My Health Madlib

Health Madlib Poem. 
Go to : http://languageisavirus.com/cgi-bin/madlibs.pl and fill in the parts of speech and the site will generate a poem for you. Feel free to post the Madlib or edit it to make it better. 


sleepy mom's sleepy mom

I swim my lounges and all the bathroom assigneds cafe; 
I run my hills and all is walk again. 
(I jump I lie you up inside my restaurant.) 

The offices go stealing out in pretty and funny, 
And angry bus loves in: 
I cheat my gym and all the car talks husband. 

I stealed that you eated me into son 
And fry me sweaty, bakeed me quite happy. 
(I jump I lie you up inside my restaurant.) 

heart cooks from the hat, car's hampers look: 
is garage and yard's house: 
I cheat my gym and all the car talks husband. 

I areed you'd align the way you study, 
But I sleep dopey and I hop your friend. 
(I jump I lie you up inside my restaurant.) 

I should have rolled a church instead; 
At least when mall ares they boil back again. 
I cheat my gym and all the car talks husband. 

(I jump I lie you up inside my restaurant.) 

- Stormy & Sylvia Plath


Miracle Cure

Miracle Cure. Write a news-style article on a miracle cure. What’s the cure? How do you get the cure? Be sure to include a disclaimer ;) 

I decided to take a funnier approach to this. I think obesity is major problem in our society. I am guilty of wanting a quick fix or miracle cure. I saw this clip art and thought how funny it is.  So to get good health these "pills" are hard to swallow for some (like myself). However... they do reap the benefits necessary for good health and longevity.


5 Dinner Guests

5 Dinner Guests. Who are 5 people you’d love to have dinner with (living or deceased) and why?

My Grandmother-I miss her so much. She passed away in 2003. I wish she could see her other great  grandchildren and meet my husband.



Open a Book

Open a Book. 
Choose a book and open it to a random page and point to a phrase. Use that phrase to get you writing today. Free write for 15-20 without stopping.

I decided to find a random page in my kindle. I also thought that using a book of fitness/health was very appropriate as well. The book I chose was The End of Overeating. I could easily relate to what was being written as I am transitioning only minimally successfully to not eating a chick fil a and just having a nutritious  shake. For eating processed junk food and snacks to eating fresh fruits and vegetables. 
It is such a work in progress. I have to retrain my mind and fix my bad habits. One of the biggest challenges is that doing what I have been doing feels good in moment and is so much easier. I really need  to read more and get better tools for adjusting my eating.  

I added the actual text below....

To alter our behavior, we need to change our emotional appraisal of salient food. We begin that process by recognizing our capacity to assign food a value, either good or bad. If we learn to view the pursuit of sugar, fat, and salt in a negative light, and to imbue with equal emotional significance behavior that encourages us to turn away from it, we can reverse a habit. 

Psychologist Arnold Washton offered a vivid description of the emotional underpinnings of old habits, and the challenge of mastering new learning, when he related the story of a medical student who struggled with addiction. The first time the young man was caught diverting drugs at work, he was encouraged to enter rehabilitation. The second time, he was again urged to seek treatment and warned that he would be expelled from medical school if he stole drugs again. 

The young man, said Washton, "will tell you that he wants nothing more in life than to finish his MD/PhD program and be a physician, that this is of the greatest value to him, that his entire self-esteem, his self-worth, rides on this." And yet the student took drugs a third time. "Evidently to him the reinforcement value of the drugs is still far greater than the reinforcement of his career path." 

Changing that kind of behavior requires almost heroic effort, acknowledged Washton. "What ends up being critical is the way in which you're appraising the meaning of the stimulus," he explained. "You can move from one highly charged affective appraisal to another-from `That's going to be fantastic' to `That's the most disgusting thing in the universe; I don't want to come near it."'

David Kessler. The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite (Kindle Locations 1826-1835). Kindle Edition. 


Learned the Hard Way

Learned the Hard Way
What’s a lesson you learned the hard way? Write about it for 15 today. 

I learned the hard way that when people show you who they are that you should listen. I was married to someone who never really appreciateed me or treated me as well as I deserved even when we were dating, but I married him  anyway. He was beneath me in all the ways that mattered. He mocked my desire to go to school and get my Masters and told me it was stupid. He cheated on me more times than I would ever know. I should have left. 

I actually should had never dated him, but I see it as a learning experience. The best thing that came out of our relationship is our daughter. I also have some of my best friends because of our relationship and my move to South Florida. So I learned from my marriage to him what a marriage shouldn't be. 

I try to pass on my lessons and experiences onto anyone who will listen.



Pinboard. Create a pinterest board for your health focus. Pin 3 things. What did you pin? Share the images in a post and explain why you chose them. 



My writing Style

Writing with Style. What’s your writing style? Do words just flow from your mind to your fingertips? Do you like handwriting first? Do you plan your posts? Title first or last? Where do you write best?

