Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Stepped on Scale: March 29th, 2010.
Lost: 3 pounds. :(
Ditch: Girl Scout Cookies until I lose 5 more pounds.
Intake: 2-3 Liters of water a day
Do's: More Abdominal work. :(
Dont's: Drink less coffee...or drink coffee without sugar....
Next Weight in: MAY 1st. :(
Saturday, March 27, 2010
The choir sang this song as we were leaving Mass today. This weekend we celebrate Palm Sunday and everytime I hear this song, I cry. It is just beautiful. Close your eyes and see yourself standing in front of him calling your name. Just beautiful. -Sandra.
Friday, March 26, 2010
2. I was supposed to weight myself this week and I didn't. I will next week. I feel 100% positive that I have lost "some" weight. I need to gear up on my abdominal work out.
3. I want to saw, I want to create....I want, I want, I want, but I don't seem to have TIME, TIME, TIME!
4. I was looking at the weather for next week, Holy Week, and by Good Friday, we will be in the lower 80's! Fantastico!
5. It is so good to talk, or vent or whatever it is that its bothering you. I got home from the gym last night and I just wanted to talk about all the stress I have had recently and John pulled me to the side and said, "I'm all ears." That was nice of him. Just to vent out my frustrations and release it, not to him, but out from me and not being judge for the way I think or may feel about certain subjects in my life or people surrounding me. I feel much better today. -Sandra.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
So, I grabbed one of Raquel's size 1 diapers and walla! Shamu can sleep comfortable and guilt "pipi" free.
Thank you so much, Yesenia and David for Shamu, Raggedy Ann Doll and clothes you guys are sweet! We loved them all!
Oh and Al Gore, Climate Change my butt!
Mom, why am I sitting in this odd looking chair???
Mom, is feeding time...like B O T T L E time. What is that in front of me, mom? I'm confused!
Mom, that was really weird! Please don't do that again. I don't like the texture of whatever that is!
Mom, please hold my hand, I need emotional support for whatever you are trying to insert in my mouth.
Mom, I really, really, really want B O T T LE time right now. pretty please. look at my eyes and give me what I'm used to. please.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Remember My Words to My disciples, "This kind cometh not out but by prayer and fasting." Can you tread the way I trod? Can you drink of My cup? "All is Well."
Long though the way may seem, there is not one inch too much. I, your Lord, am not only one inch too much. I, your Lord, am not only with you on the journey, -I planned, and am planning, the journey.
There are Joys unspeakable in the way you go.
Courage, Courage, Courage.
After reading this, I burst into tears, because it is courage that I lack due to the uncertainty of the unknown that is coming my way, but this reading today reassure me that All is Well and will be.
Praise the Lord.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Numero Dos: I bought Raquel her first baby spoons and small bowls for feeding. She'll start her baby cereal for a couple of weeks and then we'll start on her veggies. Big milestones coming ahead!
Numero Tres: While roaming around Target, they played this funky song I used to dance long, long, long, long time ago, and when I heard it I said to myself "that song came out when I was young and beautiful and skinner! ugh!
Numero Cuatro: I still can't run and I'm supposed to weight myself this coming Wednesday. I tried on my slacks and walla! they buttoned and zipped right up but I'm still not comfortable wearing them but I see the big difference from three weeks ago. However, I tried on my jeans, and the zipper does not want to do its job of zipping up just yet. Must wait. Patiently.
Numero Cinco: I'm going to sleep. I can't believe I'm still up and I must get up in about 6 1/2 hours.
This morning, I heard on our "oldies but goodies" radio station that we were getting an inch of snow, and the wind chill was 25 degrees. Thankfully, John started insulating the attic today which worked out perfect because he doesn't have to work in a hot attic.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I have been crying for the longest time, I will say since Sofia was born and now that decision has to be made. I spoke to John about it and he supports me, of course he would have liked for me to make that decision later than sooner but he would rather have a happy wife now than later.
I have been praying about this and I will have to be brave and take a leap of faith and trust fully in God and only depend on him for everything.
I know someone who reads this blog, is making a tough decision about homeschooling her kids, I want to tell you that I know your fear, I totally understand it. I know that fear can hold us back but we can't let fear drive us, but let Him drive us instead. I know it is easier said than done. I know that overtime this decision will benefit everyone in my family, and I'm sure all of us will be happier. I will post what that decision is next week, just in case anyone still bothers to read our family blog.
