Just a bunch of random thanksgivings again.
The biggest one: my banana bread journey is over!! I have to devote a blog to this 6 month journey in finding the perfect banana bread during which I baked 26 loaves, but in the mean time you can check it out on my facebook page here (I know that’s a lot of breads, so just skip to the last photos where we judge them–those are more fun). There are only 24 in the album because after I posted it, I made two more banana breads and #25 is the winner. I think. No. It is. I can’t bake any more banana bread this year or my head will explode. Kinda like it will explode when I don’t get even a third place ribbon in this category at the fair (the whole reason I set out to find the best banana bread). A word to the wise: never ever place this much importance on food! It’s not balanced. lol
twoweekwait.com. If you are trying to get pregnant and go crazy each month during the two weeks you’re waiting to test, you might want to check this website out. It has really helped me stay grounded, encouraging other women on message boards, commiserating, reading success stories of those who beat odds similar or worse than ours. I also love to vote on the “do you think I’m pregnant?” stories when I’m starting to obsess on my own “signs.” Can’t wait for my first appointment with a fertility doc at the end of the month to make sure everything’s good on my end. I mean, besides my diabetes, but that is under control and my diabetes doc gave me the thumbs up on his end, at least. :)
My co-workers. They seem to be diminishing quickly, as they move on to other jobs and countries, and now my favoritest favorite friend at work is leaving soon as well (that’s her up there after winning a weight loss contest between a few of us back in 2010–see the below photo for our group “before” shot). I’m going to be squeezing and hugging and calling the few remaining friends George until they leave me too. *sniff*
And I’m pretty excited to be joining blogger buddy, Debbi, in doing the Body by Vi weight loss program. I have gained 15 pounds from emotional eating since March (you can see proof in the one and only picture I shared of myself in the banana bread album–it was the best and you can still see the chub) and though not happy about the fat clothes I have had to buy, I have not found the motivation to do anything about it. I finally bit the bullet and ordered a month’s supply of the shake mix and am hopeful this will help me get back on track. I honestly don’t really support diets that use shakes instead of real food, but these are so healthy and it’s gotta be better than what I’m doing now. If you are interested, check it out here and watch the short video. If I get two people to sign up, my next month will be free (and so will yours if you do the same)!
Hows about you? What are you thankful for today/this week?