Thursday, January 17, 2008

Healing hearts and stopping the Silence ...

I was sent this link by a friend and it touched my heart, ...I'm sure it will touch your heart too!

Please take a moment to visit, it will help raise money for researching Autism.

The band, Five for Fighting, is generously donating $0.49 to Autism Speaks for *each time* this video is viewed. The funding goes toward research studies to help support research and support for autism. When you have a moment, please visit the link below to watch the video and pass it along to your loved ones. They are aiming for 10,000 hits, but hopefully we can help them to surpass this goal.

This is dedicated to RainMom, Zanna, and all the other special Moms like Claudia's!

P.S. The Butter Bear Awareness Ribbon for Autism above was created by me at Growlibear Graphics, please feel free to save it to your computer to share with others on your website and in emails. When displaying it, please provide a link back to , thanks!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Weighing in on my Progress 01/14/2007

I've been on a plateau for a couple of weeks now, so I'm not surprised that the scale is sticking. It's okay though, I'm not all all discouraged by it, I know it will begin to move again.

And, when I measured, I made some progress, I discovered that I have lost 3 more inches!

So, all that extra Steppin I've been doing is definately working!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I've been hanging out in the BARS!

No, not the bars where social gatherings occur, ...I'm talking Protein Bars!

When you work out on a daily basis building muscle, you need to make sure that you are getting enough protein to help build and maintain muscle mass.

So, I've been experimenting with different types of protein bars. Here is what I have tried so far ...

Think Thin Protein Bars - they are available in chocolate fudge, brownie crunch, chocolate mudslide, dark chocolate, white chocolate chip, crunchy peanut butter, and smooth peanut butter. Also, for a limited time in support of breast cancer they are offering ...white chocolate raspberry, peanut butter caramel, blueberry dark chocolate, and lemon burst.

Zero Imact Protein Bars - pumpkin supreme, chocolate peanut butter. This bar is really different than most I've tried, ...kinda grows on you. LoL I prefer the pumpkin supreme flavor and really the texture, it's like eating fudge. It's actually a protein meal replacement bar so don't overdue it when eating these.

EAS Myoplex Carb Control Protein Bars - chocolate chip brownie, chocolate peanut butter, and cookies and cream. I really didn't care for the two chocolate flavors, but did enjoy the cookies and cream flavor. Makes me feel like I'm eating a candy bar though! LoL

Balance (Carb Well) Protein Bars - chocolate fudge, chocolate peanut butter, caramel n chocolate.

Make sure when choosing a Protein Bar that you read the ingredients list. Depending on what is included will determine whether it is a Level 1, Almost Level 1 or Level 2 food choice.

It's important that while loosing weight you choose a bar with legal ingredients for Level 1.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Gotta Have this ...

Okay, I am head over heels (um, emphasis on heels) in love with this Treadmill and I just gotta have it! LoL

I've wanted one forever, but honestly, we just don't have the space to put it in so that it will be easily accessible. I can make room in the basement, but I know if I put in down there it will only collect dust, it definately has to go in one of our everyday living spaces.

You know me, things have to be functional as well as decorative, so I've really been racking my brain about re-arranging things to make this work. And, I think I've come up with a plan, I just have to convince Kenny and that has been the hardest part! LoL

He's kinda on the fence about this one, ...really the only negative thing that he has come up with is the space issue. And, yes I agree that has been the biggest hurdle when it comes to choosing a treadmill.

But, ...this particular one is available from HSN, currently it has FREE Shipping and Handling and they are offering 4 flexpays, what's not to love about that? LoL

I know, I know, nothing, ...I love all the features and HSN is really making it so affordable, so why not?

January - Scrapbook Page

Thought I'd share some progress photo's with you ...

This was taken on May 10, 2007, my daughter Karen's 8th Birthday Party. (182 lbs.)

And, this one was taken on December 20, 2007, just five days before Christmas (157 lbs.)