Monday, January 30, 2012

Week Winnings January 23 - 29, 2012

So happy with my winnings this week! They will definitely be put to good use!

  • Dino Dan DVD (kids new favorite show)
  • Fit Moms For Life Book

Weekly Menu Plan for January 30, 2012

Monday - Sloppy Joes

Tuesday - Waffles and sausage

Wednesday - Lasagna

Thursday - Bierocks

Friday - Taco Night

Saturday - Southwest Soup

Sunday - Patty Melts

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Day 1: We Meet Again

As some of you know, the hubby and I had started doing the 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels. We were doing awesome and I even lost 3.4 lbs in a week! I also had lost about 8 inches all over too. It was impressive and I felt so accomplished and felt like I could do anything! Well, that was short lived. We did over 2 weeks and took a day off, then another, then see where this went! Well, some weight came back, a few sicknesses have gone through the house and a couple months completely off track. Well, no more! Today even though I was feeling crummy and the hubby too, we did it! Day 1 is now under out belt! They say it just takes doing it and I know I am already feeling better even though I still feel sick! I feel better mentally that's for sure. AND I was able to go the whole way through no stops! Yes, there was a lot of groaning and sweating but I am so proud of myself to know not all my endurance is gone! The first time around, I had to stop A LOT. It took about a week to where I could go the whole way through. To now know I could do that makes me feel even more refreshed. I feel that this time is going to be different, this time I AM going to make it! I now have 124 lbs to go to hit my goal weight. 
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I hope to accomplish this as soon as possible but also in the right way. I want to be strong and healthy. I want to make sure I can play with my kids and even outlast them (is that even possible with this age?!?!) I want to be able to go to any store and be able to try on clothes without having to go to a specialty shop. I want to wear clothing that shows off my curves, not ones to hide everything. I know I will get there, just need to work on it. I need to make this lifestyle change. Please be thinking and praying for us! I know how great we were doing, we need the motivation to keep going. I want to see results! That's why I will also be measuring myself too instead of just weighing. It was funny, I was doing Weight Watchers and didn't weigh myself until weigh in day. I would see myself loose an inch or two but only 1 lb on the scale. I STILL felt so accomplished! This is where I need to be! For now I will sign off and say Jillian Michaels, kick my ass!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Playing Outside in January

This weather has just been driving me crazy!! I have lived in this state for my whole life, and it just seems that the weather never seizes to amaze me! It got up to 60 degrees on our thermometer for outside so I decided it was time to have the kids go and run off some of their attitudes outside. The girls wouldn't sit still for long at all but I got a couple of cute pictures either way. I hope you enjoy! Tomorrow the high is supposed to be only 48 degrees so we will see when we will actually be able to go back out again!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sweetheart's Turn!

I have done a couple times with the Mommy and Me questions with princess but this time around I did it with my lil sweetheart! She is almost 2 1/2 yrs old already and I still can't believe it! Her answers are just too darn cute!!!

What's your name? Lilly!!!!

How old are you? 1! *honey, you are 2* OH!! 2!!!

What is your favorite color? PINK!

Who is your best friend? Puppy! (puppy is what she has been calling her lil brother lately!)

What's your favorite animal? a ZEBRA!!!!

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Zebra!!

What is your favorite movie? Barney! No, mommy whats my favorite movie? Oh yea, Barney!

What's your favorite book? Nothing

What makes you happy? My puppy (which can be her brother or the 3-4 puppies she has to sleep with!)

What makes you sad? Daddy *why?!* Because daddy makes me sad!

What is your favorite food to eat? Um, I like to eat with memaw! (what they call their grandmas!)

What is your favorite song to sing? Cat and the fiddle!

What game do you like to play? Mickey mouse club!

Let's Make Some Whoopie!!

