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Worth

About two months ago I wrote this post in response to an image that went viral regarding the inner thoughts on fitness at one of my favorite (ish, it's kinda falling in favor) lifestyle brands. This post has quickly become one of my most read posts and I still stand behind every last word. But perhaps the reason the posted images bother me so much is I can't stand the idea of bullying ones self. 
At one point I really enjoyed "reading" magazines, especially fashion magazines. But overtime I realized what I thought I was getting enjoyment out of actually made me very sad. I'm never going to be the type of person who buys $1,500 pairs of shoes or fits into a size two skirt. These magazines, some of them at least were about a lifestyle that would never be mine and it made me sad. As I have gotten older in life I have realized this: there will always be someone richer, thinner, faster, smarter and more whatever than me, I can constantly compare myself to others and …

Grocery Challenge: Kroger

This past weekend we did our shopping at Kroger. Kroger basically has a grocery monopoly on Memphis as it is our only traditional style grocery store. Which is why perhaps other speciality chains are popping up in our city. 
Anyway, here's the haul: 
We spent $91.45 and unlike Sprouts this covered everything we need for the week (except the 2nd gallon of milk - we never get two at once) 
Most meals will cover 3 to 4 servings allowing Shaun to take leftovers for lunch (I prefer fruit and oatmeal during the day) 
Pot Roast with Potatoes and Veggies - 4 meals 
Can you tell we are meat and potato kind of people? I was really trying to give Kroger a winner with this meal since it's an established favorite in our house. The roast alone was $19!!! Honestly, we were both disappointed, even with a seasoning packet added this didn't have much flavor nor was as tender as the one from Sprouts two weeks earlier. I honestly feel like we would have been better off going to the nearby western …

Zyto Scan Review

Recently I received my first Zyto scan. And I know most of you reading this are thinking, what the heck is a Zyto scan??? 
There's a graphic below but basically a Zyto scan is a device to read the bio-markers of the body (there are 76) and provides feedback on "out of range" markers and recommends products as a result. The Zyto scan does not diagnose or treat medical conditions, that's what doctors are for y'all. Because I received my scan at a Young Living class, my results were for Young Living products. 
The scan is painless and easy, one simply rests their hand on the cradle like so and watches a quick video on the process: 
This is me getting my scan 
A diagram of how it works 
After a few minutes received my results! Of 76 bio-markers 19 were out of balance, which isn't bad. I've really been making a push to focus on my health so I was pretty pleased with the results. 
Here's my report: 

I really love how in addition to recommendations the report discu…

Grocery Challenge: Sprouts

I've wanted to do this for a while but I've decided it's time to kick my butt into gear and figure out the "best" grocery store, at least the best one available to me in Memphis. In the video below I explain my reasoning for this challenge, if you're interested. But over the next few weeks I'll be conducting and experiment to see how two adults can eat on $100 each week shopping at various grocery stores. First up on the grocery store challenge is Sprouts. 
Here's the haul 

Total cost $80.71 
Meals: 
Bow ties and Broccoli with Stawberries and Cream Dessert - 4 meals 
I forgot to take a pic, but wheat pasta was not the worst thing in the world. In fact, I will try to make the effort to switch to this healthier alternative in the future. 
Pot Roast with Dutch Potatoes - 4 meals 

Yum! This was delicious. I was very pleased with the meat, it had a very nice flavor cooking in the crockpot in its own juices all day. Dutch potatoes is a family recipe (probably to t…