Friday, February 24, 2012

We Have a Winner!!

Thank you to those that Entered the "My Memories Digital Scrapbooking software Giveaway!" It was low entry I can't believe more didn't want to enter.  When you get a chance to try this Digital Scrapbooking Software I think you will love it. So, let's get to it........ I used Random.org to generate a random number and here are the Results.....
True Random Number Generator:
8Comment #8.... Mnm (Mckenzie Abbott Kennedy) :) You are the Winner! How exciting! I will email you soon with a special code so you can download the software right away and get Scrapbooking.Remember if you didn't win, you are still in luck..."My Memories" wants to offer my readers a great deal!                                                                        Use the code
STMMMS18531
for
$10 off the purchase of
and a $10 coupon for the My Memories Store!!

If you try it out let me know what you think. I love it! A big thanks to "My Memories" for contacting me to do this fun giveaway!
Have a Fabulous Friday! 
Now off to the Dentist I go to take care of this toothache...ouch! :/


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Better Sources of Protein

When you’re trying to diet, most experts and health books will tell you the same thing: cut excess carbohydrates, sugars, and proteins. You can easily reduce carbs by cutting down on your bread intake and eating less starchy foods, substituting them with fruit and vegetables. You can also easily avoid sugars like candy, sodas, and sweet confectionary delights if you have the discipline to go on without them. The books on low carb and low sugar diets are endless, and healthier food options are advertised all over the grocery store.
But what about healthier sources of protein?
Protein is in many ways a highly overlooked aspect of dietary health. People assume that if they regulate their carb and sugar intake well enough that they can eat just about any meat and are just fine. But the truth is that you need healthy sources of protein to maintain a diet that suitable for a strong body, just like you need healthy sources of carbs, sugars, and other nutritional basics. Proteins are made up of amino acids, some of which our bodies produce naturally. But there are amino acids that we don’t produce that must be supplemented by a protein-rich diet. These amino acids can come from many different foods—there isn’t one catch-all food that will give us all the protein we need. So even though a hamburger is rich in some proteins, you couldn’t hope to eat a hamburger a day for your sole protein intake. The same is true for any cut of red meat.
So where else can you get your protein?
There are a variety of foods outside of meats that offer a rich bounty of protein. For instance, a cup of thick Greek yogurt offers as much as 20 grams of protein, which is no small amount considering that the average person should consume about 50 grams of protein a day. Greek yogurt is high in natural proteins because it is so concentrated in structure, rich in amino acids that make up the proteins in a typical cup of yogurt. Most nuts also contain essential amino acids that your body needs to carry out normal metabolic functions. Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans, and hazelnuts are packed in essential proteins (and electrolytes) that are good for your body. Beans of all types also provide ample protein, which is why you’ll see many vegetarians substituting a typical hamburger patty with a patty made from beans.
Of course, I’m not trying to encourage a meat-free lifestyle. Meats are rich in proteins as we all know. Beef, poultry, and fish provide ample proteins, but my point is that we should not expect for meat to be our sole source. Doing so denies our bodies of essential nutrition. And if you’re trying to work for a better figure and overall wellness, you’d do well to monitor your protein intake just as well as you do with those carbs.
What healthy proteins do you enjoy in your diet?

~Ang 

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Shrinking Kitchen (& don't forget to enter the Giveaway!)

If you haven't seen the new site called Shrinking Kitchen, you should go check it out.  It is full of healthier type recipes.  You can then save the recipe and ingredients to your Zip List, which is also a new thing that I love.  I have the free Zip List App on my phone and anytime I think of something I need at the store I quickly add it to my Zip List.  When at the store I pull out my phone and see my Zip List right there.  It's so convenient, so easy, I will never forget anything at the store again or have a million papers of random lists for the grocery store. :) Love it!!
A few other good blogs for healthier eating that may be worth checking out.

www.kalynskitchen.com/
www.sugarfreemom.com
www.skinnytaste.com
www.debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com
www.choclatecoveredkatie.com  (for dessert type days, but a little healthier :)

Just a few.... do yo have any favorite healthier recipe blogs??

