Sunday, January 31, 2010

Weekly Goals 2-1-10

I can feel it! It's going to be a great week:-) I am ready to meet my weekly goals this week....all of them!! I can do this!!

1. NO SMOKING

2. NO Sodas

3. Gym - 4 times

4. DO NOT fluff the laundry in the dryer....When it's dry take it out and fold it. Don't laugh....you know you do the same thing and it wastes soooo much money in gas.

5. Scrap

6. Portion control

7. Keep track of your calorie intake weekly

8. Get up earlier...it really makes for a better day:-)

9. No eating out all week

10. Take lunch and good snacks to work all week.

Weekly Goal Results 1-25-10

Last week was a rough week....Lots going on at home...and I didn't focus on my goals as much as I should have. That's life right? Everything doesn't always go as planned. When something more important comes up...that's what you deal with at that time:-)

1. NO SMOKING - NOT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!

2. NO Sodas - NOT ONE!!!!!!!!!!

3. Portion Control - I did ok on this one...I did make an effort to watch my portion control.

4. Hit the gym at least 4 times this week - I only made it 3 times this week:-(

5. No eating out this week (but can eat out once this weekend) - We ate out one more time then we had planned this weekend...but this week we did great and I stuck to our menu plan:-)

6. No hamburger meat - use ground turkey instead:-) It tastes better anyways!!! - I had a burger Sat night....and it freakin' made me sick...UGH! My body didn't like the hamburger meat at all! That's what I get...lol...

7. Work on making daily snacks that are healthy...veggies...fruit...nuts...etc. - Did great on this:-)

8. Support Joel with what he is trying to work on right now....(won't get specific on this...it's little personal) - YES! I am there for him always!! It's a rough time for him right now dealing with the loss of his mother:-( Poor thing. I feel so helpless sometimes.

9. Take vitamins daily and make sure Joel does too! - YEP!

10. Take lunch to work daily and walk with Co-Workers at least 3 times this week. - Almost...I didn't bring lunch one day...and didn't walk two out of the three times...Hope to get back in the groove on this one:-)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Brunette:-)


Never thought I would be a brunette. Last week I took the plunge. Heck...the worst thing that could happen is I don't like it and I color is back to blond. It's just hair after all. I am glad that I tried it. I really like it. It's a different look for a little while. I am sure that I will be blond again for the summer...but I really like the brown for the winter:-)

Power Thought of the Day

I am worth loving:

I do not have to earn love, I am lovable because I exist. Others reflect the love I have for myself.


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I am not feeling this today...after my 475 calorie burrito...ugh...I just can't get over that! LOL

Want to hear something depressing?????


The burrito I ate for breakfast this morning was 475 calories! That is totally depressing OMG!!!


So...it's really NOT that hard to lose weight. You have to burn more calories then you take in throughout the day. That doesn't sound too bad right?? Think again girly! When was the last time you counted how many calories you had eaten that day? Well...I think I eat pretty well...considering:-) I have been working out and have lost a few pounds...but not what I would have expected to lose. I figured out how many calories I had eaten today and I about fell out of my chair! This is what I have eaten so far. It doesn't seem that it would be THAT bad right? I had that whopping 475 calorie burrito for breakfast (it was the sausage burrito from chick-fil-A...and totally wouldn't have eaten it if I had known it was that many freaking calories...geez!) a cup of coffee with milk in it, a wild green salad with chicken and vinaigrette dressing (a little), and a small cup of tomato soup from La Madeleine's. Take a WILD guess at how many calories I have consumed today?? Just a wild one....Did you guess anywhere close to 1,290 calories?? I sure as heck didn't!! UGH...so depressing. I will be at the gym until tomorrow afternoon to burn off all of these calories.


Well, at least I have figured out my problem. I am still taking in WAY too many calories!!!! I need to cut back on the intake and work out MORE...MORE...MORE...and then I will start to lose the weight I want to lose.


