Monday, September 20, 2010

MIA No More!

I first want to thank those of you who sought me out 
to see if I was OK! 

 I apologize that I didn't place a post stating my circumstances last week.  So I'll brief you a little on what's been a-happenin' in my life.

Several projects that my hubby and I are involved in all seemed to accelerate into high gear all at the same time last week.  I found myself spending hours at a time either on the phone, emailing and shuffling papers.

On top of that, I started an online art class that I had signed up for a while back.  I, again, spent many hours getting to know the system we are using and meeting the teacher/students...many posts and projects the first week.  Not to mention doing the actual projects, taking pics and posting.  It's really a lot of fun...just takes time to get in the groove.
You can check out the artist and her classes here:   WYANNE

OK so moving right along!

My... ISSUE...seems to have worked itself to speak...since I have started a routine of drinking the following as my breakfast first thing in the morning...
                           1 scoop Chocolate Jay Robbs Whey Protein Powder
                           1 scoop Super Seed  (thanks for letting me know about this Rosalie!)
                           8-12 oz Unsweetened Almond Milk
                           ice - depending on how thick you want it...
                           I use anywhere from 3-8 cubes
                           (I'm sure there are some other goodies,
                           like Barleans fish oil, you could include)
Blend all of the above ingredients in a blender until all the ice is crushed... pour and enjoy!  

This divine mixture has encouraged my system to LINE UP!!!  So, that part of my body is working better these days!

One other thing I dealt with last week was another health issue I have been fighting for almost 2 years. 
I have a patch (for lack of a better term) of psoriasis on the bottom of my foot that I just cannot seem to get rid of. Without going into all the gory details... it cracks, leaving me with open wounds that make it feel like I am walking with chards of glass stuck in the bottom of my foot! 

Having said ALL THAT... I did a number on that foot on Tuesday...while walking the dogs.  I was in great pain most of the week on top of all the other things I was involved in.  My poor hubby!  I do not tolerate pain well AT ALL!  He feels bad that he can't send me to the doc right now (no ins.) I try not to complain to much...but last week...I'm sure wasn't good for him either!  Feeling better today...but having to keep it bound pretty tight in order to function...and I know that isn't what it really needs.  Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!!!

So needless to say... As I WANTED to do a post... I just never really had enough collective time to do so.  Thanks again to those who checked in!

Through all of the above last week fiascos... I was able to maintain my good eating habits and lose 1 lb!  I'll take it!  Slow as the weightloss is...that's ok as long as I'm feeling well, eating well, and losing a little here and there.  Haven't measured yet...but pants are def feeling a little looser!  (and for those of you who just said...Yeah, but I need to lose a whole lot of weight!...just know I have about 62 more pounds to go!)

Did ya'll like that list of Good Carbs last week?  I copy pasted them onto a Word doc and printed them out for me to keep in the kitchen.  So when I needed to expand my vision a little when it came to selecting a Good Carb for my snack or meal...I would check out this list again.  

One thing I did purposely do last week was to make sure I stuck to portion size and used smaller plates!  Including meats, cheeses, and veggies.  Just slipping a little larger portion or even seconds onto your plate can add extra calories that our bodies just don't it STORES the excess  (right smack dab on my hips!)  

ALSO...speaking of storing... If you skip a meal...tsk tsk tsk!!!  This throws your body into a slight panic mode...falsely thinking it's not EVER going to get fed again so it better STORE UP that insulin just in case... Well guess where it stores it up?.... Yep! RIGHT IN THOSE SHRINKING FAT CELLS!  

Another thing is to make sure you eat a breakfast!  Be sure to BREAK your FAST from the night before.  What this does is ..."Gentleman/women... START YOUR ENGINES!"  Eating breakfast wakes up your metabolism...gets those juices flowing and starts your day off with ENERGY!  No food... No Energy!

So get out of your food poverty thinking and EAT your way into losing weight!  Choose those Good Carbs and EAT THEM!  Include those Good Fats and Vitamin Rich Veggies and Proteins and Chocolate!!!

And you will be well on your way to a healthier YOU!  

Love you all...and will try to post more often this week!  Here's a sneak peek at one of my pieces I'm preparing for my Nov. art show!  

Three Tiered Cupcake Tray
Annie-Bella's © 

CREDITS:  I "borrowed" the MIA title picture from a great site I found called just that, MIA /Missing In Action, a site which offers a book for new moms, helping them to reclaim their identity after bringing a child into this world.  I wanted to not only give credit to this site since I "borrowed" their pic, but also to pass the word on to any new moms out there!  Having been a new mom three times...I wished I had the support then that is available now.  I almost lost my sanity...but that's a whole nuther enchilada!!!!  So be sure to visit and enjoy...MIA!


  1. I am glad your back! Sounds like you had a very hectic week but I am glad its calmed down for you and even more awesome that thru all that you still lost and ate healthy. Great job!! I will have try that breakfast smoothie. :) Sounds good to get something easy like that on my drive to work in the early am. :)

  2. Glad your back! I love reading your blogs they always put a smile on my face. I also suffer from psoriasis. I have had them since I was about 13 or 14yrs old. I just could not imagine having them on my feet. They are painful enough with out being on my feet. I use over the counter creams that seem to help a little bit. I have noticed since I have been on this diet plan they are looking better. So maybe in a few months they might look even great. I also wanted to say I love your art work. Hope you have a great week and things get a little better under control for you. Cause we miss you when your gone!

  3. Glad to hear you are surviving! Nothing like something new to throw off your schedule!!!
    I have been trying the shake and now need to add the seed...
    Keep going! You are doing great!

  4. Hey Robin, sorry to hear about your foot, but on the other hand YEAH!! about the 1 lb down. The rest of the 62 will go down in no time.. :-)

  5. Good to have you back. Sorry for all your stress, and very impressive that you lost a pound despite it. Go YOU!

  6. It's great to have you back, i checked everyday as i always do and it just threw off my whole week. I love this blog and am so proud of you with your sucess so far. There's going to be a whole lot of obstacles through this journey and that sounded like a tough one, Stay tough!!

  7. Losing weight under stress is AMAZING! You go girl! You are always encouraging everyone else, so you had lots of good Karma coming your way!

  8. We missed you Spicey! Sorry about your crazy week and I hope your foot is feeling a lot better! Ouch! I'm sending you some TLC! Great job on the 1 lb lost! Your artwork is adorable!

  9. Hi I have a lot of blogs to catch up on and wanted to wish you well in the healing up of your foot. I've had a very small crack on the bottom of my foot and that alone was not fun so I can't image what you are dealing with. I end up slathering on Vasaline and wearing a sock to bed every night and it usually takes a week or two to go away. My friend thinks coconut oil heals everything, just a few suggestions but I really can't relate to psoriasis. BTW, can you please add my blog to your list if you like it? It's A Cruise To Be Thin on I will add your as soon as I figure out how to:) Thanks, Kasey

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