Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Tuesday

Ran 1.5 miles !!!! woo hoo

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday 12-27

Ok so I took a two day break from running and eating healthy. YUCK. I have no idea what possessed me to do this, but it made me feel extremely yucky. Now I have even more weight to lose since those two days packed on more than a few pounds.

But Monday was my first day back on plan eating healthy. It felt so much better. I also ran 1.4 at the gym, yay! It was a tougher run, but i'm sure it is because I am so bloated and yucky from the days before.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Much Better!

Happy Christmas Eve!
I just got back from the gym. I ran 1.3 miles and it felt wonderful! I felt MUCH better today and didn't have to worry about barfing on the treadmill lol. I think the "rest" day did me good. I finished out 45 minutes of cardio total.

Have a wonderful Christmas with your families everyone!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

My run

I ran 1.2 miles tonight. It was difficult b/c just about 1 minute after started I got a really bad stomach ache. But I ran through it and finished. Then I power walked the rest of the 30 minutes.
Tomorrow is my "rest from running" day. More Friday.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ran 1.1 miles today.
The bad news is...I feel like i'm getting sick! Please pray that I don't get sick on Christmas!

Oops

*Sigh* I made some bad food choices this evening. I really want to be very mad at myself. Instead I'm going to learn from it, take a deep breath, and move on. Tomorrow is a new day. I have to get things under control so that I don't get back to where I started. With Gods help I can do this!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Math Time

I ran again tonight :) I am going to attempt to run 4-6 days per week. Tonight while i was running I was thinking math. If I want to run my 1/2 marathon in September that gives me about 8-9 months to train. Basically if I want to be ready, I need to increase my mileage by ABOUT 1/2 mile each week. This will be my goal. However if I cannont attain it I will keep going and keep pushing myself and increase when I can.
This week I will run 1 mile (I do more cardio besides just the run) and next Tuesday I will try to increase it to 1.5 Hope I can do it!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

First Mile!

I have been desperately needing to go buy some running pants and tanks. Last week when i tried jogging on the treadmill, my pants were LITERALLY falling off and I was trying to hold them up. I always buy pants for comfy lounge pants. Well this was running lesson #1. You have to have "Semi-tight" lol pants to run and have your pants stay up!


Well I went and bought two cheap-ish running outfits tonight and I'm very excited about them! Here is a pic of me in them. I look completely flabby and gross in this pic but I'm hoping that all this running will help with that! haha


And...I met my very first goal tonight! I plan to set many small goals along the way as I charge toward the ultimate 1/2 marathon. My first goal was to run a mile without stopping. I did it tonight! I probably could have gone farther but I decided to power walk and spin instead for the rest of my 45 minutes of cardio. I'm proud of myself :) Now to keep going and work toward my next goal.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Redesign time...

So I have changed up the blog quite a bit. I fully intend to still update you on the happenings of the MillerMiniFarm. But the purpose of the blog is changing. Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you are in a major rut? slump? etc.

Well I've been there for a while. Nothing is "wrong" really. I just kind of feel like I'm floundering about. Sometimes I almost feel like a spectator, just watching life go on around me.

I've known I needed to take action and (with the help of God of course) regain a sense of meaning. I need to push myself. I need to make expectations for myself. I'm a creature of "comfort" I do NOT like to go out of my comfort zone. I tend to not set goals that I am not 100% sure I can meet. Why? Because thats SCARY!

One thing I deal with on a daily basis is body image and eating issues. (My biggest issue being i LOVE food lol) Anyway, I have a growing, overwhelming desire to be strong. God gave us these AMAZING bodies to live in while we live here on this earth. He designed every single cell, every mechanism, every muscle. He made it possible for our bodies to be so strong. Really. Strong.

Don't get me wrong I don't want to be a body builder lol. I don't even want big beefy muscles. I simply want to push myself. I want to see what i can do. I want to surprise myself. And I want to take care of the body God has given me.

