Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas is coming!

The boy and I have always been pretty lucky in that we always get numerous Christmas celebrations. Being that we both enjoy our in-laws it's always exciting to get all that Christmas goodness. Usually we top out at two, one with my family some time around the day, then the boy's family on the actual day. My mother always works Christmas, so it was always nice that we never had to pick who we spent the holidays with.

Well, this year, since we have moved, we get a whopping 3 1/2 days of awesomeness. On Sunday we ended up doing all of our Christmas stuff, then Monday the boy's parents made a wonderful dinner that my family came and enjoyed with us. It was a great time.

Even better since Roger was there. And, apparently, Roger never did Christmas the way we did (and by that I mean the awesome way) so it was really fun for him to see how we did things. He also got a crap ton of chocolate that will last him for a quite a while.

The ride home was a bit of an adventure all in itself. On the way to the coos we had the car packed full. We had a ton of laundry to do, Roger's luggage, bedding, etc. Well, apparently we didn't plan well because, of course, the boy and I got *A TON* of gifts, and so on the way home, I had to sit in the back with about half an actual seat to myself. I was packed in with pillows, blankets, and the suitcase. It was comfy enough for the drive, but I'm happy we don't have to do that again.

I'll get some pictures of the things my nana made me when I get to it. She made some amazing stuff.

Ta ta for now.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Good day!

9 days until our friend Roger gets here, 21 days until Christmas. Oh gosh, the excitement is getting to it's peak, let me tell you!

This will be me and Dear 1's first Christmas on our own! I really couldn't be more excited, let me tell you. And even more fun, we get to celebrate a Christmas with my family (and perhaps his) the day after Roger gets here. That week will be a very very exciting one.

I've started working on the gift I'm going to be putting in Roger's stocking. l4d magnets! We love playing that game together, so of course I've got Zoey, Bill, Francis, and Louis. Zoey is done, and Louis is really close to being complete. Pictures to come.

Well, Happy Holidays guys! :D

Oh, before I get, my good friend has recently moved her blog, so check her out, she's a lot more successful at finishing projects than I.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What happened?!

I got bored, that's what happened. Oh yeah, and stopped dieting.

Gosh, I suck! But hey, the boy still likes me, I still like me, so we're doing okay.

Christmas is getting here so fast I can hardly contain my excitement! We, of course, got our tree the weekend after Thanksgiving and covered that sucker, and the surrounding apartment with tons of decorations. Can't get enough :) This was supposed to be a make everything Christmas, and while I've made about 60% of my gifts, I couldn't help but buy some presents. However, we did save quite a bit of money with the things I did make, mostly a lot of treat gifts.

We tried our had at homemade peppermint bark, and oh my. I made a "tester" batch, to have friends and co-workers try to see if it was gift worthy. I know it's eat 20 pieces a day worthy, so the verdict is: yes. Time to give that stuff away so I stop eating it. Buwhaha

Might as well post some pictures, huh? I just finished this gift for the mother in law, and I'm very happy how it turned out. Now I really just need to make more candy and my best friends husband's gifts. Still not 100% sure what he's getting... hmm

on to the gift!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oh... my bum!

I just finished my first week of couch to 5k. Sadly, I lack the self esteem to go running around my neighborhood so I use my stationary bike. I think it'll have a similar effect on my health, and as I lose more weight ( and gain more esteem) I'll start the actual running, especially if I can con someone else into doing it with me!

So, week one is done, my legs hurt, i'm sweaty, and my bum is killing me. But the burn is loooovely! X_x

well, off to get ready for work! tadela!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I've been a baaad girl

Where have I been? Off on adventures, obviously!

Last week Roger, a friend from Georgia, came to visit Bracken and I. He was here for a week, and I was not going to be expected to stick to my diet when I have a boy here eating french fries and crab puffs, oh no, I was gonna have some too! And I did.

And it was awful.

When the boy and I got back Sunday night from dropping Roger off at the airport we both felt gross, and sticky, and fatty, and all around bad. It was such a relief to hear Bracken say: I can't wait to go back on our diet.

Praise the weight loss Gods! My husband, a true blue recovering fast food addict is looking forward to veggie soups and fruit! What a wonderful thing to find out.

This past week has been an interesting one. It's like we've just realized we have a little less than 5 months to get ourselves ready for our move north. We're ready to be there, but our bank account isn't. I'm just hopeful that I'll be able to find a job that will supply enough for both of us, while he's at school. Crossing my fingers!

And here I am eating a cheese burger and french fries, and they're delicious, and luckily i've saved the points. Tomorrow I better eat light, just in case.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Suit Up!

Food List Time!



English Muffin - 1
Cream Cheese - 1
Chips - 2

Total : 4 points


Turkey Sandwhich - 5
Chips - 4
Banana - 2

Total: 11 points


Hashbrowns 1 cup - 5
Cookie - 1

Total: 6 points

Total for the day: 21 Points

I didn't finish my lunch, so that's really what I had for dinner. :3 tasty!

