Full Time!


Vogel Alcove Parade

Vogel Alcove Parade

Happy Monday everyone!

Today I officially started working FULL TIME at my job. I was so used to getting off work at 1230 every day and going home and being lazy! Now I am working until 430 every day and I HAVE to take an hour lunch break. Today’s lunch break was VERY boring. I think I will bring some work out clothes and jog laps in our gym a few days out of the week during that time. No excuse not to!

Tonight we are going to have a celebratory dinner for my going full time. Still trying to decide where to go. I will share later in the week the details!

I posted last Monday that we were changing our eating habits and I was backing off of soda. It is going great! I only drink ONE 12 oz can of soda each day and I actually went all of Saturday and Sunday without ANY soda at all! I had lost 4 lbs by last Friday and was so afraid I would gain it all back over the holiday weekend. I was able to maintain! GO ME! My husband Jason has been eating mainly meat, nuts and brown rice and he has lost 10 lbs since July 1st I am very proud of him.

Fourth of July festivities at work last Thursday were a blast and all the children had so much fun! Thanks to Dallas Heritage Village for letting us use your grounds for a HUGE (compared to what we normally would have had) parade and watermelon picnic. Also thanks for giving the children carriage rides and having games set up for them to play! Above are some photos from this wonderful day.

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!



Morning…not going to say “good”morning because nothing is good about the headache I have from not drinking soda for the past 3 days! Maybe I shouldn’t quit cold turkey like this…maybe I can have just one ūüôā

Yesterday we went to RAC (rent a center) to lease a laptop, the sales guy/manager was super rude and very inpersonable. Wasted an hour and a half of my day to find out it would be 59$ a week!!! ridiculous! Walked down the street to a pawn shop and got a laptop for $85!! Amazing! Sorry jusnt had to rant a little and brag at the smae time.

I went to Walmart¬†later on yesterday and used some of my coupons (walmart¬†price matches)¬†and was able to get some pretty good deals. I also did some grocery shopping for my “healthy” dinner and lunches. Last night I had a black bean Boca Burger¬†on a bed of romaine, tomatoes, roasted corn, red pepper flakes and drizzle of evoo. It was DELICIOUS! I took a photo but forgot to bring my camera to work today. Will update blog tomorrow. I am trying to do as much “whole food” as I can but it is hard to switch all at once. I am now just being more cautious about the pkg foods I am buying which is still going down a better path! For breakfast I am having whole wheat waffles with no syrup or butter and fresh fruit. Lunches I am having boca¬†burgers and boca¬†chicken patties with salads. Snacks I have greek yogurt, fruit, nuts and Kellog’s¬†Special K protein bars and shakes. For drinks I am having tea, water and vitamin waters. I am very proud of myself and they changes I have made already.

If you go to the 7Eleven¬†website you can sign up to receive coupons monthly and I got Kellog’s¬†Shake for 1.99 and protein Bar for free!


Today at Vogel Alcove we are hosting a “Coffee with Kids” no…kids are not having coffee lol. We¬†are welcoming ¬†potential donors and volunteers¬†to come in¬†throughout the day to take a tour of our facilities, visit with the children of Vogel Alcove and get any questions they may have about our organization answered.

Yesterday we had a orginization called Mazies Mission here. They come once a month and bring in rescue dogs for the children to interact with and they read “dog related” books to the children for a brief story time. The children LOVE this day…except for the very ¬†few who are terrified of dogs. This helps them get over that fear though!

IMG_20130410_151844 Check out their website http://maziesmission.org/

Well time for me to get back to work! Hope everyone has a great day~