I have started a daily log to keep up with my calories. It has really opened my eyes to some foods that you think are good for you yet they are LOADED with calories. If you want to try to track your calories I found a pretty cool website. There are TONS...but this one seems to be the one for me:-) http://caloriecount.about.com/


I am going to get this health thing down...one way or another:-) It takes time and LOTS of determination. I am lacking a little of both...but know I will get there.


Anyone in my boat and found a great solution that worked for them?? Please feel free to share any ideas you might have...please?


I guess I will just keep rollin' rollin' rollin' rollIN!!!




Thursday, January 28, 2010

My Bella Girl - Singing with her Daddy:-)

Our dog Bella is the sweetest girl you could ever meet. We love her more then anything and are so glad that she is part of our life. Yes....I am talking about a dog...but don't tell her that. We found out a while back that she likes to sing. It's too cute...I had to get it on video so you guys can see this!!
video

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Power Thought for the Day

I am deeply fulfilled by all that I do:

Each moment of the day is special to me as I follow my higher instincts and listen to my heart. I am at peace with my world and affairs.

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This makes me want to stay positive even on the days that seem like they can't get any worse:-)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Air Show 2007


Finally got around to putting together another scrap page. This was all of us at the Air Show back in 2007. It was such a perfect day. The kids had a blast...all of the planes were super cool...and you know me...I was all about the food! Fair food...carnival food...it really doesn't get much better then that! I should have taken a picture of the food huh?? LOL

Power Thought of the Day

My Work is deeply fulfilling:

Today I give my best to that which I do, knowing that when one experience is complete, I am led to even more fulfilling and rewarding experiences.

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Maybe if I try to think like this every day when I wake up in the morning...I will have less "bad" days!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Meal Plan

This is my weekly meal plan for the week. Trying to keep a few nights simple because we have a lot going on:-) Working on making healthy meals that the whole family will enjoy! This week I planned my grocery list by what coupons I found. It made creating my list soooo easy! I will continue to do this in the future. It does take some time...but will be well worth it when I see how much I have saved at the grocery store tonight:-)

Monday - Turkey Tacos - Mexican Rice

Tuesday - Ranch Style Chicken - The Pioneer Woman recipe - http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2009/01/ranch-style-chicken/
with green beans and a salad

Wednesday - Fish Tacos, black beans and cilantro/lime rice (I didn't get around to trying this a few weeks ago) Really looking forward to this one:-)

Thursday - Pot Roast, Bread

Friday - Chili, Corn Bread

Sat - Take the kids out for dinner:-)

Sunday - Lasagna, Garlic Bread and Caesar Salad

YUMMY! I am looking forward to dinner this week....now I just have to watch my PORTION control and I am good to go!!!

Weekly Goals week of 1-25-10

This week I am going to get back on track. Last week things were a little off.....but we all get a little off sometime don't we?

1. NO SMOKING

2. NO Sodas

3. Portion Control

4. Hit the gym at least 4 times this week

5. No eating out this week (but can eat out once this weekend)

6. No hamburger meat - use ground turkey instead:-) It tastes better anyways!!!

7. Work on making daily snacks that are healthy...veggies...fruit...nuts...etc.

8. Support Joel with what he is trying to work on right now....(won't get specific on this...it's little personal)

9. Take vitamins daily and make sure Joel does too!

10. Take lunch to work daily and walk with Co-Workers at least 3 times this week.


I have a feeling it's going to be a good week!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weekly Goal Results - 1-18-10

This week was an ok week for me. I feel that I got better at some things and totally flaked on others....I am not perfect ok:-)

Last weeks goals:

1. Eat beans and rice ONLY from Monday - Friday of this week. Send money that you saved to Haiti. -
Wow....this was something that I thought would be so simple...I could do it...no problem..Yeah...NOT so much. I did however...not spend any money on groceries this week and will donate that amount that we saved to help the cause. I guess that was the main goal in this whole challenge but I am still disappointed in myself that I totally flaked on this. I did the whole beans and rice thing one day...and just couldn't hang the rest of the week:-)

2. No Sodas - Not a one:-) GO ME!!

3. Gym 4 times this week - I was on a role this week. Not only did I meet my goal I also started walking on my lunch break with co-workers and REALLY enjoy it!!

