The Chocoholic Diaries

Living a healthy life topped with Chocolate!


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Miracle Wart Cure!?! We shall See?

TGIF!  

Sully, the oldest of my twins was badly burnt by scalding hot coffee when he was 2 and a half; he is now 4. 

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ImageIt healed up nicely and we skimmed having to have a skin graph!  

ImageThen last September I began noticing small dots on his forearm – odd flat looking warts.  Within months they spread clear up to the bicep!  I took him to the Dr. once and we decided not to burn them until he is a little older; being that the area has been damaged we could only imagine burning the warts may be extremely painful.  He actually complains that the warts themselves are painful but I think it is more because of the skin they sit on.  But still no one wants to hear they child complain of pain….

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So yesterday I picked up some CitraSolv at the health food store here in town.  My friend had been using it to rid herself of a wart that had been burnt multiple times and still would not die.  Within no time her wart was completely gone!

Since my friend had such great results, Sully wanted to give it a try.  We have applied it twice and he hasn’t complained of any discomfort bonus it smells like oranges!  I will continue to take pictures of the process!  For $2.65 a bottle it is worth a try 🙂

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School Packed Lunch Organization

Hello!

Last  year was my first year of packing school lunches.  I bought each of the kids lunch boxes and awesome accessories and would pack them – regardless if the twins were going to preschool or not.  By the end of the school year I was seriously sick of making sandwiches… although the kids never complained, to me I was sick of them and I wasn’t even the one eating them!  I decided this year I going to be super organized, starting with buying more lunch box arsenal.

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What I have:

Lunch Box:  Thirty One Bags.  Personalized so NO one will steal it!

Reduce Bottles:  My kiddos are lactose intolerant so I bought them last year to make chocolate milk at home and send with them… I ❤ them!  I am buying more because                                       some of them are nasty on the inside but they are worth every penny.

Itzy Ritzy Reusable Baggies:  If you don’t own them- buy them!  I have a bunch of different brands but Itzy Ritzy is where it is at!

Small Container:  Recently bought at the Dollar store so the clasps will break in no time…

What I Plan on buying:

Thermos to add hot goodies to the mix

Reusable silverware – it’s all about saving the enviroment right!?

Ice Packs.  I didn’t use them last year, but Zion complained that his yogurt was soupy and if I froze it, it wasn’t defrosted by his 10:30 lunch.

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Getting my menu organization on….

 

I am making 3 months of menus and then I can rotate them the rest of the year.  The grocery list will be simple to add to my main shopping list.  I will probably 3 ring binder it and have recipes to go along with the menu so it is on hand.  #organizationdork

A few of the recipes I have I can freeze the extra for the next rotation.  Also I can make a few as dinners and use the next day as leftovers for lunch!  I’m so ridiculously excited about this!

My favorite recipe I have come across so far is Pizza Muffins – isn’t that inventive and fun!?!?

 


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A New Motto Goes a Looong way!!

The past few weeks I haven’t felt like I have been working out at all, but in actuality I have burning the calories UP!

We have been rock climbing on the weekends, (which is SO much fun & an item on my 2013 bucket list I can check off!) and spending a lot of days cooling off at the lake. My kiddos are learning to swim so I spend pretty much the whole time in the water treading or racing to different underwater landmarks. I have also been spending a lot of my time doing my new favorite activity: making electricity – but that will be another post emoticon

This all got me thinking. Weeks ago one of my 4 year olds and I went for an early morning jog – oh it was such a great jog. He made it a mile and we walked back hand in hand! I am not a natural jogger by any means so “good” jogs are seriously far and in between (maybe 1 out of 30 jogs). Later that week I went for a jog and it was a mess. I made it a 1/2 mile and turned around for home – struggling the whole way, and I have not been jogging since. Since then my workouts have been nothing but fun things incorporated into my day… leaving me with the new motto “If it feels like a workout- I’m not doing it!”

Jogging has always been a struggle for me, yet it is always the first thing I grasp too when I start a “new” workout regiment – knowing full well, I hate it, I’m not good at it, I get discouraged, and I quit working out because of it. So no more jogging!!!! It feels like a workout EVERY time I go out to do it…. and since I declared this as my new motto, I feel so much lighter and happier knowing I am not going to be torturing myself any longer!

Will I give it up forever? Who know! But for now – It feels like a workout so I’m not doing it!