Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Vacation Brain

Did you think i was not going to write tonight?!?! Well thanks a lot! LOL! Thank you for believing in me! HAH!

I want to say that if you are actively in my life, you most likely will be in my sorry about yer luck!

Why is it that toddlers need to have tantrums? Does anyone really benefit from it? I am pretty sure I do not!!!! I though it was terrible twos...but have been informed that twos are cake compared to the threes.....

I have not done anything on my list of things to to before i go on Vacation. I have been working late and my brain is mush! LOL! I think i am already on vacation!

I am really doing good with eating and making sure I exercise everyday. With that going for me I am really excited to weigh in on Friday! KEEPing it DAY by DAY!!!

I got my blog in for the day!
Have a good night!!


Tuesday, February 28, 2012


There is nothing like someone showing some sort of interest in you! It is one of the best feelings in the world! Well for me it is!! That gave me a boost in my confidence and some pep in my step today! I just wish I didn't have any insecurities lol!

Any hoot! Did not get much done last night, ended up laying in bed with DB at 8:30 watching "Cowboy" (Toy Story) again, trying to fall asleep but she was to wound up and did not want to sleep. That happens when she naps to late. That is the hard part about sharing a room/co-sleeping, she is up in my face wanting to play when I just want to sleep! LOL! Parenting is defiantly trial by error, until you have #2, then you know what you're doing!   Oh well it comes with the territory of being a parent. I would not change it for the world.  

Tonight is going to be a night filled with tutus...I have to make about 10 eek! LOL! Girls and their tutus! What are you going to do?!

So since yesterday was a not so sunny day, I DID get my lunch walk in, about an hour after we were back from our walk it started pouring. It was raining this morning also so hopefully it will clear up so I can get a walk in today!

I am going to make this short today :)
Have a great day!!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Not so sunny southern CA

I walk about a mile (give or take) at lunch and after work every week day. Today it is supposed to rain all day, this will be effecting me and my exercise if it does not change...LOL! Upside I will figure something else out to do but COME ON NOW, I love walking and clearing my head and getting fresh air.......OK over my weather rant...

I had a great weekend! The weather was nice, I am super proud of my self, I woke up at 6:15am on Saturday and Sunday and went for a walk...I also included some jogging intervals into my walk....yep! that is right! i jogged!!! I did 1.853 miles both days in about 32 minutes! Which is amazing to me considering when I walk at work it is a little over a mile and takes me about 30 minutes. I was and AM so proud I pushed myself to do it. I am not going to lie, I am embarrassed to even jog on the street when cars drive by, because I do not want them to look at me and make fun of me....I will be working on my insecurities day by day also!

I was introduced to a new app called "My Fitness Pal" which I love now! It is a great food/exercise log/social network! So if you do not use it then GET IT! :)

One week from Tuesday DB, my mom, and I will be on our way to Florida to visit family! This is a much needed vacation! I think this will be a good break for me since I was down and out for quite some time....I got DB packed and all ready to I will just have to pack me...aaaggg!

We will be celebrating DB's 3rd birthday there with family! I cannot believe she is going to be 3!! Where did the time go! She is growing in to such a beautiful character! I just cherish her! She is one of my top 5 reasons to getting on track and getting my s&!% together, weight and health wise! I want her to live healthy and love herself, but if she sees me always down and fat to be blunt she will pick it up like a bad habit. Boy does that scare me! I do not want her to live the life I did, where you do not love yourself,not confident, basically just faking happiness. Ask your self, would you want your kid to grow up like that?

This week is going to be super busy for us, we will not be hanging out with friends or anything. I have to finish my bathroom, make tutus, put a scrap book together....list goes on and on! 

I hope you all have a great day! 

Day by day!
-CS <3

Friday, February 24, 2012

Weigh In Day!

Even though it is only day 3, i chose to make Friday my weigh in day...also.. doesn't help that we are doing the "Live Healthy Challenge" at work and Friday is the weigh in day for that...ANY-HOOT!

I lost 2 lbs this week! 

Which is wonderful! I really feel great about this is only day 3 but i think my head finally checked back in, where my heart has always been, in the weight loss journey!! Lets hope it is for good! I am only going to take it day by day because i do not want to set myself up for failure!

I made a goal a couple of weeks ago, it was to not leave the house with out makeup...because everyday I felt like this:

It seemed like no matter how much coffee I was drinking or how early i would go to bed...nothing helped...every time i looked in the mirror i was defeated. So I made the goal to always wear makeup...

I am going to introduce you to is a before and after, not much of a difference you may think...but when you look into a mirror it makes all the difference in the world...

