Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Playing with the new Camera

Post GNO Mani-Pedi with me, KJ & Peter






Sweet Nectar of the Gods (that I haven't drank in over a month!)


Monday, July 27, 2009

Random Sherism, and random Tunes

Well, the title doesn't actually say Random Friday anymore. And who cares, anyway? You know I don't stick to schedules very well. You can really tell, if you come over to my house, and see the chronic disaster area that exists. Hazmat came, took one look, and said screw this and left. It's THAT bad. I'm sure it might have something to do with the fact that it's freaking summer, and I'm on entertainment committee burnout. I'm freaking tired of going to Lagoon, and riding Puff over and over again. I don't mind going to the pool, but I'm good after about an hour. Besides, some dumb-A broke it yesterday (that's what you get for swimming on Sunday people!), and now it's closed.

I'm just glad my kids aren't total losers and they have friends to play with. Kids going to friends house to play= very happy Mommy.

I did discover this morning, that my kids are much more obedient and responsive to cleaning assignments first thing in the morning, BEFORE the TV gets turned on. Before 11 today, all three of my kids cleaned their rooms, made their beds, and emptied the dishwasher, before going out to play. I'm so proud!
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Well, I had a whole bunch of stuff going around in my brain last week, but the weekend was pretty busy, and I didn't sit down to write it down, and it's gone. Things don't usually stay in there for very long. My thoughts only have about a 24 hour shelf life before they just disintegrate.

I do remember thinking about writing something about my dad's unusual use of common ordinary household words in place of expletives. This is pretty funny, and if I stubbed my toe, and yelled out "GARBAGE TRUCK!" you'd all probably think I was crazy. But, my siblings and I are so used to hearing my dad's zany outbursts, we don't even think twice. That's usually what my dad says, if he's frustrated about something.

I did find it pretty hilarious though, when after taking an advanced Spanish class in college, and dating (and eventually marrying) someone who spoke Spanish fluently, I learned a few, uh, Spanish swear words. And discovering that one line that my dad said often for years, while we were growing up, that apparently he picked up from some of his bilingual coworkers, was something along the lines of f-ing bi*** goat with Tabasco thrown in somewhere.

Imagine his astonishment, and embarrassment, when I finally told him what it meant, and that he'd been saying that in front of his kids all these years.
I love my Dad. It's fun to see my brothers talk just like he did when we were little.
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We took the kids to the drive-in on Friday night. I love the drive-in. I just love being outside. It's like an adventure. The feature we picked was G-force for the kids, followed by the Proposal. I was excited to see Ryan....I mean the movie again. During the first movie, since it was Pioneer day, there was this awesome fireworks show going on in the distance right next to the movie screen. It was fun to watch. Unfortunately, it started raining right at the beginning of the proposal, and we would've just gotten in the truck to watch, but we didn't want our new giant LoveSac to get all wet, so we left, and saw a seriously amazing lightening storm on the way home. I wish I'd had my camera.
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Saturday night I had the pleasure of playing for the Miss Roy pageant. Anyone who knows my knows I'm not big on beauty pageants, but it's a gig and I had fun. Plus I sold some CD's, and got some exposure. And I bought a fancy new dress and some seriously sexy hooker heels to go with it. I should've had C take a picture of me, because I was smokin'! Not to brag or anything, but it's fun to play dress up sometimes.

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I going out of chronological order, since this post is turning out to be a this is what we did this weekend post, but whatever. I'm going in order of what I thought of first.

Thursday night, we went the the Bees game. I took some pics with my new camera of the fireworks show afterward.


Cool, huh?!

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I'm in mourning today.
Because I jacked up my knee a couple of weeks ago, and I kept running on it. And I went out to do my long run on Friday morning, and was walking within 2 miles. Then, my pride got the best of me, and I cruised down a big hill for about 2 miles, then I bonked. And my knee hurts so bad, I'm limping even when I walk.

So, I'm mourning, but I'm probably not going to be able to run this week. And I'll probably turn into the crazy Bi*** because of it. I need my run to be happy. I just do.

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So, this is probably my last post for the week. We have a family reunion this weekend at Crystal Hot Springs. We get to camp AND swim! I'm excited!

