Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Back again...

So, I have been a little out of commission when it comes to this blog—and I hope you will find for good reason. First of all, I had a ton of homework--I was in my last semester of school. I now I have earned my Master of Education degree--yippee! :) Secondly, at the end of December, I found out I was pregnant! A few weeks later, I found out I was having TWINS! Yes, TWINS! They are due August 21, 2010 and my son will just be 2 years and a little over a month old. I am still soaking in this information... how our lives will be busy!

Now I must confess, in the midst of it all, I have been a bad eater! I crave salty fried food... while not all bad if cooked in the right oils, man; you have to watch the calories and portions! Thankfully, I haven't packed on the pounds as quickly as I did with Brinley--60 lbs total (yes, I was a beast!). I am praying that I will have self-control and good judgment when it comes to eating. My whole being stands for healthy, holistic nutrition and when I pregnant, I am always super sick and crave junk... so pray, pray!

I have been a big proponent of Juice Plus and have been taking it with this pregnancy. I did with my son and I am back on it again. I was taking the pills, but I couldn't keep them down so Brinley and I are sharing the Juice Plus Gummies. If you are interested in what Juice Plus is, check out their site: https://www.juiceplus.com/nsa/content/Welcome.soa. Basically, they are "pills” that you would be tempted to call vitamins or supplements--buy they are not either! It is food that contains about 17 different fruits, vegetables and grains, pretty much dehydrated into a pill that naturally contains the vitamins you need on a daily basis. I think the company tags the Juice Plus as a "whole based food product." Check it out! If you are interested in it, I have a friend that introduced it to me about 4 years ago and she could give you great info on it.

Now, I was sitting around watching Jamie Oliver's "Food Revolution" sneak peak this past Sunday on ABC. Man was it a great show for all to watch! I wanted to call everyone I know and get them to tune it! Thankfully, the premiere will be this coming Friday, I believe at 8 pm EST. I encourage you all to watch it. Jamie seeks out the most unhealthy, obese city in the world--which happens to be right around the corner from us in VA--it is in Huntington, WV. He goes into a school system and is shocked to see pizza for breakfast is served for the kids, not to mention the processed other foods--like powdered potatoes and meats filled with a long list chemicals that are hard to pronounce. I was shocked! Now, I know that Americans are on the easy, fast food train, but, boy was I shocked to see that it was that bad. I mean, the school was following the guidelines of the USDA--considering french fries as a vegetable. Here is the site if you would like more information: http://abc.go.com/shows/jamie-olivers-food-revolution. Please watch the show if you can and come back with your thoughts!

1 comment:

  1. I had no idea you were a health foodie! I love it, so am I! :) I'm going to start perusing your blog now...

    I LOVE Jamie's show. So funny, same reaction as you: "I must tell everyone to watch this!"

    Once you go organic/nutritional/raw it's so hard to eat anything else, and the health benefits are fantastic!

    Keep up the awesome work girl, and sooo excited for your with your new babies on the way. You're going to be just fine :)