Sunday, May 27, 2012

The Beginning to An End

I bought a Gold Gym Circuit Trainer Mini Trampoline Thursday afternoon, and have worked out each day since, except for yesterday. Yesterday was our big Breakfast/B'day Party/Grad Party Bash that my family was throwing before my brother,sil, and their two kids leave for Africa. I won't see them for at least five more years, and I'm going to miss them tremendously. In fact so bad, that I'm about to cry, just typing this.

Anyhoo, I bought this trampoline, because I have 100 pounds exact to lose, and walking 4 miles a day, with a five year old in tow, is not possible. His poor legs get sore quickly, and it's been in the 90s around here lately. So, I chose to get something that I could do inside that not only make working out a little more fun, but  also allowed me to include my kiddos. Just got off the thing and plan to get back on in a few :)

I've tried and tried so many times before, to lose this weight. This is the beginning to a new start, and an end of the unhealthiness.

I'm going to include my fave verse with this post: I can do anything through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

A New Little Friend

Three weeks ago, when my hubby sent me shopping for myself (something I've not done in a long time), I bought a new outfit for myself. I love the new outfit, the problem is, I didn't enjoy the shopping one bit, and I most definitely didn't like what I saw in the mirror either. I detest myself for allowing myself to gain as much weight as I have in the past 12 years.

Anyhoo....I decided then and there, I had to work harder to lose the weight, especially for my health. It's been raining alot here lately, so I've been busting my fanny, using the Wii and working out with weights. I had to stop the weights though, because I hurt my arm, so it was just the Wii, until today. Last night I asked hubby to watch the kids do their studies, while I go walking at the track across the street from us (something I haven't done since March), he said no problem. 

I was determined to push myself and walk 4 miles. I asked God for the strength, because I knew I would probably give up at two. I grabbed my smartphone (has MP3 on it), headset, wallet, and keys, and off I went. I did get in the four miles, with only my feet aching. 
This little guy decided to join me the first two miles.....I guess he just couldn't hack the other two, LOL. He belongs to someone who lives around the track, and he's played with my children before. He's sweet as can be :)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

First of all, I'd like to wish a Happy Belated Mother's Day to all the mothers out there!!

Three years ago, I started a tradition for Mother's Day. I take a photo with each of my children (except my stepchildren, because they're with their mother on Mother's Day), this way I will have a photo with each of them for every year. That way, when I'm old, feeble, and absent-minded, I'll have memories of me and my blessings, LOL. This year, I decided to include my new little furbaby, Trixi :).

You can click the photo, to view in bigger size.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Pork Steak and Potatoes in Onion Gravy

Made this for tonight's meal, along with some canned, seasoned mixed greens. I found the recipe here.

The only thing I tweaked on here was, I used two packages of onion soup mix, since I used this big of a pan. Had to do this, because the three pork steaks I used were so big, they literally covered the bottom of the pan. Hubby (a meatcutter at Piggly Wiggly) cut these pork steaks and most all our meat, at work. They turned out delicious!!