So after much thought and consideration, I have decided to run a 1/2 marathon. Yes over 13 (count them...THIRTEEN) miles. And guess what? I'm not a runner. I can't even run a complete mile. My goal is to run it within one year. I'm shooting for September. Am I crazy? Maybe lol But I intend to bring you along for the ride. Encourage me. Laugh at me (I'll never know lol), Ask me questions, and Pray for me. Pray that I will learn something along this journey...something deeper.

Are you ready for this?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thursday 11-11

Good Devotions and good workout in today!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday 11-9

Devotions: Check
WorkOut: Check. 45 mins cardio + strength

The weekend was harder for me to accomplish my goals. But the important part is i'm back on track today.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Friday 11-5

Devotions: Yes! Really enjoyed them today.
Work Out: Hubby and I worked out tonight after going out to eat :). I got 45 mins of cardio in and some ab toning.
As odd as it is, this blog is really helping me stay on track. My eating has been better this week too. The only bad part is the scale isn't showing it yet lol. All things in time I guess.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wednesday 11-3

Workout: Check 45 minutes cardio + strength training
Devotions: Check!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday Nov. 2nd

Devotions: Check.
Workout: Check-30 minutes of cardio and some strength.
I REALLY don't feel well. I'm getting a sore throat and a headache. I don't have time to get sick! lol Please pray that I am well for the rest of this week. I did vote today, woo hoo! And now to write that speech...

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday November 1st, 2010

Wow. It Is November already? Am I the only one who looks at their upcoming week and gets slightly overwhelmed? LOL. I am on call overnight Wed, and then all day/night Saturday. Sunday I will be in Chicago. I think I will just take it one day at a time lol...

Today was a long day. I worked over 12 hours and just got home around 9pm. I have Laundry in the washer, mail in the mailbox, the dishwasher is going, the checkbook is balanced, I just finished devotions, and now I am sitting down to start gathering information for my speech on Thursday. Whew. I'm a tad tired.
Anyway:
Devotions: I decided to start with the easiest book I knew of-Proverbs! I really want to make this is habit. In order to do that I am starting a book that I can understand and that I know will help me stick with this. I hope that doesn't sound bad? :( Anyway, I will be praying for God to give me wisdom, thats for sure.
Work Out: I obviously did not have time to make it to the gym today. It happens, no biggie. I did 4 days this week. Next week (Tues-Tues) I will try for 4-5 days. I also need to keep a closer eye on what I'm eating. I need to get this 5 lbs I've gained off + the last 10 lbs to get to my goal weight. I CAN do this :)
God Bless!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday 10-31

Devotions: Check. I've decided that Ezekial is not the book of the Bible for me to start on. It is way over my head for now. I really want to stick with this so I will be beginning a different book tomorrow. I also have still been doing my online daily devotion.



Work Out: Just got home from hitting the gym with Tedd. We both had a good work out. I did 45 minutes of cardio and then some strength training for my arms as well. I have to say I'm proud of myself :) I've done 4 days so far this week, compared to not a single day last week. Being proud of yourself feels really good!

I plan to work late tomorrow. I have set a timeline/goal for myself that is pretty lofty and I will have to put in some extra hours to accomplish it. I also have to develop a presentation for Thursday (that I have not even started lol). I am speaking at "Career Day" at a Warsaw High School. Fun Fun huh? Sometimes I ask myself how I get so far in over my head lol.
Oh well. It will all be ok right?

Saturday 10-30

Devotions: Check
Work Out: Check, 30 minutes on the elliptical
Gaerte Hog Roast!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Thursday 10-28

Devotions: Check!
Work out: Today is my day off from working out. I am working all day and then going to a concert tonight with some friends.

More tomorrow!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday October 27

I worked out at the gym with Tedd tonight! :) Its nice to spend quality time together while getting healthy. I did 45 minutes of cardio and also some strength training. I worked 12 hours today so i was pretty tired. lol

I also started reading in Ezekial today for my devotions. Its very confusing so far. I think I need to read it along with a reference, so that i can better understand it.

Missions accomplished!
Good Night!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday, October 26th

I did it! I just did devotions. And tonight I did an hour of cardio + strength training. Good start!

