Thursday, 12 January 2012

Fan For Life

I wrote a letter to my favorite cookbook author Lindsay Nixon (The Happy Herbivore) and she wrote me back.  She said "xoxox." and I think that's freakin' cool...

She is also going to feature my other blog on her blog as an "Herbie of the Week."  I'm a fan for life now.  No, it doesn't take much, but she totally delivered.

I took this photo today with my new Samsung ST600 camera.  I've been dying for a camera that makes it easy to take pictures of yourself.  Does that make me vain?  No, I don't think so.  I just really love to capture the moments. :o)

Anyway, I after MUCH adjusting of just about everything from start to finish, I held my first photo session with myself...

I know it will take more practice, but I'm really excited about all the photo op possibilities. LOL  Ok, I'm a little vain.  But, it's a nice change to like how I look in a photo. :o)

The Happy Herbivore is my cooking adventure right now.  It is VERY exciting!!  

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

2 outta 4 ain't bad...

But it ain't good either.

Life with Mr. Pizza:

Quality time with the kids:

How I ate today:
NOT satisfied.

How I exercised today:
NOT satisfied.

Only I have the power. Tomorrow is a new day.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Fire Starter

I made a fire in a fire place (my own) for the first time today. I've built camp fires before, but never in a fire place- usually Mr. Pizza builds our fires in the evening.

But today, he is at work and I am at home freezing my ass off. I refuse to turn the heat on, because we have a fire place and I'm cheap. I texted Mr. Pizza to tell him he needed to come home and make me a fire. I said "just kidding," but we both knew I wasn't.

Anyway, he couldn't be my knight and shining armor on the arson horse this round and gave me a pep talk on my strength and ability to do anything I set my mind to and sent me to YouTube for an education. About an hour later ( after realizing that I had to "open the sliding door to re-pressurize the air in the chimney" (Mr. Pizzas words, not mine) this was my result. And yes, I am very satisfied.

Monday, 2 January 2012

Self Explanitory

I decided today is THE day! After losing 140lbs over 2 years and gaining about 15 back in the last 6 months- I looked in the mirror this morning and did not like what I saw. My clothes are tight and that pesky double chin has been creeping back into my holiday pictures.

I am the ANTI satisfied when it comes to my weight. I don't even know what it would feel like to be satisfied with the number on the scale. I'm always happy to see it go down and I am proud of what I have accomplished in the past two years, but I am not "satisfied.".

So, like I said, today is the day that I have decided to get back on track with seeing my weight go down and my body shape up. The food (not eating so much crappy stuff) is the hardest part for me, I've got terrible cravings especially for sweets! But so far, so good and I decided to reward myself with 30 minutes on the elliptical too.

Now I feel that nice, warm core, muscular, empty feeling. THAT I am satisfied with. :-)

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Craft Time

I mentioned that I'm a Nanny. I LOVE my job. I love everything about it. Seriously. Everything. I have two charges, a 6 year old girl, and a boy who is a few months shy of two.

I could go on and on about all the reasons I love being a Nanny. And, over time I'm sure I probably will. But for right now, I love being a nanny because of the fun crafts.:)

We turned out this "stained glass" window art in about an hour. Such a lovely, unexpected, homemade splash of color to brighten a chilly winter day.