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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

It's a Bird....It's a Plane

.....It's Super Bad Blogger. Good Lord has it been that long? Sunny Beaches. Well you all will be pleased to know that I am STILL on the right track!! I know right, previous attempts would have found me eating a Whopper with Cheese, Xtra Pickles, Xtra Mayo around week 5. (I said that like I was a pro huh). Well I am happy to report that I have NOT done that. And just wait to found out how much I have lost total. Are you ready for this? Are you sitting down. 29.4 lbs! I am so close to 30 lbs down I can almost taste it. I know I will make it this following week. I know I could not have made it as far as I have now, without Kathy. It has been so much FUN being on this journey with her. When I have a crappy day, she is there, when I have a great day, she is there. I hope that I inspire her, and carry her on her down days too. That reminds me, I finally did it. I twisted her arm until she joined Curves with me. Yippie! Now we have become freaks. We work out 6 days a week. OMG! Did I just type that, I think I did. Who would have every thought that I would go that far. I really enjoy it. I look forward to it every single day. And I even go on those days when I would rather been ANYWHERE in the world than there. I enjoy chatting with the other ladies and laughing and cutting up. It truly is a Girl Power Half Hour.

This week is close out and we have been doing the 5:30 AM session. Yeah, its official I have lost my ever loving mind. As of today I've only slept 8 of the last 72. And it's only Tuesday. For the love of biscuits!

Thursday David has to go back into the hospital for another procedure. They are going to fill his tummy with air and then go in endoscopiclly (yeah that's what it sounds like) and see what is causing his bleeding. When he spent a week in the hospital a month ago for the same think they never could find the source. It went away until yesterday. I feel so bad for him. He HATES that he is not able to do every day things that he is used too. He tightened the belts on Kayla's car last week and was in pain for 2 days. I think he feels like his man hood is slipping away from him. That has gotta suck.

This year for Thanksgiving we have decided to go 'home' and spend it with our families. We will spent half the day with David's sister and her family, then drop by mom's and see what they are going to be up too. I really missed 'family' last year. I just put in for a couple of day's vacation, I plan on cooking up a storm before we go. I want to make sure there are plenty of healthy choices for me. Anyone know how to make a fried turkey fat free? I need to figure that one out.
Okay I need to go for now. I promise to be keep this up a little better. Now that I figured out how to post from my email it should be a little easier, I can just write and click send, and it just magically shows up here. How cool is that? I still haven't taken and photos, I will try and get some this weekend, I am DYING to see a side by side so far. My work pants are falling off of me. So it's gotta be some what noticeable. I can't personally see it, but David and the kids say they do. (I don't think they really count tho).

In other news Facebook has totally taken over my life. Remember back in the day when I would say oh I don't have time for that? Well I was do freaking right, between the plowing and the cooking and running my own amusement park, I am tapped for time. (if you don't have a clue what I'm talking might be lucky) If you want to add me to your Facebook by all means go ahead.

Oh I almost forgot! Look what David ordered for me. Isn't it beautiful!!! My current set is one that I bought for myself. My original ring was lost in a house fire many moons ago, and I just picked this one up a few years back. But he picked his out all my himself and everything. I can't wait to put it on my finger. It means so much to me that he picked this out. After 18 years I love him more and more every single day.

Quote for the Day:Failure is not important unless it's the last time you try.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Sushi, Pizza, and Toilet Paper

Happy Friday everyone. Hope you're week went by smoothly. Mine was just GREAT! Last Sunday Kayla and I had the pleasure of spending the day with Kathy and her beautiful daughter Liz. We started off the day with a sushi lunch (OMG I love that stuff), after that we went to the movies. We seen that movie All about Steve. It was pretty good, I'm not sure what was more funny, the movie itself, or the lady that was sitting behind us, she was REALLY enjoying the movie. Her laugh reminded me of Nancy. So loud and full of life. Kayla and I cracked up the whole movie. After the movie we headed to Sam's. I have been there once when I was in Indiana getting ready for a camping trip (the BEST vacation I have ever had). Wow the place is HUGE. This was Kayla's first time there and she was FREAKING out over the huge box's of candy and stuff. She would walk down the isle and say OMG I could sell this stuff! She was hooked. I think we are going to get a membership for us. They have so much MORE than food there. And there produce was really pretty and very reasonably priced.

