Thursday, July 29, 2010

The thumbs up!

First I would like to start off by saying that not posting on this blog for that long is depressing and a little pathetic. Really no reason for it but laziness but... it's true.

Anyways, I have been meeting people from random places and random times recently and I find it very interesting that before you even met the person they already know so much about you it's scary. At first I thought that it was a little creeperish (to creep someone, yes I make up words) but then I was thinking, it's not really creeping at all. You put the information out there for people to see why are you so surprised when they mimic your thumbs up in your picture?

For those who do not know me when I was in college I deeply emerged in the world of social media. I loved every little thing about it and got myself involved in it as much as I possibly could. After I graduated and I started working full time it has slowly slowed down to nothing and my image has really disappeared.

So as I hugely involved in the world of social media I inadvertently made myself my own little position. Most people make up a catch phrase or something fun like that but not me I have a distinct position that came about when I was away in Niagara Falls for a marketing competition. It is my thumbs up!

If you look at my twitter account or my WhyHire.Me account you will notice in my picture I have a thumbs up. I didn't know it then but it would start a trend that I never thought was possible. Now when I see people that I have never met before I get the random thumbs up instead of a wave or someone asks, "why the thumbs up?" Simple answer to that question.... Why not?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wellness Cleanse

So, I know that it has been WAY to long that I have blogged for you and I am sorry for that. The wellness cleanse ended up not being for me. I tried it, but unfortunately I wasn't able to keep it up. On day three I was getting these seriously sharp pains in my stomach that I really didn't understand where they were coming from so I had to stop it. I found out later after going to the doctor because of the pain that my body has a very hard time digesting some of the food that I was eating like, nuts, grains and rice so it was good that I stopped it when I did. So if you are looking to do this wellness cleanse please talk to your doctor and look into any other problems that others were having. If you find that you are having some problems with the cleanse, please stop! It is not worth it! There are always other alternatives of cleansing that are not as hard on your body as this one is, so do some research so that you can get the best out of your cleanse.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Day 2- Wellness Cleanse

I know I am a little late for the day 2 post but I am still doing it! Yesterday was a weird day for the lack of a better way to describing it. I up very up and down in the mood department. The cravings were very random and the fact that I never felt anywhere close to full was just frustrating to me. The fact that I am not allowed to eat my normal carbs is driving my body insane! haha.

I needed to go to the grocery store yesterday to pick up something to eat for lunch for the next couple of days and I came across this really good thai food instant meal. I was so excited to eat it that I almost had it for dinner last night but I resisted. Something that I am getting really used to. These three weeks are feeling longer and longer as the time goes by but honestly once the ball gets rolling I hope that it goes by faster then I think it will. I was talking to my friend Sarah about this sharp pain that has been in my stomach for the past few days since I started the cleanse and she thinks that it is my iron levels. That sort of worries me a little though because I am very animic and I am woundering if I should maybe work on getting my iron a little higher before I go on a specific diet. I feel like I am not getting enough iron in my diet and it makes me nervous.

What do you all think? Should I stop the cleanse for now and work on getting my iron up and then try the cleanse again or should I just troup through the 3 weeks and see how I feel? At times I just want to have a hamberger and can't handle the pain but sometimes I am really happy and proud of myself for what I am doing. What if I feel guilty about what happens when I give up for a while?

So many questions.... no idea how to answer any of them.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 1- Wellness Cleanse

Today was day 1 of the wellness cleanse and it went pretty well. It was very weird having to actually think about what I am going to eat for each meal way in advance but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. When reading the first chapter of the book it says that the first couple of days are the hardest and it is right! I went grocery shopping today and it was so hard to pass by all these yummy foods that I would normally eat. Everything that I saw made me more hungry and made me really think about the things that I am giving up for the next 3 weeks. So far the hardest thing to give up is gluten. I have no problem giving up meat but no more bread, pasta is really going to be hard. I am also having hard time giving up eggs and cheese so far. It it very easy to just go into the fridge and pick up a piece of cheese or have an egg in my salad but at the same time I think I just need to get used to it.

