Wednesday, October 22, 2008

One down about 23 to go

Well I finally rejoined Weight Watchers and lost a whopping 1 pound this first week. Down isn't up so I'm pleased. I certainly didn't suffer to lose that pound so I'm sure I can keep up this pace.
My tomato plants have a visitor. Noticed some chomping marks on some of my tomatoes and it appears I've found the culprit. I suppose someday he will be a beautiful butterfly or moth or whatever but right now he/she is a tomato plant foe!
Starting almost 2 weeks ago now, I made/grew/built whatever, some "wild yeast" sourdough starter and tomorrow will try to remember to take some pictures so I can post about my bread making attempts. i want so badly to tear into a homemade loaf and find that wonderful, holey, delicious texture I'm so desperate to achieve. So far my loaves are always too dense; I guess it takes one to know one. I have made some really good pizza dough and focaccia though.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Fat, fat the water rat

Oh man! What a difference a year makes! Back to weight watcher's tomorrow morning for me. Ever since I started perfecting my baking skills, cupcakes in particular, I have seen the pounds piling back on. Less exercise too in the land of constant heat so I'm getting the double weight gain whammy. more food, less exercise. Soooooo, it looks like self-discipline is not my forte and I need the extra nudge that a weekly meeting gives me. Not to mention the competitive spirit that goes along with the weigh-ins. This picture will have to do as my "before" because it's all I have at my current rotundity. Wish me luck!. OINK!