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New Years Resolution #7

New Years Resolution #7= clean out my email inbox.

Yes, I am an email hoarder. (first step is admitting the problem, right? ūüėČ )

I usually check my email on my phone, and then don’t delete all the newsletters, sales, coupon info.. all the crap.

I forgot to look at the exact total number that were in there before I started deleting. I’m pretty sure it was in the neighborhood of 11,000-12,000.

but there were 8, 116 unread emails in my inbox. See..

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I went back to the oldest one, and it is from 10/15/2010. Yea, I really need to clean house!

So, after 2 hours of filtering and deleting… unsubscribing… and deleting some more… I have it down to this:

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There are actually 3,988 total in the box. Which is better than 12,000, that’s for sure.¬† That’s about all I can handle for today.

But, at least its progress!

YAY for That!

ūüôā

 

 

Holy Crap, That is good! Recipe of the Week #1

Hello 2012!

For my very first post of the new year, I am going to start off by sharing the first new recipe I have tried! (See Resolution #5 Try one new recipe every week.)

Well, Holy Crap was this good!

I got on the waiting list for an invite for Pinterest the other day, and was browsing through some stuff they let you see before you actually get to join and there it was..

Cinnamon Roll Pulls

Thank you Plain Chicken.com!

They are UH-MAY-ZING! I could seriously eat the entire loaf of bread myself! I really had to stop myself from eating it all.. no one else was ready to eat and they left me alone with it. Sooooo… good. I think it’s the vanilla honey butter that does it.. mixed with the cinnamon sugar. It’s divine.

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Last night we tried the Cheddar Bacon Ranch Pulls… It was part of my “Let’s see what we can cover in cheese and bacon” New Years Eve menu. haha! Also, totally delicious! The 4 of us devoured it in about 2 minutes. (I wish I was joking about that.)

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Today I will be making some old favorites… some new year’s Day/Football food. Buttery Soft Pretzels and for dinner (as per my hubby’s request) Mini Cheese Burgers. Yum-O!

Enjoy your New Year’s Day!

2011 New Years Resolutions- the final results

Christmas went by in a flash.

Now its only a few days until 2012 is here.

Where did 2011 go?

Despite the ups and downs… I think it was a pretty good year.

I managed to keep a few of last years resolutions…

Here is the original list..

And an update.. and another..

When I last checked in 6 months ago, my score was

Resolutions 4.5 Me 5.5

New Years Resolution #1- Post more!

Revisited result: January= 14 posts, February =19 posts.

July update: March=12, April=10, May=14 & June=13

 Since then: July=6   August=13  September=10  October=4 November=5 December=6

126 posts this year!  I think that is definitely successful.

Resolutions 0  Me 1

New Years Resolution #2- We are going to find financial health this year. 

This one is definitely #1 on my new list of resolutions.¬† Again, it’s still eluding us. We are going to make some changes to hopefully get us in a better place this year. I don’t think that we are worse off right now than we were at this time last year… we are pretty much the same. Which in either case is not good.

Resolutions 1 Me 1

New Years Resolution #3- Patience.

Eh. Still a work in progress.

Resolutions 2 Me 1

New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.

I’m going to still give myself the points for this one.. I’ve reached a plateau.. but I have a new gym buddy! So I’ve been going to the gym more again!

Resolutions 2 Me 2

New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING!

This is my biggest success of the year for sure! She still has some issues with the poop.. but she is a peeing superstar!

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As for 6-10…

#6 Read more.   I was doing pretty well. I made my summer reading list, which I actually crossed a few off the list. I need to get back to it though. But I made some progress so, 1 for me!

#7 house cleaner, purge the junk.  Still a work in progress. I am determined to not suffer from CHAOS (Can’t Have Any One Over Syndrome) any longer.

#8 Not be so lazy about cooking dinner every night.¬† I was doing way better… but then got lazy… I do cook every night when the hubby is home.¬† (We’ll score that one half for me.)

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one. then I changed it to.. Take a Trip Back to the Burgh by the end of the year.

Yea that didn’t happen.

#10 actually make time for myself.  I try. But am not always successful. (Half for me)

The final score: Resolutions:  5  Me: 5

Interesting.

At least I tied the resolutions and it wasnt a complete blow out!

I hope your year was a good one.

I’m sure you’re just dying to hear about this years resolutions! ūüôā

Happy New Year!