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Alright, I downloaded some new stuff this week. But not much:

1. 42 - Coldplay
2. Nothing in Common - Thompson Twins
3. Runnin' Down a Dream - Tom Petty
4. Private Life - Oingo Boingo
5. Solitude - Sherrie Shepherd
6. Prelude - George Winston
7. Like Whoa- Aly & AJ
8. Vulture - John Mayer
9. Hamburg Song - Keane
10. Waiting for Yesterday - David Archuleta
bonus: Dancing Through Life - Wicked

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday



YIPPPEEEEE!!!!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Secrets

Do you have secrets? Well, I know everyone has secrets. And no, this is not an attempt as a post secret post like Kristina or Shelle did. Although, it would be really interesting to hear what people say.

I'm just wondering if there are people out there like me that really have NO secrets. Really. I mean there are things in my past that I'm not proud of, but plenty of people know about them. And I don't talk about them because they aren't readily on my mind all the time, and out of respect for myself and other people, I don't post it for the world to read about on the Internet, but if someone asked I would tell them.

I also have like NO filter. At all. For some reason, I always feel the need to regurgitate any and all information that I consume. And anything that comes into my brain, comes out of my mouth. So sometimes, I'm not always as diplomatic as I could be. I might be rude sometimes, but at least you'll know I'm being honest.

But, I don't' think I'm a gossip, though. If someone confides in me, as long as I can talk about it with that person, then I don't necessarily feel the need to spill the beans to everyone else around.

I do, feel the need to talk about stuff. Have you ever read the Five Languages of Love?
Well, I'm talk or speech or whatever it is. Words, maybe. I need words. I need to talk about how I feel. When I feel like crap, I talk about it. When I'm excited, I talk about it.

I love that I have friends and sisters I can call when I need to talk. It's very, very therapeutic for me. And crying. Crying feels really good sometimes. If I can talk long enough to get a good cry, then I always feel better. It's weird, for some reason, as I've gotten older, it's not as easy for me to cry as it used to be. But, it's like it releases the pressure.

So, recently, I was having one of my crazy, gonna flip my lid moments, and my hubby suggested I go see a good cry movie (he's a good, smart man, than one). So, I called up MB, and we went and saw a good laugh movie, instead, but I did feel better afterward. And I'm so glad I have such a great friend in her, that I can just barf up all of my emotions and she is there to listen to me, and sort through my imaginary problems (cuz that's what they are).

Thanks, Motherboard. Love your stinkin' guts!

So, how about you? Are you a secret keeper? Do you keep things in, or is your brain wide open for the world to see, like mine?

Friday, July 17, 2009

A Meme Tag, I've never done before...

I saw this on Lara's blog, and had fun reading about her, so I thought I'd play along, just to amuse myself. You can play along too, if you like.

1. What is your current obsession? I can't stop thinking about Cherry Coke and chocolate and how I really want to win this damn contest, so I can't have it. But I'm this close to caving.

2. What do you hate the most that everyone else seems to love? Mayonnaise and miracle whip. Most people are one of the other. I hate both.

3. What are you wearing today?I'm still in my jammies. And yes, I'm aware that it's almost 10:00. But, my hubby is out of town, and I just don't care about getting dressed today.

4. What's for dinner? Probably frozen chicken nuggets for the kids, or cold cereal, or PB & J.
I don't cook when the hubs is gone.

5. What would you eat for your last meal? Oh, that's a hard one. Chicken Cordon Bleu, and roasted tomatoes, and some really rich chocolate something for dessert, and giant CHERRY COKE!

6. What is the last thing you bought? Sheet Music

7. What are you listening to right now? Nothing. Kids are outside playing. It's nice.

8. What do you think of the person that tagged you? Well, she didn't officially tag me, but I think she is beautiful and amazing, and I'm glad to have gotten to know her on her blog.

9. If you could have a house--fully paid for and totally furnished--anywhere in the world, where would it be? I like being in Utah. But I would love to live somewhere more rural, like up in the mountains, and have a bunch of acres, and wide open space.

10. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would it be? Only for one hour? I would go to OK, and visit with sister, and help her with her babies, but I would want more than one hour

11. What is one of your hobbies? I'm trying to think of something people don't know about me. Ok...cross-stitching, but I haven't' done it in awhile.

12. What is ONE of your favorite quotes? Anything is good if its made of chocolate.

13. What is your favorite color? RED!

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your wardrobe? My running clothes

15. What is your dream job? Concert pianist, or to be on Broadway

16. Describe your personal style. I like to be casual and comfortable. I'm a jeans and a T-shirt girl. I like looking pretty, but I don't like putting a lot of effort into it.

