Tuesday, July 28, 2009

the stone age

I'm no longer living in it (the stone age). I had a prehistoric phone....but I'm out of the dino age. I finally got a new phone and it's way to high-tech for me. I can hardly send a text. It's going to be a long rough road but eventually I'll adjust (I hope). My Dad also got this phone last night and his phone is a good 6 years old....he just might have a much harder time adjusting than me ;)



After reading everyone’s comments yesterday about Skinny B, thought I should add a few comments….

The book does recommend 20 minutes of exercise a couple times a week. I'll attempt to incorporate this. I just need a routine and I have to stick to it, otherwise I'm a lazy bum.

I don’t know if I will ever be able to totally give up meat!
You can get protein from numerous other sources. Whole wheat breads, bagels, pastas and such. There are so many products out right now for meatless products, such as veggie burgers and soy chicken patties. I’ve had both before and I think they taste great. Put either on a whole wheat bun and you’ve got yourself almost 20 grams of protein.

I LOVE cheese, really (really, really) love it! In the book it gives alternative dairy free cheeses to try so I might sample them. I love grilled cheese and mac n cheese too! It might taste different but I think certain things you can acquire tastes for.
I used to hate beer, couldn’t stand anything about it. Now, I enjoy having a cold one or two ;)

I won’t only be buying organic foods, I have a budget to live on as well people ;)

I will not be giving up occasional drinks. I like going out and having fun or sitting on the deck at home with B and enjoying cocktails!
In the book the girls clearly state you might find them playing beer pong ;)
The book also says red wine is “ok” to drink with no sulfates (they of course only recommend the organic stuff).

There are more books in this series, Skinny Bitch in the Kitch, Skinny Bitchin, Skinny Bitch Bun in the Oven and just out this year Skinny Bastard. They also have 3 workout DVD’s out so at least we know they do workout as well!

The book clearly states you can do whatever you want, if you don’t think you can give up everything and become a Vegan, just do what you can! If you can’t give up pop, give up something else. I’ve gone 3 days without POP, so there's a starting point. Soda -ha!

B is totally against me going totally organic/vegetarian. So I will accommodate to him as well. We do live in the same home and prefer to cook one dinner a night together. Guess I'll just have to see where things go :)

Thank you so much for all your comments/opinions from yesterday!

Lastly, please keep praying for baby Stellan. His heart is doing better but him and his parents will be going in an airambulance to Boston. He can’t wait until he weighs enough or is 4 years old. His heart needs help now. This family is from MN and so am I, I've been following her blog since before I started mine so this is hitting close to home....small world we live in.
(photo courtesy of MckMomma)

p.s. Check out Brooke's Blog for yet another awesome girly girl giveaway!! It's pretty much totally awesome!!

28 comments:

jen + ryan said...

oooooh sexy phone!

Melissa said...

Cute phone...you'll get the hang of it!! I thought the same thing when I got my Blackberry a few months ago! Actually, I'm still figuring it out! LOL!!

Peanut Butter Swirl said...

wow that is one cool phone!!

Oh giving up yogurt and cheese would be the hardest thing in the world for me. I think thats one reason I really couldn't go vegan.

Whitney said...

YAY! for the phone.

I have Skinny B, but I haven't read it yet. I started to and it just didn't interest me. Maybe I'll pick it up again in the future.

Baby Stellan is cute. I've been reading her story the past day or two and it's heart wrenching! :(

Kym said...

praying for baby stellan! :)

Lauren Kelly said...

YAY for moving on up in the tech world, and I'm right along with you in praying for baby Stellan :)

Brown Girl said...

I love cheese too!!! M and I eat so much cheese it's seriously disgusting, probably because we also drink too much wine and everyone know cheese and wine go together! ;)

♥ H ♥ said...

That's so funny you say POP!! And beer pong? What! I'M IN! Actually I'm better at flip cup instead of beer pong! ha!

