Friday, February 27, 2009

Bad Day

Well it wasn't all that bad, just for me and my diet. I am getting so frustrated with this not losing weight thing that yesterday i snapped. I didn't exercises and we went out for Ester's Bday and I had 2 pieces of chocolate cake (mmm it was so yummy). I am just at that point where I am frustrated and didn't care, but a nice talk with Derek on the way home helped put me back on track. I mean come on 6 weeks of more exercise than I have done in a long long time, I am drinking more water each day than I did probably did in a month before and I have cut my calorie intake in half and it is all been healthy food. Grrr! Anyway I am OK now and just need to step it up I think we all need a small break down to step it up, helps motivated you to move up a level.

Wyatt had a fun time at the sushi place, that is where Ester had her Bday dinner. Wyatt loved using the chop sticks he was pretty fascinated by them. He used them to eat his oranges and then his cake. And no I don't get sushi, yuk I had the chicken teriyaki.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

School Pictures

So Wyatt got his school pics back today. They are kind of expensive, but so cute. If there is one you would like please let me know what size. I have to turn in the money by Tuesday,March 3.
My favorite is the first one, but not much of a school picture.
#1 #2#3
I still have the picture that Cyndi took also so if you didn't get one of those and would like one of those instead let me know.

Don't forget to check out the free food on my blog post below.

Deal Day

So searching on my favorite savings blogs I have found some yummy deals.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

We are still eating healthy and have been trying to find some great low fat recipes. For lots of more meal ideas check out OrgJunkie.

~Zucchini Sausage Pasta (I am just going to top whole wheat spaghetti w/ the sauce)

~Smothered Oriental Steak (WW), w/Brown rice and broccoli

~Cheese Stuffed Italian Chicken(WW), side dish, salad

~Buffalo Catfish strips(WW), raw veggies w/ranch dip, sweet potato fries

So speaking of eating healthy I have gone 7 weeks on no soda, it was really hard this weekend I just really needed that carbonation fix, but I grabbed a water instead. It was hard but I made it through it.
I still haven't lost to much weight I started at 148 (gees) and today I weigh 143. (That is in 4 weeks) I got at least 13 more lbs to go. It isn't even so much the weight as it is the big butt i have, I want that gone. I know it isn't all losing weight it is also feeling better and i must say I really do.

Hope you have a great week.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


That spells Wyatt. We were at Ester's house the other day and wyatt wanted to send mail. So I wrote his name on the envelope and wanted to see how he was doing writing it, well they must be practicing at school because I was pretty amazed.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Look what I won

So a month back I entered a comment on Diaper Diaries blog to win a sample of each of Little Debbie's 100 snacks and I won. They showed up on my door step today, oh yum.

Also I wanted to share with you a few yummy things we ate recently. This recipe, Bulgar Beef Casserole , was so yummy. I thought it would taste weird cause I have no clue what Bulgar is, but even my hubby liked it.
Also when we ate alot at a local brewery, Silver City, I always got there yummy Spinach salad. And yesterday I found a recipe that tastes just like the dressing, oh it is so yummy. I found it in the new Everyday Food magazine.

Balsamic-Rosemary Vinagrette
In a blender combine,
1/3 c balsamic vinegar
1 samll clove garlic
1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp fresh rosemary(1/4 tsp dried)
2 Tbsp water
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
Blend intil smooth. With machine running add 1/2 c extra-virgin olive oil in a thin stream; blend until creamy.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

makin pita chips

So I love Hummus and pita chips and it is actually a really healthy snack. But if you have ever bought pita chips they are pretty expensive so my sister, Jenefer, should me how to make them myself.

They turned out really good and my 3 yo son who is very picky, loved them. I toke the first batch off and put them on a plate with a little hummus to eat, I turned around and he had them eaten.

1 pkg Pita bread

I just cut them up and put them on a baking stone. Sprayed both sides with olive oil and cooked on 400 degrees for 5to 10 min. Some cook faster than other so I just took some off and flipped what was left and cooked a little longer.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Boys Visit..

The boys were all here this 4 day weekend. They had a great time together and didn't fight, which has always been a problem when they are all here in this small house.

They played outside alot.

Played the Xbox.
And Sunday night we all went to Papa and Nana's house for dinner and all the cousins played Hide n seek in the dark.

Monday, February 16, 2009

If you believe you can succeed

LOL. I crack my self up.

