Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Moving on..

I have decided to start a new blog.. Come see me at http://optjess.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Musings on life...

It seems my blog posts coincide with the ending or the beginning of a quarter. It is strange and wholly exciting that I am 2/3rds done with this program. I am sad, however, as that means I will be leaving Connor (in one more year lol) and I have been fortunate to be able to stay home with him for these first years of his life.
I chose the quote above because at the beginning of the year, there was a lot of family drama/difficulty going on and I finally feel, while not perfect, that we are making progress and moving on.. in a positive direction. I am profoundly grateful for my family, my health, and my ability to go to school (even though I whine and complain about it).

That's it for today. Here's a pic of my loved ones having fun in the sun.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Bout time...and setting myself on fire

Its about time I got back to blogging. It has been quite a while, with once again a LOT of changes. I'm back together with my handsome man, working things out. We are not vegan anymore, although in the back of my mind I would like to get back there. I feel very well balanced with the addition of eggs. Loving them with greens and coconut oil. OH yes. I eat meat here and there but I never buy it for the house unless I get the nitrate free/organic chicken (or maybe its turkey) hot dogs that the kids like. I still drink my juices and tons of green protein smoothies, and there is always an abundance of fruit to munch on. Although I've been aiming at reducing my sugar intake and opting for banana-less smoothies. I like to add stevia. And I drink gallons of lemon water and green tea. 
A few weeks ago I did a 4 day juice feast (Evolution fresh pressed) and I felt AMAZING and it was wonderful watching the scale go down daily but well... that ended. Budget is always a factor. Olive
r did it too and his BS was awesome. 
Let's see what else is new? Just navigating (surviving) school and mommyhood. Connor is growing up so fast. He's wearing big boy underwear right now, he's trucking right along with potty training. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Major changes

Lots of changes going on here, some for the better, some for well... harder? I've noticed I haven't posted since November, really need to work on that motivation/dedication thing. I think I hold myself back because I'm embarrassed about my perceived lack of progress. Still riding the weight roller coaster. Still trying not to procrastinate about my papers, as one is due tomorrow by 9pm, 7 pages, haven't started. I made a killer nutritious smoothie though this morning as I allow Valentine's Day to propel me back to a healthful frame of mind instead of the downy dumps I'd like to revel in. So here it is, Valentine's Day... I'm about a month away from turning 30 and I'm once again a single mom. Everything happens for a reason, right? So here's to making 30 freaking OUTSTANDING!!!!!

Propel me to health Smoothie:

- Flax milk
-Flax seed
-Swiss chard
-Frozen mango
-Ormus supergreens

Once again Iris at 260 Days, No Repeats is hosting a Shabby Apple giveaway!
I have won a dress and they custom make their dresses to your specifications and it is absolutely beautiful. I highly recommend checking out these links. Fabulous stuff for sure!!!! :)