Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tempus Fugit

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I can’t believe tomorrow is February 1st already. It seems like it was just New Years; sometimes it really does feel like time is flying by. Nothing terribly exciting tonight, so let’s talk about next Monday. Y’all know I’m on WW and I’m trying to be healthier, so one of the things I’m doing is eating meat free at least once a week (sometimes more depending on the leftovers situation). Next week will be the first post in my new blog series Meatless Mondays. So that’s something to look forward to…and the Steelers beating the tar out of the Packers this weekend…that too.
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Parades, Fireworks, and a new castle light show.

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Embedded below is a video of the new night time castle show, “The Magic, The Memories, and You.” Take a minute (or all nine) and check out the video.

Did you watch it? Pretty cool, right? Well, the family and I went out the the Magic Kingdom tonight to see it in person. After months of hearing about it and then my Dad sent us this video we are all pretty excited, and we were blown away. The video gives you an idea of what it is, but plain video just can’t capture it. Because it isn’t like the lights that are projected on Cinderella’s Castle during wishes; it’s a projection screen…like they literally turned the castle into a movie screen. There were moments when there were moments when you weren’t sure if it was the actual castle or the projection. Seriously people go see it. This show is taking place after the Electric Light Parade, which we also finally got to see tonight as a family, and right before Wishes.I’m not joking go see it!
Also, remind me to y’all later about the woman who threatened me by wishing pigs would poop on my house. Craziness I tell you.
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Things I Love…

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I know this is usually Thursday’s post, but this was a really rough week for me so it’s really important to acknowledge some of the positive things going on this week. So a few things I’m loving this week:

1. These super adorable Mickey and Minnie cake pops. I will totally be attempting these sometime soon.
2. Michaels, JoAnn, any craft store; I’m not a seriously crafty person, but I seriously love crafty things and pretending that I’m crafty. This weekend’s project: Steelers Cupcakes!
3. Laughing Cow Cheese; this stuff is a weight watchers BFF. Just saying.
4. Cornbread. I made cornbread on Monday, it was Jiffy and it was awesome and homey and cozy. Don’t judge me!
5. The very un-heavy traffic on my drive home tonight! Yay weekend!
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Sharing What’s Real

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Sometimes I wonder if a blog was really the best way to accomplish this goal. Nearly halfway through the year and I’m really starting to love it (even when I don’t have much to say), but this is a very public forum. I know there aren’t many people reading this, but it’s open for anyone who stops by and I sometimes feel like I can’t say what’s really on my mind because of who might read it. I’m feeling so much turmoil and I would love to just let it all out, I think I might actually start to feel better, but I can’t do that here. Maybe it’s just that I’m a worrywart or paranoid, or plain afraid, but this was supposed to be a place where I could be totally honest and I feel like I’m hiding.

Tuesday: Weight Watchers Day

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Starting Weight: 247.4
Weight Last Week: 241.2
Weight This Week: 237.6

I lost another 3.6 this week! Holler!
The WW assignment this week was to eat out on plan. Y’all this was an EPICFAIL! Seriously, I did not make good restaurant choices. I ate out three times and a half times this week; which is considerably more than I’ve been eating out since I made this “lifestyle choice”. Let’s discuss my good choices first though, because there were a few…
The Good: The half meal out was at book club on Thursday; I had a cup of French Onion Soup and a Vodka Tonic at StoneWood Grill. It probably wasn’t the best choice, but I really love their French Onion Soup there and I planned for it so I fell like that one worked out ok. Friday I had sushi (my fav!) and I did pretty good, mostly fresh veggies and fish, no fried rolls or mayo and only a part of a Philadelphia roll as an end of the week treat. Again I planned for that and ate more fruits/veggies at lunch so I stayed within my Points. But seriously youguys the weekend…DISASTER.
The Bad: This weekend was tasty but not at all WW friendly or even you know remotely healthy. My first meal of the weekend was at La Tropicana Cafe; a bustling little joint in Ybor. The food was really really good, but there wasn’t a single thing that resembled a vegetable on the whole menu. I ordered an egg cuban and a cup of coffee. The sandwich was good; scrambled eggs with ham, chorizo, and cheese on crusty cuban bread, but the coffee stole the show. It was traditional Cuban coffee, strong and dark, and filled with cream (I’m pretty sure it was real cream not milk). The saving grace was that I don’t like sugar in my coffee. Then Sunday there was brunch at Cantina Laredo and the potatoes from heaven. I know I said sushi was my favorite, but Mexican is my favorite too! I told you guys yesterday that I ordered the Chilaquiles at brunch and all about the fabulousness. Yummy shredded chicken, spicy sauce, fried tortillas, and queso, holy heart attack on a plate! What I didn’t tell y’all was about the real highlight. Some kind of potato dish the name of which I cannot remember (and it was in Spanish so I probably couldn’t spell it anyway), but thin sliced potatoes, cream sauce, cheese, spices, and a crunchy topping…almost like a gratin but like a hundred times better.
I have discussed before that I love food…like a lot. And clearly I’m still having trouble making good restaurant choices. I could say it was because both meals were with new groups of friends, but that’s just an excuse. I just need to make better choices. Here’s to the coming week!
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Yesterday…

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Since the only thing I posted about yesterday was football (yay Steelers!) and all I did today was work (blah), I figured today’s post would be a good time to tell y’all about yesterday’s hi-jinks. I made a trek, and by trek I mean the about 1.3 miles to the mall, to the Suncoast Art Festival with a few of the other women from my book club. It was really fun and there was a lot of great art; definitely some things I could see owning in the future. After we strolled the festival we had brunch at Cantina Laredo, which is always fabulous. I had chilaquiles yum yum yum!! Then I made chili for the AFC playoff game and part of tonight’s dinner. Both of which were awesome if I do say so myself. My next project will be to figure out how to make Steelers cupcakes for the Super Bowl.
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I love Saturdays!

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Saturdays are generally made of awesome. They’re the perfect combination of lazy and busy. Today was just such a day. Y’all probably don’t remember, but remember when I told you about my book club? Well it’s through meetup.com and I recently joined a second group. This morning we met for breakfast at a cafe in Ybor City and went to the Saturday morning market. It was really pretty fun and I got a ton of good produce, a really pretty scarf (it was FREEZING and I was not prepared), and a fantastic bottle of honey. The afternoon was spent doing house chores (blah), a nap, and then I made a super-fabulous dinner. There will be more on that in the future.
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