17. What is your favorite tree? I don't know. I have commitment issues when it comes to trees, which is why I don't have many in my yard. I can't decide. But, my favorite flowers are poppies.

18. What are you going to do after this? Maybe take a shower and get dressed for the day.

19. What is your favorite fruit? I love fruit! But, my favorite is probably peaches. Which is great, cuz they're in season right now. And I love peach flavored everything: peach Popsicles, lemonade, margaritas.....

20. What inspires you? That's a very general question. Beautiful music inspires me, being up in the mountains, with no distractions, being alone with my thoughts, my Mother.

21. Who was the last person that you kissed? Clint

22. What are you currently reading? Angle of Repose. I'm interested in the story, but it's really slow.

23. Go to your bookshelf, take down the first book that you see with a red binding, turn to page 26 and type out the first line.
Ok, the first book I saw with a red binding is the Pocket Manual of Musical Terms.
On page 26: Avec (Fr., ah-vek'). With. Avec ame (ahm), the same as CON ANIMA: a. le chant (shahn), the same as COL CANTO

24. What delighted you the most today? This is a hard question, only because I'm in a rotten mood, but I supposed it was when Peter finally decided to stop having her tantrum and go outside and play.

25. By what criteria do you judge a person? I don't know. I guess by way they treat me, the way they talk to me, if they are kind and friendly, if I enjoy being around them. If they are real, and don't try to pretend to be something they aren't..

26. What was your childhood nickname? Treewee, Sherbear

27. What are you afraid of? going blind, going deaf, losing a limb, heights, the Sky ride at Lagoon, something bad happening to my children, my husband dying in an accident.

Random Sherisms and Random Tunes

Hey, just a little announcement about my music. First of all, it is now available at Bountiful Music in, um, Bountiful. I'm working on other stores, but that's it for now.
So, do you ever google yourself? Come on, don't lie, you know you've done it. Well, I recently was on iTunes, and decided to look myself up. Well, guess who's album is on iTunes now!
Ah yeah, baby! MINE!! Tell everyone and their dog that you know to go check it out and order some tunes!!
I also recently learned how to play a whole bunch of John Mayer, and Coldplay songs per request for a wedding I'm doing in a couple weeks. It's kind of fun to learn some more "poppy" stuff!
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Ok, I have a new crush. Actually it's a way old, like ten year old crush, but it was recently rekindled after seeing this movie:








I mean look at that guy.


Tell me that's not HOT. No? OK, well what about this?


But, even though Ryan (yeah, we're on a first name basis), has grown up and gotten all muscular and stuff, I've had a little crush on him ever since I first saw him in the this show back in the olden days.




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*sigh*
Wah? Huh? Where was I? Oh, sorry, I was, uh, distracted.
Now I can't remember anything else I was going to say.
p.s. Don't worry about me. I'm madly in love with my husband. He is the hottest, sweetest, awesomest husband ever. And if Ryan Reynolds ever hit on me, and want to take me as his lover, I'd totally let C come with us. I'm cool like that.
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Please disregard any crazy talk you've heard above. It's the sugar withdrawal talking. In fact, I had a minor meltdown on Wednesday. In fact, around 4pm, I crawled in my bed and didn't come out until like 8. Unfortunately, for some reason, my motherly duties weren't taken care of in my absence, so when C walked in the door, there were dishes piled sky high in the sink, sticky orange juice concentrate all over the floor (TJ decided to have a lemonade stand...again), and no clean laundry for C to wear to work today. Plus, I was in a foul mood, and feeling sorry for myself. Why is it that one day you can feel on top of the world and the next day it feels like the whole world is falling apart at the seams? Oh yeah, it could be that I NEED some sugar!
It's been one of those weeks when if I actually had any kind of goodies or sweets in the house, I would have eaten them all gone. Thank goodness, I was in a good mood the last time I went to the store and didn't buy any junk. Even the Popsicles I bought are made from real fruit and have no sugar or artificial sweeteners. They're basically just frozen ground up strawberries.
Poor kids. They have a crazy mother.
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As I mentioned before, I recently was playing around on iTunes. I've been afraid to sync my ipod since I got my new computer, because I didn't want to lose any music. I did find out that you can transfer your purchases, which is nice, but you can keep any of the CD's you've uploaded. So, now, instead of 786 songs, I now only have 339.
Now's a great time to get me some new music, so, I really want everyone to play along this week, and give me to good ideas, because I need something new BAD!. I'd put up Mr. Linky, but I don't know how and I'm too damn lazy to figure it out, so here's how to play:
Hit random or shuffle on your music player. Write down the first 10 songs to pop up. No cheating (Ok, I cheat, but only if a Christmas song comes up). Then post it on your blog, and leave me a comment saying you're playing!
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1. Love Comes - The Posies
2. Broken Toy - Keane
3. Fearless - Taylor Swift (new download--for KJ, but I like it)
4. Silent All These Years - Tori Amos
5. For Good - Idina Menzel & Kristen Chenoweth - Wicked
6. Running - David Archuleta
7. A Little Too Not Over You - David Archuleta
8. I'm Gonna Find Another You - John Mayer
9. The Gap - Thompson Twins (do you think this song was written about that store?)
10. Come Thou Fount/Hie to Kolob - Sherrie Shepherd (did I mention I'm on iTunes, now?)
Bonus:
Situations - Jack Johnson

