Saturday, February 19, 2011
A Handsome Man
Today I was down another half a pound. I attribute my recent dietary success to soup- it's filling and very low in points! I am now down 26 pounds since December. I had to go buy new workout pants last week because my old ones were falling off of me (even after taking 6 inches of tucks in the waist....). Now they are just about the only pants I wear, since I hate tight jeans and my original jeans won't stay on. After I lose another five pounds or so I can start comfortably wearing my jeans in the next size down (and I'll be frolicking down memory lane to 2007).
Tonight I am having my family over to celebrate my sister's birthday. Her actual birthday was back in January, but at the time half of my family was sick with this year's version of the plague. So, we are celebrating it now. I think that I might make some chili and homemade bread and cupcakes. She requested an ice cream cake from Dairy Queen, so that will be the center-piece of the evening. But you can never have too much cake, can you? I was thinking some confetti cupcakes with buttercream icing would go along with the ice cream cake quite well! I think I will also serve some fruit with a mascarpone cheese/ honey mixture for topping. And I am very sure that other people will be bringing all kinds of things to eat as well, so I'm sure there will be enough.
Last night David was out of town for a church men's retreat. I am so happy that he has made so many friends, and has the opportunity to be mentored by so many wonderful men. He and I have both been blessed so richly! I went to a get-together at my friend Barbie's house last night, and there were lots of neat ladies/friends from church there too. Lots of talk about cooking, babies, and pregnancy. Something must be in the water at my church because it seems like all of my friends eith have a young baby or are about to have one. It gives me plenty of inspiration to lose the weight so I can join the club.
That's all I have time for now. I have to head to the store and pick up some last-minute ingredients for this afternoon!