Thursday, February 25, 2010

Almost there….

5 more days until my second weight in. I have seen some more changes in my body but not sure about what yet. I just know some of the clothes I wore like a glove fit me much better now. I know that I have a necklace I wouldn’t wear because it was just to tight and I was able to wear it to Mike’s Court of Honor and it didn’t bug me.

It is still a challenge to eat everything right. I am still drawn to chocolate after a meal. I still like my meat, skin and all. I won’t give up my breakfast cereal though have been watching the labels much more. I love milk and will drink at least 2 cups a day sometimes 3. But…..I have learned portion control. I eat one piece of candy (and not all the time sometimes I’m able to tell my stomach my brain in in charge), I eat my meat but a deck of cards size instead of a full steak. The chicken skin, well I’m still not great at that but I do now just eat the piece right on the top, not the full skin. Milk, well it’s good for a person and we are drinking 1% so that won’t change either. I know, sometime down the future I’ll look back and think, why’d I say I won’t change these thing. But for now with so much I am changing I need to keep a few things the same.

I went for a walk last night. I’m figuring about a mile in 20 minutes so not bad especially since I was in winter gear. I wore holes in both my socks because they slipped and slided around in my boots and I have a sore on the ankle where the tongue was but tonight I’m going again, adding about a 1/4 of a mile and a huge hill and will either still wear my boots but wear better socks and tie them tight or with luck it’ll be a bit warmer then something below zero but I won’t bet it tonight, maybe next week and I can wear my sneakers. Today is another day with Jillian level 2. My arms hurt so bad yesterday from Tuesday I didn’t do that work out today their better so will try it again.

So that’s my week so far. I’m learning, trying hard and making progress, just very slowly. I don’t know how some of you can loss 20 lbs a month or more but maybe your will power is better, maybe …well I don’t know. I’m figuring it’s a life style change and it won’t be quick but it will be forever. Something is better then nothing.

Take care all my inspirations, all my helpers, all my supporters. I so appreciate all the help you are giving me. Have a blessed day today!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

You gotta go here starting….

February 24th. Why you ask…. check this out…

Bridgette at The Groschen Goblins is hosting a huge St. Patrick's gift guide giveaway and she has 34 participants that will be having things to promote and give away. If you go and check it out and enter to win you might be the lucky winner of something grand.

I love her blog layout, it’s so neat and exciting. Take the time this evening and check to see what’s so exciting.

Now take care and have a blessed afternoon/evening.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

This guy is so cool…


This guy is Blogie Love and I earned him from Colleen. Colleen is such a cool writer, it is so much fun reading her posts. She’s full of information, spice and vinegar and lots of love.

I need to send this Blogie Love to three other bloggers and again it is so hard to just pick three but this weekend I have gotten three nice comments and e-mails from

Jennifer – She is a stay at home mom on a weight loss journey like I am.

Jodi – She is my inspiration. She has lost 147 lbs since last year. She’s a college student and I just love reading about her life.

Gabrielle – She says….”Skinny feels better then that chocolate tastes”. Her blog is so full of different things to check out.

So these are the ladies I pick for this award. Go and check them out when you have a moment or two, you’ll be happy you did.

Now on to this week’s journey….

Since next week is my weigh in week I better make sure I work hard, do what I’m suppose to and exercise.

I’m going to start level 2 on Jillian’s 30 day shred. I’m not quite perfect on level one but I’m bored so time for a change. I also am having a blast with the Eye Toy but not as the profile we set up for me, I’m more for the pick an exercise and go. I love the guest feature because it lets me pick what I want to do and play/exercise. I work just as hard or even harder then the profile person but I suppose it because no one is telling me what to do. Oh I know it’s a game and I don’t have to follow the rules but I feel that somewhere someone worked on this and I should do something they suggest so I do both for about an hour (that is is the kids sleep that long).

