Wednesday, September 17, 2008


No, not a MAJOR plateau, but a plateau none-the-less. I lost 1 pound last week, then gained 1 pound this week so I'm still at 16#s lost. I'm going to concentrate on more veggies this week and see if that will help. Although I HAVE stayed on points, I haven't been making sure I get my 5 veggies/fruits EVERYDAY. If you have any ideas for getting extra veggies, please share them!

I got a new phone. Actually we ALL got new phones. We got the Rumor by LG. I got blue, Joel got white, Adam got green and Carl got black. We are happy with them so far (only had them for 2 days). The boys love that it has a qwerty keyboard. They do a LOT of texting, usually averaging about 4000 each per month. My bluetooth doesn't work very well with this phone so I am trying to decide if I will get another bluetooth. I have really become dependent on it.

Yesterday was Craft Day! I am about 1/3 of the way done with my Christmas shopping and have lots more ideas that I just haven't found the item yet. I would love to share some of the great gifts I've found, but I have friends and family reading. Don't want them figuring out what they are getting!

I am fixing pork tenderloin for dinner tonight.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

busy, busy, busy...

I know. It's been a whole week since I posted, but I've REALLY been busy. We went out of town for a day to Joel's parent's house, ripped up the carpet in the diningroom, babysat, had a nail appointment, etc. Yes, I lead such an exciting life.

Anyway, weigh-in was this morning and I've lost two more pounds! I'm still trying to figure out how to reward myself. I know I'm not supposed to reward myself with food, but all the other rewards I can think of...well, I already do them! I've read articles about getting pedicures (done), buying something special (I honestly can't think of a single thing that I want and don't have), etc. One suggestion was to get a maid for a day. This would be a total waste of money/time because I would follow her around re-cleaning everything. Plus, we had maids when I was growing up and every single one of them stole from us. Nope, no maid is coming here.

My Christmas prep is still coming along on schedule. Craft Days (every Tuesday) help. Getting together with friends is a huge boost to my sanity!

Tonight for dinner:

Grilled Chicken & Creamy Corn

2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp smoked paprika
3 fresh ears of sweet corn
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 c shredded fresh basil

In a small bowl combine oil and paprika. Brush corn and chicken with oil mixture. Lightly sprinkle salt and pepper. Grill directly over medium coals for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170F), turning once.
Carefully cut kernels from cob by firmly holding the corn at the top (using a kitchen towel to grip, if necessary) and slicing downward with a sharp knife. Transfer to bowl; stir in sour cream. Season with additional salt and pepper. Stir in milk to desired creaminess. Slice chicken breasts. Serve with corn; sprinkle shredded basil.

Serves 4 with each serving: 309 calories, 13g fat (4g sat. fat), 89mg chol, 238mg sodium, 14g carb, 2g fiber, 36g protein. WW points: 7.