Daenel

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Jesus lover. Research skills of a librarian,preservation skills of an archivist,organizational skills of a soldier,domestic skills of a Stepford wife.

This Week’s Menu

Since I had so much success last week with Menu Planning, I’m doing it again this week. Monday Sweet and Spicy Vegetable Stir-Fry Tuesday Pork and Butternut Squash Stew Wednesday Fish Chowder Thursday Chicken and Rice with Steamed Broccoli Friday Lasagna stuffed with Spinach

Mamavation Monday

A new week and a new month full of new beginnings, but first let’s reflect on last week’s challenges and successes… I ended last week on bad note exercise wise, I didn’t do a full workout for 2 days, instead I did 15 minutes on the Weider Step Machine and […]

Gold Star for Daenel

If you can’t acknowledge your own accomplishments, how can you expect others to do so? I think that’s probably the biggest lesson that I took away from Pete Cohen’s session today. He asked us if we’re proud of ourselves for making it as far into the program as we have […]

Mom, We Love What’s for Dinner

I am happy to report that my experiment with menu planning went really well! For the most part, I stuck to the menu as stated (you can see pictures of the meals here). The only two times I veered off course were Monday (forgot to make the steamed broccoli but […]

Weigh~In Wednesday

Today is Weigh In Wednesday so I’m gonna keep things simple in this post: Measurements Bust ~ 38 in Waist ~ 34 in Abdomen ~ 37 1/2 in Hips ~ 42 in Thigh ~ 25 1/2 in Weight ~ 157.4 lbs Well, I gained 1.4 lbs but I did lose […]

I Want to Run a 5k

Yes, I said it. I want to run a 5K. That may not seem like a lot but to someone who has not run in over 13 years, that’s a big deal. I like having a challenge or a goal to accomplish. For the past 30 days it’s been completing […]

I Did It!

I finished the EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge this morning and I am so proud of myself. The last time I stuck with an exercise program for longer than a week was when I joined the Army (and that was a long time ago). When I started this challenge, […]

Day 1: Pete Cohen’s 28 Day Challenge

Today is the first “official” day of Pete Cohen’s 28 Day Challenge for the Mamavation Mom applicants. I have to say, I’m pretty excited about this…. I’ve never had a personal weight loss/life coach before so I’m totally feeling like a celebrity. I consider Pete a life coach because he’s […]