Saturday, January 30

Today is going to be a bit hectic. The boys are coming to make their mother a birthday gift. When they saw the coasters they wanted to make her some. She likes elephants, so that is what we're going to put on them. I will let you know the results.

We are going to dinner at Mom's today. She is having a few people for my brother's 64th birthday. It will be fun as there's only going to be about five family members there and it will give us a chance to reminisce a bit about years gone by. The boys like it when Uncle Ted and I tell stories from our childhood.

Yesterday was weigh in day and I had lost another three pounds, which makes ten pounds total since the middle of December. I'm very happy with that. Ten pounds in six weeks is a good average. If I lose it slow, it will be easier to keep it off. I just hope the will power holds out.

Not much else happening around here. We've had bitterly cold weather with strong winds this week. Yesterday was milder because there wasn't any wind. Looks like today is about the same. I don't mind the cold weather so much but the wind makes it so much colder.

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe and warm.


  1. Sounds like you've got a great weekend planned. Can't wait to see how the boys coasters turn out.
    Congrats on your 10 pound weight loss in only 6 weeks. That's awesome!
    Happy weekend!

  2. sounds like you have a busy weekend.Yell your brother Happy B-day from me.

  3. Congratulations on the poundage. Good luck with the elephants.

  4. I think that is better than average. I'm proud of you. I think 2 pounds a week is recommended. It sure comes off a lot slower than it goes on. At least it seems to.
    Since I have an accountability partner, it helps me to stay on track.
    Thanks, Mary
    Have a good day with the boys,
    Mama Bear

  5. Well good for you! I am so glad that you are doing well with your weight loss...I know that has got to make you feel so much better.
    Enjoy the birthday party...and happy birthday to your brother and daughter.

  6. wow Mary, stay strong on the weight loss, you're doing well!

  7. Congrats on your weight loss! Keep up the good work, though I know personally how hard it can be.

    We ended up with a half inch of ice, an inch of sleet and then a foot of snow on top of it all. That's nearly a record for us. We don't usually get so much snow in one storm. Now the sun is shining and it's melting a bit, but we're supposed to dip down to 6F tonight, so everything will refreeze. The roads are treacherous already and will only get worse.

    Enjoy your weekend, Mary. :o)

    Love and hugs,


  8. Congrats on your weight loss, enjoy your weekend.

  9. great job on the weight loss, slow and easy seems to work best long term. Congrats! Sounds like you have a nice weekend planned...enjoy! jj

  10. 10 lbs is two bags of flour. What a huge difference that would make in my life to get rid of. Congratulations!

  11. yeehaw!!!

    3 more lbs. you go girl.

  12. Looks like you got our weather from the beginning of the week. Stay safe and warm. Hope you had fun with the boys.

    God bless.

  13. Hope you had a great time at your mom's and a very Happy Birthday to your brother:-) I remember when I had aunts and uncles come over, how I loved listening to them talk about the "old days" so I can understand how much the boys enjoy that too!

    Good for you on losing 10 lbs so far!! I need to find my willpower as well, it's disappeared! lol

    Very cold over here too, just glad January is over with! lol xoxo