Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday Quotes..calories/minutes thread

is from the Health Magazine pg 85-86 entitled 20 ways to get Healthier for free
1. Borrow (don't buy) your next fitness dvd-check your local libraries for dvds that are available
2. Get a free skin Check up-SkinCancer.Org for more details
3. Order a free health calendar-go to for the National Women's Health Information Center's 2010 calendar.
4. Surf for,, and have free by mail samples and coupons for items line hand saniterzer, bandages, deordorant, tampons, and toothpaste.
5.Get a free for more information
6.Click off the weight-get involved in an online weight loss community
7.Strike a pose-free weekly lessons ( or
8.Bargain hard
9. Do a smoke checkup
10. Create a medical family tree-ask family members for their health history then visit
11.Save $170 in the shower-take shorter and cooler showers-um have a hard one with this
12. Snag free health apps-3,000 itunes applications designed to boost your health and fitness
13. Boost your immunity-get free samples of Emergen-C powdered and multivitamin packs at
14.Mositure for Free-stop by Sephora stores for free samples of hunderds of different moisturizers
15.Eat healthier, no cookbook
16.Tweet for discounts-use tweeter to find discounts
17.Try a new sport-if you don't normally get up and move try geocaching its worked for our family
18.Give and get for
19.Sign up for free
20.Talk it out-free support

Excerise 20-30 minutes walking back and forth for laundry.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Saturday Money Saving Tips and calorie/minute thread

It pays to shop around. I spent less than what I was told to spend which left me with more money when sales popped up later this week at the grocery store. Keep, buy the basics in healthy food. What you don't spend leave available to get the additional things you typically wouldn't get unless they were on sale.

Currently, we have $30.00 in 12 packs of cokes in a secondary fridge. yes, I said $30.00, it is my Dh's one thing he must have besides coffee. Well, when the cokes are normally $6.00 a 12 pack, we kind go crazy when they go on sale. Not to mention, I normally don't buy ice cream but they had breyers on sale for a $1.99 that could be priced matched at wal-mart. So, we now have ice cream. Don't buy ice cream unless it goes on sale under $2.00. Cokes buy what you can on sale and limit your consumation down to the bare necessaties.

Excerise 60 minutes with strollerize class (I'm so soar after two weeks of nothing), and three hours cleaning yesterday. Grand total, 240 minutes of movement. Don't ask me to open up my chest for a deep breathing excerise, it won't go this morning.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Menu and calorie/minute thread

This past week's menu:
mon-left overs
tues-toasted sandwiches
wed-weird science food/eatting out
thurs-sloppy joes
fri-beans and rice
sat-shake and bake chicken

This week's menu
sun-taco salad
tues-toasted sandwiches
wed-potato soup
thurs-mac n cheese with sauted tuna
fri-shake and bake chicken
sat-toasted sandwiches

excerise minutes: 18 minutes wii gold's gym, 90 minutes of cleaning and laundry

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Thursday Motivating Music and Calorie/Minute Thread

For music I am listening to John Cougar Mellencamp. I have alway liked his stuff; the older stuff. Cheery bomb is my all time favorite. So, that is showing my age, gheez.
I am currently waiting of several more albums from the library to be shipped.

Excerise 15 minutes on the wii gold's gym yesterday and two hours of cleaning.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wednesday Recipe Thread and c alorie/minute thread

Bran Muffins from

1 cup all purpose flour or 1 cup self rising flour
2 teaspoons baking soda (omit) if using self rising flourr
2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup bran cereal flakes (raisan bran, cheerios, or any other kind of high fiber cereal low in sugar works)
1 teaspoon baking powder (omit if using self-rising flour)
1/4 teaspoon salt (omit if using self-rising flour)
1/2 teaspoon cinamnamon
1 egg
1/2 cup orange juice/applejuice or olive oil
1/2 cup skim milk or 1/3 cup applesauce

1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
2. In large bowl, combine the floor, baking powder, baking soda, salt, sugar, cinnamon & bran cereal (don't crush the flakes)
3. In seperate bowl beat egg. Add the juice or milk and applesauce, and mix unitl smooth. Combine the egg mixture with dry ingridgents, and add the orange juice. Mix gently
4. Fill greased muffin cups about 3/4 full with the batter. Bake for 15 minutes, until knife comes out clean.