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Best. Partay. EVER!!!

I may or may not have mentioned in the recent past about how much a adore this amazingly, charming and funny lady, and her equally incredible, LMOA funny sister.

In fact, I've been petitioning to be adopted into their family. That's how much I love them.

Additionally, I absolutely love, adore and admire this beautiful, amazing woman, who just happens to be my very best friend, and visiting teaching partner. And this super awesome girl, who I've known for, like, Ever, who is my former next door neighbor and now one of my favorite blog besties. And this super, gorgeous rock star, who I totally want to be when I grow up, and who I have recently seen naked. And of course, this lovely lady, who thinks she's leaving us to move away to CANADA!? I will miss you, so KEEP BLOGGING! And this beautiful girl, who I don't know very well, but would like to get to know better. And I met this sweet lady for the first time, and I'm excited to get to know her better! I also got to meet Denae and Amber's sister, Kim, and Denae's beautiful daughter, whom I affectionately refer to as "mini-DeNae" and her friend Christy, who NEEDS to start a blog, because she is just a hoot! (yeah, I said "hoot." Sue me.)

DeNae, Me, Amber, Val, Wendy, Sarah, Motherboard

What do all of these amazing ladies have in common?

Well, I got to be so privileged to have dinner with them on Friday night. I can't remember the last time I laughed so hard. My cheeks were still hurting Saturday morning when I got up to run.

First, I had the time of my life, getting checked out and flirted with on the ride down in the back of Sarah's smokin' Jeep.
Motherboard, Me, and Sarah, sportin' our super sexy bandannas in the Jeep.

And in typical Sherrie fashion, I had to humiliate myself over..and over again.

First, when someone mentioned my little "eating disorder?" First of all people, it's called getting HEALTHY!! Since when is going off sugar bad for you? (There's my soap box..that's all I'm gonna say). So, anyway, I must've gotten drunk from all the ice water I was drinking because somebody mentioned something about me having dysmorphia. My instincts kicked in. My defenses were up. And without thinking, I reached up and totally slugged Denae right in the arm. Amber shouts out, "That sounded like it connected!" I was mortified. So I commence in diligently rubbing Denae's arm, and apologizing profusely. She kept saying it's OK, but I'm know in her mind she was thinking, "Geez, lady, get up off me!"

Mini-Denae, Denae, Melissa (notice how she's huddled in protectively between me and Denae--post bitch slap), Me, Sarah, MB-ducking?

So, again, Denae, I'm soooo SORRY for decking you. I'm sure you'll never want to sit by me again.

Then, in the midst of a very proper and polite discussion about visits to Brazil, and the right time and place to have "the talk" with our children, I blurt out the word TAMPON, right as the server walks in. The look on his face told me he'd heard it. I'm sure I was 10 shades of red, so I just ducked my head, and shut my mouth.

Me and Sarah

My the end of the night, these amazing ladies became, if not already were, my closest friends. I love them to pieces and I can't wait until we can meet up again!

Motherboard, Kim, Amber (aren't they all just gorgeous?)

The Saturday after I got to go have lunch with Erin!, but I'll write about that later....

