Thursday, February 17, 2011

Weight Watchin

So I have been on WW since July 2, 2010. I have lost, to date, 42 pounds...I actually lost a few more, but then I went to Africa and came back wanting to eat like a lumberjack for about 2 weeks!

So now I am back in the saddle , so to speak, for my last 10 pounds before summer. Here are some tips I have found helpful to me over the last half a year or so:

Ugh! I really hate it, but I have found that the easiest thing I can do is walk for 20-30 min every morning. I make better food choices and have more energy if I do. Then I do sit ups at night.

I actually like water, but I drink a ton and have found that if I use a straw I drink more water..weird, but true.

When I am out and about:
When we are out running errands, my kids are always begging to stop for a treat. A few things that have saved me are:

Sonic's Diet Cherry Limeade. I go between 2-4 ( happy hour) and get the Rt 44 xtra large. It is .5 points and I sip on it all afternoon. It is caffeine free too :) Love it!

Zack's Fat Free/Sugar Free frozen yogurt. If you live somewhere that does not have a Zack's, I am sorry because it is awesome. AND a med sz is only 2 points!!!!

Because I drink SO much water at home anywhere we go and I can get a fountain Diet Coke or Diet Dr Pepper ( At Chick fil a) is a treat.

When I am home:

I love flax seed cereal with Almond milk. It is only 1 point for a bowl. A 1 point breakfast! YUM!

The little Deli round breads are also one point and I use them for BLT's or I will spread some Pizza sauce and mozzarella cheese and make pizza toast. If I am wanting something sweet I can spread a little nutella on toast too

Sherbet only has 2 points a serving, so I will buy sherbet, but I have found that the diet Ice cream just goes to waste in my freezer cause it is NASTY! So I will buy the good stuff and just use the 4 points for it if I really want ice cream. Same thing with sour is so worth the extra little bit to not eat ff sour cream..yuck

Laughing cow cheese and special K crackers

I eat a piece of chocolate everyday and don't write it down and I don't count the points. It is my little bit of rebellion to the diet machine. Its just enough to psychologically keep me going. I know I have rebellion issues...I blame it on my christian school years and being forced to wear culottes. :)

My Best out to eats:
Subway salads
Chick fila char grilled chicken salad with ff honey mustard dressing
Japanese mixed veggies with steamed rice
Panera black bean soup and Asian sesame chicken salad
Moes Jr Joey Burrito

Anyone else have any hints and tips that work for you..I would love to hear them!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

President's Day celebrations

President's Day is next Monday and while I usually don't post about our family fun nights until after we have had our fun { just in case something like a dog/ child gets sick or someone calls and asks us out for dinner or to a ballgame:) }

I have had a few people ask me to throw out my ideas for holidays before hand in case they want some inspiration...therefor Be inspired:

The Menu:
Lincoln logs ( pretzels)
Woodrow Wilson Whip ( dip)
Benjamin Franklin Burritos
Ronald Reagan Rice
William H Taft Tea
"I cannot tell a lie" George Washington cherry pie

Our crafts:

We are going to trace our hand from elbow to fingers and put it on paper like a tree. Then color green at the top and fingerprint cherries for a cherry tree.

We will also take coins and do a rubbing to make a copy of Mt. Rushmore


Pin the hat on Abe :)

Cyber scavenger hunt... I will have a piece of paper folded up. Everyone selects a paper and unfolds it to reveal a president. You must then Go on a cyber hunt to find out the questions listed about him and draw a picture:
The questions are:

Birth date
Which President
Fun Fact
State he is from
Wife's name

We will either watch a movie...I am still trying to decide which one or play a game..either hi ho cheerio, for Essie or Fact or Crap ( ya know not tellin a lie) game

There ya have it! Family Fun Night President's edition.. Feb 2011

My Love

Yesterday was Valentine's Day and also my hunny's birthday. We have been together for 17 years and married for 15. I am almost at that point where he has been a part of my life longer than I was without him. I like that.

We met at Piedmont Bible College when I was a junior and he was a transferring sophomore. I knew the first time I saw him in the PBC cafeteria that I liked him. He had many of the qualities I deemed necessary as a 19 year old:
1. He was handsome
2. He was tall
3. He was an athlete
4. He was from the south
5. He had his own car

Such important factors when choosing a life mate, huh?

We went out the second week of school that fall to TJ's Deli in Winston-Salem and after our date, he very kindly told me he had come to college to play basketball and not to date. With which, I replied that was fine and dandy...for now. :)
We dated on and off throughout the fall and by Christmas I knew that this was the man God had sent for me to spend the rest of my life went. We began seriously dating October 30, 1993 and have not broken up since. He asked me to marry him after dinner at Tj's in May of 1994 and we were married June 10, 1995. Many moves and children later I still feel like the luckiest girl in the world. Someone told me the other day they thought I really did get the best husband...I would have to agree.

Happy birthday and Valentine's day to the best husband and daddy ever. I love you to the moon and back. I really did get the best husband...I really did.

~ From the luckiest girl in the world