Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hey Cyber Folks!

I haven't forgotten about you at all, I promise!

I have been invited to be a regular blogger at The Busy Nothings with some other amazing women and for now I think that I am going to focus on that.  We would love to have you come see what is going on over there and get to know us!  We have my SIL Heidi (the genius behind the curtain), her sister Katy (who I love dearly), and Sherri (who has a huge heart for people and I am enjoying getting to know).

We are covering a wide range of topics and have lots of resources available as well!  Looking forward to see you over there!


Sunday, March 4, 2012


So I know I haven't been blogging...truth is, I have a TON of things to blog about, so this next weekend when I am kid free, I will be doing some major writing!

A few of the topics/regular posts will be:

I just incorporated "Date Night" with the kids, so I will be doing a post about that every week.

The reason that I incorporated "Date Night" and have made some other major changes will also be a topic.

Andy Andrews will ALWAYS be a topic!

Healthy eating/living

Down sizing (in many areas) of my life.


On Line Dating (you don't want to miss this)

Saying no. (no relation to the on line dating blog lol)

So there are a few, and I am excited about them! Looking forward to some feed back on a few of these topics!

Friday, February 3, 2012

The End of the Cleanse...

...the beginning of the post cleanse...I was down a total of 15 pounds, so that means just 40 more to go to reach my goal this year!

I am adding things back to my diet that I 'want'...we will see if my body agrees. So far today, I am adding back eggs and cheese. I had an egg omelette with cheese and for lunch I had a bowl of the delicious cabbage soup with cheese and crackers. Feeling pretty good, nothing noticeable as of yet, so all is good!

No coffee or caffeine any more, and I can even do without my pasta and bread cravings...I just miss eggs, cheese and bacon!

Oh, and the exercise never did get a jump start this be remedied ASAP!

The book that I am reading is by Andy Andrews, it is "The Travelers Gift" and "Mastering the Seven Successful Decisions". The bible study that we are doing on Tuesday nights is by Beth Moore, "A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place", and the book that is 'guiding' me in getting my life back on track in every other area of my life is by Donna Partow, "90 Days to living the Proverbs 31 woman". Also, as a side note, I am going to attempt to read "The Abolition of Man" by CS Lewis one more time, and discuss it in a small and elite book club that I am part of by default! :-) Oh, and the book series that I am reading for the umpteenth time for pleasure is by Diana Gabaldon, The Outlander Series. I am currently 1/2 way through book 5!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Loving My Job...(and co workers)

Today was a great day, lots of energy, a lot of productivity AND A LOT OF FUN!

The highlight of my day was, after entering the pertinent information into the computer and doing a few of the scans on a brand new practice member...I simply said "That is all for me right now, unless you have any questions, I am going to get the Dr. for you." He replied, "I DO have one more question...Do you date older men?"

Bless his sweet little 67 yr. old heart!

I was ALMOST at a loss for words, but managed to squeak out, "No, I don't, but thanks for asking, that is very flattering!" Patted him on his back while he giggled to himself and out the door I went!

P.S. None of you are holding me accountable for the exercising thing, so .... it's not being done. SHAME ON YOU! ;-)

Monday, January 30, 2012

In a rush...

I got to get a move on so I am not late taking my nephew to school today before work, but I just wanted to post this quick thought...

During my Bible reading this morning, I was reading Philippians, and I am always encouraged by Paul's JOY no matter his circumstances. Honestly, I wasn't the first person to come up with the idea of choosing joy... I digress.

The thought that I had was: When people ask, "How was your weekend/your day", etc...I almost always answer "Great/Good"...what I really need to say sometimes is "By world standards, eh...but by heavenly standards GREAT!" Because it truly is about perspective and learning and growth.

Philippians 2:18 "So you too should be glad and rejoice with me!"

Have a blessed day!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Two Weeks Down!

Okay, TWO WEEKS! I am so pumped!
This has been a staple for the last week, and it is delicious! When I first heard 'cabbage soup', I was repulsed...cabbage sounds nasty. I tried it and fell in love!

On this cleanse, we get to add protein back on day 11...
Fish or chicken. I added chicken.

It was THE BEST tasting chicken I had ever eaten! I promise! I am down 14 lbs, and that
much closer to my goal. I am starting the C25K running program on Tuesday to incorporate exercise, and will be doing an exercise video on the opposite days as well.

I will post in a few days the great things that I have been reading in the Bible, as well as some great books that are aiding me at this point in my life! Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 20, 2012

One Week Down...Two to go!

...and then of course there is the rest of my life! ;-)

I can't believe I have been doing this for a week already! Day two was a little rough for me mentally, being around my sewing group in a social setting and eating different...However, they are all very supportive and that helps a TON!

I got on the scale this morning, and I was down 10 lbs!! My goal was to loose 55 lbs this year, and I am very excited about this! I haven't started running again yet, but that will happen in the next week at some point, so that will help too!

The biggest thing is BEING PREPARED! Be prepared for being in town longer than you though and have healthy snacks on hand. I have kept a bag in the car when we go to town that has great alternatives for us to snack on! I also keep extra supplements/vitamins so that I don't get off track taking them. My kids have actually embraced the different eating style and have been eating more salads, yogurt and drinking water and juice vs. soda.

Speaking of soda, we are going to be a no caffeine family from now on, and I told the kids the only soda that I would buy would be A&W Root Beer (did you know that some root beers have caffeine?), and Sprite... Then it was brought to my attention that Sierra Mist is the only drink of it's kind (7 up, Sprite, etc...) that does NOT use high fructose corn syrup! It is much 'lighter' tasting, but is still sweet (it uses real sugar), and fizzy! We have been very happy with the change! Try it out and let me know what you think!