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About healthygirl2

I am a vocal music teacher. I love my job and hope to find one in Iowa when my husband and I move in June. We have a 3-yr old Golden Retriever named Riley. I enjoy running, yoga, watching movies and my favorite tv shows, playing board games and hanging out. :)

I’m tired…but feel good! :)


So here’s a list of changes I notice so far:

1. Not gas-sy.

2. I don’t hurt.

3. I’m not bloated.

4. In general, I feel good.  I have headaches but that’s because I don’t think I’m getting enough nutrients or calories.  I’m going to try to do better, though.  Here’s what I ate today so far: 2 eggs, scrambled.  3 cups of whole wheat linguine at Olive Garden.  I bought hummus and quinoa at the grocery store and I’ll try that this week sometime.  I’m making tilapia tomorrow with mixed vegetables. Yum! 🙂

So far I’m doing good!  Only 3 more days and I’ll be done with  my first week!

OH! And the sugar cravings have gone away! 🙂 Yay!


Day 3…and I’m tempted.


So Brandon graduated tonight and here’s a list of celebratory food:

Cake and ice cream
Jonathan’s cookies
The Brook

Ummmm so it’s very tempting to eat all this crap. I actually did awesome today except it was hard when I was eating steamed veggies and everyone else was eating fried chicken, French fries with cheese and bacon, and nachos!!

It was so hard to not give in. But, like one of my favorite students Will says “Resist temptation!” So I did. And I’m proud. I conquered!!

Each step I take and each healthy choice I make is leading to a thinner, healthier me! That’s my goal. And even if it’s hard I know I can succeed. At least three weeks!! 😉

Day 2. And starting over tomorrow.


So I tried hard.  I really did.  But today was just a bad day.  It wasn’t actually bad, though.  I had the BEST concert I’ve ever had at Mannford AND I got a new job in Ankeny! So let me explain how I got off track today and what I can do tomorrow to improve upon.

Last night I felt weird.  Fatigued and rreally tired.  Like, not a good feeling.  So I had a diet coke at Olive Garden with my brother.  😦  I had 2 full glasses.  And I NEVER need 2 glasses at a restaurant! Never.

So then I just gave up today.  had a diet coke for breakfast because I wanted to be energized and alert for my job interview in Ankeny.  So then we stopped at Five Guys in Libery, MO and I had french fries and a half a hamburger.  Then we ate at Chili’s tonight and I had half a burger and chips.

Yeah.  Bad day.  But tomorrow – I”M DOING IT! ALL THE FREAKING WAY! 🙂 HERE I GO! WISH ME LUCK!


Travelling and going yeast-free


So I’m updating from the Denver airport as I await my flight to Des Moines. This is day 1 of my yeast free diet. It’s hard. I knew it would be, though, so that helps. Having realistic expectations always helps when you’re trying something new and difficult. I was hungry so I wanted lunch. Thought maybe theyhauls have a Subwa.  No such luck. McDonalds – yes. So I ordered a salad. The Southwest Chicken Salad. Southwest – New Mexico? Arizona? Salad. I got the grilled chicken so, go me!! But then my salad arrived. It had cheese, tortilla strips and sauce on it. Sugary sauce. Well dang it! I paid $6 for that salad so I thought I should go ahead and eat it. But it was gross. The chicken was rubbery and nasty. Threw it away. 

Walked around looking for other healthy options. No fruit. Bummer. Ok, so I found a convenient store and examined their seed and nut options. Found raw almonds. Score!! Had to look it up though to make sure I can eat raw almonds. I can. Or so, I’m almost 99.9% sure! They’re good and at least I’m not hungry. 

Jonathan wants to go out to eat tonight. That’s tough. I suggested Olive Garden cuz I know I can get whole wheat pasta there – no sauce. Hopefully we’ll do that! so..until next time! 

Oh yes! P.S. I read an article in Newsweek about obesity in America. That helped me a lot to realize what I am striving to do is really good. Go me!! Almost done with Day 1. I can do this! I can do this to feel better and have more energy, to look better and lose weight and to make myself healthy. 🙂 I’m doing the right thing I know! 🙂