Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

N.Y.C. Lippin' Larger lip gloss lip balm..i probably already wrote a review on this stuff but its soo good.

Plus, the price is great too for giving color to the lips, and protecting them.

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

So far no excerise for me today. I just couldn't get moving after yesterday.

Here are some more minutes for cleaning and packing..
60 minutes

Monday, June 29, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

Hmm since we haven't really eatten out...then I don't have to review..

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

hope the photo is inspiring to get up and move.

5 minute warm up
20 minutes on the tread mill for 1.38 miles speed 4.0-4.3
25 minutes

yesterday give about 20 minutes total

two day total 40 minutes

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

other than I think my laptop is crash hard and fast. So, if you don't hear from that's what's going on.!

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

yesterday i got about an hour worth of recordable movement. I left my house at 9:30 am and didn't get back until 12:30 pm..

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Always double check your sales ads..you may find that one store is cheaper on an item than the other. If you shop walmart bring the ad with you as long as it is not using a store discount card like 4 for $10, they honor the sales price like grapes 79 cent per pound or a cantalope 49 for one etc.

If you have special dietary needs, research on how to make it at home instead of purchasing it premade.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

Okay, I have about 15 minutes for today already.. will post the rest on tomorrow's thread. I have about an hour for yesterday. any movement is good movement.

Had a really hard time getting up today. I had a minor gallbladder attack from eatting a double cheeseburger yesterday. Not fun..

helpful tool alert

run fly swim over to the link below. Jen Ayllson has a terrific food diary available for anyone who is doing bootcamp healthy this summer.

Here's the link:


Thank you Jen!!! We appreciate it that its free.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Daily minutes or calories

Breakfast: Cereal with skim meal and fruit or cheese toast/bagels with fruit

Lunch: standard cold sandwiches with chips or vegetables with dip

Dinner: hot sandwhiches with salad and pudding as a side..

Can't really cook until we have moved.

Got some awesome recipes..email them to me ..I will post.

Friday Daily minutes or calories

No excerise yet today. i wanted to get up and run. Expect I was deep under the covers in rem realm of nightmares to the point that you taste touch and smell what is going on. The kind of nightmare that you know its a warning that something bad is going to happen but you can't put you finger on it.

My excerise will be consist of walking from vechile into stores, around stores, back to vechiles, unload vechile )back and forth(, back in vechile to then to one doctor appt, then to mcdonald's for lunch, then to another doctor's visit, then to another store..call dh tell him to get his you know what near us to help with more groceries..etc

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Okay believe it or not rock music can really movative you when you run. When I first started out I had areosmith and scorpions on my ipod..however..I have some songs that I have a specific playlist that I keep burned on my shuffle.

So, scorpions and areosmith is your motovating music for today.

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

After receiving my usual lecture from my DH, I got my run in today without kids to interfere with my concretation. Yes, concretation is a need to obtain the rythm of a run that is fullfilling..no this is not a scorpions song people though they do have good rythm to run too!

5 minute warm up
20 minute run on a tread mill speed 4.0-4.3 high hill interval 1.38 miles
25 minutes

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Challenge for anyone being healthy

Your challenge for the next week is to walk or run three miles over the next seven days. Each day you walk even if it is under a mile which is equal to about 20 minutes of excerise, log under my daily minute thread, so, I can celebrate with you. If you don't see I have excerised give me some encouragement please..

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Hmmm...cancelled no recipe ready for this week..

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

no minutes yet. I slept really late this morning for me until 7:30 am!!! Wowerizer that is so scary..

I will try later to get some minutes in.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

Alert if you own a HP or Compaq computer. I urge you to call the technical support number to verify if you have a recalled computer. I got this information from a fellow two peas in a bucket member. I am glad I checked it out. My laptop is definitely one of the ones getting recalled. So, before you computer crashes...

Call 1-800-474-6838 they can help you verify if your laptop is crashing..

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

none so far..to tired to get up out of bed to go early.

