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Kombucha, Garden Crop, & Body Confidence

After a whirl wind weekend, I finally feel like l am almost normal again.

I do have that feeling in my throat. You know… that feeling that makes it impossibly painful to swallow, and is usually an indicator that a cold is looming.

Thankfully I stumbled upon this at my local organic store!!!


KOMBUCHA!!!!! Yay!

Apparently sales are skyrocketing for Kombucha Wonder Drink since the other leading brands have been pulled off the shelves.

The difference between Kombucha Wonder Drink and the Synergy & Honest Tea brands is that its pasteurized and approved by the USDA which ensures that the alcohol levels are below the limits. The Synergy & Honest Tea brands were raw, so its not pasteurized. I was a little skeptical at first because I’m pretty loyal to my Synergy Kombucha… but to my surprise, I LOVED it!! It tasted very similar to the Synergy brand.

The only complaint I have is the twist top. I like to sip my kombucha all day, and the top for Kombucha Wonder Drink twists off like a beer bottle, which makes it hard to reseal, which loses some of the carbonation. Nonetheless, I’ll be buying this brand until my Synergy returns 🙂

In other news…. I picked my first rounds of veggies from my garden! Two giant zucchini’s and a few cherry tomatoes. I fenced off my zucchini plant so thankfully the squirrels have stayed away 🙂

Since I was on the road over the weekend, I was able to catch up on my magazine reading.

One article that caught my eye was in the latest issue of Health Magazine.

The article was an interview with Christina Hendricks of Mad Men. The title of the interview was “Curvy Confident, and Gorgeous.”

What caught my eye was how healthy her attitude was and how healthy her views are on her “curvy” body in the land of Hollywood stick figures.

Here’s my favorite part of the interview:

What is your best advice for reaching total body confidence? Do you have it?

Here’s her answer: I guess my mom raised me right. She was very celebratory of her body. I never heard her once say, “I feel fat.” Back when I was modeling, the first time I went to Italy I was having cappuccinos every day, and I gained 15 pounds. And I felt gorgeous! I would take my clothes off in front of the mirror and be lie, Oh, I look like a woman. And I felt beautiful, and I never tried to lose it, ’cause I loved it.

I loved that she never heard her mom once say “I feel fat.” I truly believe that every woman has had issues with body confidence at some time. For me, the older and more secure I’ve become, the more confident I feel in my body. Me and my body are best pals… not enemies. I know my body better now then I ever have… especially after having a baby.

Do I think I have total body confidence? I’m not sure about total confidence… but I’m pretty close to that. I know I’m not perfect, but I’m okay with that… in fact… I love that I’m not perfect. Its what makes me, me 🙂

What about you? What’s your definition of total body confidence? Do you have it?

26 Responses

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet said on July 6, 2010 at 8:38 am

    I couldn’t agree with that statement more. I think the way we grow up really forms us, and I never heard my mom mention one thing about her weight. I think as long as you feel comfortable in your skin, that is confidence.

  2. Kat said on July 6, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I agree with her statement. My mom was the opposite however, so my sister and I’s confidence is really low. She was always trying to fix her appearance (through diet OR surgery) so now my sister and I have a hard time accepting ourselves as we are.

  3. Lindsay @ The Ketchup Diaries said on July 6, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Never second-guessing yourself and just doing your thing. We should all realize we’re beautiful because there is no one else like us. That’s pretty beautiful if you ask me!

  4. Cassidy said on July 6, 2010 at 9:56 am

    Never second-guessing yourself and just doing your thing. We should all realize we’re beautiful because there is no one else like us. That’s pretty beautiful if you ask me!

  5. Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman said on July 6, 2010 at 10:04 am

    I read that too and I do admire her for that, especially since it’s rare to have that kind of body confidence in Hollywood. My mother never said she was fat, either. She never really remarked about her body, which I think is one of the reason’s I’ve never really had huge body confidence issues.

  6. Nicole, RD said on July 6, 2010 at 10:11 am

    What a great interview! I think my body is very “mature” because I have struggled with my weight. I’m soft and cushy, but not necessarily in a bad way. I think it’s so important for a woman to be happy with her body and not compare to others. While there are things I would change, I’m getting more confident over the years.

