Thursday, March 31, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Monday: Meatloaf, green beans, black eyed peas, rolls
Tuesday: Grilled BBQ Chicken, peas, small baked potatoes
Wednesday: Salmon, roasted broccoli, brown rice, salad
Thursday: Grilled Chicken salad
Friday: leftovers ( I am having a sister night....the boys will have to take care of themselves)
Sat: Chicken Quesadillas with black beans, corn and a tomato/avocado salad (having some good friends over for dinner that night)
Sunday: Pork sliders on wheat buns...with cabbage/tomato salad and baked chips
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Joel went to the doctor last week because I had been nagging him to go get a physical....just to get checked out...I mean we aren't getting any younger...and I don't know that he had ever been to a doctor "just to get checked out". So, he decided to go and we were surprised by the outcome.
We found out that Joel has really bad heart disease. He is only 32 years old....so it was kid of a shock to us. He does have family history of heart problems...so I am really glad he went to get checked out and we found out about this now. Later might have been too late!
Long story short the doctor made it very clear to Joel how sick he is...and that it's time to make some major changes in life or he might now be around much longer:-(
It scared me when I first heard the news...but now....it's just a push to get healthy and stay healthy so that we can someday see our grandchildren:-)
It's been a week since Joel met with the doctor and he has done a WONDERFUL job at making progress in the right direction of saving his heart:-) He lost 7 pounds in just one week!
If you watch my food blog....the posts are about to change A LOT! I have been doing a lot of research and getting information from friends...etc... Joel and I are both ready to make a 100% change in our diet to get his heart healthy and to help mine stay that way! It sucks that something like this has to happen to really push you to make the change....but it did. I am just glad we found now.
This is just another chapter in our life that we will pull through together!
Friday, March 25, 2011
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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Breakfast: toast and oatmeal
Lunch: 1/2 piece of pizza
Dinner: The other 1/2 piece of pizza
Dessert: 1/2 milk shake
Drank all my water!! More then 8 cups today!
No snacks today
LIFE IS GOOD!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Here is another page I did a while back and forgot about:-) We took Haley and Brenden to the Great Wolf Lodge in the summer of 2009 and they had a BLAST!!!!!!!! Joel had just as much fun being a kid as they did:-) That is a really cool place...the kids were almost too old to really enjoy it...so I am glad we took them when we did!
It's been too long since I scrapped...and I have decided to get back into it. It's something that I LOVE and have TONS of pics to use....just need to make the time. Today I took a vacation day....got a few things done and then decided to take some time for myself:-) I put this page together. I like the way it turned out:-) It's just a start to lots more pages!!!! I am super excited!!!
Last night Thomas went to his first "big" concert. I really wanted to go...but I guess it's not cool to take your Mom to a concert at 14 huh? Darn:-( I love Lady Gaga! He took his friend Azaria and they had a great time. Thomas said it was the best night of his life!
Gosh, I remember going to concerts at that age...and it was the coolest thing to do,....so much fun! I am glad he was able to go. Some said it might be a little wild...but Thomas said it was fine. He isn't a baby anymore...so I knew he could handle it. You can't keep your kids sheltered too long!
They had a freaking blast and are now proud to call themselves "little monsters" LOL!
I love that boy!
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
I am now at 158
I worked really hard on watching what I ate and controlling my portions. I was almost religous about drinking 8 cups of water a day and getting lots of sleep! I ate breakfast every day...didn't have ONE soda...and NO sweets!
I am going to work really hard on meeting my goals with working out this week...and see what type of progress I have as of next "weigh in" time....in 7 more days!!
LET'S SEE!!!! I am pumped:-) It's always nice to see some type of progress....even if it's a little...it's a little in the right direction:-)
Thursday, March 10, 2011
My body is always working toward optimum health. My body wants to be whole and healthy. I cooperate and become healthy, whole, and complete.
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Going to get back on track tomorrow....after a good nights rest:-)
Snack: Granola bar
Dinner: Ramen Noodles...I know that is NO KIND of dinner...but like I said....I was drained...and just ready to crashout.
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
So...this is about all my son has been talking about for the past few months. He keeps telling me that I should really read this series "The Hunger Games".
Thomas is really into sci-fi stuff...and way out there kind of fiction stuff...so I didn't think I would really like it. I don't usually like the same stuff he does. He kept insisting that I at least try it...so I finally did a few night ago.
I am only 3-4 chapters in....and I really like it. It helps that Thomas has kind of filled me in on the basics...but overall...so far it's easy to follow...and keeps you wanting more:-) I really like that in a book.