 

 

2011 is Half Over- Checking in with my New Year’s Resolutions…

Happy July 1st!

I figured in honor of the year being half over already, I would¬†take a look at¬†my New Years resolutions and see¬†how that’s working out for¬†me. ¬†

Here is the original post.

And the last time I revisited them…

When we last visited my Resolutions, the score was:

Resolutions 5 Me 4 TBD 1

Let’s see where we are now..¬† Drumroll please…

New Years Resolution #1- Post more! 

Revisited result: January= 14 posts, February =19 posts.

Since Then: March=12, April=10, May=14 & June=13

Not too¬†shabby.. I’m definitely writing more than¬†once a week!¬†

Resolutions 0  Me 1

New Years Resolution #2- We are going to find financial health this year. 

This one is still eluding me. We had gotten completely¬†caught up, and seriously, not 2 days later we were back up the creek without a paddle. Somehow, we are managing to keep our heads above water. We just¬†went through the second time this year that hubby hasn’t worked for two weeks or more. They “claim” that they are booked through the end of the year… but that remains¬†to be seen and I don’t¬†believe¬†it until it actually¬†happens. But I’m trying really really hard to get ahead instead of behind.

Resolutions 1 Me 1

New Years Resolution #3- Patience.

I’m not sure where I stand on this one right now. I try. That’s all I can really say. I won’t chalk this one up as a win just yet.

Resolutions 2 Me 1

New Years Resolution #4- more Weight Loss.

This is definitely a big change from last time!¬† I may have to give myself 2 points… I joined the gym at the end of May. I have been going 5-6 days a week, I have lost 3 pounds and a couple of inches. Now the trick is keeping it up!

Resolutions 2 Me 2 (To be fair, I only gave myself 1, although I deserve 2! ūüôā )

New Years Resolution #5- POTTY TRAINING!  

SCORE! We had a major break through last week, and she’s doing great! We just need to get her to go on the potty when she’s wearing underwear. Baby steps! I’ll totally take her running around naked peeing on the potty to clothes and diapers any day,

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As for 6-10…

#6 Read more.   I was doing pretty well. I made my summer reading list, which I actually crossed a few off the list. I need to get back to it though. But I made some progress so, 1 for me!

#7 ¬†house cleaner, purge the junk.¬† Still a work in progress.¬†I am determined to¬†not suffer from CHAOS (Can’t Have Any One Over Syndrome) any¬†longer. ¬†

#8 Not be so lazy about cooking dinner every night.¬† Doing better.. although I ate a lot of Wendy’s while the Teen was a camp. Its way too hard sometimes to just cook for me and the Maniac.¬† I’ll give myself half a score.

#9 Go to my 20th High School Reunion if there is one. Well.. it was supposed to be in July, then it got changed to October, and the last I heard it was cancelled due to lack of interest.  So, I am going to change this goal to Take a Trip Back to the Burgh by the end of the year.

#10 actually make time for myself. Again, this is still really hard. Although going to the gym is the one thing¬†I totally do for me.¬† My new motto, is “Sometimes I just have to do Me.” Which is true. I can’t worry about everyone all the time without worrying about me sometimes.

Resolutions 4.5 Me 5.5

Hmmm.. it seems half way through the year I have the edge. Who woulda thunk it?

2 bits of exciting news!

I had this other big long, probably boring post written about my adventures at teh¬†gym over the last couple days… but I find that this afternoons developments are far more interesting.

Exciting bit of news #1

I took my measurements today. I didn’t¬†think to do it when i¬†first started my journey at the gym.. but I did it 2 weeks into it. And then I¬†thought about it ¬†today, which oddly was exactly 2 weeks since I first thought to do it.¬† (Mind you there is a margin for error).

So… drumroll please…

I’ve lost 2.5 inches on my waist!

AND

3 inches around my bust! (the measurement you would take to find your bra band size, around the rib case, under your boobs.)

No wonder my bra hasn’t been fitting!¬†

YAY ME!

Exciting bit of news #2

We’ve had a break through in potty training!

WOOOO HOOOOOOO!
My dear Maniac didn’t¬†want to wear her pull up today, so she took it off and¬† I just kind of went with it. She’s been going commando all morning. And I’ve been reminding her that if she felt like she had to pee she needed to do it in the potty.

Then… it happened.

“Mama I have to pee.”

