Tuesday, August 12, 2014

7-Day Positive Thoughts - Day 5

Back to my Positive Thoughts Challenge - Day 5

1.  Smaller clothes!  One of the best things about finally losing some weight; is that I'm now in a smaller size for many of my clothes.  And, I'm not stopping yet!  I do find myself still trying on or ordering the wrong size online.  I recently bought some new dresses for our upcoming Vegas trip - and I ordered 3 dresses in size large.  They are ALL too big!  Back they go!  It's a nice change from having to return things because they are too small!  :)

 2.  Diet Bets.  This is a great way to keep myself accountable as I get ready to go on a trip to Vegas in September and Hawaii in October.  This is my 3rd diet bet.  I lost my first 2 (each by less than 1 pound - bummer!).  But this time is different!  I'm following the Fast Metabolism Diet plan - and with 1 week down in my current diet bet I'm less than 2 pounds from my goal.  I'm determined to make it out of this round a WINNER!!!!

3.  Vacation!  I love my kiddos - but I think I'm as excited as they are that school starts in 3 weeks and my hubby and I have 2 trips planned.  First to Vegas in Sept and followed by a 10-year anniversary trip to Hawaii in October!  We've been planning this trip for the past year - I'm so excited for it!  9 weeks away (but who's counting)!!

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Friday, August 8, 2014

7-Day Positive Thought Challenge (Day 3 & 4)

Somehow I managed not to publish my Day 3 post yesterday (I blame my migraine) so today is a combined post with Days 3 & 4

Day3 - Positive Thoughts!
1.  My mom and my neighbor - who are so helpful taking care of my girls this summer.  I am so thankful that the girls get to stay home (or in the neighborhood) over the summer instead of going to daycare somewhere else where I'm sure they would be bored.  My neighbor watches my girls every Thursday & Friday --- and they have a special trip to a neighborhood park each week.  It is such a fun way to keep the kiddos busy and entertained each week by exploring something new.
2.  Fast Metabolism Diet --- I love this program!  It is so easy to follow - that since I've fallen off the wagon for the past few weeks and managed to pack on over 5lbs, this program in less than 1 week has taken it right back off.

3.  Excedrine Migraine.  I started to get a migraine at work - and thankfully I carry this stuff around with me (and keep it in my desk).  I wouldn't survive without it!

Day 4
1.  It is FRIDAY & the WEEKEND!!!  I don't think I need to say anymore!

2.  Online shopping --- I love being able to order things on Monday and have them show up at my house on Thursday ----although I'm used to ordering size Large in most things -and all of the dresses that I ordered are too big.  I'm going to have to return them, but maybe I will be able to find them in the store in size Medium instead!!
3.  Haircuts!  I'm getting my hair cut this afternoon - probably the exact same style I have right now, but I love getting my haircut (I just wish I was getting a massage too!)  Sort of between these 2 styles:

Happy Friday!!!!  Enjoy your weekend and be sure to stop and think about 3 things you are thankful for!
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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

7 Day Positive Thought Challenge (Day 2)

Positive Thoughts Day 2
1.  My job.  I know, that seems kind of strange; but I'm thankful that I have a great job where I'm surrounded by great people.  If I have to get up and go to work each day, at least it is at a place I enjoy going and with people who make it fun!!

2.  Puppies.  My brother and his wife just got 2 new lab puppies.  They are so cute I can hardly stand it - and it helps me with a puppy-fix; so I don't feel so bad when my husband reminds me that we can't have a puppy (he doesn't want one, so I have to be on his side).  But, my girls stayed overnight at my brother & sister-in-law's house last week and they got some puppy time too!!!  Love these little ones:

3.  Summer.  We are having a picture perfect summer --- weather-wise!!!! It has been in the mid-80's and pretty close to perfect weather.  I have to remember these days when it is 25 below zero in January.  We had an amazing time at the Paul McCartney outdoor concert on Saturday night.  Here are some pictures during his performances of "Let it Be" and "Live and Let Die".

Happy Tuesday - What are your positive thoughts today????

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Is it really August? 7-Day Challenge!

I have been MIA, it has just been such a busy summer and I really haven't felt like I've had anything to write about - I've just been working and spending time with my family - just trying to enjoy life!  We had a very tragic death in our extended family at the end of June - and since then I've really just been trying to be "in the moment" with my family.  Not a lot of facebook or instagram posting and not any focus on this little notebook blog; and it has been really nice!  I saw a few posts on FB last week though - and one of them really caught my attention - and I thought it was a nice way to ease back into my little blog world again:  Sharing 3 Positives for 7 Days!  I think this is a great challenge and I'm looking forward to getting back into my routine again.  So, here we go:

7-Day Positive Thoughts Challenge
Day 1

  1. My hubby & kiddos - who make me smile and laugh (and sometimes cry) every single day!

     2.  Fresh Grown Tomatoes - my tomato plant is finally producing some amazingly delicious little cherry               tomatoes and I love that both of my kiddos have tried them and like them too!!!
     3.  Coffee - such a fantastic little drink, that gives me the pickup I need to get started on a Monday                     morning!

Anyone else up for this 7-day Challenge?????

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