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Wood Watches For Men

Beautiful and stunning… those are the words that popped into my head when I opened the box. Truly breathtaking, and honestly I usually don’t get this excited over something unless it’s some running or fitness gadget. But Jord took my breath away with their wooden watches. .

If you’ve never heard of Jord before, they are known for their 100% natural, hand-finished authentic wood watches. Jord watches come in various styles and colors. From battery to hand wound, there is truly something for everyone. And if you are looking for an awesome way to present and store your watch, Jord does that too. Can you imagine giving this to someone as a gift?

The presentation alone in my opinion is a gift. But the beautiful watch inside will definitely bring smiles.

(And if you are l…

#FitFridayConfessions - Size Matters

#FitFridayConfessions - Size matters..... as Easter is just around the corner, I decided I needed to face the reality of what I was going to wear. While Lil Man was occupied, I decided to take a look into the closet. The skirt that I tried wouldn't slide over my thighs. Sigh.

I found a dress that looked like it might work. I got into it (this might work), but as I began to zip it, it got stuck (maybe if I can just get past this buldge it will zip up). So I pulled it up a little farther (oh lawd, I think I'm stuck. I can't breathe. I can't breathe). How am I going to try to instruct my 4 year old on how to help me get out of this thing? After a lot of jumping, wiggling and jiggling I was able to get myself free.

As I stared at the closet I though, maybe I could do a cleanse? You know, one of those 3 day things, a broth and grapefruit diet, something like that just so I can fit into something. Stop! Stop! Stop! The reality is I've gained weight. I'm not bloated. I'm not retaining water. The closet doesn't lie. I have put on weight, and some weird extreme drop x amount of pounds in so many days is a temporary fix to a bigger (no pun intended) problem.

I'm looking for a life long lifestyle change that works for me! And I'm focusing on size - portion size that is. Because the reality is, there is always a holiday, a birthday, a special outing, a play date, an amusement park, or a boring day at home. Instead of trying to avoid all sweets/processed food, my goal is to eat a smaller portion. (Share a treat, eat half, save the other half for later - you get the idea) And I really need to work on stress eating (but that's another post).

But portion size is important (even when it comes to healthy food). Here is a nice reference guide.

I would not consider this week a success with food. Hubby was out of town, I didn't to any cooking, we ate out, and I was stressed. But here is my log. This is a journey and a work in progress! 

Friday: Today’s food could have been better, but I didn't plan accordingly. I hate a spinach and Feta Croissant, a small flavored coffee, ice cream and baguette bread. I did get in a 4 Mile Run and some upper body weight.

Saturday: Overall mostly ‘clean’ foods with the exception of a teaspoon of ranch, a cupcake (from a kid’s bday party), and ice cream. If I am eating processed foods, I am really trying to pay attention to my portion sizes.

Sunday:  Most of my food today was NOT healthy. I had ¾ of a bag of chips after the 10 mile race, a burger and fries post race with some popcorn and lots of ice cream with the family in the evening.

Monday:  Overall a decent day except a few bites of sweets at preschool and some chocolate covered pretzels.

Tuesday: Bacon biscuit, 2 pieces of whole wheat bread, organic chocolate chip cookies

Wednesday – Baguette bread, ranch dressing and ice cream.

Thursday - Broccoli and cheddar soup in a bread bowl, and more than one serving of chocolate (macadamia nut hershey kisses, hershey bar, kit kat and peppermint patties).

Although I can't say that this week was a 'success' in my book, I can say that I am learning, and I feel that I can put that knowledge to good use.

How did you do this week with your goals?

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  1. I need to steal the chart. I get carried away with portion sizes. Although I think if I put two pieces of pasta on a plate it is going to be bigger than the front of my fist.

    1. I know that I always eat WAY too much pasta!

  2. Okay I love this chart and will seriously be using it. It really is in the portions we eat I believe and not just what we eat. I have gained at least 10 lbs. since trying to quit smoking. FYI Chantax does work. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Congrats on quitting smoking!! That's awesome!


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