Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I am ALWAYS starving. I have a difficult time gaining lean muscle. I have a sweet tooth and I do not drink enough water. 
I typically consume 30-40 grams of protein a day. Enter my online research which lead me to this.

WarriorForce Warrior Food Extreme Vanilla Plus.

I started doing 1-2 servings a day to take me up to 80-100 grams of protein a day. 
Even though it's that time of the month, I honestly am not craving chocolate. I don't go to bed with my stomach growling. I have even been able to keep my calories within a reasonable zone. 

Interesting enough it doesn't taste bad at all in a glass of milk and I can stir it in decently well (yes a few things still sit on the bottom) with a spoon. They are very meticulous about ingredients and adamant about their product being stored in a safe container.  As an added bonus it was half price at my local organic market this week.

Now let's see how this works out long term...

Monday, February 09, 2015

Tracking Life and Expenses

     I am a stay at home mom and a homeschooling mom. My husband always asks me what I did with my day.  Most days it is a little bit of everything and yet it feels like nothing. I decided to buy a planner to keep track of my days and to set goals for myself.

    I looked at the "Passion Planner", everything on Etsy, everything on Amazon. I looked at $100 planners and planners I could print myself. I narrowed it down to two. Then I just went for the one that would fit in my backpack/purse.

I won't go into all the details, but I feel a little bit more organized and when my husband asks what I did today, now I can show him. I track meals, activities, exercise, chores, homeschooling lessons, books I have read, and finances.

So what exactly did I spend for January for a family of 6 (eating organic food.)

Grocery Stores - $1431
Costco - $481
Clothes/Shoes - $397 
Lessons and Activities - $320
Gas - $84
Entertainment/Eating out - $133

Total - $2846

Yes, that was a "cheap" month because I pay for some activities every 3 months and we didn't have 2 of our activities during the month of January.  Just wait until you see next month.....