Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Champions For the Homeless....

"Champions for the Homeless"  A program of the Nick Lowery youth foundation...(...Lots of smiles...the girls and i volunteered at St. Vincent De Paul with champion football player Nick lowery and many other football heros..they and all the volunteers today were heros taking time from their families and Easter Sunday to serve the many homeless of phoenix who walked through the doors...The girls helped serve popcorn, ice cream and flowers.. Bella loved passing out the raffle tickets for the Easter baskets that were given away.....It was amazing to walk around the room and see the smiles of many who have very little ...I spoke with many  and i loved their attitudes that "things will get better " for me...More should volunteer at events like today.. it helps put life  in perspective.after hearing some of these stories .. the little stuff we complain about isn't so important anymore...They were all so grateful to have someone care that they had a meal today..Easter Sunday...

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sundress and Snowflakes...

Matteya likes to pick out her own clothes ...this morning it was snowflake tights and a sundress in 90 weather....she is starting a new fashion...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

10 Really Good Diet Hacks..( from twitter healthy habits)

10 Really Good Diet Hacks

.1. Eat a Big Breakfast

Your grandma was right.
Studies have shown that eating a big breakfast helps reduce hunger and promotes weight loss.


2. Macronutrient Timing

Eat low fat/ high protein/moderate carb meals in the morning – fruit smoothies with protein powder, oatmeal with cinnamon, raisins & protein powder, grilled chicken fruit salad
Eat low carb/high protein/moderate fat meals in the evening – soups, salads, stir frys, etc…lots of veggies (the crunchy kind) but no grains
Lunch can go either way.
Part of the theory behind macronutrient timing is that carbs are used for energy. As your day winds down, your need for carbs is reduced. And if you’re not burning carbs for energy, the will turn to fat.
So, if your afternoon is going to require lots of energy, opt for a carb/pro meal. If your afternoon is kind of lazy, then go with the pro/fat meal.

3. Eat Protein at Every Meal

I’m not saying to eat a huge 24oz. Porterhouse steak. More like half a chicken breast or a couple of eggs or some tofu or a scoop of protein powder.

4. Fiber at Every Meal

Oatmeal, vegetables, fruit, ground flax seeds in your smoothie….

5. Stop Drinking Your Calories

This morning, I am in Starbucks behind two women who are complaining that they can’t lose weight even though they are 1. working out 3 times a week and 2. never cheating on their diets.
And then they both ordered Grande mocha-frappucino type drinks
My head almost exploded.
BTW, they had just walked across the street from their health club.


6. Stop Eating Bread

Just stop it. Seriously


7. Drink More Water & Tea

Your body needs fluid. Odds are, you don’t get enough.

8. Supplement with Omega 3 Fish Oils Every Night

Every month, there is new research highlighting the health benefits of Omega 3s. At the present time, the best & most affordable source of Omega 3s are fish oils. Vegetarians should look at Krill Oil.


9. Get Smart about Peri-Workout Nutrition

At the very least, you need to sip on a sugar-sweetened beverage during your workout – Gatorade, diluted orange juice, etc…

10. Always Carry Healthy Snacks

Our society thrives on junk food.
If you want to eat healthy in order to lose weight, live longer, etc, you need to be prepared. Like ……a good little boy scout, you need to spend a little time every night preparing your healthy lunch ……& snacks.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hug O' War..... (A Poem From Gabi's School Book)

I will not play at tug o'war.
I'd rather play at hug o'war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins........