My Journey to Eating Healthier Without Dieting

I have been struggling with my diet, well I have always struggled with it and I always knew it needed to change. I decided that its better to start now than wait when it feels like its too late. I am going to make changes to my diet without dieting, I am not a fan of Fad Diets but I know that many people have made great transformations on it.

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What I would like to achieve is to balance out our meals, to limit the amount of process foods go in our diets and to introduce more foods. I want to a good role model when it comes to food and how I chose it, so my son feels that is what he should eat. Eating Healthier in hope will help boost my energy and feel better about my habits. I also hope that it will help achieve my fitness goal.

About my Diet Now and What I would Like to Change!

  • I am Kosher (always been), which means I don’t eat certain meats and sea foods.
  • I have a major sweet tooth, and sweet treats have become my daily snack. I would like sweet treats as an actual treat.
  • I enjoy fast food meals, especially McDonald’s. I have enjoyed more fast food meals that I like this month. I would like to make Fast food trips once every couple weeks not every other day.
  • Artificial sugar is my bodies nightmare if I have to much of it. I will get dizzy and my vision will go black if I  have a lot of Soda’s. So I have been able to limit my intake of sugary drinks.
  • I am not good at making decent lunches even though I am stay at home mom. I would like to put more time in my lunches even if its a simple salad or sandwich.
  • I struggle eating fruits and I don’t have much vegetables in my diet. I would like to make sure that I am going to add more fruits and vegetables in my diet, while introducing different varieties.
  • I would like to make snacking less of an occurrence but that will be difficult since I am nursing my son.
  • I will also focus on buying and making less process foods.

I will be trying to achieve my goals and changes by meal prepping and monthly meal planning. I know that I am not going to be perfect and will have to be kind on myself but hope that I am also going to learn  to have discipline when it comes to my appetite.

I am 24!

I Turned 24 yesterday and I still don’t feel any older or different than when I was 23. I didn’t do anything special for my birthday but I did come up with this idea to mention 24 things about me, it will be full of random facts. 67456356_490014748400056_4827300514922233856_n

I am a Talker, I love talking and sometimes I don’t when to stop and I can be very blunt which can be awkward for people.

I love creating DIY Project, I will create designs but it seems that I can’t get to creating them, Lol! I have some building skills from working with my father on construction sites.

I grew up listening to oldies with grandpa and I still listen to them once in awhile except Polka, I do listen to Christian Rock, Techno, Dance, Pop, Israeli Messianic and such much more.

I can’t sit through a movie or TV show without doing something, I am also one of those people that will fast forward through awkward moments.

I love crime shows and SIFY : Perry Mason, Veronica Mars, NCIS and NCIS New Orleans and Mystery Movies if it isn’t Haunting.

I wanted to be a Navy Seal or a Police officer but wasn’t allowed so I signed up for Architect degree than changed to welding degree because I didn’t feel smart enough.

I love Sugary Treats but have highly sensitive teeth, I got sick and my gums were in major pain which caused my teeth to become extremely sensitive.

I am not a Feminist, I am more traditional and like to be more feminine.

I am a Republican, I can be very political when I talk to my family members.

I love French Parenting, I can talk about if for days. I enjoy different cultures on how they do things an the French for me has the right parenting techniques which helped me with my youngest.

I Enjoy baking bread, pies, sweet roll, cookies and cakes from scratch, I love the taste of fresh food from scratch without the preservatives.

I feel like I am living in the wrong time era, I wish that I was sometimes living in the 1600-1800’s just without all the diseases.

DC over Marvel  Comics, Maybe its because I find the Man of Steel Actor Kind of Cute but I find the DC to have a little bit of different story line for each movie they do. Marvel I sometimes can’t make sense of.

I have 2 Boys, My oldest is 2 1/2 years old and a 3 month old. I am blessed and content with my 2 boys and wouldn’t change it for anything.

I have One Pair of Cowboy boots,I got for my birthday 6 years ago for my birthday. They are my confident booster, the boots that say ‘I just don’t care what you think’ and have gotten me some hard times.

Bugs don’t freak me out but snakes give me the willies, bees will make nervous and when I get stung by one I scream.

Would love to travel the World, I wouldn’t mind traveling the world but its so expensive. Even living at different places would be cool.

Trying New Foods, I find trying new foods difficult for me and sometimes I buy foods to try and I completely ignore it.

Building our House, My and I built our house with friends and family. It wasn’t the first time I helped built the home I lived in, I helped my parents build their home when I was 14 years old. During that time I lived in a camper, learning how to change my clothes under a blanket and lived in a tent for a month. 

I was obsessed with Sign language and German, I got held back for math and it was the sign language teacher who was teaching math and so I got to learn sign language at a young age, I don’t remember it much since I haven’t used in a long time. I always wanted to learn German but had French and Spanish class both almost failed classes.

Proud of my heritage, I might have a small amount of Indian in me, but I am mighty proud of the blood line. I find that helps me connect to my ancestors and to be more American.

