Saturday, January 31, 2009

We've Moved


First off you will see a Nike Training Widget on the sidebar of my blog. If you are into getting fit check out Nike Women to Join in on The Nike Training Club. IF you have an iPhone you can add an iPhone App to your iPhone to use but,It DOESN'T work with the iPod Touch!! Which STINKS NIKE!!! You can even set up your own program as well as add buddies so if you join PLEASE add me at

Yep we are almost finished with this move FINALLY!! I'm so so glad too. How many people do you know actually likes to move? Not me. We have our bed to move,some clothes,TV,Very few dishes,and some toys of Leah's. We should have everything finished Up by at least Tuesday. I'm going Monday to have all of Our Utilities turned on. Which is costing close to $1,000 to have turned on. I'm so excited to get this move over with. We've been having to live with Family for almost a year now since my husbands car Accident. I SO GLAD to finally have my own place and be comfortable and do whatever I choose to do. I'm hoping we can afford to get my internet connection. I have to have my internet I'm too

We filed our Taxes last night and let's just say I'm not happy about it at all! But,I guess I should look at it this way: It could have been less or we couldn't of gotten anything at all. We are getting back $3,888 and some odd change. I'm hoping with all the things we need to do I can do some Sweet Talking to the Hubbs and He'll buy me a Wii-Fit. Our Anniversary is in a few weeks actually 20 days from Today. We will be married for 5 years boy it doesn't seem like it? Where has the time gone?

I've not weighed myself for a week now. I need to find my scale to Turn in my BLBE weight into Lynn before I get moved cause there is NO Telling when I will get my internet turned on. I know they can be pretty slow about coming out to turn phone,internet,etc on so thought I would turn everything into Lynn to be safe.

I've been sick again for a few days now. I was hurting so bad last night that I couldn't even swallow a drink. Thats pretty bad. It felt like my throat was swelling up and my ears hurt so badly that I couldn't stand any noise. I know I might have to go to the doctor. Something is up that I keep getting this? I've had this at least 5 times since October. I've NEVER been this sick in my life. Maybe my immune system is down Maybe its cause I'm not eating healthy I know that has alot to do with it. Eating right & exercise has alot of Health benefits we take for granted. I guess buying a new treadmill will have to be put on hold for awhile. MAYBE once I actually start drawing an unemployment check I can buy one. I got laid off where I work and found out I won't be able to get one for awhile. About 5 years ago I was laid off and I had drawed $800 over the amount I was suppose to get and I just found out about it the other day!! UGH so till that's paid off they are taking my checks Its a good thing I have a hubby that works. So,it will be about a a month and a half before I can start drawing. Isn't that the pitts? I guess I should be happy that I'm getting anything at all.

So Goodbye to all of you till we get moved! I hope to see you again soon

If you want to get in touch with me you can always get in touch with me through my email I always have my iPod Touch and can Check my emails daily.
Monday, January 26, 2009

A Food Scale Giveaway

Check out the scale giveaway on Roni’s Weight Loss Blog! I can win an Affordable Food Scale from Eat Smart and so can you! Click here for contest details!

ohh this is what i need. Even if I didn't win I really need to get me one of these to help me stay on track. is there anyone else that uses a food scale too? What IYO is the best food scale out there. I don't want something cheap cause I truly believe you get what you pay for

My Day and a Giveaway

My day started around 5am. I think I slept more when I was actually work than I do now that I'm laid off. Marty went back to work in September and it seems like leah is doing exactly what she used to do before his car accident. She'd get up before he went into work I guess to see him
I had to post office to keep all of my mail from where i live now and The new address cause,I am suppose to get on unemployment but have yet to see a check. Its been almost a month since I signed up and haven't got a check yet. ugh! I know they won't forward it to my new address and I'm afraid its going to be sent back and I won't get one at all :-( hopefully eventually it will get all straightened out.
DH wanted to drive my Jeep so he was going to leave his pick up truck with me but,what does he do yep,you guess it. He took not only my jeep keys but his keys as well. had planned on getting some more stuff moved today but,nope can't do it today. ugh! So irritating. I didn't even have the house keys. oh well,maybe tomorrow. is giving away a cute little personlized stationary set. So Cute!! Bloggy Giveaways is happening this week so check out the site to enter TONS of giveaways. There is over 700 and counting! So awesome and there are a few that I've noticed that's open to other countries as well so all my Canada Peeps can hit up those contests.

A Box Of Chocolate Giveaway

Mel over A Box Of Chocolates is giving away a 3 month subscription to Weight Watchers. I'm pretty certain that you can do it online or go to the regular meetings. Weight Watchers has helped me in the past so,maybe this is what I need. I would love to win. During these hard times and me being laid off at the time Its hard to be able to afford a Weight Watchers Membership so,Would love to win this. I've won 3 things in the last couple months so maybe I'll win {Crosses her Fingers}
Saturday, January 24, 2009

Radom Facts Tag

Melissa From My Little World Tagged me so Thought I would Finally get around to Posting this. Sorry Its taken me awhile I have a few others I need to do its just been crazy the last few weeks. We are moving and we are trying to get everything packed and situated so we can get moved in the next week. Have I told you how excited I am!

