Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter Deals

I went Walmart yesterday and I was able to get some Easter stuff at 75% off.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Winery 4-7-12

I went to the winery with some friend from college. It was really fun to see everyone.

EASTER 4-8-12

Easter is one of those days where it would be fun to have kids. It is so neat to see all of the kids egg hunting and going through their baskets. As much as I can't wait for that I wasn't to sad on Easter. After reading God's Fertility Clinic I am trying to thank God for giving me a good life. Lately I have really been feeling at ease about having kids. I feel like our upcoming treatments are going to work. We seem to have it all together and are ready to bring a baby into our lives. I just feel really positive about it.

Food Habits

Since the beginning of January I have lost 18 1/2 pounds. This has been a journey that I am really proud of. Throughout that time I have not starved myself and I have eaten healthy and not so healthy. I have exercised consistently for 3 months and I am learning to make healthier food choices. Do I still eat fast food? yup Do I still super size it? yes, occasionally. I think I have found a good balance between eating a treat and working out. I think it is ok to have sweets as long as I get some exercise.

For Lent this year I gave up soda. I really like the way soda tastes. It is just so yummy but I felt really good giving it up. I did have a soda yesterday and it was ok. I couldn't drink it from a straw because I just had my wisdom teeth out but it did not taste as good as it used to. After the soda I drank water. I have some ideas why I think soda is bad for me. I watched Hungry for a Change last week when people were posting it. Here is what I came away with in regards to soda. I have not had nearly as many headaches as I used to get when I drank soda. Is this because of the artificial sweetener (I drank diet sometimes) or is because I have been drinking more water so I am more hydrated?? Not sure. Another thing I took from the movie was that diet sodas cause carb cravings. WHAT???? I thought diet soda was better for you than the full flavor stuff. Where did I go wrong??

Two other things that I took from the movie:
Bread turns straight into sugar = BAD
High Fructose Corn Syrup = yummy = BAD

Country March 31, 2012

My dad and his sister always talk about going "down to the county" when they were kids. I live in a pretty populated area just outside of St. Louis so I didn't really grow up in the country. For the past couple of years we go down the country about once a year. We were not planning on going since I had the race but on the way home from the race I asked Mitch if he wanted to go and he said sure. I was a really fun day playing in the outdoors.  We walked in a small river, cooked outside, and even shot guns.

Oh yeah and we saw this-a copperhead. Good thing it was dead.

Undy 5000 March 31, 2012

On March 31st I completed my first 5K. This has been a big accomplishment for me. I starting running in January and could only run for about a minute at a time.