So today is new years eve. The end of 2010. I have to say this year was pretty good. Nothing spectacular. Nothing traumatic. My kids are all healthy and we have a roof over our heads. I'm still in love with my husband. Everyone is doing great. I'm ready for 2011 though. I'm looking forward to all that God has planned for me and my family. I'm excited to watch it all unfold.
Do I have any resolutions? Sure. But I'm looking at them as goals for the year.
1) to read my bible and be a better christian
2) to be a better wife. To show my husband unconditional respect.
3) to stop yelling at my kids so much. I need to not be so stressed and stop letting everything get to me.
4) to get and keep my home clean and in order. It is tough but I have to make time to do this.
5) to stop drinking so much soda
6) to be able to run
7) get in shape and lose weight
These are just some of the goals that I have for myself this upcoming year. I know that if I give it all to God He will help me accomplish all these things and more
I pray for many blessings for my family and I pray that we as a family grow closer together.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
What have I gotten myself into. I feel like a failure and I can't accomplish this. I went to through the garbage to the dumpster and on the way back I stopped at the soda machine in my apt complex. I had a stressful morning trying to clean the apt from all the chaos of the toys from Christmas. So I was tired and had a headache and so I got me a dr pepper. I regret it now. Maybe I need to take all the change from my wallet and put it in the kids piggy banks so that I won't have any change on me. I have drank one bottle of water so that was a step.
Yeah I suck at this. Saturday was christmas. We went to a party and all there was to drink was soda or tea. I don't drink tea so I had 2 cups of soda. Which is less than I usually would have had but still I was unable to overcome my soda habit. On Sunday was church and I went to the soda machine out of habit and after about 3/4 of the can I realized what I was drinking and put it down and didn't finish it. This is gonna be harder than I realized.
Well days 3&4 were successful. I had no soda at all. I was so proud of it. We were out and about and I didn't stop to get one at all. I did buy a water. And I bought one of those aluminum water bottles so that I can use that on a daily basis. Hoping that helps a lot with my goal. So if I'm focused more on drinking more water then I will think less about drinking soda. I really feel good about accomplishing this. A little review on this water bottle. I like the water bottle a lot. It keeps my water cold for about 2 hrs. Longer if I put ice in it. It came with a clip so it is easy to attach to my diaper bag or stroller or whatever I want. The bottle I got holds 28 ounces so my goal is to drink 2 of those a day at least.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
So today is day 2 of my no soda goal. So far so good. I went to target to get some stuff and I normally get a soda at the checkout line. But I am proud to say I didn't. Granted my husband was there to kinda discourage it. The real test will be tonight at church when I normally dig through my purse for change for a soda. I'll just try to bring a water bottle so that I'll drink that instead. I do have a headache though. I think I'll be taking a bunch of pain meds these next couple days.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
So Day 1 of my no soda and I have failed already lol. Before I made the goal for myself yesterday I had bought a soda. I forgot to drink it yesterday and just naturally picked it up today and drank it without thinking about it. About halfway through I realized I was drinking it and I stopped. I dumped the rest of it out down the drain. I am proud of myself for doing that. It is only day one and I think Im doing alright. I have drank more water than I normally do, so maybe everytime I want a drink of soda I'll drink some water. I will accomplish this.
Monday, December 20, 2010
I have just made a pack, well, with myself, hehe. I will drink no soda for 30 days. I have been so used to drinking a can or 20 ounce once a day for so long now I want to stop. It has been a part of the reason I havent been able to lose weight. There are so many negative things about soda that I just dont want a part of it anymore. So I have decided that for 30 days I will not drink soda. I know that this will be hard and I pray that I dont fail at it. I really think I can do this and I need to do it for my children. We are trying to teach our children to eat and drink healthy and how am I a good example if im chugging soda with me everywhere. Im not that good of an example. My children even tell me "No soda mommy" So now I can be that example and accomplish this. I have tried to stop in the past without success and without accountability. I will succeed. It will be hard but I can and will do this.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I dislike going to the mall during the holidays. Not because of all the crowds and shoppers. But because Santa is there. Dont get me wrong I love santa and all. John and I used to work with santa at the mall so we get to tell the kids we know santa. After having kids we stopped working with santa but our kids love to visit him. So we usually go to visit 2-3 times a week. I feel goofy doing so, so often. I feel like we are stalking santa by coming so much. I know they dont mind, and we know the workers that work there too so I chat with them but it still feels weird. Its not like the kids actually sit with santa or anything. We get through the gate and they start clinging to my legs and taking baby steps or Im dragging them up there so it appears that I am the one that wants to go up there everyday. In fact it is the children that ask mulitple times during the days, Lets go see santa, I wanna see santa. So I give in and they refuse when we get there lol. This is the normal pic I usually get when we do go.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
As a memeber of the SheSpeaks website I was given 3 coupons for free soup for me and 3 coupons to pass forward to friends. I love to eat soup for lunch. It is quick and easy to do. The 3 flavors that I tried (in the microwavable bowl with 3 kids one less dish makes my day) are the Mexican Style Chicken Tortilla, the Light Vegetable & pasta bowl, and Italian Style Wedding. Of those three my favorite is the Mexican Stlye Chicken Toritilla. I love how they are natural and have less calories than most other soups I usually eat. I will definately be switching my soups to the select harvest soups. I also like the ease of the microwavable bowls. I don't have to dirty up a bowl which makes life a little simpler. Hey its the simple things in life that amuse me.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I figured I would make this blog a little more personal besides product reviews. So I will tell a little about me. I am a stay at home mom. I will celebrate my 6 yr anniversary to my best friend in January. We have 3 very handsome and active boys, John is 5 and he started kindergarten this year and is doing amazing in it. Just found out yesterday that he has been playing the violin every week at school and has a holiday musical next week. He said he wanted it to be a surprise and he sure did surprise us. Evan is my 3 yr old. He started speech therapy in sept and is now able to talk and be understood a lot more. There still is a lot of progress to be done but I am amazed at how well he is doing in just a few months. He loves going to school there 2. We tell him he is going to school but its just for 30 mins 2 times a week. Hey, at least he is getting excited about going. Elishah is my baby. He is 2. He just loves making everyone laugh and he is so joyful. He is so loving and is always giving me kisses and coming up to me just to say I love you mommy. Sure does melt my heart. I love staying home with them and wouldnt trade it for anything. Im always looking for things for them to do and try. Anyways, I will try to update on a regular basis. God bless!!