Psalm 18:32, "It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect." (NIV)

Accountability

So lately I've been a total slacker.
For. Real. So I'm going to start blogging for accountability lol. The two things I want to be accountable for? Daily Devotions and Exercise. I get a wonderful daily e-mail devotion from Proverbs 31 ministries that I do read every day. However, I would like to add more time reading the bible and in prayer. So that is goal number 1.
Goal number two is to get myself to the gym. Tedd and I got a membership to anytime fitness, so there is REALLY no excuse. I can work out only 10-12 minutes away 24/7. Last week I did not go a single time!! I would like to drop a few more pounds but MOST importantly I need to become stronger and healthier.

So, I am going to TRY to blog every day about my food choices, exercise and my devotions. My goal is to do devotions every day and work out 4-6 times weekly.

Here goes nothing! If the thought makes you bored out of your mind, at least you've been forewarned!~ lol

Sunday, October 10, 2010

LHOTP

As many of you know we do not watch normal television at our house. We do however have a tv hooked up to a dvd player only to watch movies. About 4-5 months ago I was sick and home from work for a few days. I asked Tedd to go to the movie store and rent me a series of some kind. BOY OH BOY did he make a big mistake!!!

He rented... Season 1 of Little House on the Prairie. Ever since I started, I've been hooked. Every time I want to unwind I sit down and watch an episode. Yesterday we rented Season 8 lol. I'm sure Tedd is regretting that decision now lol. I'm not quite sure what I will do when I run out of seasons. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Playing Catch up

So much has happened since I've posted last!

---> My cousin Audra is engaged (YAY) and I'm the Matron of Honor
-My cousin Josh is engaged and Taya asked me to be a bridesmaid!
- The BlueRiver Boys have been VERY busy playing shows...what can I say? Bluegrass is in high demand lol
- We got Brodie the goat a buddy. We named him Norton. When we got him it didn't take long for us to realize he was sick! He had pneumonia, so they had to be seperate for a while. But now that they are together, they think they are in heaven. They are the BEST of friends. We love to watch them run and play together.
-When I was 12 (and i lived at home obviously) I got a kitten named Buddy. When I got married he stayed at mom and dads. He developed a very large tumor on his leg over the past months. I decided that him living with three legs was better than being put to sleep. SO... we amputated his leg, he lived here for a few weeks to recover and now he's back at mom and dad's doing great!
-Amos may have a heart issue :(. We're waiting on the expert to read the x-rays. He's like my child so pray for him!
- I bought Amos his halloween costume!!! Pictures to come :)
- We got a gym membership to a 24 hour facility. We're LOVING it! Its a great way for us to spend time together.
- I finally bought curtains for the living and dining rooms...long overdue. lol
- I got my nose pierced...don't judge. Well i guess you can if you want. I don't mind.
- The garden is finally finished. Now we just have to spread the manure on it.
- Tedd's job is going well, we're thankful that he's still working!
- My job is busy but going well. We'er getting ready to start deer-breeding season which means even longer hours...wooo hoo
- Tedd bought two 3-wheelers. He's VERY excited about them! THey both need a little work. But he's having fun fixing them up too.
- I'm trying to practice the mandolin as well as the fiddle. Did I mention that I plan on being on stage to perform at the Grand Ole Opry by the time I'm 35?

Things are going well...pictures to come. I really hope this was not the most boring thing you have ever read. OH, and I don't care about all the the grammer mistakes. I'm well aware :)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sweet Summertime...Pt. 1

Have you missed me?

We've been UBER busy. I've been working over 40 hrs a week (with an hour commute both ways). Tedd's been working a lot. It seems we have something planned every single evening and every single weekend.

BUT, we've also been slipping in some MiniFarm Projects as well. We've been gardening..well more like pulling lots and lots of weeds lol. Anyway, we'll never have a weedfree garden but we're proud of what we do have. Our garden is not complicated; corn, tomatos, potatoes, green/red peppers, bell peppers, green beans and muskmelon. Oh and my strawberries are finally going wild~ :)









We're already planning a bigger garden for next year!


