Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wk 7, Day 4 - Thursday, 17-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
Hope in Front of Me - Danny Gokey

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for I am caught up again on my subcon work.
  • Thank you God the kids had a half day of school.
  • Thank you God for Costco's return policy.
  • Thank you God it's a 3.5 day weekend for the kids.
  • Thank you God for free movies to borrow from the library.
THOUGHTS:
  • Not a lot of thoughts.
  • Got to help out for the Civil War event in my son's class today.  It was fun and I will miss doing this stuff when he goes to middle school.
  • I need to get back to taking the probiotic, krill and ACV.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - forgot
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - forgot
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - during snack
  • Water
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Finish and return Wednesday's subcon work.
  • Get all of Thursday's subcon work done today.
  • Renew library books at Perry
  • Pick up prescriptions 
  • Pickup DVD from Perry
  • Get milk for Civil War stuff
  • Volunteer for son's class
  • Costco - get new microwave, sausage, Lysol wipes, snacks for kids, 9V batteries
  • Change out the living room smoke detector battery
  • Put back master bedroom smoke detector properly
  • Clean stuff off of living room ceiling
  • Get dad's Escort washed
  • Install new microwave
  • Reorganize frig
  • Refill water jugs
  • Laundry:  uniforms (1 load), clothes (2 loads), towels (2 loads), rugs (2 loads)
  • Clean both bathrooms
  • Sweep house
  • Get honey, grapes
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:30 pm - 5:30 am (7 hrs) - Not enough sleep.
  • 3:30 pm - 4:45 pm (1.5 hrs) - I still need more sleep.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (7:15 am) - breakfast burrito, iced tea

Lunch (1:30 pm) - 1/2 toasted parmesan chicken sub, 1/4 steak & cheese toasted sub

Dinner (6:15 pm) - soup

Snacks (late) - sour cream & onion Lay's chips

EXERCISE:  rest day

Wk 7, Day 3 - Wednesday, 16-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:


Oh Praise Him - David Crowder Band

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for yummy subs.
  • Thank you God for yummy cake.
  • Thank you God for the kids' karate Master.  He really gives a lot every class and more.
  • Thank you God for the ability to hear.
  • Thank you God for time with my husband to just kick back and connect.
THOUGHTS:
  • Talked to a friend of mine who works for Vanguard and he loves it there.  I also talked to a recruiter at Vanguard last week at the job fair and will be applying for a couple jobs there tomorrow, as well as to Charles Schwab.  I really want to get into this area of finances and the big companies will pay for licensing and they have classes to study for the licenses.  Very cool.
  • I saw on my friend, Craig's FB about oil pulling, but it sounds interesting and wondering if it's something the kids and I could do.  I know it's too weird for my husband, but I'm game.  
  • Added an extension app called Facebook Favorite to Chrome.  I like now I can favorite a post that someone writes that I like.  So, when you add this extension in Chrome (I don't know what that would be for Internet Explorer or Firefox), it puts at the top right of your browser a star with a F on it and you can click on that to view all the FB things you favorited.  And for every post, near the "Like" button is the "Favorite" button.  Very cool.
  • More job search stuff in between everything else.
  • Got about 80% of my work turned in today but a zillion interruptions dragged this out and I was really tired from sleep deprivation.  Happy to have gotten this much done despite.
  • Love when my husband and I can set aside the cares of the day and just connect.  He loves when he just play and I sing.  He doesn't care that I'm off key or anything.  
  • Put the Tens unit on my back for quite some time today (lower back) and I hope it helps with preventing me from hurting tomorrow and other days.  Thank you, Jesus.
  • My ears are a little clogged today or feel stuffy and it hurts to yawn.  I am guessing that the music was too loud for me last night with the concert.  Next time we won't be so close and I'll bring ear plugs if I need them.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - forgot
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - forgot
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - during snack
  • Water
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
  • Tens unit on my lower back to ease any potential soreness from all the standing yesterday.
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Scan & email M the bill.
  • Contact R to get me more details on the position.
  • Get milk for Civil War stuff
  • Volunteer for son's class
  • Get honey, grapes
  • Get DVD player cleaner
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 12:45 am - 5:30 am (4.75 hrs) - definitely not enough sleep
  • 9:15 am - 10:45 am (1.5 hrs) - got woken up by a phone call
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (7:15 am) - breakfast burrito, iced tea

Lunch (1:30 pm) - toasted meatball sub

Snack (6:15 pm) - part of a piece of Snickers cake

Dinner (6:15 pm) - no dinner

EXERCISE:  rest day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wk 7, Day 2 - Tuesday, 15-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
My God - Jeremy Camp

