Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Well I have done it. I just re-read all of my WW material. I have felt very unfocused and very unorganized. I gained 0.2 lbs this week, which isn’t alot but I was hoping for a watch in a major way.

So last night and this evening I re-read all of my material. I have looked at my journals and while I am still thinking up a good game plan I am feeling a lot better. I also see think that my negative thinking of late may have contributed to my gain. I hear alot of people say that positive thinking helps weight loss. So I am now trying to be more positive and hopefully it will make a difference next week!

Well that is really all I have to say. I haven't been feeling the writing lately, Probably because my mind is all over the place. So I think I will spend the rest of the week getting organized and getting my thoughts in the right place.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Weekends all over… again

Well its Sunday evening again. And as much as I don’t want to go back to work tomorrow I am glad to be starting a new week.

I have been very unfocused this week, I have felt all of the the map. I weigh in tomorrow and I honestly have no idea how I will do. I am getting so upset with myself for just not doing it. It isn’t that hard, its pretty simple, don’t eat junk, eat within my points and go to the gym! Really how hard is it.

However on a positive I have noticed that some of my clothes are getting loose. My tops are even getting a bit big! The bad thing about that is I don’t feel as good in them, so I see shopping in my future, of course it will be at the VV Boutique.

This week will be all about eating good. I have my lunch packed and I will eat that. I have my meals planned and I will eat them, and I will go to the gym at least Mon, Tue, and Fri. I may be working overtime the other days and that will be a work out enough! As long as I can eat healthy!

On another note I am having great difficulty dealing with my relationship with my mother. She is my other best friend, other than my Husband, and she has very different opinions lately about anything I try to talk to her about. She is always negative and doesn't encourage me or just listen any more. I am finding this very hard because I want to tell her things but find I am not because I don’t want the negativity. Any advice there??

Well I hope everyone has a good week, and I will keep you posted on  how mine is going!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Random Ramblings

Wow, I have really not been in the mood to post lately, and not because I have nothing to say but just because my thoughts are everywhere and i can’t think of anything good to post. So you will get my random thoughts since writing them down has always helped.

So Starting with weigh in; I was up 0.2 lbs, not alot but I was semi disappointed as I had been to the gym 3 times and worked out on the Wii Fit a few times. But I guess bodies are weird and maybe I will lose alot tomorrow.

Speaking of the Wii Fit I tried yoga on it last night and actually enjoyed it. It was mostly basic stuff but I felt relaxed afterword. I did it again today too and felt calm and relaxed. Who knows maybe I will find some more yoga around to try!

Today was a snow day but I don’t feel like I was off, My mom came home yesterday and that was just as stressful as being at work I think. Some of her habits are rather annoying and I honestly feel like being home is sometimes more stress than work, which is sad, I wish it wouldn’t be like that but its hard. And I could talk to my mom but she is very defensive and probably wouldn’t change her ways anyway!

Well I get paid tomorrow and then the weekend is just around the corner, not much planned just some R&R and probably some errands along the way.

Hope everyone is having a good week so far!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Wonderful Weekend, and a Great <3 Supper!

Alright so as promised here is my post bragging about what an amazing job my Husband did on Valentines Day!

So I had Friday off, and Dean had school, and on his way home he picked me up this;


I was surprised since we had said we weren't going to get each other anything, but he insisted he had to!

The weekend was spend relaxing and watching the Olympics, playing on the Wii Fit (Dean is still paying!) and just plain spending quality time together. Then yesterday I was treated to a three course meal!

Before I saw the table Dean took some shots and here is what it looked like!


Yep we had dinner by candle light!

And here is the Appetizer!


Panko breaded shrimp with seafood sauce.

The Main Dish;


Mushroom, garlic and leeks wrapped in steak, with bacon wrapped French beans, potato maple glazed carrots and a turnip bowl with a red wine reduction.

And unfortunately dessert was not captured but it was a lovely white chocolate mousse with a jumble berry sauce, and it was yummy!

What a lovely evening I had and am so proud of my husband for being able to do this!!

Good Morning!

Good Morning everyone, I am still alive, just haven't really felt like blogging this weekend as I have been enjoying the Olympics and spending time with my hunny. Don’t worry though, a good post is coming to show off how awesome my husband is at cooking!

