Wednesday, June 27, 2012


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Be Blessed & Healthy!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rain Rain

Tropical Storm Debby is leaving here mark here in Florida.  Fun Fun!  We have been in a drought for I don't know how long & she is just dumping rain on us like nobody's business!  I don't mind the rain really.   If you know Florida you know it doesn't usually rain all day long like this.  We get those afternoon showers/storms then back to sunny days.  No complaining here.

Since my foot injury I have been doing most of my working out inside with my DVD's.  I miss running out there and had to laugh today when I saw a diehard runner.  It was POURING and he was just running right along.  I have to say I did giggle but then I had that little jealous feeling.  Oh to run in the rain.

If you run/walk what do you do on the rainy days?  Do you just not do anything or do you find a way to get your workout in?

Be Blessed & Healthy!!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Fathers Day

This year Fathers Day was homemade.  We try to do "doing" gifts.  The kids will wash Dad's car or "detail" the inside.  This year my daughter said she thought we should make Daddy's FAVORITE cookies - Thumbprint cookies.  My 13 yr old reminds us how he won 1st prize in the fair with this recipe.  Mommy made Daddy's favorite pie - Apple & we made a special Dad's blessing jar.  Some times when days are tough we need to remember that our children DO love us & think we are something other than dumb grown-ups :)

I hope all the Dad's out there had a great day!!

Be Blessed & Healthy!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

What Scares You Most??

Maybe "scares" is a strong word.  What keeps you from be the healthy person you need/want to be?  What is stopping you from eating well & exercising?  I know for me when I was at my heaviest NON pregnancy weight I just didn't think I could do it.  I didn't know how to cook healthier.  "Hamburger Helper" was my FRIEND!!  Really!!  I LOVED cheese (still do but in a non-dairy form), ice cream, LOTS of bread.  Oh I could go on.

I would really love to hear what keeps you from making changes.   If you are having trouble commenting here go to my facebook page at Pamela Sadlon.

Be Blessed & Healthy!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Succumbing to Temptation

Sheesh.  It's hard, ya know?  Ok, here is the deal.  I went away for a couple days for my oldest sons summer baseball team.  They were playing a couple hours away & we needed to stay at a hotel.  No biggie.  Alot of times I stress myself out thinking about where will we eat that I will be able to get filled up on good food & not the stuff I can't or won't eat.  That just happens so much.  Anyway, the trip was going well.  I took lots of fruit, different kinds so I wouldn't get bored.  I had a couple "Kind" bars & some other nuts.  LOTS of water & knew I could splurge with coffee because I brought my soy creamer along.  Yeah, I was doing really well UNTIL........ we got back to our hotel room after a few hours out & those nice, thoughtful people brought a "Thank You" plate up.  Oh my.  It had fruit, juice, a big cookie, & 2 candy bars.  Now, the amount of times that I actually CRAVE a candy bar?  Not many to count AT ALL.  I succumbed to this craving.  I even texted my good friend AFTER I did it and confessed.  I felt horrible (physically mostly).  My body just isn't used to having to digest that stuff.  I got the point loud & clear. 

So, did I beat myself up over it?  Well, probably for about 10 minutes or so.  Then I got real.  I had a craving & it was handed to me on a platter.  Literally.  Then for dinner & went out & had a great salad & some yummy fish.  I also continued drinking LOTS and LOTS of water. 

I felt better in the morning & was happy I had a new day to start over again. 

It happens.  We are just human & crave things.  Especially when we have already had them & know what they taste like, etc.  Totally normal.

So, what are some things you just can't do without?   I know I have asked this question before but I would love to hear from you!!

Be Blessed & Healthy!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Super-size me NOT - part 2

Saw this today on  I like visuals.  The sugar in front of the different cups is good. 
Really, that's alot of sugar.

Water, water, water.  Use lemon or lime slices. Put a mint leaf in it.  There are lots of things you can do to mix it up but drink your water people!

What is your go to drink for the day?  Are you trying to cut out/down on soda??

Be Blessed & Healthy!!

Monday, June 4, 2012


Wow, that word can mean so many things huh?  I have been considering this since going through my house to prepare for the yard sale we had this weekend.  (I really DO need to get better at taking pictures!!)  My little girl ran her lemonade & brownie stand and possibly made more money then all of us!  I just need to actually get her to bring it to me so I can count it :)  Anyway, I digress.  As I was going through all the stuff we have accumulated over who knows how long I got to thinking - why do we have all this stuff?  A good friend once said "does this stuff bring you joy?".  That is a very good question.  When my middle child struggles with getting rid of things (which he & my youngest do all the time) I sit in their rooms with them & ask them about certain items & if it brings them joy.  I don't believe we are supposed to hold on to things & horde them.  If we have stuff & can pass it on all the better. 

Well, anyway (sheesh guess I have lots to say!) we had a yard sale.  The first day it rained and guess what?  It was our BUSIEST day!! 
R's Baptism
I found myself just giving things away & telling people a dollar for things.  I thought for sure Saturday would be the big day and it wasn't.  Within an hour of closing up the yard sale I had everything in my car & was taking it to the local "Good Will" type place called Our Fathers Closet.  Can I tell you how relieved I was to be done with it?  It made me sad to see some of the stuff go though.  You know, those games your kids have grown out of, etc.  What I need to remember is it isn't the object that brings me joy.  It's the memories that bring me joy.  Watching my 2nd son play Veggie Tales "Don't Sink in the Sink".  A seriously fun game for little ones (and their mom's).  The dress I wore for my nephews baptism.  Doesn't fit me anymore since I lost my weight so why hang on to it?  The memories of that day are so much more precious.  Me being able to sing for him at his church. 

Another way I would like to downsize and for some reason need to work up the courage for this one is my Facebook page.  Honestly?  Facebook is full of so much drama I just find myself scanning through for my favorite people & posts.  At this point I just want to use it for my fitness & health friends & my closest friends & family.  You know, people who care about me & mine not the gossip part of things.  I know people have problems but I really have a problem with playing things out on Facebook, etc.  I would hope that if someone comes to my blog or Facebook page they would see I do my best to keep it positive & encouraging for you & me.  There is so much hurt & drama in the world today. 

Wow, I guess my bloggers block is over again huh? 

Just wanted to tell all my followers (seen & unseen) that I appreciate you!  I love going to the blogs of those that have them & following your journeys in whatever it is you are going through.  I love the comments you leave & hope one day more of you will leave them :) 

I love that there is a place I can share my passion of health & fitness (and other random things) and know maybe, possibly I'm helping one person consider something different.

How would you like to "downsize" your life?  Does your house drain your energy & need an overhaul?  Maybe I'll get up enough nerve to take some pictures of my "hotspots" and we can share our ideas on how to de-clutter. 

Be Blessed & Healthy!!