Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
week one: started to watch my calorie intake
week tw0: started exercising
week three: started to drink 4 glasses of water a day
week four: started to take 2 baby aspirin a week
week 5: started to change up my work out routine
week 6: ordered a bunch of books on dieting, and exercising from the Library
week 7: spring break!
and week 8 (drum roll -please!) I am starting to add 4 glasses of green tea to my diet a day.
Did you know that a Dutch study showed that drinking green tea helped individuals lose weight and inches around their stomach. A japan study also showed that drinking green tea helped in lowering LDL cholesterol-want to read more, check out these sites: Suite101, Livestrong, liftorlife.
So what are you drinking today? Do you have a favorite green tea you love to drink -if so please share!!
Shown above is the Milani blush in "Luminous" which is also listed on several dupe list as being a dupe for the Nars blush in "Orgasm". I loved this blush!! By the way did I happen to mention I hate trying to buy blush I either get it to dark, or to light. Well this blush stood up to it's reputation - it was not only the perfect color, but it did not commit to being peachy, or pink, so I can wear it with either color palette- Love it!! I also tried the Loreal HIP eyeshadow duo in Mystical 319. I had to go buy this eyeshadow after watching AllthatGlitters21 tutorial on how to use this eyeshadow! I will tell you I had to go to 4 stores before I found this one still in stock in this color. I love this look, it is my main, go to spring eye look! (I also love this tutorial video because you get to see step by step instruction on "how to" apply this look, using eyeshadow brushes. I am new at using eyeshadow brushes so I enjoy seeing how to use them!)
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Luke 10:27 (Contemporary English Version)
27The man replied, "The Scriptures say, `Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.' They also say, `Love your neighbors as much as you love yourself.' "
I see this example most in how the people of Japan are treating each other. The sad fact is though that the main religion in Japan are Shinto and Buddhism. I guess what we all need is less religion and more love like Christ instructed us to give.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Psalm 19:14 (Contemporary English Version)
14Let my words and my thoughts
be pleasing to you, LORD,
because you are my mighty rock and my protector.
What has your thought life been like lately? I have started to pray the positive things I like about each family member during my quiet time with God. I want to lift up my thankfulness's for each person he has blessed my life with!
It is so easy for me during the day after the kids go to school, and the husband has gone to work to start my morning routine of laundry, and switching out the dishes. To find random (and I do mean random!) things around the house, usually items that have not been returned to their spot. (more like things borrowed and not returned!) as well as things forgotten in a hurry to get out the door. I start to grumble in my mind, and then I start to feel unappreciated -which is far, far from the truth! Before I know I have left my mind unguarded and I am cranky, not happy, and not feeling very loving to my family. Now whose fault is that? Mine! Am I any less appreciated by 10 am when I have worked myself up in a fuss, than I was when my kids kissed me and said goodbye before getting out of the car? No! I have just fallen into a trap to let Satan steal my joy, and my peace!
So the above verse is what sparked my addition to my prayer life. It also helps me in remembering what a really great man I have for a husband, when I am thanking God for him for real, specific reasons each day! I think I can say that this post is an update to my word of the year cultivate. Well that is my food for thought today. Yeah it's Friday, I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Monday, March 7, 2011
I am still using my "lose it" app from Itunes. I keep track of the calories I eat, and the calories I burn through exercise. I try to keep the calorie intake at the end of the day between 800 and 1,000. I walk or exercise most days 45 Min's to 1hour. I am currently enjoying Leslie Sansone 2 mile walk, and the "Calorie Burn Boot camp" on ExerciseTv. I have started to include a 5 min arm workout located on the Wikio news page. (I've included a link if you want to check it out) by Tracy Anderson, the creator of "The Method" work out, also Gwyneth Paltrow's trainer.
One of my Favorite New recipes to help deal with family breakfast on the weekend is this "Petite Cinnamon Swirls" recipe. My family loves it, and 1 swirl has 102 calories, so I can have this along with 2 tablespoons of scrambled eggs (46 calories), and 1/2 cup of grapes (50 calories) and have similar things to eat with the family for the weekends "Big Breakfast" for approx 200 calories. Not bad!