My name is Shasta, I am 28 years old, I have an almost 3 year old daughter. I am a single mom. DB is my, world, my heart and my soul! I work full time then come home and take care of my baby! She is a huge part/reason I HAVE/NEED to get healthy! I hope I can inspire some of you through my journey. I know there is going to be some ups and some downs, but i am only human and i will be taking this day by day!

This weeks goal: 

I am going to try to write a blog every week day...Monday through Friday....

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Shasta AKA CheapSoda

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Zucchini Noodles!!!

So here is the recipe for Zucchini Noodles!

What you will need:

2 - medium zucchini
2 tblsp olive oil
Black pepper (Optional, to taste)
Salt (optional, to taste)
Pasta Sauce (Optional)
Meatballs (Optional)


1. With a good potato peeler create long "noodles" by starting at the top of the zucchini and peeling wide ribbons down the length of the zucchini.

2. Continue making ribbons as you turn the zucchini as you get all the green part off first (I included the green part), you may consider getting organic zucchini for this.

3. When the center portion becomes too thin, set it aside to use in a salad and start a new zucchini.

4. Heat a large skillet on medium high.

5. Add the olive oil and zucchini "noodles".

6. Saute the "noodles" for 2-3 minutes.

7. Season with freshly grated black pepper and salt if desired, to taste.

8. Serve with your favorite pasta sauce and meatballs (optional)

This recipe states that it makes about 4 servings, each serving is 80 calories, NOT including the pasta sauce or meatballs. Pasta sauce is not high in calories, so you are looking at about 150 calories for a serving. YUM!

I was pleasantly surprised at the taste and texture. The texture is actually like a "noodle". I am going to make it again and serve it to DB and then update you. She is starting to get picky with what she eats in her toddler if this does pass her test it is a way to get kids to eat more green veggies!!!

Thanks for reading!!


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The end of day one....

I would have to say today wasn't so bad. I counted my calories and everything. I have to remember, DAY BY DAY!!!

Today I wasn't super hungry until after work, i had to go pick up my mom from the airport, so we didn't get home until 7ish. We did make a quick pit stop at Sprouts because I wanted to make a new dinner! That is what i am going to share with you tonight!

I record my weight/activity/food on an app/website called Fat Secret I love this app! The only bad thing about today was i went over my 1300 calorie limit that i gave to myself, but only by 66 calories so it isn't a big deal to me and i am not going to beat myself up about it! So there was this recipe called Zucchini Noodles that just drew me in, I was so curious I just had to make it tonight, and now i want to share!!! But you will have to wait until tomorrow night when i will have more time!

Goodnight all! and here is to day one complete!


On the Wagon

Do you ever really look at food and lifestyle as an addiction? 

What makes you fall off the wagon from being "clean" anyway?

How come it is so hard to get back on track when you have been defeated? It seems like all the excuses in the world are there to block your path to better health, happiness, life, etc.

Why is it so hard to just leap over those excuses?

I had originally lost 40 lbs as of February 2011. Since then I have gained 20 of them back. I cannot make excuses for why I gained them back, I just have to make changes. 

Today marks my first day with no soda and no fast food.

This is my first of many goals.
Wish me luck!

Let's Do Work!

Monday, February 6, 2012

3:33 in the am rant

You know it is bad enough that we have cancer in this world....can't they give us a break and not let kids under
5 get sick!?!? It is 3:36 in the am on Monday February 6th and I am sitting in my bed with my almost 3 year old trying to get her to suck on a vitamin c lolli pop to help her cough. We both have probably only slept a total of 1 is this fair?!

I have a humidifier going, it doesn't seem to be helping. I have been giving her hylands nighttime cold 'n cough and elderberry and these seem to not be helping....oh and I have been putting baby vicks on her chest and you have any suggestions!?!!

I'm done with my rant :(

Thursday, February 2, 2012

2 years ago

My grandma passed away! I miss her do much!!! We called her "Gran" she was the glue that held our family together. There have been so many changes this past 2 years without her. I miss her so much. She is with her only daughter, my aunt, right now. I know they are having a great time!

I really wish that DB could have spent more time with her. Gran passed when she was almost 11 months old.

A few months ago DB said to me "I miss granny" (that's what the younger kids called her) i responded "I know baby, but she is always around and in your heart" DB said "her house is too far away" I said "well you can always talk to her when you want too" at that moment DB raised her hands to the celling looked up and said "hi grannnnnyyy!!!" Honestly it made my heart feel good!

To my gran! I love you for always!!! I think about you everyday!!!!!