Monday, February 23, 2015

I Didn't Watch The Oscars, and Other Random Stuff

I watched the red carpet with my girls because they love the fancy dresses. As soon as they went to bed, hubby and I popped in a movie and watched it in bed. No Oscars for us. We haven't seen most of the movies anyway, so why bother. 

I did get to see my man Liam Neeson walk on stage just before turning the TV off though. I know he's getting up there in age but that man still does it for me.
Then I got lots of razzing from my kids about how I have crushes on all these 'really old guys'. It was hilarious!

Are you practicing Lent?
I usually give up sugar. I know I feel better when I'm off the 'crack', and for some reason it's easier to stick with it when it's for Lent. I actually started a few weeks before Lent but am continuing with it now that 'God is watching'!

I'm also giving up meat for the full 40 days (not just on Fridays). This may seem extreme to many, but for me I don't think it's that big of a deal. I don't eat red meat at all anyway, so I'm really giving up chicken and turkey.
I found an all natural, organic veggie burger that the hubby and I both love, so I've been using those when my meal plan falls short. But other than that I've been enjoying cooking with beans and quinoa. I've also been roasting vegetables and LOVING it. Who knew roasted cauliflower could taste so different from regular cauliflower! 
I think eating more vegetables has helped me look and feel better. My skin is definitely showing improvement.
Now, as if giving up meat AND sugar wasn't enough, I'm also doing away with packaged/processed foods. Nothing out of a box. No granola bars, pretzels, crackers, cereal...
I did have one slip last week. I was at the kids school all afternoon. I brought a bottle of water and some fresh strawberries but it wasn't enough for the 4 hours I was there. So, I snuck an organic Kind bar from my kids cubby and had that to hold me until we got home. Kind bars are non GMO, gluten free, so not too bad for a 'cheat'.

My kids have today off (some sort of teacher work day) so I'm taking them bowling. If we don't go somewhere they'll sit on the couch looking at a screen all day. I want to avoid that.

There's another wind chill advisory for today so playing outside is not an option.
I have to say as sick and tired I am of this horribly cold weather, our family and friends back east have it way worse. They're getting the cold AND snow. We don't have any snow here in Wisconsin, and don't have any in the forecast. I call that a win for us.

I am SO ready for spring so I can get out there and walk the hills again. I really miss that. I remember last year heading out before the sun and watching it rise while I was on my walk. That was the best part of my day.

Well,the kids are starting to wake up so I better get on breakfast duty. Just wanted to check in since I haven't posted in a long time.

Have a great and healthy day today!


Sarah Kopf said...

I'm so sick of these windchills I could puke... For serious. Wisconsin is not usually THIS brutal, but the last two years have been terrible.

I usually only watch the preshow for the dresses, but I actually left the Oscars on for part of the night. I was reading a book, so I wasn't really watching. I thought Anna Kendrick looked GORGEOUS. I was grossed out by John Travolta. He always manages to look creepy with the chains and makeup....


Amy W. said...

Hey! I just posted a recipe on my blog about meatless mondays, staring a quiona veggie dish.

I taped the oscars and of course didnt set the dvr to run over, so I missed all the good awards! Go figure. I did watch the red carpet and was a little underwhelmed!

Beth Ann said...

Dang girl, you are full hard core! Love it! I'm having success tying Lent to my choices as well. The weekends are always harder for me though.