So this is a day late – no surprise with everything I have going on. I am feeling a teeny bit discouraged as I had to go in for blood work for my hormone levels and found out Friday that all hormone levels have completely crashed again (I thought my tiredness was due to the whole stress of baby Izze’s adoption going to litigation). Last year when I tested, my estrogen was on the high side of normal and everything else was practically non-existent. With all the work I have done with diet and exercise I was pretty confident I would have much improved levels. What a let-down…. The good news is that I can change my prescription and actively do something about my hormones (which is a lot more than I can say about litigation!). I started my new medication on Friday night and am keeping an eye on things – if I am not much improved by Valentine’s day I will have to go back for additional testing. So I guess I should be super elated that my weight is staying very constant through this holiday season. Started some new exercises this week and am definitely feeling it (am I sick to say I actually really like that feeling?). Hoping you are all having a safe and joyous holiday season! If you are not sticking to your eating plan, you can always start again January 1st, right?!
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diet • exercise • healthy eating • December 21, 2011
Update for Week 4 Phase 3
by Shelly Mathie
chicken Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash 2 8 oz chicken breasts, cooked and shredded1 2.5-3 pounds spaghetti squash, cut in half and seeded1 1/4 cup enchilada sauce, divided1 medium zucchini, diced1 cup shredded pepper jack cheeseI always cook my chicken in the slow cooker for about 4 hours on low. Then shred when somewhat cooled.To prepare spaghetti squash: Prick with a […]
breakfast Best Home-made Granola This recipe was shared with me by Hannah Silva a few years ago. Truly the best granola I have ever had! Super easy to make too.3 cups rolled oat1 cup raw pumpkin seeds1 cup raw sunflower seeds1 cup unsweetened coconut chips (If I can’t find them, I just use shredded coconut)1 1/4 cup raw cashews1/2 […]
diet The Ever-Elusive “Perfection” I’ve been thinking a lot about perfection. Is it possible to obtain perfection in this lifetime? The scriptures talk about “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” (Matt 5:48) And yet, if we were perfect we would have no need of Christ and His atonement. It is my […]