Put me down for 60 minutes of activity.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday Product Review and Calorie/Minute Thread

I returned these videos from the library called basic math with intergers. I thought they would help my oldest with a math test. No so much. Yes, they show the basic concept of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing but that's it. It only shows one problem and that's all folk's. I could not recommend this as a "tutoring" item because it really doesn't tutor much. Trail and error. Let's just say my oldest flunked the math test yesterday.

Yesterday I cleaned, ran an errands, and started to feel better. give me 90 mimutes if moving.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Monday Resturant Review and minute/calorie thread

Resturant review:

Barro's Pizza Place-we were greeted by a nausating smell at the door. It faded slightly but no by much. The pizza was very greasy. Though they made sure the cheese covered the entire crust unlike most pizza places. After leaving the pizza place most of my family became nausated and had horrible gas. I would say, I probably won't be going back. Since they serve this kind of pizza at my kids school, they will be taking their lunch on those days for sure per my husband not me.

Jack-in-the-box: One the cook's made sure I had dressings and other items on my burger even though I requested no mayo. Wow first time this has ever happened. Yes, most places when you hear no mayo they remove the lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles. Leaving you with bread, meat, and cheese. Though this not a healthy choice, I can say if I am in a hurry, I would have my order correct. Their tacos are deep fried which I didn't know when we ordered the combo. When a burger joint out does a pizza a joint that says something.

I got about 45 minutes of walking for geocaching.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Sunday Quotes..calories/minutes thread

No real minutes here for me. Still not feeling up to par.

Okay taking a break from the health magazine this week and focusing on personal quote from me.

No matter how much, your mate or spouse may be bugging you like say being mean with teasing or ignoring if they come through in a time of need. Its not you, don't take it personally. Its them. So, here's the scenerio.

Thursday is Teacher Appreciation Luncheon hosted by the entire third grade class. Yes, all 5 classes, and the families of those in the classes. We have spent months planning, organizing, and calling people to ensure that we have enough food and drink donated.

We have laid all donated food, and catered food out. We are in the process of swapping out deserts for those teachers not yet come. I squat down low in my most comfortable, flattering jeans I have, then I hear rip and feel cool air breeze across my backside! Ikes, I am literarily "mooning" the world if I stand up with out a jacket.
Another mom, let's me borrow a jacket, thinking its that time of the month, I don't get those any more(that story is for another day).
I text my Dh to let him know that my only pair of jeans has ripped and i have to get a new pair this weekend.
He text back if I am home or not.
I said no.
I was still at the school.
He offered to bring me a new pair of pants., because he was close to our home.
Black ones please.
He delivers my only dress pair of slacks to change into.

Gotta love my Dh. He at least tries at time when I wouldn't think he gave flying rat's tail.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Saturday Money Saving Tips and calorie/minute thread

Fry's and Safeway are having specials this weekend. I have to say they are incredible. A lot times safeway has exclusive sales on Saturday and Sunday that gives you extra savings.

Don't make me laugh at myself because its not funny I have no minutes. I am still under the weather.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Friday Menus

UM.. can I get back to you about that. Currently, we don't have a menu.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday Motivating Music and Calorie/Minute Thread

Good Morning!

I finally got my antiboditics started and starting to feel better. My child is definitely feeling better. The medicine is kicking in on the little body. If they are well enough to make a mess, then they are well enough to clean it up and return to their regular schedule.

I got The Muse new album. Its really cool.

Psst my oldest and I are playing im tag with winks. Its fun.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday Recipe Thread and c alorie/minute thread

Recipe thread this week is cancelled. Not feeling well with a sick child myself.

