Monday, November 24, 2014

Pressure Cooker Chili

I have talked to several people about pressure cooking food. I am always amazed that so many think the pressure cooker is taboo when it comes to making a delicious meal. 

I do understand their fear about the cooker exploding or blowing up in their face. I had the same thoughts and for years, I refused to use one also. But today, the pressure cookers have so many safety 

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Lose It! Week 5 Results!

We have been on LOSE IT for 5 weeks now.

I really thought this would be the week that I would meet my goal of 125.


It was a tough week to stay on track. 

I had 2 dinners out with Don. 

We had Meagans rehersal dinner.

We had the wedding reception and on Sunday

We rode the motorcycle to Dekkers and sat on the patio, listened to music and ate some of the best food ever.

Honestly, I am shocked that I didn't gain back more than I did.  I did make myself exercise as much as possible, and thats what saved me. 

Thank goodness for my trusty treadmill!

I started the week on Monday  at 127.5

Tuesday weigh in -128

Wednesday weigh in-128.5

Thursday weigh in-128.5

Friday weigh in-129

Saturday weigh in-129.5

Sunday weigh in-129

Monday weigh in- 129

I GAINED a pound and a half this past week. OOPS!!!

But still under 130, so I am happy!

Getting back on track this week. Thats why I love this program. It keeps me informed of what I am eating, exercises, calories burned, calories needed to burn to stay on track, and how to get right back on track. I joined a couple more challenges this week to keep me there. So we will see at the end of the week how it goes.

Don is doing great. He started this program at 226.5 and is down to 217. He is really happy about it.

On to week 6.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Lose It! Week 4 Results!

This fourth week on Lose It has been a little harder. I really wanted to eat a lot of stuff that I knew I shouldn't. I guess these last few pounds aren't going to be that easy.

Lose a pound, gain a pound. But at the end of it I am still down. So that makes me very happy.

The problem, I think , is when you start losing weight, - Lose It-  automatically knocks more and more calories out of your daily 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Lose It! Week 3 Results!

This is our third week on Lose It!!

click here for start up

click here for 1st weeks results

click her for 2nd week results

We are loving this program. I understand this may not be for everyone, but it works for us.

I am so excited that I only have 4-1/2 more pounds to reach my goal.

I try to figure out what I am going to eat for the entire day, put it in the Lose It app, so then I know how much I need to try and 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Lose It! Week 2 Results!

We were very happy with our first week results

click here for 1st week results

 Second week on Lose It program

My starting weight Monday was

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Alice In Wonderland Birthday Party!

This is really late but just haven't had time to get it posted.  I have had several people ask me when the party is and what is going on it. So here is it:

This is a post about an Alice In Wonderland Birthday Party. 

A friend of mine is having an Alice in Wonderland birthday party for herself this year. She was trying to figure out where to have

Friday, October 3, 2014

Linda and Lisa's visit 2014!

My cousins came down for a visit this past few days.

Linda recently lost her husband of many years and Lisa, her dad. They have really had a tough 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Lose It! 1st Week Results!

This past week has been interesting keeping track of everything we eat and drink. We learned a lot about why we have not been able to

Monday, September 22, 2014

Lose It!!! I Challenge You!

I have tried dieting exercising and anything else that came along to try to get on track and keep the weight off. I can lose it, but it comes right back. I now have found this amazing app and want to share it with you. 

I truly believe this is a life changing app!!!!

This Weeks To do List 9-21-14

Last week I did manage to get most everything finished. I only got in 3 miles instead of 6 and only 2 of hours of Tae-bo.  I was going to bathe the boys but they really didn't need it so I put that off. Other than that, I pretty much finished everything else. 

to do list 9-14-14

This week I plan on

 just straightening up the house since it got a good cleaning last week. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

This Week's To Do List 9-14-14

I did manage to get most everything on my last list finished.

 The only thing I didn't get finished was 2 of my 6 miles. My knee got to hurting pretty bad and was swollen so I didn't dare finish the final 2 miles. I did go get some knee packs to use on it.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Getting Back On Track!

Hi everyone. I am so far behind on my blogs. Why? Life! Lots of ups and downs but hoping to get at least partially caught up soon.  

One thing I miss doing is blogging my to do list. I find that when I put things on the blog, call it what you want, but I feel like I need to be accountable for the things I say I will do. Almost always get it all done even if I don't feel like it. Especially with my exercising. I was doing great for so long, but I also realize, it was during the things that I would post what I would be doing, that I did my best. I haven't done that for sometime and just can't seem to get back on track. 

So, I am going to start posting my chores and exercises again. Holidays are coming up and I don't want to go into them with hating the way my clothes feel when going to the Christmas parties, friends get togethers and company coming. So its time to get back on track. 

Between today and Sunday, I will walk no less than 6 miles. I am part of the 100 miles to a Merry Christmas.  For every mile you walk, you donate $1.00 to a charity for Christmas. I have always walked a lot of miles a week so this is easy for me to do. I put a movie in, jump on my trusty treadmill and two hours later, I have 6 miles under my belt. :) 

I will also get in at least 1- hour of Tae-bo.

Also before Sunday I will get upstairs all vacuumed, dusted and cleaned up. 

I will also get all laundry finished by Sunday

Grocery Shop

Go to Post Office  

and mail a couple packages I have been putting off doing

That should keep me busy, plus anything Don might have planned for this weekend. 

Well, I feel better already.

My Friday is shot because we have to take Cody for his final checkup to Lufkin. Over 3 hours down there and over 3 hours back. But he's sure worth it. 

Wish me luck!


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Best Garage Sale Ever!!!

We were celebrating Don and Jacey's birthday yesterday.

 I needed to run to Heb to pick up a couple last minutes things. On the way there, I saw a garage sale sign.

 I drove right on by it, as I just very seldom ever stop at one, and I was in a hurry. Plus, I just figure the really good stuff is gone by 10 am. But something just said to go back. So I 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Changed Chalkboard Art!

It was time to change the chalkboard. 

I changed my chalkboard from this

to this

Happy 4th of July!!!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

Fiber 2- Day 12

Happy to be off of 134. 

Was a really strange day. 

We were out late with friends so we slept in. We woke at 10:19 and realized we had

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fiber 2 - Day 11

Kind of surprised this did not go up a little after all the food I ate yesterday. Very happy it stayed the same.   Hopefully I will get 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Pina Colada Monkey Bread Review!

Pina Colada Monkey Bread

Hands down! This is the best monkey bread I have ever had. This truly is "Heaven on a  Plate"

 This was smelling so good in the oven, when it came out, we couldn't let it set for 15 minutes to cool. Because of that, it didn't 

Fiber 2 - day 8

Well, it's been one week on Fiber 2's and I am down 5 pounds. Even more than that, I am down inches. I can feel a difference in how my jeans and shorts are fitting. Very happy with this weeks results. I pretty much ate 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rollins Baked Beans Review!

Rollins Baked Beans
These have to be the best baked beans ever. I have made these many times and they are always a hit. There is never any left.
The sausage gives them such