Monday, July 11, 2011

Season 5 of Win, Lose, or Blog is upon us!!!!!

Check it out here, and remember:  More people fail from a lack of encouragement than anything else!!!!!  Be sure to chat these ladies up all season long to encourage them to success!!!!!  :)

While I'm here, if you've stumbled across my blog today and (like me!) are needing a dose of reality infused with motivation, then please go and read this post from Dr. J.  He often says just what I need to hear, and that post is something I should print and read daily!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Thanks to Mr. Bengbeng for asking after me.  :)  I am enjoying decorating and got a sleeper love seat from Craigslist for $20! All it needed was a slipcover and is so comfortable, so the living room is looking way different. Lots of plans for cutting shelves shorter and painting and shuffling things around drastically, a little at a time. OH~ and I'm decoupaging our bathroom walls with fine art prints, which is kinda cool. (Except if we sell one day~sorry to the buyer! LOL!) We love watching our tomatoes and figs and blackberries and spinach and pepper bearing and can't wait for blueberry season IF they bear this year. Heading into summer school with excitement to prepare for next year's co-op. 

That's it here, though I'm not doing well in the weight department. I'm not gaining, but I'm certainly not losing. Honestly it feels good not to be food-obsessed though... Still would like to add some drills back into our day.  For those actively pursuing weight loss, Win, Lose, or Blog is accepting apps for Season 5!!!!!! 

Friday, May 27, 2011

WLB Season 4 results!

Well, Season 4 of Win, Lose, or Blog has come to an end.  Already?  HOW does that HAPPEN?  The ladies combined lost over 100 pounds in 7 weeks!  Click on over to see their results and view their before and afters.  I was blessed to win a prize solely on being supportive with comments, which you can do, too!  Season 5 is a comin'!!!!  :)  I think I'll pick a Bob Ross T-shirt from 80's Tees...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Which way do I go?

In a good way, I'm undecided on what to do with this blog.  I am still wanting to lose weight, and yet there are sooo many things that are calling to me!  So let me just share where I am at the moment:

My focus has been taken off of food competely.  I don't think about it.  I don't think about whether it's healthy or not, I don't think any more about it save I need to fix a meal for the fam.  OH I feel SO FREE!!!!  And my clothes feel a teensy bit looser.  (Of course the scale doesn't lie~maybe I should step on it just to see for reals!)  Instead my focus has been on living.  This change of mind is helping me with many issues, all across the board!  I can tell you that I look better.  That's always a plus, right?  And people are responding to me a bit differently more often than before.  In a better way.

Our house is also going through a facelift.  I have found the creative homemaking side I've been searching to discover for forever, and oh baby!  I now have a notebook of plans!  LOL!  And these fantasies of making my house my dream house have taken over all those eating thoughts.  PTL!

Then today I was visiting Mary G and read about how she's enjoyed the book Women, Food, and God.  I have not read this book, but just one quote spoke volumes to me:  

"It's not life in the present that is intolerable; the pain we are avoiding has already happened. We are living in reverse.  p. 40"  

I related to everything Mary had to say today, and I do mean everything!  And I was reminded of a conversation I had just today that inspired me to start a journal of letters...

I want issues to go away nicely!  And truthfully, some of that old, hurtful stuff isn't even worth revisiting with the party that offended anyway.  I like to write.  I am a gentle writer.  So I love the idea of a private, very private, journal where I can write my nice letters to those I'm harboring hurt feelings from so I can finally get it off my chest. And I would do it nicely, 'cuz that's who I am!  But that journal would be my voice to the world, even if the world never sees it.  

I think I'm kinda excited about this even...

Pushin' through the pain!  

Friday, May 13, 2011

Foodie Friday?

I still don't claim to be a foodie, but I thought I'd again share some yummies we've been enjoying.  :)

Here's my very favorite fruit salad:

And who doesn't love pizza?

When given a choice I always choose Mexican!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Foodie Friday?

I would not consider myself a foodie, though we all know I like to eat!  So here are a few photos of what's being served up in our house:

Microwaved veggie eggs~MMMMM!

Our traditional lunch 5X a week is bean and vegetable soup with brown rice, add a little chipotle hot sauce!

I know I'm terrible, but I love a cheeseburger!!!!  It really is under there, somewhere...