Wordless-ish Wednesday ~ A Trini Delicacy

Jul 29, 2015

This is one of my absolute favourite foods. It is called Doubles and it is a local street food. It may not look very appealing, but trust me...IT. IS. YUMMY!

According to Amazing Trinidad Vacations, "A Doubles is made up of 2 barra (flat fried bread) between which are placed some lightly curried channa (chick peas), a small spoonful of one of more chutneys (made from either shado beni, mango, tamarind, pomme cythere, cucumber or coconut) and a dab of pepper sauce. Sounds exotic doesn't it? Well it tastes heavenly."

Do you like trying new foods? Would you try Doubles?


Jul 25, 2015

I can't believe that summer vacation is almost half way through! It feels like just yesterday we were saying goodbye to the kiddos and wishing them a wonderful break. The three weeks that have passed since school closed have been everything that I needed it to be....restful, relaxing and rejuvenating. Hence, my absence from the blog. I haven't been staying away on purpose, I just haven't had much going on lately. My days are very fluid...I'm taking every day as it comes. I haven't made any plans, but rather just going with the flow. I decided that July will be calm, peaceful and easy. August, on the other hand is filled with more planned activities, like a visit to Tobago. (Woohoo!)

Anyway, even though this may be boring, here's what I have been up to lately...

Reading...Claim Me by J. Kenner (It's the perfect book for the summer...sexy and hot!)
Watching...Switched at Birth (Love it! Seriously, this is pretty much what my days consist of, computer, Netflix or Geektv)
Eating...healthy! (Lots and lots of yummy fruits.)
Drinking...water and coconut water.
Pinning...ideas for Art classes. (I got a promotion last year. Come September I'll be teaching Art to the entire school!)
Tweeting...Gloria Estefan (who else?)
Going...where ever I want to go, whenever I want to.
Loving...no alarms clocks.
Discovering...that some areas of my life need my attention.
Enjoying...summer holidays!
Thinking...about my future, my personal and spiritual growth, my relationships, my home environment, my health, my blog, who I am and what I need to change. (Yep, I've also been using this free time for some introspection)
Feeling...Relaxed, rested, thoughtful, introspective, emotional.
Hoping for...a great first year as an Art Teacher.
Listening to...music I like from the shows/movies that I am watching.
Thanking...God for always guiding me, helping me, forgiving me and being my rock.
Starting...'My Journey to Healthy'
Finishing...This post. 

What are you up to currently?

My Journey to Healthy - Day 1

Jul 19, 2015

Sharing this side of myself with the public is a little nerve wracking. However, with the support and encouragement of a great group of ladies who I am lucky enough to call friends, I’m doing this.

This is me. All 206 pounds of me. I’ve struggled with weight loss and by extension, my health for a long, long time. I’ve been on a ‘diet’ pretty much since I was twenty two years old. I’ve lost a great deal of weight and put it all back on within a few months...several times. Needless to say, my health and the way I feel isn’t always 100%. 

It’s taken me almost thirty three years to realize that health, be that physical or spiritual is the guiding force to life. I’ve also realized that it is only going to get harder to take back control of my life the older I get.

I know enough now to know that I’ve been doing it all wrong in the past. My focus shouldn’t be on weight loss, but on getting healthy. Health should be my ultimate goal. Everything else will fall in line. Today, I’m making a promise to myself (and to you all) to focus on my health. I’m ditching the diets and the crazy weight loss fads and going about it in a more wholesome way. More raw food, a whole lot more water, definitely more sleep and of course, exercise. I’m making it a point to not cut out anything but rather limit it. I’m not telling my body no to anything that it wants but rather, just a little or only one. ‘Moderation’ is my guiding word on this journey.

This is day one of ‘My Journey to Healthy’. I’m ready and willing to finally do it right this time. 

Thank you always for your support and encouragement. It never ceases to amaze me.

Let’s begin!

*NB: I’m not a medical practitioner or nutritionist. ‘My Journey to Healthy’ is not advice. This plan was constructed based on my needs and my lifestyle. Before embarking on your own journey, be sure to consult your own doctor/nutritionist/coach.

#WW ~ Love and friendship

Jul 15, 2015


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