I bought myself some apples and plums today. I needed some fresh fruit. I wish I had remembered to pick up some V-8. I had forgotten how good that stuff is until Jim shared one with me last weekend. Between the fruits, veggies, 100% juices and other good for me foods I am hoping that I can learn and stick to this way of life when I met my goal. I read we need to eat what the earth gives us, not the man made or man put together things. So my challenge this week is to see just what I can make.

So for now, that’s life here. A challenge I’m willing to take on and do my best at.

I hope you have a great week. Good luck on your life style journey.

God Bless!!!

Thursday, February 18, 2010



I was looking in my closet for a pair of jeans that didn’t look dead. I came across a pair I got from Jim about 6 years ago but didn’t really like and that didn’t fit to good. They are a low waisted pair and the muffin top that use to be there made it so I wouldn’t wear them. Well today I decided to just try them on, I figured maybe I could get them buttoned and just see how much more I’d have to lose to wear them. Guess what, the fit now. A little bit of muffin top but no where near what I expected. WOW was I happy. I was giddy to feel and see this difference. It is working, all the exercise and changing what I’m eating. So very far to still go but a great start.

It has been such a challenge this week. I’m getting a bit tired of Jillian but I still can’t keep up the full time on Level 1 so figure I shouldn’t go to Level 2. I love the Eye Toy is great but only works best in full daylight so I can’t exercise at 5 in the morning with it and I do most of my workouts then. Today I did normal exercising along with the new ones Suzi told us about. I thought they looked easy, boy was I wrong. Lots of work to go there. I can’t wait to start riding bike and walking. Now that the kids are leaving about 5:30 and it’s still light for another 30 minutes or so I think I’m going to start.

I still have the challenge of not having something sweet after I eat. I’ve been chewing gum after dinner to help with that but I am missing my chocolate. I’m such a chocolate nut this part of my change is really hard. I am still trying to get a taste for whole wheat noodles and brown rice. So far it’s not a go but I’ve mixed them with white so it helps a bit. I need to find a peanut butter too that’s not so high in fat and all. It use to be my staple when there was nothing I liked or was hungry. Having the diet journal has really helped. I’ve kept my calories under 1500, my fats under 50g, my protein near 60g or more, my cholesterol under 200mgs but am having problems keeping my carbs under 150. Still lots of work to go but I am learning.

It’s just 12 days to my next weigh in and I really want to have lost another 6 lbs and some more inches so it’s onwards and upwards to keep this life style change going. Thank you all for your help, your support, your words of wisdom and encouragement, there is no way I could of ever gotten started or kept going so far if it wasn’t for all of you!!

Take care and have a blessed evening.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bat wings….

Nope, not those ugly flying things. Not bat mans funky cape…those wings that keep flapping after your done waving. You know, that ugly fat under your arm that looks horrible when you where a tank. Yep, that fat. Heck I’ve got so much fat and so many names for it all but I’m working on toning it up. One day I’ll be a fit chick, instead of a fat duck. No, I’m not putting myself down either, I am what I am but I’m trying to make me better.

So anyways, Suzi is a fitness instructor and she has this awesome blog called Confessions of a fitness instructor. And I’ve been visiting her site the past month or so and found an ask me section. I don’t normally ask to many questions I’ll go and research it or something but figured she asked us to ask so I did.

My question to her was….

What exercise can I do to get rid of the bat wings? You know that stupid, very ugly fat that's on the back of my arms near my pits. I'm lifting weights, 3 lbs, working out with Jillian on her 30 day shred and I have lost 2 inches in my biceps but the bat wings aren't seeming to shrink much. Any ideas for this almost 48 year old that needs to lose some weight and get to looking good?

She replied and sent me to her blog with all kinds of ideas, suggestions and exercise. She answered it in two parts because that ugly fat can also be back fat so she told me how to get rid of that first and then today answered the bat wing problem. I love the answers to both and am sharing them with you.



For someone to take the time to address someone else’s concerns takes time and energy and I so appreciated her help.

Now go and check it out, see what you too can learn and together maybe we can have arms and backs that are sexy and not waving when we are done.

Take care my friends, God Bless.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

An award for me….

