Friday, July 27, 2012
My snacking is really my downfall. If I can keep my snacking in check, and get my exercise consistent I think I can get a little more than just one pound a week. We shall see. It's hard to stay on a schedule with a house full of kids running around. I'll have three weeks after school starts before the trip so we'll see what I can accomplish until then and then do a little boot camp with myself to see if I can kick up the weightloss in those weeks.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Many years, and two kids later we are a family of 2 adults, 1 teenage boy, 1 preteen girl and two kids... our grocery bill has multiplied by leaps and bounds and I've decided I have to go back to some basics that I've long since stopped doing.
So I'm going to start doing meal plans again... I've seen lots of places where you can buy preplanned meal calenders with grocery lists etc, but the reality is while my hubby and I would enjoy the new menu items, the kids would stage a revolt. So here is what I have planned for the next week of meals- all meals that I know 80% of my family love and the remaining 20% each night that doesn't love it, will still manage to find enough on the table to eat.
Sat- Ward Picnic (bring 3 dozen rolls)
Sun- Taco dinner night, baking day- bake cinnamon rolls and no bake cookies
Mon- Chicken Rolls, carrots, and salad
Tues- Leftovers for the kids, Bunko night for mom, Big lunch for dad
Wed- Sweet and sour meatballs, coconut rice, salad and a veggie side (corn or broccoli from the freezer)
Thurs- Leftovers or a pre-prepared freezer item (pizza rolls, frozen waffles, etc) (we will be gone all day on an outing, and have things that night for 3 of the 4 kids so it has to be something quick.
Fri- Spaghetti, corn fritters, garlic bread, salad.
Now that I have my menu, I just have to remember to not only take my grocery list to the store tomorrow, but look at the list and get everything on it- and not a bunch of extra un-needed stuff! :)
Friday, May 25, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Sick child is still home today, but three kids are at school and having fun with the last week of school festivities. Tonight hubby scored some tickets to the thunder game so he and I will get a fun night out.
I feel like I could make excuses and not get my workout in today, but I made sure I got it in and done with and now I don't need to worry about it until tomorrow.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Happy Mothers Day to all my mommy friends, all my sisters, sister in laws, mother in law, and of course my wonderful mom. I truly never full appreciated all that she did for us until I became a mom myself and I love her even more now for the years and years that she put up with me and my siblings and taught us to love, laugh, work, and play. Thank you mom for all that you have done. The example you were to me then and continue to be now!
We have 8 more school days left in the school year. It's going to be hard to keep the kids on a schedule to still get up and make it to school on time each day. The weather has been beautiful and the little kids have been playing outside every single day after school with the neighborhood kids. The big kids are done with pretty much all the school work in their classes so they have no homework and want to get to do everything as if school was already out for the summer.
I'm starting my new exercise program and goals this week. Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, and the couch to 5k program. I will get myself back into a regular exercise routine and get rid of some of this excess weight so I have more energy to take care of my family! I'm going to start posting on this blog to keep myself accountable and make sure I get that exercise in each day.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
I've been dealing with allergies- and the fact that they are already really bad now in February just makes me want to cry thinking of how bad they will get when the real spring allergy season hits. I'm planning to follow up on the allergy testing I had done two years ago- and then chickened out when they wanted me to do allergy shots- I think I will be starting the shots this year.
We have a friend that is an ENT dr... (Ear, Nose, Throat), so when I texted his wife if he had any suggestions of what I can do to drain the fluid from my ears that had been there for the past week- he said I should just come over and he would take a look in my ears and make sure they were ok. I saved a co-pay at the weekend walk-in clinic, and probably an hour or two of time waiting around for them to tell me the ears were full of fluid and I just needed to continue to take OTC stuff to get them to drain.
So I'm trying the Neti pot for the first time ever tonight. Rich is also battling a cold and he tried it this afternoon and said it's surprisingly easy to use... hopefully my ears will drain and I can get rid of this fluid filled feeling soon.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Unfortunately it seems to be going down hill. It's becoming all about sex and affairs... Give me more storyline about creating the show with a little less in my face sex drama. Giving it one more week and then it's going to get deleted from my recording list if it keeps going in that direction.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Tonight was chocolate chip cookie night... now they are all out of the oven, and cooling on racks... the kitchen is clean and I will have one night this week that my kids will go to bed happy with cookies in their tummies... lol!
Monday, February 6, 2012
Monday, January 30, 2012
I was buying milk at braums today while the manager was ringing up my purchases, and correcting some incorrect prices, talking to another worker, taking a drive thru order, and answering a question from another customer- all within the space of about 60 seconds. I mentioned he was muti-tasking today and he told me this was one of a few jobs where his ADHD comes in handy and is helpful instead of detrimental.
A pretty positive way of looking at things. No excuses- and looking at the positive that comes from it. If only more people could keep that outlook in life.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
My other one lately is diet Mt Dew... For years I rarely had any soda at all... just never had it, didn't want it and was fine without it in my life except for rare times we would go out to eat. Now I just enjoy the taste of it and I drink it more often... I think I do need to cut it out and go back to just good old water. :)
And then of course there is always chocolate. I can do really good about eating well and healthy and then something chocolate will pop up and I'll just have to have one bite. I will never be able to cut it out of my diet compelely- I don't want to, but I probably could cut back on it. :)
Go and read it... and enjoy! Love your kids, do your best and don't beat yourself up. :)
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Hubby has been out of town so I'm doing the solo parenting act this week. Thankfully he comes home today and I can get a good full night sleep. :)
I've been printing out a backlog of pictures this week...
Have I mentioned that I LOVE the zoom lense? My kids don't like me taking pictures of them, so with the zoom lense I can hang back and take pictures and they don't even realize it. :) Love those two red heads and their smiles!
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Today Hubbie takes off on a buisness trip. That means the kids get processed junk food this week... I don't cook when he goes out of town. It works out fine since he really only takes 2-3 trips a year. It also makes it easier on me to single parent for the week- the kids know if they act up their junk food get's tossed. lol!
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
So my thought today is to just make the time to have fun... the girls only had an hour we could get them all together to play for, but for that one hour they are having so much fun... and I need to remember to just take the short amounts of time and enjoy them. :)
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
“Keep perspective. When you have done all that you can reasonably do, rest the burden in the hands of the Lord. When I take a small pebble and place it directly in front of my eye, it takes on the appearance of a mighty boulder. It is all I can see. It becomes all-consuming—like the problems of a loved one that affect our lives every waking moment. When the things you realistically can do to help are done, leave the matter in the hands of the Lord and worry no more. Do not feel guilty because you cannot do more. Do not waste your energy on useless worry. The Lord will take the pebble that fills your vision and cast it down among the challenges you will face in your eternal progress. It will then be seen in perspective. In time, you will feel impressions and know how to give further help. You will find more peace and happiness, will not neglect others that need you, and will be able to give greater help because of that eternal perspective.” -Richard G. Scott (1988)I'm a worrier by nature. I recently accepted a rather large calling at church and found that I was starting to worry about things for it- and feel out of touch with my kids and family. I'm realizing that I focus in on problems of others whether large or small and make them larger than they are in my mind and let them take over a disproportionate amount of my thought time... So this is a good reminder to me to do what I can, but not stress and worry over the problems. They will be worked out in time and I can do what I can, and leave the rest in the Lord's hands.
Monday, January 2, 2012
Here's the picture for today. It's what you expect to see weather this time of year. We are warmer than usual and I just want this weather so I can bundle up in warm clothes, turn on the fireplace and read a book with a mug of hot cocoa. :)