Thursday, April 26, 2012

A very helpful tool: the tiny mighty Fitbit! UPDATE!

Back in October 2011, I decided I needed some help with counting my calories.  Not the calories I consumed.  The ones I burned.  I used Calorie Count for what seemed ages, but it only counted my caloric intake of foods, not what I was putting out.  It was ideal for food journals which works really well and I encourage everyone to write what they eat down but I needed more.  I also wanted something that was convenient to wear and would register my video workouts.  I had looked at some of the HRM watches (which I was skeptical about because really I just wanted to do the calories...I can measure my own heart rate thankyouverymuch), and even considered a Nike + Sportband but it only registered a pace walk, meaning if I am standing in my living room doing TurboFire, it wouldn't show up that I did anything.  I also feared that it wouldn't show me on a treadmill in case I get lucky enough to twist Goose's arm into one someday.  Thinking ahead for the future here people!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Do you have one? You should.

Do you know what  this is? A lifesaver that's what.  I got this pressure cooker for my birthday last year.  Normally I don't ask for appliances for holidays...well okay I didn't ask for this one either.  I had no idea about them!  It came in the mail from my dad, and at first I was like "Whaa? How do I use this?"  Then I tried it.  *angelic voices from above*

Saturday, April 21, 2012

My Saturday mornings have meaning again!

YAY! The Farmer's Market is back in business!  I have been looking forward to it ever since we started shopping there last summer.  It got pretty bad, we were buying ALL THE THINGS it seemed.  Walmart sacks full of tomatoes, and cardboard boxes full of sweet onions every.single.weekend.  It's really become a staple in our house these days.  I just love knowing my food is local and clean and fresh, now that I am better educated.  Here's what we got this day!

Ooooh! So pretty!

Get it together!

I've been on the health craze for a while now, and thought to myself "SELF! WHY YU NO KEEP ALL THINGS YU DO IN ONE PLACE?"  So, here I am, collecting the things I have learned, tested, loved, hated, failed, succeeded and everything in between into one happy place.  If you are like the 3498379 other zillions of people trying to make a better you, then feel free to hear me out with my little bits of wisdoms I have learned along the way.  If you don't want to, I don't care. I'll pull down your underwear.