Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Leave and Cleave baby!!!!!!!!!!!

Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. Genesis 2:24 The above verse is actually only the irst of four times the phrase Leave and Cleave is used in the bible referring to marriage. And i hate this verse. Well..I used to at least. I though it ment saying sianorga to your family as soon as you said I do. which with my first marriage..is what i did. HATED IT! but now...with my second marriage approching it's 2 year wedding anniversary (side note...my first marriage made it to two years...but no further) I actually really love this verse...and I now understand it. husbands and wives should cleave to one another Frankly I have had a hard time adjusting to this concept with marriage number two though. after losing my family for almost 5 years...I was not ready at all to lose them again. and this verse isn't saying that. It's simply stating the obvious. When you get married...your husband...is your family. you have to become one with him. yes it's about sex but it's also about the emotional and spiritual asspect of the relationship as well. This weekend we had a fight. it was partially about my spending habits (which are bad yall) but the undertone was i was so focused on makign sure evryone on my family was happy and got fair treatment and time with penny that i had put D.'s needs and time with us on the back burner (this happens every year around this time...the holidays..ugh!) I must stop this...seriously! lol on a side note...this time last year...d was at a temp job but we were still scared and unsure of what was going to happen. thanks to his amazing budgeting and money managment though...we never were late on a single bill and even though it has taken over a year...we are almost debt free with our credit cards...6 more months aand they will be paid off completely...WheW!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Weight loss update

Well here we are. Finished with week 4 of couch to 5k. I can run 5 min (1/2) mile without quiting. I wont lie and say it's easy but it is easier than it was 4 weeks ago. 4 weeks ago I struggled runnng for 30 seconds. And something has changed in me. I want to run. I feel guilty quiting and always re-do the run if i don't feel good about it. do i LOVE to run? no. but i do like it :) My current weight is 183.6 Which is a pound less than last week. my weight loss is slowing down but I feel more encouraged this time around. Having people to watch penny while I run or workout with my little sis...not trying to run with a stroller and a million other things...yeah it helps. Having access to a gym and proper equipment and instruction...big huge motivatoer! seeing an end in sight for the weight loss. Fantastic! I am getting imp[atiant about hiitting the 10 pound weight loss point but I have three more pounds (well 4 to make it official) to go. I see the light at the end of the tunnel! as far as my BMI iindex goes (which is something I havent posted about yet) it is at 31.48. Whiich is classified as Obesity BMI between 30 and 40 is classified as obesity actually. Which means I have 1.48 points to go before I am out of the obesity range and into the overweight range. Which is a big deal!!! I am happy and feel great!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Book Review thursday! heaven is for real for kids

Heaven is for real For Kids As told by Colton Burpo to his parents Todd & Sonja Burpo Illustrated by Wilson Ong When Colton Burpo was three years old he became very sick and had to go to the hospital. While there he took a journey to heaven and back. Told through the eyes of a young child and illustrated with his direction Colton tells the story of his trip to heaven and all of the wonderful things he saw and the people he spoke to. A beautifully written and illustrated book it also includes scriptures on each p[age that validate things he says he witnessed while in heaven. From seeing his grandfather and sister neither one of which he ever met to the description of the fiery sword and the Throne of God it’s hard to imagine that a three year old was making this up. This is a great book to use to help younger kids understand the concept of heaven as well as making death maybe not so scary. I read it to my two year old who loved the pictures but I do think this book would be better for the 4-6 year old crowd. As far as recommending this book I absolutely do. BUT before you read it to your kids I would suggest reading through it first so that when they have questions (and they will) you can be prepared to give a well thought out answer. This book would also be good to use during a family bible time. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

fatty mcfat butt tuesday

yea yeah I know...Im a slacker. So the bad news is that I gained two pounds which I was annticipating. What with me being on my period last week (water retenton and bloat) and the potayo chips I consumed to ease my cramps (don't hate...they work!) but the good news...I am still on target with my weight loss. Seeing the goal in the end and knowing I gave mysel a full year to acheive it makes a huge diffrence. and the awsome...I can run for a full 5 minutes straight now... :O