But seriously I love those days when everything gets done and you have time to watch a movie.


drive boys to Tacoma to meet their dad
wash sheets- almost done
wash all blankets- almost done
make beds
swiffer floors
watch movie

So today I got my new workout video, it is so awesome and kicked my butt.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


This are from last week that we haven't gotten to yet.

(MON)Country Fried Steak, eggs, hash browns

Bulgar Beef Casserole(WW), salad

Baked Chicken Siciliano(WW),Corn, garlic roasted pot.

(FRI)Homemade Pizza (dough & sauce)

A few more to finish off the week.

Pork Chops w/mushroom gravy, green beans, mashed potatoes

Leftover Day

So we didn't do to good on the healthy eating with the boys here. I took a sip of there Sprite (does that count) and we had brownie sundaes one night for dessert. So as soon as they are gone we are back to healthy. I guess it is good to get a break some times.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day Fun

Wyatt helping me make his valentines for class.
What fun. The bags at school.All Wyatt's Valentines.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

So it was snowing this morning when we got up, but it wasn't sticking. Then I took Wyatt to school and when I picked him up the snow was sticking on the ground and road. YUK!

Here is Dixie eating the snow.
Dixie stealing snow out of Wyatt's hand.
I took these two from my kitchen window it was just to wet out there for me.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


So we have not been able to do meal plans this last month due to lack of money so I am so excited to make a menu for this week. I will still be using alot of what we have in the house so hopefully I won't need to buy to much.

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Potatoe Sausage Casserole

Beef & Bulgar Casserole (WW)

Baked Chicken Siciliano (WW), corn, garlic roasted potatoes

Tilapia, green beans, roasted Sweet pot. fries

Homemade Pizza (dough & sauce)

Country Fried Steak, eggs, hashbrowns

Friday, February 06, 2009


Not to much going on here I just finished sweeping and vacuuming the floors. Did the dishes and bleached the sinks, nice and some what white.

I am still working out and eating healthy, no weight loss yet. NO SODA, NO CANDY! I have increased my water intake to at least 36 oz daily, if not more. It is weird though I get headaches from it almost feels like I am water logged, like when you are in a pool for to long. Great i am going to drown myself, hehe.

Still clipping coupons. Got lots for the refill of the house when a paycheck comes in. Want to say thanks to my sister, Jenefer, for her help. Love you!

Um ya so that I think sums it all up. OH Wyatt has school pics on next Tues., can't wait, so cute. And then he has his Valentine Party on Thursday. So lots of pics coming next week.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Yesterday 3.0

My long hair at the Rock it Roost party Friday night.SUPERBOWL PARTY
My hair after Mary cut it. So much better.
Derk and I at the Tom's for Superbowl

Wyatt munching down on the veggies.
Derek and the guys.Wyatt trying out the 3D glasses.
Ester and I.

So I have to tell you about my amazing deals at Safeway yesterday. They had some really good deals going, plus i had a coupon for almost everything I got. And they had a coupon were if you spent $50 you got $10 off you bill. SO-
Full price bill - $83.21
Safeway Club card deals-$24.76
Safeway coupon $10 off $50 purchase
Coupons- $5.81
END PRICE- $42.64

The big deals were

Crest Pro health Regular price $4.49
Safeway coupon for 1.99
MF 1.50 off
final price $0.50 (yup .50 cents, how cool)

Best Foods Canola Regular price 4.20
Safeway deal 2/ 5.00
MF coupon 1.00 off
Final price $1.50

Tillamook Cheese 2 lbs. Regular price 9.99
ON sale $4.99
Dude that's like 2.50 a lb for cheese that is an awesome price don't think I have ever seen it under 3.50.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

The Break Down

So this is my kind of end of the month slash end of the week break down.

So I am eating healthy, at 4 full weeks of NO soda or candy, and working out at least 3 xs a week on my parents elliptical machine.

I have only been working out for two weeks so I thought on this third week I would try to get a few more days at home working out. Since I was so out of shape been taking it slow on the amount of days I do. But I am starting to get frustrated, I have lost NO weight or inches. GRR! My pants are still tight, but Derek said just to keep at it it will take some time. AHH what ever I want to see it NOW.

My other goals have not happened at all, with no money I can't put any in savings or buy cards for people (sorry if I missed yours). kind of sucks. What little cash we get goes to buy simple food to get by on.

Let me say though the coupon thing is going so well. Having a blast finding and clipping them. Kind of like a treasure hunt to see what good ones I can find in the papers and online. Seems though sometimes all the coupons I find are useless.

In the next few days I will post some new photos. I will let you know when.

Have a great Super Bowl, hope you have fun day.