Friday, July 10, 2009

Random Sherisms and Random Tunes

I guess this is the week for bloggy get togethers. Tuesday night I went with Motherboard and Sarah, over to Amber's house, and visited with them and Jo and Veronica. It was a blast! I had no idea that I could be so comfortable with a group of women, who a few months ago, were complete strangers. I also had no idea that so many anatomical words could be used in one discussion. Thanks, Jo, for enlightening us!

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There is also a dinner tonight. I'm really excited because I get to hang with my two wanna-be sisters Amber and DeNae. I'm still working on getting adopted into their family.

Then tomorrow afternoon, I'm going to lunch with one of my favorite blogging friends, Erin.
We met once at Kristina's lunch several months ago, but didn't get to chat for very long, so I'm excited to spend some more time with her!

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I just have one question. Why couldn't you all consolidate? I'm feeling a little bit guilty for all the playing I'm doing this week, away from my family. But not too guilty, because C is going away on a golfing trip next weekend with his buddies, so it all comes out in the wash.

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Ok, this no sugar this is getting REALLY hard. The first week was easy. I hardly even had to think about it. Then, I went to that little get together on Tuesday night. And didn't get home until almost 1 am. After getting up that morning at 4:45 am to run. Then Wednesday morning, I had to get up to drive the monkeys to swimming lessons. Then tumbling, then the grocery store, and of course I had to actually be a mother and feed my children. I was dog tired ALL DAY LONG. I think I finally hit my sugar withdrawal. My head was spinning, my vision was blurry, I had the shakes, I was sweating, I snapped at the kids for the tiniest little thing. Finally around 4 pm, I caved, after craving Coke and sugar all day. I had a hand full of semi-sweet chocolate chips, and half a sleeve of Club crackers. Then I drank a bottle of water and I'm no chemist or anything, but apparently that's a bad combination because I had the worst, twisting, wrenching stomach pain EVER! It persisted until after I went to bed (at around 9:30).

I was doing great again until this afternoon when I was outside and not paying attention, and KJ was inside making chocolate chip cookies without permission. Well, I can't have cookies lying around the house and not eat one!! So much for self control. So much for will power.
I'm in the throws of a major relapse right now. I think I need a sponsor or something like they do for AA.

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Did you listen to my interview yet? It'll be up til next Tuesday.

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I think I may have found a slight remedy for my children's ADD and selective hearing loss. On Monday, we had a no TV day. All day. I can't believe how much we got done. They cleaned their rooms, emptied the dishwasher, put away their clean clothes, cleaned the family room, and played outside. And it was so nice to have some peace and quiet without Hannah Montana and Zack and Cody blasting through my house all day. I'd like to get rid of the TV all together. But I can only give up one thing at a time.

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I need some new music. I've had the same stuff on my Ipod forever and I'm tired of it. Any suggestions?

Here's my lame, same old random 10 list:

1. Can't Live Without Your Finger - Josh Jensen (my brother)
2. Baby Mine - Me
3. Love at Home - Me
4. Tremble for My Beloved - Collective Soul
5. Amor Es Solo Amar - Monica Naranjo
6. These Are Days - 10,000 Maniacs
7. Daddy's On a Train - Josh & Nate Jensen
8. Donde Estas Corazon- Shakira
9. Impromptu No. 1 in A flat Major, Op. 29 - Chopin
10. Chasing Pavements - ADELE

Bonus: Silent All These Years - Tori Amos

Come play along!

Daily Food Journal, Day 7, 8, 9

Day 7


Breakfast:
Slim fast, 2 Whole wheat english muffin, butter, strawberry jam, grapefruit juice

Lunch:
Whole wheat bread, organic peanut butter,strawberry jam

Snack:
Dried tropical fruit mix, tomato, salt

Chips/salsa, carrots, cherries, cherry tomatoes, ranch dip

Dinner:
Whole wheat bread, butter, tomato, salt

Total:
Calories
1422

Fat
31.8

Sugar
105.2

Carbs
194.8

Protein
37.1

Exercise: Ran 5.7 miles, burned 635 calories
Net calories: 787

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Day 8 (bad day--I'll explain later)

Breakfast:
Nectarine, whole wheat bread, strawberry jam

Lunch:
chips, pico de gallo

Snack:
1/4 cup semisweet choc chips, club crackers

Dinner:

Total:
Calories
820

Fat
28.4

Sugar
70.7

Carbs
146.4

Protein
12.8

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Day 9

Breakfast:
Slim fast, Cheerios, skim milk, peaches

Lunch:
Whole wheat bread, peanut butter, strawberry jam, broccoli, carrots, snow peas, veggie ranch

Snack:
chips and pico de gallo, Sonic real fruit lemon berry slushie

Dinner:
whole wheat pasta, stewed tomatoes, mushrooms

Total:
Calories
1344

Fat
36.6

Sugar
93

Carbs
234.1

Protein
48.4

Exercise: Ran 6.3 miles, burned 739 calories,
net calories: 605

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Finally.....I'm on the radio...sort of.