Jenna from MN Small Town Mom gave me this wonderful award today. Isn’t she a sweetie!?! You’ll have to stop over at her blog and just see how great a woman she is. She has the most beautiful family and I love that she’s from my home state. How cool is it to find someone from your own state.

The rules for accepting this award:

1. Link to the person that gave you the award.
2.Pass this award on to 15 bloggers you've recently discovered & whom you think are fantastic
3.Contact said Blogs to let them know they've won
4.State 7 Things about yourself!

Here are the 15 blogs I have chosen.

1. Kim

2. Suzi

3. Jodi

4. Kristi

5. Sandy

6. Shannon

7. Tami

8. Dina-Maria

9. Terri

10. Jennifer

11. Michelle

12. Momvstheboys

13. Casey

14. Blueviolet

15. Tara

It is so very hard to just pick 15 blogs, I wish I could just pick them all but here are my most visited ones this week. Last week were others and next week will be more new ones but here is this weeks list.

7 things about myself…

1. I am Christian and believe one day I will be living with Christ in Heaven.

2. I’ve been married for just about 30 years.

3. I love my life as wife, mama, daughter, sister, best friend, daycare mama, business owner, scout mom.

4. I love my animals as much as any human being.

5. Crafting is the icing on my chocolate cake.

6. I hate winter but not the snow, just the cold.

7. I love summer almost no matter what the temp and conditions, except I’m afraid of thunder.

I have a new project I started today, but I’ll have to share it with you tomorrow. I’ve neglected a few of my friends in some normal e-mails so need to take care of them.

Take care and have a rest full night. God Bless!!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

10 Little Confessions….

I was over at Jeanette's blog getting to know her a bit and I found this post and thought, hummm, something super interesting I just might be able to use here. So today I’m going to give you 10 little confessions that I hope doesn’t shock you to much but makes you see I’m just as human as you and probably worse. So here it goes…..

1. As much as I try to do it, I don’t get my devotional in every day, sometimes every few days. I do talk to the Lord all day but sometimes not in the tone of voice I should.

2. Sometimes I let the kids watch TV for a full hour while I play on my computer, usually checking out all you wonderful people. I’m in the same room as them and they seem happy I’ve left the TV on that long but I confess I do it.

3. My New Years resolution was to sort those blasted socks and underwear each time I wash clothes, well it’s only happened a few time, resolutions I guess were made to break or just not hold true for more then a month or so.

4. Because I’m too lazy to change into my shoes when I have to run outside to put wood in the stove I will wear my slippers and then because I was to lazy to change them I have to put my shoes on in the house because my slippers are wet. DUMB!!!!

5. While exercising to the “Shred” she says we can only stop and breath for 5 seconds, well I can pause her will I catch my breath but I don’t watch the clock and I’m pretty sure it’s a bit more then 5 seconds. I’m better but not great yet at keeping up with her.

6. Wilbur, our dog, sleeps between Jim and I, under the covers like another person in bed. I end up spooning with the dog because I can’t get near Jim. At least the dog doesn’t snore or grind his teeth.

7. I treat my chickens and ducks like humans. They get talked to, fed treats and petted just about every time I go outside. The eat from my hand and I share my lunch with them.

8. I sometimes pretend I don’t have any cash so Mike will buy me a treat at the gas station. Well he’s working too and for 18 years I have bought the treats, it’s his turn now, right?

9. I hate everyone else’s driving so if I can’t drive I won’t go. Mostly because I get car sick but I can’t stand just sitting there either.

10. I’d rather be blogging, blog hopping, on my computer then doing just about anything else….like cleaning, showering, laundry, paperwork any of that other stuff that takes me away from you guys.

So there it is. Do you have 10 little confessions to share. If you do, post them and then tell me about them I’d love to hear what you have to say.

Take care and have the most blessed weekend ever. The sun is shining and it’s only –2* this morning and suppose to get up near 20*, I can handle that. It’s just about time to start walking, I can’t wait!!!!

God bless you all.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Follow…..

Hop on over to Lynn's for our Friday Follow. It is so neat to meet and greet all kinds of new people.