All I ask is for prayers.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Movie: The Importance of Being Ernest
I watched this movie back in 2002 as part of my English 102 homework. I was not very much into Independent films, however, I felt in love with it and after 8 years, I decided to watch it again. John saw it with me then, but had no interest in watching a second time, even if it had been 8 long years! I was not really much into movies when I met John back in 1999, I don't remember seeing any at all, in fact, when I saw this movie again, I was surprise to see Colin Firth (Mr. Darcy) in this movie! Colin plays a wealthy man in love with a lady whose mother interviews every suitable man interested in her daughter.
At any rate, If you like English Comedy and want to see Colin Firth, he's fabulous in this movie as well. Must have the subtitles on just to understand the dialog; I swear they speak so fast, I had to rewind several times to read it. I will not spoil this movie, if anyone is still ready my blog, but I give it a 7.5 out of 10, for bad language, not suitable for kids, but ok to watch as a couple. No nudity at all.
Love it! John, again, didn't want to see this movie with me either but by the last number of the movie he came to join me. Very interesting plot and all I have to say about this movie is that if you are a cheat, liar and murderer you come winning; if you are honest and innocent you come out hang and losing your marriage.
A very dark comedy about show business. Not for kids at all. I loved this movie because of the awesome dancing in this movie and upbeat, however, the message is not a very positive one.
I give it a big "zero" for family friendly.
I have always been a fan of salt. But I think I over did it this time. My personal goal is to drink two liters of water everyday. Friday, I only had one glass and one before I went to bed. Saturday, I forgot to drink any water and by 3pm I was dying, I couldn't even bend.
I don't want to experience that again so from now on my salt intake will be moderate, salt is not worth that much pain to me! -Sandra.
Monday, March 8, 2010
But, then we had a pretty warm day two weeks ago and walla! My enthusiasm came back and decided that I was not going to quit! My pants are way too cute to stay in the closet collecting dust. So, I went back to the gym and did whatever it took to start losing the extra 20 lbs I have to shed and since then, I have regained more energy and now I'm determined that I will fit in my jeans again. My Plantar Faciistis will not keep me from exercising and looking cute in my pants and skirts.
I have decided to go to the "Naturalizer" store and get me comfortable shoes with good heal cushion so that I don't have to wear my running shoes to work anymore.
Right now, I feel that nothing fits. I'm still wearing my maternity pants even though they don't fit me, but with the help of the Bella Band, I purchased when I became pregnant with Sofia, it is holding my maternity pants in place, as soon as my regular pants start fitting a little bit better, I'll switch my Bella Band to hold them in place until I don't need the Band anymore but in the meantime; I'm in that "in between" phase where nothing fits.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Enjoying a very warm Texas day! The last time Raquel went outside was back in early January. I had to make sure she felt the warmth of the Sun today.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I really, really, really want to see Evan and really, really, really want to laugh at Ochocinco. The last time I watched this show was to see cool Emmitt Smith. He was fun to watch. I can't sit through much of this show without getting bored so, if Evan gets voted off, I'm off too. I don't bother voting, too much work!
New 'Dancing With the Stars' cast revealed
Posted on March 2, 2010 at 7:02 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A "Baywatch" babe, an astronaut and a gold medal figure skater are among those who'll compete on the upcoming spring season of "Dancing With the Stars."
Host Tom Bergeron and former finalist Melissa Rycroft revealed the cast of the ABC dance show Monday. It includes Pamela Anderson, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and reality stars Jake Pavelka and Kate Gosselin.
Also competing for the mirrorball trophy will be: gold medal figure skater Evan Lysacek, sportscaster Erin Andrews, singer Nicole Scherzinger, football star Chad Ochocinco and actors Shannen Doherty, Aiden Turner and Niecy Nash.
"Dancing With the Stars" returns on March 22.
Monday, March 1, 2010
I'm loving it! It's Sofia's, but is mine when she's eating and sleeping!!
Here's Raquel showing her flexes!
Raquel was not harmed in this video either.
Sofia enjoying her tricycle gift from Auntie Yesenia