Monday, March 29, 2010

Slim Down Challenge

So . . . I joined a gym over Spring Break!
When I joined they were promoting the Slim Down Challenge so I though,
"Why Not, that sounds like a great idea!"
The Challenge started Monday, March 22nd and last for the next 8 weeks!
We have to
1. write down what we eat
2. keep track of the Calories and Fat grams
3. meet with a trainer once a week
And here is the best part . . .
Whoever looses the most % weight at the end of the 8 weeks wins
So needless to say I am in it to win it!
I had to weight in and get my picture taken and all that not so fun stuff last Monday and today I have to weight in! I have been working to get to the gym 3-4 times a week and I'm looking for healthy snack and meals that I actually like (that has actually been easier than I thought it would be). Now I just have to stick with it . . . easier said than done!
So I thought . . . to keep myself accountable and to help me work harder I would post my weight each week and hopefully we can watch it go down together! So here I go!
March 13th - 191 lbs.
March 22nd - 188lbs.
March 29th - ????? I will have to let you know later!
Wish Me Luck!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Wake Up America!!!

"While You Were Sleeping"
by Casting Crowns
Oh little town of Bethlehem
Looks like another silent night
Above your deep and dreamless sleep
A giant star lights up the sky
And while you're lying in the dark
There shines an everlasting light
For the King has left His throne
And is sleeping in a manger tonight
Oh Bethlehem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
For God became a manAnd stepped into your world today
Oh Bethlehem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleepingWhile you were sleeping
Oh little town of Jerusalem
Looks like another silent night
The Father gave His only Son
The Way, the Truth, the Life had come
But there was no room for Him in the world He came to save
Jerusalem, what you have missed while you were sleeping
The Savior of the world is dying on your cross today
Jerusalem, you will go down in history
As a city with no room for its King
While you were sleeping
While you were sleeping
United States of America
Looks like another silent night
As we're sung to sleep by philosophies
That save the trees and kill the children
And while we're lying in the dark
There's a shout heard 'cross the eastern sky
For the Bridegroom has returned
And has carried His bride away in the night
America, what will we miss while we are sleeping
Will Jesus come againAnd leave us slumbering where we lay
America, will we go down in history
As a nation with no room for its King
Will we be sleeping
Will we be sleeping
United States of America
Looks like another silent night
We need to be praying for our Country and its Leaders
now more than ever!
Good Bless America

Friday, March 12, 2010

A Very Special Friday!

Can anyone quess why this Friday is so special . . . .

SpRiNg BrEaK

It starts at 3pm today and I am very Excited! We aren't even going anywhere I am just so ready for a few days of sleeping in, cleaning, and relaxing!
Well, if you aren't as excited as I am and you need a little
pick-me-up, here you go . . . If they don't make you smile I don't know what will!

*HaPpY fRiDaY*

Go check them out at

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Bucket List

99 Things I Ought to Have Done

There is a lot I have done in my life and a LOT that I
still have to do . . .

Copy the list, bold the ones you've done (with explanations if needed),
share with friends.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band - yes, I played Bass :)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a thunder and lightning storm - we're in tornado alley, almost impossible to avoid (very True Amy)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill(guilty!)
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run - does the Wii count :)
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud (mmm. mud pies)
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been a passenger on a motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book (no have interest to but I really want Chris to)
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Kissed a stranger at midnight on New Year’s Eve
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Got a tattoo
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone 9
9. Been stung by a bee