Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Shrinkvivor - weigh-in #3

Well this week has been a true challenge for me with Shrinkvivor. For our second week we were challenged to exercise and keep up with our "minutes". The girls from Tribe Navy Seals ROCK!! I almost believe that some of them are robots with the amount of minutes they put in this week. For my minutes I was only able to get in 160 minutes (and trust me that was A LOT for me!!) I can only hope that it was enough. I am happy to say the scales were nice again this week!!

Beginning weight: 174.8
Week 1 weigh-in: 172.4 (-2.4)
Week 2 weigh-in: 171.2 (-1.2) Grand total loss: 3.6 lbs!! WOO HOO
The non-physical challenges were to continue with our water and no fast food. Well I have not kept up with the ounces on my water intake but I do drink more water than anything else these days where I used to do good to get in one glass of water a day!
The fast food challenge was just that...a challenge!! But I did it!!! I went to Subway twice (cause it was allowed) but that was it! I even went to CFA to get some chicken minis for the kids and did not eat even 1!! And those things are the bomb!! I wouldn't even go and get a salad. I cannot wait for the next challenge...I am more pumped and excited than ever before!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Winner of The Mysterious Islands

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I don't know how to copy the picture of the number generator, but I did copy what I could get....and I wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS to katychick for winning the DVD The Mysterious Islands

Oh My Goodness I GOOFED!!! I am so sorry but thank you to Jennifer57 for bringing it to my attention that I drew a winner a day early~ I had a blonde moment but because of MY mistake I did draw another winner as well....I am giving away my copy of The Mysterious Islands to lucky comment #9

Victoria said...

Following via google friend as Victoriavschilke at gmail dot com
September 20, 2010 10:01 PM

Please don't think that this will be a continuous thing....I accept that I made a mistake and I hope that you all will accept my biggest apologies!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Playstation Move - get moving

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How well do you enjoy exercising? If you are like me, it takes some motivation. I used to be a member of a gym but found out it was a waste because I was spending all that money to work out for 30-45 minutes on one machine. But at home I cannot get into motivation to do anything active. When I was younger I did not have that sister and I stayed outside all the time. We also stayed very small!!

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I would love to play the Get Fit with Mel B. In my experiences, I have always done better at ALL things with support and help. With this "game" you will work out beside the world-famous Spice girl Mel B herself! There are different levels for you to accomplish, which I truly love, so it benefits everyone no matter what level you may be. I would also like to play Sports Champions...this will be a fun family game where we can compete against each other with different sports.

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Shrinkvivor weigh-in #2

Week one is complete for the shrinkvivor challenge. The first week had 2 challenges for us all. One was physical which was miles. We were to walk, run or jog to get miles. On our weigh-in today we had to put in our total miles for the week. I wish I could have done more, but I am happy to say I was able to get in 9 miles! That is a huge accomplishment for me!

The second challenge was water. I have always heard to make sure you get in 64 oz. of water, but with the challenge this week we were encouraged to take our weight, divide it in half and that was the number of ounces we should drink. For me that was 175/2=87.5 oz. WOW..that is a lot of water. Especially for someone that does not normally drink much water! But I was able to get in between 60-80 oz a day.

So what are my results?? Let me show you....... This is my weigh in from week 1...174.8. This is my weight this week...172.4. That is a weight loss of 2.4 lbs.!!!!
I could not have done it without my girls in tribe "Navy Seals"...those girls ROCK!!! They are wonderful encouragement and inspiration for me on this journey!!

I bought some new shoes...those that say they will help tone your legs and butt while you walk. My first day of walking I took the kids to the park so I could walk on the track there. I wore my new shoes and did not feel any different AT ALL. I thought surely I wasted my money...BUT LET ME TELL YOU...Saturday night I started to feel it in my legs. By Sunday morning I was sore from the lower part of my legs to the lower part of my back! Have you ever known anyone to be excited about being sore?? Well I am!! I know the shoes are doing what they promised to do!! I wish I would have measured my body prior to this challenge so I could see how many inches I may have lost compared to weight loss as well...I feel like I "toned up" some this week and gained muscle and unfortunately the scale alone does not show that...but the smaller jeans will!!

Are you on a weight loss journey?? If so, how have you done?

Share your success in a comment. Also, it is too late to sign up for the challenge but you can still participate with us on this journey. Check out The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shrinkvivor - The sisterhood of the shrinking jeans

I have joined an online weight loss group called Shrinkvivor ~~ taken from Survivor. We were put into "tribes" (I am part of Navy, which we changed to Navy Seals). I am really excited!!

First weigh-in was yesterday and my starting weight is 174.8
We have weekly challenges, each tribe is there to support each other and I am really EXCITED!! I have been doing a weigh-in each week with a co-worker and we have been on a journey to lose some weight, but we seem to have gotten into a "funk". I needed some other type of motivation and I know this is what I needed!
So over the next 7 weeks I will keep my readers updated on my journey. By the way if anyone has any good recipes for healthy meals PLEASE share them with me!! I need to lose about 20 lbs and I will be happy!

Monday, September 13, 2010

The Mysterious Islands DVD review and giveaway

Have you ever heard of the Galapagos Islands? If you are anything like me, you may have heard of them but do not remember. We first learned of the Galapagos Islands through Charles Darwin and his theories of evolution. I have been raised in church and from as far back as I can remember we were taught that if you can't believe the first four words of the Bible then you cannot believe any part of it. The first four words are "In the beginning God". That is all that I needed to know is that God was the beginning and He is the creator. But I do know that there are other people out there that have to see proof of things. That is where this DVD comes in handy.

