Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Motivate me Monday… on Tuesday!

 

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Good Morning…afternoon actually… Today my motivation for you is to get up and get out… get active!  I went to the gym today and feel so much better.  It helps me not only physically, but mentally too.  I have not been going like I want to.  I honestly have to MAKE myself go sometimes… but I do not regret it.  Grab your Ipod, put on some comfy clothes and go!

Tonight I have a softball game at 9:15pm… ugh.  That’s late!  I am playing on Tuesday and Saturdays right now… love it! 

Enjoy your day!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

My funny boys…

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Kevin Lee and Matthew dressed up on “Gender Bender” day at school… aren’t they cute!  LOL… it was sooooo funny.  I can’t believe they did it. 

Saturday, September 19, 2009

My Trip to El Paso, Tx

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Me and Robin in Cloudcroft, NM at the Texas BBQ

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We found these fun signs at the Apple Shed store…LOL… me, have an attitude?!

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This is Robin and I after we tore down 80’s wallpaper and painted the red/green walls behind us.  Oh the memories!!

 

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And this is Keith… playing with my camera…. LOL… he is so weird.

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Keith and Robin… great friends!

 

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And one more of me and Robin

I had a really nice time in El Paso.  We went to Phoenix, The Cheesecake Factory, a nursing home, Cracker Barrel, Cloudcroft, Hooters for lunch, lots of shopping, and every Starbucks between here and there!! 

Eating Clean and loving it!

I am so excited about the eating clean lifestyle and how it can change your life!  I have been able to motivate my friends and be an inspiration to them!  That feels so good!  I want to encourage anyone out there that is struggling with weight loss, to try Clean Eating… it really works. 

Here are a few recipes to get you started…

Eat-Clean Egg Salad

1/4 c. fat free cottage cheese

1 T skim milk

1 t. mustard

4 hardboiled egg whites, diced

1 hardboiled yolk

2 T. celery

Dash of sea salt & curry powder

Whip cottage cheese and milk until smooth in medium sized bowl.  Blend remaining ingredients except egg whites, with cottage cheese mixture.  Add diced egg whites and mix well.  Serve on toasted whole grain or Ezekiel bread.

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Smashed Potatoes

1 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

1 parsnip, peeled and cut into chunks

1 c. cauliflower, cut into florets

3 T. plain, low-fat yogurt

1/2 to 3/4 c. low sodium chicken (or veggie) broth

sea salt

 

Bring potatoes and parsnips to a boil.  Add a dash of salt.  Remove from heat once cooked and drain, reserving cooking liquid for later use.  Place cooked vegetables in large mixing bowl.  Steam cauliflower until tender.  Once tender, add to potato/parsnip mix.  Using a potato masher (or hand mixer) mash the vegetables well.  Add the yogurt, seasonings and chicken broth.  Continue to mash until smooth.   Enjoy!

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Eating Clean is not a fast solution to weight loss, but it is a permanent one.  Start today!!  You won’t be sorry!  =)  Eat lots of fruits and veggies, drink water and green tea, give up sugar and sodas!!  (It isn’t that hard) Eat lean meats, egg whites, oatmeal, whole grains… no artificial stuff.  No preservatives… eat as natural as possible.  Get motivated!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Songs seem to say it all...

I feel like I'm a million miles away

From my self more and more these days

I've been down so many open roads

But they never lead me home

And now I just don't know


Who I really am,

How it's gonna be,

Is there something that I can't see?

I wanna understand


Maybe I will never be who I was before

Maybe I don't even know her anymore

Maybe who I am today ain't so far from yesterday

Can I find a way to be

Every part of me


So I'll try

Try to sort things out

And find myself

Get my feet back on the ground

It'll take time, but i know I'll be alright

'Cause nothing much has changed on the inside


It's hard to figure out

How it's gonna be

'Cause I don't really know now

I wanna understand


Maybe I will never be who I was before

Maybe I don't even know her anymore

Maybe who I am today ain't so far from yesterday

Can I find a way to be every part of me


I don't wanna wait too long

To find out where I'm meant to belong

I've always wanted to be where i am today

But I never thought I'd feel this way


Maybe I will never be who I was before

Maybe I don't even know her anymore

Maybe who I am today ain't so far from yesterday

Can I find a way to be every part of me


Every part of me

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I'm Letting Go...

I'm laying down my burdens
I'm laying down my pain
Every care and worry that is written in this face
I'm letting go
I'm letting go

I'm laying down rebellion
I'm laying down my pride
All the broken promises within this broken life
I'm letting go
I'm letting go

Holding nothing back from You
Ready to do all the things You call me to
Holy hands are reaching up to You
I surrender
I surrender
I'm letting go

I'm pulling down the image
The idols I let stand
I'm holding to the hope that sure they're resting in Your hands
I'm letting go
I'm letting go

I'm bowing in Your presence
Poured out before Your throne
To be a living sacrifice and follow You alone
I'm letting go
I'm letting go

Holding nothing back from You
Ready to do all the things You call me to
Holy hands are reaching up to You
I surrender, here I stand
I surrender, all I am
I surrender, my heart sings
I surrender

Holding nothing back from You
Ready to do all the things You call me to
Holy hands are reaching up to You
I surrender
I surrender
I'm letting go
I'm letting go