Friday Follow

Now for a question………Why is it that Post Grape Nuts is so good for you but it is so high in carbs? Even the list of ingredients have all the good for you stuff but by time I’m done with my breakfast I have used a good chuck of my carbs for the day. I do admit I don’t eat the 1/2 cup I eat a full cup with milk but that is my breakfast and will hold me until my salad at 1:00 or so but it’s suppose to be good for me. I so love them and that fact they keep me filled up is the best.

Today I was checking into the good/bad carbs…I have a list I copied out just to learn from…it looks like this…

The list of good carbs are: o Asparagus o Avocado o Beets o Bell Peppers o Broccoli o Brussels sprouts o Cabbage and Cauliflower o Carrots o Celery o Collard Greens o Corn o Cucumbers o Eggplant o Garlic o Green Beans and Green Peas o Mushrooms o Mustard greens o Okra o Olives o Onions o Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes o Pumpkin o Romaine Lettuce o Spinach o Squash o Tomatoes o Turnip greens o Watercress o Zucchini o Apples o Apricots o Bananas o Strawberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Cranberries and Blueberries o Cantaloupe o Cherries o Dates o Figs o Fruit juices o Grapefruit o Grapes o Guava o Kiwifruit o Limes and Lemons o Mangoes o Nectarines o Oranges o Papayas o Peaches and Pears o Persimmons o Pineapple o Plums o Raisins o Watermelon o Beans and Legumes o Raw Nuts and Seeds o Fat Dairy o Whole-Grain Pasta o Brown Rice

Just about everything on there I like except that brown rice and whole-grain pasta…I think they are a required taste. Oh I don’t like the cabbage or cauliflower either, okra I’ve never tried, strawberries hate me but the list of things I do like it at least longer then the don’t.

Oh well I’m learning. I have been keeping track all week on fitclick daily food diary and I’m always under my 1500 calories and I’m learning to add more protein but less fat and so far it’s so good. Hard but good. I always thought I was doing pretty good but when you right it all done you realize you’re not anywhere near what you thought you were. So I’m learning.

Well tonight will be a challenge. It’s pizza night with my scouts. I have already figured in my daily diet about what I figured I’ll be eating and then planned lunch accordingly. I’ve never planned that far ahead, I usually just do meal by meal. I added up 3 pieces of pizza, my grape nuts, my milk and a salad with tomato and cucumbers  a dab of dressing and that will be today’s eats. I’ll live and still get to be apart of our game pizza night without feeling left out.

So that is that today. It’s early dismissal for my DC kids and we are having a birthday party for Abby. YEAH!!! I love my little ones.

Take care my friends and have a great day today. Good luck on your life style changes. God Bless!!!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Give away….

Remember I made my first smoothie this past week? Well Lynn at Midday Escapades has a give away happening. It’s for a Yoplait Frozen Smoothie Gift Pack with Blender. I so need a new blender, you should hear mine when I chopping up the ice cubes, it screams and howls the whole time. It does the work but it’s not happy.

Go and see. You just might win something good and good for you. I’m going to try.

Have a great evening, I’ll be back this weekend to tell you about the week of cravings and more exercise then I’ve done in the past 5 weeks.

Take care and have a great TGIF!!!

God Bless you all.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Exercise and fruit cobbler…


I made a apple blueberry cobbler today and tried to make it as good for us as possible. I used Banana Nut Crunch cereal that was stale, about a cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup tub-o-butter and a couple hand full of quick oats. Then fresh/frozen (from my uncles tree) apples and frozen blueberries. It all fit into a 9”x13” pan. It can’t be to high in all the wrong stuff, oh I know not perfect either but I have to tell you I am in the need of something that’s on the iffy list. I don’t want to be bad or fall back but just a small cup of this stuff should do the trick plus I know that Jim and Mike will be in heaven having something hot and fresh. I also made them scalloped potatoes and ham but I don’t have to fret about that, there’s no way I’d eat that. I’m thinking a hamburger pattie from farm beef that’s 99% and a fresh salad.

