Wednesday, June 16, 2010

life style change

so yesterday i started a new way of life. cutting out sugar and foods that convert to sugar. which makes it low carb. but not no carb. i found this book - fat to skinny- which made total sense to me. like it was saying "kay you are killing yourself with all this sugary foods you eat". and i was. so. what i like about this idea is you still can eat stuff you like, just change the product. which means some processed foods which i'm not crazy about but if it works, i'll get over it. not a lot of fruit on this plan but i can have berries and lots and lots of veggies. so a big salad everyday is on the menu. and jello. who doesn't love jello?! plus hubby is doing it with me. that makes it tons easier. there are a few low carby bread products, like wraps that i can use for toast and sandwiches and things. something i don't love giving up. anyway. just wanted to share

oh and caleb leaves for the beach with caden on saturday for a week. i remember last year that was a lonnnngggg week. but hopefully i will be getting mikey into a day camp so he will be happy.

Friday, June 11, 2010

20 things i'll never do

so my friend miranda posted this on her blog. and i thought, hmmm, that's something i can do. so here goes

1. i will never drive across the country. michael wants to but i won't be able to be in a car that long. i'm too wiggly. i'll fly and meet him there.

2. i'll never like lima beans. blech! i love other beans but lima's - NEVER!

3. i will never be able to decide what i want to do when i grow up. i've been trying to make that decision for years. not happening...

4. i'll never have a spotless house. i like a clean bathroom and all but i think there are too many other things to do than worry if my tv is dusty.

5. i will never be able to stop my addiction to re-reading my favorite books. how many times can you read, little house on the prairie, anne of green gables and sense and sensibility? my mom says it's like visiting old friends. and i agree.

6. i'll never love the smell of tar. (they are fixing pot holes in my road and i can smell it in the house) yuck

7. i will never throw away my kids' notes to Santa. i even have the addressed envelopes. AWESOME!

8. i will never understand why people get so worked up about politics. again, i have way too many other things to enjoy without having people get mad at me about who i voted for. if your candidate didn't win - get over it

9. i will never not have a cat! i love love love my cat! and i still cry when i think about my cat Bart that i had 20 years ago. a house is not a home to me without a cat in it!

10. i will never again sing at the Hollywood Bowl. too much pressure. just won't do it! (yes i have sung there. ask me and i'll tell you the story!)

11. i will never have as many friends as i would like. i've never met a stranger and i want everyone to be my friend.

12. i'll never be a fan of eggs. i try really i do. just not something i like. i guess the only way i could eat them is poached. and what a process that is!

13. i will never think about missing church. truthfully sunday is my favorite day of the week and i have no idea what else i would do anyway! :)

14. i'll never love the bass guitar. yes my hubby and oldest son both play it. that low sound just makes my chest hurt. give me a guitar or keyboards anyday.

15. i will never dye my hair black. it's been every color - blue, green, purple, pink, red, orange, and white. i can't imagine me with black hair. can you? (i think it would clash with my freckles!)

16. i'll never like country music. except devil went down to georgia. but is that really country?

17. i will never be rich. and i'm ok with that. it might be nice but i'm not willing to put forth the effort.

18. i will never go into space. i think the space program is the biggest waste of money ever. i'll take good ole' earth any day thank you.

19. i will never have a better friend than my sister. since we are only 13 months apart, she knows all about me and still loves me. (even tho i used to beat the crap out of her!)

20. i'll never figure out why i am ALWAYS putting my foot in my mouth!!!!! just keep it shut and no one gets hurt!

phew! that was wayyy harder then i thought it would be!