Whoopie Pies that is!!! My hubby loves the recipe book I bought awhile back. We have tried the original chocolate with chocolate buttercream and the marshmallow creme. Today however, we decided to change it up and make vanilla whoopie pies with chocolate buttercream :) Best book ever I tell you is Whoopie Pies: Dozens of Mix Em, Match Em, Eat Em Up Recipes! It has been well used and I can tell when I open it up and have flour, powdered sugar, and who knows what other ingredients in it!!

I forgot to take a picture while mixing it up and baking it, but figured you would want to see more of the after pictures anyways :)




The recipe says it can make up to 48 2 inches whoopie pies to make 24 sandwiches. I was able to make 32 pies so 16 sandwiches total. I think they are more like 4 inches then 2 inches! I definitely made the husband's night! Hit the spot for him!

Weekly Menu Plan for January 23, 2012

Tonight was Pizza night :) My princess likes to be my little helper so I let her help me make the pizzas today. She was so proud to make a heart pizza. She usually doesn't eat too well but since she made it herself, she ate two slices!!! I might have to make sure she helps me out more if it means for her to eat more!

Monday - Pizza

Tuesday - Waffles and bacon

Wednesday - Southwest Soup

Thursday - Spaghetti

Friday - Taco Night

Saturday - Patty Melts

Sunday - Sloppy Joes

Week Winnings January 16 - 22, 2012

This last week I guess I didn't put in much either as I thought I had. I guess I will have to just keep trying!

    • Reverse Charades game 

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Week Winnings January 9-January 15, 2012

Well, since the family has been sick and I haven't been able to get on the computer much and haven't had too much time to enter many giveaways, I only won one this week. I was happy that I did!

  • Frosted Toast Crunch Prize Pack with a box of Frosted Toast Crunch, spilled milk bowl, funny spoon and frosted pitcher

I have hopes this week that I will win a couple more but if not thats okay. I would love for my prizes to start showing up as it's been a bit since I have gotten any in the mail! I like to keep up on it and sometimes it just takes a month or two AFTER winning to get them. I know when they are sent from the sponsor and when from a company! It just takes a bit longer from a company and I'm sure that is because they have a lot on their plate. Sometimes though, I just don't know! I have a couple things that I won December 5th still waiting on so we will see!

Weekly Menu Plan for January 16, 2012

Monday - Red Robin

Tuesday - Southwest Soup

Wednesday - Hamburger Pot Pie

Thursday - Chili and Rice

Friday - Taco Night

Saturday - Date Night AKA Company party

Sunday - Turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, dinner rolls

Monday, January 9, 2012

Week Winnings January 2- January 8, 2012

Since everyone was sick this last week, I didn't have as much time to be on the computer so less entries into giveaways. Still impressed that I did win something :)

  • Strawberry Shortcake DVD
  • Stalkinator (really cool thing to put on keychain! Has an alarm, bright light and place to put something in to squirt, I'm thinking lemon juice! )
  • Toilet Time Potty Target

Weekly Menu Plan for January 9, 2012

Now that we are all over the flu, I hope we can stick to our menu plan and not have to have more issues!!!

Monday - Ham and Bean soup and corn bread

Tuesday - Patty Melts

Wednesday - Southwest Soup

Thursday - Princess' birthday meal! Mini corn dogs, macaroni and cheese and dora cake

Friday - Taco Night

Saturday - Turkey, potatoes, corn, dinner rolls

Sunday - Miley's party/dinner out

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Week Winnings December 26-January 1

  • 2- Tommee Tippee sippy cups
  • Chickafila prize pack (5 watches and 2 cow plushies!)
  • Peeled Snacks variety pack
  • Caillou Train and Doll

Weekly Menu Plan for January 2, 2012

Monday - Red Robin

Tuesday - McDonalds

Wednesday - Southwest Soup

Thursday - Spaghetti

Friday - Taco Night!

Saturday - Pizza

Sunday - Turkey

Lots of eating out the last two weeks. Holidays seem to do that to us! I am hoping to get back to eating at home every day of the week again after this week! One of my goals for 2012 is to eat at home as much as possible not only for our health but for our wallet! Adding up some of the food costs this last week from eating out has scared me!