I am going to be going away for a weekend in 2 weeks and I think that is going to be very hard to actually follow this diet and I am really worried about it. I know that it is not the end of the world if I eat something that is on the do-not-eat list. But I still would like to keep it as close as possible. Getting the full effect of this diet is key in my opinion.

So, day 2 tomorrow and so far I do not have very much planned. I am hoping to have a nice rice dish of some sort for dinner but we will see what happens. Keep reading for up dates!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Getting Ready for my cleanse

So the countdown has began to the first day of my quantum wellness cleanse and to be honest I am pretty nervous. I know that it is not going to be that hard to eat the foods that I am supposed to eat but it is the whole making sure that I don't eat something that I am not supposed to. My whole, up until now, I have never really watched what I eat. I have always been too skinny for my health and it has always bothered me. I used to go days and only eat a sandwich and maybe an apple and that would be it! Now that sounds like a really stupid way to live but at that time it was what I wanted to do. It got to that point that everyone had nicknames for me that I hated and just wanted them to all stop so I started to eat. And eat. And eat. And eventually I started to gain weight and become a "normal" size. Now I am about average but feel very blah. I don't feel like I have the energy that I would like to have and I feel the need to work out more then I should. I know that most of the problem is in my head but I am hoping that this cleanse will not only help me physically but mentally as well.

The first step to the cleanse is to record everything that you eat and drink for three days prior to the beginning of the cleanse. Since that it is a big pain and well I am sure you don't really want to read about it I am not going to blog about that. But I will keep you posted on my thoughts and feelings of my blog and how this type of exercise has really effected me.

My plan is that tomorrow is going to be a day of exercise and mental preparation for this adventure I am putting myself on and then Sunday I am going to buy the proper food for my meals and plan out my week of food. I think if I plan out what I am going to eat and when I will be able to manage my life a little better now that the food that I eat is going to be something that I am really going to be looking at. I run a very busy life with being in school part time, working full time and coaching a girls hockey team on Saturdays. I feel that I need to have my life planned out at least a week in advance in order to get what I want/need to get done accomplished.

Any ideas of what I can do to make sure that I follow this plan?

Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Quantum Wellness Cleanse Intro

Two good friends of mine told me about this amazing cleanse that they are actually accomplishing right now that helps you flush all impurities from your system. It helps you kick bad habits and makes you eat very healthy for 21 days. I have done other detox and diets before in my life when I was preparing for a sporting event or a time when my life would be changing or more then normally busy just to keep myself feeling healthy and happy but never have I heard of something that could help in so many ways.

So today I went out and bought the book to start my journey on my 21 day cleanse with the help of Kathy Freston. After reading the introduction of this book I was honestly floored by the amount of information that I didn't know about my body and how food effects our every day lives. One thing that I really found interesting was that wanting certain foods or thinking you need a coffee in the morning is nothing more then an addition to that type of food. I never thought of it that way till I read it in this book and now it totally makes sense!

Another thing that really sparked an interest of mine is the fact that fasting (for some people) is a really great way to get rid of impurities in your system very easily. For people who have a little extra weight or those who have a slow metabolism can actually safely fast for a day or two a month. I was always told by friends that fasting is really bad for your body and that it should not be done. But if you have the extra little fat to spare it actually helps you get rid of these impurities much faster then if you were to go on a special diet. The only problem is for the people like myself that do not have the extra fat reserves on their body to rely on. What happens to me in that my body starts to think that it is never going to get food again so any food that I give it will turn into sugar almost instantaneous because my body thinks that that is the last time it is going to get food so it needs to store it.

I find this all so fascinating that I am going to devote my personal blog to my adventure of the 21 days of healing my mind, body and soul. I am starting my blog today because I am prepping myself now for this life changing event starting Monday. So fellow followers, keep posted on what happens to me, what I decide to eat and how I am coping with the change.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

This is just weird... fake stop signs?

I came across this article today about how someone in Ottawa was putting up fake stop signs because they felt that people where driving too fast on their street. That sounds like a resonable thing to do but honestly why didn't they just call the city and ask them to do it? This article just made me start thinking, how do we know which stop signs are actual real stop signs? Apparently the fake ones were so believable that the city didn't even know they were fake till they realized that they where not held into the ground with concrete.

What has this world come too?

‘It’s a tragedy waiting to happen’

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