Monday, February 26, 2007

Weekend Ramblings

When I got up this morning I went into the kitchen to turn the coffee pot on and when I looked outside I saw something I just didn't believe. It was this weird thing that I have heard about but had not really seen this year. I had heard about how pretty it is and how much of it so many other parts of the country were getting. I didn't know what to make of it. So of course I took a picture only to realize that what I was seeing out my very own window was a phenomenon they call SNOW!! I know I know, I am as shocked as the rest of you. It actually has kinda snowed here this year. But it never amounted to anything. The last time we were supposed to have a big "storm" it turned to slush and rain before it became anything more. So who knows how much it will snow or how long it will stay, but for now I will enjoy it.

I decided on Saturday that I wanted to get out and do a lot of walking to continue building up the strength in my ankle. We decided to go to IHOP for breakfast first. I was a little nervous about going since I am kind of on a diet. I refuse to call it a "diet" since it is really more I am counting my calories. Whatever it is I am doing it is working and I have lost 20 pounds since I started January 15th. And that includes losing 4 pounds during the 2 weeks I sat on my couch with my sprained ankle. Anyways at IHOP they had something called the "Garden Scramble" which is scrambled eggs (actually its an egg substitute) with green and red peppers, onions and tomatoes and 2 buttermilk pancakes with sugar free syrup. It was less than 600 calories and actually really good. I had never had an egg substitute before and I really didn't taste much of a difference. I love going out for breakfast and I was just happy there was a healthy alternative to what I would have ordered before.

We headed to the Braintree Mall afterwards and spent some time just walking around. We went to the pet store and spent a while looking at all the puppies. I could have spent all day in there. There were so many people and they were all smiling and laughing. That's what I love about puppies, whether its a big biker dude, a teenager, moms and dads etc they always make people smile. I love it. After Chris dragged me away we set out looking for a craft store of some sort so I could get some scrapbooking stuff I need. No such luck on that front, but Chris did end up getting a new pair of jeans. After the mall we did some more running around to a few other stores....Sports Authority, Kmart and Borders bookstore. When we were leaving Borders we noticed that some birds had made their home in the S of the Borders sign. I had a picture of it but for some reason blogger doesn't want to post it.

Did anyone watch the Oscars last night? I was actually pretty happy that all my choices for the main awards actually one. I was shocked (not in a bad way) that Jennifer Hudson won best supporting actress, good for her. And how about Martin Scorsese FINALLY winning. It was funny when he said "did you double check the envelope?" Although it would have been funnier if he had yelled "its about damn time!!!"

Anyways that was our weekend. Hope you all had a good one too!


Tammy Williams said...

We watched the Oscars and we were happy about Jennifer winning but sad that Will Smith didn't win. I loved Pursuit of Happiness and thought he did a great job with it.

Andrea said...

Congratulations! On the snow and the losing weight! That's awesome! good job! I think I need to start counting calories. I hear it works. Funny...B and I went to Sports Authority on Saturday, too! Ahhh...

Jenn said...

Evey I am so proud of you for loosing 20 lbs already. I bet you feel fantastic? Keep up the awesome work. At weight watchers they always use to say "noting tastes as good as thin feels". It's so true:o)

Leslie said...

Snow snow snow. It is beautiful but it wears out its welcome pretty fast.

Congrats on 20lbs. Once you start to see progress like that, it is esier to keep going.

I watched the rest of the Oscars when I got home from the movie. I love awards shows. I can't wait to see The Departed. I too was disappointed that Will Smith didn't win, that would have been great for him.

Cupcake Blonde said...

Sounds a like a great weekend!

I loved the Oscars...check out my review on my blog.

Congrats on the weight loss. That is so great! I need motivation like yours.

Anonymous said...

it's now been snowing here for three days straight. all i do is shovel. i didn't watch the oscars, i did watch the red carpet, i was shoveling when the oscars were on.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I'm impressed with your weight loss, Evey. That's fantastic! Now, you need to fill me in on how to do that!

I didn't watch the Oscars because I was at work. We had regular text messages coming in announcing wach winner, but it just wasn't the same.