Blog taking on a new look and adding more to theme!

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Being Healthy is not just about physical health but also about mental health.

I have been on a mental health journey for just over a year and have been blogging about it at http://tawnassecret.com/

What I have learned is that more times then not my mental journey affects my physical and I am constantly finding myself wanting to double post. Meaning, I want to constantly rewrite the same post on both blogs because they fit so well together.
I have decided that the best choice is to merge these two blogs together. It just makes so much sense that I am underway now and you will see this addition very soon!

Anyone that wants to stay on a healthy lifestyle journey definitely has to be healthy in the mind as well and I am living proof of that.

This blog will till promote all my tips for a healthy lifestyle but will now add the positive thinking journey and mental journey to the criteria!

I hope you will enjoy the addition!

Peace!

Tawna

Our 5 hour layover in Denver, really not so bad!

What to do during 5-hour layover in the Denver airport!

As you know, we are visiting family in Idaho for my niece’s graduation. Both my husband and I and the two kids came and we took Frontier airlines with a layover in the Denver Colorado airport.

What was supposed to be a 4-hour layover turned into a 5-hour layover due to our connecting plane being delayed. This may sound like a horrible situation, and both my hubby and I went into thinking of it that way, but it really was not so bad!

What we did:
got off the plane and decided that we were going to find a place to eat. Instead of picking the first place we could find, we got to be rather picky. So off we went with the two kids and the stroller to find somewhere to eat.
We went through two terminals, Denver has three, and found a place called the Cantina Grill

If you are ever in the Denver airport and have a chance to eat here…DON’T! It was horrible. It was not just a “little bad,” or just “OK.” It was “HORRIBLE!”

There is usually not a Mexican restaurant that our family does not like. My husband and I are known to be Mexican fanatics at times and we can usually find something in the restaurant that makes it worth while but not in this one.

The salsa had so much stinking pepper in it that is all you could taste. The chips came out cold, not ever warmed. We could have looked past the cold chips if the salsa was worth dipping the chips into.

I ordered a chicken salad in a taco bowl, one of my favorites and you usually cannot screw up a taco salad, and it was crap. I had to choose between chicken or vegetables to go with the lettuce. I asked the server, “can I not get chicken AND vegetables?” She just looked at me, and with a funny face and said, “I don’t know, no one has ever asked before.” OK I thought that was strange but I just thought, “whatever.”

The salad came with NO flavor what so ever. My husband’s burrito was 99% rice and barely anything else in it. He pretty much ate rice paste and I ate a tasteless salad. I thought, “OK…I am sure that the peppery salsa may not be so bad if just put one teaspoon in my salad.” I was assuming that the little tiny bit would not make the pepper taste stand out so much and I was WRONG! The pepper taste was so bad that my salad tasted like pepper and that is about it.

The kids would not eat the Quesadilla so my husband ate it and he said that was OK, so I guess there was the one thing worthwhile there.

We ate the food, because it cost us a freaking $35 for it, ridiculous I know, but we were hungry and had a long layover and flight ahead of us. I did complain about the salsa and did not get much more then a shoulder shrug from the server so I just took a breath and let it go. We were all tired and I was not in the mood to be a big witch that day.

Now it was time to kill more time.

We went to the last of the three terminals, which was terminal A, and headed up to the third or fourth floor, which was the mezzanine. The other two gates had stores etc on their mezzanine but not terminal A. This was AWESOME! There was nothing there other then a FedEx box and so we let the kids run for like an hour. They ran and ran and ran some more and they loved it.

I had peanut butter sandwichs packed and their water so they ate and drank that in between laps. Check this out!

This was the best part of the layover. It was even fun for my husband and I because who does not love seeing their kids run off energy and having a great time doing it!

Before we knew it, we were off to our connecting flight so we hopped onto the terminal train and headed to the C gates.

Well…we were delayed 40 minutes. This sounds like it could have been horrible but it really was not because we ran the energy out of the kids, and it was getting late. They really were great during the 40 minute delay.

My daughter found another 5-year-old boy to play hide and seek with. You may think that there is no way to play hide and seek at the gate, but for 5 year olds there is. We would not let them hide where we could not see them, and they had a great time.

We then got on the plane and had a great flight to Idaho.

This could have been a horrible 5 hours and thank goodness, it was not. I really have to say that if you have a good positive outlook you can make anything great. The kids were perfect travelers that day and it was a long day!

