Sunday, December 30, 2007

End of the 2007

Did Laughlan, then Christmas at Chris's. Well back came 8 of those lbs. Also had snacks and gift exchange in the park last night, dinner and gift exchange for employees of Cactus Garden and Desert Paradise a week ago Friday. Tomorrow is New Years Eve and the next day Chris and Autumn come and we head to San Diego for 2 nites, 3 days on Jan 2. An exciting and busy end to 2007 start of 2008.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

2 Weeks & 10 lbs

What more do I need to say.
But a big thanks to Patty and Aaron and family. What arrived in the mail yesterday (1 day early but I could not resist) A Christmas Gift Pack from Harry & David. Pears and Havarti Cheese, yum yum. I ate one pear last night for desert after going to the baked potato feed at the club house and eating only 1/2 potato with ham & cheese and one tiny mouse size nibble of the lemon cake.
Next hurdle leaving for Laughlan next Tues, Wed & Thurs. Plan, plan, plan!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Down 2 lbs this morning. Yeah Yeah Yeah

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Day 12

206.? that is the question for the last 5 days. Seem to have stalled out but look at the bright side still 6 lbs down.
Blood sugar was 115 this morning (Dr would like it from 90 to 130 and it has been running 140's so do see a very positive gain in that!) Walked my 2 miles. Breakfast is an omelet from 2 eggs, 3 slices of turkey bacon, chopped onions, low fat mozzarella cheese and topped with 6 stalks of asparagus. Lunch unkown but we are going to Mexico to make a friend a dental appointment so it will not be Margarita's DARN. Dinner before the Celtic Christmas Concert will be a shrimp salad.
Wish me luck.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Copied from my daughters

1. IF YOU HAVE A REGULAR SCHEDULE, WHAT IS IT? Up between 5am and 7am daily. Work by 8am Monday and Thursdays. Try to walk 2 miles before breakfast Tuesdays, Saturday and Sunday. Water aerobics Wednesday and Friday 9:30am-10:30am. Treasure Play and dinner at Paradise Casino Monday evening with friends.

2. DIETARY RESTRICTIONS (VEGAN/VEGETARIAN/CELIAC ETC): None, other than eating healthy to keep blood sugars in check.

3. FOODS YOU HATE: Garbonza beans (how ever you spell them).



6. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES YOU LIKE: Square Dancing, playing cards, dominos, happy hours and just about any gathering.

7. SOCIAL ACTIVITIES YOU DON'T LIKE: Sports or games when people take them seriously, especially if winning is everything to them. Going to parties where people are trying to impress others to whom they know and/or how much Money, Stuff, etc they have.

1.FREE THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY: Smiles on friends or families face, letters/cards in the mail, hanging out with family and friends, being with my kids/husband, walking hand in hand with Don, watching the ocean waves, snow.

2. CHEAP, SMALL THINGS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY: Fresh flowers, gardenia plants (I kill them soon but love them while they are green), candles, phone calls, emails from friends without forwards .

3. MEDIUM-SIZE THINGS THAT YOU WANT: Gift certificates for pedicures and massages.

4. BIG THINGS THAT YOU WANT: Anew small camera (that I can download to our computer).

5. DO YOU COLLECT ANYTHING: After selling the house and living in a motor home for 3 years I have weeded out most stuff. Still collect sewing stuff (who can have too much material)

6. WHAT SMELLS DO YOU LIKE? Perfumes: Roses, Chantilly.
Smells: Gardenia, Pumpkin Pie, Vanilla, the air after a rain, and the ocean (but not near a cannery!).


8. WHAT COLORS DO YOU LIKE TO WEAR? Red, Yellow, denim.

9. CLOTHING SIZE: X-L but hope to be just L soon.


11. MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS YOU ALREADY HAVE: Savannah do you remember which ones I ordered????? Know Taste of Home.


13. NOT SO GOOD GIFTS: Knick-knacky stuff (no place to sit it in 399 sq ft)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

One Week

It has been a slow past two days. Only lost .2 lb each day but then that makes a total of over 6 lbs. Did walk 2 miles then water aerobics Wednesday. Hope that helps.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Christmas questions....

Christmas questions...

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? Wrapping paper/gift bags. It just depends what fits.

2. Real trees or Artificial? Real tree when we lived in Oregon, artificial in Arizona.

3. When do you put up the tree? Not till after Chris' birthday when she was home (12/11) Right after Thanksgiving now. It sits on the deck here.

4. When do you take the tree down? The day after Christmas.

5. Do you like eggnog? No way.

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Oh that was soooooo long ago. None in particular that I can remember.

7. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes, it's very small and I've had it since our first or second Christmas.

8. Hardest person to buy for? Don

9. Easiest person to buy for? Young grand kids..but none are young now!!! Get lots of hints from their moms.

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Mail.

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? Don't remember a bad gift.

12. Favorite Christmas movie? Don't watch all the Hallmark specials.

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Usually the first part of December.

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? No

15. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Chocolate mountains...they are so hard to find...have to order them from "The Vermont Country Store" and they run $19.95 lb.

16. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Blue, isn't that one of the Christmas colors?

17. Favorite Christmas song? Any, but really love The Statler Brother's "Daddy, Who's birthday is it?"

18. Travel at Christmas or stay home? Always went to my parents till they passed away in 1999. Now it just depends on the year.

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeers? Yes.

20. Angel on the treetop or a star? Many choices they are just 2 of them.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Our own little family of four opens on Christmas morning, and then in the early afternoon we go to the Crittenden and open theirs there!

22. Most annoying thing about this time of year? People who say "bah humbug" if they don't like it keep their mouth shut and let me enjoy it.

23. Favorite Christmas ornament? A paper bird that my grandmother hung on the tree the first time they year my mother was born. It does't hang on my tree tho.

24. Favorite thing for Christmas dinner? Must have pumpkin pie....lots of pumpkin pie.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Day 3

Scales say down 3 lbs (Okay 209) Have not been 100% faithful so feel very good. Had company for dinner and cards last night. Large salad, roast beef (from BBQ) corn....and the wonderful "King's Hawaiian" Hawaiian Sweet Bread that our neighbor Trudy shipped over from her vacation with her son and family in Hawaii. Oh was only going to take a small taste. 2 slices later said Whoa.
Taking Sour Cream raisin and Lemon Meringue Pie (don't care for either one) to pot luck but a large veggie tray.
Had scramble for breakfast so am on my way.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

South Beach Try

Chris is so enthusiastic that I had to give it a try to return to South Beach. Lost some weight 2 years ago when I did it..Until new years eve and never got back on it.
Patty is trying to adjust it to her life style also. Lets see what the "Newburn" women can do. Keep your fingers crossed
Today is breakfast in the club house; juice, scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns and toast. Ate the eggs, tomato juice and sausage so should be okay. Sunday is a pot luck for all 3 host couples and office people. Will have to watch what I eat.