Aloha Friday #18

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:

What is in your iPod (or Mp3 player, CD player, car, whatever!) that you just can’t stop listening to?

I have a very diverse mix of genres in my iPod (Paramore, Alicia Keys, Muse, Lady Antebellum, Kings of Leon, Gaga, Ke$ha, Madonna and Ludacris just to name a few…) but I really can’t stop listening to Michael Buble’s new song – Haven’t Met You Yet. It’s a great Aloha Friday song! :)

Aloha Friday #17

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:

What do you do to stay healthy?

As I’ve been working on getting healthy and losing weight, (you can read more about my progress here) I’ve realized it isn’t about a “diet”. It’s about a full lifestyle change. I’m excited to be getting such great results with IdealShape. This week I was down another 2 pounds, but most importantly, I’m down a little over 4% body fat and 4 inches in my waist and hips! Woo hoo! I’ve loved IdealShape so much that they’ve given me the chance to do a couple of giveaways! This week, I’m giving away a free 30 day supply of their fantastic shake. That’s a $50 value! Take your pick of Milk Chocolate or Smooth Vanilla. To enter, simply comment on this post with your answer to Aloha Friday, along with your choice of flavor. Coming up in the next few weeks – I’ll be giving away the entire program! Want 2 more chances to win?

  • Write a post about this giveaway with a link back here
  • Subscribe to my feed
    (You’ll want to do this anyway so you know when I’m giving away the full program!)

Make sure you tell me in your comment if you blogged about this giveaway or subscribed. Good luck! This giveaway ends on Monday, February 22nd at 10 AM. I’ll contact the winner via email.

Slash/Slash/Slash

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!

What I Learned This Week/Aloha Friday #15

What I Learned This Week

U2 didn’t do their homework

Getting sick with the stomach flu on Tuesday doesn’t help me with new blog posts (Note there isn’t a link…that’s because I didn’t post anything all week! You know I’m really sick when I don’t get on the computer)

C’mon – we don’t have to find a way to add race to everything…

The “future” is closer than we think

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:

What is the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?

As I watched my almost 2 year old take a giant bite out of crayon today (and thoroughly enjoy grinding it between his teeth), it made me wonder if I’m missing out on something! I haven’t eaten many strange things, but I have tried eating a sea cucumber before. It was disgusting!

What I Learned This Week/Aloha Friday #14

What I Learned This Week

Parents aren’t the only ones who can tune out annoying toys

Utah is capable of being the dirtiest at something

Money can’t buy happiness or perfection (She looked WAY better before…)

The Best Is Yet To Be

I have everything I need – Others aren’t so lucky (Click here to donate to the American Red Cross)

How Wheat Works and How Wheat Works Against Me

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:

Does your TP roll over or under? And have you voted?

Even though I have to admit rolling under would solve some of the issues with my kids un-rolling the TP everywhere, I still can’t stand it. OVER ALL THE WAY!  And no, I haven’t voted. But I did think the commercial with the guy and his swiveling tp holder was pretty funny.

Aloha Friday #13

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:

Since this is my #13 Aloha Friday post… Are you superstitous?

My answer?

I used to be more superstitous than I am now, but I still don’t like stepping on cracks in the sidewalk and I always hold my breath when I drive past a cemetary. I know it’s silly and I don’t have an logic behind it, but I still do it!

Aloha Friday #12

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:

Do you do a major spring cleaning each year?

My answer?

Not really, but I need to! And I need advice…where to start? Any tips and tricks?

Aloha Friday #11

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:

What is your favorite movie to watch over and over and over?

My answer?

If I want a good laugh – Happy Gilmore. If I want a good chick flick – The Wedding Planner. So cheesy, I know!! :)

Aloha Friday #10

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:

What did you eat for breakfast this morning?

My answer?

Yummy waffles!

Aloha Friday #9

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:

How many loads of laundry do you do a week? Do you do some every day or do you have a designated laundry day?

My answer?

We have SO much laundry around here. I do between 7-10 loads a week!! I would like to have a designated laundry day, although it’s much easier to tackle 1-2 loads a day