I'm Suppose to list 7 Random things about myself and its gonna be hard. So this post will take a bit to post. I know some of you may not know much about me so Maybe I can Post something soon so you can get to know me better but here is some randomness for ya!

1. Boo Bear is a nickname given to me by a Sister of mine when I was little and mostly just my family knows it and I thought one day if I came up with a blog I'd want something catchy but,personal so I thought hey why not Boo's Place aka Boo Bear's Place.

2. I lived in NYC for 2 years and I LUUUUUVVVVEEEEDDDDDD It! I miss it alot but,not sure how well my little one would do and I married a Country Boy and I really don't think he could be away from his roots lol... I'm a City Girl but,My family is all in this area so after much pleading from my mother I moved Back.

3. I ♥ Strawberry Shortcake! No No! Not the cake the Cartoon Character. She's been my fave since I was little. American Greetings the Card Company came out with Strawberry Shortcake in 1979 and they where originally on Greeting Cards before they turned into a Cartoon. I collect everything SS. I have some of the older ones and they look completely different than the ones they have out now.

4. I come from a Yours,Mine & Ours Family--FYI I'm an Ours. My parents where married before and their previous spouses died and they met and got married. They both had children of their own and then had 2 more girls together Me and my sister Crystal. All together there are 16 of us kids. I really only talk to a few of them. Its hard to Get family together in one place.

5. I love to read just about everything I can get my hands on. I love Danielle Steel,Debbie Macomber,Nicholas Sparks,Patricia Cornwell to start off with.

6. I'm fascinated with anything Marine life. Anything from the Ocean to Killer Whales to Lighthouses. I've got everything in my bathroom in lighthouses and I do mean

7. I get bored really easy. I think I might have ADD or I read alot but,I will be watching a movie and read. Like I get bored so I will read then I get bored of that and play with my iPod Touch. We play cards and my brother in laws alot and I will read while playing cards it makes bro in law SO Mad! LOL :-)

Here are the 7 Peeps I've tagged

Jen From Just Jen she's on my Biggest Loser Blog Edition Team and she amazes me how well she's done!

Automatic Eater who is also on my BLBE Team! Woo Go team Lynn.

Good Girls Inc. Who has one Sexy blog and another team Lynn do I see a chain here?

All About Cakes who has a blog about baking and Its a cute site although Lord knows I don't need any fattening foods! But nonetheless a great site.

Brandy Ellen from Writings from a WAHM who graciously Helped me with my blog awhile back. I was using Wordpress and I hated it but,I wanted pages or menus or whatever you call them. And she took time out to help me out.

Roni from Roni's Weigh who I'm sure is quite busy but I love love love her site! She doesn't know how much of a life saver she is to me.

Amy from Surfing or Spagetti who I've been reading her blog for a few months now.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Happy Sunday!

HAPPY SUNDAY Pictures, Images and Photos

I hope all of you are having a Great Weekend! Its Sunday and Have yet to hold up to my New Year Resolution and Start going to Church Every Sunday. I Really feel bad about it and I know I need to go but,living with my husbands family my life seems so out of balance so,hopefully once we get moved things will be more in order.

Leah is sick yet again! She has this old crud AKA a Bad head cold. Every since she was little every time she gets sick her left eye waters like crazy and has thick icky green goo.. But,she has some antibiotics that she's on so maybe this will help that. So,now I've got it. Yesterday was my Moms Birthday. Happy Birthday mom! Dad was buying some cake and ice cream and was going to go but,I hated to get leah back out in this weather and get her even more sick. Plus after packing and putting things in the new house I just felt awful. We haven't got the utilities turned on yet and its so cold here and I was freezing' to death! It took most of the night to warm back up. How in the world does Homeless ppl survive in weather like this?

I tried doing my Unemployment over the phone this morning and the TIPS Line was BUSY! ugh so figures so thought I'd try it online and I put my info in and it said my account was frozen or something????? So now I'm going to have to go to the office in the morning which I'm thinking they'll be closed? I think tomorrow is MLK Day. I will have to look at the calendar. So I probably won't even get a check this week. So aggravating. Hopefully soon I can get this straightened out and get my checks coming in soon.

I wanted to blog about a Giveaway over at An Ordinary Life that ends Jan. 28th They are giving away a Guitar Hero which is my Husbands Favorite Video game and he doesn't even own it. He borrowed it when it came out on The PlayStation and he just loves this game. So who knows maybe I'll win and I can give it to him for an Anniversary Gift. Our Anniversary is a little over a month away. February 20Th.

