Thursday, August 27, 2009


I never thought I would write this but probably my favorite place to hang out on Planet Earth right now (besides in my bed under the covers--I NEED TO thank my mother in law AGAIN for the 1000 thread count cotton sheets and for spoiling me for almost any other bed) is--dare I say it? The GYM The gym is not a smelly bastion of sweat, foot fungus,clinking weights and roving eyes. It is a lovely parental Disneyland where you can drop your kids off for three hours a day and do whatever your little heart desires. I have managed at least 8 adult conversations at the gym this week alone. I've checked email and had my brows waxed.
The gym sports showers with never-ending hot water, free toiletries and clean towels. And yes, believe it or not, I work out. Almost every visit.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

How I'm Losing it

My new way of eating is as follows:
1) Whole, non-processed foods to include avoidance of refined sugars, flours, etc.
2) Daily intake of fish oil and a multi-vitamin.
3) Caffeine reduction.
4) Limited alcohol consumption.
5) Increased water intake.

With limited time we've started using a few appliances regularly and frankly, I think I would be eating rocks or licking the walls without my Blendtec Total blender which can pulverize an iPod, make soup, ice cream, almond butter and whole fruit smoothies. We also rely heavily on our Sanyo Fuzzy Logic rice cooker/steamer and the George Foreman Grill with removable plates. With all three products clean up and food prep are a snap. I have also removed WhoozyerDaddy from kitchen duty because you can't cook (and dodge food poisoning) in a cesspool of filth.

This may look disgusting but it's actually quite good (and filling). 1 banana, 5 strawberries, 1 clementine, 1 apple, 1 plum, 4 T vanilla whey protein powder, 1 tsp. filtered fish oil, vanilla, 1.5 cups fresh spinach leaves, 1/3 cup frozen blueberries. It all went into the blendtec and down my gullet. Yum!

Lunch was: 1 chicken boob (George Foremanned), 1 yellow squash peeled with a potato peeler into paparadelle, 1 matchsticked carrot, 1 lipstick red pepper, raw almonds, green onions, romaine lettuce and cilantro dressed with rice wine vinegar, homemade peanut butter,sesame oil, ginger and local honey. Awesome. Who needs Paul Newman salad dressing and asian lettuce mix?

Whoozyermama's Weighty Issues

Folks; I have been gone a long time. I've been making some major lifestyle adjustments and they've deserved all the attention I can muster. But here I am, back and improved to my blog. I have a lot more to say---and it's not all about Whoozyerkids anymore. You see, I'd been avoiding the camera like the plague. You'll have observed lots of photos of Whoozyerdaddy and Whoozyerkids but at some point I decided that I didn't matter, that no one was looking at me, that, if I dressed my kids in stunning matching Hanna Anderson dresses all eyes would be diverted from yours truly. But that's not how life works.
You see, there's this social networking site called "Facebook". I'm sure you've heard of it. Once you're on there anyone who is your "friend" (And what friend would do this to me, I mean, really? Snort.)can post a picture of you and "tag" it. That means anyone who is your "friend" can see a picture of you that someone ELSE posted. Sure, you can remove the tag but in this day and age you just can't do it fast enough. At least fifty of your "closest" friends (and ex-boyfriends)are gonna see you at that birthday party with a mouth full of guacamole thinking you're invisible in your Lane Bryant ("Women's" aka Fatty McFat)jeans. You see, there's nowhere to hide when you are 5'5 and over 190 lbs. There, I said it. I was 194 lbs. on a good day and a crappy photo (my pride won't let me post it---I still have some pride left)made it's way to Facebook and I decided to look, I mean really LOOK at it. It was time to open my eyes and move my ass.
Since April I have lost over 20 lbs. and have gone down 3 dress sizes. I've adjusted to the changes and I've realized that this tome can be a tool and hopefully an inspiration too. So---this blog isn't just about my family anymore. It's about me and how I'm changing our lives; removing the sugar, pureeing the broccoli and shaking it up in Zumba. Girls, pay attention. Whoozyermama is setting an example so you can grow up without Weighty Issues. Mama loves you, but most important, she loves herself too. At least, enough to drink a green smoothie.

Obligatory Whoozyerbrood photo: