Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stormy Weather

My dear readers from other parts of the country often laugh at what we call "weather," but since I'm a San Diegan, my description is a little different. Today we had "weather" and I completely missed it. I even heard that we had raindrops falling from the sky!

When I walked out of church I could feel the heavy moisture in the air. I could smell wet pavement. I looked around and I saw a few wet spots. Hey, no fair! It rained and I missed it. Rumor has it that there was a huge downpour. That'll teach me to go to class. I think I should've ditched with all the other people that witnessed the "event."

But all is not lost. Joshua had a fireside to attend tonight so I decided to go for a walk at the nearby lake instead of driving back and forth all night. It was windy and stormy so I got my little weather "fix."

Monday, August 20, 2007


As promised, I really did find my stamp table and actually stamp something. Of course you may notice that I did not say I cleaned my stamp table. I keep hoping that the unbearable heat around here will dissipate and leave me with energy and time to clean. Ha!

So here is the card I created for our Stamp of the Month swap. All products featured are Close To My Heart and the stamp set is the September SOTM.

Today was the first day of school for Josh and for me! Yep, that's right. I'm back in school. I'm testing the waters with an online accounting course. Online means I don't have to be somewhere at a specific time and accounting should mean that it's somewhat easy for me. It looks do-able so far.

And since it was back to school day, it means it was also back to walking! Woo Hoo! I have a new walking partner this year and we definately picked up the pace a bit. I loved my walk and felt awesome when it was done.....of course I've been popping the ibuprofen and icing my foot ever since, but hey it was fun at the time! (I have plantar fasciitis. I've had it before and it eventually went away...but I'm not a patient person and I don't want to "rest." I'm hoping ice, ibuprofen and stretches will do the trick.)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Surprise, Surprise!

Still no stamping, scrapbooking, knitting or any crafting to report. We have had something to do every night this week, but tonight's the night. Tonight I will be stamping. I have to. I have a class tomorrow and I'm pretty sure they'll be expecting me to have something to share.

But just because I have not been crafting, does not mean I have nothing to share. I lost 1.6 lbs. Woo Hoo!! When I jumped on the ww scale, I thought I'd either hold steady or show a little gain. I hoped I'd lose 4 ounces (to get my next 5 lb star! It's all about the stars you know.) I think the lady weighing me in had fun surprising me.... because I was seriously shocked! I guess drinking all that water the last few days really did work!
So since I have no stamping to share, here's some weightloss stuff instead.... (I know, I know, you'd rather see stamping!)

Western Bagel's Alternative Onion Bagel - One point of bagel goodness!

Costco Eggs/Egg Beaters - Yummy protein in the morning. I add whatever I have in the house to give them a bit of flavor (mushrooms, red pepper, salt-free spicy seasoning, feta cheese, jalapenos)

Boca Burgers - Yum, yum, yum... I sprinkle some of the spicy seasoning on them and enjoy!

Use two pieces of whole wheat bread, some liquid eggs and a boca burger and you have 5-6 points of a super filling breakfast!!!

Pickles - Yummy dill pickles are the perfect snack!

Frozen Non-Fat Yogurt - Tastes yummy and I don't have to drink milk!

And... I personally have to stay away from all those 100 calorie snacks. Yes, the are good. Yes, they are yummy... but they are still empty calories for me. They don't fill me up. They make me want more junk.

I'd love to hear some of your favorite low-cal ww friendly snacks!

Monday, August 13, 2007

I'm Back....

Sorry for the long blogging break. We had a little family emergency that kind of sidetracked me and then I went away to girls camp. But I'm back. I've done my laundry. Took a couple of naps and I'm slowly putting my house back in order. Hopefully I'll be stamping and crafting by the end of the week.

Girls camp was amazing! We had a wonderful time. I had so much fun with all of our girls. It's amazing to take girls ages 12-18 with completely different personalities and interests and thow them together for 5 days/nights. You learn how to get along, find common interests and you stretch yourselves farther than you thought possible.

I am so incredibly proud of all of our girls. Each one of them made great progress throughout the week.

But now I'm home and I'm trying to adjust to....

Gaining four pounds while I was gone! What the heck? It doesn't seem physically possible. I did not pig out. I walked up and down the hill so many times that my quad's were sore for the first few days. Dear sweet hubby is positive that it's water weight and it will disappear soon. I hope he's right. I'm feeling a bit skeptical though. I dropped two pounds right away... the other two appear to be hanging on. Soooo not fair!!!!

The heat! It was gorgeous and sunny and comfortable in the mountains. It's hot and muggy here. Makes it hard to get back into working out at home. It's also hard to find time to work out when hubby is here. I just want to play and hang out at home with him. School and seminary start next week, so I'll be back on track with my walking 5 days a week. I guess I can slack off a little this week.