Thursday, April 29, 2010

No Self-Control!

I have no self-control! NONE! Well, right now anyways.
I have been having the hardest time getting back into dieting and exercising lately. I have been eating all the wrong things and not exercising like I should. I did, however, go for 2 short (2 mile) runs over the weekend and that felt great. Oh, how I've missed running...its like my favorite exercise in the world (as long as its not all uphill and too far). Now as I look outside, I see snow...I do not run in snow or cold weather. Blah!
Oh, and good news...I have oficially worn out the shoes I bought last year...time for new ones! They have been broken down and I could feel it in my ankles and knees as I was running this past weekend. What's amazing to me is, I heard that your running shoes were only good for 100 miles....could I have really ran 100 miles??? I know for real runners, 100 miles is a piece of cake, but for me...100 miles...WOW!!! So that feels like a milestone for worn out pair of running sneakers that have probably gone at least 100 miles!! YAY!!
And....... I have gained weight again. Which brings me back to why I am blogging about this. I can't believe how fast it goes back on!! Its really not fair! I will be on a diet for the rest of my life...or at least on and off a diet for the rest of my life.
May 1st begins yet another attempt at taking control over my body. I can and will do this!

Friday, April 23, 2010


We have been changing some things in our yard recently. We had a nasty, old rock pile in the back of our house that we never did anything with and giant boulders in the front that were a major pain to trim and cut around. We decided a few weeks ago that they had to go. We found a guy on KSL that happened to live down the street, who offered to take away any unwanted rocks for free. We took him up on his offer!
These are the before pictures....

The other day when Justin was out working in the yard, I happened to look out my back window and to my surprise, I saw this.....

I just had to get pictures of this! Yes, that's Kenlee, the child that has never in her life done any sort of physical labor. Maybe there's hope for her after all :)

(I should also note......that outfit is all her, no help from mom on that one! Oh, and the only way to do yard work in flip-flops is while wearing toe socks...duh!)

Thursday, April 15, 2010


After an eternity (Ok, only like 2 weeks), my oven is working!!!!! Hallelujah!
My brilliant husband traced down the problem to the digital control panel thingy (I'm sure that's what its called). We sent it off to a place in Illinois for repair. A week and $90 later and we're back in business!!!! YAY!!
This place, CG Industries, fixes all kinds of appliance and exercise equipment panels....much cheaper than buying new for sure! FYI!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Here we go again

I know you are probably sick of hearing about me trying to lose weight, right?
But, when I do the work and see my progress, I get so excited that I have to share!
I started (for real) dieting again on March 27th, 10 days ago. I started getting serious about working out on Sunday. I have lost 4 pounds in 10 days!!! I am only 8 pounds from my goal weight...YIPPEE!!! I don't know why its always so hard for me to get back into a regular exercise routine after I stop....but, when I out!!! Ha! ha!
So for everyone that is going to start their diet/exercise tomorrow...DON'T! Get off your butt and do it NOW!!! Its so worth it and you'll feel so much better!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Nail Magic

This stuff really works!!Last year, I took off my acrylic nails to find one of my real nails to be splitting right down the middle. I thought I could just let it grow out...not the case. Unless I kept it really short, it would snag on something and rip more. I had no idea what to do, so I had another set of nails put on. Just a couple months ago, I decided to take them off. I love the way they look, but they are too expensive and other things about them really bug taking out my contacts, cleaning my ears, cutting chicken and other weird stuff.
Anyway, back to the story.... All my nails were in horrible shape and that nail was still splitting. I was told it could be a fungus, so I got fungus fixer stuff and used that for 2 weeks....didn't work. I did some reading online and found that my nails were probably dried out and that could be causing my nail condition.
I made a trip to Sally's Beauty Supply and the girl there recommended Nail Magic. I bought a bottle and have been using it for about 2 weeks now.....It is amazing!! My nails have never been so strong! they are hard and not bendy like they have been my whole life! YAY!!
Another thing I did was quit using acetone for taking off my nail takes off polish super fast, but really dries them out. I switched to a Cutex Nourishing nail polish remover, which works just fine.
I know this is kind of a weird post.....but if you have bad nails, like I do, you have to buy this stuff!!!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Everything is broken.

Here is a list of things that have broken in my life......

Computer was just replaced so I can check this off the list
Bathroom faucet
Front door lock
Family Relationships

When I write it all down it really doesn't look like much, but when I think about it all, I am completely overwhelmed. And it's going to take a lot more money and energy than I have right now to get it all fixed. Such is life.......

New source for recipes!

I found this blog through a link on my friend, Amanda's, is amazing! She has such great recipes, along with delicious descriptions of the food and pictures! Everything looks great and there is a wide variety of recipes to choose from! You HAVE to check it out!
Click on the link and Happy Eating!!!