I mentioned last time how I was just TIRED of chicken. Well I went to grab a book off of my book case and noticed that I OWN 4 Weight Watchers cookbooks! Hello new foods, good-bye boredom! One book that I have that I fell in love with is titled 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Cookbook. How much more easy could that get?? Okay the first recipe I tried was a HIT. EVERYONE liked it. Its nice to find something that we ALL can east rather than just making it for me and everyone else looking at me like I have a third eye.

Deep Dish Pizza Casserole

-1lb of ground round (I used the 95/5 ground)
-1 (15oz) Can of Italian style tomato sauce (I used the Italian style tomatoes and one can of paste)
-1 can of Refrigerated pizza crust dough
-1 1/2 cups pre-shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 425
2. Brown meat (I added copped onions, etc and a shake of Tony's)
3. Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray. Press crust into bottom and halfway up sides of pan. Top bottom with meat mixture.
Here I added a layer of Turkey Pepperoni to give it an even pizza-ier taste)
4. Bake uncovered at 425 for 12 minutes. Top with cheese, and bake 5 minutes or until crust is browned and cheese melts. Cook 5 minutes before serving.
Cut into 6 servings. Points per serving 6.5 with the Pepperoni and 6 without.
It was so easy to make. 30 minutes from start to finish.
Kayla even liked it! Score, something I can make that is EASY and good for me too. And something that is NOT chicken. Even freaking better.

It is HomeComing at Morgan City High this week. And you can tell just by driving through the neighborhood. It's a big thing around here to TP houses of your fellow classmates. It's even a tradition believe it or not. Most parents even take part. I had no idea. Well that was until last night. There I was sitting on the couch watching Grey's, and I hear something outside. I run to the front door and swing it open to this.

And a mom at the mailbox saying 'SMILE RACHEL'. I have no clue who it was. So if this mom is reading this, please let me preview the photo before you put it anywhere. I'm sure I was looking at little funky for photos. I'm just saying, you could have warned me I would have posed or something. :) Kayla wasn't home when this happened. She was at the pep rally. When she came home you would have thought the child had won the lottery! She ran in the door screaming, 'I FINALLY GOT GOT! I FINALLY GOT GOT!'. Four years of high school, has brought us to this moment. THIS means you have arrived. So she asked if she could go back out and repay the favor. I'm thinking I may need to pick up some toilet paper before I go home tonight, just a hunch though.

Last night was weight in at Weight Watchers (you thought I forgot huh?). After last weeks .6 gain. (never ever ever eat boiled shrimp the night before weigh in). I was determined to get that off and get myself another 5lb star. I went to Curves Mon-Tue-Wen this week. This is the first time I have went 3 days in a row. And I have to admit I am totally lovin' it. I think my body is too. In other Curves new, Kathy is going to join Curves with me! Yeay!! I am so excited. I know she will love it as much as I do. And it will be nice to have someone that I know there when I am. Just know if we can talk to each other Kathy we are NOT working hard enough :) So I got to WW last night and weighed in *drum roll please* -3.4 Oh yeah! I was sooooooo excited! That brings my total to 20.8!!!!!! I am freaking amazed! I am so extremely proud of myself. This week totally renewed me. I know that I am doing what I should, even when I don't want to. I am NEVER going to give back this 20 lbs! NEVER. I also realized the shirt I wore to WW last night, should never been worn in public again. It's HUGE on me. I don't think I have ever been able to say that something is HUGE on me. It was a great night!

Oh I almost forgot (as I sit hear eating a Fiber One Bar...OMG so good). My sweet friend Kathy brought me the sweetest gift last night. She brought me one of those super cute Go Green bags so I could carry my grocery's back and forth to work in style, and inside was a pack of the 1 point hamburger buns that I have not been able to find ANYWHERE, a pack of yummy looking Egg Rolls (brought them for lunch today) and a couple Fiber One Bars. Thank you so much Kathy! I smiled and thought of you this morning packing my new bag. I totally love it and I can't wait for lunch!

Quote for the Day: If you want what you do not have, you must do what you have not done.