Thursday, January 27, 2011

Shouldn't Everyone Have A Valentine?

I found a really fun blog swap to join in on - I have signed up for a Valentine's Day Swap with Janna and Kenz at All The Weigh.

If you're interested in taking part in the Valentine's Day swap, please go to Kenz's page and sign up no later than Wednesday, February 3. They will send you an e-mail with your partner's swap information and blog address on Sunday, February 6 so you can send your package no later than February 9.

COME ON...sounds like fun doesn't it?!?!?!?!

The more the merrier!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Concert Coming Up....

I am leaving in two days to drive to Columbus, OH and attend the Kid Rock concert with my little Sister...

I can hardly contain myself and I promise after this weekend - there will be lots of pics!!!!!!!

I have always loved Kidrock and now that his music is tamer and I am older....I still love him!! This tour is dedicated to our troops and is called Born Free...he is such a great guy and the concert is bound to be AMAZING!

I will report back on Monday with pics and details ....maybe the engagement ring after he spots me in the audience and wants to meet me!!!

Look out Kidrock .... I am coming for you and if you see me and pick me it could just CHANGE YOUR LIFE!!!! :-)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Healthy Recipe - Kale Chips

I am ALWAYS looking for tasty and healthy new recipes and I am really excited to try this new recipe I saw on Newlyweds Next Door post today.

It is originally from the Kath Eats Real Food blog by Kath!

It is for Kale Chips and apparently they taste like a chip but they use can season them in sooo many different ways and they are sooo good for know I am trying this!!!

I will let you know how it turns out!


Monday, January 24, 2011


I am joining Kenz (one of my VERY favorite bloggers) once again in her Friend Makin' Monday!

I always love the questions and the insight they give on new friends...

Go see Kenz here and join in the fun....I can't wait to follow some new blogs and get some new followers....FUN FUN FUN!!!!!!!!!

Here we go......

Answer each question using only one word...

1. Where is your cell phone? desk

2. Your most significant other? siblings

3. Your hair? Brown

4. Your mother? loving

5. Your father? supportive

6. Your favorite? helping

7. Your dream last night? none

8. Your favorite drink? coffee

9. Your dream/goal? SKINNY

10. What room you are in? cubicle

11. Your hobby? jogging

12. Your fear? SPIDERS

13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? healthy

14. Where were you last night? home

15. Something that you aren't? mean

16. Muffins? ick

17. Wish list item? mercedes

18. Where you grew up? Pittsburgh

19. Last thing you did? meeting

20. What are you wearing? casual

21. Your TV? noise

22. Your pets? babies

23. Friends? many

24. Your life? gift

25. Your mood? grateful

26. Missing someone? everyday

27. One place that I go to over and over? work

28. Something you want: serenity

29. Your favorite store? Kohl's

30. Your favorite color? purple

FUN FUN FUN - Now it is back to Kenz to see what everyone else answered!!!

20110124 - Week 2 (Down 1.6)

Monday Weigh-in - Week 2
216.0 lbs
Loss of 1.6 lbs

Yeah me!!!

Even with minimal exercise and Sunday Steelers game bread and junk food!!

Next week more exercise and more weight loss!!!!!!

Pittsburgh's Goin to the Superbowl!!!

I LOVE my city!!!!
For anyone who did not yet hear...we won last night!!! YIPPEE - and now the Steelers are off the the Superbowl!!!
Pittsburgh is such a great and amazing city - I am sooo proud of my hometown and would not choose to live anywhere else (except maybe a carribean beach - LOL!!!!)
I did not partake of all the adventure shown in the photos here; I actually watched the game in the warmth of my condo with Waliacha on the TV...we waved towels and ate and had a great time cheering on our fav team!!!!
I just love our fans and city and had to post all of the following.....sooooo cheer up on to win the Superbowl - go Stillers - n at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Hunkering Down

Well, we have been warned!!

Here is Pittsburgh we have been warned that we should expect 5 - 7 inches around rush hour...


We Shall See....................stay safe everyone!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Training Day

I am in a training class for the next two days for Six Sigma.

I am actually not taking the class but overseeing it.

The issue is that I am soooo sleepy and it is sooo hard to sit still for nine hours - oh well, attention must be paid...HA HA!

Here is the entryway mat at the Hotel where the conference room training is...exciting!! And here is the hallway to the room I wil remain in for the next two days for training..

Here is the parking lot...

And here is our sign on the room door...

And the hotel conference room...exciting hugh?

I am just trying sooooooo hard not to eat the is all sooooo yummy here and soooooooooo not good for you!! Egg sandwichs with butter...donuts...bagels....etc....I am drinking coffee and water after I ate my yogurt/granola/berry mixture....yummy too but not a buttery sandwich!! ha

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

1/17/2011 Food List

Here is what I ate 1/17/2011...

3 eggs whites hard boiled - 1 pts
1 weight watchers string cheese stick - 1 pts
1 cup snap peas - 1 pts

apple - 0 pts

1 cup 2% Fage - 4 pts
1 cup raspberries - 0 pts
splenda - 0 pts

2 cups lettuce-romaine - 0 pts
3 egg whites boiled - 1 pt
1/4 cup carrot - 0 pts
1/4 cup onion - 0 pts
6 large green olives - 1 pts
1/4 cup blue cheese - 3 pts
salsa - 0 pts
zone bar - 5 pts

5 cups fat-free popcorn - 3 pts
7 caramel quakes - 2 pts
hot tea - 0 pts
2 Tbsp honey - 4 pts

Daily Total - 26 points (out of allowed 32)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Friend Makin' Monday

I need all the friends I can get - literally!!