5 minute warm up/cool down
24 minute run on the tred mill 1.60 miles 4.0-4.3 speed high hill interval
29 minutes total

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

I have to give Joe's Crab Shack a thumb's up on their broiled platter for 18.99. Its flavorful, its not greasy, and fullfilling.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

5 minute warm up
20 minute run on tread mill 1.38 miles
25.00 miles

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

not all lives trials and tribulations is about how we handle the situation but a test for the other person. They will have to answer for the actions or non-actions. Unfortunately, it does not mean that our life will be any easier.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

No excerise until tomorrow per doctor's orders.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Okay if you have a Bashas' supermarket. They are doing a special from 12-5, depending on your time zone, that kids can come decorate a cake for their dad or granddads or uncles for $5.00. Definitely worth the cost, if I bought the mix, eggs, and the time to bake it decorate it, it defintiely would cost more than that.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

still no excerise for me..waiting until monday to go back to running. Galbladder attacks really suck..sorry this posted on Friday night but I may not have the privacy to type in the saturday morning.

Friday Menu Day...

So here is our menu for the week:

Cereal, pancakes, cheese toast or bagels

Lunch: left overs or sandwhiches

Dinner: Hamburger Helpers(trying to get rid of the remaining boxes), or macroni and cheese with saute tuna fish with seasonings, turkey sloppy joes, hot dog pizzas, chicken patty sandwhiches

snacks: salads, vegetable trays with fat free sour cream seasoned with ranch, fresh fruit, or ice cream (we're out of that)

drinks: water, decaf southern sweet tea, gatorade, kool-aide, or cokes/gingerale.

Friday Daily minutes or calories

Okay again no minutes for excerise. Awaiting results of my ultrasound and for my stomach pains to go away!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Superchick-is awesome...so is Toby Mac...

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

swam with my kids yesterday about 20 minutes

20 minutes

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

From Rachel Ray's Cooking Rocks Page 82-83

Mini Shrimp Scampi and Angel Hair Pasta
1 pound angel hair pasta (we use whole wheat)
4 cloves of garlic (we use 2 tsp or 1 tbs of canned minnced garlic)
3 tbs butter
1 pound of baby shrimp count should be 300-500 count (found in the freezer section)
salt and fresh ground pepper
1 cup chicken broth (I make my own using chicken bullion cubes)
4 to 5 blades of chives, snipped with scissors (2 tbs)(cheaper to use freshy)
handful of parsley, flat-leaf , chopped or snipped (2 tbs) (we used jared)

Put a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil; add salt (I use chicken bullion cubes in the water salt and seasoning mixed in one). Cook pasta according to package directions, to al dente.

Meanwhile, smash garlic cloves with small pan; seperate out the skins and throw them away.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add evoo and butter. When butter has melted into oil, add crushed garlic and cook two minutes. Add shrimp; and salt and pepper.
Cook shrimp unitl heated through, 2 or 3 minutes; add stock and raise heat to bring to a boil. When liquid boils, remove pan from heat and have teh GH (grown up helper) drain pasta and add to pan. Toss with shrimp, sauce, and the snipped herbs, Adjust seasonings and serve.

Will be fixing this tonight for dinner. I have no idea of the taste or if my clan will like it. I hope you do.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

No minutes today. Feeling really poorly still.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

I love AJAX with alternative bleach. It really cleans stuff well. We have this weird fiber glass tubes that don't come clean with traditional comet powdered. Apparently, it absords grease like going out of style. So, with some recommending something with a degreaser, I tried AJAX out of deseperation. It worked and it didn't bother our allergies.

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

No minutes for me. I still don't feel well. See my main blog for details.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

I have to give the pita jungle in Scottsdale AZ another thumbs up.

We ate there during my total body revolt saturday. It was really good. I just order lentils and rice. It was the best thing yet, I had tried.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

no minutes yet.. still under the weather.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

let me say this clearly, I am only posting the following information that I found because of it coordination with somethings I have discovered in my spiritual journey.I find it interesting that it coordinates with somethings that are written in the new testament as well. Whither you are a christain, musilum, cathlic, or jewish this all applies to us.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

To sick to excerise this morning..

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

If you have a recipe calling for shrimp, check the freezer section first before the seafood department at your grocery store. The only difference between them and the frozen is that they just dump it out of the bag and have it on display.

Learned that from an store employee

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

none..not feeling well.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Friday Menu Day...

Okay, so what, our menu looks like for summer time is an increase in our grocery bill to a degree but not by much.

so lunches are generally sandwhiches, salads, and chips. I know chips aren't healthy but they do replace the need for salt in our diet from sweating in the desert heat.

Tuesday night is generally a toasted sandwhich or chicken patti sandwhich because that is my night to have a mommy time out.

Everything else usually gets planned around the kids activities or baseball games.

I will post a menu next week for you to see what I am talking about.

