Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Shucks, I'm speechless...

Awww - I got a lovely blog award from my buddy Patsy who lives across the pond in merrie olde England.  First I have to say that I'm so happy that Patsy is back blogging regularly.  She and I entered this arena around the same time, but for several months at the end of 2010 she was on hiatus  Now she's here often, and if you're lucky she'll have a pic of her utterly adorable little girl Tabitha somewhere among her words.  If you haven't read her blog, check it out - she's doing a great job with moving more and eating less.

The award is The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award, and I'm tickled pink to have received it.  The rules of this award are to list 5 guilty pleasures and nominate 3 more sweet bloggers for the award.  This is right up my alley as guilty pleasures are my specialty, and I'll have to work to keep the list to 5.

1)  an afternoon nap on any given day.  Always heavenly, and since I'm always up by 4:30 a.m., therapeutic!  Don't get them near often enough.
2)  Having a friend who cleans houses for a living do my house every 2-3 months.  I can't really afford it - but I love coming home to the smell of mixed cleaning solutions and the sparkle of shiny appliances.
3)  Bacon.  Real thick sliced bacon cooked crisp enough that nothin's moving on it, but not burned at all.  Bacon is one of the true pleasures in life.  No, not turkey bacon.
4)   A "Say Yes To The Dress" marathon, (or House Hunters, What Not To Wear, Frasier), to enjoy while knitting to my heart's content.
5)  Apple fritters made by a local Amish bakery that are indescribably delicious.  They make me moan like little else does =D.  I haven't had one of these in about 3 years for obvious reasons.

I made a conscious effort to not have all my guilty pleasures be food, but know that many are. 

And now the bloggers to whom I pass this on:
Darla - a new blog to me, who is a good writer with a great sense of humor,
PJGeek - PJ talks about food addiction issues that I always relate to, also with great humor.
Jane - talks often about some of the emotional issues that can impact food and eating desires - as well as our lives in general.  Very thoughtful stuff.

I'm still hanging in with Points Plus and continue to be surprised and reassured by the flexibility and variety it affords.  I don't want to get too confident, esp. given my dismal food performance over the last several months, but I'm starting to think that I can sustain with this plan because nothing is verboten.  Within this, I also have to be honest and know my trigger foods that, once ingested in any amount will result in consumption of mass quantities.  Even though WW doesn't prohibit any food, I need to leave certain ones out.  OR ELSE.

Hmmm...guess I wasn't speechless after all.


  1. My favorite line?
    "OR ELSE"
    It brought a smile to my face.

  2. I enjoy some HH and Say Yes too:) You are very sweet indeed!

  3. Bacon should be it's own food group. It's all kinds of awesome, any time of day. Mmmm!

  4. Congrats on the award Leslie! And I agree with Vickie! lol

  5. I like to alternate bacon and apple fritters. I don't eat them here, but when I'm in Seattle? Katie bar the door.

    And I choose not to have cable tv for exactly the reason you describe - I love nothing more than to veg in front of HGTV for DAYS! It's an OR ELSE for me.

  6. Mmmmmmm. BACON! You know that commercial where the dog runs around going "Bacon, bacon, bacon, bacon!" It's for a dog treat I know, but it cracks me up every time I see it because that's exactly how I feel about bacon.

  7. I sent you an award, not knowing you already received one. Oh well....there is another one for you if you choose to accept! :)

  8. Thanks for the award, Leslie. Totally unexpected and very sweet of you. I really like your guilty pleasure #2. How nice of your friend. I'm hanging in with the Points Plus. I've been reading about a few bloggers having problems with it, but I'm going to stay the course and see how my body reacts.

  9. Ha ha ha... I've told people for years, that if they ever want to give me the best gift ever, just pay for someone to come once a week and clean my house. :-D So far, no one has taken me up on it, even for a short stint. But one can dream, LOL!


  10. Give me bacon any day, I love it!

    I am so glad to hear the WW program is working well for you. I think the changes are awesome!