Okay, so my New Year’s resolution to get things done before the night before, isn’t happening for me. Once again, I was working until midnight to make something for the girls to take to school today for Easter gifts. (We have spring break next week). I had been making some cute baskets for another project and they weren’t all that complicated, (uh, yeah right!) so I thought to myself on Monday, “I could make these for all the kids and teachers in the preschool!” This is where I should have ended it, but I decided that yes, I could do it! So I haven’t had time to do anything except work on them since then! Yikes…why do I self create problems like this?? Then, of course, I couldn’t figure out what to put in them that was cute and low cost, so what else do I decide to do??? Make cookies to decorate and put in the baskets. Double Doh!!! Oh well, it keeps me busy I guess! I finished the last part this morning at 11:33. Which is exactly 3 minutes past the time that the girls are supposed to be at school. Needless to say we were a wee bit late!!! Thank goodness the school is only a mile from our house. So here is a picture of the cute little baskets which I never want to see another one of:
and here is a photo of the cookie we put in them:
I will say that these are the best decorating cookies I have ever made, although I only took one small bite (really!) as I started a weight loss contest yesterday. More on that in a minute. Here is where you can get the great recipe and I will never need another one I liked it so much! Definitely a keeper..I think it is the cream cheese!
So some of the moms in the neighborhood decided we should do a “Biggest Loser” contest to get us all motivated for summer. Yesterday was our weigh in day. Cost is $20 and the winner gets the pot. We have 17 people in it now so that is $340 to the winner! My hubby who is always so supportive of anything I want to do involving being fit, also told me that if I win, he would match the pot. Botox, here I come baby! Needless to say, I am highly motivated! If Valerie Bertenelli can be on the cover of People Magazine at 48 in a bikini..surely I can lose a little weight. It is all about the willpower people! (of which I usually have none!) So we weighed in yesterday and I had gained 5 pounds! OH MY FREAKING GOSH! I had no idea! I work out so much that I am really doing myself a disservice by eating so much crap. I keep telling myself I can do anything for 6 weeks and I am going to stick with it this time! No Reese’s eggs at Easter! I will just have to remember how good they taste! It is time for a change! I am keeping a food diary and I have not had any junk food and only about 1200 –1300 calories each day. I had eaten a bunch of chocolate the day before so I figured I could do 1200 for a couple of days! Here’s hoping I will be our neighborhood’s “Biggest Loser!”
Ciao for now! Deidre