Sunday, March 29, 2009
I'm trying to get back on plan and finally get out of the 260's once & for all. Hopefully I will be below the 260's before my 30th Birthday which is on April 6th.
•eat a healthy breakfast of oatmeal every morning!
•drink 64 oz. Of water daily
•Take a Daily Multi-Vitamin
•Walk/run on Treadmill 3 days/week
•workout to The Firm DVDs 2 days/week
I weighed in yesterday and I gained. So, I'm working my butt off this week so I will see a loss next Saturday. I can do this!!!
Thursday, March 26, 2009
I really want to thank everyone who is been there to support me whether its my online friends,peeps who stop by to read my blog and even family who has been there. I’ve not been doing much of the way of eating healthy lately and I’ve not done much of a workout either but,I’m determined to get back on track so,I want to Thank My Support Team. I really think its important for all of us the have that unrelenting support the kind that no matter what your going through you have them to back you up. The ones that tells you the cold hard facts about getting back into the game. So I want to Say THANK YOU!!!!!
It’s been rainy for the last few Days Here in Middle Tennessee! I hate it! I really wished the Sun would come out. I finally got me a washer but,no dryer yet. I’m going to hang my laundry out for the neighbors to see But where its at is a huge fence and only one neighbor could really see so guess thats not too bad. I like to have those crisp sun dried clothes but,I don’t like them if they are so stiff they can’t be moved I’m really wanting to maybe find a way to hang out laundry maybe add something to the wash where It won’t make the clothes dry so hard. Its the only thing I hate about having a clothes line. But who knows maybe I can find a remedy for that!
Leah is watching Seasame so after finishing this I’m going to try and go for a short walk on the treadmill. My breakfast this morning was a Organic Luna S’mores Bar. It was ok but,its suppose to be low on the glycemic and it has 10g of protein and 3 g of fiber so maybe that will help boost me up. I’m wanting to start eating REAL oatmeal but,I’ve found out yesterday that It cooked too fast on my Gas Stove. I’ve never cooked much in my life on a Gas Stove and I really don’t like it so maybe I can figure out a way to get it the way I want. I’m so used to the buttery & sugary oats. I know I need to get away from that and try and put more healthier fruits and spices in it to give it a taste I’m currently craving. I’m going to try and do a FIRM DVD too either today or tomorrow. My bones have been achy lately and not sure if its the weather or what? I think a good workout will help remedy it! Well better go and get some things done if I’m going to Have a Good Day everyone. Today’s lunch with be a Knock off Philly Cheese that is low in WW Points will post the Recipe later.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
On a Good Note I've been inspired by Kath Eats Real Food. I love her oatmeal creations and I'm planning on trying some. I bought some Blue Diamond Almond Breeze ~FINALLY. I've heard great things about it and I can't wait to try it out in the morning in my oatmeal. I also got me A Luna and Cliff Bar to crumble up in it as well as some organic Flavored Granola. I Gave it a taste earlier and it would be supper yummy in yogurt.
I also got me some Green & Red Bell Peppers,Banannas,flat out bread and some other pretty healthy stuff. I'm Trying to do better in the Weight Loss Front I'd Love to be at my pre-pregnancy weight by summers end thats only 30 lbs and really doable. I finally got me a washer its used and as soon as I can get the money to buy new one I will but,defiantely worth what I'm paying for it. This next week I plan on doing at least 30 mins on the treadmill 3 times a week. Eat healthy meals and try to do at least 1 DVD of The Firm. Its doable and hopefully I can meet this goal.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Monday,March 9,2009 – 11:45 AM
I’m Currently sitting At my little Home Office Using Windows Live Writer to write this post. Hopefully I will be able to save this as a draft and be able to post this as SOON as my Internet is working again! Please Please Forgive me! We got our Cable bill and to be Honest its just not Been paid! So No TV & NO Internet!! I feel really bad about it but,lets me honest and that’s why I created this blog is to be honest and vent when I need to because THIS is MY Blog! I’m thinking my unemployment should be here in the Morning when the mail arrives so as soon as it gets here I’m going Straight to pay it! Nothing more than this makes me irritated. I hate being without internet & TV. The TV can be a lifesaver when it comes to having a toddler.
