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Now it is time for GOOD food

I am still working on getting more energy, but sleeping longer is not working out so well.  I have decided that staying up late to work is necessary this week (as it often is for many of us) but I can still work towards my goal of having more energy.  How you might ask… I am going to focus on one of my favorite things.  FOOD!!!

I am going to eat healthier but I need a plan as I enjoy making elaborate meals that include the use of a full stick of butter.  Part of me doesn’t want to give that up as there is something amazing that happens when you feed people really good food.  So here is the plan.  I am going to:

  1. Work on eating meals that are heavy on fruit, veggies and protein. Light on carbs.
  2. I am also going to cut back to 2 cups coffee a day
  3. I am going to drink 5 glasses of water a day
  4. I am not going to eat fast food at lunch during the week. I need to be able to tell what all of the ingredients of my food are if I am going to feel appropriately guilty for eating them and that is too hard with fast food
  5. I am going to be realistic and give my self a pass whenever we have guests.  After all life must contain a little (lot) of butter

Five rules feels like enough.  Now all I need is a little unrealistic inspiration, so to pinterest we must go.  I started a board of healthy eating options.  I have even populated it with a couple useful options including a general guide to building a smoothie.  This is where I will begin…

Wish me luck and let me know if you have any suggestions for how to make this eating healthy thing work!


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Getting energized or how I am going to start getting out of bed on time.

The first month long quest of my happiness project involves getting energized by eating better, getting more sleep and decluttering my life.  I don’t think you guys realize how hard this is going to be for me (poor me violin tuning up in the background.)

A normal day for me involves reluctantly getting out of bed for a barking dog (or 3) and doing chores before grabbing my coffee and the kids (in that order) so we can hop in the car for drop offs and work.  The crazy constantly running feeling of the day doesn’t stop till 9pm when  the tv goes off and the kids go to bed, so that I can grab the laptop and go back to work till 11-1am depending on when my husband goes to sleep.  Repeat.  In all fairness not everyday is like that, but sometime it feels like everyday is like that.

So, now I need to start going to bed on time, but what is on time.  According to the national sleep foundation an average 26-64 year old adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep.  Since I am 34.2% through that target range (39… this should be well established by now) I am going to say I need to get 7:41 hours of sleep.  Why yes I did need to be technical.

I want to get up at 6:30am which means I need to close my eyes at 10:49pm… instead of 1am.  This sounds like a brilliant idea but I need a plan… umm, uhhh.  Nope.  No plan, I am going to wing it and see how it goes.


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