Posts Tagged ‘chocolate chips’

Check Out These Fabulous Parenting Blogs

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

You gotta love any day when someone says your blog is "fabulous!" And when the honor comes from the terrific Tessa Falk over at Pardon Our Poo, it's even more of a kick. (That is one of the funniest, and best-looking, parenting blogs around. Check it out.) Thanks for the award, Tessa!

The deal with the "Your Blog is Fabulous" award is that you get to pass it on. Here are the rules:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.

1. On your post about receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.
2. When you post your five winners, make sure you link to them as well.
To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then
"add image" in your post as a picture so your winners can save it.
4. Don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are my addictions and a list of blogs that rock!

My Five Fabulous Addictions:

1. My guys, Randy (hubby) and Matt (our almost teenager — yikes). They keep me busy, happy and feeling loved. 

2. Saving memories in fun ways. I love anything to do with taking pictures, video (with my new Flip camera — I'm lovin' the Flip!), scrapbooking, photo cards… you name it. (Send me some cool ideas!)

3. Chocolate. Dark chocolate. Frozen, melted… There is very little you can do to dark chocolate that will keep me from eating it. Want to perk up a batch of brownies? Throw in half a bag of semi sweet chocolate chips. Voila: You're a gourmet baker in the hearts and minds of all who scarf down your treats.

4. The Daily Show. I'm hooked. (Hey, is Jon Stewart adorable — and hysterical — or what?)

5. Girlfriend time. Meeting for breakfast, lunch or coffee. Chick flicks-and-wine evenings. Funny e-mails and chatting. I love my gal pals! Can't imagine going through life without them, and I treasure them more each year.

I pass this award on to my 5 Fabulous Blog Buddies:

1. Maria Bailey and Lynn Armitage at My Teen, The Alien

2. Chris Brogan at Dad-o-Matic

3. Paula Spencer at Momfidence!

5. Fred Goodall at Mocha Dad

4. Leah Ingram at The Lean, Green Family

Of course, there are more faves of mine that I couldn't list here. Just check out my blogroll on the right sidebar and give 'em a visit!

See Mommy Lose Weight — Week 3

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

This is a photo of last week's weigh in. Why? Because I weighed EXACTLY the same today as I did last Wednesday. Ugh. The culprits:

°    Brownies — with extra chocolate chips added. I had to go to a meeting Monday night, so I made some brownies to take along. The mistake? Making them Sunday afternoon, and then continuing to sneak past them and "even them up." (We wouldn't want messy brownie edges, now, would we?)

°    Work. I spent too many hours with my butt in the chair in front of this computer last week, and not enough hours walking the dog and hitting the treadmill. (I'm a bit of a politics/CNN junkie, especially lately, so watching CNN would have been a pain-free way to do a 30-minute treadmill session. But nooo!)

°    Twitter. Oh, boy, this social-networking tool can be used for good or evil (i.e., more butt-in-the-chair time). I'm afraid I'm hooked after just three weeks. Already I've met new writing and editing colleagues, learned about great websites, gathered article ideas and a lot more. You can also spend waaay too much time on Twitter having fun and reading everyone's thoughts on everything from the presidential campaign to back-to-school challenges to where to get the best pad Thai in San Francisco. (You can follow me on Twitter here.)

So here's the rundown so far on my Wednesday weigh-ins:

Week 1: 138.6
Week 2: 137.2 (total loss: 1.4 lbs)
Week 3: 137.2 (total loss: 1.4 lbs)

I'm already working toward next week's weigh-in. No brownies this week! I'm snacking, right now, on apple slices dipped in a bit of natural peanut butter, and drinking lots of water. And I'll be out walking Charlie the Wonder Dog later today, I promise.

How about you? What do you do when you have a less-than-stellar weight-loss week? If your week was like mine last week, let's climb back on the horse together, share tips and encouragement, and aim for a great weigh-in next Wednesday!

To see all of my weight-loss posts in this series, just click on "See Mommy Lose Weight" in the category cloud on the left sidebar.