some things i know for sure.

by Janetha on April 29, 2011

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one thing i know for sure is that i am ready for it to be warm! mother nature doesn’t agree.. it snowed AGAIN today. grumble.


one thing i know for sure is that i will be so glad when all this royal wedding talk is O-V-E-R.  i don’t get wrapped up in celebrities and media and the like. ever. the only famous person i keep tabs on is lynn. have you SEEN her posts from the set this week? she’s a superstar. i barely have time to keep up with my friends planning their weddings let alone keep track of the wedding of two famous brits that i know nothing about.  there, i said it. and no, i am not sorry.

one thing i know for sure is that this tid bit of news i received from my sister yesterday has been LONG AWAITED.


i am not sure if i can contain my excitement! i wonder if this is the feeling people got when they watched the royal wedding. probably not. this is way better.

now if only we could get a trader joe’s.. my life would be complete. okay, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration. it would make my shopping life complete. there we go.

one thing i know for sure is that teri’s three bean vegetarian chili is even better the next day. i also know for sure that i will be making a double batch next time.. i am sad that it’s already gone.


it is also very filling.. i ate lunch at noon and didn’t have my afternoon snack until 5:30! i am surprised, since there was no protein- based ingredient in the chili and protein is what usually keeps me full. i guess those beans have some staying power!

one thing i know for sure is that i don’t need added sugar to love what i eat. today is day five of my no added sugar challenge and i am still going strong. granted, i have had to stop reading jessica’s blog for the time being.. but i am having no problem finding delicious things to eat that don’t have any added sugar. case in point: my after work snack.


  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 1/2 of a big banana
  • 4 large frozen strawberries
  • 1/4 cup soy protein powder (no sugar added!)
  • 1 big handful spinach
  • xanthan & guar gum (1/8 tsp of each)
  • ice

i know i said i was going to use my protein powders as an exception to the no sugar added rule.. but i ended up realizing that i still had some of this single-ingredient soy protein isolate in my cupboard with just enough left to make this shake.


one ingredient! and 5 grams protein per tablespoon. can’t beat that.


this delicious treat had 300 calories, 30 g protein, 45 g carbs, 0 g fat and zero added sugar. thankyouverymuch.


one thing i know for sure is the mind is a powerful thing.  sometimes you think you can’t do something.. but in reality, you can, and your mind is telling you that you can’t.  this morning i really didn’t want to wake up for insanity. i laid in bed and went back and forth, telling myself i could do the workout after work because i had nothing on the agenda. then i kept remembering my goal of becoming a morning workout person. and then i went back to rationalizing that i totally had time after work and it would be OK to push the workout back.  i also said that my whole body ached.  i announced to marshall, “i am going to do my workout after work. my whole body aches. i just don’t have the energy right now and i think i will after work.”  after this announcement, i got up, went pee, brushed my teeth…

and went to put my workout gear on.

yep. i did. while i was brushing my teeth, i realized that i was being stupid. i told myself it was all in my mind and that i really could work out this morning, but was just making excuses not to.  fake it ‘til you make it, right? i turned on insanity and ended up having a heart-pumping workout. my body cooperated. i was fine! and totally capable.  it was silly of me to let my mind try to tell my body no. in the end, i am so glad i just did it. i know marisa can relate.. her post today was all about just getting it done and it’s a must read!

one thing i know for sure is that i am real glad i got that workout done this morning! i really love having the afternoons and evenings free to do whatever. or to not do whatever… i have no plans and i am SO happy about that.

one thing i know for sure is i can’t wait to read tina’s book.


got this in the mail! tina and her publisher sent this to me to check out. it is amazing that one of my fellow bloggers is a legit, published author of a book! and she is just the first of many. so exciting. i already know it’s going to be a great read because i love tina’s blog.

one thing i know for sure is that i already have sweats on (changed into them RIGHT when i walked in the door from work) and i don’t plan to change out of them all night.


one thing i know for sure is my mom rocks! she had her tech guy fix my laptop that has alllll my super old photos on the hard drive. she’s a gem. and because of her act of kindness.. i get to share some oldie but goodie flashback friday photos with you. i picked twelve because it is a number divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12. i am a weird one.. that i know for sure.


in november of 2007, marshall and i took a road trip with our friend jake to see minus the bear in LA. (amanda, it is too bad i didn’t know you back then!) –this was a pit stop in vegas at a random bar. a bar that happened to have a random beer mug hat. this is a funny photo because marshall does not drink.

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in the spring of 2008, marshall actually went snowboarding with me. that will never happen again. mark my words.z 032

in october of 2008, penny crawled up behind my neck and fell asleep. not even joking. wasn’t she so tiny and cute?!

pj 119

this is one of my faaavorite photos with my kiddos. love them.

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we went to hawaii in august of 2008. check out this gnarly little fellow!

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another photo from hawaii. that’s me taking the leap of the century.

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in september of 2007 we took a family vacay to oceanside, california. this was our family photo.. it is crazy how tiny all my nieces and nephews look just a short 3.5 years ago. and now we have three more family members in the mix! (marshall and my two new nephews.)


sometime in 2006 we went to lagoon.. the local amusement park. the merry-go-round is about the only ride i can handle anymore in my old age. the real big, jerky, loopity loop rides just make me queasy.IMG_2925

pretty sure this one is circa january 2006 at kristen’s birthday shindig. i could be wrong.. but either way, it’s old school!


lake powell. house boat. friends. 2009. can we go back, please?!?!


ohhh this is a favorite. once upon a time in 2001 i studied abroad in london. i was 19. i don’t think i need to tell you where my friend mylisa and i are in this photo. wow, my hair was long.london2

saved the best for last! momma b and i on day 84 of our by-the-book body for life challenge. she was and continues to be my support and motivation to succeed. i love this photo and i love her!!afterteam1


what is one thing you know for sure?

xo. janetha g.

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Holly at Greek Yogurt and Apple Slices May 5, 2011 at 1:45 pm

these are some of my favorite pictures EVER on your blog. seriously. so many things to say.
first, your hair- omg GORGEOUS. I am beyond jealous ;)
second, i LOVE that pic of funny because, like you said, he doesn’t drink. it’s priceless.
third, you & your Mom…wow! I’m just blown away, you two are AMAZING! Look @ how strong the two of you are..I just LOVE it & I love you! :)

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