Saturday, October 31, 2009


I have opened an ETSY store. Well it has been open for a while but I finally took the plunge and put stuff in it! LOL

Monday, June 15, 2009

Well I made an interesting observation today. My dh gave me my B12 shot today instead of Fridays, and my Monday morning walk went much smoother! Usually I struggle through the video Or don't complete all 5 miles on Mondays. But today I did very well. I will be changing the shot days and see if this is a fluke thing or actually has merit...

I have also started just running big circles in my family room instead of jogging in place during the boost. It goes by faster for me and less stress on the Fibromyalgia muscle joints. I have been doing it for a couple of weeks now and I think in a few weeks I will try in place and knee lifts and kicks again and see if my stamina is any better...

With our Keys trip coming up here is a Ceviche Recipe. I don't think I have posted this one yet.

1 Cup diced fresh Grouper or snapper (just caught that day. NOT from the market, unless you know it is fresh.)
3 Tomatoes (small)
1/4 diced fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp vinegar
1/4th c of sweet onion
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove diced fresh garlic
bit of hot sauce (depending on how hot you want it)
3 fresh limes juiced
Salt and pepper to taste

Stir all ingredients together and refrigerate for approx 45 min. Until the fish is white and no longer opaque.serve with chips

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Another recipe

Always taste to be sure it tastes the way you like it! :)

Chicken Quesadillas
1 person can eat 1 to 2 of theseFlour tortilas (lg ones - so you can just fold them over - kind of like how taco bell does it)
Boneless chick -raw ( can be strips, tenderloins... what ever just not or coated) ( will need approx 3 strips/pieces, that will end up diced, per tortilla.)
1/4 to1/2 cup per tortila shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp ground cumin ( can add more for stronger flavor)
1 tsp chili pepper
2TBSP of Fresh Cilantro
1 taco meat seasoning packet (doenst have to specifically for chicken)
a splash ( 1 shot glass) of Tequila for Marinade.

Add the Chicken, cumin, chili pepper, seasoning packet and Tequila together in a Gallon size zip lock bag. Marinate the chicken about 3 hours or so before cooking. Keep it in the refrigerator and flip it two or three times while Marinating.

Cook the chicken with all the marinate till the chicken is done. Next open your tortilas and spoon out chicken on half the tortila.

Add cheese over the top and fold over the Tortila.

Bake at 375 for about 15 min or until the cheese is melted.

Toppings or inside tortilla Options
Sweet onions and bell pepper sauted
sourcream (light/ fat free)
diced tomatoes
Cheddar Cheese (light / fat free)

Fresh Guacamole recipe
2 Avacodos
2 tomatoes (med)
1/4th c diced of sweet onion
1/4th c Fresh diced Cilantro
1 TbspOlive Oil
1 clove minced fresh garlic
Tad bit of hot sauce to taste
1 fresh lime juiced
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients together, mashing in the avacodo.

Fresh Salsa
3 Tomatoes
1/4 diced fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp of sweet onion
2 Tbsp of bell pepper(color of bell pepper does not matter)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove diced fresh garlic
bit of hot sauce (depending on how hot you want it)
1 fresh lime juiced
Salt and pepper to taste

Stir all ingredients together and serve with chips

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Epiphany

Well the other day I was not feeling well and needed a b12 shot and, well, was having a pity party for 1. All these medical issues, meds needed, diets needed, exercise needed....It dawned on me, the positive side not the procrastinator person that can be lazy with little effort of me, decided to take a look at myself with a more positive view.

YES, I have medical issues, YES I can be, am high maintenance medically speaking, BUT maybe these issues in my life are to protect me from What I could be like if I wasn't living a heart healthy lifestyle??!! I could blame genetics all day long and win! I could just blame genetics and go on with life not fighting it. What if God allowed me to have these issues to save me from myself?? AND HE used me in spite of Genetics. That my fight to be healthy and live an active life with my family and friends is the result.

I know this, if I did not have these issues, I would not be taking care of myself. I know me and me loves Chocolate, fried foods, junk foods, BACON! Oh crispy bacon ! LOL and I am not a person of moderation sometimes. I know the person I have been and that person slept A LOT, ached daily, was on many more medications and was very unhappy with herself.