If you count running to the bathroom and frustration with the pharmacy server as excerise then give me 60 minutes plus three hours of phone tag.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Tuesday Product Review and Calorie/Minute Thread

If you call countless trips to the bathroom, muscle spasms, and hours of agony then put me down for 48 hours of hell on earth. I have a uti. I have tried finding a new doctor but they have a two week waiting list to get in. So, I have called my old doctor 2 hours away. Yes, two hours away to see what can be done. No return phone call from them yet.

Have you ever used herbal rememdies for uti's? If you haven't here are some recommendations I found on the web.
Golden seal

oregan grape

Cranberry (unsweetened juice, capsules, or berries)

Uva ursi

Horseradish root

Also proantiboditics are really good for promoting good health over all.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday Resturant Review and minute/calorie thread

Okay so we ate out due to company in town.

The Paradise Bakery-We love this place its wonderful. Yes, wonderful. Bread is always fresh. The food is always healthy. The cookies make it worth the trip.

McDonald's-something quick and easy but not healthy

Boar's Head Deli- if you are going to pay over priced food packages at an event but want healthy this is it.

Nothing, I have a uti and haven't really moved yesterday or today.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday Quotes..calories/minutes thread

yesterday I got about 60 minutes walking joke.

Today we are examing the article from Health Magazine on Page 96-99 entitled, Easy Moves for a Super Clean House. They list 10 areas in your home they need to be cleaned and could contribute to manifesting germs. Just a review of the titles here.

1. Kitchen sink, countertops, and sponges.-This is a no brainer. I don't use sponges. I use washclothes and plastic scrubs that can be washed in the washer or the dish washer.

2. Your cutting boards-I genereal pour vinegar or soap; both sometimes over the cutting board after use. I scrub, rinse, and put in the dish washer.

3. Wet Laundry-I generally try not to have wet laundry. It will mild dew easily in more humid climates.

4. Your toothbrush-I replace mine every six months or after a bad cold or sickness.

5. The bathtub-they generally get cleaned 1-2x's weekly. I use a mueller borox 20/20 with arm harmer super washing powder with liquid dish washing soap for my shower. I have a fiberglass bottom that does not respond well to bleach based cleaners.

6.Your cell phone and other tech stuff. Before wiping down such items. Unplug from power, check with an it guy for the best way to do this. In general just a damp not soaking wet rag can be "gently" wiped across surfaces. I do mean check with your it person in the family. They have come out with some serious special stuff for certain types of electronics.

7.The bathroom floor-come one this is a no brainer..guys don't always aim straight and us ladies sometimes don't sit all the way down on the toilet at times and don't forget the wonderful mother nature visit monthly.

8. Your shoes-Asians cultures have this down pat. They don't wear shoes in the house. The take them off at the front or back doors. This keeps you from tracking in "germs" and other messes. Maybe we should take a que from them. Instill a shoe rack at the front and place our shoes there instead of our closets.

9.The Bedroom-Come on, if you don't change the sheets one the body odor from sweat and other things can be over whelming, not to mention if you get frisky with your partner do you really want others to know what goes in the bedroom? Change the sheets and PILLOW CASES weekly. Doing so keeps down your allergies and other illness. If you have a high headboard, use lemon oil to dust with instead of a aerosal based dust cleaner. It will fee the wood moisture, and make it easier to clean. Yeah, its old school but maybe the pops and mops knew something we didn't.

10.Dust Spots-I live in the desert. I am consistently dusting. No joke. You set something down and 24-48 hours inside it will be covered with dust. If you are an allergy family as we are, vaccum this up first then dust. I heard a what, what from the back out there. Most newer vaccums have special filters that trap algens that trigger attacks. Then use a polish to help. I vaccum my tables and other things before dusting. It helps tremdisouly.