One Last thing....please don't forget to Enter my Current Giveaway for FREE Digital Scrapbook Software.  It's Awesome! You can do so much with it.  There is a low entry and you could very easily win! There are a few ways to get multiple entries for an even better possible chance at winning.  This is a $40 value, so get on it people!  My Memories was nice enough to let me review this Digital Scrapbook Software and also give one away for Free! So, I hope you will take a second and Enter.  Thanks!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

"My Memories" Digital Scrapbooking Software GIVEAWAY! *NOW CLOSED*


*This Giveaway is now closed*


I am so excited about this Giveaway!  I love digital scrapbooking, It seems to be all I use anymore.  Not only do I use it for scrapbook pages, but also for invitations, flyers, blogging, & more.  You can make a slideshow out of your scrapbook, make it into a book, print the pages and put it in your own book.  I love the convenience and quickness of digital scrapbooking, plus there is no messy papers & supplies everywhere!  I had only tried one other digital scrapbooking program that my mom lent me.  When, I was contacted by My Memories I couldn't wait to try it out.  Let me just tell you.  I LOVE My Memories digital scrapbook software. Love, Love, Love it! It's easy and fun and makes scrapbooking a breeze. 

I was playing around with what it could do and made this for fun......

So, are you ready to Enter?? How Exciting!

Here are the rules:
(Leave a separate comment for each entry)

**Mandatory Entries**
1. Visit My Memories and come back and tell me which digital paper pack or layout is your favorite.
2. Follow my blog using any of the ways listed in my right sidebar.  By Bloglovin', Google Friend Connect, by EMAIL, my Facebook group, or Networked Blogs. Please leave a comment telling me you do so.

**Bonus Entries**
3.  Spread the word about this giveaway on Facebook or your blog.
4. Visit My Memories Blog and become a follower
5. Become a fan of My Memories Facebook page

*Please Leave your Email address in your comments so I can contact you if you Win!

This giveaway will end Thursday, February 23 at Midnight (PST) and winner will be announced Friday, February 24.  Good Luck! 

My Memories is also giving My Lovely Blog Readers a Fantastic Deal!

Use the code
STMMMS18531
for
$10 off the purchase of
and a $10 coupon for the My Memories Store!!

Now go have some creative digital fun!!





Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Aw...there just numbers anyway!



Do you weigh yourself, keep track of your inches, do you worry about the numbers?  I don't worry about the numbers, I don't ultimately care what the number on the scale says. But, as you may know I have been taking my measurements & weighing in every 2 weeks or so.  Especially when I'm working out a lot I really like to see what my body is doing.  I'm not obsessed with how much I weigh or inches I lose, but I do like to see progress in some way of the numbers when I feel like I'm working so hard.  
But, This month I wanted to focus on just how I feel, how my clothes fit, my energy level...focusing more on the things I'm doing with my diet, getting stronger while working out, getting faster and better for my upcoming 10K without thinking about weighing in every 2 weeks.  I haven't taken measurements or weighed myself at all since January 28th as you can see in the progress on My Fitness Story.  It feels good to not even think about the numbers for a while, but focus on the most important things for me: just being and feeling healthy overall. Sometime in March I'll go ahead and do the numbers to see if there happens to be a change. 
It does feel a little weird to not get on the scale at least once in a while, I guess it must be habit for me to just want to know where my body is. But, I'm staying away and I'll be nothing but happy if there is any sort of progression when I finally do sometime in March.  

Do you watch the Biggest Loser? Of course they are all about the numbers, but that is what they need to do because they have a lot to lose.  I feel like I'm walking around in circles with this post...haha, my point is I hope you are not obsessed with the numbers on the scale.  Especially if you are at a normal weight range.  Sometimes those stinkin' numbers can depress you, when there is no need for that. Just keep on putting your health in the right direction with good changes and see how you feel.  If you do have a lot of weight to lose just give yourself small milestones, little by little is what it takes and you can do it! 


Make sure you come back by Friday! I have a great "crafty" review and giveaway for you!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentines Round-up

I'll be busy tonight making a bunch of Valentine stuff with the kids.  Talk about Procrastination...LOL, Yep, that's just how I roll!

I'm going to make my own sort of printable using this idea for my sons preschool class.  Wish I could find a printable all ready to go, haven't had too much time to try and find one, I'll just make one later tonight. I love this idea, cute and simple and perfect for preschool.

I found this version From the Busy Budgeting Mama
You can also say "Will you O'Fish'ally be my Valentine?"
So cute!

you rock
My oldest daughter wanted to make these for her 3rd grade class, but I couldn't find any Pop Rocks...weird!??

So, we are making these for her class and my other daughters 1st grade class as well.  They should turn out cute. Go Here for the Free Printable too. That's always a plus!

