Sunday, October 15, 2017

Sometimes life just gets in the way...

No, I have not disappeared, I haven't fallen ill or anything like that.

I've just been... So. Damn. Busy!

I know, I know you're probably going "Really Ashley, it's been over a year since you've posted Anything at all!" While that may be true that nothing has been posted here, the Facebook page stays fairly active when I have a minute to post something there.  It's not any help right now that Blogger hasn't updated it's App so it'll work with my iPhone or iPad either.

I still cook, pretty much every night, although I've had to change some things around since becoming lactose intolerant recently. (Seriously it's like I'm being punished for something, I had a klondike bar a few weeks ago and thought I was going to need a visit to the ER the stomach cramps were so bad).  It all started when my morning smoothie started not really agreeing with me so I cut down the milk and I was still getting "the gurgles" so I just cut it out completely replacing it with water (yuck) and finally turning to coconut milk and then finally unsweetened almond milk as a suitable replacement.  Not having milk in my coffee was not an easy change for me, but since I'm officially addicted to Stök coffee (Black, unsweetened, OMG it's the best coffee) I've been okay with just a little Soy or almond creamer and no sugar.

I started to cut sugar out of my diet in March when I decided I was almost 40 and it was time to change the way I ate for good.  It started with cutting out sour candy (I was addicted, I'm talking a bag a day, and not the little bags you find in the checkout either, the bigger bags you find hanging in the candy aisle O.o).  I started using MyFitnessPal and logging everything I ate, and it wasn't easy in the beginning but I lost 8# in the first few months just by managing what I ate and trying to squeeze in walking workouts on the weekends (I absolutely love Leslie Sansone walking workouts as well as Tracy Campoli and Jessica Smith workouts on youtube).

I feel better, I fit into my clothes better and I look better.

I am way more conscious about not just what I eat, but what we buy when grocery shopping and what I’m feeding my family. I may never break my Bf of his diet soda habit but I can’t say I haven’t tried🤷🏻‍♀️

Moving forward the blog will feature recipes that my family loves and that I’ve worked to make healthier for everyone.

Hope to see you all back here soon and the first recipes to be shared will be some great ones that I’ve made this weekend 😁