4. Portion control - I did great on this all week this week. Today was the only day that I didn't watch my portions too much

5. Complete at least one scrap page - YEP!! I did a page on our family trip to the Air Show in 2007

6. Work with Thomas on focusing in school and getting organized - Yes, and let me just say how proud I am him. He has really come a long way since Christmas break and I am confident that with my guidance he will continue to keep moving forward in the right direction:-)

7. NO SMOKING - I am on a roll....today I did have a smoke at the races...and I am so mad at myself...One cigg in a month isn't too bad though. I plan to NOT slip on this ANYMORE!!!! I have come so far....can't mess it up now!

8. DON'T PICK YOUR FINGERS - I pick the skin around my fingers and it makes my fingers so ugly...I really need to stop...it's just plain stupid... - Yes...my fingers look better then they have in YEARS!!! Those of you who know me and my finger issue would be soooo proud!!!

9. Save money wherever you can....look for coupons....good deals....etc... - Yes, I am going grocery shopping tomorrow and I actually panned my meals and my grocery list on what coupons I found. It's going to save me a lot on groceries this week.

10. Get out and do some photography:-) - YES!!! I can't wait to edit the photos and get them posted. I took some awesome action shots of Joel racing motocross and other then almost getting hit dead on by a bike that flew off the track...I had a blast!!!! I will be posting pictures on my photography blog soon"-)

Friday, January 22, 2010

So proud of my T-Man!!!


I received this letter in the mail. I am so proud of him and know that he has a lot of great achievements to come in his future:-) I am one PROUD Mama!!!! Not sure if the picture is big enough to read...but he was nominated to attend the People to People World Leadership Forum in Washington DC. Super excited for him!!!!

Time to play!!!


I rented this lens for this weekend. Joel is racing and I am going to attempt some action shots! I am super excited. I am also going to play with it at the kids basketball games and see what I can come up with:-) Depending on how it goes...this might be another lens that, one day, I will be able to add to my lenses!! I am going to be taking Thomas's basketball pictures this year for his school. I can't wait! What a great opportunity to get my name out there and to get some experience. So....look for lots of pics going up on my facebook and photography blog this weekend and let me know what you think of them:-)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Power Thought of the Day

There is plenty for everyone including me

The Ocean of life is lavish with its abundance. All my need and desires are met before I even ask. My good comes from everywhere and everyone and everything.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

NEW BOOK - "Dear John"


I am so excited about this book. I saw the movie preview for it and I want to read the book before the movie comes out...you know how it goes...the book is almost always better. I am ready for a good LOVE story. AWE! I will let you guys know what I think. I am still working on finishing "The Husband"...It's a good one too....NOT a love story though:-)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Power Thought of the Day

Loving Others Is Easy When I Love and Accept Myself:

My heart is open. I allow my love to flow freely. I love myself. I love others and I love me.

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Like this one:-) It's so true...love yourself and you will be able to love others easier:-)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Weekly Goals 1-18-10

This will be my third week of tracking my weekly goals. I am really enjoying this. It has seemed to help me...or I guess you could say hold me accountable:-) This week I have some of the same goals...and a few that are different...and one that is a challenge. A girl that I work with mentioned this challenge and I have decided to accept it. It's a very small sacrifice to make...and will be well worth it! Here is the challenge. I hope that some of you will accept this challenge as well:-)

We challenge everyone, starting Monday (Jan 18th), to eat what most Haitians eat, beans and rice everyday next week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Then take the money you save on not buying fast food and other groceries and donate it to the people of Haiti... This would be a great reminder of how fortunate we are and also a great... teaching moment for our kids... Good luck to all of you who accept this challenge. :)

1. Eat beans and rice ONLY from Monday - Friday of this week. Send money that you saved to Haiti.

2. No sodas

3. Gym 4 times this week

4. Portion control

5. Complete at least one scrap page

6. Work with Thomas on focusing in school and getting organized

7. NO SMOKING

8. DON'T PICK YOUR FINGERS - I pick the skin around my fingers and it makes my fingers so ugly...I really need to stop...it's just plain stupid...

