Tuesday, January 25, 2011


He was happy to has his girls check it out

Entertainment center

The refrigerator and bunk beds

The living room(I thought we packed light but in that small of a space it did not seem like it)

The view from the back. It has a slide out so it seems bigger.

The master bedroom(the only bedroom)

Girls enjoying and popcorn

They loved the top bunk
Well Brady got a new job in May(not so new anymore). Basically he buys land to put in pipelines. So his work location changes often and they are also in pretty rural areas. He was living in an apartment for the first 6 months but then he bought an RV. He bought a small one and then he decided to upgrade and got a bigger one so we decided to go and visit. I call it camping cause the sign said camping RV grounds. But basically it is where Brady lives when he is not here. It was interesting... when we got there it was like 7 and Cambry slept the whole way up there but she thought the bunk beds were cool so she wanted to go to sleep. Don't worry she did not go to sleep til like 10:30. Then Brady had not got "all the kinks" work out. So we found out it needs a new battery. Not a big deal but the CO2 alarm kept going off. I thought we were going to die of poisioning. I was very close to going home. But Brady had unhooked the propane so he promised it was safe. We survived!!! We will go in the summer, it is right on the lake, has a pool, fishing, paddle boats.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Recap of January

The girls

Painting away

They loved painting this fish

Working it

Our truffles, I did not have a melon scooper so not a perfect circle. Oh well

Cambry the great!

Her cool pose

She forgot no hands

Working it.

All ready to go

Addisyn was nervous at first but then warmed up

No fear for this one.

My rock star

Silly girls

Happy New Year girls!!!
We had a group of friends and their kids over for New Years Eve. We did fireworks with everyone and our neighbors out front. It was a lot of fun. The girls loved the sparklers. The hubbies were old and did not even make it til 12. They were passed out at like 11. My how times have changed!
Cambry started Soccershots. It is like a weekly day where they practice soccer. They do not have games. It is good for her age. The whole class is our friends so they are all having a great time. The 1st day it was so cold. Like 35 and that is cold for us. She made it like 20 minutes. This past week my mom took her while I was at my facial!! She did great though.
Monday was MLK day and we headed to Artworks where they have like 12 different art stations. The girls had a blast. They had homemade playdoh which of course prompted me to make playdoh when I got home. I have not made it with my girls. I made it with the kids I nannied for but not with my girls. They loved it.
The girls got a cute cookbook from my Aunt for Christmas that has different kid friendly desserts to cook. We are going to try to do one once a week. We made chocolate truffles. They were good, I had to try a few.
Tonight we are headed to Brady's new RV out in Luling, TX. Should be interesting.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Day 6 ad 7

They were somewhat like the other days. We were busy and I did not get a chance to be at home and make all meals and picture them. But now I am going to do it somewhat next week.
So back to my normal blog. I hope this helped some people with meal ideas!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Day 5

Steel cut oats

Lunch-romaine lettuce, sprouts, chicken, sweet potato, and water

Upside down- bar made with all fruits,nuts, and nothing processes

Dinner=this is the wrong picture but I deleted the other one. It was broccoli, grilled turkey and 1/2 sweet potato.

Well I not that disciplined. Lets start out with breakfast I tried to make my steel cut oats with frozen blueberries, strawberries. I think it looks too runny and I did not like the way it tasted! So I had regular oatmeal(the instant one from heb called maple syrup) with flax seed and wheat germ. That is the only way I can eat it apparently. I also had 2 egg whites.
Snack time was too busy for me to eat so I skipped it.
Lunch I did good.
Afternoon snack was this bar I got from running my marathon. It was a sample bar and I checked out the ingredients and it looked good so I had it
Dinner was great and normal.
This is getting hard. Tomorrow which is today is going to be bad! :(
I took the day off from the gym but did my normal ab work and push-ups I do every night before I go to bed.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Day 4

Could not resist, look how cute she looks headed to soccer

Avocado and my eggs with green and red peppers

Chicken, sweet potato, broccoli

turkey and cucumber and radish and a bit of balsamic vinegar

dinner, zucchini, sweet potato and chicken breast

This is our busy day, take Addisyn to school, hit up the grocery store to stock up on more eggs, sweet potato and aluminum foil. Then we headed to my daughters my first day of soccer, it was outside and cold. I had to be prepared and pack a bit of a cooler. I packed my protein powder and apple. After we left there we headed to the doctor to see how her ears were looking. Great, yay! and then we came home for lunch and then pick up Addisyn home for a bit then took her to kids choir, I went to the gym while she was there and then back home. So I had to prepare and think ahead. I thought I could simply poor the protein powder into a water bottle. Wrong, wrong wrong, it went everywhere so I had to enjoy my protein shake in my 2 year old daughters sippy cup. Nice, I am sure I looked pretty cool but hey it got the job done!
So at the gym I did 30 minutes of stair stepper and 15 minutes on the elliptical. I burned 550 calories. I was working it in the short amount of time I had.
I did have my bread comb. It is my guilty pleasure. I did also have a fudge pop. I know I have no self discipline but hey I am eating a lot better then I normally do.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 3

Breakfast-2 egg whites and 1 whole egg with green and red peppers chopped. 1/4 of an avocado.