I’ve been using the fitclick and it has made life much easier keeping track of calories and all. It’s only been three days but I know that today I’ve only had 494 calories, 65 grams of carbs, 38 grams protein, 9 grams of fat and 87 mg of cholesterol. I can have a decent meal tonight and not worry about going over. Love it!!!

Today I really, really worked out. I did the shred for 20 minutes and then my new PS2 interactive exercise. I did that one for the 20 minutes and then decided to just play the exercise games as a guest for another 20 minutes. This is the longest I’ve ever worked out and I have some areas the I’m really feeling it like between the shoulders and neck but not bad pain just workout kind. My arm is still bothering me but it’s slowly getting better. It’s like when I tore the rotator cuff 7 years or so ago. It just took forever and the pain is about the same so am just waiting to see if it’ll heal itself again.

So that’s life here on my going to be new me one day. Oh I heard two quotes today I am going to share with you. I don’t know what show I was sorta watching while baking but a man on a diet was having great difficulties and his coach said…..

1. Don’t think you can’t, think that you can before you even do it.

2. Your only limited by your mind.

I think that is a great motivator if I do say so myself.

Take care my friends, good luck on your journey. God Bless!!!

Monday, February 8, 2010


Here’s what my food diary looked like today. Figured I’d share it with you. I also found out the exact amounts or close to that I need a day in carbs and proteins. Did you know that you are to take your weight multiply it by .8 and that will give you your required proteins per day? I just learned that. So here’s my list….



I tried to copy and paste but it didn’t work that way so ended up printing it and then adding it as a picture. Pretty neat huh? I didn’t do terrible today, I do need more protein and a bit less fat but over all not to bad.

So now my day is just about finished up. Some dishes, a load of laundry and then I’m going to relax and see what’s on the boob tube, maybe something good tonight.

Take care my friends, have a great evening. God Bless you all!!

Food diary…

Good morning. Did you exercise this morning? I did and I even gave it my all. Now I still can’t keep up with Jillian yet but I’m working on it. I ran out of breath today and had to pause for about a minute to catch my breath and start going again. I know, she says no more then 5 seconds but if I’m dying on the floor that will take more then 5 seconds so took the minute to catch my breath and drink some water.

Then…… mama called….”hey, want to go out for breakfast?” My daddy is gone fishing today and she was lonesome so what do you way….no? I couldn’t do that so I showered and went and picked her up and off we went to breakfast. I didn’t do terrible though I didn’t do great either. But it was less then I would usually eat so that’s a plus, right? I know I’m stretching it but I’ll be good the rest of the day.

I found this cool site…, since I planned to start a food diary this week and I had planned on writing it all down I went to look for a calorie counter and found this instead. It’s so cool. After you join, and yes it’s free, you answer a few questions and then head to the food diary part and start filling in the blanks. It does all the work for you. It adds up the Carbs, Protein, Fat, and Calories. It will keep a running tally for you and it even has on the top how many grams of this and that you’re allowed. Remember, I was looking for that. So as of today between my real breakfast and my going out one I am at 97 carbs. I am at 45 proteins. I’m at 35 grams of fat. I’m at 999 in calories and I’m allowed 1330. So other then calories I can’t have anything else but since that won’t happen I will have to be very careful on what I pick for the rest of today. I know this is my first real day of writing everything down and if I had skipped the peanut butter on my toast I would of been much better off but since I didn’t I’ll be very good and tomorrow plan more accordingly.

I just wanted to share this site with you. I think it will make keeping a diary of food much easier, I need to see if I can find a place to print it out at the end of the week, if I want a hard copy that is.

So that’s my day. I am now trying to fix a leak on the dishwasher water line and then I think I’ll head outside to that chair I’ve been working on. It’s nice to have a Monday off to myself, I can do a few things I must and a thing or two I want too.

Take care my friends and have a blessed week. Good luck on your life style changes. It’s not an easy process but in the end I bet it will be more the worth all the effort. I’m sure hoping and praying so.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Here’s an idea….

