Thursday, May 30, 2013


Sometimes I forget the potential we all possess to perpetuate healthy lifestyles.

The following story is a great illustration of just that. So many things can be perpetuated: health, optimism, kindness, truth, etc.

As we think about the imagery of succoring the weak, lifting up the hands which hang down, and strengthening feeble knees, I am reminded of a sweet seven-year-old showing her grandfather a small tomato plant she had started from seed as part of a second-grade school project.
She explained that from one tiny seed would come a plant. And if the plant were cared for, it would grow many tomatoes that would each have many seeds.
She said, “And if all of those seeds were planted and grew more tomatoes, and you planted all of those seeds, in a few seasons you would have millions of tomatoes.”
“All,” she said in amazement, “from one little seed.”
But then she said, “I almost killed my plant. I left it in a dark room and forgot to water it. When I remembered the plant, it was all wilted and dead looking. I cried because I thought of all of those millions of tomatoes that would never grow.”
She was then excited to tell her grandfather about the “miracle” that happened.
She explained, “Momma said maybe the plant wasn’t dead. Maybe all it needed was some water and some light to bring life back.
“And she was right. I gave the plant some water, and I put it in the window for light. And guess what?” she asked. “It came back to life, and now it’s going to grow millions of tomatoes!”
Her small tomato plant, so full of potential but so weakened and wilted from unintentional neglect, was strengthened and revived through the simple ministration of water and light by the little girl’s loving and caring hands."

2013 April General Conference, “This Is My Work and Glory”, Sat. Morning Session - By  M. Russell Ballard

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A Family Affair

Weight loss should become a family affair. Whether or not everyone needs to lose weight, everyone can benefit from a healthier lifestyle. One family in Utah did just that. Check out the link below!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013


So there are these things called carbohydrates. Have you met them? They are delicious.

Well, it turns out they aren't so good for weight loss. And it turns out they are all I ever want to eat. 

Not so much the sugary candy stuff, though watermelon laffy taffys have been enjoyable lately, but the breads, crackers, and pastas. They are such a staple of our every day diet. 

Have I mentioned how much I love muffins? Just sitting here thinking about muffins... Maybe I should make some bran ones, then I don't have to feel guilty, right?

I think I enjoy carbohydrates too much...

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Everything other than physical

I have to admit, the last few days have been focused on just about every type of health except physical... I did go for a walk yesterday. But some unpleasant things came up and I've been working on having a positive mental attitude along with being a forgiving stable person. I don't regret the focus. I know you have to be all around healthy to have a joyous life.

So that's where I'm currently at. I've been thinking a lot about what to post. This is the best I have on a Wednesday morning.

Monday, May 6, 2013

The Weigh-In

So I weighed in last week. Not as bad as I was expecting. It's like January never happened.
Who needs January anyway, right? 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Fat One

So I'm sitting here watching The Lorax, again.

You know that scene when the Lorax and the animals steal the Once-ler's bed to put it in the river? The animals take off and the fat bear lags behind. By the time fat bear reaches the shore, the animals take off along the shore and he is left behind yet again.

So I was recently told about Couch to 5k. Pretty cool. Look it up. Anyone can become a runner!

Also, a friend shared on Facebook that during her birthday month she runs the same number of miles as the number of years she's lived. Pretty awesome! And very do-able if I spread the miles out throughout the month... Plus thank heavens March has 31 days.

I'm pretty excited about these new goals.
Does this mean I'm going running tonight, nope.
But someday! :)

Let's get rid of fat bear syndrome together! Who's with me?