Gumball Valentines  It Includes the Printable Too : o )

I'll be helping in my daughters 1st grade class.  So a couple other moms and I tried to brainstorm up some easy ideas.  
We will be doing this easy and fun game
Valentine Party Ideas

Use the larger version of these candy hearts.  The kids desks are already grouped together in groups of 5, so with there little groups we will have them stack the hearts as high as they can.  Whoever can stack it the highest and it stays for 3 seconds wins! I think they will like it.

We will also be doing Don't Eat Pete.  I love this game.  It's so simple, but kids love it! It's easy to do with popcorn or cereal instead of candy pieces, I think they will get enough sugar on Valentines Anyway.  You can use this game for so many things! I already had this print out, so I just made a couple extra copies and laminated it for each table group.
Don't Eat Pete
Go Here to Print

Here is a cute Valentine version that I found after the fact. :)


There are many other versions on the web.
Plus you could make it a gift for any holiday.  Print it out, laminate and add a bag of M&M's....cute gift and it's for some family fun time too! Love it!

We will also be doing some cute and easy crafts in the classroom, there are so many on the web, it's hard to choose.  

I also loved this idea for a drink.  "Love Potion" you could add a crystal light or kool-aid mix in.  They would have fun mixing in their love potion. :) I may just do this with my own kids rather than a class of 26 kids :)

"Love Juice" or "Love Potion" drink idea

Well, that's that for class room and kids valentine ideas this year.....now to think of what to do for my own family! Whew, it could be a long night! Wish me luck! ;)

Of course I already know what's for breakfast...pink pancakes, strawberry milk and whatever other pink stuff I can think of.  The kids love it! Then, for St. Patrick's day it will be green!

Happy Valentines Day!


Friday, February 10, 2012

Races from the Past

I just realized I have never shared any of my races from the past.  I haven't done too many, I really got into it last year.  It's been fun.  As I've been starting to run a little more and work towards my next 10 K I've been thinking about my races from the past and how I'd like to improve.  Whenever I do a race all I'm thinking about is going against myself and beating my time from the race before.  

This was my first Race.  The Biggest Loser 5K March 2011.  It was so much fun!

 
(w/ Daris)
After the race....I look beat...haha.  We took pics and got autographs from some of the past Biggest Loser contestants.   
(w/ Sam, Love him! :)
(w/ Sarah....isn't she cute, so sweet too!) It started to rain after I finished.

 (w/ Ada & Adam...very cool)

Ada signed "Be the Standard" on my shirt...I think that has a lot of power and meaning to it.  I do want to be the standard, I want to be an example, not only to my children and family but to others as well!

My stats:
3.1 miles/5K  Time: 34:28
In my division/age/gender: 18th out of 80
Overall: 129 out of 572
I felt pretty good for my 1st 5K!

Then, I took on my 2nd race ever....a 10K...6.2 miles.  

Kanab 10, May 7, 2011

  










Haha...the kids couldn't look into the Sun.  I love that they were there to see me finish!

My stats:
 44 out of 107 women.  
There was 167 total running. 
My official time was 59:22

Now I'm working to beat that dang time for my next 10K in 35 days....yikes.  I hope I can do it!
****
In that same Month on May 28, 2011 I did a Midnight 5K with my sister in law and mother in law.
It was an interesting experience but I couldn't see a darn thing while running, I thought I might trip in a pot hole and fall...scary! Plus I had a fever and felt very sick....blah.  It wasn't too good.  I still beat my 5K time though.  Yay!



It's funny I can totally see how my body has changed since then.

Overall: 228 out of 625 peopleMy Stats:
101 out of 402 women
24 out of 79 in my age group
Time: 29:46

Doing races has really helped, giving me something to really work toward.  During the summer I didn't really stay consistent with running and I stopped running for a while during the winter.   When I started back up with it in January 2012 I felt like I had to start back over a little bit.  But, I don't want to go that long again without running.  It's weird how I dread it but enjoy it at the same time...LOL.

Wish me Luck for my next 10K...eeekk! I workout every day besides Sunday, but I only get a chance to run Fridays and Saturdays every week.  Any tips for me to improve my time and get faster??

