Friday, August 30, 2013

Processed Foods VS. Anxiety = I'm Really, Really Getting Old!

You know you're getting old when something you've been eating all your life suddenly makes your body react a certain way.

It is time for me to face the reality that even though I feel young and full of energy, my body tells me it is changing. It has been several months, that I've been experiencing anxiety thinking it was related to my constant depression but after finally stopping to listen to my body, I realized my anxiety starts after I eat "certain types of foods." I wasn't sure in the beginning or perhaps, I didn't want to believe what my body was telling me.

But it was true. I experienced no anxiety and neither do my hands tremble, or my heart races a billion beats per minute when I eat healthy unprocessed foods. Then, I ate processed foods and bingo. My anxiety returned.

It was dark and gloomy that in fact, I'm getting old and can't no longer eat like I did when I was in my 20's.

Foods to avoid

Fizzy drinks - Not a problem; I've never liked them anyways.
Processed food - :(
White bread - :(
Chips - :(
Pastry -:(
Cakes -:(
Caffeine - :( :( :( :( :( :(
Sugar - :( :( :( :( :( :(
Alcohol - :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
Chocolate - I'm allergic to it so it doesn't matter.
Cheese - :(
Fast Food - Jack in the Box curly fries :(

This will actually help me with my weight loss. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kindergarten year at St. Paul Catholic School!

It feels like she was born yesterday and I was changing her diapers. It feels like she just learned how to walk and said her first word, "dada." Now, she's starting Kindergarten and she's so thrilled but my heart just melted yesterday when I walked her down the hallway at St. Paul's school.

 She was beyond excited!
 Ms. Figueroa, Sofia's teacher.
We found her seat and she quickly began to draw. 

St. Paul rocks! 
Raquel going to All Saints, Little Saints preschool! She's not a morning person so cracking a smile so early will never happen.  
wait, that's half a smile! 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Vacation - 2013

So we finally decided where to go with our family budget and it was decided to go to SeaWorld since the girls have been fighting for the only Shamu in the house and we thought this would be a great opportunity to buy an additional Shamu to end the fighting.

Things didn't start out well with Sofia throwing a fit but that was fix by my hand hittting her bottom then all was well!
 I did the impossible and asked strangers throughout our vacation to help us take a family picture. God willing, when we are able to go back again, we'll see how much our daughters have grown! And to kill time before the shows started we or they hopped on some rides!

                                                       Our first show and it was HOT!

                                        There is always something new to see! Like this guy! 
                                                  Finally, she was happy and goofy!               

                            It was so HOT, Sofia enjoyed getting wet whenever she had the chance to!

 Waiting for Shamu to show up and the only one who was no longer interested was Raquel, who did not enjoyed getting wet.

                                                 At another ride where we had a blast!

                                             Sofia showing me how high she can jump!

Finally, they got what they came to SeaWorld for. More Shamu toys!

Chicken Nuggets and French Fries for three and a half days. The most junk food they have EVER eaten!

Another family picture opportunity! This was taken at the last Shamu show.  

Raquel had the least fun at the shows. She did not enjoyed getting wet, Sofia looked forward to it. I hope Raquel grows out of it or it will be a long suffering life stuck with us.

This last time she told me: "Mom, I was brave, I didn't cry." 

Another family pic!

Time to go! It was a blast! 

The rest of our vacation was spent exploring San Antonio!

Sofia loves Dinasours, Raquel pretends she loves them.

Sofia found her princess dress and asked me to take her a picture.

Raquel's dream dress. I do like her pick.

At the Alamo where I had a paranormal experience. I couldn't sleep that night.  

At the Riverwalk Boat ride

Raquel was excited!

Sofia felt asleep. It was day three without her afternoon nap.

AND another family pic!

Our waitress was working hard for her money! 

and yet another family pic!

Posing with San Antonio!