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Monday, December 19, 2011

Weight Loss and Crappy Friends

In great news, I lost 2.8 lbs on Weight Watchers new Points Plus program!!  I never lose that much weight in one week so that was awesome.  I didn't exercise so that was not ideal but I did track 5 out of 7 days and on those days I was consistently eating about 39 points which is 10 more than I'm supposed to eat:(  It's the sugar dang it!  I love, love sweets.  I did want to link a couple recipes that got me through this week and I'd highly recommend:

Slow Cooker Mexican Pulled Pork Tacos from Can You Stay For Dinner?
Easy Crockpot Baked Potato Soup from Pearls, Handcuffs, and Happy Hour
Mini Apple Pies from A Little Bit Funky

The pulled pork was delicious and I made a 3 lb. pork loin and froze the leftovers.  The  potato soup- so easy and so darn good!!!  I even ate the leftovers for breakfast 3 days in a row!  It was my turn for Sunday family dinner and I made the mini apple pies but only left out 1 for each person, then froze the rest so I wasn't eating leftover dessert for 3 or 4 days and that's a big win in my book.

And on to crappy friends.  This blog is not something I share with IRL friends and family so that I can vent and not edit down the content but in all fairness, I was trying to be an awesome friend this weekend and my friends decided to be crappy.  A group of 8 of us were supposed to get together at my house at 7pm and each couple was to bring an appetizer or snack food and a bottle of wine.  In the past, I used to throw huge get togethers with 40 people and I was the one who supplied and made all the food and drinks.  Well, it's just not practical and it used to cost hundreds of dollars.  One of my friend's sent a text at 6pm that said she had ate Taco Bell and no longer felt good and was going to stay home...for real?  I wasn't buying it, I knew she'd bail, she's been known to do that.  Then one person showed up at 7:20 that wasn't going to come until way later after his office Christmas party and boy did I feel dumb inviting him into the party where no one had shown up.  8:20 rolled around and here comes the first couple.  They were out Christmas shopping and were running late.  At 8:40 I finally texted the other couple because they are never late.  Well they had stopped at their cousin's party and got caught up there and finally got to our house at 8:50.  Needless to say I was ticked.  It takes time and effort to get my house ready, plan everything, have my kids go to my parents for the night, etc. and in return I expect people to show up on time or very darn close to it.   So I'm through with parties.  It used to be one of the things I was known for but it causes more frustration that joy in the past few years.   Everyone did stay until 1am and time flew by and we had a great time but showing up so beyond late was shitty or just plain bailing at the end was incredibly tacky.  I think I much more prefer having someone over for dinner or brunch these days.  Just one family or couple over at a time. 

I also understand that turning down an invitation soon after it's extended is much more tactful than acting like you can come and bailing or not showing up at a reasonable time.  Sometimes we are invited to a kids party or barbecue and we just know we have other things to do that weekend not necessarily that will conflict with the time but that just will have us running around dragging with two cranky kids so we just politely decline and we don't make up a lie, we just say we already have other commitments.  I'm also not a fan of birthday invites for kids parties via Facebook, even an E-vite is more tactful, IMO, than sending everyone on your friend's list an invite via Facebook.   Okay, I'm getting off on a tangent now!  I hope everyone is having a good week and getting ready for Christmas!    My sister and brother in law fly in Friday and I'm so excited to have them here with us for the next week!


  1. Way to go on the weightloss!!! Two of my favorite WW Recipes are (I think they may only work if you're signed on to WW)Chicken & Sausage gumbo (http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=55251)and Chicken Tamale Cassarole (http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/RecipePage.aspx?recipeid=228895410). With the tamale I use red sauce though but it is DECLIOUS!

    I'm sorry for the flakey friends but I have totally been there done tht! Blech!

  2. Congrats on the weight loss Brandi! Great job!!! As for your friends...I would feel the same way. It's a disappointment. Wish we lived closer, I would have been there for sure and on time! LOL

  3. Samantha, those both look delicious!! I think I might do the Tamale Casserole after my next grocery run!

    Kim, yes, if we lived closer I'd also be on time!!