HA! MY medical issues very well could be what is saving me from myself! After thinking about it in the above manner and counting my blessings and realizing how much better I feel, look and think ( well okay, so that is still improving! circuits again) that I don't want to go back. So hopeful when I have a bad day I can remember this and that keep up what I have gained in prospective, health, and enthusiasm. LIFE IS SHORT! I wanna live it.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Time goes by so fast

I know I am behind on this thing. I have photos, recipes and thoughts to share but am having a hard time getting the time! lol I plan on updating this after the weekend. Maybe in a few posts so the entries are not so long...... THEY wouldnt be so long if I didnt use so many words now would they. LOL

I have been walking and eatting, regularly for the most part and heart healthy too. I will get to that.

THis morning I was doing my walking video with Leslie Sansone and pulled a "groin" or whatever muscle that girls have, if they dont have groin muscles LOL in the 2nd mile of my walk! VERY MAD at my body again ( which reminds me I have not blogged about my epiphany!) OH SO MUCH BLOGGING TO DO SO LITTLE TIME!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Been a busy week to 10 Days

This past week, DH and I celebrated 21 yrs of marriage!! We went to our fishing trailer in Pine Island and fished. :D Since our boat was still in the shop the boys let us borrow their little 16ft skiff. What a blast we had! We didn't catch many fish on line and hook but we netted 25 mullet and had a blast doing it! LOL it was low tide so I would "back" dh into the school of mullet , with the trolling motor, while he was ready with the cast net. Now I am directionally challenged and when I "backed " him into the Mullet, right was left and left was right!! and with the motor turned around forward was back and reverse was forward!! LOL!! LETS JUST SAY I SHOULD NEVER FLY A PLANE or make a career in the armed forces driving anything!! WE got tickled so many times! The visuals were just hilarious. At one point, the tide was so low we couldn't use the trolling motor so I had to put on my wadding boots ( so sexy in a bathing suit) and PUSH dh and the boat over a sand bar that was just under water. WE were redneckish for sure then!

The reason we didn't catch many fish is there was a family of Manatees in our fishing holeS! Lol Sweet critters but had scared all the fish away and would not leave "their " hole! We enjoyed watching them. At other times the dolphin would come by as they were hunting fish. Never got close to us but you can bet no fish were around after they past through! I did hook into a 100 pound Tarpon and he took me for a ride for a few minutes. He spooled all but about 30 ft of my line, off my reel before throwing the hook. BUT that was okay cause you cant eat Tarpon, I have caught 2 and do not prefer to catch anymore.

We came home Sunday, to a clean house and the boys were working on dinner. OH MY GOSH, did they take time and preparation! I was expecting something grilled maybe, a steak or fish, BUT no, they cooked me a Japanese style meal complete with fish and steak sauce that they made themselves!! I was speechless! It was an awesome meal! THEN LOL, we went to see the new Star Trek movie! LOL but it was entertaining!

We had dinner with my Aunts and Uncle. They love Mullet and provided for me so Dh and I cooked it for them and gave them some to take home.

The diet requirements have been going well. I have been exercising every week day with Leslie Sansone's 5 mile DVD. I am now able to coordinate my arms at half beat and my legs with the beat! YAY! LOL Some days my fibro gets in my way but I just take it down a notch when it is bothering me and bring it up a notch on the days I am feeling good. MY bones have better be getting stronger LOL! I know Leslie's videos are geared for weight loss but she needs to tell people that it is good for Cholesterol issues and bond strengthening. I am getting better and better at it.

Have a great day!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Well for a Monday, I am off to a good start. I had my coffee and was able to wake up. I do wish that I woke up faster LOL.

I walked my 3 miles with Leslie Sansone and added the toning belt for the arms. I will be spearfishing before the end of the summer, with that thing. Love her attitude. She is so encouraging which allows me to worry less about keeping pace. Thanks to that I am keeping pace. I add some extra arm movements in when she doesn't because I figure the more twist at the waist the smaller the waist will become! :)

Still eating my Grits or Oatmeal in the mornings.

Yesterday I was at A Charming Place all day crafting and making ATCs. SO fun and creative juices were flowing.

Last night my dh made fish tacos. With light/ fat free sour cream and low fat cheddar cheese it was a healthy meal. We saute the fish with a tad bit of Olive oil or grape seed oil, some seasonings and then slice the fish for the tacos.

OH reminds me, Mango Salsa goes really well with fish, well actually, any white meat. I will post my recipe. It is healthy and yummy with your meal or as a dip with chips.
Mango Salsa
1 Mango
2 Tomatoes
1/4 diced fresh cilantro
1 Tbsp vinegar
2 Tbsp of sweet onion
2 Tbsp of bell pepper(color of bell pepper does not matter)
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 clove diced fresh garlic
bit of hot sauce (depending on how hot you want it)
1/2 of lemon or lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

Mix it all together. It is great over seafood or chicken or with Chips.

Have a great day!