Saturday, September 15, 2007

Termination Dust

I got up early this morning & went to rejoin Weight Watchers. I've gained weight this summer from my inactivity. After the weigh-in & went & sat down for the meeting. I hadn't paid any attention to what the weight was, I knew about where I was, & didn't need to look, but then as the meeting started I glanced at the booklet... Holy COW! According to what was written down I had gained about 40 pounds since I last weighed myself a couple of weeks ago! Well, I sat there having this strange conversation in my head.."this has to be a mistake, ...I wouldn't fit into my pants if I'd gained that much weight... but what if it's right, & my scale is wrong? Oh how humiliating to demand to be weighed again because I just can't possibly be THAT heavy,
so I went & bought a pedometer, & just stepped up on the scale while I was there...PHEW!
Yep the gal had made a 40 pound mistake. I told the lady 40, & she said "you mean 4, right?", & I said "No, look...40". So during the 1/2 meeting I made it way past the 10% goal that was written. It was a new record for Wgt. Watchers. We all got a good laugh, except for the girl who weighed me the first time, she just hung her head & continued to work on paper work (rechecking her numbers I suspect).
Finally today, there is a little termination dust on the mountain tops! It's always exciting to see that first dusting of snow.
Warren finished of his "Quilt top deck" today, now he just has to finish the side rails. We've decided on steel cable to keep it visually clean. We want to see our surrounding woods & wildlife.
Inside I decided to make bread. It's the first time I've made it since we moved back into the house. Before we did the addition I used to make bread every weekend. A new exercise in my Physical Therapy made me think of it. It was the same motion as when I knead bread, so today I did. The one on the left is plain Spelt bread, the other 2 are my cranberry cinnamon bread that Warren likes to eat with peanut butter. It also makes great toast, & french toast. It made the house smell wonderful.
I also had a fire going in the living room to help the bread raise faster. Broccoli was enjoying the heat, but was a little annoyed at my flash. I can just hear a Morris the cat voice in my head saying,"Must you really?".

10 comments:

Granny Fran said...

Oh, I just love Brocolli. Your guy did such a beautiful job on his wooden quilt! It's cooling down quite a bit here at night and my friend in Woodland Park, up above Colorado Springs in the mountains, said they had a dusting of snow. I can wait for it here, but love to see it on the hills.

Granny Fran said...

Forgot to ask for recipe for Cranberry Cinnaman Bread.

Sue said...

I love your deck, that is so cool, kudos to your DH. And I, too, hope you will share the recipe for Cranberry Cinnamon bread, sounds yummy!

Shirley Goodwin said...

The deck looks wonderful! So does the bread. And congats on losing 40 pounds in a few minutes, wish I could do that!

Micki said...

Beautiful pic of the mountain view. Warren did a fantastic job on the deck. Bread looks yummy.

Melodie said...

Your life looks so warm and cozy! Warm house, soft kitty, smell of bread baking.....and the lovely deck. I can feel it all. My cabin is like that (without the smell of the bread. The best I do is baking frozen bread dough.) I did make cookies last week! Same effect, more calories.
I lost quite a bit of weight while in the hospital (no where's near 40 lbs tho.) But in that case I think I sweat it off!! Love, Sis

Barbara C said...

What a beautiful face Broccoli has! What a sweetheart. Kudos to you and your DH for the beautiful deck.

MJAPA said...

it does look very homey. I wish I was there. xoxo

Kay said...

Wouldn't it be great if all weight loss was so easy! Lovely pictures, and Broccoli is such a beauty.

Clevelandgurlie said...

Your deck is absolutely wonderful. What an amazing husband to put this together for you both toenjoy. I'm dying to try the bread but am a bit intimidated.