Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday menu

Okay here is a sample of what our menu looked like this week.

Breakfast: dry cereal with milk, oatmeal

Lunch: Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwhiches with chips, and left overs from dinner lentils sauce and pasta trees and dirt.

Dinner:Potato soup with spinach salad, chicken catchatory left overs (frozen for later months), lentil and ground beef sauce with brown rice, pasta trees and dirt (ground turkey), and sandwhiches.

Snacks: crackers, bing cherries, green seedless grapes, chips, applesauce with raisans and left over blueberries, vegetables and dip

Drink: green tea (diet), sweet tea decaf, kool-aide, water

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

only about 30 minutes yesterday. I was dehydrated from the high temperatues and the dry atompshere.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

A funny motivational cartoon.

I couldn't find a clean image a swift kick in the butt but this was pretty funny! I hope you get a good laugh out of it!

Thursday Motivating Music

hmm no new music yet from me...what about you?

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

90 minutes at the pool
30 minutes running errands
120 minutes for yesterday

have you ever tried moving in over a 100 degree dry hot temperatures...exhaugsting

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Greek- Style Couscous Salad from the food and family magazine by Kraft foods spring 2004 pg. 43

1 cup whole wheat couscous, uncooked
1 cup halved cucumber slices
1 large tomato, chopped
1 pkg (40z) Crumbled Reduced fat feta cheese
1 tsp dill weed (optional)
1/2 cup light italian dressing (reduced fat or fat free dressing)

cook coucous as directed on package, omitting salt and butter. fluff with fork. place in large bowl; cool 10 minutes.

add remaining ingredients; toss lightly. cover.

refrigerate at least 1 hour to allow flavors to blend.

Makes about 6 servings, about 1 cup each.

calories 190, fat 6 grams (2 grams sat), sodium 420, carb 26 g, fiber 5 g, sugars 4 g, protien 9 g, dv vit a 10%, dv vit c 10%, dv calcuim 8%, dv iron 6%

I have never made this recipe. Though it does sound delicious. Have you made something similar? Do you have a better recipe. Lay it on me. I want to know and share with others.

I am currently working on a lentil recipe with ground turkey in it. If it works good then I may start working on a particle healthy easy cook book for busy families. Any one know of a good publishing company.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

put me down for about an hour of excerise. no run just moving around the house, watering plants, laundry, cleaning the kitchent three times, cooking dinner for two meals back to back.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

Are the knifes sharp? do they dull easily?Do the other pieces stand upto use? Is this a really good brand?
Does the shark really get the floors clean as advertised? Is it easy to use on the carpets as they say? I mean when your converting from floor to carpet is it an easy transition.

I need your reviews on the following products..we are looking at purchasing them for our home. We haven't yet decided if they work or not..

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

Put me down for about two hours of work besides the run yesterday.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

Native New yorker resturant.

I loved their soup. My family loved the rest of the menu that I couldn't ingest due to the gallbladder refusing to cooperate with the rest of my body. I don't know on the healthy scale if it was good. Yet, I can say we will be going back to enjoy some more.

Please loyal readers..add your reviews.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Put me down for 90 minutes yesterday of work/movement.

Put me down for 25 minute run outside in the early morning. its so tranquil that time of morning.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

is from me and all the wonderful advice I got for my family situation this week. Let's look at some definition of words first.

Apprecitivie means having or showing appreciation.

Master means one having authority over another.

run (one's life) means to accompany as a valid obiligation or right.

All three words have three different meanings. When applying these words to your life they apply different actions. First all being apprecitive does not mean you let some one become a master or run your life. To show appreciation means you either cook a mean or make a card to say thank you. It does not mean you turn your life over to another person to allow them to be your master or run your life. They in turn need to see the difference .

If they can't not see the difference then it is them that have problem not you. After several days of feeling crap for being the adult in my family situation. Expect during our major fight. I have come to realize. It is not I that has the problem with my house, it is not I that has the problem with the way I like my house decorated it is them. They are trying to live their lives through me. Unfortunately, I did not ask nor give them permission to do that. So, I do have a right to be upset. For all dealing with a similar situation, maybe, just maybe this will help handle yours better than I have handled mine.

For more details

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

About two hours of moving around is sunday clean I will have lots of moving..

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Credit cards are not your friend. Seriously, unless you have an ultimate dire emergancy. Don't use them. Its not be all to end all. It will end you finanically.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

put me down for about 4 hours of work yesterday around the house. that means I burned 800 calories.

Then I burned another 100 calories doing something else..

Friday, July 24, 2009

Friday men

is still being created because we are totally broke. I can't get certain items I need to make the menu. So, I have to figure a creative way to make an extremely short and tight grocery list work...

I will post once, I come up with what I am doing.

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

Put me down for about three hours of moving consistently for yesterday.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

no recipes today. Feel free to add one!

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

30 minutes of cleaning
60 minutes total of shopping for freakin comforters and sheets for my kids bedroom suite

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

This the vaccumm, my dh and I bought this weekend. Every few years after the warranty expires all of our vaccumms start showing that we need a new one. We always have had a bissell. They are good. I really wanted a dyson this time because we have so much carpetting in our new house. We have to vaccumm every other day to keep our allergies under control. Well, a dyson is very expensive for a vaccum cleaner. So, we took a step down. i wasn't sure if the vaccum would work as adversited. I have to say it does..its a little more heavy than what I wanted but it does clean really good!
Hay bissell, I'd love free replacements on the hepa filters since I have had a vaccumm of yours for last few years. I like they really have been scanning the web for positive reviews on their products...

