May 2014 — Recap

May 2014

How I spent my month:

My first visit to the endocrinologist and the first step in reducing my thyroid medication

Serving pot roast and chocolate pudding for Mother’s Day dinner

Visits with friends

fun in the park

Elizabeth Park, CT

Green Gazebo

 

 

 

 

My new favorite thing: taking photos of the sky

Creo

NYS Capitol

sky

 

 

 

 

Concerts in Saratoga

SPACDave Matthews BandDave

 

 

 

 

What I’m reading:

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Finding Balance

Balance

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I went to a new doctor this week and as I was sitting there explaining my health history, I had a revelation.  My story sounds crazy.  It’s all imbalanced.  I hung out at the extremes.

I’m still working on putting it all down so you can see how I got to where I am today but here is the short version:

I ate low calorie
I ate low fat
I ate high fat
I didn’t eat carbs
I avoided dairy
I ate high carb
I juiced everyday
I exercised 1-2 hours almost every day
I stopped exercising

My diet was all over the place.  I wasn’t balancing out my activity with the food I needed to sustain said activities.

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The 12 ways I remind myself that I am who I am

The 12 ways I remind myself that I am who I am  |  KellysRevival.com

Biologically, genetically, physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually you are you

Accept yourself for who you are…
— not who you wish you could be
— not what society wants you to be
— not that person you compare yourself to

When you accept yourself for who you are…
— you can focus on your own life, your own goals, your own decisions
— you can define your own vision, your own values
— you will feel more Continue reading

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Spice up your life!

Spice Rack Organization with Mason Jars | KellysRevival.com

I think I have a solution to my disheveled, unorganized spice rack mess.

Remember what my spice collection looked like a few weeks ago?

I need to organize my spice rack | How could I let my spices get like this??! | KellysRevival.com

Yikes.  A crazy jumble of bags, twist ties, bottles of every size.

Not the best plan for finding what you need in a quick and orderly fashion.

Or when you have no idea if you’re out of something.

I need to organize my spice rack | So much ginger | KellysRevival.com

Picture me with a recipe, rummaging through to find out if I actually have cumin, did I buy it ground or the seeds, do I have to grind it myself, oh, wait, I have cardamom, not cumin, ahhh!!

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