Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I DID IT....I DID IT.....

I REACHED MY WEIGHT WATCHERS GOAL WEIGHT TODAY (actually, a pound "under" my goal weight to be exact)

It took me 6 months to lose 30 lbs, but I couldn't be more proud of myself! I feel like a kid on Christmas morning, I feel like I just won the lottery, I feel like I can do ANYTHING!!!

Today couldn't have come at a better time. I've been really down lately and this is the best "pick-me-up" I could have asked for!

Whoot Whoot.....that's me tooting my own horn!!! Yea for me!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Chocolate Clouds

For those of you wondering why I needed the Cream of Tartar.........it was to make these

I made 45 of these bad boys to take to my fiance's Thanksgiving this past weekend and I only came home with 5 of them. To get my point across even more you need to understand that there were only 7 people at this dinner and we managed to wipe out 40 cookies!

They are only 1 weight watcher point each which was a bonus for me!!

Please go here for the recipe!

Go Tigers

My hometown football team, HUDSON TIGERS, has made it to the finals....Yahhoooo!! I couldn't be more excited for them.

For those of you who don't know....Hudson is a football town. We basically eat, sleep and breath football. At one time, our Hudson Tigers held the world record for most consecutive wins - 72 - by a high school football team. This record has since been surpassed by Concordia (CA) De La Salle High School, unfortunately.

We are headed to Ford Field in Detroit this weekend to watch our Tigers do their thing. We've got our hotel room booked and I'm counting down the days!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Surround Sound

My fiance is not an easy person to shop for. He is really picky with his clothes/shoes, which is about the one thing that I'm really good at shopping for. I've been really thinking hard lately about what to get him for Christmas and the only thing I can come up with so far is a home theatre system. Day after day after day he is consistently taking about how he wants surround sound and how this movie would be so much better with surround sound and the music on this channel would sound so much better with surround sound.......yada, yada, yada!

Well folks......here's my dilemma: I have no clue where to even begin shopping for this item. Do I have to go to a store like Best Buy or maybe a department store like Sears? Or would someplace like ABC Warehouse have this? I am stumped. And my next question is....how much does surround sound even cost? I might be in way over my head here!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cream of Tartar

Can anyone tell me what "Cream of Tartar" is??? I have a recipe I want to make and it calls for Cream of Tartar and I have never heard of it. This recipe also calls for covering my pan with "Silpat"....what the heck is silpat?

Thursday, November 12, 2009

T Minus 14 Days.....

Can you believe it's only 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving? Where did the year go? I guess most of it, for me, was spent wedding planning. And let me tell you....this break I've been on has been wonderful, but as of next week I will be back in wedding planning mode once again.

Not only is Thanksgiving only 2 weeks away, but my sister's birthday is on the same day. I can't wait to spend time with the family, relax, and of course, do a little Christmas shopping. I'm already totally pumped up for Black Friday! I love the adrenaline rush of waking up early to stand in the freezing cold just to try and beat the person behind you to the best deals possible.

But to be totally honest, I'm most excited about having some much needed time off work. I will not be working the Wednesday before Thanksgiving or the Monday after....yes, you do the math...that's 6 days of nothing but total awesomeness!! Sleeping in, decorating the house, shopping, spending time with family.......I can't think of a better way to spend my mini-vacation.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Weight Watchers Update

I began Weight Watchers on June 2 so I am just over 5 months into the program. I was progressing at an unbelievable pace until about 6 weeks ago when things halted. I've been hovering the same weight for almost 2 months now and I am beyond frustrated. But don't get me wrong...I'm not frustrated with the program, I am frustrated with myself. I have not given up, but I have definitely been slacking. I don't count my points anymore and I am much more lenient when it comes to making the right food choices. Just last week alone I consumed 3 slices of Jet's deep dish pepperoni pizza, a huge taco plate at El Chaps, Taco Bell, a triple-cheese grilled cheese on texas toast with fries at Millers, and boat loads of candy left from Halloween.......what is happening with me? Three months ago I was almost grossed out by the thought of eating any of the food I just listed. Why, all of a sudden, did I think it was okay? And then to think that I was shocked when I saw my weight on the scale at weigh-in this week.

I am declaring to the blogging world that today is the day I turn things around. I am going to start counting points again and planning my meals. I am only 3 lbs away from my WW goal weight and only 8 lbs away from my personal goal weight and I know I can do this!!!! It's only a couple weeks away from Thanksgiving and if I don't get my butt (mind) in gear and get back on program I am going to regret it. I can do this........I can do this!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dear Santa

This will be the first Christmas in my new house and I'm so excited to start decorating! I know, I know....I just took down my Halloween stuff this week. But, really is there anything better than Christmas and the joy it brings?

We are planning on putting up our lights this weekend so we won't be doing it when the snow comes. Oops....I just said the "S" word! God forgive me.....

This is my inspiration.....

Now I just need to get me a new house......with 2 stories, pillars on the front porch, a long driveway, a brick gate and some pine trees out front! I better start my Dear Santa letter.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Be Happy

I've been having a crappy week....okay, I'll be honest, I've been having a crappy few weeks. But today, I feel happy!

My sister called me today with some very good news and since our phone call I can't stop smiling. I am so happy for her. It is the best feeling in the world to know that someone you love is so happy, so excited, so full of life! She has always been my inspiration and today she inspired me to be happy!

I couldn't be more proud of my sister and I hope she knows that.