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Okay so this might sound a little funny but i found a picture of wedding that had pie instead of cake! i loved it because i think it will go so well with my outside theme but when i told my hubby2be he didnt like the idea so much he thinks it looks cheap!! what do you think? i really need some honest opinions...what about both cake and pie-or is that just too much?
SO THE OTHER PICTURE WITH THE PIES IS AN ACTUALL WEDDING...
UGHH...DIETING..AKA..Cant eat anything that tastes good!!!
Trying Weight Watchers
So my goal is to loose about 70 lbs....im starting weight watchers(for real this time) today..June 10 2009..the first 3 pictures of me are recent and i plan on putting more up as i loose weight....wish me luck!!!! also here are some tips i thought might help me and any other ladies!!!
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The key to sustainable weight loss? A balanced diet -- do a thorough sweep down these aisles.
Essential for maintaining a healthy immune system, dairy products also help to build strong bones, slow bone loss, and reduce fragility.
Skip High-fat dairy products like ice cream, sour cream, and mayonnaise.
Pick Fat-free or low-fat milk and yogurt.
Lean meat contains all of the essential amino acids the body needs and is a great source of protein. Up to 15 times more iron is absorbed by the body from beef than from spinach.
Skip Processed meats like bacon, sausage, and hot dogs -- they're high in fat.
Pick Beef and pork cuts with the terms "loin" or "round." Loins are flavorful, requiring little sauce or seasoning, and are naturally lean. Rounds offer leanness and tenderness. Try beef tenderloin or top round; both are high in protein and zinc.
This high-protein, low-fat food is immensely important for cardiovascular health. High in omega-3 fatty acids, eating fish helps regulate blood clotting and vessel constriction; omega-3s can also improve the condition of your skin, hair, and nails.
Skip Fish known for high-mercury levels, such as king mackerel and swordfish, which contain nine times as much as "low-mercury" fish like tuna and salmon.
Pick Salmon, tuna, or tilapia -- all are particularly high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Don't skip the carbs! Grains are filling and nutritious; they help to curb an appetite and aid in long-term weight loss. They're also a great source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Skip Less complex carbohydrates and grains like white rice, nonwheat breads and pastas, and any grain high in refined sugar. Grain products with high amounts of refined sugar and flour raise insulin levels in the blood, which depresses the immune system and leads to fat storage and weight gain.
Pick Whole grain pastas, breads, and cereals that are high in fiber, B vitamins, and magnesium. These complex carbs will create fuel for your body and leave you feeling fuller and more satisfied.
The perfect energy source, vegetables are typically low in calories, so you can fill up on them. Flooded with fiber and nutrients, vegetables help boost energy.
Skip Veggies doused in butter, oils, and cheese sauce -- especially prevalent in frozen dinners. The high salt and fat content of these extras cancel out the health qualities of the vegetables.
Pick A variety of fresh or frozen vegetables without the extras. Try these veggie heroes: Broccoli is rich in vitamins A and C; tomatoes are high in flavonoids that help prevent heart disease and cancer; and the vitamin B in mushrooms helps with red blood cell functioning.
The never-ending aisles of beverages can be hard to navigate, but sticking with the right drinks will help hydrate your body, give you the necessary nutrients to strengthen your immune system, and regulate body temperature -- essential for a busy bride- or groom-to-be.
Skip Steer clear of any beverages high in sugar, especially fruit juices (fresh-squeezed is a different story), sodas, and fatty milk products, which contain "empty calories." Soda is especially bad for you because it contains phosphoric acid, which may contribute to bone loss.
Pick Sparkling water, antioxidant-rich teas, 100 percent fruit juices (try half water, half juice to cut calories and get more water in your diet), or diet soda. It's better to forgo the soda indefinitely, but if you're really craving one, make it a diet, which doesn't contain all the sugar.
A snack isn't just a treat -- it's a way to maintain your energy throughout the day. Healthy snacking helps you maintain a higher metabolism, lower cholesterol, and keep your body alert. Choose the right snacks and you'll stay alert all day; choose the wrong ones and you risk an energy crash.
