Monday, September 28, 2009

Weekend Recap

I started out my weekend by watching a little of this on QVC Friday night....
and making some of these for a baby shower....


On Saturday we went to Sioux Falls to do some shopping. All we bought was 4 pieces of scrapbook paper. Pretty exciting huh? We ate at the Olive Garden for lunch...so good! We spent part of the day at my sister-in-law's place. We had an awesome supper there and some really good cake too!
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On Sunday I started working on a craft project (sorry about the sideways pic)....

and we did some fall cleaning. Five bags worth of stuff to donate to Goodwill!

We had planned to pick pumpkins in the afternoon but it was just too windy. We stayed home instead and watched The Soloist. I made some really good chicken & dumplings soup for supper. You can find the recipe here, it's a lower calorie version.
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I've kind of been avoiding posting about this but I'm finally at a point where I'm proud of my progress so......
My friend Nicolle and I became weight loss buddies a month ago. We've been emailing each other back and forth to share tips, recipes, and encouragement. It's really helped having someone to talk to! I've lost 11.2 pounds since we started 4 weeks ago, and have lost exactly 20 pounds since July. I might lose a little faster if I didn't eat at places like Olive Garden, but I've been taking every Saturday (or Sunday, or both) off. It's helped me from feeling deprived and keeps me going. :o)

5 comments:

Frizzy said...

SO proud of you for your weight loss! Way to go! I am green with envy. That dumpling recipe looks KILLER. Sounds like a really nice weekend.

Joanna said...

That is awesome about the weightloss! Congrats. My niece and I get on weightloss kicks and email back and forth, it's wonderful encouragement!

I too watched some of that QVC! Those chicken and dumplings look so yummy!

Nicolle said...

I love watching the Christmas stuff on QVC. Don't you feel so good getting rid of stuff. It gives me some kind of natural high. I know, weird! I am definitely going to make your chicken and dumplings. My dad used to make the best, but he's gone now, and I have not ever tried his recipe. I LOVE the decor you made for that shower. I hope you take pics. I'd love to see them all. :)

Katie said...

Whoooooo hooooo! Good for you with the weight loss! I'm sure having a buddy makes it easier!

Tonya said...

Hadn't checked your blog for a while - CONGRATS on your weight loss - and I love the other stuff, too. I might have to see about making that soup GFCF - it looks YUMMY in the pic!!!