I announced last week about my interview on LDS radio. Well, after their server was down and it wasn't put up as scheduled, it is finally up on their website to listen to.

Go over to Your LDS Radio and click on the New Music Show to listen to my interview with Greg Hansen.

I'm actually quite pleased with how it turned out. The sound technician must've done something to make me sound intelligent and articulate, because usually I feel like a babbling fool while speaking. Especially when I'm nervous.

I think between divine intervention and excellent editing, the interview sounds pretty good. They put some excerpts of some of my songs in with it, so go over and listen to it! Let me know what you think.
Then, tell your friends to come listen, then come back over to positive music and downloads, and download my song "Solitude" for FREE!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Daily Food Journal, Day 5 & 6

Day 5 (Sunday)


Breakfast:
fasting

Lunch:
fasting

Snack:
cottage cheese
ritz crackers
pina colada fruit popcicle

Dinner:
Cheerios, skim milk,
strawberries

Total:
Calories Fat Sugar Carbs
370 17.1 35.5 79.7

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Day 6 (Monday)


Breakfast:
canteloupe, grapes
slim fast 1/2 can

Lunch:
squaw bread, peanut butter
strawberry jam
sugar snap peas
strawberry popcicle (1/4)

Snack:
Squaw bread with butter
sunflower seeds

Dinner:
grilled tomato, onion, shrimp
corn on the cob, butter, salt
grapes, cucumbers
Simply Raspberry Lemonade

Total:

Calories Fat Sugar Carbs Protein
1055.5 32 102.8 194.35 37.7

Exercise: 45 minutes weight lifting
Cal burned: 143
Net calories: 912.5

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Venting Session # 17,458,932,077


Kids.

It seems that since summer has started my children have developed some rather alarming health conditions, that are a great cause for concern.

For instance, all three of them have some sort of extreme selective hearing loss. I'm really worried about them. I wonder if they are malnourished, or have suffered from heat stroke that caused brain damage or something, because it seems that no matter how much I nag and yell, and nag some more, they just can't seem to hear me.
If I tell them to get dressed, turn off the TV, clean their rooms, eat their food, or anything else that has to do with anything remotely responsible, it falls on completely deaf ears.

On the other hand, if I say anything including the words play, swim, Lagoon, cookies, chocolate, or ice cream, they perk right up as if they have super hearing powers.

I just don't know what to do. I've decided to start researching alternative medical treatments to resolve my poor children's illness. Studies have shown that such drastic treatments as being grounded from the TV, scrubbing toilets, and eating massive amount of green leafy vegetables, and reading aloud have proven to show signs of improvement in selective hearing loss. Common side effects that may appear during treatment, include, but are not limited to incessant whining, complaining, pouting, sudden outbursts, melt downs, and gradual increase in productivity, and cooperation.

I'm going to start applying these treatments immediately. I'll let you know during this experimental study, if any improvements are seen.

If not, this mother is in serious danger of blowing a gasket.

Daily Food Journal, Day 4 -- Happy 4th of July

Day 4 Food Journal:


Breakfast:
Slim fast 1/2 can
Cheerios, skim milk, peaches

Lunch:
tortilla chips and pico de gallo
baby carrots, sugar snap peas
veggie ranch dip

Snack:
canteloupe, grapes
sour cream and cheddar potato chips (in a moment of weakness)

Dinner:
shishkabobs--zucchini, red pepper, pineapple, mushroom, tomato, onion, shrimp
baked potato, corn on cob

Total:
Calories
979

Fat
27.4

Sugar
58.3

Carbs
164.5

Exercise: 8.5 mile run, 30 minute swim/tread,
burned 1093 calories

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Daily Food Journal, Day 3

I'd just like to clarify, again, that I'm not doing this for weight loss. I'm doing this, first of all to reset my system, and get all the junk out. And I'm doing this to get healthy. To get happy. And to kick my sugar habit once and for all.

