Friday, January 29, 2010


I have been having really weird dreams lately. The weirdest one I had started last Saturday night. I dreamed that I was having really bad stomach pains and I was told to go to the dentist for an X-ray. So I'm at the denitst wearing that lead vest sitting up in the chair and they come back and say " we found the reason for your stomach pain" they handed me a picture and it was an ultrasound "you're pregnant!" My dream ended that night with the words TO BE CONTINUED....
So, I didn't think much of this and as I fell asleep Sunday night my dream started right where I left off. I decided in my dream that to know for sure if it was true that I was pregnant I would place the ultrasound in an empty box and wrap it up. I then gave it to my friend and said " I am giving you a gift. If the box is empty it means that what was inside was not true." So she opened the box and before I could see what was inside it said TO BE CONTINUED...

I woke up confused and this dream stayed with me all day Monday. I went to be wondering what the answer would be...if it would continue on. Nope, it didn't I just saw the words TO BE CONTINUED...

At about 4:30am Tuesday, I got up and I took a pregnancy test. I guess the TO BE CONTINUED was me taking the test. Sure enough, it came out positive. I couldn't believe it. The ONE month we decide not to try and to focus on something else it happens for us. It is still unbelievable but we couldn't be more happy right now. This has been such a trial for us in our lives, but we are indeed greatful for all that we have gone through and pray everyday that we have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Per the Dr. I am 5 weeks along..Due the end of Sept begining Oct. I have been a little sick, extremely tired and taking a lot of potty breaks at work but it's all worth it to me.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Exciting News Below!

After seeing/talking to my cute sister in-law Sarah I bought one of these...

It' s pretty much the best water bottle I have ever had. It NEVER spills, even though I knock it over, and drop it a hundred times a day! I love it. I would definetly recomend one of these for you too!
I know, I know it doesn't seem like THAT exciting of news but it is :) Trust me!

Thursday, January 21, 2010


Ok It went from Cubicle to not moving to... MY OWN OFFICE!! What!? Yea, I am super excited AND I get it today! I have never had my own office this will be awesome!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


For dinner tonight I had planned on eating 2 small red potato's boiled, a serving of vegis and a Tilapia fillet. It just didn't sound that good to me so I created my own meal. I call it... Best Chicken with Sauce EVER. Just kidding, I don't know what to call it other than amazing. This is how I made it.

2 chicken breasts, boiled or grilled and cubed
1/2 can of fat free cream of chicken soup
1/2 can of fat free cream of celery soup
1/2 can of fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 tbsp of fat free sour cream
2 tbsp of skim milk
2 tbsp of capers

*combine all those ingrediants in a sauce pan and heat til hot*

I served it over a serving of brown rice and LOVED it. I didn't have to add any seasonings and it had a ton of flavor. Steve agreed that this was a fantastic meal. I think the sauce has around 200 calories per serving with 4 grams of fat. I will definetly be making that again. I wish I had taken a picture of it but I ate it too quickly.

What?! No Desk? Ugh!

I write to you today not very enthusiasticly to tell you that... apparently there is no room for us up in my new desk even though it was pre arranged. So, I sit at my little table still. This is one un-happy camper with the desk situation!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Something New

Tuesday is the big day. The day I get to move from this lovely folding table that barely fits my keyboard on it....
To something like this lovely cubicle...

I can't wait to have a couple drawers. Anyone who knows me, knows I like my desk's and things to look super organized so I am going crazy with where I am at right now.

What a great start back to work after a long weekend and Lucky you, you didn't have to hear another blog about dieting and being healthy :)


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Another One...

While browsing through one of my new favorite blogs HERE, I came across this yummy recipe. MMM I can't wait to try it.

Pear and Walnut Salad

The makings...
1 1/2 cups of fresh spinach
1 1/2 cups of fresh romaine
1/2 roma tomato
1/4 avacado
1/2 pear1 green onion
1 Tb. diced pecans
1 Tb. reduced fat feta cheese
1/2 c garbanzo beans
2 Tb. Kraft Reduced Fat Balsamic Vinaigrette
*Put it in a bowl and shake it with lid on for 10 seconds, coating it all*
If you try it, let me know what you think!

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Menu

I have had a lot of people ask what we eat for our diet. So I decided to put our menu for this week up here so you can see that it's not so much a diet, just a lifestyle change and eating healthy. I can't believe the changes we have seen in our relationship just in 1 week of doing this also the change in the number on the scale as well. we were both very pleased with that this week .All our hard work is paying off and in 1 week we were both able to lose almost the amount we set for the entire month. I am so proud of us! So, anyways.. here is the menu!