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for the Foster the People concert.
  • Thank you God the crowd at the concert was great.  No one used even one word of profanity.
  • Thank you God for the girls who let me back in line.
  • Thank you God for safety.
  • Thank you God for the physical stamina to stand for so long.
THOUGHTS:
  • I'm not feeling 100% yet, but I feel significantly better than yesterday and Sunday night, so I am happy that I am on the mend.  Praise God for His healing, for my husband letting me rest yesterday, the Tens unit and more sleep yesterday morning.
  • My husband got us tickets for Foster the People awhile back, a real treat.  And it was at the Marquee in Tempe.  We got to go with our friend DB.  We had a great time.  The band played for over 1.5 hrs with maybe a short few minute break for a 2-3 song encore.  The group that opened was called Young and Sick and I like the sound of the music, though I have no clue what the lyrics were.  Since my back wasn't feeling well for a week, I was worried whether I could stand for 3 hrs.  Praise God I was able to do this, though, I was very tired afterwards.  This was my husband's first rock concert ever and I'm so glad we could experience it together.
  • Very thankful that I got all my work done by around 5 pm, so I wouldn't have to worry when we got home to do the work or cram it in early in the morning.
  • It felt great to not have to worry about getting the taxes done as they were already filed and the IRS and the State have accepted my returns electronically.
  • Grateful for naps.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast
  • Water
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
  • Tens unit on my upper back.
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Get honey, grapes, sugar, crackers
  • Get DVD player cleaner
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 11:00 pm - 5:45 pm (6.75 hrs) - Not enough sleep.  But I feel SIGNIFICANTLY better than yesterday.  Praise Almighty God!
  • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm (0.5 hr) - Helped, but I wanted to sleep more.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (8:45 am) - some egg stuff the kids made

Lunch (12:15 pm) - a whopper with fries, onion rings, Dr. Pepper

Dinner (6:15 pm) - 2.5 chicken strips, Dr. Pepper, fried zucchini

EXERCISE:  rest day

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wk 7, Day 1 - Monday, 14-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:


At Your Name (about 1:40) - Phil Wickham

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for the Tens unit again.
  • Thank you God my husband did a lot of the things I normally do because I couldn't.
  • Thank you God I got all my Friday work turned in on time.
  • Thank you God I got all my Monday work turned in early.
  • Thank you God my back is starting to feel a little better.
THOUGHTS:
  • My husband had to get up early and take the kids to school because my lower back still wasn't too good, though, a little better than yesterday.  He also had to take care of lunch and do some stuff for me since it was hurting me to do things.  I'm pretty sure that he will never attempt to do what he did that caused me this back injury.
  • I'm really bummed that this injury made me miss working out totally last week and possibly this week.  My psoas was really tight, which I think was because of all the violent coughing.  I forgive my husband.
  • I need to be feeling a lot better tomorrow.  
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast
  • Water, iced tea
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
  • Tens unit on my lower and upper back.
  • Heat on my back.
  • Worked on my psoas, but lightly.
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Get honey, grapes, sugar, crackers
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 11:15 pm - 6:45 am (7.5 hrs) - my lower back doesn't feel that great, maybe from wearing heels the other day and the coughing fit from the day before, and my menstrual cycle.
  • 10:00 am - 11:30 am (1.5 hrs) - I wanted to sleep longer but my daughter woke me up with a phone call from school.  But, this did help me.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (8:00 am) - some egg stuff the kids made

Lunch (1:00 pm) - bacon cheddar hot & spicy mcchicken, some fries

Dinner (7:00 pm) - g

EXERCISE:  rest day

Monday, April 14, 2014

Wk 6, Day 7 - Sunday, 13-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:


Lord I Need You (starts at 3:40) - Matt Maher & Kristian Stanfill

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for the Tens unit.
  • Thank you God for the tools I have to help with my lower back.
  • Thank you God the day is almost over.
  • Thank you God for good food.
  • Thank you God for money to get groceries.
THOUGHTS:
  • We have been completely out of eggs for maybe 4 days now and it's really hard to live without eggs.  They are a core staple in our diet and I can't imagine not being able to eat eggs.  Maybe that's why I haven't felt as good.
  • Since my daughter who was doing part of the laundry didn't do it well, she now ends up having to iron 2 loads of laundry.  I've told her repeatedly to pay attention and as soon as the clothes are done drying in the dryer, take them out to fold and to hang up.  She lied and told me that she immediately hung up the clothes but every single item that I pulled out of mine were incredibly wrinkled.  She will probably be ironing for a couple hours at this rate or most of Sunday.
  • Our daughter has been grounded from using any of our home computers or smartphones because she tested me last week in something.  I was tired of it happening repeatedly and said if it happened one more time, this would happen.  It was a hard week for her to not have the resources she's needed to get her homework done, but I had to follow through on what I said and not cave in, which is what she expected.  The grounding is over at 3 pm today, but I'm fairly unhappy about the clothing thing.
  • The cable I bought for the iPhone 5c to recharge it from my laptop seems to work well and is sturdy.  The cable is a bit stiff, though.  The only thing I don't like about the USB iPhone charges is they will not charge if they are connected via a USB hub.  It needs to go directly into the laptop and with two iPhones, that takes up 2 of the 4 USB ports I have.  The hub takes up one port and my subcon job takes up another port.  It's bout $11, much less than going to Target or buying from the Apple store.  It also has a lifetime warranty.
  • As the day wore on, I felt worse and worse.  I think the ice made it worse.  While at church, I was feeling not only pain in my lower back, but pains down both sides of my legs.  Because I felt so bad, I did end up trying to nap a bit, but the pain felt bad.  Anyway, the more I stood, especially to make the burgers and fries on the hard kitchen tile, the worse my back felt.  

