Drink that water

Recently I was put on blood pressure medicine for….high blood pressure wooo. Never thought in my life that day would come but it did. I am trying to take care of myself better so I can eventually get off of it. I don’t eat terrible but I think the combination of my age(42), the stress that I am under, and the yo yo eating habits I’m on contributed to causing the high blood pressure. With that being said, since I’ve been on the bp medicine I have been feeling achy, my neck and back have been hurting, but even before the medicine I was feeling those same symptoms coming on so I went for blood work and it turns out that my kidneys were showing that I have not been drinking enough water. Now I know the benefits of drinking water and how important it is but for some stupid reason I never did. Well for the past 3 days I have increased my water intake probably by 85% and let me tell you I am starting to feel like a different person. My neck stopped hurting, my bones stopped aching, my lower back is starting to feel better. All because of water. I am your average run of the mill mom and my advice to whoever is reading this, if you are feeling a little off increase your water consumption. Start there first and see how you feel just after 3 days. It is such a simple solution to a problem that you would never think could go away or be so easily solved.


Gillian’s French Gluten-Free Rolls


Okay from my taste buds to yours, I tested tasted another gluten-free product. I am giving Gillian’s French Rolls a thumbs up! I feel like I struck gold. They are light and fluffy, 130 calories, 4g of fat, 20 carbs and so ridiculously filling!!

If you are trying to lose weight I really think cutting down on products with gluten in them is the way to go. I feel less bloated and have a tremendous amount of energy.

Mash the meat


Did you notice in my “best meatballs ever” blog how I have a potato masher in the bowl with my meatball mix? This is a little trick I learned from Rachel Ray. You can mash-up your meat mix and it gets all the ingredients mixed in there so nice but yet doesn’t condense the meat too much. I love using it! Old time tools are some of the best ever.