Monday, December 19, 2011

Hello everyone, can you believe Christmas is right around the corner? It doesn't look like it is going to be a white Christmas around here which is a bit of a bummer. I feel like my mood is up and down on one hand I feel better physically going into the holiday season lighter than last year and determined not to gain weight, and on the other I feel down with the dark cold weather and I just want to nap until I feel better. I mostly think it's a combination of the weather and hormones. I feel better when I remember to take my vitamin D supplement and I exercise.

labor of love modge podged presents
I am loving the peppermint chocolate coffee, I have even put peppermint extract in my candy cane lane tea, I really feel that the coffee and teas are helping me not to over indulge. I took Thursday and Friday off work so I could enjoy getting ready for Christmas, I drank a ton of peppermint coffee watched Christmas movies and wrapped presents. Actually this year I modge podged my presents, so hopefully they can be re-used next year. That wasn't my intent in doing it in the first place it just sounded fun, and it was very enjoyable and relaxing. I think it's good to find things to do to get in the Christmas spirit that don't involve sugary foods.

Hubby and I bought a bunch of presents this year at World Market, I found a new low sugar chocolate bar that I LOVE. For $1.99 I got a delicious dark chocolate bar that has 2g of sugar for the whole bar!!! :) You have to try it,  I think it has a wonderful texture and taste.

Life is good, hubby and I looked at out first house yesterday :) it won't be a good fit for us but it was exciting to look. It's never a good sign when the house next store has a small bus, vw bug and trailer in their back yard. I hope everyone is having a wonderful week, stay away from all the yummy sugary goodies you won't regret it :)
Delicious. You must try it :)

12 comments:

  1. Hi Kattie, Your presents look so beautiful!! Do you want to come wrap mine?? LOL
    I will definitely have tot try that chocolate the next time I go in there. There is one very close to me.
    Have a great day :-)

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  2. Wow - I love that idea that people can re use their boxes! Actually I'd love to do that over here with some - they'd stay here at the house and I could reuse them! What an idea!

    I don't know where World Market is... sounds like it would be worth it to find though!

    And you look so awesome! Love your before and after pictures!!

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  3. Wow, a 99% chocolate bar that tastes good??? I'll definitely have to try that. I have a World Market near me. Thanks for the heads up. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  4. I love Cost Plus World Market. I cant wait to try that chocolate! They also have a Viognier wine there thats really good, and I got some really cute bracelets for cheap. Merry Christmas :)
    Carey

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  5. Katie!! LOOK AT YOU!!!! OMG!! It is so noticeable your weight loss from last year to this year! Girl, I am so proud of you!
    You are such a bright little ray of sunshine in our blogging group. Thanks for all of oyur input and did I misss your peppermint coffee recipe? Can you direct me to where it is on your site or would you share it? Thanks!!
    Have a wonderful christmas with your hubs & the family. Sending you ((HUGS)) and all the best today & always!
    Sherri
    p.s It is soooo exciting to go house hunting isnt it? I remember doing that & imagining living in some of the houses we looked at. ITs like grown up pretending. :)

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  6. Hi All,

    I had to close my blog, and set up a new one, because I was having so many troubles with it. Here's my new blog address...

    http://glutenfreelosingweight.blogspot.com/

    Hope to see you all at my "new" blog.

    Minichick

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  7. I will have to head to the World Market! I still haven't acquired a taste for Dark Chocolate.
    You look amazing and I am glad that you are still doing great!
    I feel very blessed to have all of you!
    Your presents look really cute. Your generation is pretty darn crafty! Kayce loves to do these things too.
    Merry Christmas sweet Katie!

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  8. Katie, I just realized I never commented on this post I am getting behind with all the holiday stuff. You look amazing and what a change from last year. You must feel so happy That chocolate sounds great. You guys on the west coast get all the good stuff. We don't have a world market here in PA, but I will keep a look out for that chocolate. Love your presents. Now I'd better get to that. It's on my list today! Big hugs from you to me!

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  9. Hi Katie-I must check out that chocolate-I'm in Santa Monica...I bet there is a store close by??
    Yes, and I love those presents too-adorable.
    Merry Christmas

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  10. Katie, I love all the new photos. If really shows how far you have come! Ill have to try this coffee, it sounds great. Merry Christmas!!

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  11. Hi Katie, here's the comment I posted to you over at Rosie's blog...

    Sorry, Katie. I had to close my blog overnight to stop a computerized spammer from visiting my blog. Blogger Help basically said that if you ignore the visits the computer will move on because it's not getting any response. I took that a step further and assumed that if I closed my blog so that it couldn't even gain access to it that it would move on quicker. It seems to have worked and my blog is opened again. I was hoping it was late enough that nobody would have even noticed, but I guess not. :)

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  12. BTW, I tried the 99% chocolate bar and found it to be too much for me. I have to say though, that the chocolate itself has a good flavor and I could see myself getting used to it over time. Some chocolate is just too bitter and I could never come to like it no matter what.

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