Tag Archive | healing

Green Power Punch

This is the recipe for the juice from yesterday’s post. I do not lay claim to this recipe, and I do not know where I got it from…I suspect that it originally came from the juicer pamphlet that came with my machine, or something equally cheesy. This is sincerely the best green juice I have […]

Farmer’s Market Reboot

This roller-coaster of life has given me many excuses to continue to start and stop my weight loss for the last year. Although I could justify them all, I will preserve some of my dignity by just saying that they were essentially unjustified excuses. I make progress, then backslide, then get back on track…over and […]

I am ‘Hungry For Change’

I am 'Hungry For Change'

Have you ever heard something at just the right time in your life to be receptive to it? I have. I enjoy these little moments…these little epiphanies.

I just watched the new documentary ‘Hungry For Change’ and it has been an eye opening experience.

I have been working for weeks to transform what is in my refrigerator for the opportunity to lose this weight and feel good about myself again. I have tried the “program” diets, and they don’t work…ok, they do work, but it is not a permanent solution, and as you can well see by my before picture, when the weight comes back IT BRINGS FRIENDS. This documentary has told me what I have always suspected and TRULY needed to hear today.

It is possible to lose the weight.

It is possible to feel good about yourself.

It is possible to do this without going broke or killing yourself at the gym.

Did you hear that? I feel like I was just given permission to live. One of the best pieces of advice that I absorbed from this documentary was that if you add in extra fruits and vegetables, you start to crowd out the bad things in your diet. Add some more cucumbers to your salad, add some vegetables to your tomato sauce, and your body will respond by telling you that it feels better…and you will keep going and losing and getting happier. You can play with portion sizes later, you can worry about fat content later, you have to start somewhere, right?

My biggest “take-aways” from this documentary:
1. Don’t diet. If you are putting food in your mouth, you are on a diet, a diet is what you eat, not a punishment.
2. Watch your sugar, try to cut it out, and for the love of God, stop using those chemical sugar substitutes!
3. I see a juice fast in my future.

Watch this documentary. You owe it to yourself to understand what I am blabbing about. Do it whether you have weight to lose or not, because YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT.

p.s. If you click on the photo it will take you to the free online premiere of ‘Hungry For Change’ on their website. But is only online for free until March 31, 2012.

Why “Spitfire Strength”?

It speaks to me. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a spitfire is: A quick-tempered or highly emotional person This defines me undoubtedly. Urban Dictionary adds an extra spin that I love, which references a different spitfire, the British dogfighter plane from WWII: …graceful-yet-deadly… This defines what I want to become. Now, strength, that is rather self-explanatory. […]