I weighed in today at 264 even. My weigh ins this past week was off! I didn't weigh in last Sunday which is when I usually weigh myself so,I went ahead and weighed in on Wednesday. I'm really really wanting a treadmill so I can get my walking in and not worry about having to go out. Would make it so much easier. I'm a Stay @ Home mom and its too cold to have Leah out right now and Hubby gets up at 4:30am to get ready for work and he usually doesn't get home till around 7pm. So,Don't really have the option to have him watch her while I workout. So,maybe soon. we will get a Treadmill and I can just workout at home. So,maybe in a few weeks I will have one. I'm also aiming to get a Wii Fit. Maybe I can do these 2 activities and not have to leave the comfort of my own home. I thought I could do these while Leah is napping or at night after she goes to bed.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Finding Noel by Richard Paul Evans

Some of you may have seen the movie with Richard Thomas called The Christmas Box or Timepeice which both was movies based on Richard Paul Evans books of the same name as the movies. I've not read those 2 books but,I know the movies where very heart- warmimg.
Finding Noel is about a man from Alabama that moves to a town and meet a young lady by the name of Macy and she helps him when he has car trouble. He is a man down on his luck. They become good friends and in this book he thinks she was sent to save him but sometimes there are people sent to us to save us so we might save them. Its really a heart-breaking story and its really hard to put this book down. You can easily sit down and easily read this book in a few hours or even a few days. It took awhile for me. Lately I've had such a hard time reading. But,I've been making a point of reading a book before bedtime for 10-15 mins. So maybe that will help me get into loving reading again. I would recommend any of Richard Paul Evans books and I think any of his books would be good to read during the Christmas Season. I finished this a week ago and I know its a Christmas book so,I was trying to finish it so I can do a review.

A loss is my Gain!

I've lose -2 lbs yah me!! I've not been getting on the Computer much since I've been having to chase after a Toddler :P See has just been very What's the word??? Feisty..LOL lately. Like I said the other day she's been biting and pushing. Urgh..Hopefully she will get broken from that soon. So,since I can't get online all the time I have this RSS Feed Reader to add my blog that I read on a regular basis. So,I decided to add all my Team mates on BLBE. I'm all caught up on them and as you post they will be loaded on to this app on my iPod Touch. So while I'm watching TV or something other random thing I can read them. If there is something I want to comment on and don't have the time I email that link to myself! So I will try my best to comment but,being a mother of a toddler that can be a task in itself. IF I get on the computer when Leah is awake it seems like she just gets unruly and goes crazy.

So,my weight loss how I lost it I'm unsure cause I've not been working out. I hate to keep Leah Cooped up in our Room and I've always been the type to not wanting Peeps watch me working out. I was going to the local YMCA and it was even a huge deal working out with people there. Anywhoo,I know I will feel better about the working out deal once we get into our own place. Its probably going to cost close to $2,000 for us to get moved but,to be one our own its worth it. I'm so antious. I wished there was a Way for us to file our taxes so we can get $ to do so even quicker. So,I've not been eating completely what I should. Last Night we had Vegetable soup which wasn't too bad. I've not had a Dr.Pepper in about a week. I've been drinking more water and Fruit Punch Crystal Light. So maybe drinking the water and the Crystal light helps some. The other day I calculated how many Mt. Dew's my husband had and he drank over 800 calories in one day! Alot of people don't think of the calories they are drinking up over half of their calories or even points. I found a Great App at the apple ipod store. Its called Lost it. Not sure If I've talked about it yet but,its a great app for counting calories and keeping up with exercise.

I've been trying to catch up on my Jillian Michaels Podcasts. I really like her podcasts and think they are very imformative and motivating. I've gotten all the older ones and am trying to listen to all of them and catch up. The other night on biggest loser they gave a great site right before a commercial. Never Say Diet. Also check out Exercise Tv or even youtube. Hubby got me a 25 ft. VGA cord for my computer that hooks into our tv which makes for great ways to watchs videos online which is mostly why we use the bigger tv for.

Its cold here in Tennessee and its been TRYING to snow but,its not stuck with us yet! I know some of you may smacck me but,I want some snow already!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Biggest Loser Night, My day & Disciplining Toddlers

So tonight is biggest loser night! Yah!! Let's Go Team Lynn!!!! Can you imagine getting that temptation? It would be so hard to pass up. I'm going to have to be more aware of the food I'm eating. I've been eating cr@p and haven't been working out either. I know I messed my knee up but I really want to try getting some exercise in. I kept saying I was going to workout yesterday but never did. Ugh!! I really need to get with the Program Already. You need to Push YOU. Any of you BLBE's want to hold me accountable more. Maybe be accountabilty partners? Talk about partners how great was the biggest losers tonight helping dan up that huge hill. Now that's what's it all about. Being there for your teammates no matter what it is that you face.

What about Bob?? I love him and I'd love a chance to train with for 1 day that's all. Why is it that some of these contestants could careless. I've never seen bob that mad. Whoohoo!

