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Bon Voyage

M and M and their parents are leaving on a jet plane in the morning — off to visit the other grandparents in North Carolina. Mia told me that it is hot there – really hot. I told her that I knew this to be true from personal experience.

This morning, I turned my self in to Weight Watchers. I get a really good deal through Kaiser Permanente so thought I would give it 12 weeks. I am saying this out loud to all of you as I need your support. I am not going to tell you how much I weigh, but I will report my weekly loss or gain, right here for you all to see. We also get a free health club membership, so that is next on my list to do.

I came home, had lunch and headed to Westmoreland for a hair cut. Hi, Tonya!! I ran into Tonya, the daughter of the owner, who looked at me as if she knew me and she did — at least the blog me. Turns out she is one of those crafty young women who follow my daughters’ blogs and so checks in on me occasionally.

I offered to help Steph get ready for her trip by entertaining M & M this afternoon and making dinner. She dropped them off mid-afternoon. Miles hung out with Grandpa while Mia and I went to the farmer’s market and the grocery store to shop for dinner.

Here are our baked goods: apricot tart, mini chocolate bundt cake, two kinds of bread.


Mia selected the veggies: green beans and carrots.


This lettuce was so fresh and lovely – 3 heads for $3.


Mia couldn’t wait to chomp on the carrots. She ate four, before dinner.


For dinner we had, linguine with shrimp, arugula and lemon oil, green beans, fruit salad with raspberries and blueberries from the farmer’s market, and bread and dessert from the farmer’s market. Yummm!

Thank you all for the good wishes for surviving my latest allergy attack. I am still suffering from vertigo in the morning. By later in the day, I feel much better.

7 Responses to “Bon Voyage”

  1. Jen Anderson says:

    Gerrie, I’m so with you on the struggle with weight. I don’t post my weight on the internet either, but anyone can look at my photos and see how up and down my weight is. From long experience, I found WW to be the most sensible and flexible of programs. Exercise makes a huge difference too, although I know you already walk a lot and do the 10,000 steps as much as you can. My good wishes for success are with you. In the end, it’s all about feeling good enough to live your life and enjoy it. Jen

  2. PaMdora says:

    I see you’re struggling with the health thing too – isn’t it always a struggle. I guess that’s why I’m so preoccupied with food lately. Good Luck – Stay strong! and I’ll keep making fun the the food thing. BTW, you studio is looking awesome!!!!

  3. Judy says:

    Lovely fresh produce pics! I lost 20 pounds on WW last year and found it to be an easy regime to follow. I’ve gained about 5 of those pounds back, but I’m OK with that, as I lost more than my initial goal. I’ll be your cheerleader, Gerrie!! It’s a very healthy and reasonable program…and if you go to a “good” weekly meeting, you’ll get loads of support.
    Your going to miss M & M. Does Steph know how lucky she is to have you nearby?
    I got a one year subscription to Adorn, after reading that Lisa had a bag featured in there. You must be mighty proud of ALL of your kids!

  4. Debra says:

    Hey Gerrie,

    You can do the WW thing easy! (OK, so didn’t work for me.. but I have found something that does.). Really. Just look at me! Just be realistic and wise. That gym membership will help a lot!

  5. Cami says:

    I love weight watchers!! I started at the end of April and have lost 15 pounds. I won’t tell you how much I weigh either, but am almost halfway to my goal. Good luck with the program, I think you will have great success. As always I am jealous of M and M for my children. You are a wonderful grandparent and a great influence on their life! Best wishes!! Cami

  6. dee says:

    Oh Lord I’m so with you. Why does it have to be so hard. I actually know people who could care less about food…really! Bread is my downfall, bagels specifically. Green with envy over your greens. The fruit situation here is awful. All the great farm stands have been lost to ugly developers. What I wouldn’t give for a place to buy fresh from the farm ANYTHING. We have one place left not too far and the corn & tomatoes are just about ready. I could make a meal out of just those things. What I wouldn’t give for a Farmer’s Market. You have my full support-just not my bagel!

  7. Karoda says:

    So glad to know you’re on the upswing!!! Keep your eye on the prize for the weight loss! I’m working on eliminating sweets, well not a complete elimination but a serious reduction.