Friday, December 9, 2011

Cranberry Cobbler

Here it is, in all its beauty. And it tastes good, too.

Cranberries Rule!

Anyone who knows me, knows that I hoard cranberries at this time of year.
Everytime I shop for groceries, I pickup two bags of cranberries to store in the freezer.
This month I've made two batches of cranberry scones, two cranberry walnut cobblers and about eight half-pint jars of cranberry ketchup. I gave all but two jars away. Later I'll make cranberry bran muffins and who knows what else? So you see, cranberries rule!

I was going to display a picture of the cobbler but alas I haven't figured how to upload it from my ipad2!!!!! $&@$&&@@@!!!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

The ABC's of Me

I saw this on a blog I read so I thought I'd give it a whirl. For my one follower, maybe you'll learn something else about me.

Age: 61
Bed Size: Queen
Chore you hate: spring cleaning
Dogs:  Love them; maybe I'll get one when I retire
Essential start to your day: a good night's sleep
Favorite color: currently sage green
Gold or silver?: silver
Height: 5 foot, 10 inches
Instruments you play: piano, HAH!
Job title: Bond accountant
Kids: 1 grown
Live: in a house in Lexington
Mom's name: Bessie
Nicknames: Wilt the Stilt (from my childhood days, because I am tall); Camel and Wide-track Pontiac (from college days because of my figure)
Overnight hospital stays:  three (one for childbirth)
Pet peeve: Whining
Quote from a movie: "Something vexes thee?" From Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves
Right- or left-handed: Right
Siblings: Two, alas, only one living
Time you wake up: varies; I sleep like an old person - I wake up a couple of times but then go back to sleep
Underwear: Old lady type
Vegetables you dislike: Only boiled okra
What makes you run late?: Nothing, unless I oversleep
X-rays you've had: Lots, mainly for my knees
Yummy food you make: Strawberry shortcakes with home-made whipped cream
Zoo - favorite animal: penguins

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Hey, Am I Still Here?

Yeah, I know it's been awhile. I have a lot of excuses. Shall I list them?

1. I moved my laptop from my dining table in the greatroom to a desk in my office, "where a computer belongs." Trouble is...out of sight, out of mind. I don't blog, check my e-mail or follow my friends on Facebook. I am totally behind in what's happening.

2. I have absolutely nothing to say. Hard to believe? It's true. Most of the time I'm quiet. But if you kick my bucket, I'll talk your ears off. Now why can't I just pretend you've kicked my bucket every day? Alas.

3. I got distracted by the holidays and a visit from my daughter. We took a trip to Cincinnati one Saturday; got in IKEA but Trader Joe's was closed.

As far as weight loss goes, I kinda stalled. No excuses there, really. The Weight Watcher plan changed a little and I am still trying to discipline myself to do what's necessary to stick to the plan. My knees have been a little achy for a few months now which puts a damper on most exercise. But don't worry. I will win.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Is Only One Day

Remembering that holidays last for only one day is one of the things to remember when trying to lose weight. I love turkey and if I had cooked one, eating it would have gone on for days. Gone are the days of turkey sandwiches until there is nothing but bones left on Tom's carcass. My sister cooked the bird this year and it was quite moist. Fortunately, she fixed stuffing balls instead of stuffing the turkey so I only ate a tiny bit of stuffing. (I prefer stuffing from the bird.) I ate a little of my favorites - green bean casserole, greens, creamed peas and onions, mashed potato casserole, sweet potatoes and cranberry salad mold. I ate no rolls and only about a tablespoon of gravy. My plate was very modest compared to the heaping plates of the relatives. Later, I ate a tiny sliver of chess and pecan pies. No seconds and no "take-out." And glory, halleleujah, I lost 0.2 pounds last week.
Weight-watchers is launching some changes this week so I'm excited to hear about them. The little bit I was able to glean on-line sounds like what I'm already doing - eating a ton of vegetables and fruit. The counting game and points plan have changed, though, so stay tuned for more information.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Slowest Loser Update

Yayyyy! I lost again this week, 1.2 lbs. I've lost a total of 16.8 pounds now. Lately, after reading "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, I've been eating fruit and vegetables, mostly. I veered off last weekend when I took a friend out to lunch after church. I let her choose the restaurant and she chose Red Lobster. If I didn't order fish, I wasn't going to get anything to eat. I definitely would have lost a little more if it hadn't been for the scallops and the few shrimp passed to me by my friend's son who had ordered endless shrimp.

This week I've got the challenge of getting through Thanksgiving dinner especially since all I've been thinking about is dressing. I love that stuff. Pray for me!! I know I won't be able to resist.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Weight-loss Update

I keep forgetting to tell you. I lost 0.8 lbs. last week even though I was not on my best behavior. The week before that I lost only 0.2 even though I followed the diet to the letter. Go figure! So thus far, this slowest loser has lost 14.6 lbs. I am reading, "Eat to Live", by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, so I expect I will be making some more dietary changes - ones geared toward disease-prevention and weight loss.