I’ve been really, really busy lately and when I get too busy, I don’t blog. Which I hate. So this week, I’m doing a slash/slash/slash post which = Aloha Friday #16/What I Learned This Week/The Diet – Post 4, Day 32.

Aloha Friday

Kailani at An Island Life does Aloha Friday and here is what she has to say:

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that we take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

My question to you is:

When you don’t have time to blog, do you write things down and try to blog about them later? Or do you just let them go?

I write things down…but I’m so far behind I don’t know if I’ll ever really post about them! Besides, who wants to hear my thoughts on American Idol Season 8 anyway?

What I Learned This Week

It’s not my birthday that make me feel old, it’s my kids birthdays. Especially when my baby turns 7…going on 17.

Lila 7th Bdaysm

You can see the glass half full or half empty. I chose half full.

Beyonce really is the hottest chick in the gamewearing Jay Z’s chain.

The Diet – Post 4, Day 32

So…I’ve been a bad girl. Last week was a really hard week for me.

#1 – I’m a stress eater. I was feeling stressed about lots of things; planning a birthday party, PTA/Primary duties, regular old motherly/household duties, etc. I’m mean, seriously – how many outfits are my kids wearing a day?? Does anyone else do 10 loads of laundry every few days?? And who has time to fold it all??

#2 – When I’m busy, it’s hard to eat every 2-3 hours. I had a couple of slip ups too. I ate 3 pieces of Papa John’s pizza and a container of garlic sauce at Lila’s birthday party. I’m PRETTY sure that wasn’t part of the diet plan. Although the garlic is healthy…right? Right? Ok, who am I kidding. I get a FAIL stamp on my head for last week.

I was really anxious about going to weigh in because I’d been so bad. But believe it or not, I was actually still down 2 pounds! I’ll take it. And I was down 4 inches around his hips and waist after 2 weeks! Hooray! So it’s working even though I’m not making it any easier on myself. I feel a renewed sense of motivation this week. 2 reasons why:

#1: (Why am I always making lists?…) Skyler gave me a very specific diet plan to follow for the next week. I love it because it’s easier for me to follow something that tells me EXACTLY what to do.

#2: The new CD we are listening to helps you figure out what makes you feel stressed out by identifying self-sabotaging and limiting beliefs. Basically – am I stressed because I think I should be stressed? I don’t know. I enjoy doing all the things I do. Sometimes I just feel like it all comes at once. Maybe it’s all in my mind and I do have the time and resources to get it all done. Can I just change my attitude about it? We’ll see what I learn. If anything, I’ve already learned that these Mastering The Mind hypno-therapy CD’s put me into a coma. But I always seem to wake up right when they are done. Kinda creepy. Kinda interesting.

I’ve made a new and exciting goal for myself: I want to run in the Utah Valley Marathon! Who’s with me? When I was running intervals on the treadmill last night, I was able to do 5 sets at 8 MPH, my fastest yet! :) My friend Erica told me how much she loves to run fast (10 MPH) and I used to think she was crazy. Now I’m beginning to understand…

We’ll see what the next week brings! I’m feeling good…so bring it on!


  1. Kelley says:

    When I cant blog, I try to jot down the idea…. I have CRS ( cant remember @#$%…lol) So, I have got to write it down or it will be lost. I have post-its all over, scraps of paper, whatever I can get my hand on at the time. Now, I just need to get to some of them.

    Have a great weekend.

  2. Thom says:

    I write them down. At first I had bits and pieces of paper all over the place. Now it goes into my notes on my iPhone. :) Hau`oli La Hanau to your 17 year old ROFLMAO!!! Too funny. Have a great weekend :)

  3. Sometimes I’m where I can write them down, but more often than not, they float right outta my brain. Then I proceed to drive myself crazy trying to remember what I wanted to blog about! You would think I would have learned my lesson! lol

  4. I usually type and save in draft!!whatever I have,otherwise it is gone!!!Happy Birthday to your girl!!!!Aloha

  5. jen says:

    i usually just don’t! and then days later when i have nothing to write about, i kick myself for not writing about whatever good idea i may have had!

  6. Jo Lynn says:

    I use my blog as our family journal and it’s based off of pictures…so when I sit down to blog which is typically once a month I go off of what pictures have been taken and add them all and it reminds me of all the cute things or fun things we did! If I think I’m going to forget I start the post, but save it as a draft!

    Guess what, we’re going to Hawaii next Friday and I’m so excited! It’s my first time going…I’m sure you’ve been like a trillion times along with my husband..but I can’t wait!!!

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