Friday, May 29, 2009

Look what I got Yesterday! Wiiiiiiii


Ive been so busy lately that I havent been posting. But I got something yesterday that I wanted to share. Im so excited.

I kept putting off buying it because I felt I shouldnt be spending the money but with a gift card I was able to purchase it 1/2 off :)

Yesterday I workout for 20 min and today Im alittle sore. I cant believe how out of shape Im in.

I love how it weighs you, keeps track of your workouts and your minutes. Fun! I'll let you know how it goes.

Any of you work out with the wii fit and if so how do you like it??

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Current WeightLoss

Currently on my weightloss journey I have lost 4 lbs! Thats almost a 5 lb bag of taters :)

Im doing this challange right along with Mom of One.

Well, I got a new cell phone not to long ago. I always opt for the free phone except this time I bought a razr. Got an awesome price on it so I went for it. Well, I decided since my cell phone is always with me I would put it to work. It has alerts that you can set for meetings or everyday events. So my small servent girl, I mean my cell phone, is now programmed to go off every 2-3 hrs. reminding me to eat. It goes off at 8, 10, 12, 3, 6 I used to skip breakfast then I would scarf at lunch and dinner but now when it rings my first thought is "AGAIN? ALREADY?" but its been paying off since Ive lost 4 lbs. Im never hungry because Im eatting all the time. Their small meals or healthy snacks.

breakfast is healthy cereal and vanilla soy milk (small lactose problems)

snack is one of the following: fruit like orange, apple, alittle peanut butter on celery, almonds

lunch is wheat bread, alittle mayo, alfalfa sprouts, lettuce, tomato, smoked turkey, maybe alittle avoc.

snack again (same as above)

dinner is whatever I make for the family but I eat alot less because IM NOT HUNGRY LOL

Ive also programmed it to remind me to drink water everyday, do the laundry on wed. (wash day), thurs. (thirsty thursday=water plants), etc.

Gotta love technology

The Electric Bill


I know I said I wasent going to share this months electric bill since after doing the calculations on how to save even more on my electric bill found HERE and since I've only been really putting into effect these other energy saving tips for a couple of weeks now , I got the bill and I couldnt resist!

Last month was $106.14
This months bill $69.14 YIPPIE!!!

Because we used less it threw us into a different tier level with a lower price :)

I couldnt believe it. Pick me up off the floor!! I guess all the unplugging, switches off doing, and turning pc's off, it paid off. At first I thought it was because of Southern CA. Edisons summer discount plan Im on during the 4 months of the summer. We receive a $40-$50 a month discount for having the unit put on our a/c unit so they can turn the a/c unit off remotely at any time if they need to conserve. We never use the a/c unit since we have a swamp cooler so it works out perfect :) giggle

Oh happy day! Im $40 richer :)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Awarded The Attitude of Gratitude


I was honored with the award of The Attitude of Gratitude by mimi charmante Her pictures on her blog are just beautiful. They make you want to pack your suitcase and jump on a plane to a far off place that is full of history and art. Thank you so much Kim. :)

The rules of accepting and sharing this award are:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs that show an attitude of gratitude.

3. Link to your nominees within your post.

4. Comment on their blogs to let them know they have received this award.

5. Share the love and link to this post and the person who nominated you for the award. Tell us how you've come to have an attitude of gratitude.

As far as my "attitude of gratitude", I am thankful everyday for the people in my life, my family & my friends. I know, thats what everyone says, but its true. If you really think about it in the big sceme of things, what really matters? If a fire blazed through your house and took everything you owned would you fall to pieces or say, Ya know, its only things and we can rebuild again but my family I can never replace. Its amazing how as you start to look at life through different eyes when life throws you a curve ball things start to come into focus in a different light. You see what really matters and what doesnt.

Im nominating the following bloggers :

1. Marva @ blessedfrugalness times two with twins
2. Christy @ Mabel + Lola
3. Kaye @ Kayes Kreative Korner
4. AnNicole @ Our Suburban Cottage
5. Jane @ Work that Wardrobe
6. Donna @ Never So Simple (shes going through alot right now, she needs big hugs)
7. Terrie @ Terries lil piece of serenity (my blog sista)
8. Rebecca @ Its 5 oclock somewhere
9. Everyday mom of one
10. A Mayberry state of mind (fellow homeschooling mom)