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Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekend Review: Valentine and the 400 Mile Challenge

Mini Dessert Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Faux "Donuts"

Happy Valentine's day to you all! How are you celebrating today? I made these this morning for My Valentine!  I will tell you about them tomorrow as the recipe of the week and yes they are low carb.  They are Low Carb Mini Cakes and Low Carb 'Donuts".

Saturday a few ladies from church got together and had a Grandmother shower for one of the ladies who is about to become a Grandma for the first time. She is on cloud nine and it was lots of fun to shower her with silly games, food, and gifts. I am sure she felt our love for her and the joy that we all have for her good news. Her first Grand child (a boy) is due in a few weeks.

How did you all do with your 400 mile challenge this week? I had a grand daughter this past week but  still got in 40 miles. So my new total is 248 miles.  I feel pretty good, do you? Do you see any changes yet? Pants getting baggy or do you need a belt for more than a fashion statement but to really hold up those pants? How about your arms? That is the problem area for me. I have those "Arm - Wings" that I want to get rid of. I took a picture January 1st and again in February and there is a difference. Boy was I glad of that because I really felt foolish taking a picture of my very flabby arms,  I mean who would want to see that! No amount of drugs would ever get that photo out of your mind but the second photo is better, not great, just better so I will take another photo in March and so on until I feel good enough to show you all the entire collection-if I ever do that! I hope you are doing the same thing. The photos are a good way to see your progress and you don't have to share- unless you want to. Click on the button and see how the other ladies are doing with their challenge.

The day our newest grand daughter was born, Hubby was on the roof shoveling the snow off of it. I am not a fan of heights and I was glad he waited till I got home before he did it.  Now that the temps are rising, we hopefully will get some melting and all of this will be a frozen memory.

Back yard off the deck

Woke up to this in our front yard

Hubby on the roof trying to get it off before another storm
Wow that was a lot - how was your weekend, your Valentine and your Challenge?  


  1. Congrats on your new granddaughter! :)
    Great job again on the challenge, that's amazing.
    You've now made me very hungry for cakes and cream cheese frosting. I'm a sucker for cream cheese frosting, I totally love it!
    Happy Valentine's Day to you! :)

  2. Whoa! Seeing your hubby up on the roof was scary to me (I'm afraid of heights, too!). Hope all your snow melts soon!

    The grandmother shower - what a sweet idea!

    Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

  3. Happy Valentine's Day. How do you do 40 miles in a weekend? The trees are beautiful. Husband on the roof is really scary!!

  4. Debbie not in a weekend, in the entire week. I keep track Saturday -Saturday and post it as part of the weekend review. I'm sorry if I mislead you. Most of it is riding the stationary bike, followed by Step aerobics, free weights, and Zumbia Wii DVD. I do wear a pedometer so all walking (around the house or office and outside - when it's nice) add up. But really more than 1/2 is the stationary bike. I'm getting faster and doing 3.80 miles in 15 minutes.

  5. cute little cakes!

    We're in the 40's today and the gutters are dripping. Hopefully just on the outside of the house!

  6. I loved reading your update. You go girl !!!

  7. Those cakes look yummy!

    Great job on your miles this week...again! You're doing fantastic!!


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