This post however is to get another chance to win some Popchips from Jamie at Embracing Balance. She is giving away a huge assortment pack and I would love to win! So go on over and check it out.

Alright well I will be back later this evening!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wasn’t gonna but….

Evening everyone, I wasn’t going to post tonight, but I decided to since I have nothing left to do. Also I HAVE FOUR DAYS OFF!! I am so excited!

My plans this weekend involve making my meal plan, going to get groceries, maybe heading out for supper, painting my toes, reading my book, working out on the wii fit and also go to the gym again.

My day was ok, busy but good. I ran into Lynn at the gym, and I am so proud that I have been there 3 days in a row! I feel routine coming on. Supper was breakfast tonight, real bacon, eggs and pancakes!! It was yummy, now Dean is going to make me nachos and I am excited for them too!

Well my weekend starts now! Hope everyone has a good Friday!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Evening everyone, hope everyone had a decent hump day!

My day was pretty good, a little rough getting up this morning but I am off after tomorrow so I am glad about that.

My eats today were right on, no complaints there, and we made it to the gym again today… even after I had a slight bitch attack and yelled at my hubby about the back door at the gym not working… I think I might be a tad hormonal…

Today Respect is on my mind. Today my manager  came up to talk about respect and how it is important to respect everyone, even if they don’t work the same way you do. Because in then end there is a main goal and as long as it is achieved that is what matters.

Wow that sounds like a ramble. Anyway, I ran for about 14 minuets on the treadmill today, at 4.0

What speed does everyone else run at??

Hubby runs at like 7.5, I think I would die!

Anyway hump day is over and I can relax, hope everyone has a good rest of their week!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Family, love, Friends

Hey guys! Man what a day I had today! We lost a resident today very suddenly and it really hit home for me. I have a huge family. I have always said it was rather small. I am an only child, and my mom’s side is just her and her sister and my grandparents really. And my dad’s while bigger we are not close at all. But today I realized I have 33 grandparents on top of my own, and alot of family ranging from  mother like relationships to sisters, aunts, uncles ect.

Let me explain. I work in my residents home, and alot of these people don’t have family and even if they do I see these people almost everyday. They are my family and I am there's. And it made me realize the importance of telling the people you love that you love them, or care about them. We had a rough day at work, and in the end even though sometimes my staff don’t get along, they were all hugging each other and being there for each other, the other residents and families. It really is one big happy family to me.

Ok we have had enough of the sappy crap right! So that was my work day, however I got to the gym today and burned some good calories, I also ate really good, and am over all in a very good mood. Supper tonight is shrimp with some asparagus and rice. I am looking forward to the asparagus as I have been wanting it for a long time now.

Well that is about it, a sad but good day, and relatively boring to blog about really. But just remember to tell the people who are important to you that you love them!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Down in lbs and stress level!

Ah sometimes you don’t realize how stressed you are until the stress is relived. Meet my mom;


This is my mother, who up until recently has been pretty healthy. Then she started having this chest pain/indigestion thing. So after talking her into it she finally went to the Doctor. Which of course led to blood work, x-rays, EKG’s and finally a Stress Test. Now I live with my mom which makes it worse because I worry about her more. So I went to the stress test with her today, and she told me she thought she was going to have a heart attack while there. Anyway turns out it probably isn’t her heart. She still has one more test the specialist wants her to do but I am relived!

I can’t even begin to describe the mood I am in. I am home, and not grumpy, I don’t feel like a huge lazy ass and I am actually feeling my shoulders go back where they are suppose to be.

Also in good news is I weighed in and was down 1.6 lbs! That is super since I didn’t count my points most of the week. I also had to go to a different location since I normally go at work, and wasn’t there.

Well that was my day, Dean’s got spaghetti squash and chicken in the oven and I am relaxed and waiting patiently for supper!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Seafood Pizza

Good afternoon bloggies, it’s cloudy and cold here today, doesn't seem the cold wants to go away!

So last night I had a very good pizza. Dean made the crust and we loaded it up with seafood and yum! it sure did turn out good.


This was before the cheese and mushrooms. We used Alfardo sauce for the base, then cut up some scallops and used about a cup of shrimp.


