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Remember those 2.5 holiday pounds I mentioned?

They’re gone, dudes!


Quinoa Chicken Salad

Since I’m not doing my sparkpeople blog anymore (just too many places to keep up a blog, a person only needs one, right?), thought I’d post a recipe.

Quinoa isn’t super popular yet, but I’m noticing it being mentioned more & more. I thought that someone would like this as a way to try it out.

I came up with this recipe when I had some leftover quinoa. This is one of my usual salads, but just swapped out the raw spinach with the quinoa. It’s REALLY good and fills you up.

Quinoa Chicken Salad Recipe


Just realized

that today marks one year since I started losing weight! And to top it off, I lost 52 pounds over that year (am counting my holiday gain in there, had lost 54). So that averages a pound a week. Pretty cool!

Given that track record, I’m hoping that I will be pretty close to goal (35 more pounds) just in time for our anniversary party this November. I’m sure that I will at least be within 5-10 pounds of it by then. That is REALLY exciting for me, to think that I could be hitting goal this year. 😀

BTW, I won’t be using my Sparkpeople blog for my weight updates, am just going to blog all in once place to keep it simple. Obviously that place will be here.


I’m officially the world’s lightest sleeper

A few days ago I got new ID tags for the pets. Went to bed that night & heard a sound that literally made me sit up in a mild freakout, because I couldn’t figure out what it was.

The sound was the dog walking around in our room. The new sound of her plastic tag totally startled me out of my sleep. A tiny little sound that was just mildly different from what I’m accustomed to at night woke me up, wow.

Not to mention that I have to sleep with the TV on to drown out other noises (crazy, I know, but my ears ring unmercifully in total silence). So my goofy brain could even pick out the teensy clicking sound with that going on.

That is whack.


blog address change

my blog address has changed to & after a day or so, you can also use to access it.

as you can see, i moved it, again.  but this will be permanent, will keep the blog attached to no matter where it lives!


Don’t be so difficult

Yesterday, Costco. He sees a large-ish Santa figure decoration thing.  Touches the beard, cocks his head and says, “This is a difficult Santa, but he has a wonderful shirt.”  Older guy pushing a cart that overhears it stops & bows his head in a chuckle.  I seriously love it when he puts a smile on a stranger’s face, it’s the best. 🙂

He’s also been writing Scott notes about me, chronicling my day.  I’m going to have to watch my step, thanks to the little snitch.  So far they’ve been benign things like “Mom is sick.”  But who knows when he’s going to let the cat out of the bag about the bodies I buried in the back yard.

Emma is in Branson (w/ Kim & Cody), and she spent her vacation money on getting wax statues of her hands & feet.  I can think of thousands of no uses for these things!



Ya got me there, kid

So, Reid has this addiction to Lunchables.  You know, the meat/cheese/cracker deals.  We pretty much have them in the house all the time, and he would eat them for every meal.

As usual, he asked for one not too long after school.  I explained that I didn’t want him to have one for a snack.  He begged & said that it would be his dinner.  I got tired of arguing about it so I agreed, figuring that we could just trade times for dinner & snack and he could have a bowl of cereal or whatever later in the evening.  Anyway, I digress.

He eats the Lunchable, is happy, etc.  About an hour later he says, “Mom, I noticed that there is the word ‘lunch’ in ‘Lunchables.’  Thinking he was just taking notice of the words, he’s constantly trying to read & write words, and that is where I thought he was going with it.

Then he goes on to say, “Well, that means they are for lunch.  If they were for dinner, they would be called ‘Dinnerables.’  So that means it can’t be for dinner and I have to eat the dinner you cook.”

Crazy thing is that he totally could eat two dinners.  He is an eating MACHINE.