I had to watch my 10 year old neice Gina today. Her mom woke me up before 6 am. She said her girls where getting ready for school and her sisters flat iron fell on her foot and burned it. It looked pretty icky. I had this burn gel for bad sun burns and thought that might help her she took a nap after I put it on her. It has a cooling sensation to it. So keep my little neice in your prayers. After leah had her nap I loaded up the truck with another Load of boxes to take to the new place. I took leah's little kitchen set,some quilts that we aren't using right now. I'm big on making sure there is enough to put on the beds just in case it gets really cold. I brought some cleaning supplies as well as some pictures. Probably won't take anything else to the new house till this weekend.

I finished reading "Finding Noel" by Richard Paul Evans. I will try to do a review tomorrow. I can say it was a great read. I started reading "Anne of Avonlea" L.M.Montgomery I love all the "Anne" books. This will make the 2nd book in the series I've read.

I've about wanted to pull my hair out. I was a stay @ home mom till my husband had his car wreck and I had to return to work. It seems Leah has become so out of hand. Marty's Aunt watched her while I worked and Ive seen how she is with Little ones. She screams at them all the time ugh!! So gets on my nerves. Leah has been biting. Most of the time it's when she gets excited or frustrated and even when she isn't being the center of attention and now she has taken up pushing. I am at my witts end. She pushed the other little boy Diane baby sits and laughed about it. I hope she will be better behaved once she gets used to me being home with her again. Is my kid the only one that's like this? Any mothers want to give me tips on discipline??

Monday, January 12, 2009

28 Small Changes & Winner of a Giveaway

First of all I want to five props to Weight Watchers I get emails from them and some of the things they send is really informative. So,I think ANYONE can adapt these methods into their lifestyle because this isn't a "DIET" this is a way of life!! So Feel free to take these and adapt them to your life.

1. Water, water, water, water. (Your skin will look great, too!)

2. Order half portions at restaurants, or share a full portion with somebody. Or ask for a "to-go" container when you order your food, and pack up half the portion before you even start eating.

3. Cut back on butter and mayo.

4. Limit fried foods to once or twice per week.
5. Use less or no sugar in your coffee or tea.

6. Replace ground beef with meatless products or ground turkey.

7. Try at least one new food every week. If you're bored with what you're eating, you're more likely to give up.

8. Eat fresh, raw veggies with sandwiches instead of chips.

9. Measure your portions until you're sure you know what a cup, a half-cup, and a tablespoon look like. This will help you practice portion control, an essential key to weight-loss success.

10. Try not to drink high-calorie beverages.

11. Dip your fork in a side of salad dressing before each bite instead of pouring it directly on your salad. You'll find that you are satisfied with much less than you usually put on.

12. Find healthy alternatives to all your favorite foods.

13. If you don't really love it, don't eat it.

14. Never eat out of a bag or box. Take out a measured/counted quantity of food and put it in a bowl. This way, you know exactly how much you're having.

15. Always eat something for breakfast.

16. Read food labels. Check serving sizes.

17. Add vegetables to everything.

18. Plan meals in advance; use that information to make out a complete shopping list.

19. Give food to guests to take home.

20. Write down everything you eat and drink, without fail.

21. Plan ahead for special occasions by accounting for higher-calorie foods before you eat them.

… About Small Exercise Changes

1. Take the stairs every single time they're an option. No more elevators or escalators.

2. Make exercise a priority, not an inconvenience.

3. Park far from your destination so you're forced to walk. This works at the supermarket, the mall, wherever. (This also helps you waste less time looking for a parking space!)

4. View tiring chores (shoveling snow, cleaning the house, weeding the garden, taking the garbage out, grocery shopping) as a chance to get in some activity.

5. Take the grocery cart back to the store when you're done loading your bags into your car.

6. If you take public transportation, get off one stop early.

7. Work out with a buddy.

I loaded up Marty's Truck this Morning in 20 degree weather! I'm antious to move but,it may be a few weeks before we Actually start Living there. We are wanting to get The House set up like we want before we actually start actually "LIVING" there. Most of our things are packed away in boxes since we are living with Marty's Family. I'm going through everything to see what I need to get for the new place and making a list. I didn't stay at the new place long enough to put some stuff in the kitchen the way I want it. I might go over There Wednesday and take some more boxes. Tomorrow I figure it would be way too cold to go through the boxes in the storage building. There is a 70% chance of Snow! So keep your fingers crossed. I want some snow!!! We rarely get much snow here in Tennessee we are usually on the border of Sleet or Rain ugh! So I'd love a nice Snow.

Leah Woke up early this morning and She even wanted to go work with Marty! It was so cute and sad at the same time. She cried After him when he left. She woke up around 5am so she went back to sleep by 7 but was up again at 7:30. She took her nap around 11 and I laid down with her. I really need to get on Thyroid Meds and maybe I'll feel better and won't be so so TIRED all the time!!! Seems like 75% of the time I'm taking naps with leah when she naps. I want to start using that time for ME time to get my Workouts in. I'm really Really Hoping our Taxes look good this year because I have my Eye on this treadmill and I really want one make it so much easier to get my walking/running in.

