Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekly Goals 1/30/12

Jan is almost over....can't believe how quickly time seems to be flying by! Thomas starts drivers ed next month...and it will be spring before long...YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I hate winter. Once the kids are gone...I am totally moving to Florida!

This week I will focus on my health mostly:-)

1. Workout at least 3 times
2. Water...8 glasses a day!
3. Portion control - Stay within daily calorie goals..."free" day is on Sat
4. Get plenty of sleep
5. Work with Thomas to stay on track in school
6. Read more
7. Work budget as tightly as you can until you can get ahead a little more.
8. NO sodas
9. Watch sugar and fat intake
10. Plan "night out" with Tman this week or weekend!

Weekly Goal Results 1/22/12

1. Work out at least 3 times this week - YES...finally!!!!!
2. Portion control - Did ok here...need to work on it a little more.
3. 8 glasses of water a day (at least) - Almost every day...maybe not on the weekend...but I did during the week!
4. Read every night - Almost...some nights I just crashed!
5. 8 hours of sleep each night (at least) - YES!
6. Thomas - school focus - YES!
7. No eating out all week! - Ate out a few times....need to work on this. I LOVE eating out...dang it:-) Just need to budget for it!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Villa Italiana - Mansfield TX

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If you like to have a pizza night with your family...or a night out to eat with your family....this is a great place to go and very affordable even for a family of 4! They are currently running a special - $18.99 for a large pizza and 4 small spaghetti's. That's A LOT of food for $20.00!

This is the first time I have ever tried this place and it was delicious! Great deal and great food! They use good ingredients...and the pasta was cooked perfectly (which can be hard to find in resteraunts) I love being able to have a night out (or in) with my family and it not breaking my pocket book!

If you live in the Mansfield, TX area or close by....go check it out:-)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Facial Cleanser

So...I have always used the more pricey facial get what you pay for right? Well....after doing some research...that isn't always true:-)

I found that the Cetaphil face cleanser and daily SPF face lotion is very affordable and rated one of the best cleansers out there. It was created my dermatologist and is very gentle on the skin...unlike a lot of other products:-)

I started using it last night...and my face feels great so far. I think it might be time for me to say goodbye to Mary Kay and Clinique....can't afford that stuff anymore:-(

If you are looking for something new...and affordable...try it!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Aberzombi & Witch

Thomas and his friend Chey want to start a band called Aberzombi & Witch. They are best friends and both share the passion of music. They asked me to take some pics of them for their album cover:-) We headed out to Deep Ellum, which is a great place for pics....and ended up getting some super cute shots. They are adorable!!!

Weekly Menu 1/22/12

Thomas and I have decided that this week we are eating vegetarian. No meat on the menu at all! I am not sure which day we will eat what...but here are some ideas I have for the week. Sounds yummy!

Grilled Cheese - Tomato Soup

Baked Potatoes - Salad

Spaghetti without sauce - salad - bread

Pinto Beans - Corn Bread

Fettucini Alfredo - Salad - Bread

Veggies (brussels sprouts, carrots, beans) - salad

Pizza Night & a movie (Cheese Pizza)

Weekly Goals 1/22/12

I know it's almost Feb...but I am just now at a point that I can sit down and start focusing on my resolutions. So many changes have been happening in my life. My biggest goal this STAY BUSY!

1. Work out at least 3 times this week
2. Portion control
3. 8 glasses of water a day (at least)
4. Read every night
5. 8 hours of sleep each night (at least)
6. Thomas - school focus
7. No eating out all week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Burned - by Ellen Hopkins


It's amazing that the second time you read something it seems so different. I read this book a while didn't interest me at all and I never finished it. I picked it back up last week and can't put it down.

The last time I tried to read it I had just finished her books, Glass and Crank. They are both very intense and about drug addiction. I think trying to read this one after those two was a mistake. It's not as intense...and didn't "get" me like the others did....but now that I have waited...and am at a different place in my life I am really enjoying this book.

It all started with a dream. Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience. But Pattyn Von Stratten is not like most teen girls. Raised in a religious - yet abusive - family, a simple dream may not be exactly a sin, but it could be the first step toward hell and eternal damnation.This dream is a first step for Pattyn. But is it to hell or to a better life? For the first time Pattyn starts asking questions. Questions seemingly without answers - about God, a woman's role, sex, love -- mostly love. What is it? Where is it? Will she ever experience it? Is she deserving of it?

Monday, January 2, 2012

Weekly Menu - 1/2/12

Monday: Fin for yourself tonight:-)

Tuesday: Jambalaya, Cabbage, Corn Bread

Wednesday: Turkey Meatballs, rice

Thursday: Grilled Cheese, tomato soup

Friday: Eat out

Sat: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Garlic Bread

Sun: Eat out after Brenden's basketball pics

Weekly Goals 1/2/12

Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to a great year:-)

1. Workout 3x this week
2. Watch what you eat...portion control...drink LOTS of water
3. Finish project
4. Nails:-)
5. Keep up with all laundry!!
6. Cook at home during the week
7. Make lunches every day this week
8. Read
9. No sodas