I hope you are all having a great Memorial Day! Please remember those loved ones that are gone today with all the happy memories and feel blessed that you got to know them.

I am remembering my first son today, with a smile, and am so glad I got the time I did with him. Someday I will get to hold him again and kiss him forever!

Wishing all happy memories today and a wonderful, non-rainy day!

Peace!

Tawna

Leaving today, for the exciting state of…

IDAHO!

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Don’t be jealous now because you know it is the most exciting state in the US!!!  LOL

Well to be honest, for me, it is pretty darn exciting. I have both my brothers there and my parents, sister and best friend in Utah will be there so I am retty stinking excited. Tammie, if you read this, I hope you will be showing up too!


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Let’s go over a recap of last years plane ride to Utah with me and the two kids.
At the time my daughter was barely 4 and my son was about 9 months old.
Short version: Lot’s of puking and crying on the plane=stressed out Mom and poor single guy sitting next to me:)

On the way home I discovered chewable Dramamine and that was GREAT!

We already have the Dramamine purchased and both kids will be getting their first does on the WAY to the airport today and the second dose on our layover.

Last year it was just me and the kids and this year I will have my hubby with me so that is a big WHEW!!

Today’s Layover:
UGH it is a 4 hour layover in Denver. I did not realize that but it is. It least we have time to eat!!

Arrival time:
I will be a very late night as we land at about midnight Idaho time which is 2am our time. That will be interesting. What will be even more interesting is the fact that we are 2 hours later than Idaho, herein Ohio so guess what time my kids will be waking up my hubby and I and the entire family. Sorry Dave, but you know it is going to be a very early morning, I hope you have lots of coffee!

Anyway, I am very excited!

I hope you all have a exciting week too!

Peace
Tawna

Weekend Blog Hop Week 18!

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Rules are easy, there are only 2!
1. Follow HOST’S blog and CO-HOSTS through GFC
We are the top 3 links of the hop!
2nd Co-host CHANGES weekly so be sure to follow new co-host if you link up weekly!
2. Grab the button and put it in a post, sidebar, or blog hop page and let us know where it is. This will help the hop grow and gain us all new followers. It’s a Win, Win for everyone!
Tawnasplan
Please play nice and follow our simple rules!
HOP is open
 Thursday night at 10pm to Sunday night 11:59pm EST!
I will randomly pick a blog from this blog hop to be next weekends co-host! If I offer it to you and you do not want to co-host then I will pick another!
If you WANT to co-host please e-mail me.
2nd Co-host CAN CHANGE weekly so be sure to follow new co-host(s) if you link up weekly!
Please make sure you Follow the top 3 links of hop if you want you link up!

New measurements posted!


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New measurements done on May 25, 2011 and posted to my measurements tab!

I have been feeling really good and have bought a smaller shirt and pant size in the last couple of weeks so I wanted to measure. As I always say, I do not go by the scale. I am only down a pound or two but the measurements are much better then that!

Have a good one!
Tawna

Added a new tab with pictures!

Check out my new pictures tab! I finally went through the 1000 picture CD’s we have to find a before picture of me that is just days before I gave birth to my son. It took a while but we have a lot of picture CD’s filed in the basement!

Enjoy! More to come soon!

Who has advice about this migration, don’t know what to do now!

OK so someone explain this to me because I am totally confused.

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Two weeks a go I created a free word press blog and literally this is all I did:

Made 5 categories on my blog

Wrote ONE practice post that said “practice post.”

I went in again today and wrote another test post and when I went into publish it it said my blog was removed because I violated the terms of service.

You can imagine my face at this point because all I can think is, “I have not posted anything yet so how could I do that?”

My reasoning for even playing around with word press is because of my fear of my blog(s) being deleted because my hosting service does not like it. As you know some blog hosts are known for marking blogs as spam for no reason. I THOUGHT word press was a safer host but now I am not so sure.

How can my blog get deleted when I had only one post that said “practice” and I did not even have any followers yet!

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Maybe this is the sign I need to stay with blogger. Anyone else out there have this issue over nothing. Anyone else worried all the time that you will wake up one morning with a deleted blog, ARGH!! Why does this have to be so difficult, it’s just a blog!

Anyone, advice please!!!!
Tawna

MEDIUM BABY!! WHIHOO!

I am sooooo excited…want to know why? I can wear a size medium in some shirts now! It has been so many years sine I could wear a medium and I can’t even tell you for sure when it was. I am not kidding, here is a picture of one of my 3 new shirts I got this past weekend and they are ALL medium!

