This was a good weekend, despite being on-call. I got up early Saturday morning and took off for Lowe’s in Athens. I bought paint and primer to refinish a dresser I’ve had for several years. I’ve tried time and again to give that dresser away and it seems nobody wants it. There is nothing wrong with it so I decided I’ll keep it and give it a fresh new look. I spread out my drop cloth, opened my cans of paint, turned my music on and had some fun. I started this project in the garage as it was pouring rain but then it stopped and the sun came out so I moved the dresser drawers outside. I was painting away when I got my flip-flop caught in the plastic, tripped and spilled white paint on the yard and on my sidewalk. Thinking spilled paint is just like sour cream what do I do? Grab a sponge and start to wipe it up…only to realize I’m making the situation worse. I couldn’t leave my wet furniture outside to go to Lowe’s because I was worried it might rain again. So, I sucked it up, tried not to look and carried on with my painting. Several hours later, through sunburn and exhaustion, I drove to Lowe’s again bought a can of Acetone and a scrubber. It got some of it up but because the sidewalk is textured the paint is down in the grooves. It will take a pressure washer to get the rest cleaned up. I digress. On a happier note, the dresser turned out beautifully and will look awesome in my guest room. I will snap a pic when I get it set up and let you see the “before” and “after” shots.
You know I have a love relationship with soda. While I have not touched a fountain Coke in 100 days I did buy a Dr. Pepper this weekend, not to drink but to cook with. Yep you read it right…(I am not a Dr. Pepper fan so there was no temptation for me). I’ve been hungry for BBQ and wanted to try a new recipe. My mom has always said the cheapest roast is the best and she is right! Cheap cuts of roast have fat running through them and that is what gives it that delicious flavor and texture. Have you ever added Dr. Pepper to the roast? You talk about tender…man o’ man that meat was fall off the fork good! Here’s what I did…pork was cheaper than beef this grocery trip so I bought a pork roast. I washed it good, sprayed the crock pot with a little cooking spray, put a layer of BBQ sauce in the bottom, laid my roast in the pot, seasoned it and then pour in about 2 cups of Dr. Pepper, put the lid on and let the roast cook on low for 8 hours. When you take it out of the crock pot, let the roast “rest” for about 5 minutes to seal in the juices. The roast will be tender and so easy to shred. I made a homemade spicy BBQ sauce to go with it…very low calorie and homemade cole slaw dressing. Delicious!!!!!!
I stopped by the produce stand this weekend for a basket of delicious fresh strawberries. I had my mouth set on them! I’ve learned, after Saturday’s strawberry excursion, the secret to selling strawberries is to put the big ones on top, the tiny ones in the middle and the rotten ones on bottom. I was disappointed to say the least.
So how is your weight loss going? Are you dropping the pounds? If you’ve seen part 1 of 2 of my “No Excuses” report you know I’ve had some battles to deal with lately. I’ve become diet obsessed and trying to change my way of thinking is difficult. People tell you when you are overweight to slow down and watch what you are eating. When you lose weight people tell you to start eating more. Where is the happy medium? I am stuck at the weight posted above. I want to finish my 40 pound goal but I am thinking my body is taking a break or it has lost all it’s going to. I hope that is not the case as I really want to shed at least 5-7 pounds more if not the entire 12. I hope you are finding great success in your weight loss plans! Anybody got some good healthy recipes you want to share?
Have a great day all!