Sunday, February 28, 2010

Meal planning, and new goals for the next week.

So this week was a struggle being drugged and all. So this is a new week new goals which will be posted on the side.

Meals for this week { I am only going to dinner} If you want more leave me a comment and I will let you know.


  • Stuffed Bell Peppers


  • @ my parents


  • Sweet and Sour chicken rice bowls


  • Pepper Pot Roast


  • Grilled Chicken Parmesan


  • Salmon in apricot sauce

As for the goals of this week:


  • Make a meal plan and grocery list for the week


  • Take a walk and enjoy nature with your family post about it


  • Do something nice for you and blog about it.


  • Find something that motivates you make a collage and post it


  • Do something nice for your hubby and post about it


  • Find something that makes you laugh and post about


Find an inspiring quote or scripture post it

* Don't forget to write in your journal and take down your weight and measurements.

Have a great week!



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

If it not one thing it's another and this days goal.

So here I am doing so good on my goals, then it happens pain. It felt like labor, I was dizzy and couldn't stand it was horrible. So what do I do what a little bit here bad news from a friend and plan an emergency trip to Utah. {yes I was still in pain; but she needed me} Then the pain just got worse. {maybe due to the stress of having to leave and pack in the morning. So my hubby says enough is enough and takes me to the ER. They got me back pretty quickly {i think due to the pain was bad} Then the fun started! Mark couldn't go back with me because of Megs and RSV season . Needless to say I was scared. { I have never sat in a ER by myself} So when the DR came in I might have started to hyperventilate when he was pressing and asking where it hurt. So then came the blood test. It took 2 hours, 4 nurses and 11 pokes to finally get the blood they needed. { I felt so bad for the nurses I have little rolly polly that disappear} Then I got three shots in the bum to make the pain go away and it did! {for a little bit anyway} Then I had every ones favorite the internal ultra sound! Then the problem was found. One of my cyst had ruptured and guess what I have three more on each side. So the pain was and is there for a reason. Don't my ovaries know I am on a break to get healthy? Jeez.. So since the meds I am on makes me sick to my stomach it might take me a while to post. The exercise is out and the meal plan for this week is out. But everything else is in.
So without delay something that makes me laugh: Commercials

Monday, February 22, 2010

Goal for day 4 what I like about myself {warning a full brag ahead!}

This is such a hard goal but the reason why I made it is because before I can change my habits and become better; I need a good head on my shoulders.Why? will I feel that with life we often forget the good, we bury our self worth and replace it with the fears and negative attitudes that a trial of infertility can bring. Does that make since? So with out further ado what I like about me,myself and I!
What I like about my mentality:
1. I love my ability to create. I really feel like it is a talent that grows on a regular basis.
2. I really like how I can remain calm in tense situation.
3. I like my since of humor. Even if not everyone gets it. {yes it is true, I am the type of person who will tell jokes to myself in my head; then laugh out loud confusing every one around me which only makes me laugh harder.}

4 I love my ability to talk to anyone and be able to contribute to the conversation, out of my library of useless facts. It funny though when I think of something to tell you ,that is useless it all seems pretty important.

5. I like how I am an optimist.

What I like about my body:
6. I like my eyes.

7. I can't believe I am going to admit this, but I like my face and its structure I always have.
8. I like my calf's they are pure muscle

That's what I like right now but soon I am hoping the list will soon grow.

SO now its your turn what do you like about yourself? Take a little time and admire the gift that we are all given. Forget about what not works and concentrate on what makes you beautiful. The only way to heal is to forget about whats wrong with you and remember what makes you special.
*** Don't forget if you want to join in with me in weight loss, the goals for the week are on the left ! Just let me know, and maybe if we get enough people we can do a giveaway! What do you think?

Quote of the day
"[The] special blending of our common origins and characteristics [together with] our unique attributes, experiences, and specialized challenges . . . makes each of us who and what we are."

Cecil O. Samuelson Jr, "Perilous Times," Ensign, November 2004, 49


Sunday, February 21, 2010

A day of spiritual rest!


“I hope you will go out today looking for opportunities to do as He did and to love as He loves. I can promise you the peace that you felt as a child will come to you often and it will linger with you. The promise is true that He made to His disciples: ‘Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.’
“None of us is perfect yet. But we can have frequent assurance that we are following along the way. He leads us, and He beckons for us to follow Him.”
Henry B. Eyring, “Our Perfect Example,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 73

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sweet day two goal complete!