Sorry it’s blurry but close up is hard to get on my little camera.

At first I was doubting myself, which you know is not healthy. The reason why is that I bought 2 shirts from Old-Navy first that were large, because that is what I have been wearing, and they were really baggy by the end of the day. They were a tad bit baggy at first but I won’t wear tight shirts so I figured they would be OK. It only took about 15 minutes for me to realize that they did not look good, they were just too big.

I went to Old navy the second day and bought 2 mediums and they FIT and do not look bad at all! Yay! I wold exchange the other two but I already washed them so I guess now I have some more hair dye and gardening shirts!
I was still in doubt, because you know me, and was thinking “it has just go to be the material. I then received a large shirt from my Mother-in-law for an early birthday present. We will be gone to Idaho on my birthday so she gave it to me on Saturday. I came home and tried it on (no it is not an Old Navy shirt, from Kohl’s) and low and behold, too BIG!!! Way too big, looks horrible. So I need to change it for a medium today. I am so not upset about this. The shirt is cute but will be cuter in the medium for sure!
It is amazing how much this change in size can boost the self-esteem to like 1000%! I am so excited.
Oh and just more proof why I don’t weigh myself and go by weight. Over the past 2 weeks I have lost ONE pound. A little frustrating but I have gone down in this size L to M in the last 2 weeks so the inches are where it is counting. I have noticed in all my large shirts that they are fitting funny and look more sloppy then they used too. So I may be down only 1 pound but I am looking more tone everyday and healthy and the size of the shirt definitely proves it. I will take some measurements this week before I go on my trip and share them with you.
I have still been dong P90X every day (except the Yoga, I just do whatever workout I want on Yoga day) and Turbo Jam too. If I don’t have time for both full workouts I just to the Turbo Jam Ab Jam. It may seem like a lot but you know, once I get to my goal size then I can contain the weight loss with one workout a day because my overall health is changing!
Peace and love to everyone!
Thanks for coming by!
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Blog Hop week 17!

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Rules are easy, there are only 2!
1. Follow HOST’S blog and CO-HOSTS through GFC
We are the top 3 links of the hop!
Co-Host-Home of OHM
2nd Co-host CHANGES weekly so be sure to follow new co-host if you link up weekly!

2. Grab the button and put it in a post, sidebar, or blog hop page and let us know where it is. This will help the hop grow and gain us all new followers. It’s a Win, Win for everyone!
Tawnasplan
To link to this blog, copy and paste the code below into your site.
Please play nice and follow our simple rules!
HOP is open
 Thursday night at 10pm to Sunday night 11:59pm EST!
I will randomly pick a blog from this blog hop to be next weekends co-host! If I offer it to you and you do not want to co-host then I will pick another!
If you WANT to co-host please e-mail me.
2nd Co-host CAN CHANGE weekly so be sure to follow new co-host(s) if you link up weekly!
Please make sure you Follow the top 3 links of hop if you want you link up!

Do People really watch Survivor BEFORE they go on it?

So my question is…..Do the contestants really watch Survivor before they go on it? This may seem like a dumb question but I have quit watching this show for one very specific reason and it has to do with the contestants.
If you have watched or do watch the show then you get the “just” of it right? People make alliances and people get “screwed!” This is the way it is. You cannot win a million dollars without breaking alliances and stabbing people in the back. Hello…..it is common knowledge.

So the thing that drive me NUTS about this show is that there are still contestants that get offended and peeved off and down right nasty because they got stabbed in the back from an alliance. OK, so have they not watched the show before. Isn’t this the whole premise of the show?

I used to watch this show and after season 5 I was so sick and tired of hearing all the stupid whining I just stopped. My hsuband watches it and I have not watched it with him until the finale last night when Boston Rob finally won. Thank goodness he did because hoestly his personalitty drives me nutty. I may not like him but do strongly believe he desreerved to win the money. He played the game….period!

So my whole point is…if you are going to go on this show then shut-up the whining and expect to get screwed a few times on the show, it happens!

I liked the lawyer guy who simply said to the jury that Rob played the game and deserved to win, end of story. He did not have any questions for the last 3 contestants and did not whine about being voted off. He gets it.

OK there is my soap box for a minute. I feel better now. I told my husband that he was on his own again for this show. I don’t need to see anymore half naked women running around complaining that people are mean.

Thanks for reading!
Tawna