Feeling Better in 2015!

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So far this year is off to a pretty good start. I’m feeling much better as I figure out what food works best to fuel this meat suit I drive around everyday! I started a Daniel fast on the 6th and I’ve noticed that removing sweeteners has been the biggest help. Since then, I’ve broken the Daniel fast a couple of times but I had 8 days straight of complete success. I’m going to keep up a highly vegetable and fruit based diet and keep treats as just that…treats!

2014 was a pretty tough year looking back on it. I didn’t really feel stressed but there’s was quite a bit of stressful things going on. I was hospitalized in March 2014 with a Carotid Artery Dissection and I have been struggling with high blood pressure and borderline high cholesterol levels since the event occurred. The driving force behind my new health walk is the awareness that I’m childish and I need to grow up! I’m 5’3″ tall and weigh 129 pounds (9 pounds down from 3 months ago). So, yes, you can be a skinny fat person. My lab results, blood pressure spikes, and heart palpitations remind me daily of that fact. So, I’m growing up. I’m going to make sure I’m around to raise my two beautiful boys!

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Bean and Corn Salsa

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I have been on a Daniel Fast for the last 7 days and have been scouring Pinterest for Vegan type recipes. I came across a recipe for Black Bean and Corn Salsa that looked great but I didn’t have all the ingredients.

Here’s my own delectable adaptation…

1 15oz can of Pinto Beans
1/2 15oz can of Sweet Corn
2 Medium Avocados
1 Roma tomato – diced
3 Sweet Peppers – diced
1 Lime
Salt to Taste

I ate mine with Simple Truth Organic White Corn Chips…yum!

We didn’t have onions, jalapeños, or cilantro on hand, but this still tasted very good.

Here’s what works about the recipe…
1. Avocados …I hate them but they are a must for this recipe! It’s like having Sour Cream on your chip with out the lactose and gas!

2. The Sweet Peppers… I credit this woman’s recipe that I adapted with putting this on the ingredient list. These add the pepper taste without any heat. It’s like candy in your salsa!

3. Fresh Lime Juice… For me this gave it an authentic Mexican flavor with out the onions (which I can’t eat), garlic and cilantro.

I’ve had a huge craving for sweets and this knocked it out of me without a single fruit or grain of sugar in it. Also, I’m going to make this again with Black Beans next time, which will make it prettier, and I’ll add another avocado (says the avocado hater…I only added one tonight. Not nearly enough.)

Hope you all are having a great week so far!

Most Awkward Hug…Ever!

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Summer Daisies!

I tried a new trick this time. I left my non- dominant hand nail polish free and finished my dominant hand first. I gotcha better looking results time!

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TARDIS Cork Board

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No.2 Pencil Yellow Nails!

No.2 Yellow

80’s Punk Hearts <3

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I love Sally Hansen’s Magnetic Nail Polish.  This black/slate color is awesome.  I added pink hearts for a Retro 1980’s Punk feel!

Red Valentine’s Day Nails!!!

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Fun February Nails!  I got some striping tape online and this was a really fun project.  The stripes only lasted a couple of days but it was worth it ❤

Pink Polka Dot Nails

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FRIDAY FINGERS with Jen…

I love this pink!  I’m not thrilled at how the stripes came out but I think its because my brush is too thick.  I’m going to have to use a thinner one to get the clean look I was aiming for.  Hope you all have a great weekend! ❤

Magnetic Plum Nails!

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I love this new Magnetic nail polish my mom got me for Christmas.  Sally Hansen consistently makes quality polish at great prices.  This one stands out and is incredibly fun!  Thanks mom! I love it ❤

 

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