You don't like all the over powering cleaners out there but wants something easier on the nose. Well, a few months ago I posted on how to make your cleaners. Yes, people you can. Did you know that our ancestors did this for years before bleach was available and many of them lived to be over 100 years old. Makes you want to go hmmm..Scrolled down to 2009 and I'm sure its there.

Sssh don't tell my husband, I've been doing this for months, since we ran out of pinesol. Guess, what he says the house smells cleaner, and looks cleaner. Hee heee, haaa haaa super big laughing moment if he's technical brain would detechnicalize I would tell him but nope. Not gonna. A girl has to have a few secrets of her own.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Saturday Money Saving Tips and calorie/minute thread

Okay I excerised for 60 minutes, and cleaned for another three hours. I'm exhaugsted.

Okay here are the stores with food deals.

Safeway this week has coupons on items that are cheap and healthy.
Fry's/Krogers-has chicken roast, vegetables and other items of need on super deals.
Albertson' s has gallons of milk for $1.58 on sale.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Friday Menu and calorie/minute thread

Well, my menu isn't so much. We have company coming in. This means anything that I have had planned will be put on the back burner to wait until after they.

I am getting lots of ads for meat and chicken. yes, meat and chicken. You know what this mean? Stock up, break up, and freeze for later on to use.

Who's got what grocery wise? Stay tuned for tomorrow to see my list of pickins.

Minutes-six hours of cleaning and straightening. I'm exhaugsted.

Thursday Motivating Music and Calorie/Minute Thread

No new music yet. I am waiting for cd's from the library to explore.

Yesterday put me down for three hours of work. Yes, three hours of constantly moving. That would 180 minutes. I'm tired.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Wednesdaya Recipe, Calorie, and Minutes Thread

Remember the recipe from Health Magazine from last week. Here's another recipe on page 172 for what to do about the left overs.

Mini Chicken Pot Pies
1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough, thawed
2 tsp unsalted butter
2 tsp olive oil
2 tbs all-purpose flour
2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
2 tbs shredded leftover chicken
2 cups leftover roasted root vegetables, coursely chopped
1/4 cup coarsley chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 fresh sage leaves
1 large egg white, beaten

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out puff pastry to 1/4 inch think, and cut into 4 (6 inch) rounds to fint over 1 cup overnproof bowls. Keep pastry covered and chilled.

2. Heat butter and oil in a medium sauce pan over moderate heat; add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Add teh milk in slow steram while whisking constantly; bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer for about 5 minutes or until thickened. Stir in next 6 ingridents (through pepper). Spoon mixture into ovenproof bowls. Top bowls with pastry, pressing against the outside edge of bowls to seal. Place a sage leaf on top of pastry, and brush with egg white.

3. Bake pot pies on a baking sheet in middle of oven for 17 minutes or unitl pastry is golden brown. Serve hot.

Put me down for five hours of cleaning 300 minutes of cleaning.

Tuesday Product Review

running shoes, ah my love hate relationship with them. I started running a couple of years ago. I really enjoy it. I found a pair by Champion at TArget I loved to wear and went through them every six months faithfully. Then Target quit making that shoe in that brand or rather Champion did at that point, I had moved from the Southeast region to the Southwest region of the States. I was so bummed and needed a new pair of running shoes like a teething dog needs a thick bone.

So, my Dh took me to a place call the Road Runner store. They measured, tested my feet, and had me run (yes) run on a tred mill. Needless, to say, we bought a pair of Nike Zoom Vomero. I fought my Dh like a tigger fighting for his dinner about spending $120.00 on a pair of running shoes. Though, my Dh said, we wouldn't regret it. Guess, what, I never once had to break in my shoes, my feet never felt weird in the shoes. They were and are a piece of heaven.

Now, everyone press their fastforward button to this evening. That experience I am speaking of happend 18 months ago, one 5k race ago, and 5ks nearly 5 days a week. My Nikes are worn out from use. I need a new pair of running shoes.