While blog hopping here and there I found this, I think it would be cool just to see how it all plays out. Maybe even win something. Go to Heather's blog and read what she’s proposing. Next week I’ll get my box together and see if I can win something.

Any excuse to share my weight loss adventure sounds good to me.

Oh also have to give credit where credit is due, I found all of this from  Smart Cents Mom.

Have a great weekend my friends. Take care and God Bless!!

My first ever smoothie…

I’ve never had one of these before, why? I haven’t a clue, but I know now I will be. I made this one from raspberries, raspberry yogurt, a few ice cubes, a tad bit of juice and because it was mighty tart a tiny squeeze of honey. Oh boy does it taste wonderful. I have a blender that is as old as I’ve been married, 30 years, and it takes some doing to get all the ingredients to mix but once it did, the smells, the  color…..oh it was wonderful and very mouth watering.  I’m am not sure if this is exactly how to make one because there are so many recipes out there for smoothies but if any of them are even 1/2 as good as this one, you just gotta try ‘em.


Okay, time to go sew. I had to clean my machine, it was a bit furry and it needed oiling. Now it’s ready to roll.

Have a great day my friends. God Bless!!!

Darn near 100%….

That is, what I did with the Shred, level one. Just a few butt kicks I couldn’t keep up with but the rest, not bad at all. This concludes week one and I worked out with Jillian 3 times this week and 1 time just my normal routine. I am hoping to get that walk in this weekend to finish up the week. I snuck a peek at my weight because even though I was exercising you know my mouth was too so I wanted to be sure I didn’t put anything back on and I hadn’t. I also didn’t lose anything but I’m sure it’s because my mouth and brain were not talking to each other very well.

I think for lunch today I’m going to make a smoothie. I have seen lots of recipes for them but have yet tried one so today is the day. I’m suppose to make a new recipe each week anyways and other the cheese filled pasta I made for Mike the other night I haven’t done anything this week. By the way Mike said in a very nice tone of voice, “mom, you don’t have to go to that much work ever again on these noodles”. He ate them but you could tell they sure weren’t going to be his new favorite thing.

So it’s shower time and then some sewing. Take care my friends. Have a blessed day today.

Friday, February 5, 2010

This weeks been hard….

As hard as I’ve been working, exercising my mouth is getting the exercise too. I have been so taughty since Tuesday evening. I had homemade fries that night, the next day I fixed spaghetti and ate two bowls of that, Thursday I didn’t do terrible but did eat a couple of cookies and yesterday mama and I went out for lunch at KFC and then went to a specialty store and bought 5 toffee bars that I ate 3 of. How in the world am I going to lose weight if I keep this up? Today I am back on the wagon and will be doing what I know I’m suppose to be. I have been exercising all of those days so I suppose that counts for something but the food…oh it tasted oh so good. To me there is nothing better then having a good tasty meal. I am working hard at making good for us tasty meals but this week not to good. So it’s onward and upwards to being better. I only have 23 days or so until my next weigh in and I need to lose at least the same if not more then last month so got work to do.

I hope that you all are doing wonderfully on your life style changes but if you’re like me and screw up, well that’s what the Lord gives us a new day for, to start over and try harder.

Take care my friends and have the most blessed day you can. It’s a TGIF day. Yippy!!!!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Such a cool idea and…

such a wonderful way to meet new people and make new friends.

Anitra over at Mama’s Zone is hosting a WednesDay is FriendsDay. Go sign up and be prepared to meet and greet new people. I have met so many new people from Follow Friday at Lynn’s.

Take the time and go check them both out.

Have a blessed day today, I’m sure going to work on it.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Couldn’t wait till noon, really….

Kim couldn’t either so here are my results and I have to say, WOW….I really didn’t figure this was possible. But…….