Steam Shows and Photography, grandpa took me to steam shows every year that I lived with my grandparents. He also made sure that I knew how to take pictures and it started with the old film camera’s. I enjoyed going to the steam shows to see the tractors, blacksmiths and old fashion anything.

Becoming Aware, This past year I have become more aware of the products I use in my house, the chemicals that are in cleaning products and beauty products. I have also been more aware of what ingredients are our food.

I hope that you Enjoyed my random 24 facts about me.

 

Moses and the ‘Mission Impossible’

If you ever watched the Mission Impossible Movies you know that the mission isn’t really that impossible, It’s the mindset that it’s impossible, makes it seem you can’t accomplish it.Moses is now being sent on the Mission to Deliver the Israelites out of Egypt, you will notice something that we all do now a days.  How he has set his mind to think that Adonai is asking him to do something Impossible. Moses on 'Mission Impossible'

Exodus Chapter 2:15- Chapter 4:23

“Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.” Exodus 2:15

In the The Fears of Pharaoh, As a Mighty Nation Rises, Moses killed a taskmaster out of ANGER and ran out of FEAR of Pharaoh, ending up in Midian were he met the daughter’s of Jethro (Priest) whom he helped water their flock. Moses was then invited to Jethro’s home where he was given one Jethro’s daughter Zipporah whom bared him a son.

“And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect unto them.” Exodus 2:25

During the time that Moses was in Midian, the Pharaoh died and a new Pharaoh came to reign. The Israelites cried to the YHVH about the BONDAGE that they were in, which Elohim heard their cries and groans and remembered the COVENANT that he made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Moses is now a shepherd to Jethro’s flock, taking them around the backside of Mt. Horeb in which he sees a bush in flames. Moses was going to go closer to the bush for he noticed that it was not being consumed by the flames, as he was stepping closer Moses were he was commanded to stop and to take off his shoes for he was on Holy Ground.

“Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face: for he was afraid to look upon God. And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt , and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;” Exodus 3:6-7

YHVH is calling Moses to serve as a guide for the Children of Israel out of Egypt to the land of Milk and Honey.  YHVH reassuring Moses that he will be with him through the whole ordeal, guiding him in what he is to say and the actions to take.

“And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” Exodus 3:11

“Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them. The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt:” Exodus 3:16

The Elders will heed to your words and go with you to the see and to talk to Pharaoh. YHVH warned Moses that Pharaoh will not listen to him and will not let the Israelites go.

“And I will stretch out my hand and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst therof: and after that he will let you go.” Exodus 3:20

YHYH will show favor to Israelites over the Egyptians and that the Israelites will not go empty handed,  that the women will have abundance of clothing, jewels of silver and gold in which they will cover their children.

“And Moses answered and said, But, behold, they will not believe, nor hearken unto my voice: for they will say, The Lord hath not appeared unto thee.” Exodus 4:1

YHVH told Moses to toss his rod down on the ground and it became a serpent than YHVH told him to pick it up by its tail and it became a rod again. Which will help them believe that Adonai appeared to Moses.  Exodus 4:2-4

YHVH then told Moses to place hand chest in which he did and he took it away from his chest seeing that it was leprous as snow. YHVH told him to put it back on his chest again in which he did and took it off and looked at his hands as it was looked normal. Exodus 4:6-7

If they were not going to believe any of the two signs that he was to take water from the river and pour on dry land in which it will become blood. Exodus 4:8-9

Moses doubting that he doesn’t have the right ability to speak in front of Pharaoh for he is slow speech and tongue. YHVH saying that he was the one who created the mouth and tongue and that he would be his mouth and guide him in what he was to say. That didn’t stop Moses from freaking out and doubting YHVH in his abilities which angered YHVH. Moses asked for someone that would help him speak for the People.

YHVH told him that Aaron his brother will help him speak for he was on the way to see Moses. Moses will be able to tell Aaron what to say to the Pharaoh when it comes time. Moses and Aaron will both take the instructions from YHVH to guide the people out of Egypt, with the rod in hand, to do the signs that was shown to him.

“And Moses went and returned to Jethro  his father in law, and said unto him, Let me go, I pray thee, and return unto my brethen which are in Egypt, and see whether they be yet alive. And Jethro said to Moses, Go in peace.” Exodus 4:18

Moses took his wife and sons with him to Egypt with the Rod of YHVH in his hands. YHVH told him that he needed to do all the miracles that he was told to do before Pharaoh but to expect that Pharaoh heart will be HARDENED.

“ And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn.” Exodus 4:22-23

How many times have we doubted the abilities that YHVH has given us? How many times have we felt that we weren’t worthy of the mission that we were sent to do? Moses doubted his abilities, he doubted that he could deliver the Israelites out of Egypt. When we place the thoughts that we can’t do something, that we are weak and that we have no abilities,we are looking at life as a Mission Impossible.

