I love food. Like good food…not just any food. I will starve before I eat McDonalds and I will make as much of the food here from scratch as possible. I am always looking for healthy new recipes, or a yummy way to healthify an old standard.
About 10 years ago I was plagued with migraines. This went on for four years and I took medication for it. Then I realized that it was food additives and preservatives that were the main triggers for these headaches. Hubby and I were also on the cusp of 200 pounds each! Since then I’ve cut out processed and prepackaged foods to make myself and my family healthier.
Nutrition, health, and weight management are important to me. I do pilates and walk for exercise, which is proof that you don’t have to kill yourself at the gym to lose and manage weight. I injured my back in 2000 and had surgery in 2009, which has always limited me in what I can do in the way of exercise.
I try to stay within a budget, but since I am always tweaking said budget, I don’t currently have a specific weekly/monthly budget to share with you. But let me just say it’s a pretty small budget, say around $400 a month for a family of four. I realize that’s pretty standard though and I often try to spend as little as possible. I also will clip coupons and stockpile when I can, though I’ve found that the majority of available coupon offers don’t apply to the way we eat here.
I am originally from Seattle, grew up in Chicago, and moved to NC in 1993. I am a Southern-fried city girl and my Hubby is a bread and buttered Southern boy. We met in 1996 and were married 7 months later. I’m the only female in the house so most of the time when I refer to “the boys” I am talking about my sons and my husband
My oldest son is sixteen and I’ll refer to him as number One (first-born, get it?). He’s a pretty cool cat and I love watching him grow into a young man. My youngest son is 11 and I call him number Two. This is my child with SPD/ADHD. It’s an ongoing education and I’ll occasionally blog about it. I am positive that God has blessed my family with this child so that we all can learn how to be better people.
I don’t mind personal questions so if you have any concerning L5 back issues, back surgery, weight maintenance, ADHD or anything else that I can possibly help with, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org