Monday, January 12, 2009

It's a piggy tail!

Heee, Heee..... that was fun! I need to do that again sometime.

To answer the question about weight watchers. It is not the pre-packaged items, I think that is Nutra-system or Jenny Craig. I could and would not do this because I am slowly trying to get away from the world of processed foods. WW basically counts calories but they convert them to points. For example I can eat 23 points a day and I have thirty something extra points a week. I can use them daily or for a splurge. Last week I saved them for chicken pad Thai and a blueberry dish I made and didn't use all my extras up. This week I will splurge by eating our McCain sausage (that stuff is lots of points!) and I'll bake something sweet. WW is sensible eating. Vegetables are basically no points, fruits are low points, lean meats, healthy snacking, high fiber. I really do not feel neglected. I can even eat Leah's homemade egg bread that she has been obsessively cooking lately. One slice is 2 points. I learned quickly after the first day when I only had 4 points left for dinner to be smart about my points during the day so come supper I do not feel limited. We like to sit down and have a big meal together at night.
Throughout the day I log what I eat along with my activity, water consumption, etc.
By eating healthier I have learned to savor the flavor of the vegetables without being smothered in ranch dressing or butter. Enough about WW, it has not what I planned to ramble about tonight.

We set up a little baking cabinet for Leah this weekend. It is all stocked up with flour, sugar, salt, her little recipe basket and a few utensils. She was delighted by this.

No more posts until the weekend. MM and I are going to a local agricultural show tomorrow and then I am working for the rest of the week. In the morning I plan to attend a session about local co-ops and/or cheese making. We went last year and this is how we got involved in putting our lot into farm land for tax and preservation purposes. It cut our taxes in half and we set aside enough land for the kids to build on if they stick around.

12 comments:

Amy said...

Couldn't really tell,LOL! Have a fun time at the agriculture thing!

Joanna said...

piggy tail - ok, I was on the wrong end :-)

farm ag sounds fun.

Amy said...

What a cute piggy tail! We also filed for agricultural land status last year so I should see the benefits this year. I can't wait to see how much my taxes went down!

GreyWolf said...

You have very hairy pig tails.
Leah looks like a very happy baker.

Farmchick said...

Cute piggy tail!! Hope you have a wonderful day...stop in and visit when you can!

Ed said...

Great job on the macro, don't forget to take your camera to the agrirama, I look forward to seeing some pics, have fun...Ed

Queenie said...

I wish I had known ahead of time you were going to the ag show - I was also there this morning and we could have actually MET each other! Darn - a missed opportunity!

Country Girl said...

THANKS THE AGRICULTURE SHOW WAS WORTH WHILE. I WENT TO A GREAT LECTURE ON C0-OPS. SORRY ED I FORGOT TO BRING MY CAMERA!
~KIM

Patrice Farmer said...

I keep hoping my Lea will catch the baking bug but she just does things cause she has too but I have niece that loves baking so I'll have to store your ideals into the vault until I get around them in Colorado again...maybe she can have her own station too.

Freak Magnet said...

I love the tail - it looks much like my new puppy's tail! :)

What a great idea for Leah to have her own baking cabinet. That's so awesome that she is enjoying baking. I did to at her age.

Way to go with WW too! Keep up the good work!

citygirl said...

Gosh, I step away two nights (where the heck was I?) and look at all the fun I missed! Great close up shot!

Maybe I will see you around the halls at work this week?

coastrat said...

What a cutie, she is!