My dh saw an ad for avia running shoes at Dick's Sporting Goods. He said, they are only $30.00 how about trying those out in the store and see if they could replace your Nikes. I said okay. Well, we tried them. They sucked! The shoes that is. After trying to run in them, walk in them, and by golly just wear them, I had shin splints so bad that I haven't been able to excerise like I was for a week tomorrow. Not only that, but my back has hurt too. Here is the letter I emailed to Avia concering their shoes.

"To Whom It May Concern,

My husband recently purchased me a pair of the Avia Cantilever Running Shoe for Christmas from Dick’s Sporting Good Store. We verified with the shoe employee that they were a neutral soul shoe before purchasing.

When I first tried them on they seemed fine. So, I went running in them as I would have when I wore my Nike Zoom Voremo. Unfortunately, now, they do not hold up to what they are suppose to do. They did not support me in a way that was positive. I came home with shine splints, my arch feeling like it had been stabbed by your arch support repeatedly, both left and right big toes felt and still feel like I have cactus thorns shooting through the bottoms up through the nail beds, and my back it feels like someone took a baseball bat to it. My normal run time for a 10 k when from an hour to an hour 40 minutes because I could not run and nor could barely walk the rest of the way home. I had to force myself to continue moving forward because I had no one available to come get on my route. My family members could not take off from their employment to come rescue me.

Now, that I have run outside with them. I will not be able to return them to the store I purchased them from. I thought maybe I could get dr scholl’s inserts to help with the situation but after having to apply ice all day the conculsion would be a no that it would not help. I need new shoes to run in. After a year and half running in my Nike zoom Vomeros, I really need a new pair but can’t afford the price tag of the shoes that are so comfortable. From the first day, I put them they will like being wrapped in a downy comforter, soft, cozy, and I never wanted to take them off.

I have owned a pair of avia when I first started running and liked them very much. This time though, I can honest say, I hate the way the shoes make me feel and would love to return them for the price I paid for them. Unfortunately, I can say these are not a neutral soul shoe, and they are not something I would recommend to others to wear. I hate being negative about anything because word of mouth is how things are made and broken.

I took pictures of what my legs and arch looked like after today if needed. "

It took the company 48 hours to reply to my email with this email.

" Dear Valued AVIA Customer,At AVIA (American Sporting Goods), we stand by our products and we are committed to providing our customers with quality products and services. We do understand at times there will be manufacturer defects and we are prepared to review those situations. First step is to contact the retailer where the product was purchased to initiate the exchange of the defective merchandise.However, if the retailer is unable to assist you we are able to accept a onetime return accommodation on one pair of shoes. Once your return is received, the product will be reviewed by our quality control team within 5 business days. If the product is deemed a manufacturer defect and the shoe has been worn a reasonable amount, we will replace it with either the same product or a comparable model. Products that are not found to be a manufacturer defect or have been worn longer than the life of the shoe (1 year wear is industry average) will not be returned and will be recycled. Product with a production date older than 3 years will not be considered for exchange.
Please note we do not provide any type of cash or credit card refund. We do ask that your return product be accompanied with a copy of your original purchase receipt from the retailer or if a receipt is not available a description of when and where they were purchased.Please include a letter with the following information:1) RA# 1320 (goes on the outside of your return as well)2) Name3) Address4) Phone #5) Email address6) A brief description of the problem you are having, your correct shoe size, and a copy of the original receipt. If you do not have a receipt, we will make a onetime accommodation for you. Please indicate when and where the shoes were purchased and that will be sufficient for the return process.
Return your package to:American Sporting Goods10140 SW Allen BlvdSuite BBeaverton, OR 97005

We will do our best to accommodate your needs and will replace your shoe with either the same model (if available) or a similar model of our choosing. All exchanges are final. Please allow 3-4 weeks for delivery. Sincerely,AVIA Customer ServiceAmerican Sporting Goods888.855.AVIA"

All I have to say is not only does their shoes suck but their customer service sucks too! I can guarantee you this household won't be purchasing any of their shoes ever again.