And she went and sat down and peed!  AMAZING!

And she’s done it 4 times now. I let her put a pair of her fancy new¬†Spongebob¬†underpants on.. Ooo¬†la la!

Hopefully this breakthrough will continue.

Please keep your fingers crossed.

So, that’s all my exciting news for the day!

The Teen comes home from camp tomorrow! I’m very excited!

Have a great weekend!

ūüôā

Who killed my yoga buzz?

Well, it is the end of my 3rd week at the gym.

I’m still going strong! And hopefully getting stronger. ūüôā

I went to yoga this morning… I like yoga even though it’s hard and it makes you sweat more than you ever thought it would. My favorite part is the end when you just lie there and relax. Ahhh.. so wonderful.¬†

Shiny happy relaxed yoga buzz.

My money was on the kids for ruining that feeling for me this morning. But now, after being on hold for 14 minutes and counting with my health insurance company, I think they are going to have the honor today.

Some guy answered the phone about 5 minutes into being on hold and took all my info looked up my account and when I told him I wanted to make a payment he said someone else needed to do it. Whatever. So annoying. It’s nice that my exorbitant premiums are paying their salaries¬†to let¬†me to sit on hold…

16minutes 32 seconds….

It seriously pains me to make this payment. If only we could find something more affordable. This is what is putting us into financial ruin at the moment.

Well, that and hubby not working for 2 and a half weeks. That surely will do it.

The good news is that he’s heading back to the east coast on Friday for a few weeks.¬† As much as that totally stinks… at least we will be able to pay the rent for July. It’s the little things right?

Wow. 18 minutes and 48 seconds and they actually answered the phone.

Total call time: 22 minutes.   Yeesh.

Anyway-¬† Even though i¬†still feel like I’m up a creek without a paddle some days, I’m trying to keep a positive attitude about it.¬† I could very well just be sitting around moping about it… I could be seriously depressed. Really… it wouldn’t be that hard. But I have to keep the faith.

I KNOW it will all work out.

I KNOW somehow we will be okay.

I CAN’T let it get me down.

After reading this post from (a wonderful blogger who is one of the few people I know to actually read my ramblings) PlaneJaner- Lifeboat

I’ve decided that my new motto is:

When up a creek without a paddle- sing show tunes (or at least something from Glee!)!

With that I must go for now. I have a million things I want to try to write about this week.¬† But, I must go get ready to take the Maniac to the library for story time! ūüôā

 

What I learned at the gym today.

What I learned at the gym today- Day 3

1. Not all Zumba classes are alike.
2. I definitely need new sneakers.

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I took yesterday off because I was really, really, really sore. The good news is that I can now sit down to pee without wanting to cry. YES!

This morning I went and did some cardio- treadmill for 15 minutes and the elliptical for 10. Then I headed to te 8:30 Zumba class.

My gym and play group buddy, V, was already there taking some crazy Turbo Kickboxing Class. She tried to save me a spot, but I was not about to try that this morning. She is more gym savvy than I.  After that was over, she stayed for the Zumba class.

This morning’s class was taught by a different instructor than that one I took on Thursday. This lady, was hard to keep up with and some of the routines were just plain odd.¬†(In one of them she was¬†yelling “I LOVE SALSA!”)¬† I didn’t like it at all, I did manage to stay for the whole class while V did not.¬†

Truth be told, I think everyone was pretty lost. I try not to watch other people (while I’m flailing around feeling like the biggest idiot on the planet)… as I would hope they are not watching me.¬† But today it was pretty obvious that almost everyone was in the same boat.¬†

I am pretty excited about taking a Yoga class tomorrow though!

Oh, and I had a conversation¬†with the personal trainer who was manning the desk when I got there about the Zumba. As as trainer, he doesn’t¬†really like it.. since there isn’t¬†any weight training involved. He said something to the effect of¬† “I see all these desperate¬†housewives come in here every morning for their Zumba, and then they wonder why they aren’t getting results.”

I guess he didn’t¬†think I was a desperate¬†housewife.. what ever that means exactly. hahaha! I promised him that I would do weight training-¬†and he’s not even my trainer. Oh well. I¬†think the Zumba¬†is fun.. so¬†poo¬†on him. ūüėČ

Oh well.. I am going to go find something productive to do. I don’t want to waste all of this good energy sitting on my butt!

Happy Saturday!

ūüôā