Sunday, March 23, 2008

Michelle has had her chocolate all is right with the world...

Happy Easter!
Let me go get a peep before I start writing, I haven't had one yet today....

I just had one blue bunny!

As of last week it was just us for Easter. Then on Wednesday, Lisa took me to lunch for my birthday and I invited her family over for dessert. I count my blessings every week we have them for neighbors. Then Thursday Gretchen calls and they wanted to come down, and they haven't been all down here together in about two and a half years......woo-hoo full house for Easter!

Also on Thursday I decided I have got to lose some weight and thought I would try Weight Watchers with a start date of Monday. Very much encouraged by Marilyn, a friend that lost five pounds in less than a week her first week starting it. So I thought I needed to bake to get it out of my system and with lots for dessert on Sunday......this was my chance.

I started with sugar cookies....
ended with chocolate mousse...
with a white chocolate cheesecake, apple pie, another cheesecake Ian likes all made in between.

I pretty much dont want to see any of these things again for a very long time!

Right before Gretchen and family left she wanted to get a picture of the kids. So they layed out on the floor like they did around 12 years ago.

Also took a picture of us grown-ups and I will not be posting that anywhere, maybe I will just cut my head out of it and put that big fat head on the fridge just in case I get the urge to eat any more crapola!

Happy Easter Everyone!


Sunday, March 16, 2008

Don't Tread on Me!

I've had a couple emails lately about buying a treadmill. Since I've been having trouble of thiking of what to put on here, I will just put my treadmill advice. :-)

We have an .......Image , it also goes by the name of Proform. The old one was a Weslo very low end and I had it fourteen years. Image, Proform, Nordic Track,Weslo and some others are all made by the same company. Its sort of like VCR's only two companies make them. I found the site w/all of the brands I would look for here

We've had the Image for four years and our motor is starting to go, it doesnt go below incline level 2 w/o making a grinding noise. So it can only stay at one incline above 2 because something is off and they said the only way to fix it is to replace the motor which is 165 I think. I think we paid 300 for it, we got it at Walmart. To be honest I think Brian walking with the programed walks where the incline is constantly moving up and down is harder on the motor. I dont use those. Although Cheryl has a Proform (higher price point) and she uses the incline and she hasnt had any trouble with hers. I wouldnt hesitate to buy the brand again, I would just look for one with at least a five year warranty on the motor.

The things you want to look for are...
-power incline, so you dont have to do it yourself
-wider belt ours is 17 and its fine, if you look at the really cheap ones the belts are narrower.
-Calories burned digital counter
The heart monitor things on these things have to be wrong, I would be dead if they were right.

Ive heard very bad things about Vitamaster.

I think its better if you go a lower end treadmill 300-600 and then buy a tv and dvd for it, and join Netflix. :-) I tell you Ive been watching series on there I havent seen on TV and the time goes so fast, and I actually want to get on there every day. Ive been going 5-6 times a week! I just started the third season of Greys Anatomy. Denny has left the building. I've watched Rome, The Starter Wife, The Tudors, Extras, the British Office, and one other I forgot. Next is Deadwood.

Go to and look at their site to compare them, its set up nice. I just found this Golds gym one on there, thats pretty cheap and great reviews. If we went out tomorrow, Id get this one. *grin*

Oh, the other thing I just picked up over the winter at Kohls on clearance for 20 bucks are wireless headphones that I hook up to the it doesnt have to be really loud in the house and I hear everything. They are just wonderful!

'nuf info for you? :-)

So my suggestions.........treadmill, tv, dvd player, wireless headphones and rent HBO's Rome first! Nudie good lookin' romans, great costumes, one dude with a very large'll see.....and some can't beat that!

I look just like this on the treadmill!

I know, I'm a bitch!

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