Archive for May 10th, 2007


Thursday, May 10th, 2007

I put a little update on Izzy’s blog!

May Day Weight Loss Challenge ~ UGH!!!

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

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I saw this over at Jenna’s blog and it yelled “DO THIS” to me!!! I should have seen yesterday’s shopping choices as a huge red flag, but no… I just enjoyed it. So, I am going to do this.

I put that I would like to lose 20 pounds. I think that is maybe not quite enough… You have to understand that at over six feet tall 20 pounds is one size for me. I carry weight very evenly so when I gain it takes me almost too long to realize it before I have gained too much. I have been around the same size for many years. I lost a lot of weight when Izzy’s accident happened and I looked so much better. While I don’t recommend having a near fatal accident with a child for a weight loss program. I think I use food as a reward and although my faith is very strong I still treat myself with food when things are not going well in life.

Exercise hasn’t been a part of my recent life either. I am going to say this and try so hard to be understood, not be whiny and not be felt sorry for… but, I am tired. It takes so much of myself both mental and physical to deal with Izzy and with a family etc. I know that if I push to exercise I will have even more energy so I am going to make this a priority. I can’t wait to go to sleep at night and hate when it’s morning and I have to wake up, I could sleep for a month I think…

Enough explanations and excuses! I’ll be posting my loss for the week on Tuesdays and try to post how I’ve done with food and exercise when I post to hold myself accountable to you guys – my blog friends.

SCT~ Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

  • 6 frozen skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 (12 ounce) bottle barbeque sauce
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

  1. Place chicken in a slow cooker. In a bowl, mix the barbeque sauce, Italian salad dressing, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the chicken.
  2. Cover, and cook 3 to 4 hours on High or 6 to 8 hours on Low.

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Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Today was a good day. I took Izzy to school. We were only late enough that the doors had just been locked, but one of the sweet teacher’s assistants came to let us in so it was all good… I saw the chance to run by panera and then to target and I took it!
Panera was out of souffles (artichoke & spinach) double rats! But, I got a cinnamon crunch bagel and some hazelnut cream cheese and kept going… to Target! I thought I would just walk through the clothes to see if any tops or anything ‘jumped’ out at me. Usually when I am in the mood to find a perfect something it just doesn’t happen so expectations were fairly low. The opposite happened I was grabbing shirts left and right! Then capris, then t’s… I thought well, I’ll go try them on and that will end this. It didn’t. They were all pretty cute. I have hesitated to buy the high waisted tops in the past because I don’t want anyone to ask if I’m pregnant and be embarrassed and as a result embarrass them so I just didn’t… but, there were cute ones today so I couldn’t resist. Like this one…over a white little t of course, but what do you think? (also remember I am over six feet tall so it’s not quite that long on me…)

I got a brown top and another green top and a white t and khaki capris and jean capris and then it was like common sense set in and I’m like, “hello, you have a basket full of stuff! What are you doing?” So, I called Matt (at work) and said something like this…”hey matt, how much money were you planning to spend on me for mother’s day?” and he said something like this, “why?” and I said, “well, I’m kinda at target and have several things that are cute and was trying to decide what to get…” to which the love of my life replied, “get them all.” with a delayed, “how many things are you getting? oh well, it doesn’t matter… get them all.” I did. Thanks honey.

So, I wore the one you see above over the little white t, with the cuffed denim capris that looked oh so cute in the mirror at target and I just didn’t feel so cute in it. I realize this post is completely trivial, but anyway, now I’m wondering if I made a bad decision going with the high waisted almost maternity type tops? I love them on other people, I just don’t know if they are me… I will say that Emelia and her little friend who went to church with us both said how cute the top was which either means it looked cute, or I was in a top made for a 9 year old girl. (or both?)

So, I want honest opinions. No sugar coating.

Church was good tonight. The songs were awesome, the message was great. I came home and watched Lakeesha go home from American Idol and then sent all the kids to bed. It doesn’t get any better than this right?