Friday, January 17, 2014

Cara Can-Learning to Eat Intuitively

Well, I have deciced to start writing each day about my journey with learning to eat intuitively and learning to stop the binge eating which usually comes from starting a new diet and being too restrictive. I have done weight watchers in the past with great success with the initial weight loss but not with maintaining. I guess that is where my biggest challenge is. I only want to lose 10 pounds. I know that I can maintain that loss and feel good in my body. Today is the start of simply learning to eat ONLY when I am hungry and stopping when I am full. That is the only "rule" I am going to follow. I am hoping that the binge eating will stop or decrease with every day that I am successful in EI but I may have to add that "rule" as well-no binge eating. Almost like a challenge. The part that makes me nervous is not knowing when I am actually full and also eating for emotional reasons. Those will be things I will have to pray about constantly in order to have strength and courage to overcome those fears. Another challenge is wanting to read about or start the next new diet out there that promises success. I am drawn to that kind of thing but I want to stop reading about what other people are eating and just do what I think will be best for me. I will also continue to do my elliptical every day for 1 hour and do my 12 minute strength training moves. I hope to incorporate yoga and pilates into my daily routine for my back care but right now I cannot. Every day I will post about my success. I will not post my weight and I will not be weighing myself either-at least for one month. I will be eating exactly what my family eats-trying to make homemade delicious meals with fruit and vegetables as a side. I will making desserts as well. Eating with my family brings me joy and allows me to not have to stress about making a meal that fits my diet plan. My motto for meal planning and grocery shopping is to eat mainly whole foods-staying away from processed meals but we will go out to eat and order pizza on the weekends. A huge part of this is knowing that I can do this and believing that it will work.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Summer 2011

Well, this is my third post in the last two years. Let's just say I enjoy reading blogs more than actually keeping up with mine. But I do want to put some pics up of the before and afters of our house. We have done quite a lot and I still have many ideas left for my husband to start working on so this is the perfect place to keep track.

Out latest project is staining our stairs. He had to stop midway through due to the arrival of our newest little angel-Charlotte Rose. But I think the next vacation week he gets he will be able to complete the project. I will post pics soon.

I think I am going to start teaching myself on how to be a better gardener just with flowers right now. I really love flowers but seem to always kill them as soon as I buy them and bring them home. So that is my goal this summer. I also want to learn how to take care of our lawn without hiring a company to spray poison on the yard. I know it may take some work and time but that is another goal.

So as soon as I have time I will post some pics. Until then!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Finally watched Julie/Julia

So my husband and I took a break last night from "30 Rock"-we have been watching at least three episodes every night for our "date nights". They are all on Netflix so it doesn't take as long but still I think we are addicted. Anyways-we decided to watch Julie and Julia. And of course I was inspired to #1-go through a cookbook and cook a new recipe every week. I don't think I can do everyday. Bur Steve sounded like he would be down with this too and he always is a big help in the kitchen. And #2-I am going to try and post on my blog more. I told Steve I don't want to have one more thing to try and get done in a day so I will probably just blog once a week too. I am trying to think about what exactly I should blog about. Maybe I will just decide the day I sit down. Like today I am blogging about what I am going to blog about.:) Most of the time I will blog about my family because they are what consumes most of my thought and time these days. And I love them so much! But maybe today I will tell you all what is going on in our home. We are finally getting our kitchen redone. Probably next week sometime. We are getting new granite put in-went with the black uba tuba. I just love how it is classic and simple. Eventually we will reface our oak cabinets so they are white but not until the summer. Since we are putting in new granite we have to get a new sink, faucet and stovetop. Sounds so fun going to pick all this out,right? But let me tell you all of the decisions were driving me crazy. Thankfully I have an awesome friend who has excellent taste and I probably asked her a million times on what she thinks would look good. So I think we arrived at choices I will be happy with. Although my husband picked up the faucet yesterday at Lowes-which we saw online and I thought I would like-it is a Moen. But the one I had bought earlier which was a Pfister-I like better. The contractor said Pfister were not the best brand to go with thought. I am still trying to decide what to go with. The cheap one that I love or the more expensive one that I like. I may try and go to one more store today and try to find the faucet of my dreams. I just know that we are aonly going to do this once so I want to LOVE everything that we choose. If anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear the. I will post the pic of the faucet that I want and maybe any of you might have an idea of where I can get one that looks like this but a Moen or Kohler brand.
Well, I am extremely excited to get our new kitchen. A little nervous but I think we will love it! I will probably just spend my time wiping down the new granite for hours a day.:) Just because that sounds fun to me.
I guess I will end this post now. I am not much of a typer and my hands are tired.:) Until next time.

Monday, December 21, 2009


I have decided to start a blog. A way to keep my thoughts and events of what is happening around our house together. A way to remember what my kids did that made me laugh or cry-just a documentation of out life. Steve and I have three kids now-which keeps are household loud and crazy. Most of the time I am loving every minute of it-but of course there are moments when Steve and I ready for 8 o'clock to come so we can put our beloved little kiddies to sleep for much needed rest-and then we have a couple of hours to ourselves. Lately we have been watching TV episodes or movies and just talking and hanging out together. The time alone with Steve are so cherished. I love our big family of five but right now all of our attention is on our three children. Olivia is four going on ten. At least that is what my Dad said. She definitely has a more mature look to her these days. She really does believe she knows it all and will give you her advice one most things. She is still working on her speech delay which prevents her from being able to express everything that is on her mind but most of the time she tries whatever it takes to get her point across. Isaac makes me laugh. His name is definitely fitting of his personality these days. he is a delight to be around and he loves playing with his cars, trains and carries them around everywhere. Luke is growing so quickly. He watches Liv and Isaac and is trying to carry on conversation with them and us constantly. He definitely knows what he wants and tries to let us know with "gag,ga" and "mak, mik". Soon we will be able to understand all of his specific wants and needs.
Although I am at a time in my life where I feel like routine is difficult and I never really am totally done with something-I am loving my life. Being with my kids, getting to know them and just creating a family of love with us five is the only thing I would want to be doing in this point in my life. Until next time!