Welcome to my blog – a site committed to finding the healthier, more vibrant and beautiful you! My goal is to explore all aspects of health; helping you discover your inner as well as your outer beauty. I'd like to invite you to join me and begin your own personal journey to health and wellness. Let’s learn together through sharing our own unique experiences; turning them into growth opportunities. You know, you truly can be all you ever dreamed of and more! It is right here waiting for you to attain, and so much easier when we join together as women and friends seeking the same ultimate goal. I welcome your comments and look forward to getting to know you. May God bless your journey... ~Susan~

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Slippery Slopes & the Leftovers' Lament

Have you ever found yourself intent on a mission to completely devour the Thanksgiving leftovers just so you can be done with them and return to a healthy diet routine? Well, last night we finished off the apple crumb pie and today we’re officially down to one piece of lemon pie and four homemade dinner rolls. The carton of ice cream has been sucked down, as well as the bowl of tangerine salad.

Tom turkey was a BIG bird so he might take a while yet, but I’m seriously pondering the thought of pitching the side dishes right along with all the fat and calories they contain.

Have you noticed how it’s so easy to lose track of your sanity and eat yourself right into oblivion?

Which I might add, is a very unpleasant and miserable place to be. Personally, I've never been able to stop once I started to slide down the slippery slope of calorie laden holiday foods. Before I knew what had happened, I was smack in the middle of January; no healthy food in sight and my exercise routine totally nonexistent. Sugar had become my best friend, even though it left me hurting and hankering for more.

All of that being said, I’ve decided “NOT EVER AGAIN!”

Our Christmas dinner will not be "king-sized". I vow to prepare just enough food to last two to three meals; no more. I’m going to explore ways to reduce the sugar level in my pies so they don’t skyrocket our blood sugar levels clear off the charts. I’ll make my own homemade, chemical-free whipped cream and sweeten with stevia for garnishing the pies. There’ll be a healthy bowl of fresh fruit, a tray of raw veggies and nuts instead of sweets. 

I guess what I’m trying to say is that it’s way past time for wise choices in my life when it comes to how I eat during the holidays...

I do not like the way this over indulgence makes me feel nor do I want to regain weight I worked hard to lose. Tomorrow I return to healthy eating and climb back on my treadmill for my daily workout. My new Omega masticating juicer arrives on Tuesday (my Jack LaLanne died last week) and I can’t wait to get back to juicing again. Since I’ve been drinking organic green juice every morning, I find that it not only completely satisfies all my cravings, but reduces my appetite as well. Combine that with my antioxidant cactus juice, and I feel better than I have in years. Believe me, it sure beats the stuffed, miserable, heartburn path I’ve been on for the last week, hands down. Not going there again!

Are you ready to make a change for the healthier more vibrant you? I welcome your comments and suggestions.

May God bless your journey,

1 comment:

  1. I love your blog Susan...It's great and contains a ton of great information and things we should all be thinking of. Thanks for the sweet reminders.