to be able to find a stillness within ourselves every day.

Oh yes people.  Now that the summer is coming to a close and I will have more time, I am definitely going to start meditating and paying attention to my intuition again.  I have had way to much on my mind that last few months.  Which is natural I suppose.  Since taking on much more responsibility at my job.  But NOW is the time.  🙂

I love living in the now

T.G.I. Thursday

Published August 30, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Yesterday was pretty great.  Everything went smooth and I was home from work in record time.  I was able to make up some meals to get me through the next few days.  I made stuffed bell peppers, meatballs and marinara, and baked chicken with roasted cauliflower and broccoli.  All very yummy.  Being prepared and organized has to be one of the best “pay-offs” I get from eating healthy.  I have a ton of energy.  That alone makes it a lot easier to find the motivation to “get’er done“.

Anyway, I am excited to say HAPPY THURSDAY 🙂  Thursday’s are almost as good as Friday’s.  It’s like Christmas eve.  So today is Friday eve.  🙂

Have a blessed day

Exactly as it Should

Published August 29, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Yesterday was supposed to be a relaxing day with a lot of peace at work.  Well, it wasn’t.  My mom said I keep messing myself up because I say I am going to have a good day before work, and that jinx’s it.  Now, there was a day that I believed that, but since I have come to realize that God is on my side it isn’t possible for me to think that way anymore.  I truly believe that every day of my life is carefully crafted just for me.  Yes, even the bad days.  There is a reason for all days, good and bad.  So let me say, loud and proud, “today is going to be a good day”.  Everything is going to work out just exactly as it should.

Pricing be damned lol

Gastric Bypass Surgery. Yes or No?

Published August 28, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

So, I started another 17 days yesterday.  This one will run until September 12th.  Yesterday my mom called me to tell me that my niece is considering gastric bypass surgery.  Don’t get me wrong, I think the surgery is great for people who NEED it.  For a medical reason not for cosmetic reason.  I have known so many people who have gotten the surgery and didn’t change their eating habits, and they ended up gaining the weight back.  I have also know people who look like death afterwards.

Years ago I was going to do it.  I got very close, but decided to opt out when it came to me that I wasn’t doing it for myself.  I was trying to please others.  As for me I was ok with me.  I have never needed to be thin to feel good about myself.  The only time I have a problem with my weight is when I am in the company of people who verbalize their disdain for fat people.  I have come across quite a few of them.  It’s funny because I listen and think to myself.  HELLO??  Can’t you see me?  Anyway, I have learned that these kind of people are small-minded and have very little couth.

Well, I am off to get ready for work.  Tuesday’s are the BEST day.  Very low volume and home early too.  🙂


Back to My Regularly Scheduled Program

Published August 27, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Back to the good ole routine.  I spent the weekend at the fair.  It was so fun.  The sun wiped us all out though.  I had the best time.  We ate, drank and were very merry.  LOL…  Now I am back to my regularly scheduled program.  I am feeling a bit sluggish this morning and getting out of bed was kind of difficult.

I will be glad to see Wednesday because once I am back to eating healthy the fog will start to life in a couple of days.  I just love having the energy.  I don’t have any plans coming up in the near future, therefore I am looking to get through another clean 17 days and then start on phase two, which is basically adding in brown bread and pasta every other day.

The beauty of the 17 day diet is, it’s not really a diet.  It just teaches you how to eat healthy.  The 17 day part is just how long it takes to get the bad food out of their system.  It’s like withdrawal from anything.  The detox takes some time.

Day 1, My Last Day

Published August 25, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

So last night I had a munchie night.  I just wanted to munch on everything.  Fortunately I kept it clean.  I had a lot of fruit and finally when that didn’t work and I realized I just needed something crunchy, I made popcorn with garlic and reduced fat parm.  Very delicious, made the old fashion way on the stove top.  I use extra virgin olive oil instead of regular oil.  Anyway, I am sure people who have a “normal” diet have days they over eat.  Maybe I will be way less hungry today.  🙂

Wow, I can tell it’s Friday because I am so, not motivated this morning.  I know I have to get moving and prepare my meals for the day if I want to have a nice, easy day.

