Saturday, April 6, 2013

Ms. Kerri's Randomness

I've decided to start doing a new weekly post. I can't say what day it's going to be on but hopefully I will post it once a week. I have been wanting to post about a variety of things that aren't teaching related. Like I want to give book recommendations or recipes that I've tried lately or an outfit I wore that I really liked. I also have started on a new journey of trying to get healthy. I have a lot of randomness in my head. I had thought about starting a new blog but let's be honest. I don't always do the best job of keeping up with this one. So once a week, I'll indulge myself into some non school and non teacher related posting. If you are all about the teaching and not about the personal, that's ok. Just don't read my blog that day. Reading blogs has made me realize how nosy I am and I love reading the personal too. Hopefully a few of you are like that too and enjoy the personal. I even made a button for it. (Well I guess you can call it a button. It's a graphic. The background is from Erin Bradley Designs and the font from Hello Literacy)

I'm going to start with my healthy eating journey I'm on. I want to be a mom sooner rather than later, but Chris and I haven't been married even a year yet. Anyway, I want to have healthy eating habits in place when we have kids. So I've been working on changing some of my habits. I also could stand to lose a few pounds. I think I really started to put it on with my knee putting me out of commission with exercising. So I'm trying to eat healthier and exercise more.
I saw this pin on pinterest today and it sums up for me what I'm trying to do.
To help me make some changes, I've been using the fitness pal app. Have you checked this app out? You answer some questions about your weight and lifestyle and you can keep track of your calories you eat and keep track of your exercise. I've been working on this for about a month or so and I've lost 5 pounds. It isn't a ton but I'm happy so far. I haven't been sticking to a really strict diet. I've just been working on trying to cut out sugary sweets and trying to eat more fruits and veggies. I've also been trying to exercise 4-5 times a week. I'm missing running so badly right now. I haven't been able to run since the end of the summer because of my knee. There is a pretty good chance that I won't be able to run again. Now that it's so sunny and warm, I've really wanted to get out and run. I've been walking and that's good if I have someone to walk with. I'm getting back into swimming. I swam in high school and I forgot how much I enjoyed it. It's hard and it's a great workout. I've also been wearing out the website She has great recipes that are healthy and they are even already loaded into My Fitness Pal. Here are a couple I've tried lately that you should give a shot.
Click here to find the recipe. I borrowed this picture from the website. This is a meatless recipe. I would love to go meatless once a week but I'm not sure the hubby is up for it.
Click here to find the recipe. I borrowed this picture from her site too. I'll be sure to take a few pictures of food this week. The biggest difference between this and regular lasagna is instead of noodles you use zuchinni. I love zuchinni so I love this recipe and so did my hubby.
I also tried a quinoa recipe. I've been wanting to try quinoa and it was good.  This is a picture of dinner Thursday night. It was very good and healthy. 
So that's my healthy journey I'm on. I think sometimes Chris thinks I'm a nut job with all my label reading I'm doing. I'm trying to be more aware of what I'm putting in my body. I would love any encouragement and or tips you have to share. I have a pinboard on pinterest all about healthy living. If you aren't following me on pinterest, you should. There's a place on the side of my blog, to start following me.
I love to read. I have the most basic kindle you can get and I'm not even sure that you can buy the one I have anymore. But I love it and I only use it for reading. Our school librarian and I talk books a lot. She turned me on to a couple of websites that send you the kindle deals. I've gotten some great books from these emails. The main one I use is called bookbub. The site is You should head over there and sign up to start receiving some free and reduced prices on books. Here are a couple of books I've gotten this way. 

 I really like getting books through this site because it gives me exposure to books I might not have picked up otherwise. The only one of these I knew anything about what the James Patterson. The first two are just fun mysteries with a little chick lit thrown in. Honolulu was a great book with a lot of historical information about Hawaii.  So my recommendation is to check out this website right now.
I have no cute outfits to show because I was on spring break this past week and didn't really get dressed much past my yoga pants and a t-shirt. But next week I'll take a few pictures. I got some new pants and tops I can't wait to wear.
I would love to hear from you on whether you thought this post was completelely worthless or not. I'd love to know what you're reading and if you check out Book Bub let me know what you get. I'll leave you with this pin I found. (



  1. I love the personal post. It lets me get to know the bloggers I follow and really appreciate all of the extra work they do and share with the rest of us.

  2. Your food choices look delicious. Good for you! The quote you shared is exactly right. It's all about lifestyle!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Love SkinnyTaste! My favorite recipe site :) And My Fitness Pal definitely helps keep you on track...if you keep up with it!

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