Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Manna for Ghana!

Caution: Food Porn ahead.

Many of you know that I plan to return to Ghana this year. This has been a project in the making for about 2 years. It's only because of the tireless dedication of my church and lead pastor that it is all coming together.

At any rate, it will be my third trip to Africa in as many years. Needless to say, my savings account is tapped out.

THIS is the trip that will make change. THIS is the trip that will prove to be the hands and feet of Jesus and demonstrate the love of Christians. THIS is the trip I don't want to miss.

A brain-storm discussion with many friends has brought up tons of great fund-raising ideas.
I have started a "Cause" on facebook and am hoping to raise awareness of our project.

I am selling Inspiranza jewelry to add some cash.

I also got a great fund-raising tip from another adoptive mom. Bread Baking! Thanks Carrie!

So, born of that tip is Manna for Ghana! Clever, eh?

I tried my hand at it today and I must say...I rocked that Homemade Bread~

These are the ingredients...

And the bread cooking! I wish you could appreciate the smell from this picture.

The final product~ Isn't it beautiful? I'm super proud of it. The best part of this whole thing is that I can't eat too much of it cause my band won't let me. :) I still can appreciate a beautiful loaf of home-made bread!

I will be taking it to work and accepting donations per loaf. Hopefully it will generate some orders and maybe I will get creative and add a few different flavors!

Peace and Grace!


Monday, March 22, 2010

Finally 50!

I finally hit 50 pounds lost! Then I gained 2, then lost 3. Then gained 4. Then lost 3. Anyway, all this to say that I am still hovering around 204 or DOWN 50 POUNDS!

Yay Me!

My weight loss is so slow. It is only coming off at a rate of 5 pounds a month. In a good state of mind I don't fret over the slow loss. Today, I seem to be fretting a bit. I keep saying I am going to pick up the exercise but I haven't yet. I have no-one to blame but me.

At any rate, I'm still partying like I'm 50 pounds lighter!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Well since I havent lost a pound in a month I don't have much to write about on the band front. I have managed to NOT GAIN any weight while on vacation so all is not lost.

I am pulling for 2 friends who are in the midst of pre-op BS right now. My kids have started back to baseball. I need to pick up an exercise routine and put my nose back to the grindstone.

Yes. That's what I'm gonna do. Starting tomorrow.

Some pics for you...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tomato, tomato

So I'm perusing band blogs this morning and come across this one.

It's fairly interesting and she manages her weight in stone. This weekend I was watching a promo for Kirstie Allie's new show and she too, was talking about her weight in terms of stone.

I looked it up and did the math. I'm quite happy to report that I am down to weighing only 15 stone! Thats down from over 18! Woo-Hoo! AND I am wearing a size 9 again! Okay so thats my panty size, but still. A 9 is a 9 people!

So I only have 3.5 stone to lose! I LOVE this unit of measurement. I feel so optimistic and refreshed right now! Not to mention trendy, hip and chic!