Sunday, December 18, 2011

Blog Break

I just wanted to let y'all know that I am on a blog break until the 1st of the year.  Between getting ready for Christmas and traveling to Ohio for a week I just haven't been in a blogging mood.  I'm still reading and commenting though and will be ready to hit the ground running in the new year. 

Happy Holidays y'all!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Random Saturday post

I hope that you are having a good weekend.  I just got home from Christmas shopping for myself with the hubby.  I got a Pandora bracelet and it's so cute,  We're going to a Christmas party tonight and I get to wear it but then have to give it back to unwrap for Christmas.  If you aren't sure what a Pandora bracelet is here is a picture:

I also got a Nikon Coolpix but I don't really count that because I paid for it myself and we'll all use it but I love it.
Then yesterday college boy insisted on taking me to Hobby Lobby to buy me a Santa (I collect them).  We get to the checkout and his debit card was declined so guess who paid?  Yeah I basically know everything I am getting for Christmas and I paid for a lot of it!

On the diet front I am staying mostly on plan except I am getting read to eat a cupcake.  In my defense it's from SmallCakes and they were on Cupcake Wars or some food show so it's like eating a famous cupcake.  I'll wash it down with Diet Pepsi so that helps, too.  Right?

So what are you getting for Christmas?

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday and December Goals

It's Wednesday and that means weigh in at Jenny Craig.  I am down another 2.2 pounds since last Wednesday and I'm pleased with that.  I had a couple of cheat days and didn't exercise at all so I wonder what I'd be down if I hadn't cheated and exercised?

My December goals:
  • Lose 5 pounds
  • Drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water a day
  • Exercise an average of twice a week (more if I can tolerate it)
  • Stay on plan for all meals
  • When eating out and not on plan make healthy choices
  • Take a calcium supplement twice a day so I don't have to eat my dairy
  • Eat a salad at dinner to help fill me up and avoid late night snacking
  • Start reading 100 Days of Weight Loss again and journaling with the book
So what are your goals for December?  Have a good day y'all!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

From Never Growing Old it's Meet Me on Monday a blog hop where we answer 5 questions about ourselves.


1.  Monday's are _________?  Blah.  It seems like forever until Friday.

2.  What is your favorite kind of milkshake?  Chocolate, especially with caramel added.  Yum.

3.  What monthly bill do you most dislike paying? The mortgage it's by far our largest expense.

4.  How many email addresses do you use on a regular basis? Since Facebook I rarely use email anymore so maybe a couple.

5.  What color lights are on your Christmas Tree? White (Gold).

Saturday, December 3, 2011

It's BYOC-Saturday Edition

It's Bring Your Own Crazy straight from Drazil's Blog.  BYOC is where we answer 5 questions in order to get to know each other better and give our blogging brains a break.

Let’s do a little themed version of where you live and why!

1. Describe the structure you live in. (apartment, condo, house, mansion, cardboard box?)

  I live in a split level 3-bedroom house in a suburb.  It's off white with greenish/bluish shutters.

2. Describe the city you live in. (population, main attractions)

My city has a population of 91,000.  We have 3 high schools and my daughter's graduating class will have 1,000 in it.  We have shopping and restaurants but the closest mall is the next city over (about a 15 minute drive).  In 2010 we were ranked 44 on CNN's 100 Best Cities to Live In.  There is a lot of growth here ans it's considered one of the best places to live in the Kansas City metro area.

3. Why do you live in the town you live in? (job, to get away from a different town, family, schools?)

My husband's company relocated here from Ohio last year and we chose this particular city for the excellent schools mainly.

4. What’s the view like from your backyard?

Our privacy fence but if we're on the deck it's our neighbor's backyard.

5. Repeat question: How has your week been in blogland and in real life?

Blogland and real life were the same for me this week-I had the realization that I still look like a big cow and re-committed to my diet and the goal of an additional 50 pounds to lose.  I've been on plan and even exercised once (that's once more than I've exercised in months).  I picked up a couple of more followers this week and I'm happy to "meet" them.  :0)