Like I said before I created this to be Honest so,here it is. My husbands work since Thanksgiving has gotten less and less. He was Working 56+ Hours a Week. Lately he’s Been VERY Lucky to get 40 hours a week. With a husband that pay child support,various insurance as well as keep his family fed and a warm bed to sleep in he needs more work or I’m going to have to work. Badly as I hate to leave her AGAIN! But,I will NOT move in with family ever Again! I love having our own place and who wouldn’t,right? I told my husband I would sell myself on the street before I EVER moved back in with his Aunt & Uncle! I wouldn’t ever do that but,I’d almost do anything to prevent that! That how bad I hated living with them. I got laid off and if you are up to date on my blog you know that I had to repay so overpayment to the Unemployment. Well,its almost paid off and as of Today its paid in full! Thankfully I still have more money that I can draw. Its not much since I’ve not worked much in the last few years but,at least it will help. Hubby doesn’t know this but,With the new stimulus package they have it to where you can get extra $$ each week. I’m thinking of saving that to either get my Wii fixed (yeah that’s another story for another time!) or getting a Bigger Hard Drive for my computer. :) I found one that’s probably 10X’s bigger than mine inside my computer Tower. I take lots of pictures,have lots of music and have lots of videos that I currently have on my computer that I want to save on a hard drive and I’m thinking my computer will feel like new. I want to put all my Media Stuff on the new harddrive. So that is my plan!
Anyways,ummm I say that word alot! LOL I would like to find something to do???? ummm as far as making money. So if your reading this and have any ideas please email me and let me know what you got! I would love to start a little side home business nothing too big that it requires me to be away from Leah for Long hours at a time but,something to do while she is playing or napping? Or maybe a few hours to where I can get family or one of my girlfriends to help out with Leah. I want something that’s LEGIT!!! I just need to make the extra cash to help my husband out! Even if its $50 a week! I also,would like to not have to put TONS of money into it seeing how we are on a really tight budget right now. So if you have any ideas I would love to know just email me I know there are some of you out there that has some great ideas on starting a Home Business.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
As most of you know this week is Twilight Week or at least that’s what I’m calling it!!! Yeah I know I’m getting a late start to these giveaways! This week The Book by Stephenie Meyer “Twilight” was made into a Major Motion Picture and its being released out onto DVD As of Right now I don’t know the exact Date on the Release Cause this is a Draft
I started Reading “Twilight” this past Friday March 7th I was looking at an App on my iPod Touch Called Stanza and Found out If you have Ebooks like on your computer or whatever then you have the ability to Sync them to this app to read in your own timing!! I think that is just awesome to be able to carry hundreds of books with such a small device. I’ve read close to half of the book already and I am really liking it. I have the Whole Series and I’m giving away a Legit Copy in PDF to 5 Lucky winners if you are interested you have to do the following:
1. You have To leave a Comment with your email if you don’t leave your email then how can I get you your prize? This is the main rule if you don’t do this you don’t qualify
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5. Tell another book similar to “Twilight” you enjoyed or any other YA Book
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*This is For The Whole Twilight Sage Books 1-4 plus a SURPRISE!!! Please Take Notice this is a EBOOK not the actual book itself. I’m not certain what devices it works on but,it Does work on the iPhone & iPod Touch and I’m sure it also works on The Sony Reader,The Amazon Kindle and well as other readers you may have on your phone or whatever so PLEASE Check to see if You can Read PDF files on your Device.
Tracy At BookRoomReviews is having a Week of Twilight Giveaways so please check her out as well.
I don’t have my list compiled yet but I’m going to have Tons of Online Contests Here so please check back for other TWILIGHT contests Going on This Next Week.
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Tuesday March 10,2009-4:00 PM
Today I got my 1st Unemployment in the total of $65 Dollars. I’ve been having to repay where I got overpaid unemployment a few years ago and I had to repay it. So my check wasn’t as much as its suppose to be. Next week its suppose to be more so,I’m going to Use my check then to really do some stocking up on groceries,pay my internet & Cable bill and if I have much money left I’m wanting to go see the Doctor to make sure that I have nothing going on with me and even go try and get my thyroid medication so,I can start taking it again. Maybe then I will begin to start feeling better again. After cashing my little Check I went to Wal-Mart to get some things we where needing.Here is what I got.
- DAWN Foaming Dish Soap its supposedly Long Lasting I want to find something that is long lasting cause the regular dawn seems to loose its suds in no time at all. I have a family and I hate to washing dishes as it is and I hate washing dishes without some decent suds in my dishwater.
- Gummy Earphones They where fairly cheap actually the cheapest there. I had a pair before and I liked them alright but,my daughter got a hold of my old ones and tore them up. i don’t know what it is about earphones she like them and often I caught her putting them in her mouth and she has tore them up. I also wrap them around my iPod and I think it messes up the wires inside and messes up the earphones too so,I won’t totally blame them on Leah.
- Some Superbake casserole meal for Dinner Thursday Night.