Have a great weekend! My measurement stats are coming tomorrow. Plus, be on the look out for a really Fun review and Giveaway of something that has to do with Scrapbooking in the next couple weeks....so excited for this! :)




Thursday, February 9, 2012

Foods that aid in Weight loss



If you are cutting back on foods and portions sizes it can leave you feeling very hungry. So, fill up on low calorie, but filling and high fiber foods. Whether you are looking to lose weight or just get better eating habits and feel overall healthier you don't want to eat foods that just leave you feeling hungry.  Foods that have too much fat and sugar just lead to no good, leave you feeling hungrier sooner and will eventually lead to many health problems and clog your arteries.  You want to pick smarter foods of course and foods that will actually satisfy your appetite.  If you are looking to lose weight you should realize that your body physique is 80% diet, 10% workout & 10% genetics.  Your diet is a big deal....it's not all about working out and please don't try and blame it all on genetics.
These foods have been talked about again and again in helping to shrink your tummy and keep you feeling fuller longer:


Beans, Black Beans- filled with fiber & protein, fills you up without filling you out.  They are a high protein food , add them to salads, pastas, soups, etc. A variety of beans may also up your metabolism.
Eggs- don't fear the yolk, in a study those who ate 2 eggs per day instead of a bagel lost much more weight. They are a Protein packed food and help control your appetite.
Cheese is fine in moderation.
Berries- a great snack & filled with antioxidants
Milk- low-fat.  Low-fat chocolate milk is a perfect "after workout" snack.  Contains the electrolytes, carbs and protein that you need after a tough workout.  Let this be your little treat! You can even add a little cinnamon.  Cinnamon is good for you too.
Greek yogurt- non-fat
Whole Grains, Whole Wheat- Like Oatmeal, brown rice, Quinoa. They are.full of soluble fiber, which slows down digestion, keeping you fuller for longer. Whole grains are also bulky, and it doesn't take much to make you feel satisfied. For breakfast, opt for plain oats rather than granola to cut down on sugar and fat. When choosing pastas, breads or crackers choose Whole Wheat or Whole Grain, make sure this is listed as the main ingredient.

Grapefruit- this citrus fruit is 90 percent water, and since half a grapefruit is only 39 calories, you'll fill up without gaining weight. Pair this with a slice of high-fiber toast or a bowl of oatmeal and you'll stay full until lunch.
Pears- pears have a high water content too, doubling their power to help you feel full. One medium pear offers six grams of fiber, and since fiber-rich foods fill your belly and take longer to digest, snacking on a pear keeps hunger at bay.
Salad- Enjoy a salad before your dinner, and studies show you'll eat less of your main entree, saving calories.

Air-popped popcorn is insanely low in calories- a bowl of three and a quarter cups is only 100 calories. Instead of snacking on chips or pretzels, keep your mouth busy and fill up that tummy with low-cal popcorn. You just have to skip the butter! Be careful of the toppings you add. Go easy!!

Water- drink one or two  8 oz glasses of water before each meal
Other tips: use vinegar and cinnamon for flavoring whenever possible- can help regulate blood sugar and keep you fuller longer.
Green and Orange veggies contain 90 % water and can help you feel fuller
Potatoes contain hunger fighting starch.  They can boost satiety to up to 24 hours and cause you to eat less calories during the day.
Nuts have fiber, protein, and the good fats. Nuts activates satiety so you chow down on fewer calories throughout the day. (Plus they may increase metabolism up to 11 percent.) Have a handful of nuts in the afternoon to help control your cravings.

More tips:


Drink one or two 8 oz glasses of water before each meal
Use vinegar and cinnamon for flavoring whenever possible- can help regulate blood sugar and keep you fuller longer.

Here's an idea of a healthy full day of meals.
Breakfast- Plain Oatmeal, cooked with water, low-fat milk or almond milk. Add cinnamon, a little agave, sliced bananas on top for good flavor. 1/2 grapefruit, 1 or 2 scrambled eggs.  This is a good breakfast with doesn't have a ton of calories but will leave you satisfied.  Breakfast is the most important meal and will jump start your metabolism.

Snack- Protein shake using whey powder mixed with water or coconut water, maybe even add a little spinach and berries.

Lunch- Salad with lettuce and other veggies with Chicken Breast on top.  Use a little Balsamic vinegar.

Snack- non-fat greek yogurt, mix in some berries or other fruit if you don't like it plain & 10 almonds on the side.

Dinner- Grilled Salmon or Grilled Chicken Breast, Brown Rice & Veggies.