9. Save money wherever you can....look for coupons....good deals....etc...

10. Get out and do some photography:-)

Weekly Goal Results from 1-11-10

Here are the results of lasts weeks weekly goals. I am getting better:-) Blogging my goals is really helping to make me more aware of what I have set to do!!

1. NO SMOKING - YES!! I didn't touch even one of those nasty things!! I am on a roll and feeling great!!!! SMOKE FREE:-)

2. Exercise 4 times this week - I made it to the gym 3 times this week and they were great workouts! I need to try to make it 4 times next week....I am getting there:-)

3. NO BEEF - None! When I say beef...I am talking about hamburger meat...maybe I need to be more specific when writing out my goals. We stayed away from it all week and still have wonderful meals:-)

4. Portion Control - I did good on this all week until todays football game. I snacked ALL day...dang it! Need to continue to work on this!

5. Have more patience - I won't get all personal with this one...but lets just say I have noticed that I need to have more patience with myself and my family. - I worked on this all week and am VERY proud of myself. As a wife and a mother you HAVE to learn patience or you will go crazy!

6. NO SODAS - Again...no problem with this all week until todays football game...I broke down and had one glass of Sierra Mist...dang it!

7. Daily vitamins - I need to remember to do this EVERY day...I am not horrible at it...but every once in a while I skip a day. I need to make this a daily routine. - YEP! I stayed on top of this and plan to continue!!!

8. Help Thomas focus on school. - Being his age is not always easy...I need to work on finding ways to help him stay focused and on the right track:-) He depends on me for that:-) - YES! Thomas had a great week. Keeping kids on a schedule works wonders with their attitude:-) I am very proud of him!

9. No eating out....for lunch or dinner - Need to really work on our budget if we are going to buy a house this year:-) - Did great on this until Friday...I went out to lunch with the girls from work...It's all their fault...they made me! Not really...but it's all good. We ate healthy at least!

10. Sit down and write a few letters....to anyone in the family...tell them how you and Thomas are doing...and ask how they are. It's nice to hear from family every once in a while!! - Yes...it was nice to sit down and write a letter. I haven't done that in a long time:-) I hope they enjoy getting the letter too!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Crazy Day!

Wow....I had a crazy lunch break today. As I was taking my exit to go home and meet my honey for lunch I see a van fly into this pond.....I stop to see if everyone is ok. The car started sinking...quick!! The woman in the drivers seat was totally freaking out and was banging on the windows yelling for someone to help her get out. By this time there were a number of people that had ran over to the edge of the water. I waited to see if anyone was going to jump in to help her...I mean DUH! Someone better jump in quick or I will. It's good to know that there are still good people in this world. A man jumped in the water and tried to open the door and it wouldn't budge. I start screaming out my window to break the fucking window (pardon my french...but that's what I said).....He went over to the other side of the car and was able to open that door without breaking anything:-) He pulled both of the women out of the car. Once I realized that everyone was going to be ok I went home to meet Joel for lunch. Whew! I am not sure how deep the water was in that little pond...I don't think the car would sink enough for anyone in the car to drowned or anything...but let me just tell you that seeing that today was really scary! I have seen movies with that stuff and seeing it in person was a totally different story...for a second I really thought I was going to see something horrible and wouldn't be able to do anything about it. Thankfully that is not how everything went down.....let's just say it was a heck of a lunch break...and yes, I did manage to snap a picture in the middle of everything:-)

I am thankful that the women in the car were fine...probably a little cold once they had to get in the water....but they were alive:-) Just another reason why I wake up in the morning thankful that I am here. Don't waste your time being mad...rude..ugly....or anything else. It's not worth it:-)




Power Thought for the Day

I am willing to forgive:

Forgiveness of myself and others release me from the past. Forgiveness is the answer to almost every problem. Forgiveness is a gift to myself. I forgive, and I set myself free.

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Wow! Like this one. I need to listen to this one...and also know a few people that should read this one and listen to it!!! I mean that in a very nice way!! Don't hold grudges...it's not worth it...and it shows in your personality....let things go!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Power Thought for the day

I express my creativity:

My unique and creative talents and abilities flow through me and are expressed in deeply satisfying ways. My creativity is always in demand.

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This make me want to "do" something....maybe it's time for another scrap page:-)

Meal Plan Monday:-)

My friend Monica posts a Meal Plan every Monday. I love the idea:-) So I am totally stealing it! Maybe this will help me stick to my plan for the week and not waste any food. One of my New Years resolutions this year is to not waste food. I am horrible at not sticking to the plan and food gets thrown away because it goes bad...not this year by golly! I am going to stick to the plan:-)

Monday:
(Turkey) Spaghetti with garlic bread

Tuesday:
Pork Chops, rice, veggies

Wednesday:
Grilled Chicken, veggies, salad

Thursday:
Fish Tacos (SO excited to try this new recipe:-)

Friday:
Chicken Quesadillas, beans, salad

Sat:
Pizza/ Movie night with the kids:-)

Sunday:
Chicken and Rice, veggies


Yummy! Sounds like it's going to be a great week!!!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Weekly Goals

Sooo...I didn't do 100% on last weeks goals...but I am gonna keep on truckin and know that I can and will achieve anything I work for!!!!! Here are my goals for this week....a lot are still the same...and I threw in a few new ones:-)

1. NO SMOKING

2. Exercise 4 times this week

3. NO BEEF

4. Portion Control

5. Have more patience - I won't get all personal with this one...but lets just say I have noticed that I need to have more patience with myself and my family.

6. NO SODAS

7. Daily vitamins - I need to remember to do this EVERY day...I am not horrible at it...but every once in a while I skip a day. I need to make this a daily routine.

8. Help Thomas focus on school. - Being his age is not always easy...I need to work on finding ways to help him stay focused and on the right track:-) He depends on me for that:-)

9. No eating out....for lunch or dinner - Need to really work on our budget if we are going to buy a house this year:-)

10. Sit down and write a few letters....to anyone in the family...tell them how you and Thomas are doing...and ask how they are. It's nice to hear from family every once in a while!!

Weekly Goals - Results for week of 1-4-10

Well....for my first week...I don' think I did so bad:-) I am being 100% honest when I say that meeting weekly goals takes more work then I thought. Even one slip and you just can't say that you did it....cause you didn't:-( Dang it! I really think this weekly goal blogging will help me. All week I was telling myself not to do stuff because I wanted to be able to write on my blog that I am"perfect" and met all of my goals:-) Ok...ok...I know if may be a total shocker for all of you to find out that I am NOT "perfect"...... LOL...and I didn't meet all of them. But you just wait...I will get there soon!!!

These are my goals from last week...with the results added:-)

