2 months ago, I bit the bullet and ordered pants a size down and they fit like a charm! So when I went online to purchase 2 slips (because my 2 dresses are THIN and the slips came in packs of two) and ran roughshod into a 50% off sale and just well… yeah. I was strong for about 24 hours and then… Tunics. Tops. A couple of tees… I bit the bullet and bought a size down.
GO ME THEY FIT!
But enough about my inability to say no to clothes and shoes. As it stands, I can honestly say no more no more… until August, when the fall stuff will come out and even then, I’ll probably say….. woooooo Nelly!
Last week, school had a book fair! I picked up a few things for good behavior drawings this week. I have no problems bribing a child to be good. I picked up three cookbooks for me!
First, my reason for buying the cast iron cookbook is we just recently purchased a HUGE cast iron skillet. (For the record, if you go into the camping section of Walmart, things that are also elsewhere in the store, are cheaper there. Just a heads up.)
I’m rather disappointed in the other two. Granted, I took a flip through and bought but, Love and Lemons ISN”T a lemon cookbook. I was hoping for salads and light summer eating and lots of lemony goodness. It’s an A-Z book with a few recipes for each items.
Eat Fat Get Thin… is actually a whole different diet, where I’d have to toss a lot of what I have, buy things I’ve never heard of, and go Pegan. No way. In my flip through, I found a picture of a mango-coconut smoothie. Looks DELISH for these hot climes. I had to go digging for the recipe and that sucker is 567 calories! And yes- FAT! That’s not a snack! That’s two meals!!!!
So summer is coming up and most teachers gain weight in the summer. Last year, I didn’t gain an ounce. I didn’t lose an ounce, and I walked a lot, but we also spent a lot of meals at the local eatery establishments. KFC. McDonalds. Burger King. Dairy Queen. Arbys.
Also I’m back to drinking cokes like they are out of style. I’m not talking 1 a day – I’m talking 4 to 5 a day and my feet and ankles are swelling from the sodium. Something HAS to give and the giving is going to be me giving up cokes. I’m thirsty. A lot. And that’s another sign of diabetes. I’m up three times a night, in the bathroom. Folks, I’m telling you, it’s crack the nut time.
Spawn and I sat down this week and discussed things. He’s had a crazy schedule, mine is always crazy. Summer is to recoup and regenerate and rest. I’ll be walking 2 to 4 miles every morning in 2 weeks. (I have one week of kids, 4 more days of post planning, and an overdue trip home.) I will be spending time in a dentist’s chair and will probably be drinking a LOT of smoothies instead of eating. But we did a digging in the diabetes and weight watcher section of my cooking books and we’re sticking to this for the summer. My brother is getting married, mid-October and I’d like to drop another dress size or two.
So in the digging, I dragged up this. Again, this is out of the Weight Watchers Freestyle cookbook. Some of you might have it. Some might not.
Whose gonna try this first? I’m thinking we’ll try this once my school obligations are OVER. Or next weekend! 🙂
Here. Have some Armitage!
Happy Mother’s Day, y’all! Spawn is taking me to Savannah Comic Con! I’m looking forward to it!