Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I am over the moon!!!

As of this morning, I have lost 11.6 lbs on the South Beach diet! I don't feel like I am dieting at all. :)
I am on my way to a leaner, healthier me, and I am happy about that! :)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

I have added a new blog

I have started a new blog. Please take a trip over, and take a peek. :)

Right Action : a page dedicated to making a difference, helping those that need our help, and to make this world a better place to be.

Right Action

Happy Dreary Snowy Easter

Well, today feels like winter instead of the coming of spring. :( It is overcast, cold, windy, and now it is snowing. :( So much for taking nice pictures outside today.
Hope it is nice, and springlike where you are.

Friday, March 21, 2008

World Water Day

World Water Day March 22
"The Walk for Water is inspired by the example of women in water stressed countries who often walk 6 miles each day just to get water for their family."

"Join us as we take action to address this critical global problem. Major events and activities are being planned in New York, Los Angeles, and Seattle as well as select local communities. Walk for Water in your city or virtually, and please help us spread the word."
"If there is not a Walk in your area, you can join the global "Virtual Walk For Water". We’ll include your name in a symbolic water jug to be carried by a participant in one of the local Walk for Water events." - World Water Day

Wanting to make a difference...

As of late I have been doing charitable work through the power of the internet. Just take a look at my web page, and you will see all the things I am currently involved in.

Just today, Greg, and I are helping a new friend Tamara Davy we met on Facebook. She has started a foundation, the Okala Foundation to help the children, and people of Cameroon. We are going to set up her website as our contribution to helping her get her foundation out there beyond the walls of Facebook.

She had a chance to volunteer with a chimpanzee sanctuary in Cameroon, and had a chance to get to know the people of the villages there in Cameroon.

Last year she found sponsors for 57 children, and provided them with school supplies, and books. This year she is raising funds to build them a new school.

She is also collecting prescription eye glasses for the villagers as well.

If you want to donate eye glasses or donate money to help build the school, please drop me an email, and I can forward her contact information to you.

Friday, March 14, 2008

A state of mind...

I have had a change of mind...I don't know why it has taken me this long to realize that eating healthier, and eating wisely makes you feel good physically, and mentally. We have been on the South Beach diet now going on 3 weeks. We just entered phase 2, and we are now able to introduce things we were restricted to eat during phase one...namely fruit, and starches. I have felt better than I have in years, and I am eating my veggies daily, and lost about 5 lbs so far. South Beach isn't so much a diet as it is a tool to retrain the way you think about eating. It gets you ready for eating for the rest of your life.

I have been watching a lot of things on tv as of late, and have found out just how bad refined wheat products are for you. We had pretty much decided to start eating nothing but whole wheat, and whole grains before we started South Beach...you will no longer see white pasta, flour, rice, or bread in our house.

We even cleaned out our pantry of the bad stuff. It is going to be hard to never eat a doughnut, or cake from the grocery store again, because they taste oh so good, but they are oh so BAD for you, in more ways than the obvious. I have never been a big fruit eater, but I think I will be able to manage a sweet tooth with some berries, and fat free sugar free yogurt. :)Splenda is my new best friend. :)

Anyhow, I am feeling pretty confident that this is just the beginning to a much healthier life. :)
You really are what you eat!!!

Friday, March 07, 2008

I have been on the South Beach diet now for the last week, and I have shed 4.6 lbs!!!
I am so excited that this will be a life altering event for me! I am really liking this program.

Monday, March 03, 2008

This chaps my ass!

Extremists claim to be doing good for what they believe in...extremists are pollutants in my eyes. You can get your point across without doing more harm... Violence, and crime is not an answer. There are many things in this world I do not agree with, or am happy with, but resorting to harmful, potentially deadly actions is not my idea of how to fix a problem. This environmental extremist group in the Seattle area decided to blow up some of the Woodinville Street of Dreams houses because they claim they were not "green" homes. Whether they are green or not green, using chemicals, and the burning of things that release harmful pollutants into the air sure didn't help the environment!! What a bunch a freakin' retards!

Read this storyhere.