I forgot to mention, that I sent Dick's Sporting Goods a copy of the email. Expect they never responded to it. Oh, we took the shoes back to the store within the 14 days policy for a return no questions ask. If they would not take them back then I would be still dealing with Avia.

So, what's my point to the lengthy thread. Well, one find a shoe and a brand stick withit no matter the cost unless you have to switch like I did.

Nike Zoom Vomero an absolutely hands, fingers, feet, and toes high fives for this product. Now, if Nike would just send me a complimentary pair for just being me. Then I guess I would be in heaven. Reality is they won't and haven't ever done that for their customers.

Don't buy Avia brand period.

Dick's Sporting Good Store customer service may suck via the email but if you are within the 14 day period take it back to the store for no questions asked.

Tuesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

yesterday was three hours on my feet helping in classrooms at the school. 180 minutes for me

Today product review will have to wait .i have so much information on two products and how to deal with the companies involved that it will need a very long and very seperate thread. So, hold on to horses and don't go all emotional on me that its not in this thread. It will be coming.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Monday Resturant Review and minute/calorie thread

so, this weekend we had to eat out because we "tagged" along with DH on one of his work sites. There was a mall across from the resturant. So, the two wonderful children and I spent about three-four hours walking around the mall.

We shared a snack from Aunt Annies Preztel shack a combo meal that was suppose to be $3.50 turned out to be $6.50. That's an expensive snack for this family...yikes. I won't be returning just because of the price. Even though the majority of the stuff was oversized the prize over sized my little wallet.

Then we ate lunch late in the food court because DH was done at the site and frankly I wasn't in the mood for anything expensive. We ate a place called Rubios Mexican Grill/Cantina. Well, I wasn't impressed. I wasn't going to mention that to do DH. The sauce yucko! It had a smoky barque taste that just didn't hit me right. The bean and cheese burritto was an excellent size in a whole wheat tortilla (nice to have that option). The taste was not so much worth what we paid for the combo plate ($5.00). Dh's was slightly higher and had fish in it. I think I will request something else including McDonald's which will shock the begeezies out of my DH when I do.

Needless, to say, I have had difficulties with my stomach since then. Let's just say the porcelian goddess got lots of offerring in the last 24 hours. It should be happy for awhile. It wasn't my gall bladder. This was different time of stomach pain and nausea. Can't put my finger on it. I usually give a place two tries but I don't want to see fast food for awhile.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Sunday Quotes..

From Health magazine page 196 Herbs that heal

Basil-this natural anti-flammatory and antibacterial is also a rich source of magnesium.

Cayenne-Believed to be a nautral pain reliever, this spicy pepper may reduce cholesterol.

Dill-oils from this herb may help neutralize carcinogens.

Cilantro- It's a good source of disease fighting phytonutrients.

Coriander seeds-They may help control blood sugar, cholestrol, and free radical productions.

more information

As for my excerise, I mainly run, with strollerise, wii fit, wii gold's gym, and yoga dvd.

Saturday Money Tips and other enteris

If you have an event at a school, set a strict limit of $2.00 a piece per child. This way everyone, involved gets a treat with money left over.

Yesterday I did 45 excerise class but left early. The shins with stretches and more stretch, and walking just had had enough..then about 15 minutes of yoga poses at the Girls Night Out Event at the kids school.

Kuddos to the snack bar, they serve Henson's all natural fruit soda with cookies.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Friday daily minutes or Calorie and Friday Menu

Well, my menu is a little unhealthy thanks to dh. We returned a lot of the stuff he bought but we still have several items that will probably make us sick.

so, hold on to your panties and boxers or titty whites, and don't get them in a wade. I did not do the shopping this time and it was way more expensive this time.

2 hamburger helpers (YUCKO!)

Prefab sloppy joes (make me gag and the little one doesn't eat it)

fish sticks (have you seen the amount of fat in these things)

prefab frozen meat and chicken stuff-my kids are sick of this crap.

frozen french fries..generally better than mcdonalds but still not great

better choice

homemade mac n cheese w/sauted tuna (2x)

scandavain goulish


In answer to the questions concerning music, the new moon soundtrack sound white demon something..just hits me the wrong. I don't know if the name bothers me or the why the music with the lyrics. It just irriates me.

