Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pizza Crust - Carb Free

I haven't ate any carbs or sugar since July 4.  I have only missed a couple items.  One of them is popcorn, but I haven't found another alternative.  Another one is pizza.  I found a recipe for a carb free pizza crust.  I made a pizza with this recipe for Art & I the other night.  We both really liked it.  Lots of flavor and hit the spot!

Deep Dish Pizza Crust

4 oz cream cheese
2 eggs
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese grated
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder
8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese

In medium bowl whisk cream cheese until smooth.  Whisk in eggs until creamy.  Add parm cheese & seasons.  Stir in 8oz mozzarella until completely moistened.  Spread mixture evenly in a 9x13 baking dish lined with parchment paper.  Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.  Once crust is cooked then add sauce and toppings. Bake again until cheese melts on the top of the pizza.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Foodterest on Pinterest

I found these DELISH food items on Pinterest and I want to try these.  These will be on the future menu.

Friday, July 29, 2011

We've Got WORMS!

Here is Art sorting through his worms & harvesting the dirt.  This is one of the NASTIEST jobs!  I won't go in the garage because the smell is so horrific!  It is amazing to see plants grow from the worm dirt. The plants that have dirt from the worm bins are double the size of the others & are producing more veggies.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Craft Room Organized!

My craft room has been a NIGHTMARE!!!  It looks like a 7.5 earthquake shook the room apart!  I keep the door shut! I only go in there to find something I desperately need or to iron.  It causes me stress just thinking about it.  On Sunday I had some free time & energy so I decided to tackle the room head first!

First thing I did was take pictures of the chaos like any good blogger!

Then I emptied the entire room out. I wiped everything down, swept & mopped the floors.  Then I stood back & tried to figure out where I wanted to put everything.

I took off this light switch plate and tried to wash it.  No such luck!  Well there is NOTHING a can of spray paint can't fix! I took the bugger outside & got busy!

WA-LA!!!!  Doesn't that look a TON better!

Here is the room put back together!  I really want to paint this room, but I am not sure what color.  I am thinking of putting of board & batten and painting the top a green color.  That is a project for this Fall/Winter.

I hung up some decorations!  I hung the thread holder in the center of the wall, next to it is a sewing machine iron cut out and on the other side I hung a shelf.  I hung the shelf with nails & it started to fall off the wall.  I had Art hang it up screws & it stayed!  I put a little metal basket & a picture frame.  I need to put something in the wire basket.

Here is the other side of the room.

I made this thread holder last year.

Christmas 2009 we took old fashion pictures. I love this picture of us! 

There you have it!!!! My organized craft room! I just love the fact it is so organized & I can find everything! I have been going in there every single day AND I keep the door open now.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Are you the right size?

Are you wearing the correct size bra????

When is the last time you were measured for the correct bra fitting?  Most women do not wear the correct sized bra.  Back in the day when I worked at Lane Bryant I had to learn how to measure women for the correct size.  The majority of the women I measured all had on the incorrect size bra. 

In the past week I knew I wasn't wearing the correct size with my weight loss.  I decided to measure myself to see what size I actually am now.  I had Art help make sure the tape measure was even while I measured.  Wearing the incorrect size bra is not only uncomfortable, but it looks a million times better.   

Monday, July 25, 2011

It's that time of the year!

My MIL & I spend every Summer bonding over our favorite reality tv show Big Brother.
We usually talk on the phone 3-4 times a week to just discuss the show.
Did you see blah blah blah?
Can you believe so & so did that? Or said that?
What is wrong with them?
What was the worst decision they could have made!!!
UGH my favorite is gone!
That's it I'm never watching that show again!!! - the next time its on we are watching! The show is like a train wreck! You just can't stop watching the nonsense!

Below is my favorite picture from Big Brother Season 8 - Eric in a suitcase. LOL

Nothing tastes as good as seeing the scale go down!

My motto during the past 21 days has been - Nothing tastes as good as seeing the scale go down!
I must have said that to myself 10 times a day during difficult hungry days.  Today is day #21 that I have stuck to the HCG diet! No cheat days, stuck to the protocol and as of Sunday morning I am down 20.2 pounds.  I have lost 31.1 pounds since April 25.  Let me just brag on myself that 30 pounds in 3 months is AMAZING!

This past week has been the most difficult week along with the lowest weight loss for the week.  I hung in there and made it to 20 pounds!!!!  My goal was to lose 15-20 pound during the 21 days.  Once I got started I decided I wanted to lose 24.4 pounds to make it into another weight range.  I got a little hard on myself when I only was losing .1, .2 or .5 pounds instead of a pound a day.  I had to take a step back on Sunday & look at the whole picture.  Not only did I lose a pound a day on average, but I also gained amazing will power! 

I am a strong willed person when I want something...I do whatever it takes to get what I want.  I haven't had will power when it comes to my weight for years until 2011.  I had to deal with a BBQ & potlucks at work, Art making yummy food and Amber eating DOTS (my favorite).  I knew though those things smelled good, but they wouldn't taste good. They also weren't worth seeing the scale go up or not losing weight.  I have grabbed will power by the horns & held on! 

I had to go bra shopping this week.....I almost had a panic attack during the measurement.  I haven't seen this size in probably 10 yrs. Now why is it when I wore a large size bra they always had the small ones on that I am in the smaller size only the big sizes are clearance??? 

I will be starting round 2 of the HCG September 1.  My goal by December 31 is to lose an additional 40 pounds.  I know I can do this & be successful at making sure the weight stays gone! 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Rub a Dub Dub One Dog in the Tub

Art gave Sammy his first bath recently.  Sammy was not too thrilled that it was bath day!  I still had the duty of blow drying him.  He always look like a drowned rat when he is wet. lol

Today one year ago we adopted our little Sammy.  He has brought us so much joy in the past year!  I never thought I could love a little doggie as much as I love this little guy.  Next week we will be celebrating his 1 year as a Post!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Saturday Pinterest

Did you know there are only 154 shopping until Christmas!  Here are some adorable Christmas ideas I found. How cute is the snowman punch bowl?  That would be so easy to make!