Skip Prepackaged unhealthy snacks, such as chips, cookies, or candies. While those 100-calorie cookie snacks may seem like a good idea for portion control, they're not filling, so you're more likely to snack more often.
Pick Opt for a mix of lean protein and high fiber snacks, such as a low-fat cheese stick and whole wheat crackers. Eating small snacks two to three times a day helps create lean muscle and decrease overall body fat.
Grocery Shopping Cheat Sheet
100 percent fruit juices
Low-fat or fat-free milk
Low-fat or fat-free yogurt
Egg whites or egg substitutes
Whole grain pastas
Beef and pork cuts with the terms "loin" or "round"
Pork top loin roast
Fresh or frozen vegetables without the extra sauce
Low-fat cheese sticks
Whole wheat crackers
Fruit: apples, pears and oranges
here are some cakes that i like...of course i want a white cake im thinking round with a little blue and sunflowers and white daisies!
so my to do list.....so far.....
5. CARD BOX
9. LABELS: WATER BOTTLES, HONEY/JAM JARS,
10.CHOC. CANDY W/ INITIALS
11. MUSIC LIST
12. WHITE LIGHTS
13. MASON JARS
14. BRIDESMAID SURVIVAL KIT
14. MOTHERS FLOWERS
15. CANDY BOWLS
16. CHOC. SUNFLOWER SEEDS
17. CAKE TOP MONOGRAM
18. WHITE BASKETS
19. GUEST BOOK
Wedding Hair Style
This is the style im going for especially cause i have short hair right now and by the time we have the wedding my hair will be at medium length....its very classy yet simple....
So i think if i go with the blue and yellow then i want a white dress something simple, but if i go with the chocolate brown i would like an ivory dress.
HOW TO MAKE A POMANDER!!!!
Things You'll Need:
Styrofoam craft ball
Ribbon (color of your choice)
Hot glue gun
Small gauge wire
A stiff straight object such as a pencil or knitting needle
Step 1 Decide what you will be using your pomanders for. Pew decorations can be larger than flowergirl flowers for instance. This will determine what size styrofoam ball you'll need. A 3" ball might be good for a flowergirl, 4" or 5" for a bridesmaid and maybe even larger for a decoration.
Step 2Place your styrofoam ball on a table. Cut a piece of wire long enough to go through the center of the ball twice with a little extra. Fold the wire into a U-shape. This will hold your ribbon onto your pomander.
Step 3Punch two holes through the center of your ball with your straight object. The holes should be spaced approximately the width of your ribbon apart. Cut your ribbon to an appropriate length (how far you'd like it to hang). The two ends of the ribbon should be glued together with the glue gun.
Step 4Place the ribbon around the wire. Feed one end of the wire through each of the holes you made. Pull it tight to hold the ribbon in place. You can twist the other ends tight around a toothpick or you can twist the two ends together and push them into the styrofoam. Either way this will be covered and you won't be able to see it once the pomander is finished.
Step 5Cut the stems on your flowers short- around 1" long. Poke a hole in the styrofoam with a toothpick long enough to put your stem in. Put some hot glue on your flower stem and push the stem into the hole you made.
Step 6 Continue until you've covered the whole ball in flowers. You can go back around the ball and cover up any bare spots
Wedding Rings And Jewelry
My engagement ring!!!
I put the picture of my engagement ring up also the wedding band i really like and 2 bands my hubby2be likes!!......The story of our engagement.....March 11th 2009 Mark and i decided to take a drive down to Lincoln City Oregon and stay for a couple nights...it was so romantic!! After a long day of walking around town and on the beach we relaxed in the jucuzzi in our hotel room and right then and there he gets on his knee and pulls his hand out of the water holding a ring and asked me to marry him!! It was so cute i had no idea he was hiding the ring uder the water, i was so excited and giggly...ahh i love him!!!
Decorations and more...
So it started out as table settings and now theres much more.....
1st color idea....
This is one idea for my wedding colors, i love the yellow sunflowers against the blue dresses!!