I'd have to listen to creed cd again to find the two songs I really like.

Excuse the mess in the following week. I will be giving both of my blogs a face lift in the next two weeks.

Thursday Motivating Music

Two Albums this week:

To Revive your spirits up and get Moving..

Trans Siberain Orchestra Night Castle Disc one has 2-3 songs that are not christmas related that are good. Disc Two has two songs toward the end christmas and non christmas.

Creed Full Circle their album has about two songs that are good for running.

To wind down and relax:

The New Moon Soundtrack most of the tracks are good but their is one that just hits me the wrong way..

Thursday Daily minutes or Calorie

There will be no excerise for me until Friday when I do yoga with the kids. I got serve shin splints and bruised feet from my new pair of running shoes. Dh will be taking the shoes back to the store. They are not worth the money we paid for them.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wednesday Recipe Thread

Comes from the Health Magazine Pg 172
Lemon and sage roasted chicken
2 lemons
6 fresh sage leaves
1 6lb chicken
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
3/4 parsnips, peeled and trimmed
3/4 pound carrotts, peeled and trimmed
1/2 pound turnips, peeled and trimmed
1 lb fingerling poatoes, havled
2 tablespoons fresh thyme

1. Preheat Oven to 425. Place 6 lemon slices and sage leaves under the skin of chicken. Put remaining lemon into cavity. Tie legs together with twine, and tuck wings under. Brush 1 tablespoon olive oil over chicken. Place chicken in roasting pan; roast in lower third of over for 1 hour 15 minutes or until an instead read thermometer regristers 165 degrees.. Transfer chicken to a cutting board; let rest 15 minutes.

2. Mean while, cut root vegetables into match sticks. Toss with potatoes, in a baking pan with remaining olive oil and thyme. Roast, stirring occassionally for 45 minutes or until tender.

3. Remove skin from chicken. Discard lemons from cavity. Slice enough chicken to serve 4 (such as breasts), and serve with half of vegetables.

Have never made it yet, nor am I getting paid to put this out here. It just looked good!

Wednesday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

20 minutes of walking with my class yesterday

40 minutes of cleaning yesterday

100 minutes today from trying to run walk in new running shoes that stink worse than a skunk in a garabage dump.


160 minutes

Monday, January 4, 2010

Tuesday Daily Minute or Calorie Thread

40 minute run of 2 1/2 -3 mi and another 1/4-1/2 walked

Tuesday Product Review

Hamburger and Tuna Helper meals-quick easy but are they really that healthy for us.

let's examine the label:
Enriched Pasta (wheat flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate, thiamine mononirate, riboflavin, folic acid)

Corn Starch


Enriched flour (wheat flour,niacin, iron, thiamin monoitrate, riboflavin, folic acid)

whey (not necessary good)

matodextrin (uh? what's this? I can't even pronounce it)

hydrolyzed vegetable protien (corn,soy,wheat)

monosodium glutamate (uh? more salt? Isn't too much salt bad for us?)

cream (what cream? Its in a box there isn't cream.)

dried tomatoe

sugar (like we need any extra in our diets, yes we need natural sugar but not added to our foods)

artficial color (excuse me, why do we need this in our food)

lactic acid

citric acid (hmm if you have an allergy to citrus products maybe this isn't for you)

natural flavor (where?)

partially hydrogenated soybean and or cottonseed oil (excuse me but didn't we already have at the beginning..over load on soy and oils. Isn't cottonseed oil like a no no? )

calcium lactate

monoglycerides (hmm something tells me heart cloging and artry damning)

onion powder

beef stock (they must be referring to beef bullion powder because beef stock is a liquid)

parsley flakes

spice (what kind?)

