Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. ~Philippians 4:8~

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Happy With My Wins!

A few days ago I entered a giveaway on the Ranger blog for a chance to win a set of 12 Perfect Pearls Mists which retail for around $60. I buy a lot of their products for my tag and cardmaking hobby. Yesterday, I was notified that I was one of the winners. They posted the announcement of the three winners and I have to say it is so thrilling to see my name on the list! Just one more thing to be super excited and happy about these days!

On another note, on my visit to the bariatric Dr. today I was very pleased to find that I have lost 30 pounds since the surgery six weeks ago. That added to the 18-20 pounds I lost before the surgery gives me a total weight loss of  almost 50 pounds! The change in eating habits has certainly paid off. Walking has surely contributed greatly to the weight loss. Consistency is also crucial.

I've been away from the computer keeping busy with my first love- baking. I've brought my sourdough back to life and boy is it strong this time around! I've finally found a really trustworthy recipe I can rely on for making sourdough pizza with no commercial yeast whatsoever. I like that! Although I can only enjoy a thin slice, I enjoy making pizzas quite a lot. I recently discovered a great video/tutorial site from the New York Times which features an amazing young lady who is able to churn out great recipes from a tiny New York City apartment. She shared a video of an amazing pizza she made with figs, bacon, caramelized onions, and gorgonzola cheese. I made said pizza yesterday using my sourdough and it was probably the best pizza I have ever made. I highly recommend her recipe- although I would suggest using her commercial yeast dough recipe- unless of course you happen to have your own sourdough starter. I'll be sure to post pictures of my pizza soon, when I get our computer from the shop.

And now, I'm off to get ready for my support group meeting. Until next time, have a little faith!

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