    I believe this back pain was brought on Tuesday with my husband, something he didn't mean to do, which caused me to violently cough for near an hour, throw up and lots of congestion for the next 24 hrs plus.  Hopefully this didn't cause a hernia and maybe just tightened up my psoas.  Then, wearing heels a couple days later for hours, all the walking and stuff I had to carry, and all the activities on Friday and the weekend, was too much.  My body wanted to rest. 
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast
  • Water, iced tea
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
  • Tens unit on my lower back
  • Both ice and heat on my back.
  • Worked on my psoas.
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Get eggs, bread, honey, grapes, sugar, crackers
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 11:15 pm - 6:45 am (7.5 hrs) - my lower back doesn't feel that great, maybe from wearing heels the other day and the coughing fit from the day before, and my menstrual cycle.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (7:45 am) - breakfast burrito & iced tea

Lunch (1:30 pm) - turkey sandwiches which our son made

Dinner (7:00 pm) - gourmet burgers & homemade fries that my daughter and I made

EXERCISE:  rest day

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Wk 6, Day 6 - Saturday, 12-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
Not Where I Belong - Building 429

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God our son got asked to join the Phx Boys Choir!!!
  • Thank you God for safety in driving.
  • Thank you God for toilets.
  • Thank you God I got somewhat of a break today.
  • Thank you God for an overcast day.
THOUGHTS:
  • Our son got to spend the morning with the Phx Boys Choir and audition at the end of it, before they hold formal auditions.  He has no formal voice or musical training other than what he has had in school and they think he will fit in well to the choir.  However, he would be starting off in the Training section, although, they offered for him to go up a level from there.  We feel that if he does join, that getting formal training for several months or so would greatly help him.  Very cool.  It's a bit expensive, so we have to see how our financial situation is, but it's a possibility.  They practice twice a week for 10 months out of the year.
  • My husband woke up feeling dizzy and not that great, but he went ahead and came to the finale of the Boys Choir Morning Camp I took our son, too and the audition afterwards.  Shortly after we came home we both napped for a good part of the afternoon.
  • Very behind on my subcon work.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - dinner
  • Water, iced tea
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Laundry:  clothes (1 load), uniforms (1 load)
  • Take son to Phx Boys Camp & audition
  • Get put into Banner's Job System
  • Get eggs, bread, honey
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:30 pm - 4:45 am (6.25 hrs) - woke up wide awake and couldn't get back to sleep
  • 9:15 am - 9:45 am (0.25 hr) - felt so sleepy after dropping off our son in Phx to eventually audition for the Phx Boys Choir
  • 3:15 pm - 6:15 pm (3 hrs) - wow, the longest nap I've done in a long time and my husband, too
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (7:45 am) - breakfast burrito & iced tea

Lunch (1:30 pm) - hearty skillet from Denny's and some of my husband's pancake

Dinner (7:00 pm) - dinner smoothie - pineapple, cantaloupe, blueberries, stevia, whey protein, ground flaxseed, cinnamon, almond milk, ice, water


EXERCISE:  rest day

Wk 6, Day 5 - Friday, 11-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
Everything - Lifehouse

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for work.
  • Thank you God it's Friday.
  • Thank you God our kids' Master gives so much.
  • Thank you God for Victory in You.
  • Thank you God for good food to eat.
THOUGHTS:
  • Been a bit out of it today.  Just too much to do.
  • I think taking my meds & supps last night messed up my system some as it's used to taking it much earlier in the day.  Had a hard time focusing and just didn't feel right today physically.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast
  • Water  
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Remove skin & fat from thighs
  • Electronically pay Turbo Tax fee
  • File 2013 Fed & State Taxes
  • Laundry:  clothes (2 loads)
  • Take kids to karate
  • Get eggs, bread, honey
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 9:45 pm - 5:30 am (7.75 hrs) - good sleep, had dreams, but they didn't seem too bad
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (7:30 am) - 1/2 cup oats (dried), 1 cup water, 1 banana, 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1 Tbspn natural peanut butter, 1/2 scoop ground flaxseed, ground cinnamon

Lunch (11:45 pm) - hot & spicy mcchicken, some fries

Dinner (5:15 pm) - breaded chicken patty with salad and turmeric cilantro rice


EXERCISE:  rest day

Friday, April 11, 2014

Wk 6, Day 4 - Thursday, 10-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
The End - Natalie Grant

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God my husband got to make a lot of contacts at the job fair today.
  • Thank you God we got to pick up the kids on time so they would not have to cross a busy main street themselves.
  • Thank you God for safety in all the driving we did.
  • Thank you God I was able to get resume paper at Staples for less than the cost at Costco online.
  • Thank you God my son's left foot is feeling better.
THOUGHTS:
  • It was an exhausting day with very little sleep.  The University of Phx stadium is about an hour's drive from where we live in light traffic.  All in all, it was very well organized and we made quite a few contacts, which I will follow up over the weekend or Monday.  I have to catch up on my subcon work.
  • I didn't even get my work until 5:30 pm and was exhausted before I started.  Worked for 3-4 hrs, but it wasn't enough.  Only got like 40% of the work done and turned in.  Got to finish tomorrow.
  • Helping my son with his foot is eluding me.  I think the electrical stimulation via the Tens unit is helping, but he's still having pain in his foot.
  • From the time I woke up at 5:30 am to the time I went to bed at 9:45 pm, it was go, go, go.  Glad every day isn't like this.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - dinner
  • Water  
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Laundry:  clothes (1 load)
  • Get eggs, bread, honey
  • Get resume paper
  • Dye hair.
  • Wax upper lip and sideburns.
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 11:45 pm - 5:30 am (5.5 hrs) - my husband did wake me up probably around 4 am, but I was able to get back to sleep.  Today is the 2nd day not a lot of sleep.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (7:30 am) - breakfast burrito & a Dr. Pepper (need energy to get thru today)

