Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sunday at Washington Park

Jamie and I hooked up for our last trip of Summer ’14. Today, we visited Washington Park — such a treasure right in the center of the city! Oh, Portland you have it all! Thanks for being so hospitable.


Saturday, August 23, 2014

Get Fit Physical Night

A couple months ago, I became the lead of my church’s Health Ministry – Get Fit. The idea behind the ministry is to Get Fit: Emotionally, Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically.

Tuesday night, we had a Get Fit Physical Night led by Sean Overton a Certified Personal Trainer. Sean was great! He led a fun, but challenging workout. I’m so proud of my church family for their enthusiasm and for making our first Get Fit Physical Night a success! Who would’ve ever thought we could have so much fun exercising?! The proof is here in the photos…

  It’s time to Get Fit: Emotionally, Mentally, Spiritually, and Physically! It’s a way of life!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Saturday Soul Stroll

I had a blast this morning at the Soul Stroll. I signed up with my church family, but it ended up my employer was co-sponsoring the event so I saw some of my co-workers too. I ran into lots and lots of folks I haven't seen in forever. We talked, laughed, danced to good music, and walked! What a great community event bringing us together to walk our neighborhood. So glad I was a part of it -- I'll definitely be back next year.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Back on Track

Lunch: Spinach Quinoa Salad, Snacks: Watermelon Chunks, Cucumbers, Carrots

All natural detox: Filtered water, cucumbers, limes, watermelon
 I typically don't like to bog you down with all my personal stuff. It is after all personal. But, this year has been extremely difficult for me.

My year started off with me almost dying from sepsis. I was the sickest I've EVER been in my life. Then, after taking the yucky antibotics to clear the sepsis, I developed C-Diff which is an infection of the intestines. Great!

On top of all of that, I moved within six weeks of getting out of the hospital. Which meant I was packing and moving while my body was still healing. Oh and I also was wearing (still am wearing) a boot for my severly sprained foot.

There's more...Just as I was starting to regroup, I had to unexpectedly move again. AAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

That was the final straw, after living in Washington for 14 years (Seattle for seven and Vancouver for seven) I decided it was time to relocate to my hometown, Portland.  While I accomplished a lot in those 14 years, I also seen my share of failure.

I'm glad to say, that after a couple of bumpy months in Portland, my living situation while only temporary, is good and get this I accepted a full-time position with a non-profit health plan (don't worry I'm still able to do all the other stuff I do!). Now, with a sense of stability and order it's time to -- get back on track.

I was starting to feel like a hypocrite with all my healthy food presentations. Meanwhile, I was eating crappy and not exercising. But, today is a new day and I've recommitted myself to living healthy. I don't like the way I feel or look! So, last night, I prepped my meals for the next couple of days and today to flush the toxins out of my body, I started an all natural detox drink: Filtered water, cucumbers, limes, and watermelon.

Thank God for His Grace (second and third chances)...

I'll keep in touch with my progress.

The Obesity Epidemic is REAL!

The evidence of an epidemic is everywhere.

· Two-thirds, more than 190 million Americans are
overweight or obese.

· Obesity-related diseases are a $147 billion dollar
medical burden every year.

· Childhood obesity has tripled in the last thirty years

Source: CBS News