  7. Kimberly said on July 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Wonder drink may taste great but the most important quality of fermented foods are the probiotics, which are pastuerized out of Wonder Drink. Sadly it seems the Government may once again require super healthy foods to be even more manipulated and deadened and processed.

  8. Estela - Weekly Bite said on July 6, 2010 at 11:08 am

    Hi Kimberly,

    You have a very valid point. I do agree with you that its the probiotics that provide great quality to the product. I didn’t even think about how they might be manipulated during the pasteurization.

  9. Ameena said on July 6, 2010 at 11:40 am

    The older I get the more confident I get but I still have a long way to go…but I never, ever let Maya know of my self-confidence issues. I don’t want to mess her up more than I likely already have!

  10. Mary @ What's Cookin' with Mary said on July 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Sounds like it was a great article! Unfortunately, my Mom was not like Hendrick’s Mom… Always trying to lose a few pounds (even though she is/was ‘small’) and always talking about it to my sister and I… Forcing her insecurities on the two of us. It’s taken me a long time to have the confidence that I have now… but I have a long way to go. Here’s to a work in progress! 😉

  11. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday said on July 6, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Oh wow, I wish I could have such confidence in my body. I’ve grown up with terrible self esteem and I just can’t shake it.

  12. Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) said on July 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    I don’t think I could say that I have TOTAL body confidence but I’m getting closer and closer! Thinking about what my body can do for me vs. what it looks like helps!

  13. Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said on July 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    I never tried Kombucha when it was out so I don’t know what I am missing, but I hear tons of bloggers not being happy that they pulled it from the market.

    By the way M looks very cute in her wedding attire 🙂

  14. Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly said on July 6, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Great post…body confidence…hum…what is that?!

  15. Jolene ( said on July 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    Those are some pretty impressive garden veggies!!!

    I have definitely not reached total body confidence, but I am getting there.

  16. Nicole @ Making Good Choices said on July 6, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I go up and down with body confidence..most of the time I feel pretty good but then I just days where I feel not so good. I love her answer, it reminds me I need to get there.

  17. Biz said on July 6, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Hope you aren’t catching anything – summer colds are the worst!

    I definitely don’t have body confidence – yet. Maybe when I lose 20 pounds??!!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

  18. Anne @ the doctor takes a wife said on July 6, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Super jealous of your garden 🙂 I can’t wait to have a house where I can grow lots o veggies. Mostly tomatoes!!

    I don’t think I have total body confidence. I can tell you that my confidence is sky high compared to the old me. Once I started getting more in shape and exercising regularly, I feel way better about myself.

  19. Katherine said on July 6, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Kambucha has been taken off the shelves at my local store. I’m so sad about it. I am totally working on body confidence one day at a time; it is such a struggle! I enjoyed reading!

  20. adrienmelaine said on July 6, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I love that answer- I wish I didn’t grow up in a house where fat was a feeling, but not the case and I suffered because of it.

    But like her, I always feel better about myself when I’m a couple pounds heavier, I’m more relaxed about what I’m consuming, more fun because I go out more, and just have a better time in life.. But the second that all catches up to me I start to loose confidence. It’s a work in progress to say the least. Love this post, thanks for sharing that piece of the interview!

  21. lynn @ the actors diet said on July 6, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    my mom was the opposite (still is) – i think i am pretty body confident and try to be a good influence on her.

  22. Natalie @ Coffee and a Book Chick said on July 6, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Okay, so I’m totally jealous of your what your garden produces! I’d also love to know what you recommend for those that are interested in starting a garden!! I have an area in my backyard here in North Florida that I am bankin’ on it being a good location, but I don’t know what to start with! 🙂

  23. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said on July 6, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    thanks for the kombucha review! ive been making my own and posting about it and it’s not hard to do..but there is defi alcohol in it. IT’s been so much fun and it’s easy, if you love it, you must give it a whirl! 🙂

  24. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice) said on July 7, 2010 at 7:47 am

    Yes, kombucha is something you sip, not chug! I’m with you, I sip it all day long. Btw, I read in a cookbook how to make the stuff…it looks like it requires a little bit of time, but it could be a fun project.

  25. Beth @ DiningAndDishing said on July 7, 2010 at 9:50 am

    I think I am pretty confident about my body. I know it’s far from perfect but I eat well and work out so I feel healthy and that’s what I value most! Flaws are what make us unique 🙂

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