Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thanksgiving Turkey Countdown

The other day KBeaner and I were talking about how long until Thanksgiving. I thought of making a chain, but then an idea popped in my head, why not make a Turkey countdown, where each day you take away a feather! I found out later that day, we used to do this when I was a little kid, for whatever reason I don't  remember doing that at all!

What you'll need:
brown construction paper (for head and body)
2 pieces of white paper (you could use construction if you want)
Markers/crayons
glue stick
scissors

First draw a large circle and a smaller circle on your brown construction paper.
While KBeaner was cutting those out I started drawing the feathers and labeling them with numbers. (when I made this we had 13 days until thanksgiving.) I also drew the face of the turkey.


 
Next I had KBeaner color them to her hearts desire!

 
After you're done coloring, cut out the feathers and the face and start gluing together your bird together.
 
 
And that's it! Now you have a Thanksgiving Turkey Countdown!!! Leave pictures of your Turkey's in the comments below!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Big news!!

Hey guys! Sorry I've been MIA for so long, this summer has gotten busy and hectic and for most of the beginning of the summer I was not feeling my best.

Because...

I'm pregnant!! 14 weeks!!

Here is an announcement KBeaner wrote to let everyone know she is going to be a big sister! She is so happy and is hoping it will be a little sister.
Now that I am feeling better and vegetables actually sound good again, I am trying very hard to eat mostly healthy. It is HARD! I thought it was hard before, yeah right! haha.

I'll try to update more often and get back to my schedule! Hope you've all had amazing summer so far! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

Manic Monday

Hey sorry I've been MIA lately, just haven't felt like writing that much.

I maintained this week again. I'm happy with it, I didn't always make the best choices, but I did start working out again. I decided I'd start up with what I did when I first started my weight loss journey. I've been doing the Pop Pilates Challenges from Blogilates. They are only a few minutes long so I can do them through out the day. 

I have decided I'm not going to stress about the scale anymore. I feel like I just keep maintaining which is awesome but I still get stressed out about it. From now on each week I am going to work on a different healthy behavior, instead of concentrating on the number on the scale. 

This week I am working on two. Drinking 64 oz of water, and cutting back on coffee. I realized that I am drinking way too many unneeded calories between the milk and sugar I put in my coffee. 

This is what I have for meals this week...

  • Cilantro Lime Bean Salad with healthy Tuna Melts
  • Healthy Pizza
  • Leftover Salsa Chicken (crockpot) with rice and veggies
  • Homemade skinny big mac and fries
  • Chicken Tacos
  • Leftovers
What's on your meal plan this week?

Monday, June 2, 2014

Manic Monday

 Hey! It's Manic Monday where I team up with 3 of my blogger friends, keep ourselves accountable and share our meal plans.  BTW can you believe I'm actually posting on a Monday!?! 
Make sure to check out my friends AngelaLaura and Hollie's blogs too!

I maintained this week, I think because I went to a local theme park twice this weekend, so I did a lot of walking, and had a ton of fun! 

KBeaner had so much fun!! We bought the season pass so we can go as much as we'd like all summer long. I'm happy we did that since one we'll save money but also I don't feel guilty if we only go for a few hours. I noticed that my 4 year old does not do well with so much excitement after a couple hours. 
 KBeaner just *HAD* to wear all black, the night before she told me she was going to where all black the next day, I figured she'd forget about it, nope! She was obsessed with being in all black, and even argued with me about wearing sneakers with her outfit since they were not all black! I can't even begin to imagine what it will be like when she is a teenager.. what a little fashionista!
After the second trip, she was exhausted from all the fun!


This week I recieved a TLC Vox Box from Influenster.com (for free woop woop). It came with Ivory Soap, Neo to Go, a coupon for free Breyers Gelato Indulgences, a Shell Rewards Card, Puffs tissues and Avon Anew Reversalist. Check back soon for reviews!

For meals this week I am going to try and make them all "clean". 

  • Clean Tuna Salad with a side of Cilantro Bean Salad
  • Cilantro Bean Salad with rice
  • Chicken Pesto "Pasta" (zucchini pasta)
  • Healthy Pizza
  • Leftovers

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Manic Monday


Make sure to check out my friends AngelaLaura and Hollie's blogs too!


It's Monday Tuesday again which means it's time for me to keep myself accountable and to share with you my meal plans for the week. 

I maintained my weight.

I feel like I am a broken record lately, I'm pretty sure me saying I'm a broken record is me being a broken record even more since I've said it a few times. 

I've hit some sort of wall, I know what I have to do, I know I can do it, I have all the tools but for whatever reason I don't do it. I keep nagging myself about it, which I think is making it even worse. I don't do well with pressure. 

UGH.

Moving on...

For our meals this week...

  • BBQ at a friend's house.
  • Skinnier Crab Dip with a bunch of veggies and some crackers
  • Healthy Pizza
  • Taco Night
  • Breakfast for dinner
  • Leftovers
Hope you're all having a great week!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Manic Monday...I mean Tuesday..



Hey all, sorry I missed Monday again! At least I'm still posting though right?? :)

I maintained  this week. I'm trying to track my points better this week, and drink more water.

Little Miss KBeaner is still loving her kitten Gus Gus! He sleeps with her most of the night, it is so sweet! 

This weekend a new Price Chopper opened in our town, now most people probably don't get the excitement of this, I am SO EXCITED! In our town we used to only have one grocery store that was overly priced and not open late. This new one is open 24 hours! We can save money, time and gas since we no longer will have to go 20 or so minutes to go grocery shopping. We went yesterday and by shopping sales and using coupons I saved $65!!! 

In other news I keep forgetting to tell you all that I have an Instagram account. If you want to follow me click here

I've also been really into SwagBucks. Do you use them?  I started about a month ago, its a site where you can watch videos, search the web and play games and you can earn points or "swagbucks". You can also buy things or sign up for different survey sites. Then when you have enough swagbucks you can redeem them for gift cards. So far I have earned $10 to Amazon! I haven't earned swagbucks by buying things or joining different survey sites, I've just been watching videos, playing games and searching the web. I'm sure if I did more of the offers I could have a ton of gift cards by now but I hate junk mail! 

These are my meals...
  • Sausage on the grill with bean salad and watermelon for dessert
  • Bean salad rice bowl
  • Healthy Pizza
  • Zucchini "pasta" with meat sauce
  • Leftovers

Monday, May 12, 2014

Manic Monday

Make sure to check out my friends AngelaLaura and Hollie's blogs too!




OK I flaked last week and never wrote my Manic Monday Post. Sorry.

I'm not really sure why I never did, I guess I just got distracted. I actually lost a pound last week so I was 173 lbs. Woo hoo!!

This week I maintained, I'm pretty happy about that! I didn't do my best at eating healthy, I made some not good choices...like the Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Square I had for dessert last night.

This past week we got a KITTEN!!! He is adorable and so much fun, KBeaner named him, Gus Gus. As in the mouse in Cinderella.

KBeaner was playing with makeup the other day...I got distracted and came back to her covered in glittery makeup. She was clapping her hands yelling "I am the makeup queen" haha. I love this picture!



Us by the lake on Mother's Day! Hope you all had a great mother's day.



Meals for this Week:
  • Healthy Pizza
  • Cilantro Lime Bean Salad 
  • Burgers with veggies mixed and a big salad
  • Zucchini Pasta with meat sauce
  • One of the nights we're dining out 
  • Leftovers
Hope you have an amazing week!