It's time for healthy thinking thursday, but first I would like to welcome some new followers to my blog.
First is Lara from http://larasminiatureworld.blogspot.com/ Lara is like me- she has quite a few miniature projects in progress. She is concentrating on a thirties inspired dollhouse right now- the piano she just made from a kit is gorgeous! Lara is also having a miniature give-away because she has hit 100 followers. Congrats Lara!!
Next is Alpal from http://minieatsalpal.blogspot.com/ Alpal makes the cutest miniature food! Some are charms, necklaces and earrings and some could be used in your miniature dollhouse. All of them are adorable! I love the hostess cupcake and twinkies charm she has posted not too long ago!
Marinbambu from http://marinbambu.blogspot.com/ has visited me. Her blog is full of artwork she has created and is fantastic! I love being inspired by other artists- I love the color she uses in her art- I love her work-please go visit her and say hello and check out her artwork for yourself.
We also have Marleen from http://marleensminiaturen.blogspot.com/ Marleen does beautiful miniature knitting- a skill I know I will never master because I struggle with 1:1 knitting! Marleen's Villa dollhouse she has restored is gorgeous- you need to travel backwards in her blog a bit to see it- but it's worth the trip! I think Marleen also makes miniature bears- so adorable!
Last we have Patricia from http://woolytalesminiatures.blogspot.com/ Patricia actually has quite a few blogs- they are all magical- I adore all of them. Here are a few more: http://www.woolytales.blogspot.com/ http://patitadolls.blogspot.com/ http://themagicalmarionettetheatre.blogspot.com/ Patricia is incredibly talented- if you have time you really should visit all of these blogs- what a feast for the eyes!! Patricia has just finished a sculpt of a minitature horse on the first blog listed- it is amazing!!
Thank you everyone for visiting me- I love to meet new friends and I love the inspiration I get every day from all the blogs that I follow.
Soooo....on to Healthy Thinking Thursday. I have still not been feeling well. I have to say that it is very hard to make any progress on trying to live more healthy when you don't feel great. I have had headaches almost every day and I feel so tired so I broke down and went to the doctor. The doctor took a look at my charts and told me we needed to get me on medication for my high blood pressure. I had to give a urine sample to check things on my kidney and when the doctor came back he asked me if I had any symptoms of a bladder infection. I had not- but apparently I have a good infection going on there also- I hope this is why I keep feeling so run down and everything seems to be such a struggle for me lately. So, now I am on medicine for my high blood pressure and medicine for my infection(sorry if this was too much information). Hopefully in a couple of weeks when I go back to the doctor I will be feeling much better. I did not exercise a lot this last week. Short little bursts because I was afraid of how my heart seemed to race and wanted to clear exercise with the doctor. I did pretty well on the eating- I've been keeping the fridge stocked with veggies and fruit and I pretty much eat 5 times a day now- small portions that keep me full and help me to eat slower and not overeat like I did when I was eating lunch and dinner only. I finally stepped on the scale and I am exactly where I was the last time I stepped on the scale- so either I gained and then lost it or I have been maintaining this entire time. Either way I did not gain so I feel happy about that. I guess I rambled on enough on this thursday- hope to have a better report next week as the medicine gets in my system. Crossing my fingers my energy returns! Here are some tips I found for this week:
1. Chop high calorie snacks that you choose to indulge in into smaller portions. I really like this tip- if I absolutely HAVE to have a chocolate bar it makes more sense to me to break it into 20 little pieces and take my time eating it. Seems to me that by doing this I might even make the decision to only eat 10 and save 10 for another time. I would seriously not do that if I was eating the candy bar whole.
2.This tip is from when I attended weight watchers ....when you go out to eat ask for a to-go container right away and seperate half of your main course into the container when your plate arrives. This really works- the food is tucked away in that container and you are not tempted to keep eating and picking at your food even though you are full.
3. I know everyone has heard this one before- but I find it has been working for me at night. Brush your teeth after eating. This is supposed to be a signal to your brain that it is time to stop eating and you'll be less tempted to have those extra bites after the meal is finished.
My friend Laura from http://sunshineshangout.blogspot.com is doing Healthy Thinking Thursdays along with me. If you have time please visit her and see how she's doing! Jessie from http://beyondbaffled.blogspot.com is also doing Healthy Thinking Thursday this week and Julia from http://juliassewsweetandspecial.blogspot.com is doing Fat Fighting Fridays so you can visit her tomorrow and see how she has been doing :)
Hope you are all having a great week. I'll be back on friday or saturday with new pictures of that clock I have been working on! It's getting close to being finished!
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