Breakfast: 1 serving of oatmeal with cranberries and slivered almonds, 1cp of Orange Juice
Morning Snack: 1 apple and low-fat string cheese
Lunch: 1 serving of carrots, 1 serving of corn tortillas chips and turkery sandwhich on whole wheat bread with lettuce and tomoato and LOTS OF WATER (this goes for all the meals)
Afternoon Snack: fat free yogurt and serving of whole raw almonds
Dinner: Turkey Burgers with thin/wheat bun and lettuce and tomato..the fixin's and 1 serving of sweet potato frys, and side greed salad

Breakfast: 1 egg cooked in microwave with a whole wheat english muffin. Make into sandwhich with 1cp of milk and half a banana
Morning Snack: fat free yogurt and serving of raw almonds
Lunch: Turkey and vegi wrap in whole wheat tortilla with serving of carrots or snap peas
Afternoon Snack: laughing cow cheese triangle with 1 serving of Special K wheat crackers
Dinner: Crock Pot Picante Chicken with rice and side vegetable.

Breakfast: fat free vanilla yogurt parfait with low fat granola and fresh blackberries and 1 piece of wheat toast
Morning Snack:1 orange with low fat cheese stick
Lunch: fresh green salad with all the vegis and grilled chicken. W/ low fat or fat free dressing. Just a serving size of the dressing
Afternoon Snack: Celery and laughing cow cheese
Dinner: whole wheat pasta with pesto sauce or marinara with ground turkery (or Turkey Meatballs because I forgot i have some Turkey ones that need to be used) with side green salad

Breakfast:oatmeal with cranberries and slivered almonds with 1cp of milk and small orange or grapefruit
Morning Snack: fat free yogurt with almonds
Lunch: Indian Curry Chicken salad with pita pocket with lettuce. 1 serving of corn tortillas chips and serving of carrots
Afternoon Snack: 1 wheat rice cake with peanut butter and half a banana
Dinner:Tilapia with vegis and red or sweet potato's mashed

Breakfast:1 egg with english muffin made into sandwhich with half banana and 1 cp of milk
Morning Snack: 1 apple with 1 serving of almonds
Lunch: Organic Low Fat peanut butter and sugar free jam sandwhich on wheat bread with serving of carrots or vegi and 1 serving of corn tortilla chips
Afternoon Snack: Special K crackers and laughing cow cheese
Dinner: Bobboli pizza and side salad

Breakfast: 1 serving of whole wheat pancakes with sliced banans on top and glass of milk
Morning Snack: celery with peanut butter
Lunch: Subway 6"wheat turkery sandwhich with all the vegis and instead of their chips ask for side of apples
Afternoon snack: Special K Granola Bar
Dinner: Grilled chicken and Vegi Kabobs with Rice and Side salad

(Oh, and I know some of you know I don't have a tolerance for Gluten (wheat)so you are wondering why that is all I am eating.. well I have an even worse intolerance for white flour and white sugar..therefore I am eating all wheat cutting out white sugar and white flour as much as possible)

This is a ton of preperation but it's been fun learning to measure everything and learning new recipes to make with Steve

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Good Eat's

I found these two yummy recipes and can't wait to make them next week.

You can find them HERE and HERE

Monday, January 4, 2010

Happy Weighing!

I have debated on if I should start a weight loss blog or just bore you all with it.. so at this point, until I have something else to blog about you will mostly be reading about our weight loss journey. Speaking of... I found this baby on and bought it todayI have never owned a food scale before, but realized last night that I need one as I was preparing our lunches. So many products come with a serving sizes in ounces and I am just not smart enough to figure that out. I either way over estimate or underestimate..but no more! I can't wait for my EatSmart Precision Pro Digital Kitchen Scale! Happy weighing!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

It's Official!

Yep! It's official...we are committed to loosing weight. I think this is the most excited and motivated I have been in a long time. I guess it helps to have a partner in it with you. Steve is amazing support.

So we decided to start with Monday, January 4th.... so tomorrow. This weekend I stocked our shelves with healthy food choices and we bought a nice scale for our weekly weigh-in's. I just weighed myself on it can't wait for the coming weeks to see the number get smaller as I change. Along with getting some good food for us, and getting a new scale we made a plan that each month I would make a calendar for each of us. On it will be a "before" picture of us, our current weight, overall goal, and goal of weight loss for that month. Since from my last blog I decided that making smaller short term goals would lead us to a lot more success. I have also listed on the calendar our daily goals that will help us obtain our monthly goal. This month both of our goals are to lose 6lbs each. That may not seem like a big number but I figure that at the end of each month we will look at what we accomplished, what we struggled with and change the next months goal off of that. I can't even tell you how excited I am for the journey we get to go on together!
I made the calendars today and put them both on our pantry door. That way they will be a constant reminder for us, and it gives a chance for guests to see it..holding us more accountable to succeed and work hard at this. I don't want to put it blantently out there for everyone to see, but the thought that someone else could see that number I wrote down of what I currently weight and the picture I took..somehow gives me more motivation.
I'm really proud of our hard work and the goals we have set up and especially our calenders, and to finish this post up I leave you with our "before" pictures we took of each other.