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

I'm logging at least 7 hours of unpacking boxes yesterday. I think I'm giving myself a sinus infection 101 with all the boxes and dust. Luckily, this time I did it inside the garage instead of the house where I had to clean and vaccumm.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

Paradise BAkery and Pastery shop. Healthy, yummy, and a lot of food for the half size at 7.50 per person.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

I walked for 30 minutes in the warm morning sun rise. I am trying to figure out a good running route for the morning. Plus, trying to re-establish my body for running outside.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

My new saying around our house.

Sunday Clean Up matter is going on its an automatic clean up day at our house. Every room gets a good clean sweep and organization to keep things running smoothly.

Take one day a week to go threw each room to keep this balanced.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Hmmm.. if you call running around in 115 degree heat trying to find furtinure of two kids bedroom excerise in about 10 different stores. then yes, I had about another 8 hours of physical activities.

Go over to for all the production photos.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Still postponed because...well we are currently not saving money..we are having to spend money to pay country club fees and other taxes for the new town.. so much fun.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

Minutes for about 8 hours of non-stop tired by yesterday evening and soar.

more unpacking and shopping to do

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Everlast...the openning song to Saving Grace show...

favorite..I love it!! not a face beat but definitely moving lyrics..

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

Put me down for five hours yesterday..then I finally stopped but couldn't go to sleep because my mind was racing.

A little saving grace helped that..

Oh if any of you haven't heard the openning song for the show..I will post it for Thursday motivating music.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

NOne this week...please feel free to post your recipes in the comments. I don't mind. REally I don't. I need all the help I can get for the next week.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

Okay...add literarily four hours of scrubbing and scouring the kitchen and its cabinets. The maintance crew before this one really didn't know how to cover the cabinets before painting. Now, my cabinets shine pretty..

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

The stretch garabage bags are my new best friend. They do tear but only after being dropped multiple times on ashalpt.

hefty...way to go!

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

No minutes for yesterday.

20.01 minutes for 1.31 miles on tread mill
5 minute warm up/cool down
25.01 minutes

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

90 minutes of packing, lifting, and pulling chest muscles not being used.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

has been suspended until I have had a chance to finish movies.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

180 minutes for cleaning, unpacking, running to the store for our first small two car loads of stuff...
I'm beat.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Friday Daily minutes or calories

Still no excerising..from cleaning and stress the migranes are back.

I cleaned on hands and knees for about two hours yesterday. Thank Goodness, there were no cameras around or anyone holding one. They might have gotten some really bad shots that could have qualified for most embrassing shots in any magazine. Talk about a thankful moment.

Yes, ladies cleaning does qualify as excerise because you are moving. Every hour of clean equals 200 hunderd calories.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Hmmm nothing new to add yet. I am waiting for cd's to come in at the library.

**side note please be aware that on Friday July 17th,2009 may be the last day for a few weeks before I can update my blog for you..don't dispair. I will be getting a new computer and setting up an work at.

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

Hay ladies and gents. No excerise this morning for me. I way over did it yesterday.

Here are the additional minutes for yesterday.

five hours of packing and moving things out to see the bottom of a closet
30 running errands
20 minutes of swimming with the kids

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

I don't have one but I found one on a friend's blog. I asked her to please come post it or give me permission to post it here for today's recipe. I don't know if its healthy or not. Its a yummy recipe.

Andy where are you????

Update: here's the link for her recipe.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

21.05 minute run on tread mill for 1.53 miles. speed started at 4.0 then to 4.1 then I tried to run through the increase in speed and incline at 5.1. OMG!!! What was I thinking. Thank God for the side bars to hold on to while I pushed my brain into over load to make the rest of my body run that freakin fast!
5 minute warm up/cool down
26.05 minutes

Monday, July 6, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

I love using packing tape and index cards for organizing and labeling when you are broke. Don't forget the permanment black or blue marker!

Would love a whole case of the double pointed sharpies in different colors!

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

I know its still monday as I post this for Tuesday 7-6-09. I won't have my normal time in the morning to post it. If you keep up with my regular blog then you know what's going on.

120 minutes yesterday(monday) of packing and moving boxes..

Monday Resturant Review

sorry none from me ..we have to watch what we spend.closing of the house is this week then its massive exoduous from our rental property.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

5 minute warm up and cool down
21.04 minutes run on tread mill speed 4.0-4.3 high hill intervals
26.04 minutes

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

The only quote I want to quote is Ms Niecy Nash from Clean House, "Stop this Mahiem. Menace, foolish nonesense going on here. Get to it"

Thank you MS Niecy Nash..its a no "ism" in our house!

My kids love clean house!

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

I'm too lazy today to do minutes for myself..I sat around yesterday doing nothing!!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Check your local dollar tree or bread clearance centers. You can often find name brand bread for a $1.00 or less depending on how old it is. Freeze it for use later.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

Nothing expect for extra errands yesterday.

put me down for 15 minutes

Happy fourth of july 2009!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Friday menu

Same as last week

cereal for breakfast
cold sandwhiches for lunch
hot sandwhiches for dinner

Friday Daily minutes or calories

5 minute warm up cool down
21.17 minutes for 1.50 miles high hills intervals speed 4.0-4.4
26.17 minutes

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

I just love the sound track from saving grace show! Its wonderful.

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

I am posting the minutes from yesterday for today.

30 minutes swimming
60 minutes of cleaning and packing
90 minutes

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

i don't have one but your are welcome to post one yourself! Anyone got recipes for lentils or mediterran food. I am really looking to expand our taste patels!

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

5 minute warm up
21.03 minutes for 1.42 miles on the tread mill 4.0-4.3 speed high hill intervals
26.03 minutes