Carla's Life~Random Thoughts~Crafting

My adventures in knitting looms, knitting with needles,crafting and the sanity of single parenting and raising my boys!

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Diet-hanging in there!

My diet is going well, I am down five pounds now, and feeling it! Yay!!!! I have tried to stick with WW and basically staying away from the sweets, increasing the salads(i love) and drinking more h2o(basically tea). I felted my little hand bag and it came out super cute and small, I will have to get a photo up. I want to start a bigger project, maybe the Jiree sweater? I bought the pattern a long time ago, I just have to find it. Well, gotta go, just checking in and looking forward to seeing what everyone is making for Christmas gifts!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Slide show

Trying my hand at a slide show..let's see how it turns out...

Day 4 and Felting too!



Day 4--I have my meals planned for today, gonna stick with them.
B: 1/2 plain bagel with cream cheese 3
COFFEE, the usual of course

L: Wild rice and chicken soup 5
5 club reduced fat saltine crackers 2

S: 1 cup seedles red grapes and a string cheese 3

D: WW meal, not sure what kind yet, but most likely under 5 pt. 5
Veggie
S: More popcorn, luv it! 1
total points 19, will probably have a ww chocolatte bar too +1= 20

Now onto the knitting and felting. I made a cute little handbag the other day and I plan to felt it hopefully today? I took the day off work so I will just be hanging out all day. The weather is nice today, raining! I am working on a sunglass case too so I plan to get that done and felt them this afternoon. I have so many projects I want to do, I get confused and don't know where to start! Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Day 3 Diet

I did really well today I think I am getting the hang of this diet thing! Sorry to keep patting myself on the back but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do..

B- Coffee w/sweet n low and creamer 1
Sweet & Salty peanut bar 4

L: two crunchy tacos 6

Snack: 1 string cheese 1
ww chocolate bar 1

D: BBQ chicken, small piece 4
1/2 baked potato with butter and sour cream 5

2 diet pepsi's
1 tea

Gonna have some popcorn before I got to bed.. 1

Total points: 23

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Day 2---D.D.D.Diet

I did well today, but I was hungry. Why is is that when you know your on a diet you get hungry!

B:
Fruit & yogurt Cup 3
coffee with creamer and sweet n low 0

L:
Green salad with Italian dressing 0
Reduced fat club crackers(5)2
WW ravioli frozen dinner 5

D:
Wendy's grilled chicken sandwich
(It was a soccer night)


Snacks:

WW chocolate cake 1
94% fat free popcorn 1


2 diet pepsi's
1 iced tea
1 h20


Not sure about the points count for the sandwich , but it is safe to say it was under the 12 points I had left without using any flex....yes, i did it! I am off to watch Miami Ink and then back on the net to search for some information about emotional eating. I really thing I fall into that category, so I am out to fix it! Good luck fellow dieters!

Monday, September 11, 2006

Diet Day 1-Goal to lose 30 pounds....

I did pretty well today, at least I feel like I have some accountability by posting my daily endeavors here. So here goes, I am following the Weight Watcher points plan, my points as it stands according to my weight is 24 . No I am sure I should be at 22, but since I am pms'ing seriously and must have at least 5 pounds water weight I will just let it go, more food for me..hehehe.... So today I had:

breakfast:
yogurt with blueberries and strawberries (mc D's) 3
Coffee with sweet n low and creamer (maybe a point)
Chocolate milk (bad, shouldn't of had this) 5

Lunch:
Green salad with Paul Newman Italian dressing 0
WW frozen tuna noodle casserole(this is yummy) 5
Club reduced fat crackers (5) I needed the salt!2

Dinner:
2 small boneless bbq chicken 4
2 biscuits with honey (should have stopped at one) 10
dieting is so hard!

Also, two diet pepsi's, one large ice tea, and a water

total: 30
I get 35 flex points a week so I borrowed 6, I will have to do better tomorrow!

total: 25 flex left


You can visit Weight Watchers here...

Okay, off to find some ww blogs to link to....Carla

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Let the dieting begin

I am joining Sara and others on a mission to lose this excess weight! Talk about accountability, I will be posting my weight watchers intake with points. Wish me luck! It has been so long since I posted I forgot how to post a link, but you can find her site to the right under Americaninitaly.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Summertime Fun



We have been trying to enjoy our summer by doing new things. Since the kids have gotten a bit older it is easier to take them out and do a little more, my youngest is now 5. Before I would never have taken the kids to the lake alone or with my ex, he didn't like to do too much as a family, hence the 'divorce." So, over the weekend we went kayaking at Trillium Lake. It was a blast! Despite the wind, it was cold, we all had fun. So much fun in fact I am going to go and buy a raft tomorrow so we can all go out at once. We went with our good friends and used theirs! Lucky to have friends like that. Anyways here are some pictures I thought I would share. Other than that we have been busy with work, staying cool, we had a real heat wave here for a week or so and then I got a cover up on my old tattoo on my ankle and I absolutely love it. Oh, I have been knitting too, I did the basic hat in the Knitting Wheel book, I really like it, my little neighbor girl has since claimed it as her own but that is fine. It looks somewhat like a beret, really cute! Hope you are all enjoying your summer as we are :)