garlic powder

yeast extract (what? isn't there some in pasta already?)

mushroom powder (have you ever seen this on the shelve in the spice isle. I haven't.)

silicon dioxide (anticaking agent, what are some sort of plastic model that needs it no we are human)

disodium guanylate

disodium inosinte

butter (seriously, where do I see butter. Is there seriously dried out butter powder yuck!)

ricotta cheese (whey, milkfat, lactic acid, salt) (how the hell you do get ricotta cheese in a powder? YOu don't its not cheese if its in a powder. Do you see ricotta cheese powder on the spice area in your local grocery store? Tell me when you do, and I might close my mouth).

cheddar cheese (milk, cheese, cultures, salt enyzmes) (hint the only way I can get my kids to say its cheesy is by adding real cheddar cheese but wait didn't they say there was cheddar cheese in it already).

corn syrup (isn't this stuff suppose to be unhealthy for your blood sugar factor, definitely not diabete or hypoglyemic friendly)

natural flavors (where may I ask)

colors (carmel color, yellow flakes 5 & 6, yellows 5 & 6)(aren't unnatural dies suppose to contribute to add and adhd?)

egg (if you have an egg allergy which we do in our family then its not a good idea to eat this)

Warning: Contains Wheat, Soy, and Egg in ingridents (now they put a freakin warning label at the end instead of the beginning. Don't you all agree the warning labels need to be at the top of the box instead of the bottom).

I totally get why people buy this and eat it. Its cheap, easy, and quick but is it easy and quick for your body to actually digest this stuff.

Okay, so my Dh and I are in a hugh fight over food right now. So, we have allergies to both eggs and citrus. He wonders why he gets sick after eatting this stuff on a regular basis. I won't mention the other stuff he brought home. Oh yeah its even worse.

So, we had a screaming match over what to keep and what to return. So, he gets to sleep in a nice made up bed, and clean room while I am sleeping on the couch and will probably crash on the floor of the kids bedroom later on today from exhaugstion since I am awake at 3 am in the morning instead of sleeping.

The only thing that is giving me peace is the fact that no one and I mean no one can give me crap about what I am doing at the moment. it is quit peaceful and tranquil.

Monday Daily Cailore and Minute Thread

Yesterday, two hours washing cars, two hours cleaning my kitchen. 240 minutes total.

Monday Resturant Review

Cancelled because well we didn't get out. If you ate out, over the past week, and have review. Email me at, I will post it next monday.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sunday Quotes..

comes from Health 62 Jan/Feb
8 chocolate treats under 80 calories

50 calories compartes chocolatier Lemongrass Chocolate Truffles from

50 calories 1 cup Nestle No Sugar Added Hot Cocoa

60 calorites Godiva White Chocolate Praline Heart

66 Calories 1/4 cup Haagend Dazs Chocolate Low Fat Sorbet with 1 raspberry
(Seriouly folks just a 1/4 a cup that's probably why I can loose those last 10 lbs I want)

65 calories 84 candy coated chocolate covered sunflower seeds

75 Calories 1 ounce chocolate vodka with shaved chocolate curl

79 calories Chocolate drizzled mango slices: 2 mango slices and 1 tablespoon Hershey's Special Darky Syrup

We will be discussing articles for two months from this magazine, so, feel free to drop by their website at for the rest of their articles.

Sunday Daily Minutes or Calories Thread

So far nothing..we ate taco bell last night. Sent me into stomach cramps and nausea. So, later today cleaning, lots of it.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Saturday Daily Minutes and Thread

Migraine morning. I don't know how much movement I will get today.

Saturday Money Saving Tips

Budgets are like diets they are great idea, they are hard to stick too, and frustrating and disappointing when you fail at it.

So, we are creating a new budget in our house for a new year.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Friday Menu ...

Soups and Stews they are simple easy to make and healthy for you..advise invest in a good crocker pot.

Friday Daily minutes or Calorie

Hmm yesterday about 30 but with really unhealthy eatting.