Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dear Readers, Friends and Family,

Long over due to post to my blog.  A place to share my dreams and inspirations.  My goals and ideas to become healthy; mind, body and soul.

Update...my body is daily reshaping....down 55lbs since last Nov. with a goal of 65 more to lose.  Time to reshape my mind to share my journey and help others as they start and achieve their success.

Below is the list of my college course work for the next few years....
My end goal is...

a BS in Community Health Education with a minor in communications.

(I will enter the Winter Quarter with Junior standing, thanks to several college credits earned long ago)

I am looking forward to the challenge.

I will take the time to add weekly to this journal so you too can enjoy my new discoveries, may you be inspired seek your path.





TERM MHCC COURSE# AVAILABLE TITLE/DESCRIPTION PSU COURSE # AVAILABLE NOTES
FALL MTH 95 INTER ALGEBRA WITH TRIANGLES
2014 WR 121 ENGLISH COMPOSITION
HPE 295 HEALTH PROMOTION/DISEASE PVTN M
HPE 185GF GOLF
WINTER INTRO TO PROB/STATISTICS STAT 243 SuFWSp M
2015 FAMILY COMMUNICATION COMM 318U** FWSp ** m
OUR COMMUNITY OUR HEALTH PHE 250 FWSp M
SPRING BI 101 SuFWSp GENERAL BIOLOGY
2015 HEALTH AND HEALTH SYSTEMS PHE 350 FWSp M
STRESS MANAGEMENT PHE 275* FWSp *
SUMMR WR 122 SuFWSp ENG COMP/CRITICAL THINKING
2015 CH104 SuFWSp BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
FAMILY HEALTH ISSUES CSF 481U SuFWSp **
FALL ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY BIO 301 F
2015 INTORY TO HEALTH COMM COMM 329 F m
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH PHE 443 FWSp M
HEALTH PROMOfor children/youth PHE 365* FWSp *
WINTER ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY 2 BIO 302 W
COMMUNICATIONS IN GROUPS COMM 313 WSp m
EPIDEMIOLOGY PHE 450 FWSp M
2016 PRGM/PLAN/EVAL-health ed theory/skill development PHE 471 FWSp M
SPRING ANATOMY/PHYSIOLOGY 3 BIO 303 Sp   
2016 INTRO TO PUBLIC RELATIONS COMM 341 Sp    m
NUTRITION FOR HEALTH PHE 425* FWSp *
BOLLYWOOD COMM 399 Sp    m
SUMMER ? INTERNSHIP PHE 404 M
2016
FALL ETHICS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION COMM 389 FW m
2016 HEALTH ED TECHNIQUES/STRATEGIES PHE448 FWSp M
CONSUMER HEALTH ISSUES PHE 355* FWSp *
HEALTH ASPECTS OF AGING PHE 456* FWSp *
WINTER COMMUNICATION AND GENDER COMM 337 WSp ** m
2017 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TODAY PHE 414* W *
COMMUNITY HEALTHprinciples and practices PHE 446* FW *
COMMUNICABLE/CHRONIC DISEASES PHE 363* FWSp *
SPRING SENIOR CAPSTONE UNDECIDED REQ
2017 INTERNSHIP PHE 404 CORE
if needed FILM AND HEALTH PHE 455* *
M=CORE m=minor *= Maj Elective **reqClusters

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tis the season to enjoy a favorite pumpkin treat or two....

As a diabetic, with intolerance to gluten, soy, dairy and working hard to lose weight portion control is key...so a pumpkin cookie was the recipe I created to enjoy as my bedtime snack.

 PUMPKIN COOKIES WITH STEVIA

Ingredients:

Ingredients


    1/8 cup unsweetened apple sauce
    1/2 cup earth balance soy free spread
    1/2 cup stevia
    1/2 cup palm sugar
    1/4 cup molasses
    1 egg
    1 cup pumpkin puree
    1/2 cup coconut flour
    1/4 cup tapioca flour
    3/4 cup brown rice flour
    1/2 cup oat flour
    1/2 tsp xanthan gum
    1 tsp baking soda
    2 teaspoons cinnamon
    1/2 cup almond milk
    powder sugar for dusting (optional)

     

Directions

In a large mixing bowl cream together applesauce, earth balance, Stevia and coconut sugar til light and fluffy. Beat in molasses and egg. Stir in pumpkin purer. In another bowl sift together the flours, baking soda, and cinnamon.
Stir flour mixture into puree along with milk. Blend thoroughly but do not over blend.

Drop cookie dough with tablespoon cookie scoop...gentle pressing down with back of scoop. Bake 375 degree oven for 12 minutes until set. Cool for a minute.... remove to cooling rack. Dust with powdered sugar (opt) when cooled.
Serving Size: makes 48
 
Nutritional Info

  • Servings Per Recipe: 48
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 48.6
  • Total Fat: 3.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 3.9 mg
  • Sodium: 52.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.9 g
  • Protein: 0.5 g

     

     
    Enjoy....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

When in the Dark DO WHAT IS RIGHT

     When in the Darkness do what is right......wake up, look up and stand up.....My fight against emaotional eating.

How many of us fall into the abuse cycle of emotional eating?....Eating for comfort, companionship, love, and acceptance.   Hello, My name is Karen and I am a FOOD A HOLIC...confessing my sin of abusing food rather than using it as fuel for my.body.  In the seasons of darkness I find myself using food as a brief vacation from the stresses of the moment.  A bliss on the lips but a beast to the hips....and then some. 

As a diabetic with gluten/dairy/soy intolerance, there are certain guidelines for me to follow to have a healthy body and yes it effects my mind and spirit.  But when I find myself dealing  loss of a child, in the midst of a betrayal, neglect and divorce,  seasons of loneliness, parenting challenging teenagers and adjusting to changes in life circumstances...things I allow to rob me of joy...I reach for a bandaid solution....FOOD...THE WRONG FOODS...emotioal of defeat...so why not Eat again....with more wrong choices.

WAKE UP!!!!
Been there done that...many times...but this time the wake up call is different....no medical emergency, no big celebration to plan for...but more importantly...God's revelation how much my food choices, my poor food choices, gave me a heart like Saul, ugly and sinning....satisfying the flesh.  Rather then a heart like David God pleasing,....and I seek a HEART LIKE HIS!!!

I would like to thank a DR Oz program that started my change a few days before the revelation.  The episode regarding artificial sweeteners......I stopped using them that day including splenda for they seem to increase my desire for eating...unhealthy eating.  I now only use natural sweeteners including stevia, fruit juice and molasses thus far and minimally. 

WAKING UP
I returned to tracking my eating on SPARKPEOPLE.COM....following a diet that works for ME....and tracking my insulin and blood glucose levels closely.

I continue to read my bible and study which reveals more and more.  Spent time on my knees crying out to God for Forgiveness.all of a sudden the hunger was no longer a speed bump  ...I was content and satisfied and more energetic.

I have started walking and doing some strength training.

I am confessing publicly for accountability and re-dedicating myself to blogging my journey....recipes and insights I find inspirational in hopes others may.

LOOKING UP
Pray to God to protect me from temptations and outside influences.

STANDING UP
I am EXPECTING myself to do what is right...no matter the circumstance.... packing my meals everywhere...and saying no thank you as needed....


Dear Lord....Thank you for your grace and mercy and the opportunity to cleanse my heart and put the past sins on the cross with Jesus and leave them there...Thank you for the clean heart and soul.  I realize it took me years to shape my physical being...and surrender to your ways for ME to reshape my physical self to be all that I can be .....free to be  the wife, mom, woman you have called me to be.
Thank you

Karen