Wednesday, March 18, 2009


So, it's been more laid back lately. So far there have been two full work days this week and so far this week I have left at 4:30 both days. I have been toying with the idea of putting this on my blog, but I figure why not? I could use some accountability: I have started Weight Watchers. I am on week 3. I have only lost about 4 lbs so far, but I don't weigh again until Friday. SO...if you have any recipes that you want to share, send me the links or email them or scan them and share! I may start sharing some of my favorite healthy recipes on here. I haven't really done any recipes lately. Sad times.

This past weekend was a whirlwind of showers. I went to a bachelorette party/shower for Caitlin on Friday night, a bridal shower for my friend Kim on Saturday, and a bridal shower for Caitlin at church on Sunday. I was so proud of myself because I went out the week before and bought gifts so I wasn't rushing around on the day of!!! (See any previous post where I talk about how I have turned into a procrastinator!) I didn't take pictures of the cards, but I made them. I used the pre-made blank cards you can get at Joann or Walmart and then cut squares of my wrapping paper and made them super cute. My wrapping paper was like squares with different wedding-type designs. I just wanted to share that because I had never thought about it until I was looking at that paper and I was like, wow this would make a cute card.

Shana did a good job summing up Caitlin's bachelorette party on her blog, but I want to talk about it, too. Lauren, Caitlin's wonderful sister, planned it and did a great job. We all carpooled down to Fuego, this tapas restaurant downtown. It was really good and we had good company too! Then, we came back for the "shower" time and Lauren made this yummy apple crisp (I didn't eat any of it, but I have had it before) and I made Margarita Punch, which is nonalcoholic but does taste like a real margarita. It's super easy, but things are always better when someone else makes it, so I always make it for the girls (I made it up, but I am sure lots of people make it my way, too). How can I say no when they shower me with compliments on my bartending abilities? One of the highlights: Shana was there! Yay! She and Josh came home from Louisville (where Josh is attending seminary) for the "Caitlin and Andy wedding shower circuit!" I can't share all of the pics, which were almost all good (b/c there are just too many for one post), but here are some of my favorites. All the ones Shana posted are super good too, but since she posted them, I won't. So, look at her post too if you want to see more good pics! The one up top is Caitlin surrounded by her gifts drinking margarita punch. Too cute! Then, there are pictures of Lauren (the hostess with the mostess) and me and Maggie and me. The last picture is a belly picture of Shana. She's just the cutest pregnant person ever. I had to share (I hope you don't mind Shana).

Kim's shower was a lot of fun too. It was great to see Kim. I know her because we used to go to church together and I worked with her mom, Teri at T&U. I still stay really close with my T&U friends. The shower was at Cheryl's house, my old boss from T&U who also went to church with us. It was fun because there were lots of people there that I like a lot who I rarely get to see. I ended up making bow-quets from all the bows on Kim's gifts, so that was a fun way to be crafty. Okay, the pictures from this shower are kind of small, probably because I saved them off of Facebook, so they probably are not normal size pics. But, there is one of me making the bow-quets and then one of Kim with her bridesmaid Cristy (Cheryl's daughter) holding their bow-quets. Fun. (Okay, I just tried a different way to save those pics from FB, so maybe they are better.)

Caitlin's church shower on Sunday was fun too and she racked up! I have my pics downloaded, but I haven't emailed them to everyone so I don't have access to them at work right now. That is for a later post.


Eric said...

I started doing Weight Watchers Online last summer and had awesome results with it. It makes eating out more difficult (best course of action is to download the menu ahead of time and know what you're going to order), but I found that it wasn't that hard to eat healthy stuff at home. Cooking Light magazine consistently provided some good menus, and they even have a 30-minutes-or-less section which is great on work nights. I lost 28 pounds over about 5 months, and have yet to gain any of it back (even over the holidays). If you want any good recipes, let me know and I'll send them your way.

Shana Stringer said...

Mary, I will try and remember to scan some of my favorite light recipes and send them to you. If I think of it at home and bring them to work to scan that would be great. We'll see.

That is fine you posted my prego shot. I look horrible in the face, but o well. The one (you didn't post, thank you) of Lauren and I, holy cow I didn't know I had that many chins. I think I felt like that picture was going to be a chin one, I think I made a comment about it when you took it.

Carrie said...

I did weight watchers several years ago. I liked it okay, but I always gave myself Sunday as splurge day and it never kept me from still losing weight. That splurge day on Sunday is what motivated me the rest of the week! ha ha!
there is a great site that has tons of info about restaurants...
you have to scroll down past all the ads, but it has tons of info.
love the "bowquets" CUTE! and I love the idea about using the wrapping paper to make a card, I will have to remember that!

Marcy said...

Wow. Thanks for all the comments. I had heard about that site, but I must not be doing something right because I couldn't find anything on there. Maybe I didn't scroll down far enough. Eric, I don't think I have your email address, but I will email Kari for some recipes. The good thing is that because I am eating better, Scott, in turn, is also eating better.

And, Shana, I think your face looks very nice in that picture!