Sunday, July 31, 2011

Picture of the day...

This delicious little artichoke is growing in my raised-bed garden. Can't wait to make a pouch worthy dish featuring it, yum!

Monday, July 25, 2011

A pouch-worthy solution to popcorn, hurray!!!

This weekend I packed in two summer blockbusters: Harry Potter and Captain America.

And before getting to the theater, I had flashbacks of my horrible popcorn incident (two or three posts ago, I believe)....

I had read on another blog some time ago about Gerber Graduates Puffs (flavors like Cherry, Strawberry Banana and Sweet Potato) and decided to pack them in my purse.

And they were fabulous!!!

Nevermind, I'm eating something designed for a toddler, I actually found it perfect for my pouch. A bit of crunch, one gram of sugar for a 1/2 cup, and since they are made for those kiddos new to solids, I found they would dissolve while chewing and wouldn't bother my tiny tummy too much!

As Martha Stewart would say, they are a definite "good thing!"

And, I got to practice my purse smuggling techniques - $5 for a water that costs $1?! Ridiculous!!! Good thing I don't consume soda pop and boxes of movie theater candy... It saved a small fortune, and allowed John and I to see two movies over the weekend.

p.s. Chris Evans is so swoon-worthy, I'm just thrownin' that out there. Ha!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Just me, my smart phone.... And size 10 jeans!

This is my first blog post I'm attempting from my (fairly) new smart phone. Since I'm typing letters in with my right index finger, it reminds me of the old days before I learned how to properly type on a keyboard. Needless to say, its a bit annoying.

I have a feeling that as well as being my debut post via smart phone, it will also be my last!

This weekend was a busy, interesting one that was filled with lots of highs. But before you think that I'm doing all great and peachy, I will admit to the great, vast internet one of my biggest fails: I've purchased and smoked cigarettes.

Yes. I know...... I knnnnooooowwwww. In my defense, in this post-surgery world, I'm having a difficult time dealing with stress, and falling back on some bad habits. Especially since I can't turn to my best friend and habit: food and over-eating it.

Now that we have established that I'm not perfect (ha!), I do want to share the good things that have been going on in my life:

•I'm nearing the big 100 pounds lost! Currently weighing in at 174lbs... Four pounds away!!!

•My shoe size hasn't changed, tho I fit into size 10 jeans. A first for my adult life (see picture below!)

•I had a few other items to share, but honestly with typing this into a smart phone and it going so awkwardly, I forgot my ENTIRE train of thought.

Goodnight for now,  in the meantime... Me and my size 10's.... Yipee!!!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

One of the things I love about summer is...

Big Brother! It starts tonight...Yay!!! To me, its the ultimate in reality television, and in past years I would DVR the episodes and watch them religiously.

And. Then. Talk. About. It. Constantly. With. Co-workers. Constantly.

Can't even tell you why I like it so much, and it has nothing to do with my pouch or this blog. (Although, since they always seem to have houseguests that are uber-young/uber-beautiful/uber-athletic/uber-thin, maybe my skinny future self will fill out an application! This little fact is much to my boyfriends disapproval. Show-mances and flirting seem a prerequisite for BB.)

Yes, I secretly want to be on Big Brother. I'll admit it.

But as I mentioned in a previous post, I don't have cable. Instead I will make weekly pilgrimages to my mom's home in a neighboring city to leech off her cable box and watch the episodes OnDemand.

I love that its only on once a year, always in the summer. Unlike the other reality tv shows (i.e. Real Housewives) that have new spin-offs every five minutes; therefore I never get bored with BB.

And now that I'm daydreaming about being a houseguest on BB... That would be fabulous way to afford any future plastic surgery (ha!) And a way to say goodbye to my batwings, jiggly Jell-O legs and breasts-that-only-look-good-in-a-bra!