Lunch (11:45 pm) - hot & spicy mcchicken, some fries

Snack (4:45 pm) - Typhoon freezie and funyons

Dinner (5:15 pm) - breaded chicken patty with salad and turmeric cilantro rice


EXERCISE:  rest day

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wk 6, Day 3 - Wednesday, 9-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
Victory in Jesus/Power of the Blood

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for getting my subcon work done early.
  • Thank you God I got our taxes done.  
  • Thank you God the kids got to go to Advanced Karate class tonight.
  • Thank you God I am not in physical pain today.
  • Thank you God for the tools You give us.
THOUGHTS:
  • Thankfully I had all my tax stuff fairly organized and was able to get on Turbo Tax to do everything.  I need to confirm a few things and get documentation for those, but otherwise, I can actually electronically file my taxes now.  I will do this tomorrow sometime and with 5 days to spare.  Woohoo!  It wasn't too bad.
  • Our son's left foot hasn't been feeling well.  I used trigger point stuff to help him yesterday, but it didn't really help.  Maybe I have the wrong areas.  Today I am using the Tens unit to see if that helps or not.  He says his foot is feeling better - I had him do two 15 minute sessions on his foot (1 electrode on top of his foot, the other on the bottom at the ball of his foot), and one 15 minute session to the left of his left shin, the upper portion.  Tomorrow before school I'll do this again for him, but I'll use 4 electrodes to save time.
  • Tomorrow my husband and I are going to a job fair.  It's far from where we live and hopefully it is fruitful for us.
  • Stayed on track today with my subcon work and got that done early enough so I could work on taxes, which I was going to do over the weekend, but thankful it's now done and I don't have to worry about that.  I just need to review the stuff and pay for it.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - morning
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - lunch
  • Water  
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
  • Tens unit on upper back/shoulders
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Laundry:  clothes (1 load)
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:00 pm - 2:15 am, intermittent 2:30 am - 5:30 am ---> my body felt stiff and achy.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (7:30 am) - steak and egg burrito

Lunch (2:30 pm) - a mantecada

Dinner (5:15 pm) - homemade General Tso's Chicken with Turmeric Cilantro rice

Snack (8:30 pm) - some sort of slushie thing from Taco Bell


EXERCISE:  rest day

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Wk 6, Day 2 - Tuesday, 8-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:

Alive - Young & Free

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for money to pay bills.
  • Thank you God Amazon was able to ship a new Tens unit to us same day and we were also able to get the iPhone cable same day, too, but only having to pay for same day for 1 item.
  • Thank you God for Your favor.
  • Thank you God that You inhabit the praises of Your people.
  • Thank you God for peace.
THOUGHTS:
  • This morning after we dropped my daughter off for Women's Choir, my son and I went to go wash my dad's Escort.  Last year, my husband and I got this washed and it really needed it today.  You could barely see out of the windows as it was covered in dust.  The trunk was absolutely filthy and horrifying.  He had stuff all over the inside, but since it was cleaned late last summer, at least it wasn't as bad as it was then.

    We worked hard and quickly for about 45 min. to get this cleaned and tossed out a lot of stuff.  We used 4 of the high powered vacuums for this.  I wished I had taken before and after pictures of the trunk, because it was unbelievably gross.  Now, it's acceptable.  Next week my son and I will take the care and detail it even more and I'll get the tires checked.  Now both my dad's cars are cleaned and organized.
  • My husband and I were goofing around and he was telling me he wanted to work on some trigger points on me which resulted in me getting really congested and having a severe coughing fit that had me throwing up and threw out my back.  Not good.  Anyway, my plans were to workout today doing a Zuzka HIIT but now my back needs a few days to recover.  And I had to call the subcon place to take a light load today.  I doubt my husband will ever try to do that again because this is costing us some money.  He felt really bad about this.
  • I'm going to learn to do HTML and CSS.  I started with some lessons last night.  Will work through one lesson at a time and see how this goes.  Liking this.
  • Today we had more money going out than coming in, but I am believing that God will just generously bless.  The things that went out, 3 larger bills, were all paid quite a bit early and this is the second month we've been able to do that.  Hopefully this will be a trend to be able to pay bills early and I feel very grateful to be able to do this.
  • Grateful son earned 3 coupons to get free burgers at In-N-Out Burgers.  I didn't want one as I'm not feeling so great, but I was worried about what to do for dinner this evening and God answered with free burgers.  There's a little bit of leftovers so I can have that or soup.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - didn't do
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - lunch
  • Water (iced tea) - 
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Laundry:  clothes (1 load)
  • Replace Tens unit
  • Pay son's book deposit for middle school.
  • Wash dad's Escort inside/out
  • Get front and rear sunshades for dad's Escort
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get an extra charger for the iPhone 5C
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:00 pm - 5:45 am (7.75 hrs) - I felt rested and don't recall any bad dreams 
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (8:15 am) - breakfast burrito & iced tea ---> wrong choice, but I was on the road doing stuff, way too much food for how I'm feeling

Lunch (12:30 pm) -  a bacon & cheddar hot & spicy mcchicken and a little bit of fries ---->  didn't really feel like eating

Dinner (6:45 pm) - a cheeseburger, 7 up, 1/2 order of fries from In-N-Out Burger (our son earned free burgers so thank you In-N-Out)


EXERCISE:  rest day

Monday, April 7, 2014

Wk 6, Day 1 - Monday, 7-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
Washed Over Me - Adam Cappa