Like I said, we first learned of the Galapagos Islands when we learned of Darwin's evolution theory. Charles Darwin went to these islands and this is where he studied the animals and came up with his theory. The Mysterious Islands is a documentary of a group of men that wanted to find proof and also truth in the dispute of evolution vs. creation.


"A Surprising Journey to Darwin's Eden"

At the far end of the world, there exists a strange and unusual chain of islands, resting above vast tectonic plates in the ocean below.

This is the world of the Galapagos Archipelago, home to salt-spitting marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and giant tortoises that can live to be more than 150 years of age. It is also the birthplace of Darwinism. For here in 1835, a young Charles Darwin began to formulate a theory which would turn the world upside down. More than a century and a half later, these mysterious islands remain at the center of a controversy that has shaped the way modern men perceive science, religion, culture, and life itself. While Christians look to Jerusalem, and Muslims to Mecca, evolutionists look to the Galapagos as the spiritual center of their scientific faith. And the unique ingredients found on the Galapagos Islands have led many of Darwin's most devoted followers to describe it as Darwin's Eden, and a "laboratory for evolution."

Now, for the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth and the 150th of his magnum opus, On the Origin of Species, Doug Phillips leads a Christian team of scientists and investigators to this "ground zero" in the war of the worldviews. Seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Joshua Phillips, who joins his father and noted researchers like Dr. John Morris of the Institute for Creation Research, The Mysterious Islands is the story of one boy's search for answers to the greatest controversy of the modern world. It is a refreshing father and son adventure that combines cinematically breathtaking footage with high adventure. The Mysterious Islands is a fast-paced film that tracks their journey of discovery as this unusual team walks where Darwin walked and engages with the amazing creatures that he chronicled in his research. Their quest: To determine whether the Galapagos Islands are a laboratory for evolution, as Darwinists claim, or a showcase for the biblical account of creation.

This beautiful ninety-minute documentary takes viewers deep beneath the ocean waves among hundreds of white-tip sharks, into volcanic craters with giant lizards, and to the unusual habitat of the blue-footed booby. Featuring a Christian team of scientists and investigators to shoot a documentary on the Galapagos in 2009—Darwin's anniversary year—The Mysterious Islands brings a fresh perspective on the Theory of Evolution and presents sweeping cinematography of one of the most remote, desolate, and fascinating locations in the world.


I truly enjoyed watching this DVD. I watched it with my parents and I know my dad enjoyed it and went to work talking about it to others. I feel like I learned something by watching this DVD because like I said in the beginning I never paid much attention to Darwin when I was in school. I paid just enough attention to pass, but I believe the Bible to be truth so I did not get too deep into any other theories. I would highly recommend this DVD to anyone that has a question about evolution vs. creation. I feel like this group of researchers did a wonderful job in showing us how these animals have adapted to their environment rather than evolve as Darwin suggested. Darwin made his theory based on the fact that the animals have changed since they have migrated to these islands; but, in this documentary these researchers show us how the animals are changing but only because they are adapting to the environment. They are not evolving because they are staying the same kind of animal. Just as humans change and adapt to their environment, so will the animals. When we finished watching this DVD I made this comparison to my parents~~my husband is originally from Indiana and I am from North Carolina. The weather is so different that when my husband first moved here he wore shorts almost year round. As he stayed here longer his body adapted more to the weather here and he is not able to wear shorts year round anymore. He adapted and changed by wearing more clothes, but he has not evolved into anything different than the man he was.

For more information on the DVD, the crew, and the islands please visit the site here.

Now for the giveaway....YAY!! I have a copy of The Mysterious Islands to offer to one of my readers. If you would like to win a copy of this DVD you can do the following:

Mandatory: Go to The Mysterious Islands site and tell me something that you learned.
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Make sure to leave your email address in your comment, or another way I can contact you. Giveaway ends 9/25 @ 12 CST.

Giveaway is open to US residents.

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Friday, September 10, 2010

Bull's Eye BBQ sauce WINNERS

Congratulations to the winners of my very first giveaway. picked the following numbers:
#2 Katychick

#13 Cakeblast

#7 Frugal Mom

#5 Samantha

I have emailed all of the winners and they 48 hours to respond so I can get the certificates out to them.

I will be having another giveaway very soon for a DVD "The Mysterious Islands". It is a christian documentary about the islands that Darwin went to when he made his theory on evolution.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Help Chili's in the fight against childhood cancer

Join Chili's in the fight against childhood cancer.

Chili's has teamed up with St Jude's to help with the fight against childhood cancer. One of the saddest things for me is to find out about a child that has cancer. I wish there was something I could do for each of them. Chili's is giving everyone the opportunity to help. If you visit a Chili's near you, you can purchase a cool t-shirt or even a special chili silly band. Proceeds from these sales will go to St. Jude's hospital. You can also do like me and create a pepper of your own. Also, go to Chili's on September 27th for the Big Day.... Dine at Chili's on September 27 and all profits go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital®. For more information on Chili's fight and to find out how you can help CLICK HERE.

Join Chili's in the fight against childhood cancer.