Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday: Water Challange Update and Weigh In

Still rocking the water challenge with Kenz and Sean!!!!!!

Did my weigh in this AM before leaving for work and I oficially lost 8 lbs last week!!! Goooo me - it is a combination of writing down everything that I eat and drinking water all day!

Soooo excited to finally be moving in the right direction again!! Yeah - thanks Kenz and Sean for the inspiration to begin again!!!!!!

This week is going to be crazy busy as I am getting ready to leave for vacation next week!!! YIPPEE!! Off to the beach (Stone Harbor, NJ) for ten days of bliss!!!!!!!!

Hope everyone has an amazing Monday!!!!!!!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Wreckage of the Storm...

We had a horrible storm run through Pittsburgh Wednesday night! It was fast, furious and scary and the worst part wa the wreckage from the storm on my poor, poor plants.

The worst was my tomato plants....sooo sad :-(

Here are pics of the wreckage...

All of our "large" tomatoes were knocked off one plant when the wind and storm pulled the cage off the plant...these are the little guys that were ripped from the vine...:-(

Need a recipe from all my southern bogging friends for fried green tomatoes (hint hint)!!!

Tilt your head to the right and you get the gist...this is our little tomatoes.,...they all appeard to weather the storm okay...

This is a close up - just for all my friends that know me....I have a horrid fear of spiders and there is a web on this plant (it is the white reflection you see right above the ripe tomatos) and I am leaving it because I figure that the spider will protect my plant from other preditors right??? SEE, a little PROGRESS in the neorosis department!!!!!

This is the tomato plants...the one on the left is the now "naked" plant... the one on the right did much better.

Annnnndddddd..drumroll....this is our bounty...along with the green tomatoes (another hint, recipe!) I "harvested" all these this am before I left for work....many little baby tomatoes....Waliacha and I can each have four one our dinner salad - LOL!!!!!!!!!

Hope everyone has an amazing and happy weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nothing exciting to report today except diet is right on and water intake is wayyyyy past 64 oz a day!!!


This is my and my new water bottle!!!

Have a happy HUMP Day!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Top Two Tuesday

I am playing along with Tay for her Top Two Tuesday.

Today it is the Top Two things you want to buy.

Here are mine...

1. XBox

I still have the very first Playstation ever made and it works so I keep thinking "why replace it?" But it is getting closer and closer to the time to upgrade! Starting to get sick of Spiro the Dragon....LOL

2. Kindle

I have been eyeing these for a while and my bestest friend just got one and loves it so I think this may just be my next "big" purchase.....woo hoo - I will keep you posted!

Hope everyone has a great and happy Tuesday!!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cabelbak - Party On!!

Not only am I following Kenz and drinking all my water each and every day...I got a really cool water bottle to do it with!
I went to Harrisburg to watch my nieces and nephew this past weekend and my sister hooked me up with a new water bottle!!!
It is a Camelbak and it is soooo fun to drink from - it is non-spill and you have to bite and suck to drink! I LOVE IT!!!
Thanks Ker!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Walt's Lead in Monessen

Last night Walt, Boyd (Walt's friend) and I drove out to Monessen for Walt's lead.
For those of you that do not know what I am talking about; a lead is when someone in recovery tells their story, usually after a year or more sober, "What they were like, what happened and what they are like now" to others so that they can find hope and strength from finding out about others that are recovering and living life in recovery.
He did such a great job - it was an amazing hour filled with experience from the heart - annnnnnnnnnnd I got the opportunity to get lots of pics of him dresses up all perty!!!
Here he is ... my sweet, sweet baby!!!!!!! And some of me too....not soooo perty.... LOL!
Walt on the patio before we left...

Me in the car...

Lovely kisses before he led... actually looks like he is sucking my cheek off....:-)

Walt doing his hummingbird imitation - this is like his new trick - LOL!!

Can't get a serious smile to save my life....sigh....

Smoking by the no smoking sign...always a rebel...
See why I love him?!?!??!??!
And on another note: I drank my entire 64 oz. of water today (again plain old powder additives, LOL!!!!)
Yeah me, Kenz and Sean and ALL the others!!!
Happy Tuesday ALL!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

PEWC Day 1 Completed

I have completed day one of PEWC (positive effects of water challenge) -at

The challenge is to drink your recommended 64 oz of water each day.

I did and I went and went and went - LOL!!! If you know what I mean?
I was really happy...I got 6 full 16 oz bottles in for the day without using any crystal light, etc.

Go me!!!

When we went to bed - Walt wathced a little "Monday Night Raw" and I tried to fall asleep but actually ended up in the bathroom about three times before we finally shut the tv and lights off.

I hope my body adjusts to this or maybe I need to drink most of it earlier in the day...any ideas???

Well, ready for Day 2 to begin....

Walt is leading tonight in Monessen at the family center so hopefully I will remember my camera and get some pics.

Hope everyone has a great Tuesday!!!!

Monday, July 12, 2010

4th, Really?!?!?!?

This is truly sad!
I wish I could say that I am soo busy and do not have time to post.
But alas I am not...I am having a blogging block...I have stuff to say and pictures topost but no motivation to do so...
funk???? I dont know. Anyway, I am finally psoting fourth of July pictures...
Here they are in all their glory...

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Favorite Breakfast

Figured I would show you a pic of my new favorite breakfast!

It is soo yummy and good for you and keeps me full till lunch!

I saw this on someone elses blog as a frozen treat and I just skip the freeze part and eat it!!!!!


It is Fage greek yogurt (I usually get the 0% fat but they were sold out so I had to get the 2% this time). I add one packet of sweetner (I use Equal) and stir. Then stir in defrosted cherries (I buy the big bag of frozen ones and throw about 1/2 cup into a baggie and then by the time I get to work they are defrosted.

and then eat!!!!!!!!! YUM!!!!!!!

I promise if you try it you will love it! The Greek Yogurt is sooo much thicker than regular yogurt and has more protein so I guess it is supposed to be much better for you - I actually prefer it now to regular!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Wobble Over Wednesday!

If you follow me, I will follow you!

Come on over and play Wobble Over Wednesday with Amanda!
Great way to meet new people and find new and interesting blogs!
See ya there - especially Sara - right?!?!? :-)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Producers

I spent my lunch hour today going out to purchase tickets for the musical The Producers.

This Friday my older sister, mother and I (little sister also usually goes with us too however she will be attending a family reunion with her husbands family - she will be missed!) will be going to see it at the Benedum in Pittsburgh and then they will spend the night at my condo with the Waliacha and I!! Yippee - company!!!!

I am happy to say that we got great seats and I am soooo excited to see that show with two if my very favorite people!

Thanks to Lou in the ticket booth for being soooo helpful AND funny when I purchased the tickets today after sitting in MUCH traffic and construction on Liberty Avenue!

Could it be MORE difficult to drive through the city of Pgh?!?!?!!?!?

I don't think so!!!!!!!!!

I pity anyone from out of town and trying to use a Garmin or Tom Tom....every road it directs you to is a Detour - scary!!!!!!!!!!!

Our seats are circled below...

I will let you know how it is! Have a great SHORT week!!!!!!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Day of Blogging Silence for Cohen

What: Moment of Silence for Cohen

When: Thursday July 1st from midnight to 11:59 pm.

How: Bloggers participating will post the Cohen banner (above) or simply post Cohen’s name in large letters on their blog.

Why: July 1st Megan and Brent will be holding Cohen’s memorial service. The moment of silence is an opportunity for Megan’s blog community to stand behind her and support her on this difficult day. Linking up will give Megan a chance to see the support at a glance.I am joining and I hope you will too!

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