Daily Minutes or Calorie Thread

5 minutes warm up/cool down
25.03 minutes run on the tread mill speed 4.1-4.5 high hill intervals
30.03 minutes

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

I love superchick's lastest album. Totally great for working out minus the ballads.

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

5 minute warm up/cool down
25.05 minute run on tread mill speed 4.0-4.5 high hill interval
6.54 minute wii gold's gym cardio warm up
6.27 minute wii gold's gym cardio warm up
14.41 minute will gold gym cardio lesson
57.27 minute total

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Chicken Catch-a-tory Ravioli in cooking rocks for kids by Rachel Ray

3 cloves garlice skins on
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (twice around the pain in a slow stream)evoo
2 stems fresh rosemary
2 stems fresh thyme
1 cup presliced freshmushrooms (about 1/3 of a pound)(have GH slice for you
salt and fresh ground pepper
1 canned stewed tomatoes with peppers,onions, and celery 15 ounces
2 roasted red peppers from jar drained
1 cup tomatoe sauce
1 package chopped frozen spinach, defrosted in microwave and drain 10 ounces
6 cups chicken broth
3/4-1 pound chicken breast tenders no bone (1 package)
1 pound ravioli, any flavor
1 cup grated parmesan, parmigiano reggiano or romano chess to pass at the table
crusty italian bread or rolls to pass at table

**i used rosemary and thyme from a jar about 1 tsp to tablespoon (be sure to slightly crush the rosemary it cooks better); I used to cans stewed tomatoes; I omitted roasted peppers, I used one large can of mushrooms instead of fresh; I omitted the tomatoe sauce; I made my own chicken broth by boiling 6 cups of wateron the stove top and adding the right amount of bullion cubs to the water. I used garlic in a jar about 2 tsp***

Have your GH heat a medium soup pot (I used my pasta pan only pan I had in the house) at medium high heat. Place 3 cloves of garlic on cutting board and whack each clove with samll heavy frying pan. Pick out skins & chunk them in your garabage bowl. Have GH add evoo , 2 turns of the pan, to the soup pot. Throw int he smashed garlice and 2 stems of the rosemary and fresh thyme herbs. The leaves will fall off the stems andgive a delivious flavor to yoru special stew.

Add mushrooms too, and help stir as teh mushrooms cook 3-5 minutes. Season the 'shrooms up with sal and pepper as they are cooking.

Next, you or your GH can open the can of stewed tomatoes and add them to the pot. Use a sharp small knife to chop the roasted red bell peppers. Keep your fingers on the hand holding the peppers curled under so you don't chop off those fingers! You just want to cut up the peppers into pieces as big as your mouth; that's what they call bite size. Add the chopped up roasted red peppers and add 1 cup tomato sauce to th soup pot.

Put defrosted chopped spinach in a kitchen towel. Gather towl up and tist it to get the water out of the spinach. Squeeze the spinach over your garabage bowl until it stops dripping. Seperate spinach with your fingers and add to soup. Pour in chicken broth and stire the stew really slowly or it will slosh out of your pot! Have the GH cover the soup and raise the heat to high.

Have the GH cut up the chicken for you on a seperate plastic cutting board from the one you cut the vegetables on. Cut the chicken tenders into 1 inch pieces and add them to the stew. Tell the GH to go wash up right away with lots of soap and hot water including the board-so that raw chicken doesn't get on anything else in the kitchen or any other food. If you touched the raw chicken, you should wash up too.

When stew comes up to a boil again, add the ravioli and leave lid off. Cook stew until the ravioli is almost done about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let stew cool down a little bit. Have your GH serve up the setew and pass, cheese, and bread atthe table to go with it.

**Note I let the stew cook another 30 minutes on simmer after the 5 minute boil with ravioli in it***Then I let it sit on the stove with heat off about 15 minutes before serving. Everyone and mean everyone loved it and we had left overs****

My family of pecky eatters loved this recipe so much that we will be getting the ingridents this friday again. WE will be making it for his entire family to eat.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

5 minute warm up/cool down
25.07 minute run on the tread mill 1.80 miles speed 4.1-4.5 high hill interval
30.07 total..

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

Hmmm the only thing I can say is I love Olive Oil its so useful.

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

6.28 minutes warm up on wii gold's gym
14.41 minutes one lesson
14.42 minutes one lesson wii gold's gym
35.11 minutes..couln't run...everyone got up during my run time..:(

Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

Toby Keith's Resturant

Yummy but not to healthy. You want some country style nibbles and grits with great musical atompshere then you'll get it. Yes, they have a bar in the shape of a guitar with a stage for live music. Yes, there is memorbilia on the walls. Yes, they have a hugh steak that you can order. Yes, they have a small section for healthy choices. Did I like it? Yes, its was great. What a belly ache I had from it when I left!

