Monday, August 31, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

Okay my resturant review is for....

Dicky's barque..yuck. not worth the $30.00 that we paid for it. Meat was not tender nor juicy. The service for help was descent.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

none for yesterday..recovering from a migrane with loosing said meal from one of my ends.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Freeze all leftovers from big meals. mark the date as not good after * ** **** it should be 6 months from when you made the dish. This way, when you don't feel like cooking, low on money, or running have instant homemade meal!

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

20 minutes walking around a sporting events staduim and to the parking structure.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday menu

Friday: Burger Skillet (changed to chicken skillet as for the fact I am almost out of red meat)
Saturday: Greek Chicken wrap with canned chicken
Sunday: Scandavian Goulosh
Monday: Greek chicken and rice dish
Tues: Sandwhiches
Wed: Potato Soup
Thurs: Stir Fry with rice and canned chicken

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

30 minute run on a tread mill on the 5 k setting. I couldn't finish the 5k. I got 2.40 miles though...
30 minutes

**note to self. must stretch more knee hurt not because of inactivity but because of humidity in the air**

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

The madagascar movie soundtrack #2..some of the stuff is so funny

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

two hours cleaning..
total minutes
120 minutes..a run in a little while

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Try fixing couscous with cubbed ham as a great simple meat.
cook couscous as directed. Saute the cubbed ham in the skillet until warmed. Serve on top of couscous. The meal in total for a family of four is $5.50

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

30 minute run for 2.42 mis training for 5k in October-yesterday
25 minutes -wii gold's gym cardio...
25 minutes..

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

We are still on the subject of non leaking water bottles.

Another parent at my kids school suggested the Rubbermaid series for waterbottles. She said that if they don't close the lid tight it will leak slightly.

What brands have you tried?

Rate them here..

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

37 minutes for the wii gold's gym cardio workout..boy was I soar arm wise. I had unlocked a new excerise in the level I was on for la carte..where is my massage that I won..

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

The only review I have is of a recipe I recently turned really bad so I decided that we would have a different way of making. Reposting it later this week.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

10 minutes walking the kids to school and back to the vechile

more later I promise

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

Trying to find a new church isn't easy. there are many things to consider, what type of theology are they teaching my kids, what type of people attend are they a facade or do they actual behave the teachings in every day life, and can I stay awake during the sermon.

Yes, I know its rude to doze in the sermon part however if the teacher knows how to teach a lesson of bibical truths in a manner that doesn't make me doze. Well, the lesson is learned and applied.

so, my dh and I disagree on a church to try. My spiritual guy says, hmmm don't think, so, not the church for me. My mind says, go it will shut him up. I over ride my mind and go with spiritual gut every time. God gave us that small still voice that will scream very loudly in different ways either "stop danger", "go help", or "pray right now right here". I've learned to listen. I have also learned to be still and do nothing at times because the small still radar voice detects nothing.

What's so funny is, that if Dh decides to proceed without listening to my warnings the family seems to get sick at the last minute and we don't get to attend. I can't help but feel sometimes having allergies or sickness maybe a blessing in disguise.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

about 20 minutes walking around a store...
10 minutes for cleaning up at the house
30 minutes total

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Yesterday I spent only $85.00 on two weeks of groceries for a family of four. Grant it, its not anything fancy to write home about. Its just pretty much I got everything i could on sale price matched at wal-mart and was very careful watching my prices on everything else.

I did forget macroni for a dish and pancake syrup.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

30 minutes walking in the heat yesterday ..see my other blog for details.
45 minutes in the store w/o kids grocery shopping.
75 minutes

Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday menu

breakfast dry cereal/pancakes

lunch left overs or sandwhiches for me or dh..

dinner burger skillet lentil sauce
greek style couscous
chicken catchatory
scandavan goulosh
stir fry with rice
Taco Salad with beans
Greek chicken with rice and skilet

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

26 minute run for close to 2 miles yesterday

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Beetles- It's your birtday song

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

wii gold's gym cardio 25 minutes with one perfect session..
45 minutes vaccumming
45 minutes remoisturizing wood cabinets (try doing squats that long)
110minutes of movement

don't forget the
20 minutes of walking to and fron school yesterday and today

130 minutes

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Haven't got one to pull out my hat today..feel free to add one

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

29 minute run on the tred mill over 2 miles
45 minutes swimming.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

Water bottles...which one do you use that doesn't leak?

