Monday, September 1, 2014

Week 34 Monday (9/1/14)

Recipe Review      
Today’s Recipe and Location:           Cinnamon Rolls
         Found in: The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl         Pages: 36 - 39     Copyright:  2009  Harper Collins  OR

I figured out that there are 233 calories per serving, if 76 servings are made. (Please note that the calorie counts vary depending on the specific brands of ingredients that you choose to use.)

Here they are as they get ready to rise yet again.

They are now big and puffy and ready to go into a hot oven.

Hot out of the oven

I could just sink my teeth into these rolls

When Ree wrote that it would make 50 – 60, I thought that was the perfect amount for school. I should have known from previous experience that she makes bigger portions than I do. So, I made 76 rolls. I was happy to be able to share cinnamon rolls with several neighbors as well as take about 50 to school.  I must say that they were really amazing. This would be a great go to food for a large gathering .

Random Reflections - Bucket List

One of the things I would like to do is to learn a great deal about fostering animals. One of my goals for retirement is to foster animals at my home in Kentucky. I love animals and would like to help care for animals in need. I think that would be a good use of my time, and it would give me tremendous pleasure.

Becky’s Bucket List #23
I would like to learn more about fostering animals
Visit the narrowed list of Kentucky towns each for a weekend
Have a B.M.I. of 24.9 or lower
Return to Florida/Alabama and see old friends
Play tennis again
Learn to play bridge
Have an in-ground pool
Finish writing a book on the Scent Family
Save up enough money for a down payment on my Kentucky house
Research every town in Kentucky in hopes of relocating
Work on learning calligraphy and bettering daily penmanship
Begin making my own clothing using a mannequin
Volunteer at an animal rescue
Visit all 50 states
Photography courses
Complete all of Mom’s and my scrapbooks
Go skiing again in Colorado
Meet the Duggar family
Watch every nominee and winner for the Academy Awards to date
Remodel my kitchen
Take piano lessons
Write 2 books for my great-nephews
Travel to Wales
Travel to Scotland
Alaskan cruise

Why Weight?

8/24                  Sunday                  1,698 calories         nothing                 
8/25                  Monday                 1,957 calories         Curves                 
8/26                  Tuesday                 1,750 calories         Curves
8/27                  Wednesday            1,559 calories         Curves
8/28                  Thursday               1,699 calories         Curves
8/29                  Friday                    1,578 calories         Curves
8/30                  Saturday                1,930 calories         nothing

Goal:             78.2 lbs.          (100 lb. loss between 6/1/14 – 6/1/15)
                  -    5.3 lbs.         this week’s loss
                      72.9 lbs. lbs to go

Calories this week were great. I didn’t hit 2,000 calories on any day and that is one of the keys to this week’s weight loss. The funny thing is that on Friday, I ate only 1,578 calories but I was soooooo full. This is because I ate brisket. For some reason brisket keeps me full for hours on end. I think I am doing well. I have lost 27.1 pounds in three months. I am well on my way to losing my 10 pounds in a year. Yee Ha!

Sun.                   8/24                15,595 steps               3,524 calories burned
Mon.                  8/25                  8,369  steps              2,877 calories burned
Tues.                 8/26                  8,982 steps                2,976 calories burned
Wed.`                8/27                  8,983 steps                2,976 calories burned
Thurs.               8/28                  7,399 steps                 2,757 calories burned
Fri.                    8/29                  6,731 steps                 2,663 calories burned
Sat.                   8/30                  *** had trouble getting my FitBit charged today

Boy, can you tell I am back to school full time this week!  My steps dropped from over 10,000 every day to between 6,731 – 8,982. Bummer!  I was so busy this week that I didn’t have time to walk the dogs and do a little extra moving. I really need to up these numbers next week.

Wants and Wishes

         I really want to take my Mom with me and locate every house I have ever lived in and photograph it. I know the homes from when I was in first grade on, but I have no idea of the places we lived when I was a baby or youngster. This would also be fun to go with Mom and enjoy her memories.

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