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

50 Things every young lady should know a review.

50 Things every young lady should know BY kay west I love this book…LOVE it! I have a daughter and I am so glad someone wrote a book like this for girls. It’s not about being a southern belle or a weakling. It’s about being polite. Always saying please and thank you. The message that this book gets across is that manners matter and words can hurt. It teachers young girls how to behave and act like a strong young lady in all situations. I will most defiantly be recommending this book to my friends and family and cannot wait to read through it again with my daughter and to teach her the values ad lessons this books holds when she is older. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

How much stuff does one kiddo need?!?!!?

And I mean toys at christmas? With three sats of grandparents and 3 aunts and an array of cousins and great grandparents and greta aunts and uncles it is safe to say she has a great christmas. But I wish I could spend 200 dollars on toys for her...the thiing is...she doesn't need that many toys. and having a birthday 2 weeks after christmas...yeah...she gets enough. So my new mantra is she doesn't need it and only wants it when she see's it...and in the end...if she never see's it...she doesn't know ahe wants it.... yeah right... because this doll is beyond cute

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Fat ass thursday

Well My weight...is 182.4 which means in one week...I only lost .2 pounds. And you know what...thats ok. I haven't gone to the gym in over a week and I have only run once since friday. I have been pigging out because my period is due and also have been retaining water...I was expecting to have gained weight. Now about the running. I am on week three of my running program two repetitions of the following •Jog 200 yards (or 90 seconds) •Walk 200 yards (or 90 seconds) •Jog 400 yards (or 3 minutes) •Walk 400 yards (or three minutes I did day one on tuesday... and yall... I ran for the full three minutes. the 90 second run wasn't bad...im used to it...but I would be lying if I said the three minuet run seemed dawnting when I first started...and i did it. and in a weird way...by running the full three minutes...it made me want to finish this program that much more.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Book Review wendsday!

Thank you God, for loving me By Max Lucado Illustrations by Frank Endersby “Little Hermie kneels to pray, Beneath an autumn tree. He bows his head and says, Thank you God for loving me.” And it’s with those words that this beautifully illustrated board book comes to life. Written for toddlers and young children it helps teach the message that no matter what you do, God is watching over you and loves you. Obviously the question of recommending this book is a no brainier. Everyone I know will get a recommendation (and maybe even a copy!) Once again Max Lucado brings us the adorable hermie the caterpillar who shows young children in the simplest terms god’s unending love. The beautiful Illustrations make it easy to visually fall in love with the book and the clear simple message makes this one of those special keepsake books or life. Also being a board book it can be “read” by little hands without being broken. There really is nothing negative I can say about hermie. Again…just an all-around wonderful children’s book. : I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sunday Sunday!

I love and in the same breath...hate sundays. I love them for the fact that we have started doing sundae sundays! And I am loveing the weather begining to cool down. But I hate that it is the end of the weekend with hubby. Penny misses her dad. I miss my husband. I so wish we were independently wealthy or he worked from home. But I am told that absence makes the heart grow fonder. The weather is getting cooler. and running is getting easier. I almost died running in the 95+ degree heat but I am proud of myself for continuing the program. My weight loss is goiing ok...not as fast as i want it to but it's going. I gave myself a year to lose the weight and i feel good so far. I am ahead of my weightloss so when i platue it won't be as bad hopefully. i am thinking of running an extra day a week though. with the Holidays oming up we decided to throw up the decor for Halloween. It's strange to think how quickly this year has flown by and the changes in our life. This time last year d was un employed and we were in a bad place. But things are better now. He loves his job and we (because of somme great financial planning) never got behind on our bills. And we are back in shape...almost. Things are starting to come up again like expanding our family getting a house and getting a dog. adult things. things that are scarey and also exciting.