Monday, October 20, 2008

Bucca di Beppo should be ashamed!

I was going to eat at Bucca di Beppo last night and emailed asking for their nutritional information, since its NO WHERE on the internet. That really ticks me off. And I heard back from no one. I did the same for outback steakhouse and they sent me the menu from NYC right away because its required by law to be on their menu....wish that was the law everywhere. We w ent into Bucca and I asked the, they don't have anything like that....WHAT? I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED IN BUCCA DI BEPPO!

Monday, October 13, 2008

If you're not failing, you're not trying hard enough!

If you're not failing,
you're not trying hard enough!
~Jillian Michaels
I love that. It's so true.
She is very motivating.
Listen to her podcasts on
I struggle to stay focused but I have been doing her workout 5-6 days a week, plus other exercise. I am not really worried about losing weight, so much as I want to tone and not gain weight. I think listening to her podcasts really keeps me on track. I watch her on the biggest loser and read her books, that I love too, but I love her podcasts.
Tomorrow we are going to Hawk Mountain.
Hiking burns more calories than walking on a treadmill, because of the unstable terrain.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Jillian Michaels 30 day shred

I have been doing the Jillian Micaels 30 day shred in an effort to tone and get back in shape. I just love this chick...she can come and rip me off the sofa and yell at me anytime lol...I love her workout because she keeps on you to not stop, it should hurt, that means it is working.

I have her books and watch the Biggest Loser to keep motivated. I know I don't need to lose much weight, its mostly about toning but I should eat right and work out a lot more so I have been counting calories and working out all the time now.
I meet friends once a week to play tennis with the boys also. When it gets too cold, I will have to find another way to get my exercise in, besides just the videos.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Weight loss tip

I love laughing cow cheese. Each wedge has 35 calories and is great on a sandwich in place of mayo. Great on crackers and alone too.
They are one weight watcher point for those on weight watchers....I am just a calorie counter.

I have been doing Jillian Michaels workout, 30 day shred. I am on the second level, boy do I sweat. A great book of hers is Making the cut for those who want to lose 20 lbs or less and for those who need more.....Winning by Losing will help those who need to lose a substantial amount of weight.

I love how she tells people, you can not blame other people or you life situations....its your fault you are heavy. No one else's. Only you can change that.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Making Scarecrows...

The kids and I made scarecrows at Green Valley Nursey the other day. It was a blast. It was either 2.99 for just the kit (bring your own clothes) or 7.50 for everything...

I opted for the 7.50 and wow, did I make out lol.

I got Tommy Hilfiger overalls for my one scarecrow.
I am going to save them to reuse every year!
since then, we have gone to my moms and the nieces, sisters, and my mom and the kids and I....made more scarecrows....
Now we have five in our yard! lol

Photos and Recipes storage

Again, it has been awhile!
I just wanted to share my thoughts on sharing recipes. If you have a private family recipe, and say, you are the only one who has a copy, or your family is scatterbrained, and does not keep good copies of things....and say, God Forbid, you have a house fire or other disaster that you lose everything in your home....that family recipe could be gone forever.
I feel, the more people I share it with, the better. I know, if anything happened, someone else has a copy of that cherished recipe. So what if they are making to too. It's good, right?
Another thing I have been doing is, I made a private Yahoo Group. It's a yahoo group that only I belong to, and I would welcome my family and friends if they wanted to join, but its just a nice place for me to store my recipes. Should there be a natural disaster and all of my friends lose my recipe too lol...hey, it could happen....Its online. I have not added them all yet, but I love it, because my friend will ask for a recipe and I will say, I will email it to you...and I go on my group, in my files there and copy and paste it to them. Should my hard drive go, or anything, the recipes are there.
I have also been doing this with myspace (although I rarely use it anymore) and facebook with my pictures.
It's just a little extra padded protection for the things I love and cherish.
Almost everything else is replacable (material things, of course not my kids or hubby)...