31 August 2015

8/31/2015 - One a Week

Last week 168.6
This week 167.6

Yes, one pound a week is my goal. Too bad I am not consistent or I would have lost 24 pounds this year, but alas ... no.

Giving my toes the air treatment this week with no polish to be seen.

24 August 2015

8/27/2015 - And the Winner Is? ...Not Me !!

Last week 168.6
This week 168.6
Well, my weight loss buddy now weighs less than me (168.5). High praises for her and big incentive for me. If that doesn't get me off the "eat-whatever-you-want wagon (even in smaller portions)," I don't know what it is. I dislike being so competitive, but it does spur me on in the right direction in this case.

New polish. Another given to me by my cool sis-in-law, Lorraine. It is Sally Hanson's Plume. A nice smooth gold color, but if you look at it in a certain way it has a weird blue cast. Maybe the Plume name comes from peacock plume, which has essences of gold and blue.

For some reason it looks more coppery in this shot on the toes, but here is a photo of the bottle--more true to the real color and you can even see a hint of the blue. I really like it!!

18 August 2015

8/17/2015 - Healthier, but Heftier

Last week - 167.4
This week - 168.6
This week I've been eating a lot of fresh veggies from the Community garden--cukes, lettuce, basil, and lovely tomatoes.

Definitely getting the maximum amount of fiber, but ...  along with wonderful tomatoes comes BLT (BACON-lettuce-tomato) sandwiches. I ate two over the weekend, each with 6 pieces of bacon and a little mayo (also fattening as we use the real stuff from Hellman's). So put on almost a pound. Yuck.

Toes looking so good with floral design on pink, I did not change a thing this weekend.

10 August 2015

8/10/2015 - Asian Toe Treatment

Last week - 167.6
This week - 167.2
Really not much to say about the weight issue. But loving this week's pedi.

Needed a pick-me-up. Been overworked (with volunteer stuff) and underpaid (not paid at all). Haircut this week with really great Amanda and pedi with my fave pedicurist Moon Do (gotta love her name).

Anyway Mike helped me pick out China Glaze brand Pink Voltage. Then Moon added a little floral paint design. After it was done it really reminded me of Japanese cherry blossom time in Washington DC. Have never actually seen it in person, but this is what I think it looks like.

PS - Good-bye to Jon Stewart. We love ya! Here is our cat Bella watching his last show.

03 August 2015

8/3/2015 - To Be Expected This Week

Last week - 166.8
This week - 167.6
We are going to Italy in October for 2-½ weeks. It is a foodie trip (just what we need for losing weight!!!). The Chef from our favorite Kalamazoo Italian restaurant (Zazio's) is our guide. We invited Chef John, his wife, and the four other travelers in our group to a meet-up on Tuesday. We met our fellow Italian-o-philes, got the tour highlights from Chef, and asked all our questions. Opera playing in the background.

As this meet-up was at our home, we served an antipasto spread to go with our Italian theme. We had salami wrapped cheese sticks, marinated artichoke salad, a variety of olives from the deli bar, a caprese plate (tomatoes slices and fresh basil from our community garden bed, fresh mozzarella, olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar) with slices of baguette bread. For sweets we had fluffy pastry stuffed with sweet almond paste and Italian wedding almonds.

We also drank several bottles of wine we had been saving for a special occasion. They were from La Spinetta Winery in northern Italy, the area we will be touring. We purchased these some time ago at a Chef's Table event at Zazio's, never dreaming we would actually go to the winery. It was fun to preview these wines before going on the trip.

Here are the two labels from La Spinetta. The nose on the Moscato was spectacular--floral, but not too sweet. We loved, loved both of them.
As usual we had way too much food for our little group of eight, so lots of wonderful leftovers. For the rest of the week I ate my way through these fabulous treats that would not normally be in our fridge. Could not just throw away!!!

Nail polish is an old OPI I had on hand--Royal Raja Ruby. It's more brownish than ruby reddish. And I like the brownish better. Makes my toes look tanned.