We have some from the school, dollar tree, and one from a bike shop. The only one that doesn't leak is the one from the bike shop.

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

Walked a little ways to school 20 minutes
vaccumming 45 minutes
scrubbed bathtubs/toilets 20 minutes
walked from parking lot to school-school to parking lot 10 minutes
95 minutes from yesterday will have more tomorrow

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

anthem country club family pasta night: healthy, affordabale, and delicious definitely recommend it.

Wildflower Bread Bakery/Deli: Healthy but not our taste area. The crust on the bread was very difficult to chew, the salad was definitely something I would not try again cilantro and lavendar, and kids gooooooooooooo

Tgif: Definitely a winner they had healthy and unhealthy choices, they had them marked with not only healthy but right portions as well. the waiter was extremely good not just with the adults but really listened to the kids. He made sure the kids food was cooked first and brought out first (very unusual but very good kept them from having a hungry break and chewing their fingers off while we wait).

Subs from the wal-mart deli: good but the bread on the sourdough was a bit tough chewing. We are a bread family love it and can't live without. The wheat bread perfect.

PF changs chinese resturant: Lunch plates perfect portions. If you order the fried rice then get ready to share your plate with others at the table. The portion was way too much for one person.

Streets of New York: Definitely a winner, they serve garlic bread mini rolls with dipping sauce as you wait for your food. Keeps the kids happy and allows for conversation between members of your dining party. We ordered the extra large, which was not necessary with the bread appreziter. We literarily have enough to eat tonight for dinner. Yeah, I dont have to cook. It wasn't as good as Europizza in Fh or Bill's Pizza Joint in Prescott but it was very tasteful with the feta cheese. YOu will get your money's worth out of the food.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

approximately 40 minutes of walking around two wal-marts yesterday.

saturday another 40 minutes via staduim

today 20.76 minutes wii gold's gym cardio workout

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Always keep your eye open at Old Navy Sales. You can get outfits as long as 3.99 sometimes.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

three hours of walking...yesterday

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday menu

Definitely eatting out a lot this weekend. Though we have some healthy choices in store for us.

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

40 minute run this morning
20 minutes wii gold's gym cardio
6 hours of cleaning non-stop
7 hours of movement...boy do I feel it in every muscle and joint I have. the wii says I'm in the age of 21 -22 years for physical movement. I still have great difficulty in getting up and excerising..anyone else getting to a difficult point in their excerise goals..

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

Beauty by Ayeisha Woods..

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

30 minutes swimming
6 hours of cleaning/straightening
20 minutes of the wii gold's gym cardio workout
6 hours 50 minutes of excerise /movement yesterday

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Burger Skillet by Kraft Family and food

Prep:5 total time 30 minutes

4 frozen hamburger patties 4 oz each (substitue 1 lb of ground turkey)
2 cups red, yellow, or green pepper strips
1 jar(26oz) spaghetti sauce 1/2 cup of water
2 cups of minute white rice uncooked
1 cup shredded low moisture Part skimmed mozzarella cheese

Cook hamburger/turkey meat in large nonstick skillet on meduim heat 10 minutes. Turn hamburger patties: add peppers. Cook until hamburger patties or turkey until well cooked. Peppers need to be crisp-tender, stirring peppers occassionally.
Add spaghetti sauce andwater bring to a boil. Stir in rice: cover. Reduce heat to low. Simmer 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese before serving. Makes 4 servings.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

Well 20 minutes washing a car so far..
10 minutes running around moving stuff while the bug man spray at 6:45 am.
I will post more minutes tomorrow

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

Okay we have used carpet deordorizer in ages until recently. the kids were always on the floor and young. So, this is a really nice lite smell that after you use it, you occassional catch a whif of the pleasant smell. You can reall see it when you vaccumm it up if you have a bagless vac.