1. Continue to NOT SMOKE - I took one puff of my friends smoke the other night....other then that I have been smoke free....doing pretty good if I do say so myself!!!
2. Exercise at least 4 times this week:-) - Almost there....I worked out 3 times this week.
3. Drink LOTS of water - (this one will be easy...) - YAY! Luckily...I LOVE water...so this one wasn't very hard for me...See I made sure to give myself a goal that was super easy so I didn't feel like a total failure:-)
4. Keep up with the laundry - This was NOT easy for me...but I DID IT:-) All of the laundry has been kept up all week....I hope to keep this one up!!! My husband and son probably hope so too:-)
5. Finish the book you are reading "Beautiful Boy" - Check! Great book....Not sure what I will start next...but I will let you know:-) I think I want a mushy...love....sexy story about that man that doesn't really exist...come on ladies...you know EXACTLY what I am talking about:-)
6. Call Daddy at least twice this week _ I sure did:-) I know it seems silly that I have to set goals about calling my father...but I do...I am a busy person and I don't call him as much as I should:-) I was nice talking to him a few times this week. I will keep this one up for sure!!
7. NO sodas (this will be easy too) - Ok...I THOUGHT this would be easy because I hardly ever drink the stuff...but then I had to go have a get together at my house with sodas...and dang it..I drank one. One soda for a whole week isn't that bad. How many sodas did you have this week?? Huh Huh??
8. No hamburger meat - Almost:-))) I had cheese dip at our little get together that had beef in it...and boy was it good. Other then that very small portion of cheese dip I had NO beef all week!!
9. Portion control (this one will NOT be easy! I LOVE FOOD) - I would give myself a "C" on this one. I didn't do horrible...some days my portions were perfect....then other days...not so much...so this is one that need to continue to work on!!
10. Don't eat out...and take lunch to work every day:-) - I did this no problem....well I took my assistants out for lunch Friday "the company paid" so that doesn't count....The whole purpose of this one is for me to save money by not eating out during the week:-)

Friday, January 8, 2010

NOT Smoking - again:-)

So...this time around I have had different thoughts about not smoking. I have been trying to figure out why it's been such a challenge for me to quit in the past...and what is going to make it any less challenging this time around? I have learned that smoking was more then just an addiction for me. It was part of my life and has been for YEARS!!! I don't like change.....by not smoking I am creating a HUGE change in my life...and I have a really hard time with that....more so then the actual addiction to nicotine. It was a nice break through for me to realize that. So......maybe this time I will work harder on accepting this change in my life rather then "fight" the addiction. I HATE smoking more then most smokers do...I mean I really hate it...I hate the way it smells...tastes...makes you feel...costs....EVERYTHING about it. So...why didn't I quit successfully a long time ago??? Ugh....I could ask why for many things in my life...he he...and never get the answer. I do know that every day....when the routine of my life calls for smoking...I try to do something different to replace the smoking habit and make that a new part of mt daily life. It kind of sucks right now because I am not use to it....but it won't be long until that is just part of my daily routine...just like smoking was. I have added exercise back into my routine...not only is it good for me...but it's a GREAT replacement for smoking.....I feel awesome after a good workout...and the last thing on my mind is smoking. I am setting myself weekly goals that, if completed properly, will take more of my time during the week. I have to keep myself busy. I have been a LOT more productive around the house...and at work since quitting:-) I know that at any moment I could pick a cigg up and be right back where I was a few weeks ago. This time around....when I think of smoking or am around it....I take a minute to really think about why I don't want to smoke even just ONE cigg....and it doesn't take me long to convince myself that it's the right decision.

Soooo...long story short...I am doing really well this time around...and I am very confident. I REALLY REALLY REALLY want this to be the last time I quit smoking:-)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Power Thought for the day:-)

It is safe to look within:

As I move through the layers of other peoples opinions and beliefs, I see within myself a magnificent being, wise and beautiful, I love what I see in me.

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Love this one....very uplifting"-)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Thomas is HOME!!!! Merry Christmas T-Man!!!



So....Thomas was with his Nana in Utah over the 2 week holiday break. I have missed him like crazy and he FINALLY came home tonight:-) Joel and I decided to surprise him with something we both knew he really wanted for X-Mas but didn't think we would get it for him. He has been asking for a TV in his room for FOREVER!!! I don't think kids should have TV's in there rooms because there is crap on regular cable no a days that is just NOT good for kids to watch. So....Joel and I came up with a plan. We will get him a TV for him room...re-do the whole room...make it look a little more "teenager" and just NOT hook the cable up. He can only watch movies....at least this way I know what he is watching. Oh...and he CAN'T hook any video game crap up in his room either. So....Joel and I worked on his room while he was gone...and when he walked in his room tonight the look on his face was priceless. He was SHOCKED!!! His first question was...does it have cable...I had to tell him know...but that he got a new DVD player too and a bunch of his favorite movies for X-Mas ...so he still thought it was pretty cool. I wish I had some before pics of his room....so you could really see the big change...but let me just tell you. It looks SOOOOO much better then it did. His room is not big at ALL so we had to work with what we have...until we buy a new house!!