I just write what comes to my mind. I do not handwrite anything in advance...unless its a chart or something that I am making. Otherwise... I write as I type. It shows sometimes in my whorl, but I ok with that. Writing is about expression and release for me and it feels great to be heard. I usually do not plan my posts unless I do a set program like this...otherwise I just write about what is going on in my life. And the title comes when it comes... sometimes at the beginning and other times at the very end. YOu never know....


Dream Day

My Dream Day. Describe your ideal day. How would you spend your time? Who would you spend it with? Have you had this day? If not – how could you make it happen? 

On my dream day  … I  get to sleep in  and the house/hotel room is quiet because the babies are already at school or with a sitter. I want to spend my dream day with just me and my hubby. We would start the day off waking up to a beautiful sunshine and  soft music playing in the background.
We would go see a movie or two. Then grab a bite to eat at a nice restaurant... Then go shopping. Go back to our room take a "nap". Next freshened up and head back out. Maybe site see  by walking on the beach or up a mountain.
Our day would end with a lovely dinner.


I can't live without

10 Things I Couldn’t Live Without. Write a list of the 10 things you need (or love) most. 

  1. My God---My faith keeps me grounded and reminds me where my help comes from. It also makes me know  that I am never alone. I have a God who loves and protects me. 
  2. My hubby---Feels great to have someone always in your corner and on your side. Some1 who gets my sense of humor and loves me anyway.
  3. My family...most of them...Especially my children. They are my heart... my motivation... my world. I feel so blessed to have them in my life.
  4. Technology...I love all of the things the technology makes easier. Like keeping & staying in touch. Like keeping my life in order. Or being able to take a ton of pictures and videos of my kids and our life.
  5. The internet...Email is my friend. It makes life simpler. I also loving able to see what everyone is up to. Or being able to go to school online. ... all thanks to the internet .
  6. DVR... I love being able to watch TV at my convenience . 
  7. Chocolate...self explanatory.
  8. Caffeine... staying away is easier with it.
  9. Music... It is the sound track to my day... and to my life. 
  10. Working out.... Gets m juices flowing helps to prolong my life.



This morning I looked in the mirror... and I saw that I look a mess. I need a shower and to lose a few pounds. So I get dressed and get ready for my day. I dress the babies and look  forward to day despite being a bit tired. I know that if I just focus on what I need to do I will get stuff done. My schedule during the week is about the same. I have to be at work by 715am and I leave the house no later than 615am. Hubby has taken Maya to her bus stop. I lobe how we divide and conquer. So often I wish my job was closer to my home because it would give me so much more time. I definitely do not like my commute.  

Stream of Consciousness Day. Start with the sentence “_______”just write, don’t stop, don’t edit. Post! 


Theme song.

Theme song. Imagine your health focus or blog is getting its own theme song. What would the lyrics be? What type of music would it be played to? 

This one is a funny post to me because I love music for my workouts. The music can make a workout so much more fun. I am not sure what the lyrics would be ... but I am pretty sure that my song with kinda hip-hop and R&B as those are my two favorite types of music.

There are a a few sounds out there that I think fit me perfectly. Like
LMFAO--"Im sexy and I Know it" or
Mary J/ Blige "I feel good..."


Dear 16-year-old-me.

Dear 16-year-old-me. Write a letter to yourself at age 16. What would you tell yourself? What would you make your younger self aware of?

Dear 16year Stormy....

You are really beautiful in side and out. You do not need to lose or gain any weight. You need to take care of your body and it will take care of you. Exercise everyday. 

Life weights...you won't get too muscular...instead you will have sculpted muscles and you will be able to do day to day things with easy. 

Be fearless and try new things. If you fail... just try again. Life is meant to be lived and you need to live it for yourself and no one else.

I am sorry you have had a rough life so far, but keep making good choices and the great life you deserve will be yours. The only limit to what you can have or become is you.

Your future Self


Keep calm and carry on.

Keep calm and carry on.
Here are two of my favorites that I have made...

Write (and create) your own Keep Calm and Carry On poster. Can you make it about your condition? Then go to  http://www.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/ and actually make an image to post to your blog.


Best Conversation This Week

Best conversation I had this week. 

The hubby and I have been talking about trying visalus. It is a new weight loss program. We are going to get rid of all the junk food in the ouse. We will have 2 shakes a day plus 2-3 snacks with a healthy dinner. We are limiting are our beef intake. I have never been one to try shakes or stuff like that, But since everyone is jumping on the bandwagon...i inured why the heck not. I want to change my relationship with food and this may be the best way to do so. The packets should arrive on Tuesday. It is also super awesome that hubby is onboard. This is or 1st real, major attempt at getting fit together. 


Health Haiki

Health haiku. Write a haiku about your health focus. 5 syllables/7 syllables/5 syllables. Write as many as you like. 

Making wise choices
Family Fun Food and Fitness

Finding a balance