Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lots and Lots of Kitties

It's Kitten Season - and your Humane Society and local Rescues are loaded with kittens.  Plus I see dozens and dozens of listings on FB with people looking at homes for kittens and have more on the way.

Why oh why???

Why would you continue to breed if you still have kittens from the last litter?  Why breed at all?

Ever see all those feral cats that live in the wild?  At some point, those cats somewhere in history started as someones pet.  Not a good thing.

Please stop breeding!!!

And for those looking for kittens - why is a female a must?  What's wrong with a male?

Remember if you adopt from a Humane Society or Rescue your kitten will be vetted - spayed/neutered, all initial shots, tested for feline leukemia, wormed and microchipped.  A cat that is safe to take home to your family and other pets if you have them.

But answer those "free kitten" ads - what are you getting?  Why does this person have kittens?  Why did they not have their cat spayed?  Is there health guaranteed?

Let's be responsible pet owners - get a kitten?  Get it fixed!!

A Bad Hair Day

Yeah, I haven't been posting.  I'm still rather upset over the whole Weight Watchers thing, so it has me down.  CC did continue to weigh in until her membership expired.  The new leader tried to push their products.  So we're guessing that was the reason our leader lost her job - not enough product sales.

Also hubby lost his job and we've been dealing with the aftermath.  Fortunately he has a new one starting Wednesday; but those few weeks lost will still have us a little backed up.

Thursday I had to rush out of work to CC's house.  She was sick and it sounded emergency enough to leave.  Ambulance to the hospital, all day in the ER and then diagnosed with vertigo.  At least it wasn't a stroke or something; but it did ruin her planned weekend to Cape May.

Then...........this is where the bad hair day comes in:

I have a really good stylist, by really good I mean he's like those high end big city type stylist.  Unfortunately, his haircuts have high end prices and with hubby having no job, well I needed a cut and couldn't afford a cut from him.  So I went totally to the other end of the barrel - Holiday Hair Fashions.  I walked in with a photo of myself from last year with the cut I wanted.  I didn't get that AT ALL.  I'm not quite sure what I ended up with, what I do know is that the sides weren't even and big chunks were missing - I was horrified!!

The next morning I decided to check my regular stylist's schedule - he had no appointments.  So I got online and looked at other hair salons in my area, once I found a photo of stylists that didn't look like they just graduated salon school, I went there.  They couldn't believe my hair - they said they could fix it, but it would mean going extremely short.  I told them that I could accept that, I was prepared for it.  And you know what?  They did a great job! And I actually really love the cut! And the person that did it just may be my new stylist.  I love my old stylist but those prices.........  Anyway, if you're ever in the Waynesboro, PA area stop at Snips (across from Turkey Hill) for a great cut!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hmmmmmmm.....2

Remember my post last week on our Weight Watchers meeting being eliminated at the new location?

Hmmmmmm.....

Anyway, tonight was the last Thursday meeting.  We were very distressed to learn that not only was the meeting time gone, but so is our leader.  Despite being told by a substitute leader last week that our leader would be at the new location, she won't be.  And Weight Watchers has given her no reason as to why she no longer has a job.

The only thing she said they've ever been on her case about was to sell more of their processed products.  Apparently our group being the largest and the best at losing weight doesn't matter to them - they just want to see product sells.

Shame on you Weight Watchers!


Grrrrrr.........

Mr. Funny Man Hollywood has continued with his comments:


Grrrrr........

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

"Over Weight"

I’m overweight – it’s a fact.  I know it, I’m not proud of it – it’s a struggle; but I know I am.  Admitting and accepting that fact is a hard task – having someone tell you that you are is mortifying.  I heard that skinny people do not like to be called “skinny” – they see it as an insult, and though I would rather be called “skinny” then “overweight” (or any other overweight term) – I understand where they come from.  My weight does not define who I am.

Last week big Hollywood producer that tweets any thought that pops in his head without thinking, tweeted this:




Needless to say it caused an uproar, but he couldn’t let it be and when another site picked the story up, he chose to try to switch the blame around on them:


And in his own sarcastic way:


And continuing with the sarcasm:


And finally decided to make everyone else look bad:


I would so wish the flight attendant in question would come forward as I no doubt this individual is well within the healthy weight guidelines.  So his arm came in contact with the flight attendant a few times during the flight- Wow, that must be a terrible thing for a big Hollywood person to have to deal with.

I don’t care who you are – you don’t call someone overweight, fat, skinny, etc…  And you certainly don’t continue with the bashing and expect to not have any backlash from it and then complain about the backlash.  If he truly wanted it to go away, he’d say:  “I was having a bad day, I never should of tweeted that.”  That way, he isn’t admitting he’s wrong (since it’s quite obvious from all his tweets he doesn't think he is), but it is kind of a half  *ssed way of apologizing without really apologizing. 

