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About that new year’s diet

January 9, 2011

Did you resolve to lose weight? Yeah, me too. Last year I resolved to lose 15 pounds and that lasted about 3 weeks. This year, I have to lose 20.

I bought weight watchers ice cream bars…only 2 points WOO HOO!!! I threatened the people in my house that if they even thought about touching my weight watchers diet ice cream bars, there would be the sound of snapping bones when I broke fingers. Never mind the fact that I never buy ice cream bars when I’m not dieting but, diet ice cream is required for a diet, isn’t it? WELL, isn’t it? LOL

There was a commerical on TV recently that said if I replace breakfast and lunch with a Yoplait Lite, I could lose 5 pounds in 2 weeks. I must go buy this miracle weight loss tool…a whole fridge full. Gosh I hope it’s on sale. Of course, it can’t be any more expensive than the weight watchers ice cream bars, can it?

I work in healthcare, with nurses and one said that the yoplait diet was no better than starving myself. Pfttt, this coming from a 23 y/o skinny minny. As if I’m gonna listen to that drivel. She has yet to diet a day in her life. I’ll just ignore her RN degree…that’ll show her LOL

I also work under a registered dietitian and take dietary classes myself. Here’s what the dietitian told me just before Christmas when we were all sitting around munching on holiday goodies. She said “If you eat that stuff in the presence of a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, the calories don’t even count”. It’s too bad she is only in the facility twice a week. I can’t wait to eat that long.

Back to the drawing board. I hope if you have weight loss goals, they are going well. For me, it will be a miracle if I get back down to 120 pounds.

Until next time…


Christmas Clearance Items – Hard to Resist!

January 5, 2011

Christmas Clearance Items

I love Christmas clearance items. I got some really nice things this year and it will make my dinner table so nice next year.

Out here in rural Iowa, all we have is a Wal Mart and we were lucky to get that just 2 1/2 years ago. Before that, we had to drive 30 miles in any direction get to one.

Among all the other stuff I got, the plate chargers were only $1.25 per box of 4. Normally, these things run $9 I think? Maybe more.

There was also some nice red and green and gold table cloths from Better Homes and Gardens for $2.25. I got the red and the green and then got the matching napkins for 50 cents per package of 2.

All of this is going to look really nice with my plates I got on sale at Fred’s years ago when living in Alabama. I also have some “gold” flatware I got on clearance from Brylane Home years ago too so all of this together is going make for a really pretty table setting for next year’s Christmas dinner.

I really wanted to get all kinds of stuff but I don’t need it, not that THAT has stopped me in the past but I didn’t go overboard although I did get lots of stuff. You can’t hardly resist 75% off. That’s yard sale prices in may cases!

What about you? Do you get Christmas clearance items? What did you get?

Until next time…t

Here’s to a Great 2011

December 30, 2010

Another year has come and gone.  The holidays are winding down and it is time to look forward to the new year coming.  Welcome to my blog.  I hope you will participate and enjoy the content I am planning.

Happy New Year!