Going to look online for some videos of workouts? I'm planning on Working out after Oprah. I really can't wait to get moved. Alot is going to change. Its a new beginning for us all.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

We Got The House!!!!

I'm so excited!!! {Dances around while singing} We got the House! We got the House! Can you tell I'm excited? Word cannot tell you how excited I am about getting out of my Husbands Aunt & Uncles house. I've been grateful that they let us stay here don't get me wrong but, I hate it here. They've really shown their true colors. Its really hard to live with another family. During my husbands Accident and his recovery I know we couldn't of lived on our own with my paycheck alone. My husband had to have 24 hrs/day care when he came home from the Hospitial and I needed to work and the Insurance sure wasn't gonna pay for nurses to come in. So that's the only thing I knew to do. Do you ever Watch Desperate Housewives? I watched the last weeks episode over the computer the other day and I really related to the Gaby & Carlos Characters. Her husband was blind and she pretty much had to do all the providing for the family. Its been hard and we've done without alot but,we've survived and made it through. Hopfully things will just get better. Just so excited to have our own place again and not worry how your dress. I can stay in my PJs all day if I want or cook what we want without SOMEONE having a cow cause you don't eat what they cook. There really is No Place Like Home and this defiantely isn't my home.

My husband got hurt at work the other day and sprained his hand or something? He was out of work for 2 days because of it being so swollen. He has been about to drive me nuts during the I can't seem to get anything done when he is around.

My knee is getting much better. For those of you don't know I fell off this huge 2-3 ft step thats in my hubbys aunts hallway. I was coming into my bedroom and as I walked down this step my knee gave out and went flying off the step. Its finally getting better. Still a little sore but,I think its okay. I am doing BLBE Challenge and I hear that if you don't get those numbers down they really get on ya so,I guess I should start doing some sort of workout this next week. I have a few of the firm videos. If anyone knows of any sites where you can play workout videos let me know. Cause I don't have the money right now to buy any? If anyone reading this see's that my numbers aren't going down please feel to give me a talking to. That's something I need for someone to lecture me and let me know that I won't see results if I don't do something about it. I know I can do better with my eating once we get moved and won't have to worry about ppl eating up all our food or worry that they would be offended cause I cooked my own food.

Can anyone give me any ideas on workouts to do in the Home??? I have a Toddler so its hard to go to the gym which right now I can't really afford. so things around the home... Going to Start doing the Two Hundred Sit-Up Challenge this week. I'm thinking of having my hubby buy me a Treadmill when we get our taxes. I could always go for a walk/run while the toddler is napping. I saw one on HSN that I really like. It had an ipod dock on it so that would come in handy. I'm planning on buying me the 2nd Gen iPod Touch. I already have the 1st Gen but want the new one with the new speakers so you don't even need headphones and the nike+ feature. This new place we are getting has this room that I'm making into my office/workout room. Its my room to do whatever I want and I can't wait! Thought of Putting a love seat or something for times when I want to just sit around and read.

Well I'm going to go we are gonna go to the new place for awhile. I'm gonna try working out everyday this week and doing the sit up challenge at least 3 days a week. If you want the info just message me.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Biggest Loser Blog Edition

I joined The Biggest Loser Blog Edition just in time for the new Season Of Biggest Losers. Last Time I was just a few hours short on the cut off and sadly I didn't get to join. I'm really hoping this is the motivation that I need to get this weight off. I really need to get some weight off and get healthy again. My husband is always saying how much he adores me and loves me for me but,just how can you love anyone if you don't love yourself. I'm very unhappy with myself right now and I think alot of it has to do with me being around 265 lbs. Not sure if any of you watch Oprah and I've heard alot of Bloggers talk about her saying why did she let herself get away??? I know she has tons of money and has all the resources at her fingertips. But,in reality she is no different than the rest of us when it come to loosing weight. We let life overcome us and let things get in the way of so much. Why do we let little things like our Weight get the best of us? Its easy for anyone to say "if I just can get this weight off me then I will never go back to that lifestyle again" I for one done this several times and vowed I'd never be the Fat woman that people look down on in Public as something to frown upon but,whose Fault is it? I guess its mine and I hate to give excuses about why I've let myself go so I won't but I do know that I can still pick up the pieces and move forward.

Being a Stay at Home Mother I don't have the $$MONEY$$ to be able to go to an awesome Gym but,I do have a few resources to still be able to workout in the comfort of my own home.

I'm thinking of Buying me a New Treadmill soon and maybe I can get some serious walking and maybe even running done. My husband has promised to get me a New Wii-Fit by the end of January if we can find one. Most of the stores have been sold out.

My Goal is to loose 10% by the end of the Challenge thats 26.4 lbs so that would make me at 237.6 not exactly where I want to be but hey we got to start somewhere,right?

I've not really got a Diet but,I do have alot Of Weight Watcher Recipes so Take a Gander at my recipes if you are interested.