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for keeping my husband and the other driver safe.
  • Thank you God I chose to dwell on good thoughts and diffuse anger by submitting it to You.
  • Thank you God I got all my subcon work done just before the kids got home from school.
  • Thank you God for my kids stood in the gap for me in an area that is important to me.
  • Thank you God for extra money.
THOUGHTS:
  • God has definitely given me much grace today.  I was really out of it regarding not getting enough sleep and awful sleep, mind you.  I will need to pray and ask God to help me in the sleep area as many nights recently I've been plagued with bad dreams.  I dreamed about cars at one point, two dreams, and one involving an accident.
  • My husband got into a minor car accident that did not damage to the other vehicle (thankfully because it was a BMW) and it only damaged our front license plate.  I praise God for His protection.  
  • Working to direct my thoughts and emotions to the Lord and that they would be pleasing to Him above all.  Not going to let the devil use my emotions to run my marriage and household.
  • Technically I had time to workout today, but did not due to lack of sleep.  Which, my body is already in a state of stress.  I will only do the intense workouts when I have adequate rest.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - morning/afternoon
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast  
  • Water (no iced tea) - 
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Laundry:  clothes (1 load)
  • Sent note to CPA to see if I can exchange 2 red polos I bought that were the wrong size.
  • Deposit C money.
  • Send note to BJ about son's book deposit.
  • Print out Speech & Debate stuff for daughter.
  • Pay son's book deposit for middle school.
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get an extra charger for the iPhone 5C
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:30 pm - 1:15 am, 5:15 am - 6:00 am, 6:15 am - 7:15 am, 7:30 - 8:45 am (5.75 hrs) - Seriously, this really is a really awful way to sleep and still the cumulative is not enough sleep.  Feeling really pukey as a result of it.  
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (10:00 am) - vienna sausages and a mantecada

Lunch (1:30 pm) -  just a few bites of bacon pasta with marinara sauce (homemade from last week) ---> eventually I ate the serving, which was about 1/3 of a bowl

Dinner (6:45 pm) - 1/2 bowl of what I had for lunch


EXERCISE:  rest day

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Wk 5, Day 7 - Sun, 6-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:


Need You Now - Plumb

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for me choosing to step into my Destiny today with some gestures.
  • Thank you God Robby Dawkins got to pray for me personally, even though I did not get to hear him preach because I was in Children's Ministry.
  • Thank you God I got to teach in Children's Ministry. 
  • Thank you God for YouTube.
  • Thank you  God for a nice dinner with my family.
THOUGHTS:
  • My husband reminded me it doesn't do any good to work so much such that we need to spend that extra money on health issues, so today I'm not hardly doing anything with regards to my subcon job, though it's challenging.
  • I got the okay on my husband for something even though he doesn't necessary understand.  I had a dream on the topic last night, but I don't really remember any details other than one word, so I'm going to go ahead and step out on faith on this one and see what God will do.
  • Had to follow through on our daughter on something I told her not to do and she tested me to see if I would follow through.  I told her the next time it happened, the consequences will be a lot worse and she tested me today, so I had to follow through.  This part of parenting really hurts and stinks, but it's for her own good.
  • Seriously, it's depressing to know that a lot of core families have left our church, many of them, but not all of them.  I learned today there was another family that left a month ago.  Very bummed.  G really likes that family, too.
  • Watched Robby Dawkins do a 2 day conference on YT.  Powerful stuff.
  • It felt good to not work today and just take a break.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - not today
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast  
  • Water (and iced tea) - 
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get an extra charger for the iPhone 5C
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:15 pm - 4:30 am (6.25) - I woke up with a dream and couldn't get back to sleep, so I spent a lot of time with God.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (6:30 am) - eggs with brussel sprout melange

Breakfast 2 (9:00 am) - 2 donuts

Lunch (12:15 pm) -  2/3rds bowl of beef chow mein

Dinner (6:00 pm) - at Tao Garden with all of my local family - made a total pig of myself.


EXERCISE:  rest day

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Wk 5, Day 6 - Saturday, 5-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
Never Once - One Sonic Society

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God our son's rating went up again.
  • Thank you God for good foods.
  • Thank you God for sales and great buys.
  • Thank you God for good traffic flow.
  • Thank you God for nice weather.
THOUGHTS:
  • Love cooking with my husband.
  • Our son had another chess tournament.  Today he placed 7th out of 36th in his section and his rating went up from 944 to 1008.  So glad he broke 1000.  He wont 3 games, tied one, and lost one.
  • Challenging being a parent.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - morning
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast  
  • Water (no iced tea) - sparingly
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
  • Tens unit - shoulders
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Take son to chess tournament - me
  • Take son to lunch - husband
  • End of chess tournament - both
  • Return books to Perry. - me
  • Finish Friday subcon work
  • Get some Saturday subcon work done
  • Laundry:  uniforms (1 load) towels (1 load), clothes (2 loads)
  • Use both $10 vouchers for Amazon local 
  • Clean bathroom 1
  • Clean bathroom 2
  • Pickup daughter's prescription.
  • Get - toothpaste, wipes, Awesome
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get an extra charger for the iPhone 5C
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Gather in receipts for C.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:00 pm - 5:45 am (7.75 hrs) - had nightmares throughout the night.  Very restless sleep.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (6:30 am) - 1/2 cup organic oats with 1 cup water, 1 tbpn peanut butter, 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1/2 scoop ground flaxseed, cinnamon, banana

