Saturday, November 20, 2010


Even I had a really tough last few days, no posting, no commenting....I'm walking out the door in minutes to drive to Florida to see a dear friend for Thanksgiving.

PLEASE POST YOUR POINTS IF YOU HAVE ANY AT ALL! Only did 5 days? How many points did you get?


We will not start another challenge until the Monday after Thanksgiving!!! BUT, it will last three week.

Consider this a jump start on the new year and a way to not let

I'M PUTTING UP A REALLY REALLY COOL PRIZE! YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT! TRUST ME! I'm having something special made that truly epitomizes what we are doing to better ourselves and all aspects of our lives.

So, enjoy your Thanksgiving week with your friends and family!

Best Wishes,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to survive Thanksgiving

Hi Girls. Wanna know how I am going to survive the Thanksgiving temptation? I've got the best solution in the world!!!......

I'm getting my tonsils out on Thursday. My deviated septum will be straightened out at the same time.

Ya, it's not really the best solution for getting through the holidays.

Have any of you gotten your tonsils out as an adult? I had my freak out moment Sunday evening. Hopefully it's out of my system and I can think clearly now.

I am usually sick about 4 months out of the year with throat and sinus related problems. In fact, I have had a sore throat every day for the last 6 weeks. My wise mother put everything into perspective during her last pep talk to me yesterday. She reminded me that it was indeed worth it...that in my lifetime if I continue being sick like I have in the past, I will have spent the equivalent of 16 years sick. That was all I needed to hear.

So, my next 10 days will be spent in bed, drinking whatever my throat can tolerate. No Thanksgiving dinner for me.

I don't mind.

The typical Thanksgiving menu is not my most favorite. I'm more of a Christmas dinner kind of gal.

I can do this...I can do hard things that scare me to death!!!

This will also be my first break from HWHL since Audrey started the challenge. I will miss you guys while I sleep a week of my life away. See you all next month!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

My Nemesis

See these little puppies, they've been my nemesis for the past 6 weeks. I'm sure I've consumed at least 100 of them if not more. I had such discipline till I brought the Halloween candy into the house and then my will power collapsed. Thank goodness they're almost gone.

I read an article last week about chocolate. The hypothesis of the article was that in 20 years there is going to be a huge shortage of chocolate. I hope in 20 years if I'm still alive that maybe I won't care for chocolate anymore. In the mean time I've got to learn to ration it better because now I have to lose weight that I had already lost before I started in on these sweet yummy chocolatie mini treats. As someone said in an earlier post, "50 calories a day starts adding up and before you know it you're up a pound or two." I'm here to tell that is true.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

What Is It?

Is it the cold weather? (Cold weather just makes me crave comfort food.)

Is it increased busy-ness (so many things to do!!)?

Is it the achievement of a goal, and so what's next? (I broke 200, and I'm down in the 180s, where I haven't been since I started having children. My size 16's are loose, and size 14 is probably only 1 month away.)

Is it a times-and-seasons thing? (You know, "For every thing, there is a time and a purpose under heaven...")

I'm not sure what is the reason, and maybe it's a lot of things together, but I am just so "snacky" lately. I'm counting my calories, and at the end of the day, if there's any left, I go use 'em. It used to be a challenge to see how much I could scrimp on calories. I'd be so proud that I could eat in the 2-to-3-pounds-a-week loss rate. But right now, I hardly care. I just try not to eat over my weight maintenance allowance. Is this okay? Should I just stay in this zone until the holidays are over, then hit everything hard again?

Although, I have to say, I am looking forward to Audrey's next challenge, the BIG ONE coming in the next session. My curiosity it peaked. Maybe that will give me the final push I need to get back in a more determined frame of mind.

Random Recipe:

Crustless Spinach Pizza - I don't know why, but I totally crave this every day. It's just about as easy as a sandwich, and super tasty!

2-1/2 cups chopped frozen spinach
dash of salt
1 tsp. minced garlic
3/4 to 1 oz. finely shredded parmesan (the real thing, NOT the powdery stuff in a can!)
1-1/2 to 2 oz. mozzarella cheese
1 roma tomato, chopped

Heat the spinach in the microwave. Stir in the salt and garlic. Then sprinkle on the cheeses and top with the tomatoes. Heat in the microwave until the cheeses melt. It will be hot, so you might have to let it sit for a few minutes. But I can hardly ever wait, so I eat it up hot and yummy, burning my tongue almost every time!!

Food for Thought

I was at a baby shower and this piece of advice was given to the soon to be new Mom.

"Do something every day that can't be undone."

The gal giving the advice then went on to explain that we need to do something every day that doesn't have to be repeated. We clean, cook, etc everyday just to wake up and do it all over again the next day, but reading our child a book, finishing a sewing project, reading scriptures, sending a thank you note etc. are all things that can't be undone and allow us to feel a small piece of accomplishment.

Tomorrow do something that can't be undone and then pat yourself on the back. You are all amazing women, don't let anyone tell you differently.