Tedd also finished Brodie Bug's Fence! He loves being outside. He just wishes I would sit outside with him all day haha. He is VERY attatched to me. I love him...big surprise huh?



Lots more fun things are happening around here but its time to go out and feed all of the hungry mouths. To be continued...

















Monday, May 3, 2010

Normal...

I think not! Nothing around the MillerMiniFarm could probably qualify as normal. lol Although we're okay with it :).

Have I ever mentioned that one of our "fur children", Amos, is terrified when Tedd cooks? Let me just say the whole world should be scared when he cooks lol. But no..really, he's TERRIFIED when Tedd starts cooking anything in the kitchen. Right now, as we speak there is 50 lbs of ears, nose and fur on my lap shaking. I have to hold him until Tedd finishes. As soon as Tedd is done in the kitchen, Amos jumps down and all is well again. Just another one of those crazy quirks I guess lol. He's not afraid of thunderstorms but when Tedd plugs in the George Foreman...look out!


Here's a picture of it a few weeks ago. Oh and sorry about the crazy messiness...tis real life lol

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Miller Mini Farm Report

Ok so once again I have proven to be THE worst blogger in the state of Indiana. I'm sure if that was a real award I would currently be wearing the sash haha.

We have been VERY busy with work, yard mowing, flower planting, walks, hikes etc. I cleaned my car out also. I pulled my rubber mats out of my car and put them in a nice neat pile by the fence. Naturally I forgot about them and this is what I saw out the window a few hours later. :)

Tedd has been helping my dad put siding on their old farm barn. This picture is kind of goofy ...but its going to look great!


We also have multiple ducks setting on nests. (last year we had 2 ducks set on eggs...and now we have 13 ducks) This year we have at least 5 females sitting on eggs. Anyone who can perform simple multiplication knows that this year we will be going from 13...to OUT OF CONTROL! haha. We plan to sell/give away MOST if not all of the baby ducklings this year. But hatching out baby ducklings is SO much fun :)

The baby chicks are rapidly growing. They just moved to a bigger enclosure a few days ago because they we flying out of their old one!


And last big piece of news... We welcomed the newest member of the Farm Family this week.

Introducing...BRODIE~~
He is a super cute young male goat. He was shy at first but is really coming out of his shell and is getting very attatched to me quickly! He was a "bottle baby" at his previous home so he is very tame. When I walked out a few minutes ago to spend some time with him, this is what I saw in the window....



Ok isn't that THE cutest little goat face you've ever seen? I love him so much already!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

A taste of the WILD SIDE...

We at the Miller Mini Farm are all about pushing the boundries. We believe that rules are made for breaking! Well..that may be a BIT of an exhaggeration. However I thought you might enjoy seeing a few pictures of our little rule breakers. Remember all of those rules your mother taught you when you were young?


1. NEVER EVER keep furry animals in the house. (And IF you do, definately do not give them their own bedroom, furnished with twin bed and kitty condo!) Looks like they haven't cleaned in a while! :)







2. No staring...its not polite.







3. No feet/toes/paws on the table! (don't worry we are equipped with plenty of antibacterial spray)




4. Laziness will not be tolerated.




5. And last lesson for the day, NEVER dig in the flower beds.

Haha...too bad I'm a COMPLETE sucker for cute furry little faces and I enforce virtually NO rules. Oh well I love them anyway :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Apparently I'm Crazy...

I decided to be honest and truthful. I am. certifiably. crazy. lol. I just realized recently that maybe the reason for my nutso behavior is because I have taken on 28, yes TWENTY EIGHT other furry live things to care for. They each depend on me for EVERYTHING. To feed them, water them, clean up after them, provide them with housing, entertainment, health care etc. But I LOVE THEM. I'm an animal lover, what can I say? Oh btw did I mention that one of those 28 furry live things walks on two legs and is named Tedd? LOL ok so I thought it was funny haha.