Lunch (12:15 pm) -  2 honey BBQ wings, roasted chicken breast, steak fries, a slice of pizzza

Dinner (8:00 pm) - beef chow mein (homemade)

Snacks (various times) - some chocolate cookies, a black berry slush thing

EXERCISE:  rest day

Friday, April 4, 2014

Wk 5, Day 5 - Friday, 4-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:

You're Not Alone - Meredith Andrews

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for good food.
  • Thank you God it's Friday.
  • Thank you God for cool weather.
  • Thank you God for smiles.
  • Thank you God for prayers.
THOUGHTS:
  • It's been now a little over 2 weeks doing the ACV (apple cider vinegar) in the morning with water, probiotics for the kids.  And, we've nearly eliminated dairy from our daughter's diet.  The inside of her elbows are looking significantly better and the eczema is a lot less.  Her face is a lot clearer.  Not sure which of those it is, but I believe the ACV is one of the main things and probably the near elimination of dairy.

    Also, we notice our son's breath has been doing a lot better, so I think over his digestive system is doing much better.
  • Been a challenging day to stay focused.  I went way too long without eating and just didn't feel good twice today and I really need to be better about this.  I've been eating breakfast earlier and sometimes lunch later.  I've now decided I need to have a mid morning snack to help me feel better.
  • Physically, mentally, emotionally I felt very off today.  Didn't hardly get any of my subcon work done.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - morning
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast  
  • Water (no iced tea) - sparingly
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
  • Trigger point & myofascial release for glutes & hams
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Refill vitamin/supp case.
  • Laundry:  uniforms (1 load) towels (1 load), clothes (3 loads)
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get an extra charger for the iPhone 5C
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Gather in receipts for C.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:30 pm - 6:00 am (7.5 hrs) - still a little tired, but slept through most of the night only waking up a couple times instead of throughout the night like the previous two nights.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (6:30 am) - 1/2 cup organic oats with 1 cup water, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1.5 tbpns peanut butter, 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1/2 scoop ground flaxseed, cinnamon, banana

Lunch (1:15 pm) -  1 rib, 1 piece of beef brisket, a roasted chicken thigh, some wedges, a piece of corn on the cob, cole slaw and some pork & beans, also tried a little bit of all the sauces, but like the spicy one the best, which had some devil name or something like that ---> lunch was at Famous Dave's and we definitely had a lot leftover.

Dinner (8:15 pm) - 2 slices of pizza, cole slaw

Snacks (various times) - some chocolate cookies

EXERCISE:  rest day

Wk 5, Day 5 - Thurs, 3-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:

Open Up The Heavens - Meredith Andrews

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God my husband interviewed in person today at the company he's had multiple interviews with already.
  • Thank you God my dad was able to pick up the kids.
  • Thank you God for Geno's Pizza, when I really don't feel like cooking.
  • Thank you God for the ability to earn money.
  • Thank you God that You are always good.
THOUGHTS:
  • My husband had the final round of interview, which was the third test for this job.  I waited outside the company in the car praying for him for a good portion of the nearly 2 hrs he was there.  He didn't seem that happy when he came out.  No matter what is the result, I love my husband and will continue to encourage him.  He's having a hard rest of the day after this.  
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - morning
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast  
  • Water (no iced tea) - sparingly
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Laundry:  towels (1 load), clothes (1 load)
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Gather in receipts for C.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:

FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (6:45 am) - 1/2 cup organic oats with 1 cup water, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1.5 tbpns peanut butter, 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1/2 scoop ground flaxseed, cinnamon, banana

Lunch (12:15 pm) -  grilled fish sandwich, iced tea and 4 fried zucchinis.

Dinner (6:00 pm) - 1 slice bacon & Italian sausage pizza, 1 slice pepperoni & meatball pizza, 4 hot wings with blue cheese and 2 honey BBQ wings

Snacks (various times) - sour cream & onion chips and 3 chocolate cookies

EXERCISE:  rest day

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wk 5, Day 3 - Wednesday, 2-Apr-2014

WORSHIP SONG:

East to West - Casting Crown

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God it's my dad's birthday.  I believe he's 85 and healthy, able.
  • Thank you God I got my work done before 2 pm, 2 hrs earlier than yesterday and 4 hrs earlier than Monday.
  • Thank you God for Google Translator to help me work on my husband's laptop that is in Spanish.
  • Thank you God the visits my dad got for his birthday.
  • Thank you God for the internet.
THOUGHTS:
  • It feels really good to be able to complete my work earlier instead of working late into the evening every night.  I was feeling really burned out by that.
  • Praying and hoping my husband does well on his test/interview tomorrow.  He's really been interviewing so much and spending so much time nearly 7 days a week looking for a job for awhile now.  It's draining.  Called a bunch of people to pray for my husband and his interview tomorrow.
  • My Chinese cooking is getting better.  Maybe it's my true Chinese self coming out.
  • My dad was really happy that all his kids locally were able to see him today and he was able to see 5 out of his 7 grandchildren.  I told my brother in Vegas he could do Facetime with our dad using one of our numbers, as my husband and I both have iPhones.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - did not do today
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast  
  • Water (no iced tea) - sparingly
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Get bananas for dad - husband 
  • Laundry:  towels (1 load), clothes (1 load)
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Gather in receipts for C.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 9:30 pm - 5:30 am (8 hrs) - Went to sleep even earlier last night, but kept waking up throughout the night and woke up slightly before the alarm.
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (6:45 am) - 1/2 cup organic oats with 1 cup water, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1.5 tbpns peanut butter, 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1/2 scoop ground flaxseed, cinnamon, banana

Lunch (12:15 pm) -  bacon cheddar hot & spicy and some fries (less than 1/2 of a large) ---> yeah, I know.