Next was mushrooms and some spinach for color, you didn’t really taste it when it was all done.


Next we put on this cheese, garlic and herb goats milk feta. It was very tasty and way better than if we had of put on just regular cheddar or mozzarella.



Next up the final products, Dean made some wicked garlic fingers too!

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Yummy it was so good we will definitely be doing that again.

We spent the rest of the evening relaxing and watching TV for the most part. It was some good quality time, and because I had had time to myself Friday I was very relaxed and ok with doing nothing because I felt I had everything done I needed to to.

Now today involved laundry and getting ready for the week. My meal plan is all made up and ready to go and I will be weighing in tomorrow!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Wonderful Saturday Relaxation

Ah what a nice Saturday it’s been for me so far! We did some chores this morning and I had a nap. I also am very refreshed from yesterday and am looking forward to opening a bottle of wine very soon.

Our weekend has been pretty laid back, I love that. I also love having stuff to do but it’s nice to have a Saturday afternoon nap!

Supper is going to be Seafood pizza! I am excited for this. Dean is making the dough and it should be a tasty treat! Well that is all for now, hope everyone is having a good weekend!

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Host – Book Review # 3

Wow it didn’t take me long to read this one! The Host by Stephenie Meyer.


This book was amazing. I love it.

It takes place in the not to distant future, not real date really so it means that it could be read in any age. The idea is that the world has been taking over by aliens. Ones that act as parasites and are inserted into the brain and take over the human. They call themselves souls and are very peaceful and not violent. The reason that they chose earth to take over because we kill each other.

The main character is Wanderer or Melanie, which ever you prefer really. They are trapped in the same body. Wanderer is the alien and Melanie is the human she was implanted in. They have some difficulties living together and because it in not normal they decide to go find Melanie's Family. Once they find them they have to win them over and gain their trust. This story is a huge love story and the Author does a very good job at making you feel for the Character.

The other characters are Jared Melanie's love interest Ian, Wanda’s love interest and Jamie. Among others. The main setting is  a series of caves and you really can imagine everything with the descriptions.

I really felt this book was well written and if you liked the Twilight books you will love this one. It is full of action and love. I even got teary at the end of the book!


Well that was everything. I finished my book today, did my pedicure and manicure and am relaxing watching ER!

Focusing On Me!


See this is me here, and I forgot about me!

The last few weeks, ok maybe even months have been busy, and stressful, and I have totally lost focus on me. I concentrate on making everyone else happy, healthy, content and I am meanwhile a ball of nerves and stress and overall not looking after myself.

So today I am home “sick” and really I am I am mentally drained. I could feel myself getting snippy with my Residents and that is never a good thing. So I needed a day off. I day to me, away from my husband, who I love, but we share a living space of 2 rooms and that leads to little true me time.

My plans for the day involve relaxing, going to get some groceries with my mom and more relaxing. It also involves making a meal plan for next Monday to Sunday, possible repainting my toes, and doing a manicure on myself.

Dean is out all day, he took the car in for an oil change and is taking part in a competition at the school so won’t be home until late. I may even crack a bottle of wine to enjoy myself. I want to watch some ER that I have fallen behind on and just plain relax. I need it!

Monday, February 1, 2010

The highs and the lows

Wow it’s Monday again. Can’t believe how fast the weekend goes. I had an amazing weekend relaxing, unfortunately I didn’t eat good choices at all. However that only lead to a Stay the Same on the scale today, which makes me pretty happy.

I also go to the gym today – totally didn’t want to, really wanted to just go home. I have this thing where almost every Monday I am sore, and have a headache all day… no clue what that is about but it is weird.

So I got to the gym and I didn’t eat good today but I was happy to get to the gym. Then there was work itself. My job has alot of highs and lows. Lately it has been a low time, ever since Christmas really. And now we have a Resident who is dying, another low really. I have come to accept death in the elderly, it does make it easier to lose my own loved ones. However I am always thinking about my health and the people around me. It is important for me to get all my food issues out of the way before I have kids. I need to teach the the right way to do things!

That being said I would like to let everyone know about Skinny Me’s give away. She is giving away a book called The End of Over Eating, so head over to her blog and see what she  has to offer!

Well that is about it for me tonight, time to relax some more and chill out.