Kenz is doing a friend makin' Monday post and I want to play!

If you want to play along...answer these questions and go to Kenz and add your link!


FMM: A Survey

1. Why do you blog? I use it as a memory keeper and now i am using it to stay accountable for my wieght loss journey - join me, will you?

2. What is your favorite TV show? Biggest Loser and Survivor.

3. What's the first thing you drank this morning? coffee!

4. Are you married, single or in a relationship? in a relationship

5. List three of your hobbies. reading, working out, meeting friends to talk

6. What do you like most about yourself? my hair

7. List a couple of your favorite sites:

8. What's the last book you read? Girl with the Dragon Tatoo

9. Can you whistle? a little

10. List your favorite pro sports teams. Steelers and Penguins

11. What's the last thing that made you smile? Steelers winning their game Saturday

12. Do you prefer mayo or mustard? Mustard

13. Do you have a crush on someone? No

14. Do you get up early or sleep in? up early and off to work.

15. Do you attend church? No

16. Would you rather see a movie at home or in the theater? Home

17. Was there a teacher or authority figure that ever truly stood out to
you? no

18. What is your favorite game? love Monopoly

19. Cupcake or potato chips? CUPCAKE ALL THE WAY!

20. Tell us something random that we wouldn't know to ask. I make great chocolate chip cookies!
Come and join the fun!!!!!!!!!!

20110117 - Week 1

Monday Weigh-in - Week 1

217.6 lbs

Starting weight


Alright! Time to get honest and serious!!

Last year I was going to weight watchers and lost a total of over 75 lbs...I then stopped paying to go to weight watchers decided that I could do this on my own.

At this point, after getting on the scale this am, I have realized that I have put over 30 lbs BACK ON!!!!!!! This is HORRIBLE...I am sad and mad and ticked off at myself but I also realize that I have to now be honest and go back to tracking that is what I will do....

This blog has been a friend and a place to vent; a place to write on recovery and daily life; a place to document the lives of myself and my family members; and it will now be a place to document my weight loss SUCCESS!!!!

So, if you care to, join me in my journey where I track each day what I eat and my exercise and my WEIGHT LOSS weekly with a Monday weeky weigh in!



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Helllllllllllllo Pom?

I am noticing a very scary trend and frankly it is terrifying for me!!!

I have tried three different grocery stores in my area over the past week (Giant Eagle/Foodland/Shop n Save) and also Costco and there is not a Pomegranate to be found!!!

What gives - I thought they were in season now???

I love love love these things and wish I knew what is up with this.....

Anyone else notice this scary trend - is there a shortage in your area?!??!?!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy 4th birthday to Kyleigh

It is my niece and Godchilds fourth birthday today and I need to give her a big shout out!!!!!!!!!!



Few months ago...My godchild Kyleigh with my Godmother Marti!!!!!!

And a few more of the cutest kid on the planet...XOXOXOXOXOX

I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!

Jackson's Mill Weekend and New Pet

I was at Jackson's Mill (in Weston, WVa) for the weekend for a conference with my bestest buddy Sherry and it was AMAZING! I used to go all the time and I had not attended for the past couple of years - now I remember what I was missing!
We had such a great time!
The theme was Trust God, Clean House, Help Others!
What an amazing and fun-filled weekend with old friends and new friends - soooo much fun and fellowship and SNOW - it snowed wayyy more in WVA than in PA so we left a winter wonderland to come home to brown grass with a little frost - LOL!!!

I ate in the Family style Dining Hall most of the weekend with the exception of Saturday night when a bunch of us all got together and went out to dinner at Minards in Clarksburg, WVa. It was amazing food and fun also - here are all the pics!

Dan, Laren, Eric and Dave at Minards

Sherry and Dan

The whole crew minus Tony (taking the pic)

(LtoT) Me, Sherry, Dan, Laren, Kevin, Eric, Bill, and Dave

Another whole crew minus me (taking the pic)
(LtoT) Tony, Sherry, Dan, Laren, Kevin, Eric, Bill, and Dave

Never heard this one...up with all the others like "Think, Think, Think" and "Easy Does It" - someone is trying to create a new slogan???? LOL!!!

Dan (T.O.P.) feeding Sherry...kinda scarrrrrrrry...

Magoo hiding behind Dan in the Assembly Hall

Tony and Sherry (just two of my favs!!!!!!!) in the Assembly Hall

A bunch of the gang!

Winter wonderland - sooooo pretty - from our balcony!


And another...

And another....all this snow and I did not have ANY boots!!!!

Leaning down to show the pretty decorations on our balconies...the lights came on at night...soooo pretty!

And finally.....I got a new addition to my family on Sunday....his name is Cat Treat (he is a Crowntail Male Beta) and he is sooooo cute...I am teaching him to meow as I think that will throw the cats off and they will think he is one of them!
Enjoy Monday and have a great week all!!!!!

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