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My blog was started to help me come to terms with turning 50, to find myself as I become an empty nester, and to help me with my weight loss journey. (Update Here)
I am in an amazing place in my life so now follow me as I move forward with the good and the bad, my continued wieght loss journey and just my life!!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!!  I have off today!!  My sister and I decided to take a mini vaca in order to gear up for our holiday rush of dogs that we always have in November and December.  Of course everyone likes their "babies" pretty for the holidays :)

Anyway, I am feeling much much better and feel like a real person again :)  Today, my daughter Blayne and I met for coffee near her apartment.  This cute little Coffee Shop is called "The Brew Ha Ha"  isn't it fun looking?  They are dog friendly outside, but since we had planned on sitting outside (One of my Fall To Do things)  I left little Ava at home because she is always cold :)

Inside is just as fun!  
They sell all kinds of unique items and t-shirts :) 

Our very own pumpkin 
on our table :) 

Enjoying my coffee 
the sun, and Blayne!

We had a nice time catching up, since I didn't get to see her last weekend, because she was busy, and I was still coughing like crazy and feeling not so perfect.


Yesterday was my weigh in day!!  I am pretty happy with my loss.  I wasn't expecting anything huge because I had that 6 pound loss the week before, but who know what my body is up to and it gave me a loss this time too!!  I'll take it!!

My goal was 10 pounds in 4 weeks, so hopefully I can keep up my loss!  I am feeling pretty in control with Weight Watchers, and you know how much I love to be in control with my food :)   I've been really good not bingeing.  I think I am realizing that I can't cheat the whole weekend and expect any kind of loss.  I used to think hey, so and so can eat like this, but what I forget is that so and so, is not overweight.  Sure, there will be a time, after I hit my goal weight, that I can eat more openly on the weekend, but for now, I HAVE to watch!  I'm not thin yet!  Sometimes I forget that :)   I also used to tell myself that I deserve to eat this, that and everything else, on the weekends because I watched all week.  Eating junk on the weekends was fun for me, still is, but I am realizing that I don't need to over indulge to feel good about myself.  I don't need it to have fun, or unwind after the long week.  I am finding happiness in NOT bingeing.  I am feeling good about myself for staying on track, for being in control. I still have a small treat here and there, but I track the crap out of it so I don't go over without realizing.  OK, so I know its only been 2 weeks, but I am still going with my new attitude :)


Tonight Greg, Ava and I are going over to my sisters to pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters.  Even though we live in the same neighborhood, I am on the outside loop and usually on get 10  or so kids, where as my sister and the rest of my family live behind me on the main loop and they get about 80 kids.  Parents like to drop off their kids and they walk the loop but I am more on the main road, if you can call it that way out here in the boonies :)   Anyway, my sister opens up her garage and we all go over there and sit together.  I'll show ya pictures later :)   I kind of miss taking my kids trick or treating.  They would get so excited to get dressed up and go out at night.  They would bring back their stash and we would all go over to our parents and they would separate their candy and the trading would begin!  Of course, my sister and I always found some way to scare them!  Sigh......But....honestly, it's nice to finally get to stay home, sit back and watch all the kids come up to get candy :)   Now I just have to say a prayer that my now big kids are safe!!

 Well, I am off to make some fun yummy sandwiches to bring to my sisters tonight.  I've  made these a few times before and my family loves them.
Calories and WW Points??  I have no clue :)

This isn't mine, this is from the website :)  
Mine usually don't look this pretty :) 

Here is the recipe if you are interested.  Hawaiian Baked Sandwiches.  I don't use the poppy seed or onion and they turn out great!

Have a wonderful night whether you are staying home, going to a party, or taking your little ones trick-or-treating, have fun, be safe, and watch out for the Boogie Man :)



  1. That coffee shop looks perfect! I would be there a lot :D

    1. And congratulations on your success so far!

  2. Aww I miss taking my daughter trick or treating too. She is 21 now. Wonderful loss this week! You are rocking it!

  3. You are so pretty :) Congrats on the loss--you're doing great! I made those sandwiches for my son's first birthday... they are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good!