Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mexican-Style 'Pizza'=YUM!!!

So, I was playing around in the kitchen this afternoon and a yummy idea struck! I just tried this 'pizza' and YUM!

I used:
Flat Out Flat Bread-whole wheat light (90 cal and rather big)
1/4c chunky salsa (for the 'pizza' sauce)
1/4 pkg. Hormel Canadian Bacon-Pizza Style (About 10 slices)
1/4c Our Family light Mexican style shredded cheese

Bake at 350* F until the cheese melts (really not long at all) and walla! YUM YUM YUM!   

Serving Size: Entire 'Pizza'
Calories: 225
Carbs: 24
Fat: 11
Protein: 20
Fiber: 11

Sorry, no picture. It was too yummy looking, so a picture did not get taken before it was gone!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

My Twenty Pound Loss Celebration Gift

After my ten pound loss celebration scarf turned out SO lovely, I thought "Why stop there?"
So...for my twenty pound loss celebration, I decided to make a lovely Queen Anne's Lace scarf in beautiful Spring colors! Also, it was an excellent excuse to try out a new pattern I had been drooling over!
Ready to see the loveliness?
Well, here you go!
Love the look on my face in this picture! I think I was concentrating on taking the picture a little too hard!

Another scarf picture from the back of the dining room chair:

A close up of the variegated section of my scarf:

A close up of the pink section of my scarf:
Isn't it absolutely lovely?!

Monday, October 1, 2012

My Ten Pound Celebration Gift...

As I began my weight loss journey it occurred to me that I should do something to celebrate my weight loss as I went along. You know, a bit of motivation to help keep me on the right track.
For my first mile stone, a ten pound loss, I decided to make myself a fall scarf. I used an Eddie Eckman pattern from her Crochet Boarders book (see below) and modified it into a scarf. 
Here is the result:
This first picture was taken right after I finished 'blocking' my scarf.

A close up:
 I think the smile on my face says it all about how much I love this scarf and how proud I was to have lost the first ten pounds!

A full shot of me wearing the scarf cowl-style. My daughter took this picture for me and somehow managed to cut off the top of my head, but get her brother's head in the picture! LOL

Now I am just playing around! I hung the scarf up in front of my draperies to show off the colors.

My scarf hanging over the back of one of the dining room chairs.
I was so excited to have some fall weather arrive the other day and I took full advantage of the lovely, cool weather by wearing my scarf to work and receiving SO many compliments. A perfect reward for all my hard work!