Joe's Farm and Grill (featured on the food channel and in a book)
OKay, I love the place. Even if you order say, a hamburger, you can get a whole grain bun instead of a regular white bun. Outside scenes are beautiful. Its a drive to get down there if you are traveling from any where but Gilbert. You won't be disappointed.

They grow everything there. Its really good.

Olive Farm in Queen Creek, AZ
Very healthy, smelled yummy. Great chamange tasting. Great Olive samples. Nice outdoor area. What a drive to get too just to eat. You want speciality olive oil then order from them online.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

5 minute warm up/cool down
25.03 minutes run on the tread mill high hill intervals speed 4.0-4.5

30.03 minutes total

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

no minutes unless you count running up and down staduim stairs repeatedly over a 2 1/2 hour period as excerise last night.

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Need furniture that is high quality? JcPenny is have a 60% off sale on some nice stuff. limited time only.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

6.27 minutes warm up wii gold's gym
13.21 minutes wii gold's gym lesson
6.54 minutes warm up wii gold's gym
16.28 minutes wii gold's gym

42.30 mintues total figured with a possible stressful situation occuring keeping up excerising is important right now.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Friday Menu Day...

will return next week. Unfortunately, my menu has been inturpted by company and eatting out when I had planned to cook.

Friday Daily minutes or calories

5 minute warm up/cool down
10 minute run on tread mill/tread mill shut down had to switch cords-.85 miles
20.03 minute run on tread mill 1.38 miles high hills speed 4.0-4.2
35.03 minutes

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Manifest-bounce totally cool song for working out, best used for boxing or martial arts.

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

5 minute warm up/cool down
25.04 minute run on tread mill for 1.79 miles high intervals speed 4.1-4.5
6 minute warm up wii gold's gym cardio work out
7 minute warm up wii gold's gym cardio wort out
16.28 minute lesson wii gold's gym cardio work out intermediate level..yikes its getting hard to follow.
59.32 minutes

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Quesadilla Pizza by cooking rocks for kids by Rachel Ray Page 74

8 large flour tortillas (10 in)
2 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (one 10 oz sack, preshredded available in diary section)
1 cup of salsa, red or green, mild or hot
3/4 brick of smoked cheddar or pepper jack cheese
1/2 cup green olives & pimentos drained
3 scallions ut up with kitchen scissors or chopped into small pieces
8 oz chorizo or linguica sausage (available near kielbas in meat deparment), thinly slice or drained.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Take out two non stick cooking sheets. Place 2 tortillas on each cookie sheet, one next to each other. Top each tortilla with lots of cheddar cheese. Place another tortilla on top on each cheese covered tortilla. Put the tortillas in the oven and bake 5 minutes.

Take them back out fo the oven using pot holders. Press the tortillas down a bit with a spatula to set thm in place with melted cheese. Top each cheese quesadilla with some salsa, a sprinkle of smoked cheddar or pepper jack cheese, olives, pimentos, scallions, and some thin slices of chorizo or linguica. Put the pizzas into the oven and cook until edges are brown and crisp and cheese melted on top, 5 or 6 minutes more. Take the pizzas out and transfer 1 whole pizza onto each dinna plate and serve.

***We left out the olives. We substitued the choriza or linguica for ground turkey meat seasoned with taco seasoning****

My entire family gave this recipe a thumbs up. We ate this recipe for two meals in one day.


Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

25.03 minute run on tread mill on high hill intervals speed 4.1-4.5
5 minute warm up and cool down

30.03 minute total

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

I have nothing still...you got something you want reviewed..email me the review..I'll publish you on my blog.


Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

25.03 minute run on tread mill on high hill intervals speed 4.0-4.5
5 minute warm up
6 minute warm up wii gold's gym
6 minute wii gold's gym
13.21 minute wii gold's gym
49.24 minutes total so far today of strict excerise

Monday, June 1, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

We got crappy service and hot dogs that didn't agree with us at chase staduim in Phoenix Az yesterday. Needless, to say, we won't be ordering any hot dogs from there soon.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

24.03 minute run on tread mill speed 4.0-4.5 high hills interval
5 minute warm up and cool down
29.03 minute