Sunday, September 25, 2011


The commissary has bags of apples on sale for $1 a bag right now. This is an amazing price because they are normally over $3 per bag. I bought 6 bags today and have already turned 3 bags into 3 quarts of applesauce. I have been trying my hand at canning with a water bath canner. I have made some jams, preserves, syrups, and now applesauce. Some day I hope to move up with a pressure canner but I am loving finding new recipes that can help from having to buy items in the grocery store that have unnecessary ingredients.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

I Just Cashed In My Swagbucks

I just cashed in my Swagbucks for another $5 gift card. I love Swagbucks because it is easy and I do not have to do anything that I do not normally do to earn points. I have it set up as my search bar. I randomly earn Swagbucks for the searches. They also put out codes in their blog, Facebook, or Twitter. If I am on then I can get those bucks too. I do not usually catch them and manage to earn about one $5 gift card per month. It is not much but it is free and I LOVE free.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

I weighed in at 202.2 pounds this morning. A small loss for me. I think a large portion of this loss is due to the amount of exercise taking the motorcycle riding course was. I know it had nothing to do with the homemade carrot cake cupcakes we made for our Mothers' birthdays this past weekend.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Motorcycle Class

I spent 7:30 A.M. til 4:30 P.M. on Thursday and Friday taking the beginner motorcycle rider course. Learning to ride a motorcycle was a lot more challenging than I could have ever imagined. I used more muscles in two days than I have in the last 10 years, I think. I was so sore after the days were over and am still sore today. It was slow starting for me being brand new at it but I eventually managed to get through it. I did pass both of my tests and am now working on getting the motorcycle endorsement on my license. It takes a bit of extra work since we are overseas with the military and I cannot just run to my local DMV. Overall I am proud of myself and would like to keep riding in the future.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday and More

I weighed in at 205.8 today. A horrible gain. I have not been watching my food intake and exercising. I have also had a few too many no bake cookies and cinnamon rolls. Have I told you how much I love home made sweets.

I am taking a two day motorcycle riders course starting tomorrow. If you have a few extra wishes or prayers please send them this way. I am nervous to take the class as I have never been in control of a motorcycle before. The Man got a perfect score on his class and test so I have a lot to live up to. Also, The Man is going to have to keep The Princess and The Little Boys happy while I am gone. The Little Boys will be fine. I am a little nervous about The Princess. She has not been without me since birth and will have to take a bottle while I am gone. I am sure they will do fine but it is nerve wracking being gone the first time for me.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I Miss Me

While I love being able to stay home to be with my children when they are small I miss working. I miss the daily interaction with people who are not my family members. I miss the opportunity to be told what a great job I do every day. I miss getting dressed, doing my hair, and feeling confident. I have lost all of this by staying home. I am not one who likes to have to try to find play groups or what not because I always feel judged in those situations. I am afraid one of my kids will be to rough or make too big a mess. Because of this I stay home and don't take them out and about to meet people. This makes for a really lonely life. The other thing that drives me crazy is not being able to depend on The Man's work schedule. I knew marrying him life wouldn't be easy because of the military but I really never knew it would be as difficult as it is. It seems that every time I plan something he has to work or cannot take leave. I am just venting because I had made plans for myself and for the family this weekend and once again his work schedule messed it all up. I am stuck here sitting at home fuming with a ruined weekend on my hands. I miss the time when I was an employee and had more time for myself.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

Today I am at 201.8 pounds. That is a gain of .4 pound. I am not too concerned with that because that tiny bit could be from anything. Staying at the same weight isn't a huge deal although I would have loved to see a bit of a loss. I am going to guess it is due to the ice cream I had last night a bit too late. 'Til next week - Have a great week.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

I have a headache, I am tired, and my feet hurt....

I have a headache, I am tired, and my feet hurt. Why? Because I spent a good while today deep cleaning parts of the house and shampooing some carpets and rearranging the living room furniture. I also started on a Halloween craft and rode my bike to the store and around the base with S. I feel like I got a lot accomplished today but I still have more I need to do. I have a ton of laundry to do tomorrow. I am hoping to make a huge dent in it so that the rest of the week will run a lot more smoothly.