Sunday, March 29, 2009

Quick Update

I really do recommend this book. It has had such a profound impact on my life. I was taking my husband for granted, and not noticing the little things he did that make me feel special.

By focusing on trying to express my love and appreciation to him on a daily basis, I've been able to see the things he is doing for me. I also feel so much better about myself - it feels really good to try to make someone else feel good. :)

While I am done with the initial 21 day challenge, I continually refer back to the book so that I can redo many of the projects. This has been a wonderful blessing to my family - thank you Kathi!!

~ Wendi

Monday, March 2, 2009

Winner: The Husband Project by Kathi Lipp

I'd like to start with a huge thank you to Kathi Lipp who generously offered a copy of her book to one person last week, and one this week - - - yes, my weeks are a bit off as my "last week" was a bit drawn out, but I'm really hoping we are over the worst of colds and can move onto normal life!

So - huge congratulations go out to the winner:


I've sent Alyce an email and will be forwarding her address to Kathi.

I'll have the second giveaway up shortly for another copy of Kathi's Book!

~ Wendi

Sunday, March 1, 2009

The Husband Project Update

Ok - so life really does happen, even when you are sick! The last two weeks have been filled with sniffles, coughs, runny noses, fevers, ear infections and a big huge migraine on my part. . . . and a slight health melt-down!

Both my husband and I determined that we had gained 10+ pounds since September (we had each lost around 25 pounds on the South Beach Diet), and we need to start eating healthier again. . . well, healthier snacks, because I really have changed our dinners to be more healthy.

I decided that as the whole point of this project was to show my husband that I love and appreciate him, I decided to focus on health last week and part of this week, as he is really concerned about the extra weight, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc.

1. I pulled the South Beach books back out to see if I could start making a menu. I'm really NOT any good at this type of thing, so as of tonight - I'm still trying to figure out what to do here!

2. I threw out a bunch of junk food, and am trying to come to terms with throwing out a few more.

3. I went to our local Costco and picked up a bunch of fruits and veggies and cottage cheese (yes, I know - on the SB diet, fruit is not ok in the beginning, but our son loves fruit, and my hubby didn't know that we were re-starting, so I thought I'd try substituting the fruit for normal sugary snacks)

4. I pulled out all my serving size-ish tupperware type containers, and washed, sliced, scooped my way through everything I had just purchased.

5. I organized the top shelf of the fridge to hold each of the items (cottage cheese, pepper slices, celery and a few others) in neat rows that would be easy to grab out.

Now I need to re-organize the pantry and continue to throw out junk food or non-healthy items and come up with some more things I can pre-make so snacks and breakfast/lunch are easy to pull together.

Hmmm - my biggest problem?? Anyone have some suggestions on how to build menus and shopping lists? I've always struggled with this!

~ Wendi

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