Day 2 & craving free

Published August 24, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

The proof is in the sugar-free pudding, so to speak.  Yesterday at work one of our accounts brought us pizza from their restaurant, and I didn’t eat it.  Then last night when I got home Roger and the kids wanted to order out.  You’ll never guess what they ordered?  Pizza!!  That is a true test to how well the 17 day diet works.  I felt no connection to the pizza.  Normally I wouldn’t have been able to resist.  It   feels good to be clean and craving free, and all I had to give up was 17 days of junk food.  It’s such a freeing feeling.

I also want to mention that I had been getting a flutter in my chest for quite some time, and in the past week I haven’t had it at all.  I feel so much healthier already.  The body is an amazing thing.  It has the ability to repair itself, even after years of self abuse.

So, I am sitting here at work wondering if I am the only one that has the person in their office that seems to slide their work off on others.  Oh and if they are asked to put in a full days work.  Holy piss on a stick people.  Give this person an award.  Not me, I am going to give him a dollar.  When he asks me why I gave him a buck, I am going to tell him “this way it will be easier for you to pass the buck”.  People are seriously pathetic.  Just do your job, people.  I know it’s unheard of these days, but damn.

Work ethic is a thing of the past

Day 3

Published August 23, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks

Well, I am so close to the end of the first phase of my 17 days.  I feel good.  I have to wonder if there is going to be a way to eat healthy at the fair.  I surely don’t want to over eat and have to go through the cravings all over again.  I’m sure there will be something there for us healthy eaters.  LOL…  It’s supposed to be 91 degrees.  Yikes!!  I’m not a fan of very hot days.  I prefer the fall the most.

What’s not to love

On another note.  I made a really yummy meal the other day.  I believe is worth mentioning.  I am calling it Cabbage Rolls Unrolled.  Take your ground turkey, riced cauliflower mix cook in a large pan.  Add in cut up pieces of cabbage and 1/2 can of spaghetti sauce.  Simmer for a couple of hours.  It is amazing and to die for.  It is a must try.  I also do my stuffed green peppers the same way and call it Stuffed Green peppers Unstuffed LOL

It’s unbelievable the things you can do with cauliflower.  I use like two heads a week and have yet to cook it and eat it the standard way.

Day 4 *-11*

Published August 21, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks


So I did it.  I just couldn’t help myself.  I had to go and weigh myself.  I really need to put those things in the trunk of my car and drop them off somewhere.  On a positive note, I am down eleven pounds so far.  And this by only eating healthy.  Working out still eludes me.  I am hoping that I wake up one day feeling the need to work out.  LOL  I thank God daily for giving me the ambition and the drive to get in some physical activity.  I know people who are actually addicted to working out.  Let me just say, I could use an addiction like that.  


So I have been home for about forty-five minutes and in that time I separated and packaged two large packages of chicken and a large ground turkey.  I have made a big batch of cole slaw, cleaned the kitchen, put on my jammies and now I am taking a moment to blog.  I just felt the need to remind myself of all the things I get accomplished when I am eating healthy.  I have so much energy.  I am trying to find things to do.  

Now is the time to remind myself that when I am eating unhealthy I am a slug.  I lie around, I am not organized, and every little thing sends me into crisis mode.

Another lesson learned.  Life is Good!  🙂

5 days left–>BooYaa

Published August 21, 2012 by Stuff My Brain Thinks


I cannot believe that I only have five days left until I complete a full 17 days of clean eating.  I feel amazing.  I’m not sure if I have lost anything after the initial 8 pounds in the first week.  I am staying off the scale because I don’t want to make it about weight.  That has never worked for me.  The number on the scale is never what I want it to be and I find it very discouraging.  I truly just want to enjoy my life having plenty of energy, focus, and joy.  All the things I get from keeping my food clean.

Today is one of my most favorite days of the week for so many reasons.  First we don’t do deliveries on Monday so there are no loads to check in and my favorite shows are on tonight lol…  I love Bachelor Pad and The Glass House.  I am a complete reality TV junkie.  I am, at this moment, watching the Jerseylicious reunion show.

Well I am off to get myself ready for work.  I will be back this afternoon.  🙂


Home from work.  I have thoroughly enjoyed my evening.  I am about to head up to my room to watch my shows until I fall to sleep.  I have to say my cravings for junk food are pretty much gone.  I find myself thinking “I can’t believe I don’t want anything to eat”  LOL  It’s a good feeling not to get the evening munchies.

I’ll grab myself a sugar-free Popsicle and relax.  G’night!!

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