- Drinks for tonights dinner. I got Mt. Dew for hubby and Dr. Pepper for me. Yeah,I have a Dr. Pepper Addiction. I know I need to quit but,sometimes Its just tastes so good! I’m trying to do better about drinking more water and I believe I drink more water the warmer the weather it is. Especially,Iced Water.
- Some Phone Cards for my Prepaid Phone I was nice and I got hubby one too.
After Leah & I went to Wal-Mart We went to visit with my mom. One of my New Years’ Resolutions was to spend more time with my Mom & Dad cause since getting married I hadn’t been doing that. I know that’s bad. They only live in town maybe 5-6 miles away from where I live but,I like when my husband goes with me too. But,He acts like it kills him to go visit with them but,yet he expects me to spend all day at his Aunts & Uncles. MEN! They expect but don’t do in return!!!! That is about the only thing that irritates me about my husband. Leah kept getting into everything there and she was being her typicial self. I ask mom if I was that mischievous or rambunctious She said no that I was actually pretty good. The only one that was like that was my brother. I told her I believed she had ADD or something…lol I know its not anything to kid about but,sometimes I wonder how I can keep up after her. She is always on the move and I just wonder if she will ever be better when she gets older. I thought about talking to the doctor about it cause I want to have her a check-up done so,I can make sure she is okay on her shots. But I enjoyed being able to spend time with mom. My dad was gone to his physical therapy he has an aneurism in the upper part of his leg and he has deep tissue damage and requires at least 3 days of Therapy. So please keep my dad in your prayers cause they are thinking if the therapy isn’t working that they will have to do surgery and It scares me with him having the aneurism and all. So please please keep him in your prayers. He & I have had a strained relationship the last couple years. That’s a long story but,he’s 76 years old and I know that he’s not getting any younger.
Oh to my main topic. I’ve repeatedly said how tired I am lately! I guess when your are so Fat you don’t feel like doing much of anything. I know that in the back of my mind if I just get off my butt and walk for just 30 minutes it will help me feel better and I would actually want to do more but,I’ve just been so tired lately and all I want to do is sleep. So today I set my mind in working out. Last Week I got a new iFit Card for my Treadmill and I Done Program 1 on it. There was a few times I had to manually lower the incline & speed but I know eventually I will be able to get to where I can Do with out doing so. The iFit Card I got last week is the Level 1 for Weight Loss it can be use on any ifit compatible equipment. So,if I ever get a bike or elliptical I would want to get an iFit one so I can use these on there as well. My legs are cramping me again today! Hopefully when I go to the doctor they can figure what’s going on with me and I won’t be hurting all the time. If I’d stop cramping so much I really believe that I would walk more. This is one step forward in this journey and I can proudly say I’m proud of myself. Well,its still fairly nice out it was in the upper 70’s today. Suppose to rain tonight and its suppose to be in the lower 40’s tomorrow so much for the nice weather! But,I know the pretty weather is just around the corner! Leah has Spring FEVER and wants to be outside all the time. She throws a tantrum if she has to come back in. So,I want to enjoy some time outside so I will catch ya in blogland another day take care
Sunday, March 8, 2009
If your reading this blog then you Probably enjoy reading just as much as me if not more! I read just about anything that I can get my hands on.
Here are a few of my favorite Authors
I would love to Eventually read all the works from all my favorite Authors but with a 2 year old running around sometimes thats just not possible. I’m Currently reading “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer and “The Shack” by William P. Young . Yes,I know to completely different books. LOL a little good and a little evil Anyways,I’ve not reading much since having a child 2 years ago but,trying to get back into it once again….
I wanted to tell all of you that keeps up with my blog(s) about a Great Program that you should really invest in especially if you enjoy reading as much as I do. Its called Stanza please click on the link to get more info. Its FREE app you Can get through the Apple iTunes App Store with the same name. There are various Sites I guess you can call them through the app you can go to to get Various Ebooks to read. If you love reading and don’t want to have to carry a book around with you then this is the App to get. Now don’t get me wrong the Kindle is on my wishlist and it would be great to have but,this is an alternative if you already carry an iPhone or iPod Touch around like I do! There is over 100,000 books and periodicals you can read and if you get the Stanza program for the Mac or Windows you can sync even more books to your read list. I’ve found some great ebooks at GeturBooks that you can save to your computer and then you can open it with the Computer Stanza program where you can choose to Share it and then you sync it through your ipod or iphone. If you want more help just leave me a comment and I would be glad to help your further. If your into reading then this is the program for you and I HIGHLY recommend it! I’ve read the first Part of Twilight in a few mins time. Its highly addictive…I plan on using it more in the future so check it out today!!
