Meet My New Pal!

For those who are sick of hearing about diets and what to do and where to go and all that jazz, this is where you need to be.  I struggle so much with a lot of the weight loss programs out there and I just feel like they feed off of the fact that people just don’t think they can do it themselves. Well, guess what? You can and I have proof!

Here is a little tip for health hopefuls that is not only simple and informational, but FREE!  Yep! Free…

Meet My Fitness Pal. It’s a real simple way to go about informing your self, managing your own diet and exercise, PLUS… here’s the good part… All you have to do is put in your information and it tracks everything for you! You just enter foods as you eat them into your food diary and it fills in the rest.  The phone app is really cool because you can scan the bar codes with your cell and make it even easier!

It’s so simple that you will really feel like you are using minimal effort to keep on track.  I look forward to entering my foods and seeing how many calories I have left for the day.

Another feature I really love is the exercise help.  It actually allows you to enter in how many minutes you work out, from walking to intense workouts and in turn, it tells you how many calories you’ve burned.  At the end of the day, when you total out your days activities, it tells you approximately how much weight you will loose at the current rate.  It is WONDERFUL for keeping reasonable goals, no matter how high or low they are!

Something you need to know about me is that I am not a huge calorie counter kind of person.  I originally started this just to prove that I was already doing it right. We eat pretty healthy in our house and I just thought there was something sneaking in my room at night and causing me to eat all those extra calories! Nope, it was me!

Eating is not bad…

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. Genesis 1:29

Abusing our body is…

But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified. 1 Corinthians 9:27

I may be new at this and I may not be the best health guru to talk to but what I can tell you is that there are real results happening just in my being more conscious of what foods and how much foods I am sticking into my mouth every day.

Here’s a HUGE bonus! You can do it with your friends and family and you can even blog about your journey.  This is all on ONE website and right at your fingertips, so go check it out!  Here’s the address!

Now go have fun with this!

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31

If you are already using My Fitness Pal, please let us know what your experience has been and offer some good tips!

Happy Days!




A West Coast Must See!


   As we near Spring, I know a lot of you are trying to decide where to go for Spring Break, so here is just one suggestion that I strongly recommend, great for adults and children alike!  The Tillamook Air Museum, is located just off the Oregon Coast Hwy, in Tillamook, Oregon.


   The Museum was not at all what I was expecting.  When you first enter, you are greeted by the front desk which also serves as the gift shop check-out. We were greeted by a smiling face and all I had to say was, “We are new.” and we didn’t have to ask another question the entire time we were there.  He advised us to first go watch the video, telling the history of the museum and boy, was that great advice! It really highlighted the entire self-tour!


There is a lot of WWI, WWII and Vietnam memorabilia and so much detail about where these planes served and the heroes who flew them.  It was impressive how many photos they had and it made the experience seem so intimate. The story of a mascot receiving a formal burial because he was so loved was so moving that I had to take a picture of the story!


(Please excuse the photography. I am just learning how to use my new camera.)

   While there is much to see outside of the aircraft, they truly are an amazing sight to see, and there is absolutely no way not to see them! There are small aircraft…Image

Large aircraft…


Foreign Aircraft…


And Aircraft that can ride the waters…


It didn’t stop at aircraft either. There were rigs and motors and props and all sorts of things to look at! The list just goes on and on.



Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat and visit the gift shop before you go!


   Oh! I almost forgot! While you’re in the area, you may want to go visit the Pacific Ocean. The best path is the Scenic byway on the Netarts Highway due west out of Tillamook. Beautiful drive!

Happy Traveling!

You are what you eat???

If I am what I eat, then apparently I just found out that on a couple occasions every month, I am a ground up whole chicken (guts, bones, muscles, beaks, eyes and all), that has been ran through a grinder, squeezed out like toothpaste into a box where they carry it to be ran through ammonia and re-flavored with artificial flavoring only to be reshaped to look like meat and cooked.

Seriously… I want to puke…

Click the link to get the whole story and tell me what you think.   I don’t think I’ll be eating soft serve ice cream anymore either…


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