Monday, June 30, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I found some time to stamp last night after I came back from a walk in the neighbourhood.
Technique used on the birds is from the Technique Junkies, it's called Marker Water Color. Can you believe these blended colors came from SU markers? I used More Mustard, So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Regal Rose, Rose Red, and Going Gray markers to add color to the birds. Stamp set is from See-Dee's called Birdie. Larger background stamp is SU In the Garden.
I had to be a bit clever as I stamped the word stamp to hard and got a smudge on the watercolor paper that I didn't want, so I added Regal Rose scrap with the scallop punch just to cover it up. Bottom border was added using the slit punch. Base card is 5 1/2 square.
Only one more day of work till my vacation begins. I can't wait. I really need some down time. Of course this week I've been working like crazy trying to get everything caught up so I won't have so much work when I get back.
Well I'm off to make myself some breakfast so I can go to work.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
"You can do it. I know it's hard but I went on a low fat lifestyle change in Sept and I have lost 50lbs! I never thought it would happen. Mine came off slowly too. The 2-3 lbs a week is correct. Stick to it and good luck"
I'd like to thank every one for all the support that they gave me. Lots of good tips and advise! I'm happy to say at my weigh in today I lost another 3 pounds! YAY me. So we are 3 pounds closer to having more blog candy. I hope my readers stay tuned for up dates from me, blog candy, and moral support. I see from reading the comments that many of you are also WW members and have lost weight. Congrats to all of you. It's also nice to read that I have inspired others to either start there weight loss or pick up where they stopped. Glad to help out my readers!
So I've lost 13 pounds total in the past 3 weeks. A friend of mine at work best summed it up for me today.......I told her I lost 13 pounds and she just broke out into a large smile and asked me if I really knew what that meant...she told me 13 pounds was like losing the size of a Thanksgiving Turkey! Now that made my day! Puts the weight loss into perspective when you compare the pounds to objects.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
Skip is home today. He has vacation all this week, and mine is starting next week. We weren't planning to go anywhere, so I thought it was okay to take the separate vacations. This way I can have the day to myself and be alone in the house. Something that doesn't happen much.
Looking forward to having some stamp time. I still plan to get up early on Wednesday to attend my WW morning meeting at 7. It that not true dedication? A woman on a mission to feel better, and lose some weight. Like they say at the meetings "nothing tastes as good a thin feels"
I was talking to mom's friend at the nursing home June. She told me she was on weight watchers years ago. She said if you gained any weight, the other member of the group would sing the piggy song. Oink Oink! I just about fell out my chair when I heard her sing. Thank goodness they don't do that at the meeting anymore.
Have a great day!!!!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Went to the farm on Tuesday night and hoed the weeds. They are taking over, but we put a good dent into them.
Mom had a bad day on Tuesday also. I had to leave work at 2:30 because the home called and said she had been crying all day and they couldn't figure out what was wrong. They wanted to give her some type of drug to calm her down, and I told them no. I left work and got the home, and I was with her just for a few minutes before I got her settled down. Normally after something like this I would have turned to food to make me fell better. This time we when to the farm instead and pulled weeds. I'm learning how to control myself. And that's a good thing!
With Skip being back on day shift it's getting harder for me to get to the computer in the evenings. I'm going to have to set up a timer so when it dings he needs to turn it over to me. I haven't read my email in two days....and I don't have time to do it now as I have to run and get dressed for work.
The cards were made by my friend Lisa. More obscure holiday cards. The car is for Tickled Pink day, and the butterfly is for Best Friends day. Thanks bunches Lisa!
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
I sat down and went though a bunch of different recipes from Weight Watchers. I picked out 6 and wrote down the ingredients I didn't have for them, and off I went to the grocery store. I was real good I stuck to my list, and only purchased the things that were on it. Plenty of fresh fruit and veggies, lean meat, and a few other things that I had to get for hubby. He's not on the diet so he still wants his "fat" stuff!
I did try a new recipe yesterday. Sweet and Sour Meatballs. They were good!!!!
cooking spray, 1 1/2 poundextra lean ground beef
3/4 cup rolled oats
2 large egg whites
1 cup finely chopped onions
1 medium garlic clove minced
2 Tbsp dried parsley
2 tsp dried oregano
8oz canned tomato sauce
2 tbs Splenda
3 tbsp spicy brown mustard
1 1/4 chili powder
1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce
preheat oven to 350. Coat 13x9x2 pan with cooking spray
mix beef, oats, egg, onion, garlic, parsley, and oregano. Shape into forty eight 1-inch balls, place in pan. Bake for 25 minutes
While that's baking mix remaining ingredients in a small sauce pan. When meatballs are done transfer them to a serving bowl and pour the sauce over them.
I served these on top of brown rice, and a side of veggies.
It was pretty darn yum!!! One serving of meatballs is 4. Point value 2
After dinner I cleaned up. I'm finding it easier not to want to get any extra food if I clean up everything right away. I did get on the treadmill, and after that we went to the drive in. Our first trip to the drive in of the summer. We saw Hulk. OMG it was so much better than the last remake. We both enjoyed the movie.
Now I need to get dressed and go visit with mom for a bit. I'm really hoping to get in some stamping time today. With the cleaning, and the wash yesterday I didn't have time to fit any it.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Okay Lisa just for you....here are pics of some of the great finds that I found at Pat Catan's this week. I'm really excited about all the different size chipboard pacs. And guess what? They were only .50 a each!!!! The grouping of clear stamps were on sale for 1.00 each. And the larger See-Ds stamp set was on sale for 4.50. Just love getting great deals on my stamping stuff!!! Okay gotta run. I need to take a shower and get ready for my day. I want to try to squeeze in a trip to the theater to see The Hulk. Plus I want more stamping time today. Check back in later I'm hoping to add another blog posting today with a card.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
We finally had a break in the 90 degree plus temps. It stormed last night and woke me up at 4 am. Lots of rain, and wind. It did cool everything off.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Okay my biological clock is ticking......no not to have children, to have grandchildren! Me and Sarah joke that someday her prince will come, and she'll get married. She's going to be 26 this year. It's not that I want to push her into something she is not ready for, but I'm ready! So....until she is ready I'm going to be content to let my cat Burbank be my baby.
I got off the treadmill yesterday it was only 90 degrees out in the garage. YIKES! When I came in after 30 minutes of that I was really sweating! I sat down on the chair to cool off in the AC and of course Burbank took that as a golden invitation to plop himself down on me. Well hey maybe he can help me burn off a few pounds by making me sweat more!
The stamp for the card is an old one. I picked it up from Pat Catan's in 2000. It was one of the stamps I used to make Sarah's senior prom pictures with. The word stamp was purchased last year from Michael's dollar bin. Designer Paper is from Basic Gray. Cardstock Purely Pomegranate, and Chocolate Chip. I added a layer of cardstock weight vellum to the heart pocket. The lace going around the heart is from paper doilies.
It stormed hard here last night. Lots of rain, wind, thunder and lightning. It woke me up at midnight. Well that wasn't the only thing that woke me up. Remember my baby Burbank? Well he was crying guess he got a little scared of the thunder, it was shaking the house a bit. On the up side the rain did bring down the temp. It won't be in the 90's today as it has been for the pass two days. Should be in the mid 70's. What a relief that will be.