Monday, April 1, 2013


The more you eat, the less flavor; the less you eat, the more flavor. 
-Chinese Proverb

It's true.  Of all the foods I've ate in the last 48 hours the one that sticks out the most as delicious were the black raspberries from today. 

Yesterday I stuffed myself with the most unhealthy foods... I awoke today feeling horrible and swollen. 

Yes... you read that right- swollen (Joel laughed when I told him).  I baked a juicy, glaze covered ham for Joel's side of the family, and the sodium combined with all the other foods I ate really did a number on my body.

I was exhausted today.  I vowed to eat clean and healthy.

I started with an omelet full of veggies, black raspberries, a glass of milk, glass of water and a cup of coffee a bit later. 

Lunch was a big salad with a full avocado, 1/4 cashews, cherry tomatoes, purple grapes and a glass of milk. 

I had a banana and water for a snack and dinner was almost a repeat of lunch minus the avocado. 

I'm feeling much better, less swollen and the migraine I had has vanished.  I should go to bed soon to get the rest I need.

After I had Jude, all of my healthy eating habits went out the window.  I was pregnant with gestational diabetes and felt better at 35 weeks than I do now.  I controlled it by diet alone.  My energy was through the roof.

I've gained all the weight back, and I know I can do this... change.  And it's what I want. 

And I think God put Connie in my life to be that whisper in my ear... "take care of yourself."  

I'm currently building her a new platform for her website that is modern and interactive.  It's awesome, and she's become a dear friend of mine along the way.  She's like my book full of wise quotes (you all know how much I love quotes)... her words echo.  

Did I mention her blog is all about nutrition?  She inspires me in so many ways. 

Connie if you're reading this, you should totally write a book :)

Here's to new healthy habits.  Here's to a healthy life. 


  1. Oh sweetie...what a sweet post. I am so sorry to hear of your We all have 'bad days' sweetie; times of regret for what we have put into our mouth. Somehow those moments can empower us to do better the next time! It has been awesome working with you on my blog and am super psyched to get it launched. Rick found me a wonderful friend...when he chose you to do our wedding pics. Hugs to you friend!

  2. i swell up so bad from sodium too! and i LOVE eating a whole avocado at a time! :)
    wishing you tons of luck, olivia! xoxox
    have a relaxing weekend!


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