Think You’re Eating Healthy? You’re Nuts!

Wouldn’t it be great if eating healthy could be so simple?! Have you ever been eating a certain way and you feel great about your decision then you find out that the sandwich you’ve been ordering all along is the worst sandwich on the menu to begin with? Yeah that nightmare happened to me a few months ago. I was so proud of myself for ordering the Cold Cut Combo from Subway. I would always make sure the people behind the counter knew that I was eating healthy. Wheat bread, no mayo… yadda, yadda! I never really could understand why the woman behind the counter would always smirk when I ordered. You would have thought that she would have offered some kind of foodie advice like, “Heather, yeah that 12 inch slab of lard that you’re getting ready to shove into your fat trap, that’s the worst sandwich on the menu and really bad for you. Would you like a 44oz drink to complete your meal?” But noooooo the girl behind the counter continued to make my sandwich because that’s what sandwich “artists” do. Thanks a lot Jared, you former fat ass!

So I quit ordering those sandwiches and researched which items at Subway were better for you. I guess I was getting a little too proud of myself in the food choosing department, because tonight I was eating Frito Lay Sunflower Kernels. Good decision right? WRONG! This 2oz bag of Sunflower KERNELS has 300 calories for 1 serving!! How in the hell can a little bag of sunflower kernels be 300 calories? Of course I finished the pack just to prove a point. Well, that and because I was hungry. But make no mistake, I will never purchase another package of those kernels again. I would much rather have a 300 calorie sandwich from Subway. At least then my Buddha will feel full. 🙂

Friends like these…

I have to admit that just yesterday I was really feeling alone. I work two jobs, I take care of my Grandma and I manage multiple houses (and their bills) since my Mom is out of town. I don’t have a husband or siblings to rely on so when I get overloaded with things to do, its very easy to drop the ball and want to give up on it all.

So after a few tears and my own little pity party, I do what I typically do… I push the “lonely” emotions to the side and keep on going with my life. Because after all I have so much to be grateful for.

This morning as I made my way into Better Bodies, I was asked to go into the room where the Yoga classes are held. When I walked through the door I was greeted by familiar faces of people that I not only work with but who I am honored to call my friends. These women had gotten up early, drove from long distances and re-scheduled their lives so they could come and workout with me. My eyes tear up as I write this because I never take anything for granted especially the act of kindness from friends.

These friends may have just been working out at a gym this morning. But in reality I was on the edge of a cliff and they saved me from heading down a disastrous road.

I can’t thank them enough … but I can show them by losing weight and staying on track.

You are all the best!!!!

Waving Goodbye…

I have been waving goodbye to September a lot! It was one of those months that scored high on the SUCK-O-METER! I can’t tell you how happy I am to see that month come to an end.Anything that could go wrong, did. The people who could be mean, were. I wanted to pull over the blankets and hide from the world until the storm passed. Now that the dust has settled, I am ready to kick ass and take names again!  It’s life and we just keep going the best that we can. Thank you all for your supportive e-mails and encouragement. IT MEANS MORE TO ME THAN YOU COULD EVER IMAGINE!!!