Finished a gift for a friend, however I can't post it until after I give it to her... because, well, she's my only reader at the moment. So, it's gotta wait for a couple weeks.

Burn notice is distracting me at the moment, so I'll be around later. :D

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ah, Mondays

Wii Boxing makes my arms sore. :/ Probably a good indication that I need to start doing more physical things. Playing World of Warcraft all day does not help me with successful weight loss, but it sure provides hours of entertainment. ^_^

Yesterday wasn't very good eating wise. I stayed below points, I did more snacking than actual eating.


1/2 English Muffin - 1 (I tripped and dropped the other half and got it covered in dog hair :/ )
Cream Cheese - 1
Total : 2 Points


Baked Doritos - 2
Cookie - 1
Total : 3 Points


1 Muffin - 1
1 Egg White - 1
1 Slice Cheese - 1
Salsa - 0
Cream Cheese - 1
Total : 4 points


Popcorn - 2

Total: 2 Points

Total for day: 11 Points

That's way to low, I really need to make sure I stay up in points today. But when Bracken and I can't decide what to have for dinner we usually just putter around and find something. I had about... 6 cups of tea yesterday, so I think that kept me feeling full, and running to the bathroom pretty often. Still, it was tasty!

Today I'll pack a nice lunch that'll keep my points from being 17 points too low. I need to start eating more fruit. Banana's or apples, or something. I have been craving some kiwi's. Mmm

Anywho, since this is supposed to be my Crafts and weight loss blog I suppose I should start posting some of my crafts, yeah? Here are things that are mostly done, but need to be framed, etc.

First Up!

For christmas my mom had an idea to order a bunch of random stuff and put it in a big santa bag to be our sock stuff for this year. It was fun but I got a bunch of things I don't need! But, one of the things was this little zippered container that contained stationary.

It's a brand that makes parasites be cute... or something. For some reason or another that just doesn't do it for me, however I had some really cute (and kinda spendy) card stock that I decided to cover the front and back with, and now I use it to hold the tea I take to work! Yay for usefullness!

More coming later :D

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Saturday Food List

Whoops, forgot to post last night :3

Breakfast was Bracken and I's free meal for the week. One meal a week we don't count points, of course we try to eat smaller portions and things not drenched in grease, so we don't feel too guilty.

So, Breakfast was sausage, eggs, and hasbrowns at the Stock pot. Delicious!

Popcorn - 2 points
Chips - 2 points.
Total: 4 Points

Wasn't very hungry after breakfast so it was a snack lunch.

Cheesburger on Onion Bun - 6.5
Chips - 2
Total: 8.5 points

2 Cookies - 2 points.

Total for day: 14 Points

Bracken and I decided to try some veggie burgers and turkey burgers. We'll be having a guest in a couple weeks and one of the things planned is a nice big bbq. I didn't want to be sitting there eating soup while everyone is munching on burgers, so I'm having one too dangit! With 15 less points. ^_^

My burger was made out of a portabello mushroom patty, with WW cheese, an onion bun, and a little bit of light mayo. And of course baked chips on the side. I do quite enjoy the baked chips better, I've found. Less flavor, but your fingers don't get all gross when your done eating.

I was really proud of Bracken for actually trying these burgers. He's a DIE HARD meat man, especially when it comes to his burgers, but he enjoyed them enough to use them when we crave a burger. I even suggest for the bbq we could mix the super lean meat in with one of our patties, to give it that extra flavor/texture. But who knows, maybe we won't even need that.

We also bought some high fiber english muffins to try. I'm not sure about them because I like my muffins crispy, and these just don't get there. Too soft. However, slap some egg whites, cheese, and soy sausage on there and I bet I'll be just fine!


Friday, February 20, 2009

Wait... where am I?

Oh hai there, denizen's of the interwebs! Welcome, take a seat and eat some popcorn.

I'm Birdy, and I claim this space for all the mighty birdies in the area... after you grace me with a gift of sugar free candies. :3 And.. maybe a cookie.

This blog is a way for me to share the things I create and keep myself motivated and held accountable while I take my journey of weight loss.

I'm using the Weight Watchers diet as my catalyst for dropping pounds. Something about that point system just makes it seem less stressful. Doing this with my husband definitely isn't hurting either. Going on the weight loss journey with someone or in a team always seems to make things easier. From now on, you are part of my team. If my points are to high for a day, you gotta call me out on it! I'm counting on you!

I'll start posting some of my crafty works in progress and my completed projects as they start rolling around. I have so many things I need to have framed... if only I actually liked going outside. >_> the sun... it burns us!

Anywho, I do hope you'll be coming back to visit soon.