So I was just visiting my girl Janene's blog and saw the thing about Country Home, and even Linda's comment that she knew it was going under, too! Gee, I wonder why I haven't gotten notification yet? I have to tell to you that great minds must think alike, because I have lost all affection for both Country Living and Country Home. I got sucked into CH on a so-called bargain, but it's so thin and elite. Not worth the $$. I used to love Country Living -- but, ehhh, that one's not so great anymore either. I love my Country Sampler, and I'm letting CL run out and that will be that. Since I'm on a whiny mode, I have to say that I'm not too fond of HGTV any more either. They seem to want to attract a younger, more urban fan-base -- not a country show in sight. I used to love Country Style when it was on a few years ago, but that was the last country/prim oriented thing I've seen on there.
Anyway, I wanted to add some weight loss suggestions. At one of our meetings last year, we discussed things that are your 'must-haves' -- for some it was a food scale, for others it was a crock pot. For me it was a salad spinner. I couldn't do without this!! I always have a salad in the fridge for when I want a little snack, and you know how refrigerated salads can get soggy after a day or two. I can keep a salad for 3 days in this gizmo and it stays nice and crispy because I spin off all of the water that makes salad soggy.
~ Orville Redinbacker 94% fat free popcorn. 5 cups are only 1 point, and if you like a buttery taste, spritz on some I Can't Believe It's not Butter Spray -- no points. Great for lower plumbing (lots of fiber) and very filling for a snack.
~ apples- small. one point and filling (and good for you and your teeth!)
~measuring spoons. 2 tbls cannot be eyeballed!Well, you get the idea. Think about what your must-haves are and that helps a lot in keeping to the food plan as well as keeping you on track.
A few other suggestions -- only weigh yourself once a week! You'll get crazy otherwise. Eat 3 meals (at least) per day -- starvation doesn't work and will get on your nerves anyway. You can eat 10 times a day if you stick to your point allotment -- which by the way, changes at each 10 weight loss. The point of WW is to adjust points as your weight drops -- you need a higher number the heavier you are, and they come down slowly as you lose the weight. For ex, I started at 27 points/day and ended at 19 points per day.
Can't end the post without a little chuckle -- look at this BIG BOY sitting (or attempting to) on the window sill while I work. Did ya ever??? LOL. His tail is so big that it moves the laptop screen. I think he needs Weight Watchers!!!!
Have a great day! Hey Rondell -- GO EAGLES!!! LOL.