Sunday, November 16, 2008

New links to visit....

I just added two new links for you to visit: Heart and Seoul is about the journey of a couple adopting from Korea. In order to raise money for the adoption, they have launched a dessert business. I have personally tasted some of the desserts and not only are they delicious, they are also beautiful. Keep them in mind for your holiday entertaining.

The second site is Bluebonnets and Brownies. One of my classmates at Ashford University is a transplanted Texan living in the northeast and has found little in the way of southern comfort food up there. This site is a tribute Tex-Mex and other foods that we all find comfort in!

Friday, August 01, 2008

Let's play: "Pretend you're a doctor and find the broken bone!" (Click on picture to make it bigger)

Can YOU find the break?
This is a sure-fire way to slow down a man that doesn't know the meaning of sitting still!

Preston broke his ankle Thursday evening while unloading luggage for some friends who just returned from England. After a few hours in the emergency room, a soft splint and a pair of crutches, he is in "misery" (haha, get it?). He is going to the doctor on Monday and will hopefully get a cast and relieve some of his discomfort!

Friday, July 25, 2008

A clean house=accomplishment!

There is not a room, closet, cabinet, shelf, container, or box in my house that has not been gone through and purged this summer. I rock.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Molly's Birthday at Casa Manana!

Molly took some of her friends to see Junie B Jones at Casa Manana today. It was a really good show. The actors came out at the end to sign autographs - what a fun time!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Girls Reflecting God's Glory

I didn't get to go on this one, but I know it was a blessing to both the girls and moms who attended. I am so thankful that my daughter has a strong spritual foundation on which to grow...

Monday, February 04, 2008

Woo Hoo - Another one to cross off!

Ok, I am finally finished with Global Socioeconomic Perspectives - it was a good class, but what a whuppin'! Next up: Intro to Sociology. I have looked at the readings and assignments - this should be a little more interesting...I'll let ya know!

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Fast Food and dieting...(click here)

Ooops! I'm not supposed to say the "D" word - it's a "Lifestyle Change".'s eating less, exercising more and drinking lots of water. Anyway, there are times when we are forced to eat out and inevitably our new "healthy lifestyle" takes a turn for the worse when we are confronted with the Value Menus and Super-sized fare at most fast food places. I really hate the salads at those places, so what am I to do?

Well, have no fear, I found something good, realitively low-cal, and satisfying at Taco Bell! The Zesty Chicken Bowl is a combination of refried beans, rice, chicken, lettuce tomato and cheese - it's like a salad but with a lot less of the green stuff. At 440 calories you can't beat this for quick, filling dinner. Add in the optional dressing and it goes up 200 calories - not worth it - just use some of the hot sauce.

They also have a Fresco menu which leaves off the cheese and adds some kind of pico de gallo mixture. There is only 350 calories in this (even better). I will try this next time and let you know.

Click on the title of this post where it says: "click here". This is a link to the nutritional info for all Taco Bell items.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Yep, I'm a Genius!

I just received notice from Ashford University that I have been named to the Dean's List for Fall 2007.

Monday, January 21, 2008

oops! Forgot about the holiday!

OK...this is an adendum to my previous entry:

Starting TUESDAY I will get up at 5:00am to work out.

There was no way I was getting up at 5:00 am on a day that I didn't have to go to work - I may be on a mission, but I'm not crazy!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Two weeks - tomorrow


OK, I have had an amazing 2 weeks following the Spark People plan, tracking meals and getting/giving support and encouragement. Sunday is my official weigh-in day so I won't jump the gun, but I think I will be pleased with the results.

One of the things I have been having trouble with is excercise (arrgghhh!). I want to do it, but have trouble finding time. I can sometimes work it in during the after work/before dinner hour, but that is usually interrupted with kids, the phone or something else and I always feel rushed. I have been resisting the idea of getting up an hour earlier in the morning, but I have decided it is really the only option. At 5:00 am there is nothing that can mess with this time (who would want to, right?). Sooooo....Starting Monday I am getting up at 5:00am so I will have a full hour to devote to myself. Can I do it? I don't know. I really enjoy my full 8hours sleep and don't function very well without it, but going to bed at 9:00 every night might be a little hard too. We'll see...wish me luck!!!

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Monday, January 14, 2008

One Week in a Row!

I made it through the first week. I managed to exercise 4 out of 7 days, drank all my water and ate sensibly. I LOST 5 POUNDS! WOO HOOO! Only 45 more to go!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Did you know....

That if you drink 10 cups of water a day you go to the bathroom alot?

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Woo Hoo! One Day in a Row!!!!!

And here's the proof:

For the past year I have NOT been in a fitness/healthy living state of mind. I have been slugging away at these online classes, working full time and carting kids here and a result, I have gone up 2 clothing sizes and have watched my body get flabbier and flabbier. I have been thinking about exercising and eatting better, but needed the one last "push". Today, at church, I got that push. The nursing ministry has started a weight loss support group is is encouraging members to join and be healthier in 2008. One of the websites that the nurse recommended was I know several people who had great success with this program, so I decided to give it a visit. I signed up (it's totally free), put in my goal weight and they help you come up with a fitness and eating plan that will help reach your goals. There are also support groups and you earn points by completing different tasks each day. It's way to hold yourself it's fun!

I'm going to give it a try and see what definitely can't hurt!

Friday, January 04, 2008

Yes, the big sigh....

My treadmill is so dusty from "under-use" that I will probably have an asthma attack if I try to use it without dusting it first! But, this is the time of year for new beginnings, rejuvenation and re-do's....Soooo, here I go (sigh)!

PS: A little encouragement is more than welcome - I need all the help I can get!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Pioneer Woman Makes CNN!

I started visiting this blog sometime last year. The Pioneer Woman has a great site and sometimes she has contests to name her photos. Her latest prize was a $500 gift certificate to an electronics store! She is a wonderful photographer and likes to share her life on the farm...Take a look: