Friday, September 13, 2013

End of Week Update

It doesn't seem like I accomplished much this week.  I was so excited about my weight loss last week, so  I searched for more Weight Watchers recipes to try.  My family is being very supportive, and Rod is even eating pretty much what I do. Since fall is in the air here in Pennsylvania, I'm planning on roasting a turkey breast this weekend, and I have a craving for pumpkin pie.  But pumpkin pie is 11 points - and that's a lot.  I found a Weight Watchers recipe that uses phyllo dough instead of pie crust, and it's only 4 points. So I will be having pumpkin pie this weekend.  I offered to make Rod one with pie crust, and he kindly said no.  He will eat the WW pie.  Then to use some of the apples we got from CSA and a few pears from Pam and Pat's tree, I found a recipe for fruit turnovers (also WW) and it also uses phyllo.  So two WW friendly desserts, and I'm a happy camper.

I bought a new book for my Kindle, The Shift by Tory Johnson.  Tory is a contributor on Good Morning, America and has recently lost a great deal of weight.  The book was great, and I couldn't put it down.  I finished it the same day I bought it.  In the book she writes that you have to "shift" your focus if you are truly serious about weight loss.  For her, there was no surgery or special diet plans - just a change in her eating habits.  She offered a lot of tips, and I've taken a few to heart.  She wrote in the book that you don't give an alcoholic a drink to celebrate being sober, so why would you eat a special treat to celebrate weight loss.  That made a lot of  sense to me, and to celebrate my loss I bought an immersion blender.  It was one of 1/2 off deals on GMA this morning. I am going to try my hand at crock pot refried beans (without the frying) and the blender will be great for them and for soups.  And it's something I've always wanted. (well maybe not always.)

I have worked on the new purses, and will have 6 of the 12 finished by end of day.  The new fabric for the infinity scarves arrived on Wednesday, so hopefully I can get them started this weekend.  And I may try my hand at some fabric lunch bags.  Mary thinks they would make great teacher gifts, along with the infinity scarves.

I've had a really great time with Jake this week, and I am so grateful to be a stay-at-home Grammy.  Izzy comes here after school, and so I get to see her most days.  And, we have 90 days until Disney.  Hope you have a great weekend.

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