January 08,2009-Food Journal

Day 1 in WeekTarget30
Crystal Light-Fruit Punch030
Weekly points used: 5 - Remaining: 30 - Overall: Great Day! in Week

Table provided byRoni's Food Journal Generator.

A Southern Girl Giveaway

A Southern Girl in the City is having a giveaway for a cute bag and some earrings so check out her site to see details on how you could win!

Guilt Free Mashed Potatoes!

Guilt Free Mashed Potatoes!

Servings | 6
Estimated POINTS® value per serving | 2

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4 Baking Potatoes
1/4 cup fat free sour cream
1/4 cup fat free plain yogurt
1/4 cup fat free milk
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Peel and dice potatoes
2. Place in boiling water until tender
3. Mash together cooked potatoes, yogurt, sour cream, and milk.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Diet Cupcakes

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Diet Cupcakes

servings | 24
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 3

Chocolate box-cake mix; 12 oz diet soda; 8 oz low fat cream cheese (room tempurature); 1/2 cup peanut butter (low fat)

Combine cake mix and diet soda; follow baking instructions on the box. To make icing, combine cream cheese and peanut better until smooth. Let cupcakes cool and top with peanut butter icing.

Cool Whip Cookies

Cool Whip Cookies

servings | 36
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 1

1/4 cup powder sugar
(1) box dry chocolate cake mix
(1) 8oz tub regular cool whip***not lite or fat free***

In a large bowl, slowly blend cake mix into cool whip until the consistency of taffy. If the mixture is too dry add water by the tsp until the correct consistency is obtained. Roll into balls by rounded TBSP , then roll into powdered sugar. Place on pam sprayed non-stick pan and bake 8-10 min @350F.
Add mini chocolate chips if desired but adjust points accordingly. Makes 36 cookies. This recipe was run through recipe builder. The recipe was given to me by a friend who stressed not using anything but regular cool whip or the cookies will not form correctly. Also 1 cookie= 1 point but 2 cookies =3 points so beware

Quick Mexican

Quick Mexican

servings | 1
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 4

2 tostada shells
1/4 cup FF Refried Beans
1/4 cup FF Cheddar
1 TBS FF Sour Cream

Smear Beans between two shells, sprinkle cheese on top, bake until hot. Dip in sour cream.

chicken chili

Chicken Chili

servings | 6
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 3
| Main Meals

3 oz chicken breast
1 can whole kernel corn(drained)
1 can chili beans (not drained)
1/2 seasoning packet of chili seasoning or to taste
16 oz of Pace Salsa
1 can chicken broth

1. Boil the chicken with paprika, parsley flakes, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook for about 30 minutes until done. Then let the chicken cool on a plate and then shred the chicken. You can either keep for homemade chicken stock or pour out the stock that you just boiled the chicken in.

2. Dump the remaining ingredients in the same pot boiled the chicken in, and then add shredded chicken and simmer for about 30 minutes. I added 1/4 cup of 2% shredded Kraft cheese, 15 baked tostitios and it only was 7 points all together. This is very filling even for one cup.

Chicken pot pie casserole

Chicken pot pie casserole

servings | 8
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 4

2 cups cooked diced chicken,1 onion(chopped)1 C.carrots(chopped)3medium potatoes(cubed)1(16 oz.size)pkg frozen mixed veggies,1 can fat free cream of chicken soup.2C fat free broth,salt and pepper to taste.1 can of reduced fat biscuits(10ct)


put cut and chopped veggies in lg kettle add to this the broth ,frozen veggies and rest of ingredients.cook on medium heat till carrots are almost tender.pre heat oven to 325 .in deep casserole dish put chicken veggie can biscuits and place on top of chicken mixture and bake for 35 to 45 min.makes 8 servings

5 Minute Lemon Chiffon Pie

5 Minute Lemon Chiffon Pie

servings | 8
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 4

1 box Jello fat free instant lemon pudding
1 3/4 c. fat free milk
2 containers Weight Watchers Lemon Cream Pie yogurt
1 tub fat free Cool Whip
1 Keebler reduced fat graham cracker crust

Mix together pudding mix and milk. blend in yogurt and cool whip Pour into crust. Freeze until 1/2 hour before serving . There will be enough extra filling to enjoy two 1/2 c. servings of Lemon Chiffon Filling without crust at just a single pt

Cheesy Vegetable Soup

Cheesy Vegetable Soup

servings | 8
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 1

3 cups Chicken Broth
1 can of diced tomatoes
2 16 oz frozen vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, carrott)
10 oz. 2% velveta cheese


Boil the chicken broth, tomatoes and vegetables for 10-15 minutes.

Let soup cool then add the cheese. You want the cheese to be able to melt when it is stirred.

I use 3 boullion cubes for the broth and I use spicy tomatoes because I like it hot.