So yeah, just in case you need to know – it isn’t right to call someone “overweight”.

Not all overweight people are overweight due to over eating (which so many of his supporters seem to think – I won’t even subject you to those comments); some of it is genetic, some may be in the process of losing, some may be sick, some may be on medications……but it doesn’t matter-you just don’t do that!  And since over the years, Dana’s weight has fluctuated, I would think he’d be a little more sensitive to this issue and definitely would know better.


Yes, Dana – your comment was wrong; sometimes it is best to take your phone and just put it in your pocket (I’d suggest putting it somewhere else, but I try to run a clean show on this blog).

Friday, June 6, 2014

Hmmmmmmmm..........

Let's talk Weight Watchers.......

When I decided to join WW way back when, I chose a location that worked.  Every Thursday evening CC and I headed to the Mall for popcorn and a movie.  WW was at the mall, so we made it a habit of going to WW, having dinner at Subway, then off to a movie with popcorn.  It worked!!

Our routine changed over the years, we fell off the wagon, rebooted and tried to get back in focus - we even tried a different evening for WW but the time just didn't work.  Despite the fact that, as I indicated in my last post, I was taking time off from WW meetings; CC was still going and well, we're at the Mall - I can shop while she goes to meetings.

Last night I was waiting outside of WW while CC weighed in and I noticed a sign on the door indicating that WW was moving....wait, what, hello????  I then read further and realized that our meeting day and time had been eliminated completely from the schedule!!  That meeting is rather full and a few of the "oldies" we'd been with originally had started back - so I was rather surprised.

CC ended up cancelling her membership last night; no one seemed to be able to give a reason for this change but then she didn't stay for the meeting so we may have missed the information.  But it is very distressing.

I realize that WW has been losing money, mostly due to all the free apps and websites out there, so they look to cut where they can - but why at the expense of your PAYING members?  That makes no sense what-so-ever and I'm beginning to wonder if the WW Powers That Be need to be replaced!

The new location is across town at a hotel and I'm thinking the reason that the meetings are so limited is because they can only rent the room for a few days and they chose to make the days all in a row rather than spreading them out. At the mall the whole space was theirs to use alone and well was like a WW store; I imagine they won't be letting any supplies behind in the new place.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Back In The Saddle Again.....

I feel like I'm finally back on the weight loss track!!

I downloaded the wwdiary app and got that all set up and then I did something I've never done - I prepared lunch for all week long!  Lunch is the hardest meal for me to stick to and lite tv dinners, soups and sandwiches just don't cut it for me.  I do well with leftovers though so I kind of used that as a base.

I buy single wrapped chicken breast at the Dollar Tree.  They just costs $1.00 each and it is a frozen skinless boneless 4 oz. filet equaling out to 4 pt+.   So I grilled 5 of them, one for each day.  I then made a box of Uncle Ben's Country Inn Rice (chicken flavored) which I also got at the Dollar Tree.  That box recommends 1 cup servings at 5 pt+, however I did 1/2 cup servings for 3 pt+ and the box made just enough 1/2 cup servings for the week!  I then rounded out the meal with some mixed vegetables (1 pt+ for 2/3 cup).  So I now have an 8 pt+ lunch for each day and to top it all off?  It cost me only $7.25 for all 5 lunches!  It would cost you that (or more) each day if you ate lunch out!  So not only did I save money; I also have a lunch that I'll enjoy eating!  Yay for me!

Breakfast will consist of oatmeal and skim milk (6 pt+).  Dinner will be a little more trying; but I think I can handle that!  Tomorrow will be hamburgers on lite rolls - still not sure of the sides yet.

The Dollar Tree also sells individually wrapped boneless pork chops....I'm already thinking of lunches for next week!  Though I actually could do the chicken all over again (I'm a chicken-holic) I want to get variety into the mix!

Now if I can just get under control for eating out; I'll be doing very very well!

Unofficially Weight Watchers

I know it's been a while......

I had my last weigh-in at Weight Watchers on Thursday, I was down....but still not by a lot.  Yeah, the little ones add up in the long run but not if you are constantly going up one week, down the next, up the next, down the next......it's like being stuck in a hole.  I can't really afford WW right now so I'm opting to do it on my own - keep your fingers crossed for me, it can be very hard venturing out on your own.

I've been trying my doctor's advice by not counting points but continuing to track.  I've been using the SparkPeople app which is very nice and easy and FREE (for a while they charged for it, but now it is free); though the break from points was needed, I still find the point system easier than counting calories and such.  So until I can get back to WW in the fall, I'm going to use this "unofficial" app that I wrote about here: WW Diary - I do like this app, though generic and I will probably use the $1.00/month version to use the scanner - if you don't use that the app is FREE.  Free is always good.

I guess I could paper track, but I always have my phone and this makes it so much more convenient.