Monday, February 16, 2009

My Tale Of Woe....and Looooser Check In

Home early from a getaway due to the flu/cold!!! Yuck, so much for my flu shot. We weren't due to be home till tomorrow, but it is nice to be home and hunkered down on the couch here....and I missed the blogs. I think a lap top is in my future :-)!!! Enough of my whining.
I worked on my signature blocks. They are all pieced and now to get the trimming done and come up with how I am going to sign them. Thanks to Connie who is hosting this swap, for the wonderful tutorial on how to piece them a bit bigger to trim them to size. They came out perfect!! I can't wait to get this wonderful memory quilt together.

Now a report on looser Monday...I am down 2.1 ....I say that a little reluctantly because I really haven't been eating that much with the yuck, so I figure my rebound week next week might be a doooooozy. We'll see! I have a couple food finds (new to me anyway) to share . First a Weight Watcher buddy got me this Hungry Girl book. It is chock full of great recipes, with lots being single servings. Plus you can go to her web site to get Weight Watcher points on all of them. And this Laughing Cow Light Cheese. How did I miss these???!! 1 point per wedge....so for a mid day snack with a few crackers...yummmmo!!! Then one night I was poking around looking for low fat recipes and stumbled upon Recipe Girl - YIPPPPPEEEE!!! What a wonderful site Lori has for all kinds of recipes (not only WW ones). You could spend hours perusing her site and getting mighty hungry :-)! She also has a great blog here. What a great find. I emailed her asking if it was OK to link to her site and then she gives me a wonderful blog full of Weight Watcher recipes hosted by Gina...........THE MOTHER LOAD OF WEIGHT WATCHER RECIPES. Thanks Lori for the great link!
Well enough gabbing. Time to get back amongst the moving around bodies. Happy week to everyone!

16 comments:

Connie W said...

So sorry you're also fighting a 'bug', as I am too. The Doc finally insisted on my taking antibiotics over my days of protesting. I am looking forward to a coughing-free night of sleeping!
Thank you for the link to my blog and the very kind words regarding the tutorial. If it weren't for being able to trim away the excess, my blocks would be off, and I would be making who-know-how-many duplicates with hopes of some correct ones among them.
Do take care and get all better soon!

Kris said...

Congrats on your continued weight loss! Bummer to be sick. I have to too. Cough, cough!
I am going to look for that cookbook!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, who cares how you lost the weight, I am sure you will be able to keep it off, I love that cheese also, so creamy and yummy! Feel better!

RecipeGirl said...

Thank you so much dear for the link! I'm so glad you have found some yummy recipes on my site. Congrats on your weight loss so far... it's a struggle for many of us. The reward is feeling great (and wearing smaller clothes!) Keep up the good work!!

PunkiePie said...

Sorry you're not feeling well but hooray on the loss. Any loss is good in my book! Thanks for the recipe links. I checked them out quick and there's lots of good recipes on them.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm sorry your sick Cheryl. I hope you feel better real soon. Stay hunkered down in that warm couch. I'm assuming you have a quilt around you. Love me some Hungry Girl!!! And laughing cow cheese how can you not like that. A cow that laughs and makes cheese?? WHOA!!!!
Good job on the weight loss too. Take it any way you can. Sick or not. lolol

Dandelion Quilts said...

Feel better, Cheryl. Thanks for the book suggestion and websites. YOU are doing so well!

Quilt Hollow said...

Sick and you had the flu shot...what a bummer for sure! Get some rest!

Carol said...

I'm so sorry that you had to cut your trip short...but it's no fun to be sick away from home...hope you're feeling better real soon. I love that cookbook and Laughing Cow cheese...I really like it on celery sticks...sticks with me.

jlk said...

I wouldn't worry about next week. A lot of times when you're sick and not eating much, your body does weird things. Your metabolism should be up and running as soon as you are!

Carla said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon. The blocks are pretty.

Jenessa said...

i'm sorry to hear you are sick, hopefully you'll keep that weight off though... it would be a nice thing :) feeling better would be nicer i'm sure. the blocks look great and thank you for the sites! my DH loves that cheese... oh, and a little WW tip my sister uses is to pre portion things into snack bags so when you want a treat you grab a "whole bag" and snack away w/o feeling cheated.

Darlene said...

I'm so sorry that you're ill but I hope you're feeling much better now. I spent two weeks in January with the bug, too. Ugh!

Your siggie blocks are wonderful - I need to get busy on mine.

Take care!

The Quilt Buddy said...

Love your signature blocks!

Sorry to hear that you are sick! We (me and my little person) are also fighting the flu. I got the flu shot and he didn't.
All I do is cough and "blow" my nose....Hope we all get better soon!

Carole said...

Congrads on the weight lost! Thanks for sending that bug on over to me! lol I've had a sore throat and a cough for a couple of days and gosh am I exhausted! Yet, I don't sleep when the time comes! Oh well!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cheering you on! Hope you are better.