Let me know how things go with this!! I wanna know. I'm starting weight watchers today!! I think it will help me :)

Sole Matters said...

I was lost when I first got my Blackberry and now I don't know what I did before it! Good luck with the Skinny Bitch diet!

Katie said...

new phones are always fun! And who doesn't LOVE cheese??!

Jen and Rob said...

Love the new phone. I got mine about a month ago and still learn new things about it every time I use it!

brooke said...

oh baby stellan!!! you are in our prayers!!!

and yey for three days and no SODA!!! haha...
i've heard too that if you just stick to the border of the grocery and avoid the aisles as much as possible that you will find you will not only save $$ but also cut out a lot of fats found in box foods/meals and such...this is definitely something i have been trying...and i have to say i HEART our walmart super as they carry tons of fresh veggie/fruit options (as my town doesn't have a farmers market or whole foods i have to do what i can) and they are actually affordable! also...we haven't used ground beef in years...ground turkey all the way...there are so many yummy recipes that you can do and you'll never be able to tell a difference!

Katie said...

Great phone! I was without a cell phone for almost a year, because Spencer broke mine and I wasn't eligible for an upgrade. I got a Blackberry Storm for mother's day and it's taken some getting used to.

Spencer was on only organic food for her first year and now it's about 60% organic. The most important things that you should buy organic are peaches, apples, peppers, celery, strawberries, grapes and carrots. If you eat meat, it really is better to be organic and free range- mostly because of the hormones they pump into the animals. Spencer is 2 and she's never gotten sick, not even once, and has never been on an antibiotic. So I'm a fan of organic, but I don't think you need to go all out crazy on it either.

mrosev14 said...

Kudos to the no soda...that is definitely a start. I also think compromising with B is very important--you want a happy home. :)

Thanks for your super sweet comment on my blog.

I am still praying for Stellan.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Welcome to the new technology world! Love the new phone!

KC said...

Awesome new phone!

Just so ya know, organic just means that the food is grown and cleaned without using pesticides and horomones. It's better for you (and more expensive) but at least you know that you're not eating yucky chemicals. :-)

Alicia said...

hey girl! it's so true do just so what you can! i wish i didn't have to have such a diehard diet, i miss cheese like you could not believe!! plus i'm sure you'll see great results! good luck with the new phone, i'm trying to talk the hubs into new ones!

The Blonde Duck said...

Popped in from Ladybug's to say hi!

Nicole Marie said...

i read skinny bitch too. there is a lot of stuff that is so true but i think it goes a little too far for my lifestyle. being vegetarian and totally organic is just not practical for me but i've definitely started thinking more about what i'm putting into my mouth.

trader joes has awesome vegetarian meats and even cheap organic good wine!

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Ooohhh. Me likey the new phone. I have the Palm Centro, but I stopped into sprint to play around with this one. I was crazy technical...even for me. I'll stick with the Centro for now, but I'll be anxious to see what you think about the Pre!

Jenny.Lee said...

I'm with you on the cheese! Mmmm!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

Love the new phone :)
I 'll say a little prayer -poor baby

Lily G. said...

Cool phone!! I have a blackberry, and it seriously is a crackberry. Awww, little Stellan.

Crystal said...

Thank you..

and wow!! I am going to check this book out, sounds interesting. =)

Kristen said...

yay for getting a new phone! You'll adjust to it! And I think it will be much worse for your dad!

Baylee♥ said...

Hahah good luck with the new phone! it took me ages to adjust to touch screen!

I Love Brownies said...

My phone officially died yesterday after living on life support for a month - it just broke in half one day and I've been holding it like a crazy phone junkie who just can't give it up. Anyway - NEW ONE ARRIVES TOMORROW!!
Besides all that - TAG....I gave you a blog award. Go on.....celebrate, you know you want to!

Lyryn said...

That phone looks awesome… you’ll get the hang of it. My phone is my life line, when I got my new one it took me a few days… but I finally got it. Keep at it! :)

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