I feel good today. I have energy. I'm happy.

Day 3 Food Log:

Breakfast:
Cheerios
skim milk
peaches

Lunch:
Tomato Sandwich
Squaw bread, tomato, butter,
salt

Snack:
raspberries
plum
sugar snap peas

Dinner:
Papa John's pizza w/
tomato and pineapple

Total:
Calories Fat Sugar Carbs
1305 31.9 51.4 209.9

My exercise for today was taking the kids to Lagoon. That totally counts. Oh, and I also had a radio interview with a famous guy, Greg Hansen, and my heart was pounding the whole time. That counts as exercise, too.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Free Download, Radio Show and Giveaway


There are lots and lots of exciting things going on this week with my music!

Starting today, you can download "Solitude" for free at Positive Music and Downloads. This is available until next Friday. (You can also go download the entire album for $9.99)

Also, this Tuesday tune in to YourLDSRadio on the Tuesday New Music Show to listen to an interview with me and Greg Hansen about my album. You can listen to the interview starting Tuesday, and will air for one week.

Also, go check out Rock My Friday.com for a chance to win your own copy of my CD, Solitude, giveaway starts today, and goes until next Friday, 7/10. Go over and enter!

Check it out! This is exciting stuff!!

Food Diary Journal, Day 2

Ok, just to clarify, I'm not going to permanently keep my diet at 500 calories a day. I'm not stupid. I knew you guys would freak out on me.

My first day was a cleanse day. Besides, I know you all have one day a month when you do that same thing, so don't go judging me. It isn't that different from fasting (other than my reason for doing it). You probably still get the same amount of calories. I just spread them out through out the day, and omit all the greasy, fried, dead carcasses people usually eat for Sunday dinner. I'm still eating breads, and veggies and fruits. The good stuff.

Maybe you don't realize just how much of a sugar addict I am. I'm ornery, tired, depressed, gassy, and I blame it all on the crap I've been shoving down my throat.

I needed something extreme to reset my system. Get the sugar and garbage out of my body.

So, here is my food journal for day 2.

Breakfast:
Banana
Whole wheat english muffin
honey
peaches

Lunch:
Squaw bread
Spring greens salad w/ craisins, sliced almonds, feta cheese, citrus vinaigrette

Snack:
raspberries
grilled pepper and mushroom sample from Sam's club

Dinner:
tomato sandwich
Squaw bread
tomato, butter, salt

Total:
Calories Fat Sugar Carbs
915 23.2 66.5 161


Exercise: run 4 miles
Cal. Burned 477

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Food Diary Journal, Day 1

Don't Judge me, okay? I've been so stinking tired lately, and feeling like a such a loser, I decided I needed a detox. A sugar detox, that is. So earlier this week, I binged on everything sweet I could get my hands on. Then yesterday, since it was the first day of the month, I decided I would start a little challenge for myself.

I also joined my friend, in a little health challenge. It's not a weight loss challenge (although I joined one of those, too, a month or so ago--but it's not really helping me get motivated). Actually, it's a contest with points for not eating sugar, not drinking soda, extra points for exercising. That sort of thing. That contest doesn't start til next week though, so this week is like my primer.

So, yesterday, I decided I would do a little detoxing fruit fast. Basically for two days, I eat nothing but fruit. At the end of the day, I wrote down what I ate, and counted up my calories.
No wonder I was so stinking hungry!

Here is my food diary for July 1:

Breakfast:
Peaches

Lunch:
Cherries
Raw Almonds

Snack:
Nectarine

Dinner:
Shishkabob:
tomato, green pepper, onion,
pineapple, balsalmic vinegar,
olive oil, parmesean (grilled)

Total:
Calories Fat Sugar Carbs
475 22.9 41.9 68.8

Ok, so I cheated a little and ate some vegetables. But, I was hungry, and they were sooooo good.

Today, I decided I need to add some bread to the mix, because I was almost nauseous during my run this morning because I was so hungry. I probably have already eaten more calories for breakfast today, than I ate all day yesterday.

But, the good news is I've lost 1 pound. Hopefully, as I ease more food back into my diet, I can keep it off.

So, would anyone like to join in the challenge? If so, let me know, and I will email details.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009