Mini Mint, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Mint, Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

servings | 20
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 1

1/4 cup Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
3/4 cup flour
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 egg white
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp mint extract
1 tbsp canola oil
1 oz. mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350
Spray nonstick spray onto cookie sheet
Mix dry ingredients together
Add Liquid ingredients
Add Chocolate Chips
Roll the dough and put onto cookie sheet
Bake for 8-10 minutes

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake

Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake

servings | 24
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 2

pillsbury reduced fat devil's food mix
pureed pumpkin
pumpkin pie spice
fat free cream cheese

take 1 pillsbury reduced fat devil's food mix and mix with 1 (15 oz.) can of pureed pumpkin (will be thick) Evenly distribute into 24 cupcake tins. Beat 1 fat free block of cream cheese with 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of splenda and 1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice and mix well. Top each of the 24 cupcakes with this mixture and bake for 18 to 22 minutes!

Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes

servings | 24
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 2

1 box Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Devils Food Cake mix

12 oz of diet root beer (or any other diet soda)

1 container Pillsbury Reduced Sugar Chocolate Fudge frosting

Mix soda and cake mix - do not add anything else!

pour into 24 cupcake tins, bake according to box directions

scoop all the frosting into a bowl, beat for several minutes to fluff up the frosting

liberally frost the cupcakes

2 points a piece, 5 points for 2

Crispy Ranch Chicken

Crispy Ranch Chicken

servings | 4
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 3

4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/3 C. Corn Flake Crumbs
1/4 C. Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
1 Packet Dry Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing 1 oz.

Combine Corn Flakes, Cheese and Dressing mix. Spray Chicken with buttered flavor Pam, then roll in crumb mixture to coat. Place in sprayed cake pan and bake uncovered 45 min. or until done. This is one of my family's favorites. Quick and easy to prepare. Serve with small baked potato and a steamed veggie - wonderful meal.

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

Impossible Pumpkin Pie

servings | 8
estimated POINTS® values per serving 2

1/2 cup bisquick reduced-fat baking mix
15 oz. canned pumpkin
1 cup fat free (skim) milk
1/2 c. egg beaters
3/4 c. splenda
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Mix all. Spray a 9 in. pie plate and pour mixture in plate. Bake at 350 for 30 min. or until knife comes out clean from center of pie. One eighth of pie equals 2 points. You can substitute 2 large sweet potatoes for the canned pumpkin, and substitute 1/2 tsp. cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. nutmeg, and 1/4 tsp. allspice, for the pumpkin pie spice and make sweet potato pie. You may cut the sweet potato pie into 6 slices for 2 points each

Easy Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Easy Whole Wheat Beer Bread

servings | 12
estimated POINTS® values per serving
| 2

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 (12 fluid ounce) can or bottle of beer

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar. Pour in beer, stir until a stiff batter is formed. It may be necessary to mix dough with your hands. Scrape dough into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. If you use light beer the point value is 1 pt
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Double Blueberry Oatmeal

Combine 1 cup cooked oatmeal with 1/2 C blueberries and 1 tsp brown sugar. Serve with another 1/2 C blueberries on the side (3)

Vegetable Omelet

In medium skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking Spray, cook 2 Tbsp each finely chopped onion, diced green bell pepper, and 1/4 C diced cooked red potatoe till softened. In bowl, beat together 1 egg and 1 egg white; add to vegetable mixture. Cook till set. (2.5)

Breakfast Sandwich

Top 1 slice reduced calorie whole-wheat toast with vegetarian sausage type breakfast patty & 2 Tbsp shredded LF Monterey Jack Cheese. Broil till cheese is melted, then top with another slice of toast (3)

Breakfast Ideas

Here are some Breakfast Ideas from Weight Watcher Book I got a few years ago when I went to weight watcher meetings. I know some of these may not be precise on the points so always calculate the points if you follow weight watchers The points will be in Parenthesis.

1 cup cooked oatmeal,sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar substitute (2)
1 cup of FF Milk (2)
1 cup of grapes (1)

1 cup of whole-grain ready to eat cereal (2)
1 orange (1)

Fruit n' Yogurt Crunch-
top 1 cup of whole grain cereal with 1 cup of light vanilla yogurt and 1 chopped pear (5)

1 small grapefruit (1)


In the Next Few Days I will have some Reviews up here so keep checking back. I’ve got a few Movie Reviews as well as a Few Product reviews coming. Not sure when I can get them all so please keep looking. The demands of being a mother can be overwhelming so not sure when I can get to all these reviews.
Changeling ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆
I give it a 5 Star rating. It Is about a Mother who is in Search for Her missing son. The police find a boy who they thought was her son and she is certain he isn’t. She has that motherly instinct and just knows without a doubt the boy isn’t hers. The LAPD have her commited and thinks she is just nuts. She is determined to find out where her son is and never wavers in what she feels is true. I really enjoyed this movie it was very moving. I’ve seen reviews that this wasn’t one of Angelina Jolie better movies and I have to Disagree. I think this is one of her Best Movies Yet. I don’t know maybe its because I’m a mother and it was very thought provoking. I watched this on My 32″ LCD Screen TV through a movie site that I often visit. My husband Got me a 25FT VGA cord as a Christmas present and now I can plug it into my Computer. Its great for watching TV or movies.

