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Our update on living a healthy lifestyle

On January 1st, along with people all over the world, my husband and I made a new years resolution – but not just another new years resolution.

Before I go any further, let me tell you – I never knew real food could taste so good. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to read the “Jody Says” and “Trev Says” updates.


Every Monday here on the blog I plan to update our journey. I will share some pictures from my Instagram feed as well as let you know how my husband and I are doing. On Thursday’s I will post a recipe – one of the recipes that we are enjoying while on this journey.

This salad was delicious! It was pretty too.

We were all satisfied after having this warm quinoa breakfast bake one morning. Mmm it was good.

If you have been reading the blog for a while, you already know that my daughters LOVE eating chicken feet. Although the hubby and I do not eat them, this roasted chicken sure hit the spot.

Trevor NEEDED these crispy chickpeas to get him through the day. I’ll let him update you on that at the end of the post. You are lucky, I already posted the crispy chickpeas recipe for you all.

I think the following picture speaks for itself, this salmon was mouthwatering to say the least.

Snacks have been a crucial part of making this new healthy lifestyle possible.

Jody Says: I’ve gotta say, those first few days of getting off refined and hidden sugars were tough! After the first few days I began to feel a lot better. My mind seemed clearer and my husband says that my whole mood seems to be happier. I try to be over prepared by bringing water and snacks with me when I go out. I do not want to get caught feeling starving when I am in a tempting environment. If my husband was not helping me come up with meal ideas and food prep I’d be lost, so I am so happy that we are in this together. As far as the question I know you are all wondering – has weight come off? Yes. Although I have lots of weight to lose, that is not my goal. My goal is to be healthy. I believe scales are for fish so although I weighed myself at the beginning, I plan to use my clothes as my measurement for now…the great news is that they are already feeling looser. Size is not what determines beauty – so I’m glad this is a healthy lifestyle change and not a diet.

Trev Says: 2 weeks in and I’m feeling better. With help from my wife I have stuck to my new lifestyle. I’d be lying if I said it is always easy. I still crave sugary snacks, and really want a big bowl of cereal (aka crunch berries) before bed – BUT the cravings are getting less with each day and I feel more coherent. I no longer have afternoon slumps and the crispy chickpeas have saved me many times over with their satisfying crunch.

So tell us.
How is your journey going?

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Janet M

Saturday 25th of January 2014

It's tough to make lifestyle changes. Good for you both.

Tina F

Tuesday 21st of January 2014

way to go Jody We try and stay away from sugars here as well...What I found even harder fonding foods that have no MSG and NO ASPERTAME in them MSG has so so many different names and its hard but we do it and my son with autism feels so much better not being on either I m happy for him and happy for you as well Hard job starting it but well worth it in the end

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Tuesday 21st of January 2014

Thank-you so much Tina!! I know exactly what you mean. Who would know that "celery extract" is actually MSG?! Ugh - it is hard, but we do our best. I am allergic to Aspartame so I have learned how to stay away from that years ago.

Jashley Da Cruz

Sunday 19th of January 2014

Love this post!! I love food, and am trying to eat healthier. Definitely gonna try to make some of these recipes

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Sunday 19th of January 2014

Thank-you!! I have a new update post coming up tomorrow. It means a lot when I hear that people enjoy reading them. Good Luck on your journey to better health too.


Sunday 19th of January 2014

This is great! Looking forward to following you and your husband's journey as you switch to a healthier lifestyle. You guys are doing amazing so far!

Jody @ Mommy Moment

Sunday 19th of January 2014


MIchelle L

Saturday 18th of January 2014

Thank you for this post.