Sunday, January 23, 2011


I really don't know what's wrong with me. I'm not sure if it's that I have nothing to write about or that I just am being a lazy bum about writing.
Our "diet" is going well. I weighed yesterday and had lost 4 pounds. I figure that's amazing since I started on Monday. I realize it's mostly water weight and it's easy to drop more pounds in the first week, but I'm thrilled just the same.
Yesterday was our "cheat" day. I had decided not to go crazy because I wanted to keep my momentum. I did well with that until the homemade bread came out of the oven. Seriously, I had only one piece. I had a mini bag of chips during the day and then we went out for smoked gouda cheese fries, wings and egg rolls. If that wasn't enough, we had movie night at home last night and I had a TON of popcorn. Needless to say, I was bloated and a mess this morning. I seriously felt like I was experiencing a carb hangover. I have felt a little yucky all day.
BUT we were back on track today. After church we hit the diner and I had a veggie omelet and told them to hold the toast. :::sigh::: the sacrifices I make. Since that was kind of a brunch, I didn't eat again until tonight. I made burgers and had mine without the bread and with lots of veggies. I feel good about this. We'll see how long I can hang.
I have decided to look into some serious skin care. By serious, I mean paying someone. I have booked a "rock of ages" facial for tomorrow including a little dermabrasion. I'm really hoping for a miracle here. I'm starting to get lines around my lips and I absolutely hate it. I'm obsessed with them. Then there are the lines on my forehead. I will probably break down and beg Nick for some injections. I'm not above a little botox help if I can get it. I guess I'm pretty vain.
I will leave you with some photos I took recently. I'm failing miserably with the Project 365 I swore I would keep up with. Honestly, I've hardly left the house and even I am tired of the snow photos at this point.
We woke up to this on Friday morning. Another snow day. We are supposed to get another storm on Wednesday. Oy.

This was looking out my bedroom window upstairs today. It was 20 degrees with a wind chill of around 5. Yes, they are sailing. Unfortunately, with winds like that, you get this....

Yes, it turned over. Yes, that dot beside the boat is a person trying to put it right. Poor sap.

He/she flipped it over three times before getting it upright. I almost felt sorry for this person, but not quite. It's January!

This cardinal likes to hang out in our backyard near the bird feeder. I love to see his vibrant red against the white snow. Just beautiful.


Anonymous said...

YAY! for losing 4 pounds!

Loopy said...

Four pounds is something to be proud of! Let me know how the facial goes. I haven't had one in a long time and I've never done dermabrasion. I love anything at the spa. Enjoy!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I cannot imagine why someone would want to go near the water in January!!! Yikes!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

Good for you on sticking to your diet. I've completely fallen off the wagon.

I'm with you on not knowing what to write about. Hopefully it's just a post-holiday slump, right?

Michelle said...

Miss Paula you have inspired me to start eating better. i stocked our fridge with fruits & veggies today. i'm behind on project 365 as well, it seems i led a very boring life during the cold months. how many puppy photos can i post. *lol* stay warm.