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

yesterday :
18 minutes on the wii gold's gym cardio game
30 minutes swimming with the kids
20 minutes walking around the baseball staduim
68 minutes

20 minute run
20 minutes washing my vechile
40 minute total

grand total 108 minutes so far

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

None today.. haven't eatten out in a few weeks.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

about 30 minutes walking around wal-mart
10 minutes vaccuming
40 minutes total..I had some sort of bug this weekend..

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

Its good to listen to your body. If your home and able...take a nap. Seriously, I was home yesterday. Watching TV, with Dh. I felt weird, so, I took a nap. He knew I wasn't feeling well. He left me alone.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Yesterday minutes 3 1/2 hours of moving for cleaning..

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Menu Day...

Here's the menu for the next two weeks

Breakfast: Dry Cereal, pancakes, or cheese toast
Lunch: sandwhiches with chips and or baby carrots
dinner: chicken catchatory, chicken fajitas, greek style couscous with chopped ham, Butternut squash soup wiht salad, potato soup with salad, pasta and trees, burger skillet, chili, spaghetti, lentils and sauce, Greek chicken pita wraps

snacks: apples, cheese and crackers, vegetables and dip, peanuts, popcorn.

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

4 hours of cleaning nonstop for yesterday

I have no clue as to what the actual minutes are. My brain is currently in a coma from all the work.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thursday Motivating Music

Ayeisha Woods...her happy song makes me smile

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

30 minute swim with kids
10 minutes walking around a library actually longer
40 additional minutes for yesterday

11 minute run until I get the call...mommy we're up. at 5:40 am in the morning..
51 minutes so far

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Well, since we had a failure with my blender to work correctly then the motor caught fire..I don't have a new recipe for you.

I do know that lima beans and dill weed herb don't taste well together. I hope that next week i will have a good recipe for you. I do have the above pictures of me trying to get a recipe for today. Like the mess? I know lima beans, yuck!! I have to try to get my kids and DH to eat better.

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

150 minutes of cleaning
30 minutes of cleaning again after a mini fire at my house
180 minutes for yesterday

17 minutes wii gold's gym cardio work out
5 minutes of the wii active game..not sure if I like it or not..
22 minutes

total 200 minutes

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Tuesday Product Review

This is the nokia xpress music cell phone.

I know its small but on so convient for on the go moms who don't want to carry their phones in their purse but in their pocket.

Its just not a phone. It has an ipod capabilities and a built in media function. You can take photos, and videos. it took me awhile to figure out how to use it in the media mode but once I did. I get sometimes better quality photos than with my point and shoot. The text keyboard I had to have a friend set up because frankly I couldn't figure out. I wanted a different type of phone because of all the texting I do however I can't complain for the other stuff it comes with.

yes, you can set music as your tones with this phone. You just have to have that particular song loaded on your phone.

It will sync with your computer's calendar on top of all that. So, looking for a new phone without all the bulkiness of the other phones this one is it.

I give it four stars in my book.

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

Between walking around in the heat for over an hour in heat and swimming I got about 90 minutes of excerise.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday Resturant Review

We haven't eatten out since his parents left. I have not resturants to review for you.

Feel free to add yours in the comments.

Monday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

No minutes yet. I can't get my wii system to work on the new tv, and dh didn't have time to deal with the situation until tonight.

I will probably have some after this mornings outtings.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Quotes..

from me again.

Even if you are not getting along with family, always remember their special days like anniversries, birthdays, christmas etc. It will show that no matter what they say or do, you still love them for who they are but not their behaivor. I know easier said than done but you can do it. You are the better person.

Example, today is my mil/fil 45th anniversry. I made a funny card and emailed it to them. They will appreciate the fact, my DH and I remembered and the fact they don't have to do anything physically to celebrate other than click a mouse to receive it.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

Put me down for

20 minute run on the tread mill
40 minutes of runnings errands of walking, getting in/out of a vechile, and library parking lot. I love our new library but the walk from the parking lot to the library and back is a bit of long one.
60 minutes total

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Watch your sales ads. They are not always money saving. They sometimes over charge you.

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

no minutes that are worth logging.