Monday, February 9

It's okay to lose sometimes.......

especially if it's extra pounds. Sharon over at RedGeraniumCottage recently challenged fellow bloggers to join her as she loses a few pounds. I signed up to join her. I was supposed to post on Mondays. I didn't. I'm like Gabby on Desperate Housewives........signed up but didn't stay committed. I wasn't losing so I had no reason to post either. But Sharon gave us all "what for" on her blog tonight because she went around to check up on us. Oh, dear..........So I popped over to her blog and left her a message ....... "I'm here. Yes, I know I didn't post. I forgot I was supposed to post. The dog ate my keyboard. No I ate the keyboard cause I thought it was chocolate!! To be honest, I hadn't posted because I hadn't lost. I will go and post right now. I wouldn't want to get in trouble with General Geranium. I have found that I am so busy with my blog, my BOM and my Yahoo group that I forget about raiding the kitchen cupboards. This is good!!" And that's the truth, I find I am so busy these days that I don't snack nearly so much. I didn't say I'm not snacking at all. Those cookies I made for TeaAndStitches this past week were sort of good for you because I cut the sugar in half. They were also hard as a rock so could really only be eaten if dunked in tea or coffee. And it's Valentines Day soon and I can't pass a Hershey's Kiss without having one, oops, two......... but, I cut out the colas, upped the carrots and apples, nixed the potato chips, and made my grilled cheese with one of those "good for you butter substitutes". It didn't brown up like the one I cooked for my husband which was made with real butter, but it tasted just fine. And bottom line, I can report this week that I have lost three pounds. Took me three weeks to do it but it's gone. I will be good this week so that I can enjoy Saturday night's dinner at Arlington Haus. There will be no thought of dieting that night. :-)
Okay, Sharon, did I do my homework well enough to keep my place on your list?
Back to working on Valentines.
Sandi

8 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Ok I think you passed the test. Your still in!!! Now get busy on my Valentine gift. You are making me one arent you??? I'm not the GENERAL for nothing you know!!! lolol!!!!! Oh and do NOT be blaming the poor dog!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Congrats on the weight lose Sandi!

Pat said...

Good for you, Sandi!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Any loss is a good loss! Congratulations...and blessings, marlene

Jenessa said...

i'm glad you're back with us! butter substitutes are hard. for my son's grilled cheese i still use my nature's balance light (vegan and no hydrogenated oils - make sure what you're using has none also! blue bonnet light as well as a few other brands have none). i've learned to get the lovely color i turn the burner all the way up to 6, it's golden by the time the cheese melts on both sides.

xashee's corner said...

You are doing GREAT! baby steps and one day at a time! Keep up the TERIFFIC work! :D

Needled Mom said...

I LOVED all the excuses!!!!! Congratulations on the loss. It is much easier when you have someone to nag you, isn't it?

Jacquelynne said...

3 lbs gone - WOOHOO!! Good for you! I know how hard it is. My husband knows not to get me any chocolate for Valentine's Day this year- if it's not in the house, I can't eat it!

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