Morning Snack-Turkey breast cutlet(3 ounces cooked in a bit of oil olive)1 Fuji apple

lunch-3 ounce chicken breast, steamed green beans and the ever famous sweet potato

My altered snack-1 piece of whole grain bread, natural peanut butter, sprinkled with flaxseed and 1/4 of a banana. This is yummy

Dinner-3 ounce bison, steamed zucchini, and 1/2 sweet potato
It was a better day. Instead of going to the gym I just did my treadmill at home. I did 30 minutes and ran, walked fast with weights in hand, walked at an incline. Did not have my heart rate monitor on but guess I burned about 250 calories.
I also did not follow the meal exactly as planned and had the bread.
Have not lost much weigh but I am seeing my abs coming through again finally. Keep trucking along!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 2

2 egg whites, one whole egg. I tried to do the steel cut oats but could not do it so I had a few slices of cucumber instead.

3 ounce chicken breast with 1/2 apple

I love this meal. The romaine lettuce with sprouts, 3 ounce chicken breast and balsamic vinegar and 1/2 sweet potato

1 scoop protein shake and my 1/2 of apple

Yummy steamed broccoli, 3 ounce chicken breast and 1/2 sweet potato. If I liked fish it would be so much easier.
So yesterday I went to the gym and did 30 minutes of step and 30 minutes of weight training. I burned 600 calories. I did sneak in a piece of whole wheat toast with natural peanut butter.
But ok to be honest, I was talking to my bff and she had me convinced to quit and just live life. Ok so then I read the book so more and realized that this is not just about weight, but it is also about being healthy in general. Off course I would love to loose 10 pounds but having glowing skin and be able to be active my whole life sounds good to me.
But also my husband travels Monday-Friday and my will power at night time is so bad. I have him here on the weekends to keep me in check but not last night. After I got the kids to bed, I sat down to watch "The Bachelor" and was hungry so I snacked on yet another whole wheat bread with just a tiny bit of PB and 1/4 of a sliced banana. Well you might be thinking that is not bad but then I went to let the dogs out and these dang mini ice cream sandwiches were literally calling my name. I caved in and had 2. I was thinking well it is only 160 calories for two cause I am so used to counting calories but it is the sugar that is not good for me when I am doing this cooler one plan. Oh well, it happened I felt horrible afterwards and will try to stay strong today. My kids will get those for dessert today or they are getting thrown out. No more in this house. I can not handle the temptation.
So day 2 not the best but day 3 is going great!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Day 1

3 egg whites for the first part of breakfast

A bottle of water and steel cut oats with ground flaxseed and wheat germ(1 tbsp each) Breakfast

Snack 1-1 scoop of whey protein powder and 1 organic Fuji apple:)

Lunch-1/2 sweet potatoe and 3 ounce of grilled chicken breast with romaine lettuce(2 handfuls and sprouts) with a bit of balsamic vinegar YUMMY

Snack 2-3 ounce chicken and steamed green beans

Dinner-grilled bison, 1/2 sweet potatoe, and bok choy with 1 tbsp of olive oil.

All went well yesterday expect the steel cut oats, with flaxseed and wheat germ. It was not that great. The taste was just... well had not taste and the texture.... uhh not for me. Today I tried it with a bit of Cinnamon but still not feeling it. I am going to buy some real oats and try that maybe add some fruit for a bit of flavor. I am really stepping out of my comfort zone here. Never had bison before but tastes just like ground beef, it was great. Never had bok choy, I really liked the stalk (white part better). Also never been a big fan of sweet potatoe but giving it a chance and it is growing on me. I also do not eat fish. She does have fish as opinions but since I do not like it I am sticking to bison, chicken, and turkey. I did also have a slice of 100% whole wheat bread with organic all natural peanut butter(1 tbsp). I am feeling like I needed it!!!
But so far so good. I am hoping to keep on chugging along. Yesterday was day off at the gym. I will hit it up today though.