Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Truth of Tuesday Night - Saturday Edition

Sorry it's a few days late friends!

Things here in my new crafty world are C-R-A-Z-Y!!!

I didn't anticipate it being so busy!  It's thrilling and consuming all of my spare time!

The scales were not my friend last week!  I am still REALLY struggling with my foot and being able to move on it.  It's become the perfect excuse to do NO exercise!  It was only a matter of time before the scales caught up with me.

Last week: 251.25 lbs
This week: 252.50 lbs

A gain of 1.25 lbs.  That's enough to get me back in check.  I have a couple weeks to get myself back into the losses again.  I won't be attending this upcoming Tuesday.  Hubby is away for work and I don't want to cart the kids down.

Well, back to painting!

Happy losing everyone!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

Things around here have been super busy!  I love crafting!  Plus, it gives me something to do with my hands, other than eat!  So, with the help of my mom, I started a little craft business.  I have been fortunate enough to actually make a few sales on one of the items, and every spare minute has been spent working on those items.

I'm still laid up with my foot.  I also haven't been real careful with what I have been eating.  At some point, something is going to give and I suspected that tonight on the scales would be it.

Last week:  253.25 lbs
This week: 251.25 lbs

Loss of 2.25lbs!

Pretty stellar on my part.  My only explanation is that I must be eating less than I figure I am.  It sure doesn't feel like it and I can only imagine how much better the results would have been had I not had that ice cream or muffin.

So, I will once again make my weekly vow to eat less junk!

Here's to another great week and I hope you all have the same!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Truth Of Tuesday Night

I am going to start off by addressing something I have wanted to for SO long!

It's about my readers and followers.

I love all of you!  Even more, I love the comments you leave me. It makes me feel worthy!  I appreciate that in such busy lives, someone is taking a few minutes out of their day to read about mine!  There is nothing anyone can comment that would make me so mad that I would not want to read it.  Whether it's the hard truth or supportive "rah rah rah", bring it on!

I wish there was a way to reply to your comments so that you would know!  However, I don't think that there is and if you know of one, please let me know.  But for now, please know that I really do appreciate all of your comments!

Whew!  THAT is off my shoulders!!!

So, last week I mentioned how disappointed I was getting.  My foot "injury" was getting me down.  I had finally found an exercise I was loving and now have been sitting on the sidelines for about 3 weeks now.  At this point, my foot is still no good!  My boss is great and is still trying to fix it, but right now it feels hopeless!

I wasn't looking forward to the scale one bit.  With little exercise, I knew the results wouldn't be pretty

2 weeks ago:  254.25 lbs
This week:  253.25 lbs

I was so pleased that I was done.  It just means I have to make the best of what exercise I can do and eat less...LOTS less!

This week at my meeting, we had a recipe sharing night.  I had intended to make mashed cauliflower, but didn't get that pulled off, instead I brought a weight watchers recipe that I found online for a chowder.

Summer Corn, Bacon and Potato Chowder



  • Pierce potato in several places with a fork; microwave on high power until tender, turning over once, about 8 minutes. Allow to cool; peel and mash.
  • Meanwhile, coat a large saucepan with cooking spray. Add celery, onion, corn and red pepper; sauté over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
  • Stir bacon and milk into saucepan; stir in mashed potato and mix well. Season with salt, pepper and hot pepper sauce; stir to combine. Cover and simmer 10 minutes (do not allow to boil). Yields about 1 1/2 cups per serving.

I think this is one even I would eat.  With 4 servings, each serving works out to about 209 calories!

It's starting to cool down, perfect weather for chowder!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Truth Of Wednesday Night?

OK, OK, so this post is a day late.

Basically, I have no numbers to share.  I skipped my meeting on Tuesday.  I just wasn't feeling it.  It was dreary and rainy and I just felt BLEH!

I am on week two of no exercise!

I hate it!

I went from feeling fabulous, sexy and healthy to feeling blech, lumpy and fat!

I thought my orthotics did the trick as of last Tuesday.  I woke up Wednesday morning and could barely even stand on my feet!

Since then, I have been struggling to get them right and do everything else that needs to be done.  What I should be doing is getting off of my feet completely for a few days, but with a house to run and kids to look after...NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

My feet hurt so much I can't even walk from one room to the next and after about 10 minutes on them, I need to sit for 10 to recover.

I did do some bike riding with the kids a couple days last week and it's easy on the feet, but it's not my favorite and I don't like to do it when it's hot out.  That is why I love my's indoors in the A/C!

So, there you have it.  That's my blog full of excuses as to why I can't exercise and didn't go to my meeting.

I plan to be out of my slump for next week's meeting.  It's "new recipie" night and I am taking a version of mashed potatoes made out of cauliflower.  I've been told you can't taste the difference, so we will see!