Diet and Exercise, Sharing my life

Dieting makes me sick

Literally makes me sick ….

Ive been sick for the past few days just when I am planning out my meal plan ( more in a bit) and I catch Jon’s cold. My nose is stuffy and I cant taste anything. Oh and the sneezing.

Last time i was sick I was just starting the military diet. 1 day and I was done. All food was gross. (this was because of Jon )

Since I posted about losing weight last month, Ive been cutting back. We haven’t gone out to eat, well thats mainly do to wanting to save money since we needed heating oil and Jon’s ER visit bill was paid . So I have been forced to cut back..hehe nah, willingly. Ive been eating salad dressing that is yogurt based, mini cans of soda. ( i need to stop drinking soda ..again) and been snacking on oranges.

I found something on Pinterest about an hard boiled egg diet. 2 eggs and an orange for breakfast, salad for lunch and chicken and salad for dinner. This is the meal plan i was gonna start when I got sick. you just eat the above with a few variations for dinner, fish steamed veggies for 2 weeks. This I can get on board with .

Tonight is food shopping night so I will be getting some chicken , more salad dressing, veggies and eggs. And whatever the non dieters( but should be on one) want.

Oh and I lost 3 pounds. If you see it… tell them I moved to the moon 🙂







A Year of Projects, Sharing my life

YOP6 week 27

Hi all… I’m back!! 🙂

Sorry for my 2 week absence… I got ran over by the Messy bun beanie bandwagon. 🙂 I got everyone’s orders out for Christmas who needed them by then. My most popular color is Turqua. I now hate the kidding. I still love it. it is yarn after all . I have a few other designs I need to add to my etsy.


Speaking of yarn.. a fellow local Yopper (Dianna ) gave me a bag of Red heart Unforgettable and Knit Picks yarn . OMG I love every single ball!!


And I made this hat from one of the balls… well it only took  half.


I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a safe and fun New Years ❤

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A Year of Projects, Sharing my life

YOP6 week 24

Almost half way people !!:)

Lets start this week with Jon and my new favorite restaurant: The Jealous Monk in Mystic Village, Mystic CT . I think its a Belgian place. I am so picky I ordered a salad ( Backyard Picnic… iceberg lettuce  with blue cheese dressing with cucumbers, carrots , bacon and radish ) and the Belgian frites (french fries) and Jon had a pulled pork sandwich with the frites. We played Connect Four ( yup they have games there too) until the food came. Them We headed in to the village to see some of the lights .. but it was too cold to fully enjoy waling around. Here are some pics of our visit..


This week was a bit productive win the hat department… I finished 5 hats…. 2 knitted and 3 ponytail/messy bun hats. Yes I jumped on the band wagon with the new trend. I am a ponytail wearer so I love these hats.

This one is my favorite. Easy Peasy Messy Bun hat.img_3848


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Sharing my life

Books, How I Love Thee

I love books.

My favorites recently are autobiographies. Ive read about Cher , Nick Carter, Rue Mcclanahan, Christopher Reeves, Princess Diana,  Michael J Fox, Betty White, Tori Spelling ( all her books) , Ellen Degeneres,Anne Frank,  Neil Patrick Harris …and more that I am forgetting I am sure.

love-books-1Recently I’ve read Betty White’s If You Ask Me ( And Of Course You Won’t ), Neil Patrick Harris ( his was a fun book) Amy Poehler and Tina Feys books I couldn’t get into  for some reason , though I love them both. Alison Arngrim, who played Nellie on Little House on the Prairie wrote a book but in the first few chapters she wrote about something that happened to her when she was little that made my stomach turn and I just couldn’t continue. Most of her book is about her acting career but I just couldn’t get past her past. I am sure I will go back to it and skip the first 5 chapters but right now I want to read about other people.

I love getting to know people. Either in books or through the internet. I am such a shy person . I hate it.  I am not a talker. I’ve always said I am more quiet than shy. I love going out. Being around people doesn’t bother me. Talking to them scares me.  Facebook and other social media sites keep me in touch with old friends and family. Even if we don’t chat on a daily basis , or weekly, seeing what they are up to  in my newsfeed keeps me happy  .

You could also say I am I have to know everything..well just about. 🙂


I just finished Michael J. Fox’s second book, Always looking Up. It covers his retirement from Spin City, How his Michael j. Fox Foundation was formed, his Parkinsons, his  wife and kids, and Politics. This man amazes me. Since I was a little kid watching Family Ties I ve had such a crush on him.  I just want to give him a big hug 🙂

Other books(people) I want to read about are Melissa Joan Heart- Melissa Explains it all, Diane Keaton( at my local library), Nick Cater’s second book,  and Michelle Obama.

Do you have any suggestions??

Crochet stuff, Sharing my life

Crochet burnout

I look at my patterns, all lovely. I look at my yarn, wonderful. But when I sit down with a pattern and yarn , I just don’t want to do anything. I don’t crochet all that much. I look at my projects and think what a waste of yarn.

The projects I am doing for A Year of Projects , my theme is Christmas in July for this month, And I just don’t want to finish. I don’t wear silly hats and I don’t know anyone who will wear the reindeer stocking cap. If I put it up for sale in my etsy shop it will just sit there and the made item will collect dust. If I offer it in multiple sizes ,the made hat won’t be the one that I sell .. its happened.

yarn from Reindeer scarf.

Did I ever tell you I don’t like scarves? Well I dont 😦 I dont wear them .The Reindeer scarf is so adorable.. but not my style. If I need to walk to the store in the winter I wear a thin cowl with my hoodie. Walking 2 miles can get a bit warm. I look at the scarf and think ” this will be cute but a waste of yarn”.

The Holiday flag will be finished. It is something I WILL use. I took apart a Christmas stocking I made a few years ago that never sold in my etsy shop so I can use the green yarn to make the tree for the other side of the flag.IMG_3603

I love to crochet but I love it even more when it’s for a purpose. Like if my fiance likes something I will make it for him. ( the Mario blanket, the fire flower, One Punch man. – soon to be completed). Or for Halloween orders.

Jon said if I don’t like crocheting anymore , then don’t do it. This is after I threw my knitting needles on the floor…lol Someday he will get it I crochet to remember my mom. Since she is the one who taught me.

If you are reading this and are part of the A year of Projects group on ravelry.. forget I said anything about 🙂 I will still be making items from my purchased patterns list , I just won’t be lumping them together and will be making projects that are needed/wanted. ie., hats for chemo patients ( and before you ask 🙂 .. the reindeer stocking cap will be too scratchy for  their heads).    `

That is all for now. Time to rethink my projects 🙂