Monday, November 1, 2010

Mamavation Monday

Honestly, I really didn't feel like writing this post today (which is why it's late).

I wasn't avoiding it because I gained 2 lbs (grrrr!), but I've just been feeling lazy. It's "that time" and the weather just turned cold here, so the two things mixed together make for a rather zonked-out feeling CJ!

I had a pretty decent week with eating, it's not like I binged on a box of donuts or anything, I'm just feeling a little blahhhhhhhhh

I've also had some chest congestion starting a little earlier today, so I'm praying that goes away soon and doesn't develop into anything else.

Honestly, these past few weeks have been a little difficult for me. This new schedule (or lack thereof) while I'm looking for a job has just utterly demotivated me from doing anything. Totally lame.

On a lighter note, I've been reading a lot from the blog Keeper of the Home recently. If you haven't checked out Stephanie's site, I highly recommend it!

Topics covered include:
Homeopathic Remedies
Baking with soaked/sprouted grains
Cooking from scratch
How NOT to eat organic (as in, prepackaged and processed food is still expensive and just unnecessary even if it's USDA Certified Organic)
Baking with honey
The raw milk debate

I will tell you, her blog convinced me to give Kefir a go. Several months ago I would have NEVER IMAGINED anyone could convince me to drink it. I've only had one class so far, and it was a little sour for my liking. I added some raw honey to it and that helped tremendously. I don't think I'll be drinking a tall glass of this with dinner, but from what I've researched on it, the benefits are definitely worth a small glass every day or two.

Also, her grocery budget is low. I'm talking crazy low, and she lives in Canada...from what I know, food there tends to cost more than it does here in Kentucky. It makes me embarrassed to admit how much I spend on groceries a month (so I won't). She has some great posts and Q&A's about how to lower your food costs while still buying whole, natural, organic, REAL ingredients (Hint: make from scratch).

I'm going to try and get my act together a little bit more this week. A very small, additional goal I'm setting in place for myself is to get up and put actual clothes on first thing in the morning. Pajama pants just naturally make you want to lounge around, am I right?


  1. HUGS Thanks for sharing the link I will have to check it out (I too spend crazy amount on food!)

  2. Thanks for reminding me I listed that blog to help me change my eating habits. I guess I need to check out her grocery budget. I didn't even realize today was Monday because I wear my PJ's most of the time where there is no where to go here. Hopefully you can find your mojo soon. Good Luck on the job search and getting over the chest congestion.

  3. I need to go spend some time on that site today! I'm feeling the need to spruce up what I put in my cabinets.

    Your mojo will return. Just hand in there!

  4. I've missed ya :) Thanks so much for sharing the link because I desperately need to alter my food budget... I know the job search frustrations all too well and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. The right job will come up.

    Thinking of you :)

  5. I am practically running to that site. I'm from Canada so my curiosity is totally picking at me! Food here is very expensive compared to the States so if her budget is good, then I have no excuse. My grocery bill is criminal!

    I hear you on the cold weather draining the mojo. I'm the same way. The short days and cold weather do me in every time! Hugs girl, you'll find your rhythm soon!