Anyway, yesterday Hubby and I were out on the town. When I say out on the town I happen to mean we were getting my oil changed, shopping at Aldi, and getting Chicken food :). AND you know how it goes. Or maybe you don't? I gave Hubby the sad puppy eyes, then the smile, and lastly the "PUHLEEAAASE"

And.... I came home with six of these beautiful little ladies. I happen to have a soft...almost downright mushy spot in my heart for chickens and duckies. But these girls are downright gorgeous! Look at those colors and looong legs. I can't wait to see how they will look as adults. OH and the best part is they will lay easter egg colored eggs. Fun Huh?











I figure, even if as I type this my cat is trying to ingest part of my flower arrangement and the dog is outside getting his mud bath on...I need more chaos lol. I love my life :) See? Look how happy I am as Tedd caught me off guard with a random candid shot lol?

Current Miller Mini Farm Census Report:
Husband:1
Dog:1
Cats: 2 (also renting a room to mom and dads cat post surgery for probably another week)
Rabbit: 1
Call Ducks: 13
Chickens: 15









Monday, March 8, 2010

"Airbrushed" Life....

I follow facebook, and blogs and occasionally a tabloid or two (i know its terrible). I'm not an avid daily reader like some, but I do read them when I get the chance. I do enjoy reading about and seeing what other people are doing. I love the contrast in the groups that I follow. BUT it also sometimes creates a few different feelings. Let me put this into perspective.

There is SO much focus on body image and self confidence today in young girls. We read weekly about how little girls see pictures in magazines of anorexic models and think that is what "beautiful" is. They see these airbrushed, fake photographs and begin to think this is "normal". These woman don't have love handles, jiggly thighs, or flat butts....OH WAIT. Many of them DO have flaws, but the wonderful world of technology buffs them out to make them look perfect.

Even though we know that this is not normal, why does it still make us feel bad that we can not achieve those size 2 standards?

Ok where am I going with this????? Sometimes I feel that way about blogging/facebook/internet. Sometimes I find myself reading blogs and facebook updates only to feel like poo b/c I didn't do all of the things that everyone else did.
Sometimes I don't want to know that my high school classmate ran 8 miles before 9AM. Sometimes I don't need to know that you make so much $, or that your house is new, or recorated, or it is spic and span, or that you spent $30 on groceries, or that you made 938 batches of cookies for the homeless. LOL
I worry that sometimes we are airbrushing our "lives" in these forms of media. Putting on a show, to make people think that our lives are like Leave it to Beaver. I know I am definately guilty of only painting the "glorious" looking picture sometimes.

I really need to stop comparing myself to the "rest of the world". I am proud and thankful (truly thankful) for the life God has given me and my family. I am SO blessed.

But sometimes I just want to rebel and be "Real". I want to not only write about the good things that happen, but about the "real life" things that happen.

I want to tell the world that right now there are lady bugs swarming my bathroom window, that I can see the dust on top of my fan, that my dog is barking at the neighbors, that it looks like the PetSmart toy department exploded on our living room floor, that I spent $120 at Wal-mart last night, the cat puked on the carpet upstairs, my refrigerator needs cleaned out and that I plan on sleeping in until 8 AM tomorrow.
And you know what? We're still alive! I guess what I am saying is, I am going to stop making myself feel like I have to measure up to the pictures in the magazines or the facebook updates, or the blogs. I'm going to do the best I can and I'm just going to be me. And it makes me happy.

Anyone else ever feel like there is pressure to "measure up to"?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

How are those NY resolutions coming?

Ok so at the beginning of 2010, I did NOT make a new years resolution. I sat down and made a lot of little goals. I intend on stopping in and visiting that list of goals periodically to see how i'm doing. How are you doing on your goals for this year?

Here are a few of mine (I had 17 all together) I'll post on the rest soon.

1. Continue eating healthier- I feel like I'm doing excellent in this department. I really am trying to change my relationship with food. If you ever struggled with weight you know what I mean. But also this time it is more about health and wellness.

