I posted a few days ago about giving and the blessings that come from it. I believe as a direct result of all the giving we have been doing this summer, we were given LOTS of work last week which equals more income for our family!
I am a stay-at-home mom. I substitute teach instead of teaching full-time since we have chosen to keep our son out of daycare. Surviving on only one income can be tough sometimes, especially in a recession. To make ends meet, I have been housecleaning, catering one day a week for up to nine people, and caring for an elderly friend of ours. My husband and his family own a commercial cleaning company, but since businesses have adjusted to the poor economy, new cleaning contracts have been tough to acquire.
The same day this week that I was offered a part-time job, my husband's business was offered nearly double the accounts they have serviced. WOW! Things will get crazy around here very soon!
My first instinct when stressed is to eat. After reading Dr. Kessler's book, I now understand how sugar-fat-salt combinations give me a sedating effect and drag me down. The more tired I get, the more I want to eat these types of food.
Since I find myself back eating processed junk food once or twice a day again, I decided I should have a few days of liquid nutrition to clean my system out and get out of the habit of snacking.
Breakfast: Green Lemonade Smoothie
Lunch: Spirulina "juice" (1 Tb. of Spirulina Powder & 2 c. water)
Supper: Soy protein shake (1 scoop Soy Protein Isolate & 2 c. of soy milk)
The protein makes me feels full and really calms my cravings for sugar-fat-salt.
(More about spirulina and how amazing it is!)
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