 

How we Make Our Marriage Work

I have navigated through 3 1/2 years of marriage with 2 young little children. We have lived in a small little cabin with no running water for the 1st year of marriage while building our home.I have learned a couple things that I wished that someone told me before getting on ways to make my marriage go as smooth as possible. Add a heading (8)

When I first got married, I called my dad almost every day. After a while though I needed to stop doing that because I wasn’t adjusting to married life like I needed to. I find that limiting communication with your parents especially if you were living with them before getting married helps you adjust a little bit better.

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Everybody will give you advice(like I am doing now) but you don’t need to take it to heart especially if it doesn’t fit your lifestyle. Don’t feel bad that you aren’t taking their advice either.

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Fighting is normally the worse part of the relationship, and I find what makes it the worst is the yelling. When we yell at each other we aren’t listening to one another, it seems more of way of hurting the other person. Its alright to disagree and to talk about it which gets you much farther.

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I vowed to myself that I wouldn’t start fights over the small things, things that were not worth yelling about. I found that it would waste time that could be used for other things. I do get a little bit upset but I keep it to myself for awhile and think about it to make sure that it was worth getting upset about. I do mention some of the issues to my husband to get it off my chest. He normally know that something is bothering me so it is no surprise to him. Add a heading (11)

I am a person who needs space from people especially after a long and hard day, so my husband allows me some space(I go hide in our room while he takes care of our boys).

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Now this is more like if you have children but also goes along the lines of being married. When I was engaged my father said that now I don’t have to worry about looking good since I got the man. Even though you are married and maybe have children that you don’t have to let yourself go to the ways side, like taking care of your health.

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My husband works long hours in the woods or in the shop, when he gets home he is ready to rest and play with the boys. To me since he is working for the income so I can stay home to take care of the boys and home, that it isn’t far for him to come home to cook or clean. I found that if I don’t let my husband do the chores or cooking that its on me and him since I am not nagging my husband to do something.

 

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I remember my relationship before getting married to my husband, it was void of Elohim. The relationship turned toxic and so I made sure that their was some form of a christian relationship with my husband. It guides our attitudes, decisions and actions to make this relationship work the best that it can.

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If you haven’t noticed already we have more of an old fashion marriage. My husband being the head of the house helps with eliminating of the power struggle, to me its less fighting.

If their was something that you thought helped your relationship work comment below, I would love to hear what it is.

I am Not Perfect for A Reason

WHY? The biggest question that comes up when something bad happens. We start searching for the answer to that question and some directing it right to Elohim with a blaming attitude. So Why do we go through things and deal with sickness, heartache, loses, or addiction to think of a few.

I am not Perfect for a Reason. That would not have been come out of my mouth even a year ago. I have mental scars from many things that have been done in my past by others and me. The fact that it used to haunt me at night, and that I used to be an angry child.

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I was always wondering why I had to go through the stuff that I did, and why at a such age was expected to defeat such temptations at a young age. I didn’t understand at the time why I was allowed to feel such pain at a young age.So what was it that I go through as a child that makes me less perfect.

DIVORCE, a common practice that happen these days.  I lived with my dad and grandparents and was practically raised by my grandparents while my dad worked(which I didn’t see much of him). My mother was working and going to college and at the time  there was many things that happened between us in which I have fully forgiven. I let the PAIN of the divorce and actions that were taken to affect me a lot, making me an ANGRY child, which let me to bully my brother(he bullied me back by the way).

BULLIED for not being as smart as the other kids in my grade. I never had a pair of pants in 1st grade with out holes in the knees. I was also chocked in front of teachers and kids who were laughing. The teachers just thought it was all fun and games. When I decided that I needed to stand up to the bully which caused some fighting and I ended up being in detention.

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DYSLEXIA where I needed to be in extra reading classes, to be in special ed and to take test in separate rooms. While I was taking the special reading classes, my homeroom teacher took me out of math, which she didn’t tell my parents causing me to be behind on math for years.

PORNOGRAPHY, I was heavily addicted to it from 3rd grade to 6th grade. I fought it for years afterwards and deal with the aftermath of the mental effects. I later noticed that my mind was rewired, I know sounds weird but its true. I came across it when I was on the internet unsupervised. I was not warned about it and did not know what to do when I came across it. I didn’t tell anyone about my addiction for I was afraid of what my family was going to do, and I remember trying to get the nerves to tell my grandparents. My attitude and personality changed after I got addicted and my actions were being controlled by the addiction.

I have been controlled, manipulated, bullied and have been mentally and sexually assault. I dealt with the anxiety from those issues and needed to work through it which also took many years. I wasn’t just the person being hurt, I have also controlled, bullied, and lied to people. I noticed my actions were getting pretty bad and I tried to change away from that. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1_9

Why did I go through these things? When you think that Elohim gives us trials that we can only handle, in which I heard some say one time that he gives us trials that we can’t handle so we look to him for help.

I learned that what happens when I don’t forgive. I learned the dangers of pornography can do to a child. I learned what bullying does to people, I learned that my dyslexia showed me that if I work hard it opens many doors.

When you look at your life and wonder why things have happened?See what it has taught you and how it can make you a better person. See if there is something that your experiences can help others?