Dinner (6:30 pm) - Homemade General Tso's Chicken with my version fried rice (turmeric rice with lots of garlic, red pepper and peppers from my dad's garden, cilantro, sea salt cooked in bacon grease) ---> got the recipe off of Pinterest

EXERCISE: 

Time:  3:15 pm

Mindful Yoga

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wk 5, Day 2 - Tuesday, 1-April-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
Hope in Front of Me - Danny Gokey

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for getting all my work done before 4 pm, 2 hrs earlier than yesterday.
  • Thank you God my husband had an interview today with the company he's already had 2 other interviews with.  They want to bring him in to the company now for another interview.
  • Thank you God I got a workout done.
  • Thank you God for homemade marinara sauce.  Yummy.
  • Thank you God for a good time of worship with You today.
THOUGHTS:
  • Though I sort of wanted to just go back to sleep, getting up with the kids and getting our morning stuff done is good.  My son has a really hard time remembering to take his probiotic and ACV, but he did it this morning without being reminded.
  • Hard to believe that a quarter of the year is gone.
  • This interview process with the company my husband started the jobprocess now probably a month ago or more, seeing 1 in person and 2 phone interviews, now he's going in for another interview where this will be more in depth testing.  He will be majorly studying today through to the time of his interview.  This is the furthest he's gotten in any of the interview processes, so I am proud of him and leaving this in God's hands.  We both really want him to get this job.
  • Trying to really adjust to my new glasses.  There's a stiffness to them, so it's bothering me a little.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - morning 
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast  
  • Water (no iced tea) - throughout day
  • Did EFT for:  some short EFT videos on surrogate tapping
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Register & pay for Chess Tourny for this weekend
  • Laundry:  towels (1 load), clothes (1 load)
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Gather in receipts for C.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 9:45 pm - 5:45 am (8 hrs) - felt like I needed more sleep
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (6:45 am) - 1/2 cup organic oats with 1 cup water, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1.5 tbpns peanut butter, 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1/2 scoop ground flaxseed, cinnamon, banana

Lunch (12:45 pm) - salad - butter lettuce, tomato, cucumber, 1/2 small avocado, grilled asparagus, baked breaded chicken patty and my roasted garlic, avocado, cilantro dressing (mayo, cilantro, avocado, black pepper, Himalayan sea salt, cumin, roasted garlic) ---> simple salad

Dinner (6:45 pm) - homemade marinara (tomatoes, lightly browned garlic, onion, Himalayan sea salt, red pepper flakes) with thin spaghetti, bacon, swiss chard, onion ----> a bowl

Snacks: sour cream chips in the afternoon after lunch sometime

EXERCISE 
Workout Time = 4:37 pm

Warmup -  30 sec. each (video below)
  • Push Pulls with Arms
  • High Knee March
  • Wide Arm Circles (Forward & Backward)
  • Deep Squat
  • Arm & Hip Rotations (a challenge to be this coordinated)
  • Fluid Warrior
  • Torso Rotations
  • Up & Outs
  • Boxer Shuffle
  • Jumping Jacks


Fitness Blender - Brutal Anaerobic Threshold HIIT




6 Groups of 2 Exercises (A, B, A, B) 2X Using 20:10 Intervals
  • Group 1:
    • High Knee Run In Place
    • Lying Toe Touches (Reps - 15, 17)
  • Group 2
    • Burpees (Reps - 4, 0)
    • Sidewalk Push-ups (Reps - 9, 7)
  • Group 3 
    • Squat Jumps (Reps - 0, 19)
    • Elbow Side Hip Raises (Reps - 10, 10)  
  • Group 4
    • Static Squat 
    • Walking Push-ups (Reps - 8, 9)
  • Group 5
    • Jumping Lunges (Reps - 9, 12)
    • Back Bow (Reps - 8, 10)
  • Group 6
    • Lizard Hops (Reps - 14, 8)
    • Squat Hops (Reps - 7, 7)
Cooldown - just yoga mat  

Warmup:  Time = 7:16, Max HR = 124 bpm, Avg HR = 106 bpm
Group 1:  Time = 2:00 Max HR = 142 bpm, Avg HR = 128 bpm
Group 2:  Time = 2:00 Max HR = 144 bpm, Avg HR = 131 bpm
Group 3:  Time = 2:00 Max HR = 143 bpm, Avg HR = 136 bpm
Group 4:  Time = 2:00 Max HR = 144 bpm, Avg HR = 139 bpm
Group 5:  Time = 2:00 Max HR = 154 bpm, Avg HR = 148 bpm
Group 6:  Time = 2:00 Max HR = 159 bpm, Avg HR = 150 bpm
Cooldown:  Time = 7:24, Max HR = 152 bpm, Avg HR = 125 bpm

Zone 1 = 4:46, Zone 2 = 3:32, Zone 3 = 4:16, Zone 4 = 3:44, Zone 5 = 0:44

Total Time = 26:40
Max HR = 159 bpm
Avg HR = 126 bpm
Total Calories = 304

Notes:   In the middle of doing Group 2, I got an awful side stitch and was unable to do the burpees the 2nd round because of the side stitch, which slowed me down for the last 3 following groups.  My heartrate didn't get as high as if I was doing a Zuzka workout

I really should have had a small protein shake after the workout as I was feeling physically very shaky.