So glad my T-Man is home. I missed him dearly. Now...back in the grind tomorrow...back to school...not wanting to do homework....getting up early.....Oh....the things teenagers love MOST...yeah...NOT SO MUCH:-)

Monday, January 4, 2010

LIFEBOOK 2010

A friend of mine sent this to me and I just had to share. I LOVE THIS!!!!

LIFEBOOK 2010

Health:
1. Drink plenty of water
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar 3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants, and eat less manufactured food
4. Live with the 3 E’s – Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time for prayer
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours
10. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day – and SMILE while you walk

Personality:
11. Don’t compare your life to others …you have no idea what their journey is all about
12. Don’t have negative thoughts or think about things you cannot control...invest your energy in the positive present moment
13. Don’t overdo; know and keep to your limits
14. Don’t take yourself so seriously; no one else does
15. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time…you already have all you need
18. Forget issues of the past. Don’t remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness
19. Don’t hate others…life is too short to waste time hating anyone
20. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum; they appear and fade away just like algebra class. But these lessons of life you learn will last a lifetime
23. Smile and laugh more
24. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree
Community:
25. Call your family often
26. Each day, give something good to others
27. Forgive everyone for everything
28. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day
30. What other people think of you is none of your business
31. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick….your family and friends will…. Stay in touch

Life:
32. Do the right things
33. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful
34. GOD heals everything
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up
37. The best is yet to come
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it
39. Your Inner most is always happy…so, be happy

Power Thought for the Day

I have the Prefect Living Space-
I see myself living in a wonderful place. It fulfills all my needs and desires. It's in a beautiful location and at a price I can afford.

Ok...this one is weird too....because Joel and I a planning to buy a house this year...weird:-)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Weekly Goals:-)

I have set myself 10 goals for this week....Gonna take this a week at a time:-) I always have some goals for myself.....but I thought maybe trying goals that are closer to reach...maybe it would be a little easier...or maybe I would feel like I actually accomplished something! Next week I will come back and re-post what I did and didn't do...Hopefully I will be able to say I did all of it! Like I said...one week at a time. I will set myself a few goals that will be really easy for me....as the weeks move on I will make some of them harder....We will see how this goes.

1. Continue to NOT SMOKE
2. Exercise at least 4 times this week:-)
3. Drink LOTS of water - (this one will be easy...)
4. Keep up with the laundry
5. Finish the book you are reading "Beautiful Boy"
6. Call Daddy at least twice this week
7. NO sodas (this will be easy too)
8. No hamburger meat
9. Portion control (this one will NOT be easy! I LOVE FOOD)
10. Don't eat out...and take lunch to work every day:-)

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year's 2010 is HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



We brought in the New Year with Joel's brother Josh and his wife Jami...and lots of their friends! They had a great party at their house. We all had a great time! After driving back home this morning...I put the black eyed peas on the crock pot....took down all of the Christmas decorations....then made our New Years Dinner. I made grilled chicken (marinated in orange juice...lemon juice...garlic powder and season all), roasted potatoes with cheese and chives...black eyed peas (OF COURSE) and a nice salad. Dinner was delicious! It's a little chilly outside so we decided to start a fire. I think Joel was surprised when he came out to the back yard and I already had a nice fire going. I am from the country you know....I do know how to light a fire:-) We cooked up some totally yummy smores for dessert. What a great day. Only thing missing what T-Man. He is still in Utah having a wonderful time. I can't wait for him to get home!!!! Just a few more days and he will be back:-) YAY! I hope you all had a wonderful New Year's. 2010 is going to be a great one!! I am looking forward to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! After all of the black eyed peas I ate tonight...it darn well better be LOL!