Flourless Chewy Chocolate Cookies

flourless Chewy cookies

I have been so busy these past few months! Nursing my baby girl constantly (SERIOUSLY.. she eats ALL the time, every 40-90 minutes all day and night long)

She hates sleeping too so it is everything I can do to cook for my family, clean and manage to have energy to play with my VERY ACTIVE 2 year old. Needless to say, I have been exhausted and not able to create too much in the kitchen for my awesome followers. SORRY!!

I’m not sure about you BUT when I am tired, I      C R A V E  sugar so much! This is not a good thing for me because sugar makes me irritable and moody. Continue reading

Powering Through a Power Outage

After spending a relaxing weekend in the Outer Banks, NC, Brandon and I came home to a not so ideal situation. Our town got hit with a wind storm that knocked the power out for almost 3 days (in the middle of a heat wave!). We are okay with the lack of A/C, no TV and no electricity but we were not okay with our freezer full of meat quickly thawing out. We Continue reading

Power through Friends and Social Media

Today I woke up to a really nice email from a friend of mine that I used to work with. She and her husband have been making some eating changes and she has sent me some great blogs and ideas via facebook. Yesterday, we were chatting about my trip to the Loudoun Grown Expo and she was sharing her pasteurized co-op with me. We were talking about the differences in eggs (hopefully some photos will follow!)
Anyway, she shared with me that she had been reading my blogs and appreciated the fact that it isn’t dedicated to weight loss but rather overall health from the inside out. *Weight loss is just a bonus* Thanks for you positive words Katie!

I always wanted to be skinny like my sisters and I would try everything to be as thin as possible- nothing ever worked and I just started getting discouraged and fatter. One day I started seeing some signs of health issues and I decided that I needed to get healthy. Weight loss wasn’t my goal when I started running and eating better. Getting healthy for my husband and our possible future family was my goal. Brandon’s family has a history of cancer and heart health and mine has a history of depression, anxiety and stress related issues. I was starting to suffer from anxiety/panic attacks and even went on medication to try and control it. My family also has a history of addiction and I didn’t want to rely on medication to make me feel okay. I don’t trust drug companies and I don’t want to give them my money. As of today I am off all medications and I have never felt better! Yes, this blog isn’t about being thin, it is about getting your life under control and being as healthy as you can be for your loved ones and for yourself!

I think it is great that through facebook, blog land and the Internet, we can all learn from each other and continue to take steps to help better ourselves through our eating and exercise habits.
She shared this link with me and I think it gives a great insight on why we should be making healthier eating options.
From Katie:
“I came across this website the other day and I feel like it sums up a good eating philosophy well — consider sharing on your blog! Check out the video 5 things not to eat at beyond diet