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Wordless Wednesday ~ Pinterest Pins

I'm a little late but now that I'm working its really hard for me to keep up with all my online stuff....anyway, I'm here for Wordless Wednesday!

Thanks to Deb @ Focused on the Magic for hosting!!! :)

This week we are on to Pinterest.  Here is my picture of the castle during the fireworks.....I love taking pictures during this time!!

Source: Uploaded by user via Grisel on Pinterest
Grisel's 'All Things Disney' Board
For more pinterest pins, check out Focused on the Magic!

Wordless Wednesday ~ The Letter "H"

After a couple weeks off, I'm back to join Deb over at Focused on the Magic for her Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop!!!  These are always fun, and remember to visit Focused on The Magic to see more Wordless Wednesday posts!!

Without further ado, here are my selections for Disney letter "H":

Happy Birthday to my baby girl ~

Hot day spent at Typhoon Lagoon ~

Happiness ~ brought on by wonderful Disney characters!
Have a great day everyone!!!!

New Recipe Flop!

Hey!! So, how many of you thought it was Monday?  Well, if you had the day off yesterday, chances are you spent the day checking your calendar...LOL!  I don't even work, I'm home all day but since my kids were home yesterday I'm all confused today.  LOL, yea it doesn't take much these days!

Anyway, today I attempted a new recipe that I got off the Chew's website.  It was for meatloaf, which I have never attempted to make but since I'm always looking for something new, I decided to give it a try.  I already had all the ingredients, so why not!  All the mixing went great, I even laid it out according to the directions....

I added the cheese in the middle......

then folded it over and placed it in the pan, but it was too big for the loaf pan, so I used my square cake pan....

This may have been where I went wrong because as it cooked, it fell apart.  I didn't even bother to take a picture, it was a mess!  It tasted ok, a little too oniony (I know that's no…

Great weekend-not ready for the Week!

So its Monday night and I'm feeling like its Sunday....why does this happen to me? This weekend flew and it was a good one! Saturday was pretty easy going. We went out early in the afternoon to take our son to hitting practice, then headed to Olive Garden for an early dinner. Unfortunately, there was a 45 minute wait and we were starving since we skipped lunch, so we left. Then we thought of going to Chili's and luckily there was no wait....this one wasn't our first choice but it was better than nothing.

Sunday was a bit crazier. First up was ice skating and it was fantastic! Baby girl passed her test and is moving to basic 2!! This was the child that cried her eyes out on the first day saying that she never wanted to go back, lol! Needless to say she was ecstatic and wanted to tell everyone. After ice skating we headed to my sister-in-law's for our niece's birthday party. It was a small lunch at The Cabin Restaurant in Freehold. On the menu was thin cru… a good way :)

So its been about 2 weeks that I've begun watching what I eat and counting calories and so far I've lost 4 pounds.  I'm so happy, I'm actually seeing results!!  I've been using 2 apps to help me keep track of everything I eat.  The first one is Lose It! and the other is My Fitness Pal.....I have both on my Ipad.  I've had both for a while but in the last 2 weeks I've been really good about logging everything in.  I think this is what has helped me stay on track.
I know its only been 2 weeks but I'm so happy to see some weight come off.  The walking on the treadmill has also begun and I'm hoping to be running again real soon.  The soreness is terrible right now, but its nothing that will stop me.  Even my hubby is losing weight so all is good right now.
We decided to take a small break off the diet today, so we went to eat dinner at Chili's.  All I had was breakfast so my dinner was actually lunch and dinner(not good, I know).  I ordered the Ba…

Back to the Drawing Board!!!

Ugh, I have started so many things over that it feels like I'll never finish anything.....but I will, I just know it!!

First-diet!! That dreadful word-DIET-I hate it, but since I'm starting over I'm also taking a different approach.  First, I am watching my calorie & carb intake, plus I'm open to trying new foods this year.  There are so many recipes out there that are delicious but also healthy and low in calories.  Watching The Chew on ABC has been one of the many shows that has inspired me to cook new meals.  I've also gone back to look through my collection of cookbooks.  Instead of picking out things I would eat, I'm just trying a new recipe once a week.  So far I've like what I've made and so has the family so those are keepers :)

I'm also starting over on my running.  I have not even looked at my treadmill in over 2 months and its shocking how awful I feel when I get back on.  Everything is sore!!  I am determined to start! Since its Frid…

Wordless Wednesday ~ Disney Time Magic

Disney time really is magical~anywhere you have Disney time!  Since we are not sure when our next Disney trip will be, I finally got tickets to take my little princess to see Disney on Ice.  The time here was amazing, fun, entertaining, beautiful and Magical!!

Stop over at Focused on the Magic to see more Disney Time :)

Resolutions.....Not for Me!!

We are over a week into the new year and I keep hearing and reading all about resolutions.  Well, I have decided that I'm not going to make any.  Nope!  Why should I?  I'll probably just break within a month, or sooner.  What I am going to do is continue on my weight loss journey, job search and trying to organize my life!  I feel that making resolutions will just set you up for failure.  I remember when I had a gym membership, the month of January was the worst!  Then February rolls around and all of a sudden the hundreds of people you got used to seeing are gone!  It's crazy!!

So now with my continuation of my goals.....first weight loss.  Both my hubby and I are back on the dieting.  This is our third day and this is the day where I usually break my diet-especially when I'm on low carb.  I feel weak and tired, must be from the reduced carb intake, but since I am not working, I'm able to take an afternoon break.  I'm really hoping to stick this out for the fu…