It's a series of 3 books...and I am not a very fast reader...but I will let you know what I think of it once I am done with all three books.
In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and younger sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival.
It feels good to check things off the list when I save up for them and am able to buy them! Even some of the smallest things. I have been wanting a running jacket and running capri's for a while now....so I put them on my wish list....found the ones I wanted....saved for them....and got them! They didn't cost much....but buying a new house...having kiddos....and lots of bills....I have to put EVERYTHING in the "budget".
I know the day will come that I don't have to be so strict with my money....but until then...I enjoy the little things.....that's what life is about...the little things:-)
Next on my wish list.....a new pair of slippers:-)
Monday, March 7, 2011
Time for book....then bed! I am pooped:-)
Sunday, March 6, 2011
2. Vitamins - YES!!
3. Eat healthy and pay attention to portions - YES!!
4. Do a scrap page - No
5. Finish Prayer box - NO
6. Keep up with laundry!!!! - Somewhat
7. Make time to read every night this week. - Yes!
8. One on one time with T-Man - Yes, had a great day with him Sat...went to our favorite place for lunch...then to a movie that evening:-)
9. Nails and Toes - Not yet
10. Start working on designing the office space:-)- Yes, it's going to look awesome!
I did great today!!!!
Breakfast: 2 pieces of bacon, toast and 1 egg
Lunch: Chicken nachos (very small portion)
Snacks: carrots, granola bar, 8 cups of water
Dinner: spaghetti and one roll (small portion)
Exercise: 30 minute jog
I feel good today:-) Looking forward to seeing some results soon!!!
Friday, March 4, 2011
Breakfast: toast with a little butter
Drank 8 glasses of water!
Took my vitamin
Going to bed early
Snacks: Peanut butter and crackers/yogurt covered raisins
Dinner: Grilled Chicken/roasted potatoes/black eyed peas/ 1 piece of bread
NO EXERCISE TODAY :-(
I am looking forward to a great 30 days!!!
One of the girls at work decided to do this with me...so I have some competition! YAY! Whoever loses the most weight at the end of the 30 days will buy the other lunch:-)
Thursday, March 3, 2011
I will post daily about how the challenge is going. I think I will enjoy what I want for dinner tonight:-)
I am going to set up a challenge for myself and see how I do. I need to make some changes in my life and sometimes that is easier said then done. We all get so caught up in the “norm” that it’s hard to change! I will be the first to admit I am horrible at it. I like things a certain way and I don’t like making an effort to change them….I just want the end result….but not have to put in the effort. I assume a lot of us are like that.
My biggest challenge is losing the weight that I want to lose and staying motivated to exercise. My current weight is 160. I want to ultimately be at 140…but know I have to take it one step at a time.
Below are the changes I will make for 30 days straight. If I stick with it…maybe….just maybe…. I will get closer to reaching my goal!!!!
1. Drink at least 8 cups of water a day!
2. Exercise every day in some way! EVERY DAY! NO QUESTIONS ASKED…even if it’s just a walk…every day!
3. NO SODAS AT ALL (this one will be easy)
4. Only 1 cup of coffee a day (NO MORE)
5. 8 hours of sleep every night
6. Only snack on fruits and veggies ……no bad snacking
7. Small portions for dinner
8. Eat a healthy breakfast EVERY MORNING!
9. NO Sweets!
10. Daily vitamins
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Wow...it's amazing how songs have totally different meanings as you get older. I love this song...always have. I heard it on the way home from work today and it hit me in a different way then it use to.
I fell in love with my high school sweetheart and we became pregnant when I was 16 years old. My Mom and Dad told me he wasn't the one for me...and that he would be a "walk away joe". Funny how different I felt then. You could have NEVER convinced me that he would be anything more then a loving husband and father. Even when things were bad I still new that he would change:-) Of course my parents were right and me and my high school sweetheart haven't been together for years and he also chose to never be a part of our sons life. So sad....but it's true:-(
Now I am at a point in my life where I see my son with the same thoughts. Not getting a girl prego or anything...but he thinks he knows everything about life. I finally realized that there are some things you just have to let your kids find out for themselves...because nothing you do will make them see it....nothing.
One good thing came out of a sad story and that is my son. On October 7, 1996 I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy! I haven't always been the perfect mother...but I have grown as a mom so much since I was 17. I live my life every day to do nothing more then love and raise him and help him turn out to be the best man he can be:-) He is my world and has turned out to be a wonderful young man and is absolutely perfect to me:-) I love him more then he will ever know:-)