Saturday, December 04, 2010
This morning I got up and stepped on the scale. You have to remember that I started the "Cabbage Soup Diet" just yesterday; after reaching 146.8 (when I had been running in the low 140's) -- and I was tickled to see that the scale read 145.2 equalling a loss of 1.6 pounds!
I told my BF later that morning that I had lost 1.6 pounds. His reply was "well, good for you."
Unfortunately he then added, "you smell like the soup you are eating." "WHAT?" I asked, "what do you mean I smell like the soup? What does the soup smell like?"
Of course at this point my BF decided that I was offended by what he had stated, and perhaps I was. I mean -- who wants to smell of garlic and onions or whatever smell he thought he depicted? Not me! So into the garbage disposal it went -- the whole bowl. I probably would have lost more weight tomorrow, but for me I'll find a different method.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
As Christmas approaches rapidly, I talked to my BF about possibly having an "Open House" type of party so I could meet some of his neighbors now that I'm living at his house. So the other day I used paper that had a party theme to it, and made up a nice letter-sized flyer to pass out to our neighbors.
Time slips by and we had only distributed a few of the flyers, mailed a few in with Christmas cards, and still had not given them to the people right in our own block -- so this morning, I put the leash on my dog and away we went. About half of the people were home, the others got the flyer attached to their security door or front door. Hopefully they will see it, and not be like me and enter and exit the house by the garage all the time.
It's amazing to me how friendly all the people were who were at home! I chatted with them, found one family that had just moved in 4 months ago -- so I told them it's a perfect time for them to be getting acquainted with the neighbors too! I think I'm going to find a lot of new friends at this party! It's next Friday, so you know what I'm going to be doing much of next week! Cook - Clean - Cook - Clean - Cook - say, whose idea was this anyway???
Thursday, December 02, 2010
Ugh! The scale has been creeping up and more parties and restaurant food is still in the near future. Time to get serious and take off a few pounds -- and then probably do it again as soon as January gets here!
For me "getting serious" means pulling out the recipe for the "Cabbage Soup Diet" and that's exactly what I did today. Stopped by my favorite produce store (Sprouts) and got all the ingredients, and tonight it is perking merrily away on low -- all ready for me to begin bannishing those pounds first thing in the morning. The plan isn't too bad, really! In fact, I love the first day, the veggie soup is healthy and tasty, and you can combine it with all the fresh fruits and veggies you want also. But . . . . . no bananas. Most other fruits are OK, I think. I'll be doing apples and blueberries mostly, plus some fresh broccoli or maybe a 'sort of' salad (no dressing, but a bit of lemon juice is OK). Will also cut out any drinks except water, and there will be LOTS of that. I will pick a couple of lemons off my tree and have lemon juice squeezed into it and add a bit of artificial sweetener.
So watch my progress, and eat your heart out! Hey! It works for me!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Each year I have a theme for my Christmas tree -- and I'm one of those people who are very, very fussy when it comes to putting on the ornaments -- not too many of the same color in the same spot, and the list goes on! It's no wonder the tradition started years and years ago to just "let Mom do her thing with the tree -- it's not worth offering to help!" Yikes! It sounds terrible to me today, but I'll admit it is TRUE!
So here's how it turned out THIS YEAR!
Is it perfect? Probably not (in my mind) but the dog likes it.
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