This is just an example I wanted to remember.  It's a full day of meals packed with vitamins and antioxidants, protein and fiber.  I love it! This is a great example to give you a good guideline.  Don't do this everyday, get a variety and use the other foods I listed above with plenty of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, smart snacks and Water!! Please no skipping meals, you need to fuel that body for health.  Just fuel it with good things rather than empty calories that do no good.  I can tell such a difference in when I eat better foods compared to not so good foods.  There is a huge difference in how my body works, especially since I work out a lot.  I begin to crave the better things for me. Don't go on a random diet, start to incorporate these better things for you and have a lifestyle change for the long run.  It's okay to have a treat or "not" so good indulgent food.  Just not everyday and when you do, try hard to have it in Moderation.  Moderation is a word to remember! :)

Did these tips help you?  I'd love to hear from you! Thanks and have a great day!






Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Let's Talk about Eating Habits

This is all around good eating advice, so I wanted to share it from Bodyrock.tv


If you are trying to cut back on portions and eat better foods, but feel like you are starving make sure you are eating foods that will actually fill you up.  Drink plenty of water.  I've said this before and it really helps.  Drink one to two 8 oz of water before each meal. Can't stand drinking plain water, add a little bit of lemon juice for taste.  It also aids in digestion and your immune system.  Eat every 3 hours.  Try to eat Protein every time you eat or snack. A lean protein and "good" carb is ideal at every meal or snack.  
Here are just a few combo ideas for you of protein and Carb snacks: 

String Cheese and fruit or veggies
Celery and  2 TBS PB 
Non-fat Greek yogurt and mixed fruit &/or granola
 Apple and PB
 Handful of nuts (nuts are not a "complete" protein & have a lot of calories per small amount, but they do have the good fats that you need, plus carbs and protein, they are okay, just have a small handful at each serving) and fruit
  Salad w/ hard boiled egg or lean chicken breast on top
Low Fat Cottage Cheese and fruit
Low Fat cottage cheese and whole grain crackers

Do you have some ideas of Good Protein and Carb snacks??

Have a great Day! Half way to the weekend!

Have you checked out the 8 weeks to a better you  mini 4 week challenge? Starts Feb. 12
Have you visited Body Rock and seen their 30-day February Challenge workouts?

  

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I've Been Tagged..11 Random Things!

I have been tagged by Get Fit Naturally for the 11 Random Things post!  

Here are the rules:
*Post these rules.
     *You must post 11 random things about yourself.
     *Answer the questions set for you in their post.
     *Create 11 new questions for the people you tag to answer(sorry I just used the same questions)
              *Go to their blog or facebook page and tell them you’ve tagged them.
6.      ( No stuff in the tagging section about you, you are tagged if you are reading this. You legitimately have to tag 11 people.) :)

11 Random Things About Me:

I like to craft, don't as much as I use to :(
I don't like to drink pop, never have.
I teach kids piano.
I am only 5'4" and was 4'11" until sophomore year of high school.
I like adventurous things like riding 4-wheelers & I like to go fast!
I can do back flips on the Trampoline and it makes my kids think I'm cool :)
I use to Coach Gymnastics. Love Tumbling.
I wish I was a dancer. :)
I have 25 nieces and nephews, 7 great nieces and nephews.
I get up at 5 am every weekday.
I was adopted.

Here are the questions I was given to answer:


Favorite Book? Twilight Series I guess, I'm now into the Hunger Games (on the 2nd book), I also love to read anything that has to do with Health and Fitness.
Weights or Cardio? Weights
What is your biggest fear? Mice
What is your favorite TV show? Biggest Loser, The Doctors, Bones, And my guilty pleasure is the Bachelor/Bachelorette :)
What is your favorite food? Pasta or Roast and Potatoes
What is your most beloved item? Hard one....not sure if it's an item, but my family is what I love the most.
What is your favorite gift to yourself? To exercise everyday
What is your favorite drink? Water
What would be your dream job? Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist/ Health & Fitness Trainer
What is your least favorite vegetable? I guess green beans...I'm not a big fan.
What is your favorite memory? Christmas when all my brothers and sisters, nieces and nephews all slept at my parents house for Christmas Eve. There was a ton of us and we slept wherever we could find a place, we all opened our presents together Christmas morning.  So fun!

Tag…Your It!!!!! Tell us 11 random things about yourself and then answer the 11 questions!

Ready, Set, Go!!!!  Share 11 things about you!!!! And answer the 11 questions! Then tag somebody else!

Can't wait to read about you!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Start the Week off right!

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Whoa! Birthday, Family Get together, Super Bowl party.  Oh my! The weekend was not good for my diet.  I've been pretty good at controlling my portions, sugar intake, etc. until the weekend hit! But, sometimes you fall off the wagon, right!? It's okay once in a while as long as you get right back on.  So, here we go!

