Saturday, October 11, 2008

Weight Loss Challange- Week 2---(very last)

Here is my weekly update for the weight loss challange over at Momzoo. I did soooo bad last week. i didn't want to post as you can see the lateness of this post. But it is not always about the loss. It is a lifestyle change and I need to be a part of this Cahallange!!! I did weight on this past Tuesday.

Date: Tuesday, 10/7/08

Start weight: 273.0
10/7/08: 271.8 (+2.6) (To date:-1.2) ----> Better than I thought!
9/30/08: 269.2 (-3.8)
Goal: 10% (27lbs) by Thanksgiving
10/7/08 : +2.6 (25.8 To go)
9/30/08 : -3.8 (23.2 To go)

After posting I do feel a little better At least I didn't undo all that I had lost. Wish me luck for next week!!!!!!!


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Tips For WW at home

This past week I have been doing WW at home alone. I have been a member in the past and love it so much, but with time (kids in baseball and dance) and saving money I use the books that I got in the past at home. I have also found a wonderful website hosted by Dee to help with someone who is new. This site has a the daily point ranges breakdown by weight, a complete food list to with the points and lots of WW friendly recipes.

Tips I use to help me doing WW at home.
  1. Before each meal drink a glass of water . ( I keep a 32 oz bottle with me everywhere I go)
  2. Keep your teeth brushed after each meal. (sounds crazy, but it works. The toothpaste make the great food taste funny)
  3. Get a special small notebook to track you points.
  4. Measure your food. (this has been the best life saver for me. I never knew who much I was eating until I started doing this...BIG eye opener!!!!)

These are small tips that I use to help me on WW at home. Remember to always take baby steps and it is a lifestle change that does not happen over night. I have turtles all over my house to help me remember that "Slow and steady wins the race" I will show my best ones one day.

Have a good week!!!


Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Weight Loss Challange--week 1

Here is my weekly update for the weight loss challange over at Momzoo......3.8 loss!!

Date: Tuesday, 9/30/08

Start weight: 273.0
Current: 269.2 (-3.8)
Goal: 10% (27lbs) by Thanksgiving
9/30/08 : -3.8 (23.2 To go)

I worked real hard this week. Wish me luck for next week!!!!!!!


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Weight Loss Challange

I joined the weight loss challange over at Momzoo last week and forgot to even blog about. You know you are new to blogging when you forget to even blog. Me weight-in days will be on Tuesdays, since this was my WI day from WW back when I first joined. I did not weight last Tuesday, so I will use this week as my first week. I am going to use the WW points system at home.

Date: Tuesday, 9/23/08
Start weight: 273.0

Goal: 10% (27lbs) by Thanksgiving

Wish me good luck!!!!


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Meet the Kids

You have (l-r)Miss Priss, Little Miss Priss, Me..(top) The Man of the house!! As you can see Little Miss is eating her dinner...AWAY from the table. Here we are!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Easy and fast gravy

Here is a fail proof way to make a quick and easy gravy. My kids love this with rice or mashed potatoes. I cook for a family of 4--three are small kids ages 2-4-6, so this is more than enough for us...Sometimes we have enough for another meal.

  • Use equal parts flour and oil to make a roux. (I use 2 Tbs each)
  • When the oil is warm but not too hot, start stirring in flour with the wooden spoon until the mixture is thick.
  • Stir continually with the wooden spoon over the heat so the roux cooks. Cook till the flour begin to turn a golden brown. (It does cook fast so do not leave the stove)
  • Add 1 cup of water and let boil. If it get too thick I add more water.
  • To season I add salt, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper to taste.

Monday, September 8, 2008

How to keep Garlic fresh?

I love to buy fresh garlic very cheap at Aldi, but it never seems to stay fresh. I don't use it alot so I it to lasts for a while. I found these great tips here and here to help keep it fresh.

1. Divide the heads to cloves. Leave the the paper skins on the cloves. Place in a ziploc bag and use as needed.

2. Peel the cloves and puree them with oil in a blender or food processor using 2 parts oil to 1 part garlic. The puree will stay soft enough in the freezer to scrape out parts to use in sautéing. Freeze this mixture immediately.
***Do not store it at room temperature. The combination of the low-acid garlic, the exclusion of air (by mixing with oil), and room-temperature storage can support the growth of Clostridium botulinum.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Mama over at cooking with littles underfoot posted this on her homestead blog. It really touched me. I get so coughted up in it has to super clean and perfect, but it you really don't take time to make memories you would have really missed the reason why you have what you have. I start to feel this same way and even get depress about it, but I have to change how I look at things.

Ask yourself...Is you heart in the right place?????

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Weight Watchers

Yesterday I went to WW. This is my second go at it. I was a member back in 2000 and I lost 60 lbs. I went in yesterday and saw that I found 50 lbs. It is going to be a slow process, but i plan to work the program 100%.

Start weight: 278.8
First goal: 10%

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Yeast, Yeast everywhere!!!

I am new to blogging. today in the mail i received 200 3-ct packs of Fleischmann's Yeast. On April 1 I won 2 auctions on Ebay: the first one was .25 for 100 and the second one was .99 for the other 100. With shipping it was a total for 16.24.

Making each pack only .08 cents. Now my question is what to do you do with this much of yeast?
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