Sunday, February 26, 2012


I'm still sitting here at about the same place I've been for a couple weeks (again). But...I got a compliment at church today that made me feel good. Someone told me they could tell I'm losing weight. Honestly, I'm pretty sure it was just because of the shirt I was wearing, but it did give me the motivation to keep working. Sometimes I guess thats all we really need...

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Still plugging along

I just dont feel like I have anything to say.

We went to Kalahari last Thursday and Friday with a friend and her 2 daughters. It was the first time there for me and 3 of my kids. We had a blast! It was so so so very fun.

Spent Saturday cooking and baking for the b-day party on Sunday. I did cupcakes this time... cookie dough cupcakes and brownie bite cupcakes, both of which I found on another blog. Gave me ideas to try my own concoctions though. :) I'd love to be more adventurous with cooking and baking.

But, it wont be for awhile. I gave up sweets for lent. I'm not catholic, but I find I stick to things like this better when I do it for lent. I guess I feel I'll be breaking a promise to God if I cheat. Thats bigger than breaking a promise to me or something like that. So, day one has been fine so far.

And that could be because I had a growth taken off my chin today. It was ugly. He asked me if I'd had any trauma to my chin, because it was a group of veins that had gone haywire, and they usually see that on hands after some kind of trauma. I cant think of anything that would have happened, but who really knows. At any rate, its gone now, and I'm left with a bunch of little stitches. Thankfully I'm not scheduled to teach the next 2 days. :)

We got all of Mom's apartment painted on Sunday and Monday. I think she and Ali are getting excited. Its really coming together.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Back At It

and doing better again. Yesterday being my weigh in day (and not really knowing what I was at last Thursday), I can finally post that I'm back on the losing train. I'm down 14.2 pounds! Thats probably around a 4 pound loss this week. I've been working hard again.

But---yesterday was also my oldest daughter's 15th birthday, so I took her out for dinner. And where did she pick??? A buffet! Ugh! I did really well though, and am happy with my choices.

I have 6 pounds to lose by next Thursday to make my first mini goal of the year. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to do that, but at least I'll be close, and I can be happy with that.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Something New

First of all, I'm still here. I just really dont have much to say. Still hanging around the same place I've been for awhile. Sigh...

But, I have a friend who sent me a whole box of nutri-system food....a month's worth. While I would never spend the money to do it myself (who am I kidding---I dont have the money even if I'd want to), I'm thankful to have the opportunity to try it. I'm going to start Monday and try really hard to stick to it 100% at least 5-6 days per week. Thursday I'm taking my oldest daughter out for dinner for her b-day (she's turning 15---fifteen!), so I'll just make good choices then, but otherwise, I really want to put the effort into this. If it works for me, I can have one more box (month) for free. Then its all up to me again. If anyone has any helpful hints or experience with this program, I'd love to hear about it. I'm going in a bit blind.

In other news, they should start drywalling the basement on Monday, and he said we should be able to paint down there next weekend! Its really moving along. And I'm LOVING my new washer and dryer. I just cant believe how much they hold.