I think I have ADD when it comes to Workout Videos.  I can't just do one method. I switch it up a lot.  Which is okay to do, But, one of these times maybe I will Completely do only Turbo Fire or only The Pink Method.  Both of which I absolutely love. I haven't done just one of them straight, I always mix in something else too.  It's okay I guess.


Lately I have been obsessed with BodyRock.tv.  TODAY they are starting another 30 day challenge (hasn't been posted yet, so I may start it tomorrow).  It's just 12 minutes or so a day.  Everyday there is a new video for you do to.  It's best to completely watch the video of the exercises they tell you to do.  Then get out your timer and do those exercises after they have explained them.  If you can't quite do them, just try your best.  Pretty soon I bet you'll tell a complete difference in your strength.  I am totally doing this month because I want to see in 1 month if there is any change. Think I can get abs like hers??!! :)  Check it out! 
I will also continue to do Cross fit 3 times a week and run at least 2 times a week.  I'm loving it!
I will also be participating in the *8 weeks to a better you*  mini 4 week challenge. I love this challenge because it brings out an all around better you.  I love challenges like this, my goal is to get a perfect score! It's only 4 weeks, I can do this! It starts February 12 and goes until March 10th.  Getting ready for Spring Break Baby! Join Us!



I have decided I will continue to take my measurements every 2 weeks. (I like to see what's happening with my body) But, I will not weight myself.  That might be hard to do.  I usually like to see where I'm at.  But, weight doesn't really matter.  It's mostly how you feel that's important, inches, how your clothes fit & looking in the mirror will really tell you what your body is doing.  After this month of the body rock challenge and the mini 4 week challenge I will probably finally weigh myself. It will be interesting to see where my weight is.  
Do you like challenges? Do you weigh yourself often? Do you want to join me in either of these!! It will be fun to know of somebody else who is doing it with me.  :)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Happy Birthday to the Best Husband Ever

Yesterday....Yes Ground Hogs day was my hubby's birthday. What do you do on a school day/work day...still gotta do all your normal things and help kids with homework, etc.  Pretty soon it's Night time and the day is over.  Birthdays as an Adult huh!! *sigh* 

I made him this little basket as my Sole-Mate 
He's always asking for me to rub his feet and give him a pedicure.  I don't do it as often as he would like.  So, I knew he would like this little gift basket.  Simple, but perfect.
I added some new socks, "tootsie" rolls, pedicure stuff, a gift card to Subway for a "Foot" long and a little promise to give him the best Foot massage ever!! I originally got the idea here, but used it for his Birthday instead of Anniversary. 
  

Here is the print out I made


I then made BBQ pork sandwiches for dinner per his request.

And I totally did not need to make this Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie Oreo and Brownie Dessert, but Hey, it was his Birthday, he needed some sort of treat and we put candles on top for him to blow out.  Can you say FREE DAY...whoa this is a very rich dessert. You might go into a coma if you eat this...haha.  After not having much sugar or junk food lately, I could not hardly finish my serving of it.  Whoa!

Ultimate-Chocolate-Chip-Cookie-n-Oreo-Fudge-Brownie-Bar-05

But, it turned out to be a pretty good day.  His parents came over and brought ice cream to go with our Dessert and the kids hid and surprised him as he walked in the door from work. They also drew him pictures and special things that they made.  I think he had a good day! I hope So.  Then tonight we get to go to dinner and a movie with some great friends. Yay!
Happy Birthday Honey....Love You!


Linking up to "My Spin on the Pin" At Creative Itch
I found the little gift basket Idea on Pinterest of course :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Make it a Habit

It takes 21 days to form a new habit.  21 Days! Why not take 1 habit at a time and work on it.  Do you want to be better at Portion Control? Eat more Fruits and Veggies? Exercise regularly? Drink more Water? Eat more Lean Proteins? Eat more fiber? What do you really need to work on?  Uh....all of the above maybe...HA! Well, if you are feeling overwhelmed to try all of them...why not take the one you are most motivated to do right now. Start now...today and start making it a habit. After that habit is formed, try a new one.  Make those Healthy habits just a part of your regular day to day routine.  Pretty soon you'll be feeling sooooo good and you won't even have to think about it!  

One I really needed to work on was Portion Control. Once you start eating it's sooo hard to stop sometimes. :)  I'm doing better at it.  Here is a great tool to help you remember portion sizes. 
You can print it out and put it in your pocket if you need. Eat Better America is a great resource for all things Healthy.
portion size pocket guide

What habit do you most need to work on? Are you ready to start forming that habit today?

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