Wk 5, Day 1 - Monday, 31-Mar-2014

WORSHIP SONG:
Everlasting God, I Am Yours - Brothers Aldrich and James

5 GRATITUDES (Thank you, Heavenly Papa!):
  • Thank you God for my new glasses.  It's been 7 yrs since my last pair of new glasses.
  • Thank you God this pay period is the most I've done in the past year.  
  • Thank you God for the calls my husband gets on jobs.
  • Thank you God I now have sunglasses (well, sort of).
  • Thank you God for getting all my subcon work before 6 pm done.
THOUGHTS:
  • Very excited and happy to get new glasses, since it's been almost 7 yrs to the month when I got new glasses.  They are similar to the last pair, though, I think the construction of my last pair was better, but that pair was a lot more expensive and were like Calvin Klein or something like that.  These are not designer.  They are, however, progressive bifocals, so that means there is no line to them.  My vision in the past maybe decade has not changed a whole lot other than reading small stuff, that has changed.  Very grateful there are options online that allow me to do this.  If you need single vision glasses, they are fairly inexpensive at Zenni Optical.  So far, I'm happy here.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is much less expensive at Sprouts than at Winco, which I was surprised, but happy I could get for almost the same price double the amount.
  • It feels good to get my work done while it's still daylight so I can have the evening for other stuff, though, Monday's I always have carryover from the weekend.
  • My new sunglasses are just clip-ons, which I've never had and I'm perfectly fine with.  
  • I feel better not drinking caffeinated iced tea, I think.  
  • Love to make a salad at home - stainless steel bowl, tongs, and throw a bunch of stuff together and toss.  For the dressing, you can drizzle and toss with the tongs.  That way, you don't have to overdo putting too much dressing.  For the dressing, you can just throw a bunch of stuff together in a food processor and process until smooth.  I like mayo, with avocado, cilantro and spices, roasted garlic.  If you don't eat eggs, then leave out of the mayo and do the rest.  Yum.
  • The Sunset Unlimited is a strange movie with Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel Jackson, but I really like the movie.  It's pretty interesting.
  • Kids have been riding their bikes around the neighborhood and making new friends.  I think today they played soccer in one of the greenbelts.  Glad they had fun.  Enjoy the weather why it's good.
  • Hopefully tomorrow I can get my workout done.
  • Trying to think what to do for my dad's birthday on Wednesday.  We already gave him his present in February and things are sprouting in his yard.
  • I should've been doing this a long while back, but when I'm using my heartrate monitor, I should just turn the watch to go to sleep.  I think that saves battery life.  
  • I really appreciate my husband because how I view my parents have changed so much for the better due to him.  He is very respectful with my parents and has been teaching me to be more respectful to them.  Very different than my ex-husband.
ACTIONS:
  • Probiotic & krill oil - before breakfast
  • 3 tpsns Braggs raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar in 8 oz water - before breakfast
  • Hibiscus & green tea with honey, turmeric, ginger - morning 
  • My heart meds, hair supps, Multi-vitamins, cinnamon, Zn, Mg, Ca, selenium supp, Vit E - breakfast  
  • Water (no iced tea) - throughout day
  • Did EFT for:  nothing
LIFE TO DOs:
  • Submit this period's subcon invoice.
  • Fax forms on OC before noon.
  • Laundry:  towels (1 load), clothes (1 load)
  • Replace Boostaroo
  • Get more ACV, lemons, limes
  • Get cilantro & bananas - husband
  • Get taxes done.
  • Take laptop into Softque.
  • Gather in receipts for C.
  • Update driver's license for my husband
  • Update my husband's ss card at the ss administration office in downtown Phx  
  • Make photo album for husband's mom & kids' Grandma M
  • Upload videos to YT for kids for karate. - Loaded this to the wrong YT account.
  • I need to get an estimate on the repairs and fax to them this week. 
  • Resolve format issues with some MP3s to my iPod.
  • Continue with job search.
  • File paperwork in crate.
  • Explorer Things To Fix List - rear 3rd brake light (whole assembly $120 + labor), passenger side powered mirror ($31 from eBay + labor), passenger front seat powered windows ($120-200 total), left rear tail light ($35 from eBay + labor), rear windshield wiper ($20 from eBay + labor), front hood strut mechanism, rear driver's side door fixing it ($200)
SLEEP:
  • 10:30 pm - 6:00 am (7.5 hrs) - not quite ready to wake up yet, but gotta
FOOD JOURNAL:
Breakfast  (6:45 am) - 1/2 cup organic oats with 1 cup water, 1/2 cup blueberries, 1.5 tbpns peanut butter, 1/2 scoop whey protein, 1/2 scoop ground flaxseed, cinnamon, banana

Lunch (12:45 pm) - salad - butter lettuce, the dressing I made yesterday, tomato, cucumber, baked breaded chicken patty ---> simple salad

Dinner (7:15 pm) - brussel sprout melange - brussel sprouts, bacon, kielbasa sauasage, onions, roasted garlic, gold potatoes, Himalayan sea salt, cayenne pepper, black pepper

Snacks:  (different times of the day):  a Bavarian empanada, 2 mini almond joys, some sour cream & onion chips ---->  my meals are good, but the snacks not good

EXERCISE - Rest Day