Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Been a long time...

Its been a while!! Someone has been slacking! Any ways, today I felt like doing a "my favorite things" section... and since I LOVE food I'm going to do it on that!! :)

One of my new obsessions is: Coconut milk!

I am not a big milk fan anyways, but I love to eat cereal. The problem is that my husband loves 2% and refuses to drink anything else. I try to buy skim milk, but it ALWAYS goes bad before I can finish it! Plus, I always hate that I have to spend 80
calories just to eat milk on my cereal. What I LOVE about coconut milk is that the unsweatened has 45 calories per cup... 1/2the calories of regular milk! Plus since it is a plant fat, it functions differently in the body and gives you more energy. I love it on my cereal, and I especially love it in my smoothies... now It doesn't taste like milk... DUH but it is the same effect, especially for someone who doesn't really like milk.

My other obsession is: GREEK YOGURT... LOVE LOVE LOOOOVVVEE it! ITs thicker than regular yogurt and has more protein! My favorite brand is Chobani yogurt.

I love this brand because of the fruit on the bottom... It doesn't taste like fakey sugary fruit. Its just AWESOME.. the only downside is that its $1.25 for a little container... booo but I can't pass it up!!

While in michigan I dragged my husband to an organic market (which he actually liked because they had cool beer haha) but I discovered the best soda EVER. Its called Zevia!!

What I love about this soda is that it is made from a natural sweetner: from the stevia plant... or something like that... So I can drink it and not worry about it like I do when I drink diet coke!!! The pop has absolutely no calories and they have tons of awesome flavors.. .I LOVE the black cherry!! It is kinda expensive though... 5.99-6.99 for a six pack... but when I have more money I will certainly be buying it!

Well I need to get running and start my afternoon!! HAve a great day everyone!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Week #2

When I woke up this morning, I was slightly dreading the scale... weekends are the hardest for me! On sunday usually we go to one of our parents house for one of our meals and it is always so not from my diet! This sunday though, I told my parents I was coming to make lunch so I got to plan the menu (which worked out great!!) But, it was all downhill from there. My husband wanted to make cookies, i had tons of zucchini that was going bad so i made zucchini bread... anyways it just wasn't good.
So imagine my suprise when I stepped on the scale and saw THIS... waaahhh huh? for a second i thought my scale was broken, so i tried it again... same weight!! Awesome! almost 5 lbs! I cant believe how eating healthier and enjoying the foods i am eating helps!! Here's to another GREAT week. My challenge though is to work out 5-6/7 days! Bring it on!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

One thing i've been doing to get motivated and lose weight is to follow the biggest loser season 11 contestants on twitter and facebook. Seeing and hearing about their success and struggles has been such a motivation!! One thing Jennifer Rush Jacobs has started doing is posting a picture of her scale on facebook everyweek. I found that SO motivating, except I didn't really want to put it on facebook, i'm just not as cool as her :) ha. so here's this week#3 :) gained 2 lbs from last week which puts me up to week #1, but thats my fault, i just couldn't help it with the holiday! anyways... here's to a better week!

Friday, June 3, 2011

8 hours of work on my feet... and they are killing me... but can't quit... I'm gonna do day 4... even if I have to crawl to the tv to put the dvd in

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


"They that wait upon the lord, shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint... teach me Lord, teach me Lord to wait..."

I feel like all we've been doing this year is waiting. Waiting for the next interview, waiting for the next job opportunity, waiting, while all around us people aren't waiting. People get offered not just 1 job but two. People get the job on their first try. People get to fulfill their dreams, People shove how blessed they are and how great their lives are... while we wait... wait to finish one more lesson, wait to get promoted, wait to get better hours, while trying to get by, trying to take control of our lives, trying to be financially stable so we don't depend on family, trying to grow in our marriage, and trying to find God.

And for the longest time I thought maybe it was just that God didn't like us, that we weren't worthy of the blessed life that people talk about, brag about. Maybe I wasn't trying hard enough, maybe we didn't have enough faith... and after not 1, but all 3 of my goals for the month of May fell through I had it.... until that next day I received an e-mail for a second interview, making my 4th goal for the month... what I wanted to do after I met 1-3 became a possibility...

I don't understand why God works they way he does... and I'm not supposed to... This past month I've come to believe that I HAVE to believe in a God that doesn't hand out blessings to people because they are better or try harder... I have be believe that I'm not forgotten... that everyones successes aren't a matter of me being a failure...That maybe God knows what's best for us, and that its time to give up questioning, get rid of the stuff in our life that makes us feel like a failure, and time to focus on the possiblities, time to Listen to where God is pointing us...

"I will sing of your mercy that leads me through valleys of sorrow to rivers of joy....." - The valley song -Jars of Clay