Food Tracking and a SHMEC check in.

 

Let’s start with the SHMEC check in. SLEEP, HUNGER, MOOD, ENERGY, CRAVINGS. My SHMEC is really pretty fabulous. My mood is off but I don’t think that is food related. I completed 30 days of NO GLUTEN, SUGAR or ALCOHOL. Since then, I have been very mindful not to have sugar or gluten. I am having one glass of red wine with my dinner.

Sounds great, Right?

I haven’t lost any weight and the goal was to feel better which I do. I am so grateful! I sleep through the night most nights which is truly amazing. My hot flashes are just about gone and no more burning mouth. My stomach is so much better. So long bloat! All the  symptoms I wanted to eliminate with my 30 days.

During that time and since, I have been trying new grain free recipes. A lot of nuts and coconut oil which are great for you but high in calories. I know it was important at the time to try a different way of eating.

Blender Bread

Now is the time to start tracking my food again. I know when I track my food I do better and I don’t overeat. I think twice about popping leftovers into my mouth. I won’t do it forever. I will see where it takes me. My goal is to lose 6 pounds by Easter. I have 6 weeks or so. I use My Fitness Pal app on my phone.

I am so grateful for my 7 DAY…Feel Fabulous group. The community helps me stay on track as well. It is not to late to join in. Click here for more information. Get Your Shmec in check.

Aging Optional?

Did you see the video from yesterday about our 7 Day Program to feeling Fabulous?  LOOK at my face! Yikes!

It was a little concerning and hard to post. I am 62 and can do kick ass Burpees. I feel great and I have tons of energy. When I saw my face in the video yesterday, to be honest it set me back a bit.

I am in a great time of my life.  I created this blog a few years ago and I have people who don’t know me following me. I have women who are between 40 and 79 that get up on a Saturday morning, 23 degrees and windy to workout with me. I have people who join my nutritional program and give up grains, sugar and alcohol to feel better. I recommend the best supplements and they take them.

I have a wonderful supportive family.

I am very grateful for all of it. So what are a few wrinkles and aged spots? Embrace where you are in your life! I tell myself I am a natural beauty. I am going with that.

Would you like to join our 7 Day Program… FEEL FABULOUS?

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Fit and Fabulous…Aging Optional!

Love,

Mary

Do you drink enough water?

I posted in the 7 Days…Feel Fabulous Group about the importance of drinking water. It is such a simple thing to do. It is easy, just set the intention.

Note to self. Drink half your body weight in water. If you weigh 140 lbs you need to be drinking 70 oz of water daily. I know when I drink that amount I feel better.

Amy who is in the group posted that she drinks 6- 12 oz glasses a day. She puts 6 pennies in a pile and every time she drinks 12 oz she moves a penny and creates another pile. Great idea Amy! Look what I did today. Of course, a straw always adds to the Fun!

2 down...4 to go!

2 down…4 to go!

Would you like to be part of the 7 Day Feel…Fabulous Program? Click here for more info. You can turn things around in 7 days!

Cheers!

Mary

 

“Keeper of the Keys.”

(Thomas likes to eat from the top down.)

I am in charge of the food in my house. I shop, cook and serve the food. There is a lot of power in that. As you know, I have basically gone no gluten, no sugar and now one glass of wine.  My family is mostly gluten and sugar free.

This morning I made Thomas his shake along with smoked salmon, goat cheese, ghee on the rosemary blender bread. He ate the whole thing. I could give him a bowl of cereal and he would eat that too. The smoked salmon is a much better choice for him.  Thomas has had so many medical issues in his life. His health and well being is very important to me. He takes the best supplements on the planet as well.

Smoked salmon , goat cheese, grain free bread! Great way to start your day!

Smoked salmon , goat cheese, grain free bread! Great way to start your day!

I have put together a 7 days…Feel Fabulous program with Holistic Chef Ivone. We have lots of great tips and recipes to share. We are creating a wonderful supportive community. Wouldn’t you like tons of energy and to be feeling fabulous?  It is not too late to join us. Click here for more info.

Sleep through the night!

I slept through the night last night. What a blessing!

Yesterday, I went out to lunch with my sisters, Mom and Dad. We are celebrating Mom’s birthday which is Saturday. We are having a dinner then. Yesterday was just a sneak preview. Coming off my 30 Days of no gluten, sugar, alcohol I have decided to be very mindful of what I am eating and drinking.

My family all had wine with lunch and dessert. I  had a wonderful time.  I had a club soda with lemon and lime and coffee with no dessert. It didn’t bother me at all. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything. It feels like a HUGE Break through!

Last night with dinner, I enjoyed my glass of wine. AND I slept through the night. I know keeping in Balance is Key!

Remember SHMEC, your medical markers?

Sleep, Hunger, Mood, Energy, Cravings

 Do you feel off? Not sleeping, Cravings? Tired?

I have put together a 7 Day Jumpstart to feeling fabulous. NOW is the perfect time to start. You can change things around in a short period of time. I am here to help you along with Holistic Chef Ivone who will make sure you are eating delicious foods. It is So much more than Chicken breast and broccoli.

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Champagne for Breakfast.

I made it! I did my 30 Days of No gluten, sugar or alcohol! Today, I can have champagne for breakfast.

You know what? I feel so good I am going to continue on a modified journey. I am not placing rules on myself.

Mindfulness is key.

This was my breakfast today. Grain Free Sugar Free Blender Bread with ghee. (recipe from Danielle Walker’s Celebration Book) Full Fat plain yogurt and apple sauteed in ghee. Along with Bulletproof coffee and the best supplements on the planet.

No Grains, No Sugar BREAD!

No Grains, No Sugar BREAD!

Happy Day!

Love,

Mary

Martini Powered PJ and Julia!

Today was a proud day for me.

My Dad took my advise and  embraced the Fit and Fabulous Nutrition Program! My niece Julia has been on the program for over a month.  She talks about how her stomach has never felt better now that she is completely off gluten. She also loves how the program has actually helped her save money.  It makes me happy that they are doing so well and I appreciate their trust in me.

Here is their stories! A fun video to film today!

I Love Katie Horner’s (another fabulous niece) art work in the background!

Thanks Mom for being our photographer!

Some days you just need chocolate.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Day 24!

I am not a big Valentine’s person. I felt it would be nice to have a treat for dessert tonight. I made Guilt Free Chocolate pudding recipe from Eat For Your Gut by Dr. Nicole Rivera. I added chopped nuts and silvers of 85% Cacao.

I also made my Energy Bites. Quick and easy snack. Here is the basic recipe.

Quick Easy Treat

Quick Easy Treat

 

Enjoy!

Love,

Mary

Balance Your Hormones Day 10!

I am thinking of changing the name of the program to Happy Healthy Hormones! I am feeling so much better. I am sleeping well which is SO KEY to all of this. I have tons of energy which I usually do but I feel more grounded and less agitated.

I did give up on the green tea in the morning instead of coffee. It felt too depressing to me. I LOVE my coffee blended in the morning with coconut oil and ghee. I am going with it.

This week end I made grain free granola. The recipe is from Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain cookbook. I didn’t use a dehydrator. I baked it in the oven at 250 for 2 hours. The recipe called for 3/4 maple syrup. I reduced to 1/2 cup. (Not sugar free) I did portion it into small jars. A treat for the weekend.against-all-grain

I like to portion things out to prevent overeating.

I still miss my glass of wine but it is getting easier.

It is not too late to join in …  Gluten, sugar and alcohol free for 30 days! So much easier with friends! Dr. Northrup says we will feel changes quickly. Balanced hormones are key to fabulous health!

All you need to do is follow me on facebook or instagram. I will be posting and I hope you will be too!

“Feeling great!!! I’ve spent 3.5 years trying to figure out what was causing all of my stomach issues.-100% gluten free has been life changing.” Julia

Balance Your Hormones Day 6

The weekend! Time when you would like to indulge a bit. I am staying with it. No Sugar,  Gluten, Alcohol for 30 Days.  I will slow down and take care of myself.

Here is a treat idea! I love to saute organic apples or pears in ghee and add chopped pecans at the end. Sprinkle with cinnamon of course! It only takes a few minutes. #guiltfreeapplepie It makes your house smell cozy.   apples

The ghee and nuts lower the glycemic load of the fruit. The key is to keep your blood sugar balanced.

Happy Healthy Hormones!

Enjoy your weekend!

Love,

Mary

PS. I have lost 2 pounds. I hope I don’t find them again.