Saturday, January 11, 2014


As you may have noticed, I haven't blogged in a a long while! Well, I think it is time to change what this blog is into something that will hopefully help others. Let me explain...

In May, my mom and I decided to join Weight Watchers. I had recently attended the med school graduation of a dear friend and was shocked when I saw the pictures. The girl in that photo someone I didn't know! I was heavier than I'd ever been and looked awful! I knew it was time for a change. So on May 11, 2013 I walked in to my first ever Weight Watchers meeting. On my first weigh in, I tipped the scales at a shocking (for me) 205 pounds. I couldn't believe it! The first number in my weight had NEVER been a two before.
I sat through the first meeting feeling depressed that I had to go through all of this at 26 and that I wasn't naturally thin. The first week was hard! I mourned the loss of real Dr. Pepper, McDonald's breakfast, and all things fried. But when I walked in to my next meeting, I was already down 3.6 pounds. Seeing the numbers on the scales was so motivating, so I kept it up. Eight months later, I am down over 45 pounds from my first weigh and wearing a size I haven't worn since early college!
I am certainly not saying it has been easy. I have had to be diligent and have had to learn all new habits as far as food and drinks go. It has TOTALLY been worth it, though. I have decided to make this into a weight loss blog all about the meals I make, snacks I eat, and tips and tricks for being successful with Weight Watchers. This program WORKS!

So, after that introduction I thought I'd post our menu for the week. Here is what my new hubby and I are eating this week, complete with links to recipes if they were something I had found on the internet.

Sunday: Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas with Uncle Ben's Cajun Style Ready Rice and chips & salsa
Monday: Pork Chops with homemade BBQ (ketchup and brown easy) with baked potatoes and Green Giant Frozen Green Beans with Almonds
Tuesday: Crock Pot Mexican Chicken with brown rice and cheddar bay biscuits (I just make the Bisquick mix kind)
Wednesday: left overs
Thursday: Pepperoni, Banana Pepper, and Garlic Pizza (better known as PBG around here!) with salad
Friday: Meat Lovers Pizza with salad (we have homemade pizza sauce to use up!)
Saturday: Weigh In Day and treat night! Taking my brother and his girlfriend to our favorite restaurant...Merrick Inn! Yum :)

I hope these recipes help get you started if you are reading and searching for WW inspiration! It will help keep me honest with eating to post my weekly menus (I hope!).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Christmas Parade Party

Well, I feel super guilty since I haven't blogged here in forever, but it is time for my return :) Last night, I had a Christmas Parade Party! Living on Main Street gives me a primo view of the parade, and I have people over to enjoy it with me. Here are some Pinterest finds that made our party food list.

Source: via Claire on Pinterest

I love appetizers! Can you see why I've probably gained 10 pounds over night?? I've got some recipes to post soon, so stay tuned :) Glad to be back!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cincy :)

This weekend, my family went to Cincinnati to watch Rob play baseball. It was lots of fun! I got there Thursday night (later than planned, because I left my damn suitcase in Danville and had to turn around) and Mom, Rob, and I went to eat. After we got back to the hotel, I talked Mom into a cocktail in the lobby. O...M...G... BEST COSMOS EVER! By the way, the lobby looked like this:

And it was a Holiday Inn!!! Seriously, the nicest one I've been ever. See why we wanted to drink cocktails here?
The next day we got up, drove to the Waffle House, and had one of my all time favorite breakfasts...the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Toaster with hashbrowns scattered, smothered, and covered. Perfect way to start the day! We came back to the hotel, dropped off Rob, then proceeded to get lost on the way to a Joseph-Beth. We ended up driving around (while laughing) before returning to get Rob and head to a ball game 30 minutes away. We watched the ball game and then Rob headed out to a Cincinnati Reds game while Mom and I hit up Newport on the Levee.
While at NOTL, we were tailed by a cop, deafened by some really loud diners, entertained by several interesting characters, and we attended the Sausage Festival. Yes, a sausage fest. Please check out @rob_caud on Instagram if you don't believe me. We also enjoyed this beautiful view:

I love looking at Cincy from the Kentucky side. Just beautiful.
The next day, it was time for more baseball. I love to watch Rob play, but I have to say I'm a little bored when he's in right field. It just isn't an action-packed area (like the mound or short). Post-ball game, we headed to Skyline Chili (AHHHH!!! If you don't know about Skyline, look it up immediately) and then on to...the zoo!!! I was so excited!!! Mom was glad she went, too, once we got there and saw these dolls:

By the time we got back to the hotel, Dad and Bru had arrived! It was time for Rob to venture out to another ball game, but we played hooky since he wasn't playing. It was off to dinner at The Pub (good) and a visit to Joseph Beth (awesome). We went back to the hotel for more Cosmos (yes) and an adventure that I will write about later this week. Believe me, it deserves it's own post (congrats, Tracy and Amy!).

We tried to watch more baseball today, but it was rained out. Baby brother's shoulder is hurting, so that was OK with me :-) I got home about 5 pm to see this sweet face:
 Who wouldn't be happy to get home to him? :-)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th!

Happy 4th to my two readers ;-) Hope you are having a fab fourth!
I made Cake Batter Dip and a little experimental concoction to take over to a cook out this evening. The Cake Batter Dip is soooo delicious! Plus, it only has about 30 fat grams in the whole dip, which would feed at least 20 people. If I had made it with Cool Whip Free, it would only have about 15 grams of fat! I found the recipe via Pinterest, but check the link out right here at Lee, Me, and the Girls.

Lee, Me, and the Girls

Monday, July 2, 2012

Camp Hope

For the past few years, I've directed a camp for adults with disabilities. This year, like every year, was very rewarding! While I love doing camp, I'm always worn out after it is over! It will be nice to have some down time this week. Here's a photo of one group of campers. They are awesome!

Monday, June 11, 2012


For those of you who don't know, that's the Great American Brass Band Festival. Most residents would say that it is the best weekend to live in Danville. There is fun, amazing brass music, dancing, fattening food, and {now} lots of fun cocktails! This year, we had a new event that Friday night called Bayou and Brass. Here's a picture of some of the Main Street fun...

Sorry, I know it's blurry. But this was a fantastic turn out for our small community! People as far as the picture can see :-) I love being a Downtown Diva ;-)

Monday, June 4, 2012


Yesterday, I had the pleasure of helping out with the Danville-Boyle County Humane Society's PetSmart partnership, and it was so much fun!

Marie...I think (or maybe that's Blaze) :-)

Precious puppies, wild kittens, and even some napping adult cats were up for adoption. Tons of people stopped by to play with and pet the animals, and 5 were adopted out that day! PetSmart accounts for 50% of DBCHS's adoptions, so the program is obviously really important to the animals. Between PetSmart and the open house at the shelter this weekend, SIXTEEN pets were adopted out in just TWO days! That's big...just ask Marie (or Blaze).