NEW Book REad

I'm Currently reading "finding noel" by Richard Paul Evans its more of a christmas book and I'm running kinda behind but its a great read with a good story will review it when I'm finished

7 Sweet Treats With Biscuits

Refrigerated biscuit dough makes the perfect shell for wonderful tart fillings. Prepare the shells in advance and snacks are a snap! To prepare shells,preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pul Biscuits apart. You'll need seven biscuits. (Wrap extra biscuit dough in plastic wrap and refridgerate for another time.) Roll out each of the seven unbaked biscuits to a 4" diameter. Line each of the large muffins cups with one rolled-out piece of dough. (using large muffins cups will give you shallow,wide shells.)
Prick dough all over with a fork to prevent dough from rising too much while baking. Bake shells till lightly browned, About 10 mins. (timing will vary depending on your oven). Cool,then remove shells from Muffin Cups and place in a resealable zip-top plastic bag and refridgerate till your ready to Use them. Fill one biscuit shell each day to make the following Treats:

1. Mini-Chocolate Cream Pie- Fill on biscuit shell with 1/3 C Fat-Free Chocolate pudding, Top with 2 Tbsp. Fat-Free Whipped Topping-3 Weight Watcher Points

2. Lemon Tart- Mix together 2 Tbsp Fat-Free whipped topping and 1 Tbsp lemon Curd; fill one biscuit shell with mixture. Top with 1/3 C. Blueberries- 3 Weight Watcher Points

3. Creamy Strawberry Pie- Fill One Biscuit shell with 1/4 C. Sugar Free Strawberry-Flavored gelatin. Top with 1/2 C. sliced Strawberries mixed with 3 Tbsp Fat Free Whipped topping. -- 3 Weight Watcher Points

4. Apple Tart- In small saucepan combine 1 pared,vored and diced small apple,3 Tbsp water, 1 Tbsp granulated sugar, and 1/8 tsp of Ground Cinnamon. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer till apple is softened;cool. Fold in 2 Tbsp Fat Free whipped Topping & spoon into one biscuit shell. --3 Weight Watcher Points

5. Pineapple Treat- Preheat broiler. Fill one biscuit shell with 1/4 C drained canned unsweetened pineapple chunks. Sprinkle with 2 tsp brown sugar;broil till sugar is melted. Top with 2 Tbsp FF Whipped Topping- 3 Weight Watcher Points

6. Fruit 'n' Cream- Mix Together 1/4 c FF Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding,1/4 C Chopped grapes, & 2 Tbsp FF Whipped Topping; spoon into one biscuit shell- 3 Weight Watcher Points

7. Blueberry Yogurt Tart- Fill one biscuit shell with 1/2 C light vanilla yogurt. Top with 1/3 C Blueberries--3 Weight Watchers Points

A Cake Decorating Givaway

All About Cakes is having one awesome giveaway to Celebrate her 100th post she is giving away

The amazing 100 Piece Betty Crocker® Decorator Kit includes everything you need to create beautiful, perfectly decorated cakes and desserts, just like a professional. The secret is in the multi-directional applicator. Simply insert the disposable bag, fill with icing, attach the nozzle, and select the perfect applicator tip. Then, just point and squeeze. It's so easy, you can do it with one hand! But that is not all because I love you all so much I have ordered the bonus set too. So in addition you get:
*60 more bags
*20 decorator sculpting combs
*6 large tips
*5 new stencils
*Carrying case
*Storage bag for letter tiles
*Tri star tip and more

Back in December was my husband birthday and we didn't have the money so I went And Got the Cake Mix and went to my Neice Beth's place and we decorated him a cake it was in the shape of a Truck cause he loves Everything About Trucks. It was so cute and I had loads of fun decorating it. So I hope I win!!

My knee is still bothering me. I might have to break down and go to the doctor. Our Co-Pay just to go to the doctor is so high. It was killing me Yesterday Evening I think I walked on it too much chasing after Leah. My brother let me borrow his knee Brace but,it itches me. I iced it last night and then put heat on it. Seems like if I elevate it & keep some heat on it the pain goes away.

I finally figured out how to make Different Pages for My Blogger. I'm so happy I love blogger and well,Wordpress you can just kiss my Blog Goodbye! So if you are Reading this Check out my other pages.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Mary Lou's Platform Giveaway

A Merry Life is giving away this neat little platform. I believe to my understanding it concentrates on 10 pound increment losses. You can get as many as three enteries. Here is the Direct link to the post

A Merry Life Mary Lou Giveaway

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Memory Board Giveaway

I entered another giveaway at From Son Up To Son Down for a Memory Board I'd really like to get one for my Office once we get moved. We looked at a place and maybe when we get our taxes back we can get this place. It has a room in it that I've already claimed as my office. So I'd like to have one of these even if I don't win I plan on making me one if I have to. So Who knows maybe i will get lucky and win!!!!