I lost 6 lbs in January and 13 3/4 inches. Just a peek, 3” off my waist, my neck 2”, my boobs and back fat 2”, my fat stuff (that’s that fat under my tummy but before my butt) 1 1/2”, thighs 2 1/4”..the rest in 1/4-1/2” and I didn’t cheat. I did the loose tape measure not the tight as a rope. I did however undress to my panties and socks because, well jeans and a shirt add a pound. So total number is in inches is 312.75. That’s measuring in 10 different spaces over all. Neck, upper arms, lower arms, bust, below bust, waist, fat stuff, hips, thighs and calves.

So that’s that my friends. I have to say I am proud of me. I really, really didn’t expect that. I knew some but a bit here and there but to add it up I’m impressed. Now let’s hope I can do some more for my weigh-in March 2nd. I’ll put the count down date thingy back up on top so even I can see what’s left.

I’ll see if I’m able to do the Shred disc. I’ll give it a good go but if not ready for it, I’ll keep up what I have been doing, get stronger and try it next month. I have time, plenty of time to try them all….gotta figure this is a life time thing, not just a few months.

Thanks guys for all your help and support. Please keep it coming because I have a long ways to go to reach my 180 by June 6th.

Take care and have a super day today. Bye for now and God Bless!!!

Today’s the day…..

At nap time today I will do the weighing in, the measuring and will post, I hope, some results. I’m worried you guys, really I am. I know that I could of worked harder but I did make a difference. I did eat less and move more. This was just the first month of many and I know in my mind I have made some improvements so if there isn’t any results it doesn’t mean I failed, it just means I have more work to go and have to do it harder. Tomorrow I am going to start the 30 day shred. I haven’t even looked at it yet but figured why get upset or worry about it, I’ll just do it. I needed to do something the first month before jumping into something that will take more determination and commitment.

Speaking of commitment. This month I will have more to think about and more to do. I have been trying really hard to find the recommended daily allowance of all the things we should have. Don’t mean the 3 servings of this or that, I mean like how much sodium, fats and that kind of stuff. I did finally find that a woman my size shouldn’t have more then 2300mg of salt a day. That’s a teaspoon of salt, I know that’s not something I go over and if I do it’s very seldom. I found this for me too….40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat, that is what the percentage of my intake should be and last, 136mg of Cholesterol a day. Now since so much of my cooking is homemade, not from a can or not from anything with labels I’m finding it hard to add stuff up. I wish I could find a chart that says all of this so I can paste it to the cupboard door and see it every day. Does anyone know where I could find one?

Drink more water….

Eat less food….

Exercise every day or at least more each day….

Take time to thank God everyday for his help that he’s giving me….

Thank all my friends for their support and words of wisdom and encouragement….

All of these is a must every day and something that needs to be imbedded in my mind. If I can have the right mindset then I can do anything, that is with “his” help and all of yours.

I’ll be back just after 1:00 and report my findings.

Have a great morning. God Bless my friends!!!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lookie see what I earned today….


Look what Jenn gave me today. Isn’t she a sweetie?!? There’s now something's I must do with this awards like ….

I must do the following and you the same if you choose too:
1) Put the logo within my blog or on my post
2) Pass the award onto 12 fellow bloggers
3) Link the nominees within my post
4) Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog
5) Share the love and link to the person whom you received this award from.

To get an award is an honor and some work. So I’m off to do what I need to do but you know, it’s so hard to pick just 12 people out of all my friends. I’ll try my best. Please visit each one when you have the time and see what makes them tick. I took some from both my blogs, just so you know.

1. Kim

2. Lynn

3. Tara and friends

4. Annie

5. Anitra

6. Terri

7. Karin

8. Kari

9. Ms. Sarah

10. Jennifer

I am so honored to be chosen for this award. Thank you Jenn.

Count down…

That clock is not exactly right, I told it Feb 2nd at noon time but it’s thinking this afternoon I guess. Well it’s really about 25.5 hours to weigh-in. Don’t know how to fix it so this time will leave it and next time maybe will learn why or just do it right.

Just wanted anyone that sees it to know it’s tomorrow instead of today, one more day to be good (well really this is on going but one more day until THE day!).

Hope all is well with you all. Take care and have a great day today. God Bless!!!