So this took longer then I thought but here it is. It is so rewarding to already have it done and to my grocery list ready go! Here is my week's meal plan

Break feast:

The odd days: Low carb breakfast cups: 84 Calories 5grams of fat {this recipes makes 18 and you can freeze it them for something fast}
The even days: Egg Mcuffin 200 Calories 2 grams of fat

Monday: BBQ pulled pork stuffed potato 320 calories 6 grams of fat
Tuesday: BLT wrap 280 calories
Wednesday: Southwest Chicken Salad 125 calories 2 grams of fat
Thursday White chicken chili 226 Calories 5 grams of fat
Friday: Turkey Sandwich
Saturday : Chicken Salad

Monday: Stroganoff {sp?} 223 calories 7 grams of fat
Tuesday: {at my parents}
Wednesday:White Chicken Chili 226 calories 5 grams of fat
Thursday: Stuffed Bell Peppers 241 Calories 8 Grams of fat
Friday BBQ chicken pizza 202 Calories 8 Grams of Fat
Saturday: Marina Chicken and veggies 115 calories 8 grams of fat

String Cheese
snap peas
sweet potatoes

Side dishes:
Green Beans
Steamed carrots

So that for one week it seems like a lot of food but belie it or not you have to even lose weight. What do you think? If you want any of these recipes just let me know and I an post it or email you. It feels good to get a goal done a day ! How is it going with you?
Quote of the day:
"Moral discipline is the consistent exercise of agency to choose the right because it is right, even when it is hard. It rejects the self-absorbed life in favor of developing character worthy of respect and true greatness through Christlike service (see Mark 10:42–45)."
D. Todd Christofferson, "Moral Discipline," Ensign, Nov. 2009, 105

Friday, February 19, 2010

Goal one Complete!!!

So I looked at the clock at it read 9pm and I started to think I was forgetting something but what could it be? OHHH YEAH! I forgot to do my goals for today. So I whip out some paper found an old note book and worked on my 1st goal. An hour later and here it is! {Excuse the pictures they were taken with my cell phone.} The cover say " Journey To a better Me!!!" {and the quote below Says} Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't; I give myself reasons why I can! I really love that saying and am really going to work on it!
The inside has tabs on the Left that say shopping list, food journal, recipes, weights and measures.
Then on the other side is a journal that I can easily access and use!

Now here is the dreaded before picture:

Quote of the day:

My beloved brothers and sisters, fear not. Be of good cheer. The future is as bright as your faith.”
Thomas S. Monson, “Be of Good Cheer,” Ensign, May 2009, 92

Simple but sweet!

Until tomorrow!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

It's been how long since day one?

Where am I now? The same place I was on day one. I did learn something though....I am not a runner. I hate it even when I was fit I hated it. I recently looked in my diary from when I was 15 {I was on the basketball, and tennis team} the first thing it said was I hate running! I was only 90lbs and in great shape. So for me the fact is I was sitting myself up to fail.
The other thing I learned is DO NOT TELL FAMILY or at least not my family they always laugh it off and say like last time. So no support there. Oh well new year new plan!
I have been thinking about this and I really need support and someone to help me keep myself accountable. So who better then my best friend? We have the same issues in this category of weight. So we are going to try it together getting together every other weekend to talk and support each other maybe we will have a fun club name? {is it just me or is everything more fun with a club name?}
That's really it building a support system. You know the regulars are included eat right, exercise.yadda yadda yadda.

Oh so one more thing....I am going to a new DR. She wanted a complete blood work done. I wonder what she well say: Tiffany, guess what you test are in you need to loose some weight.
ME: No really? What do you think I have tried to do since having my DD 5 years ago?
So since I really can't say that I guess I am stuck with I have a plan!!!!

So what do you guys think? Anyone want to join? Look on the side, it has new goals and what you can expect in later posts. One for every day in fact. You can join me, it would be fun !

Here is a great quote to help lead us in the right direction:
I come to you tonight with a plea that we stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. I am suggesting that as we go through life we try to 'accentuate the positive.' I am asking that we look a little deeper for the good, that we still our voices of insult and sarcasm, that we more generously compliment virtue and effort. Now I am not asking that all criticism be silenced. Growth comes of correction. Strength comes of repentance. Wise is the man or woman who can acknowledge mistakes pointed out by others and change his or her course. "What I am suggesting is that you turn from the negativism that so permeates our modern society and look for the remarkable good among those with whom you associate, that we speak of one another's virtues more than we speak of one another's faults, that optimism replace pessimism, that our faith exceed our fears. When I was a young man and was prone to speak critically, my wise father would say: 'Cynics do not contribute. Skeptics do not create. Doubters do not achieve.' "
Gordon B. Hinckley, "Be Not Afraid, Only Believe," CES Fireside for Young Adults, Sept. 9, 2001
Topics: Growth