2. Exercise- I am doing better in this department as well. I am trying to exercise at least 3 days a week. Again I know this is good for me. I am NOT a runner, but I am power walking (it may be dorky but i like it), doing a great kickboxing video, doing my elliptical, and my sis and I are even starting to circuit train together...FUN.
It has FINALLY become a priority and its going to stay that way!

3. Daily Devotions- I am doing BETTER at this, still not wonderful. I have started reading through the Bible on a program. It is REALLY helping me to stay on track. If I miss a day, I go back and catch up on what I have missed. But...I know I should spend more time in prayer, and more time with God. I am working on this!

4. Tan once weekly- Okay..so I KNOW what you are all thinking. It is bad for me right? Well you are right. But tanning one time a week makes me feel better (really it does). It also helps my eczema. Since I started tanning I have not had one rash. Its worth it to me. And I also love laying in the warm tanning bed in the winter. :)

5.Budget- We are currently tracking our every cent. By doing this I think it has started to help us see where we can improve. In the past we have tried to do VERY strict budgeting all of the sudden. It failed. So we are trying to slowly change things, so that they will become habits. I wrote about the expense of running a dryer earlier this week. I am happy to report that I have not used the dryer once this week. Not even a single time. I have done 9 loads of laundry since then!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pictures from my Day...

So Today I was out of Farm calls and we went to one of our Amish Clients homes. They have LOTS of Belgian Horses and I asked if I could take pictures. I think they are nothing short of GORGEOUS!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Electric Bill


This week I went through every receipt and payment we had during the month of January. I do this every month. Every month when I go through the expenses, it never fails to "Shock and Amaze" lol.


There are definately places in our budget we have improved. We have DRASTICALLY cut our "eating out". I would say we have cut that expense by 70-80%.


Our electric bill on the other hand (maybe I shouldn't be telling you all this...oh well) was $190. Thats right folks. I know i can't be the only one who just felt like vomiting?


I KNOW that one of our biggest "electricity suckers" is our dryer. Tedd has a very dirty, outside job. So do I. Besides our normal laundry, we have coveralls, carhartt coats, sweatshirts, thermal socks, gloves, etc. I probably do no less than 10-11 loads of laundry a week...for TWO people.
Which means...our dryer runs probably no less than 10-15 HOURS a week. Wow!


So I have decided to challenge myself to use the dryer less. WAY less. I bought a cheap drying rack at the store in case its raining and I need to do a load of wash. But other than that, when its not raining or snowing I'm going to hang them outside. Even when its cold. I'm very interested to see what it does for our electric bill.


Hopefully we will be able to slash that cost. Anyone else "freeze dry" their clothes outside?


OH and check out this super cute new clothes pin bag my momma made me. It has little animal bowls and bones etc on it. I love it, Thanks Mom!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Hubby!


On a cold November day 4.5 years ago I decided to go to the rodeo with my friend Bralen. I was a freshman in college and was home on the weekend. We were having a great time. While I was there, this guy came up to me and started hitting on me. I can still remember looking at my friend after he walked away and saying, "ugh...who was THAT? Who does he think he is?"

HAHA Well little did I know I would soon know he would be my future husband. Six months later we were engaged. And now he's my husband of 2 years and I LOVE him.


I thank the Lord every single day for bringing us together. I have thought so many times about how God makes everything happen just "so". We were both raised in Christian homes, we we're both single, we were both in the right "spot" in our lives to meet each other. I can honstly say if we had met even one year earlier we probably would have never talked. But God knew what he was doing :)


Tedd you are the most wonderful gift God has given me on this earth. As a young girl we all dream of marrying our prince charming. I am definately one of the lucky girls who got her wish. You are loving, caring, supportive, hardworking, funny...HILARIOUS. You put up with so much from me. You let me be ME. You are a wonderful God Fearing Husband.


We got married young. Some people criticized and judged. Although we've had our ups and downs like anyone else, I have LOVED growing up with you and am looking foward to continuing to learn about this thing called life :). God has so much in store for us. He has richly blessed us with a home, jobs, wonderful families and support systems. Oh and animals...thank you for not thinking i'm a "crazy lady" for loving my animals. Thank you for loving me through my body image struggles. You are ALWAYS there for me.


