September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. I received an invitation from a friend to give something up for the month of September in solidarity with children who give up so much because of cancer. Well, in March, I shaved my head, bald, so I am not so eager to be giving much up right now.
Above is me three weeks after the shave. Anyway, I decided that instead of giving something up, maybe I would just stick to what I need to do and that is make good choices. I need to listen to my body. I need to appreciate what I have and not take my health for granted. I am somewhat healthy, and my kids are physically healthy (their mental/neurological health will be saved for a whole different blog). I want that to continue and be better, so now is the time. For the next month, I will be making only good choices for me and my family. For this month, there will be no, "Well, I guess blue lake 4 would be okay this once." We are going to stick to it, dagnabbit!
Today, for lunch, I had my leftover roasted veggies, mixed with some vodka sauce over a small amount of pasta. I only ate this much. I am satisfied. The flavors all mixed together were phenomenal! I made it all from scratch, so I know everything that is in there. The tomatoes were from the garden as was the zucchini, yellow squash, eggplant, onions, and red peppers. The mushrooms were store bought, as were the seasonings. One bite I took had a bit of fennel seed in it. I cannot tell you how awesome this was!
I also walked the kids to school, walked 1.5 miles on the Wii game "Walk It Out," and walked my quarter mile round trip for caffeine, and I am only 1/2 way through the day! I was also down .4 on the scale this morning, so I am just .2 away from my all time low of a couple of weeks ago (post children).
My neighbor stopped me this morning and asked me if we were going to be able to walk tonight. I went sans friends last night, so it will be nice to have a buddy or two. So, keep me honest people! I helps to know that you all are there, telling me like it is.