Wednesday, August 31, 2011

you'll never know unless you try it

Putting that title in made me think of the Yo Gabba Gabba gang when they are introducing new food "Try it, you might like it" we had an amazing dinner tonight we had grilled steak with red onion, roasted carrots, and warm apple-cabbage slaw. Everything was really good minus the apple-cabbage slaw (but you never know just because we didnt like it doesn't mean you wont). I gained a pound since I started and I know its because I havent been exercising but I am trying to motivate myself to do it. But it is really hard. Please pray for me that I will work up the energy and stuff to actually do the exercising that I need to do. But before you do check out the pictures from todays breakfast and dinner. Here is a look at my breakfast and dinner today.

Whole Grain Waffle with Blackberries Yogurt and Slivered Almonds

Yogurt I added a bit of Stevia & Vanilla with some crushed blackberry and Slivered Almond
Grilled Steak with Red Onion Roasted Carrot and Warm Apple-Cabbage Slaw

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

breakfast for dinner

I know I know this doesnt sound very healthy but it is my favorite since I am really bad about not eating breakfast but always seem to want it. That is why we had breakfast for dinner and I am talking french toast bacon and berries. I did cut out the butter but not the syrup. It was so so so good. I was so hungry just looking at my plate I didnt even take a picture. OK OK. I used Jillians recipe for french toast and Turkey bacon I will share the recipe here in a few just without a photo because I was serious about not getting one.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Why put off for tomorrow what you could get done today.

So I was going to start my diet next week when we went grocery shopping but I know me very well and if I don't start now when next week comes I wont want to do it. So tomorrow is the big day I am going to start my diet. I even tried one of the recipes tonight for "Mexican Pizza" and it was amazing I will share it under the good food tab here in a few and I cannot wait for you to try it. Tomorrow I will be posting my official start day weight and hope that you follow me on this journey.

I did it!!!!

I actually went running the other night. I only lasted like ten minutes but am so proud of myself because I thought I would only last like ten seconds. I probably could have gone longer but when your out running at eleven o'clock at night people seem to think your some kind of criminal and I had no music Smiles and E-man seem to find joy in taking the cushy part off the ear buds. When I returned Nick looked at me smiled and said "Well that didn't last very long." I just wanted to look at him and scream "HELLO I HAVEN'T DONE ANY EXTENSIVE EXERCISE IN 5 YEARS JUST BE GLAD I LASTED THAT LONG!!!!" I didn't get any exercise in last night but I do start my new diet next week I am going to follow Jillian Michaels diet plan. I was so excited I get to try the first 30 days for just $1.00 and it excites me that I am not wasting money on something if it doesn't work. but I think it will, and I think I will have great success.

Much love to you all.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Adding to my list of healthy habits I need help with.

When I created this blog it was mainly for me to talk about my trials and triumphs on my journey to become healthy both spiritually and physically. But I feel a need to add to that list and it is really important I also need help becoming Financially healthy.
Recently Nick's work has been really slow I don't mean just losing a few hours here and there. But I am talking about having a week off work at least once a month. This has been a real struggle for us since we used all of our savings before we moved here trying to keep our house from going into foreclosure. Unfortunately that didn't happen we lost our house in April 2010. Ever since we have been unable to rebuild our savings and have been living paycheck to paycheck.
Fortunately it looks like things are picking up, and there is even talk that they are closing one of their plants on the East or West coast and moving all of their work to the facility here.
So I hope my followers can give me hints and tips that I can use on my journey to become financially fit.!!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The most Amazing Opportunity

This was an amazing experience something that I never thought I would have the opportunity to do. And just knowing that I had the support of so many wonderful people behind me not only from cafemom but also on facebook as well as my wonderful husband and family.

The day started at 6am when we crawled out of bed and packed up our hotel room so that we could get to the mall where the casting took place. We arrived about 655 and I was #158 over a thousand(600-700 more than expected) showed up and were lined up all around the one wing of the downstairs and all around the upstairs. They handed the application out about 915 and stapled pictures to them I was so embarrassed about my pictures but realized that if I make the show I am going to be showing my ginormous flap of fat every week and this is only the beginning.

I got into the room about 1130 and the group of twenty-four was split into two groups of twelve one group for each of the casting directors. And there was ten minutes. I was with Holland "Mastercaster" Striplin, she was the nicest person. We went around the table and everyone introduced themselves(I'm Randi I'm 25 I have 2 kids and I am a coupon clipping swagbuck loving Domestic Diva). She then asked a few questions like; Why do you want to lose the weight (for my family so I can watch my kids grow up.) What is the first thing you will do when you drop the weight (honestly I will take my kids to the park and chase them around.) and If trainer Bob Harper were to reach through the TV and snatch your snack out of your hand what would it be(pretzels and french onion dip.). Then time was up and we were free to leave.

It all happened so fast I was amazed but a really awesome experience. I didn't get a Call Back but I'm OK after a lot of prayer for comfort it was answered. I will make my video this week and if not then I will just keep trying. I just hope they found what they were looking for in St. Louis.