I love you when we wake up in the morning, I love you when we laugh together, when we cry together, when we talk on the phone, when you hold my hand, and when you wrap your arms around me.


I love you more every moment of every day. I thank God for giving you another birthday and another year. You are so special to me. I love you Forever and Always! Have a WONDERFUL 24th BIRTHDAY Sweetie!


Love,

Jess the Wifey :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 3


Day 3:


Drumroll Please.......


I'm a picky eater!


I know you can not tell by looking at me (Hey...don't judge, I'm working on that). But I really am. You may be surprised to learn JUST how picky I am.

Here is a list of things that I do not like and WILL NOT eat:


Steak(this includes roasts and such), Ham, Shrimp, Lobster, Crab (any seafood really), butter, any kind of nut, pretzels, sweet potatos, mayonaise/miracle whip, authentic mexican food, sauerkraut, authentic chinese food, olives, sweet pickles, ANY flavor of potato chip, etc etc.


Honestly there are many more things. Those were just off the top of my head.



Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 2


I know you're surprised by the fact that I'm actually following through. To be honest...so am I :)

Anyway today I'm going to tell you:


I'm training for a 5k!!


Its true. About 5 months ago I decided to start making healthy lifestyle changes. So I have! I feel really good and I'm now going to pretend to be an "athlete" LOL. My sister and I have signed up for a 5k on February 20th. I'm very excited. And the best part is I'm actually doing it. I have successfully completed my second week of training! I found a program on the internet called "C25k". It stands for "Couch to 5K". Its a free training program. How cool is that? It has given me direction and goals to be where I should be.


I'm very excited.


Anyone else set health related goals for 2010? or just in general?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

10? Things you probably don't know about me!!!


Ok Ladies and Gents,

My goal is to write a post for at least the next ten days. I am not promising anything lengthy. I always enjoy learning things about people. I thought I would post something about myself every day for those ten days that is less "known".


Here goes Day 1:

First I must state that I KNOW that there are very few real "lady bugs". I realize they are really "asian beetles" or imposters. For the purpose of this post I will still refer to them as lady bugs :) Deal with it lol


I really hate bugs. But I LOATHE lady bugs. No. Seriously. You cannot fathom how much Lady Bugs make me batty. They are terrible. They are everywhere. They bite (yes they do I promise). They stink when my Dyson vacuum sucks them into the depths of ahem*..anyway.


OH and they swarm you and land on you in the most creepiest crawliest fashion. If a lady bug is flying around me you might as well get out the xanax because there is about to be a full on anxiety attack.


I realize that this is completely irrationale. But it does not change the facts that I hate them :)


You probably didn't know that did you? :)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I'm still alive...



Oh blogging... how have I forsaken you? Oh wait I have ALWAYS stunk at blogging. Really, I'm no good at it. All of you wonderful bloggers sit down and compose eloquent paragragh after paragragh. Its hard for me to come up with one sentence a week that is witty enough to use as a new facebook line lol. Anyway, I've decided I will try to update the blog more frequently. I am not however bumping it up on the priority list. Nope...not even one notch.




So A LOT has happened since I last blogged. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years etc. We spent a lot of time with family and friends. As much as I LOVE my people, I will say I am quite relieved that its all over for the year. We can finally unwind a little and have some time at home. I am such a home body. Most people probably don't feel this way. But I DO!




Oh and I got a super exciting gift for Christmas...a camera!! Tedd is the best husband ever. How many husbands get you a camera AND diamonds for Christmas? I know right? Although I will say we don't get each other anything the rest of the year. Anywho... my camera is a Canon Powershot. Its the newest digital Canon I guess. I LoVE it! I am DEFINATELY NOT a photographer. But I'm having fun taking a few pics with it. I would love to learn how to take beatiful pitures like you all. Maybe someday...




Here are a few of the MillerMini Farm Gang:

More to come!