Friday, March 6, 2009
I haven’t been feeling well for a few weeks now. Not sure what is going on?? It might just be the LACK of sleep! I’m actually about to take a nap! I’ve not been taking my Thyroid Meds in over 6 months now so,that could be the PROBLEM!! About a week ago hubby had it so hot during the night with the fireplace & Gas Heating that I was about to roast so that night I only got at most 3 hours of sleep!So,that could be my problem too!! I’m going to try and get in to see the doctor this next week to find out what is going on?!!? My sinuses are all messed up again so,thats came into play too. I feel like crap and I feel disgusted at myself. I’ve had such a hard time this month with my TOM I never hurt so bad in my life! I cramp all the time it seems so,thought I would go get myself checked out. My husband wants to drop our insurance on me and the toddler and I’m furious about it!!! Am i Wrong in this? Anything could happen to either of us and if it did what would we do?
Anyhoo I’ve not worked out in over 2 weeks and I know that if I just get my butt in gear and just take a walk I would feel better. Its just doing it. When toddler naps I want to get some extra sleep in too!!! Just seems like the nights aren’t long enough lately! Why am I so friggin tired? I weighed myself this morning and I came in at 259.8 which I believe is a little bit of a loss compared to last week! Maybe its cause I’m not feeling well though. I took vitamins this morning hoping to take them daily in hopes of maybe that will help! I don’t feel worthy of even being able to do these challenges because I feel like such a loser right now. Can you please slap me and make me get with the program? I can’t say that I’m trying really hard for these challenges and that I’m kicking some butt because I’ve not even been working out much at all or even eating right! I really hope next week is better. I guess right now what I need is a nap!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Last night Started the Cute As A Button Sale It opened at 6pm for Consignors and each consignor could bring along 1 Guest. I too my Neice Natasha Here is a picture of Natasha. She is 14 weeks pregnant. Congrats Tasha Love ya bunches!! She is thinking she is think she going to have a little girl which,I hope she does! I think little girls are just so cute!! Plus how can you NOT love to shop for them??
If you live in the Middle Tennessee area and you live in my Hometown of Sparta,TN then you must get to Cute As A Button Sale. With the way the Economy is going. In my area wherever I turn I hear about another factory or even store that has went out of business. Like yours truly! I got laid off back at the first of January but,Really I’ve not worked much since October. My sister works for the Company,Home Caregivers,INC. which was the company I worked for but,Let me tell you despite her being my sister I think they did me
shitty umm…wrong! LOL So if you live close please check out this consignment I know I saved money just by adding some of Leah’s old clothes to the Sale. I get 80% of the sale plus I got a $50 voucher for being a consignor. They had the following Brands
- Ralph Lauren
- Old Navy
- The Children’s Place (which is one of my fave)
- Tommy Hilfiger plus Many others….
Here is a Map of where the sale is located I hope that you will go. The sale opens up to the public tonight at 6pm. I gave a coupon to my neice for 1/2 off on Saturday I might see about going with her. Can’t beat Half off!!!!
Here is What I got Leah at the consignment sale last night.
1 pair of brown sandals with velcroe straps
1 pair of black flats for church
1 pair of black sandals/flipflops for summer-time
1 pair of pink tennis shoes with velcroe straps
Pink Capri Outfit
Yellow Dress with Bubble-Bee & Flowers
Pink Polo Sleeveless Dress
Blue Jean Capri’s with Red Shirt
Dora the Explorer Shirt with matching Capri’s
Pink shirt with Flowers with a plaid skirt
Gimme Gimme Kisses shirt with a Flowery Skirt
A pink Polka Dot Dress
Pink & White Shirt
Purple Dress with flowers on the bottom
Red Flowery Dress looks kind of like the old Red Work Quilts
Pink Butterfly dress with Spaghetti straps with halter top
Pink Sleeveless Dress
Pants outfit-brown Couteroy (sp) pants with “World Wide Sweetie” shirt
This is how I feel right now! I woke up this morning feeling like a train ran over me!!!! Not sure why I feel like that
I can tell my sinuses are draining again along with a sinus headache. I could use a good I had gotten the toddler to sleep earlier but,she only stayed asleep for 30 mins or even less then woke up and now she has her second wind. I’m afraid if she goes to sleep now that she won’t sleep tonight. My husband,Marty hates for her to get off schedule and believe me I do too! She seems to be the worst tornado possible today. Goes from room to room wanting to destroy things and I know I need to clean but,I just feel aweful!!!! I will try and do an update for HYC & BLBE tomorrow so please check back sometime after that for more…