Monday, April 30, 2007

Skinny Quest

Quest to Be Skinny is going pretty well. I am going to hit it hard core again this week. It has been really hard to stay on the diet we have been blessed by folks bringing us food to our house. But I hopefully that I can get refocused very soon.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Best Ice Cream...


This is the best tasting Fat Free Ice Cream that I have ever put in my mouth and the Best Part is that it is only 1 weight watcher point per 1/2 cup of Ice Cream... Seriously go get this... I am not getting paid to say this. It is true

Monday, April 23, 2007

Diet and Moore

We finally made it home this weekend. Clare and Emma are doing really well and Mom is hanging in there. I have been stuck in my weight loss. But I hoping that will pick up this week.

I found this awesome Weight Watchers Recipe.


These are Only 1 Point each.
Baking instead of deep-frying these popular Chinese appetisers allows us to serve up egg rolls for a mere fraction of their pre-renovated version.

  • 1 head chinese cabbage, outer leaves removed, shredded
  • 2 medium carrot(s), peeled and shredded
  • 2 medium garlic clove(s), minced
  • 2 medium scallion(s), white and green parts, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp ginger root, fresh, minced or 1/2 tsp dried
  • 1 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 8 average egg roll wrapper(s), about 1/2 oz each
  • 1 sprays olive oil cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large baking sheet with cooking spray.

  • Place cabbage in a microwavable dish and cover. Microwave on high until wilted, about 4 minutes; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add carrots, garlic, scallions, ginger, soy sauce, cornstarch and oil; mix well.

  • Arrange egg roll wrappers on a clean, dry surface. Spoon cabbage mixture diagonally onto each wrapper. Fold over one corner to cover filling. Fold up both corners. Moisten edges of remaining flap with water and roll up wrapper jellyroll style until sealed. Transfer egg rolls to prepared baking sheet and coat with cooking spray.

  • Bake until golden brown, about 25 minutes. Serve hot.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Coming Home

We got to come home. Baby Clare is doing well she is going for a quick checkup this morning and then we are going to pick up Emma late morning and we are going to all head home.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Tomorrow

Tomorrow the doctors are planning on inducing Naomi for our second birth. More to come..

Friday, April 13, 2007

Joost - More Invites (UPDATED 4/23/2007)

I have already given away several Joost Invites and I have a few more to give. The quality of Joost is getting better daily. I have had no stuttering lately of any programs. So Just a few more to give. Leave me a comment and I will hook you up.. STILL HAVE INVITES - Leave a comment if you want one... 4/15/2007...

4/23/2007 - UPDATE I have sent all the invites I have out. Watch here and when I receive more I will announce.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

How to Avoid the 8 Most Common Home Buying Errors.

Shopping for a new home is an emotional experience. It is, however, also a business transaction, and must be treated as such. Three of the most devastating things that can go wrong are:
  • Paying too much

  • Losing a dream home to another buyer

  • Buying the wrong home

When you have a systematic plan before you shop, you’ll be sure to avoid these costly errors. Here are some tips on making the most of your home purchase:

Get the information you need
What price do you offer a seller? Is the seller’s asking price too high? Is it a deal? Your own research is important, as is the assistance of a Realtor®. A professional Realtor® can offer an unbiased opinion on the value of a home, based on many factors and a great deal of information. Without knowledge of the market, your offer could be too much. Or worse, you could miss out on a great buying opportunity. Hire the right person and trust that person to represent your interests.

Buy YOUR home
What do you need and want in a home? Sounds simple, but clearly identifying your needs and bringing an objective view to home shopping leaves you in a much better position. How much space do you really need? Too small and you may feel like you live in constant clutter. Too big and maintenance may become too daunting. Outline all of your priorities, and work on finding not just a great home, but a great home for you.

Check the title
Before you sign any document, be sure the property you are considering is free of all encumbrances. As a part of his or her services, a Realtor® can supply you with a copy of the title to ensure there are no liens, debts, undisclosed owners, leases or easements against the title.

Update the survey
Before the purchase is completed, an updated survey is essential. This report will indicate boundaries and structural changes (additions to the house, a new swimming pool, neighbor’s new fence which is extending a boundary line, etc.), and will guarantee that you are indeed getting what you pay for.

Minimize the unexpected
For $300 - $500, a professional inspector will conduct a thorough inspection of the home. Their expertise can mean the difference between uncovering major flaws before or after you own a home. Make the final contract subject to the report’s findings.

Get pre-approved
It only takes a few days to get financing pre-approval. When you are shopping for a home, this gives you more power. A seller is more likely to consider an offer from a serious buyer.

Remember additional costs
Besides the funds for the purchase of a home, you’ll need funds for items such as loan fees, insurance, legal fees, surveys, inspections, etc.

Take a deep breath
Before you sign, ensure that all documentation clearly reflects your understanding and conditions of the transaction. Has anything been forgotten? Don’t rush. You could lose money, financing, or even the sale if you attempt to push things through too hastily.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Quest to be Skinny Update

Well Happy Anniversary to My Wife and I. Six Years. And any day were are expecting another little one. Very Exciting Times.

Onto the Quest to be Skinny Update. I have reached 278 finally after a couple of bumpy weeks. I am very excited. I am actually feeling a lot better. So this is very good. I have been baking weight watcher foods today. My wife remember today how much I enjoy cooking. I don't get to do it as much I use to. But this recipe was my favorite of today. Apple Cornbread Muffins.


UPDATE: As soon as I got done typing this entry. I remembered I had something else cooking. These took over as my recipe of the day.

Cheese Muffins
Points Value: 3

Cooking Spray
1/2 Cup Chopped Onion
2 Cups low-fat baking mix (Bisquik Heart Smart)
3/4 Cup (3 oz) preshredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 Large Egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup fat-free milk

1. Preheat Oven to 400
2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; coat pan with cooking spray. Add onion, and saute until tender. Remove from Heat.
3. Lightly spoon baking mix into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Add baking mix and 1/2 cup cheese to onion mixture in pan. Combine egg and milk; add to onion mixture, stirring just until moist. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each of 0f 9 muffin cups coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/4 cup cheese.
4. Bake at 400 for 22 minutes or until golden. Remove from
Pan immediately, and serve warm.

Yield 9 Muffins (serving size: 1 muffin)
Per serving: Cal 138 (28% from fat); Fat 4.3g (sat 1.4g); Pro 5.8g;
Carb 20.1g; FIB 0.4g; Chol 31mg; Iron 1.1mg; SOD 384 mg; Calc 266mg

Source: Weight Watchers, five ingredient, 15 minute cookbook


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Moore Joost


WOW! Joost did a major ramping up. The new version is even better. Talk about some great content. I absoultely love the World Records Channel, Poker Channel, MTV and more. And they are just testing. This has so much potential. I have read some folks that are negative on Joost but not me. Great Content. They even dished out some Invites (wink).

Monday, April 02, 2007

Open House, Showing Property and The Diet!

Well, last week has been one of those.  I showed property for two days straight and not sure of the results as of today.  The open house was a FLOP, noone showed up.  And the Diet!  Some how I miraculously lost some weight but I am back to hard core dieting today!

 

More Later