Saturday, September 29, 2007

The newest Demi Moore/Ashton Kucher type romance...

I read yesterday that ET has a new boyfriend, but hadn't seen a picture of them.

Okay, so here they are, and I'll admit, since I'm sometimes too outspoken for my own good, that my eyes widened when I saw this picture. Good for her, though, I hope this guy is as wonderful as she thinks he is.

Just when we all thought she was on her deathbed, she shows up with a younger black man on her arm by her chair... Cmon' don't you dare gasp, you are all thinking the same thing, I just blurt out what I think while you are all more discreet...

I just don't know what I expected, but it wasn't this 47 year old, virile man. She was dating Rod Steger before he died, and he was a bloated, balding old fart. This guy is quite the hunk.

You have to admit, this woman has had quite the life. If she marries this man, it will be hubby #9. Just shows you are never too old to fall in love.

Kind of gives us all hope, doesn't it???

Here is the post if you want to read about it, click here!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

GO REBA!!!!!

I told all of you this was a great album..... ~ jan

The country crooner’s new duets album, Reba Duets, is the number one album in America this week.

Reba’s new album sold more than 300,000 copies in the first week — more than double McEntire’s previous first-week sales high of 124,000 with It’s Your Call in 1992.

Congratulations Reba!


It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....

I finally got it in gear and posted to Jan Can Cook., two really great recipes, you might want to check these out.

I was at the vet this morning bright and early with Mags, she has a bladder infection, and I've decided it's because Heavensville just put a fresh batch of chlorine in their water, and I think it's toohard on her sensitive little body. So I sent hubby to the store to buy bottled water for the M&M's to drink. He was mumbling under his breath, but he did it. The thing that man does for me and those dogs....

So, let's hope little Mags recovers quickly, she's on strawberry flavored antibiotic, which she LOVES! She doesn't act that sick, so I hope I caught it early enough and she will be back to her doggie antics in the next couple of days...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This is just the damndest thing...

Gotta keep up with the times, well actually I'm behind the times, but I'm trying, so I'll give this video blogging a whirl and see how it goes. Imagine the possibilities, dilly's, girlfriends, we can have just one big par-tee......

I've wanted to do this for quite a while now, but figured it would be complicated, since I'm so technically challenged. But of course Hooterville found this nifty little program, and after I upgraded to a new webcam (my old one didn't have a built in microphone) I'm up and running.

Poor LC, he is gonna be SO embarrassed.... Oh, old age is so much fun, you do whatever you want and to hell with the consequences......

And ya, I'm talking too fast, and I stumble over my words, but ya know what, girlfriends, the one thing I've learned is that life ain't perfect. I'm pretty much a what you see is what you get old girl these days....

Works for me...

Jan, doin' the happy dance.....

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

A little food for thought from The Beck Diet Solution on a rainy Tuesday....

How to motivate oneself
  1. The first task that dieters do is to write a list of the 15 of 20 reasons why they want to lose weight and read that list every single day.
  2. Plan in advance and self-monitor behavior
    A typical reason for diet failure is a strong preference for spontaneity. I ask people to prepare a plan and then I teach them the skills to stick to it.
  3. Overcome sabotaging thoughts
    Dieters have hundreds and hundreds of thoughts that lead them to engage in unhelpful eating behavior. I have dieters read cards that remind them of key points, e.g., that it isn’t worth the few moments of pleasure they’ll get from eating something they hadn’t planned and that they’ll feel badly afterwards; that they can’t eat whatever they want, whenever they want, in whatever quantity they want, and still be thinner; that the scale is not supposed to go down every single day; that they deserve credit for each helpful eating behavior they engage in, to name just a few.
  4. Tolerate hunger and craving
    Overweight people often confuse the two. You experience hunger when your stomach feels empty. Craving is an urge to eat, usually experienced in the mouth or throat, even if your stomach is full.

Regarding the last point, Dr Beck (in her clinic) teaches people how to handle hunger:

I ask dieters, once they get medical clearance, to skip lunch one day, not eating between breakfast and dinner. Just doing this exercise once proves to dieters that hunger is never an emergency, that it’s tolerable, that it doesn’t keep getting worse, but instead, comes and goes, and that they don’t need to “fix” their usually mild discomfort by eating.

Different kinds of cravings
Beck identifies the different kinds of cravings and suggests planning ahead of time: "dieters need to learn exactly what to say to themselves and what to do when they have cravings so they can wait until their next planned meal or snack".

  • environmental (seeing or smelling food),
  • biological (hormonal changes),
  • social (being with others who are eating),
  • mental (thinking about or imagining tempting food), or
  • emotional (wanting to soothe yourself when you’re upset).

Monday, September 24, 2007

What I've been up to.....

Listening to.....

Reba's new DUETS ALBUM - SO good... I'm not really into country but I've always been a huge Reba fan, and there are some great tunes on here...

Rock on Reba!!!!!


Family Secrets was written by one of my favorite authors who consistently puts out good reads, Barba Delinsky.

Dana Clarke has always longed for the stability of home and family— her own childhood was not an easy one. Now she has married a man she adores who is from a prominent New England family, and she is about to give birth to their first child. But what should be the happiest day of her life becomes the day her world falls apart. Her daughter is born beautiful and healthy, but no one can help noticing the African American traits in her appearance.


Focused on healthy eating for the first time in a few years. Really focused. Walking a mile several times a week, eating whole grains, beans, veggies, fruits, soy products, some fish, red meat never, chicken occasionally.

I've lost 25 lbs. since May. John was my motivation when he and Tonia visited Mother's Day. He had lost 20 lbs., looked amazing, and something just clicked for me. I thought if he could do it, then I could do it, also. It's working, I'm wearing clothes I haven't been able to get into for three years now. Going to lose another seven pounds and then reassess to see if I want to lose any more. I've done every fad diet out there, as many of you who are close to me know, but can honestly say that Weight Watchers is the definitive diet that you can live with long term. No more fad diets for me. I'm staying with what's tried and true.

Family Updates...

The family was here two weeks ago and we spent one of those picture perfect afternoons at Burdette Park playing horseshoes.

John and Ryan are both busy with their careers. Ryan (left) and Lindsay are in Lexington, Ky, buying a house. They've been vagabonds for several months now, and are ready to settle in.

John (right) and Tonia are living in Franklin, Tn. and loving it. Mom and Dad are just happy to have everyone in a three hour triangle and enjoy visiting both cities.

Tonia, pictured here with Oreo won't be working for the rest of the year. I think she is enjoying the idea of staying home and spending a lot of time with Oreo, who is a senior citizen now. "O" will be thirteen in November, no doubt visiting McDonald's for her yearly fix of a burger, fries and vanilla shake.

Lindsay is busy traveling with Ryan, and shops a lot for yours truly. I just tell her what I'm looking for, and she somehow finds it. She and Ry have been puppy hunting, they've decided on a pound puppy but so far the perfect little furball has eluded them.

Maybe soon.

LC with me and the M&M's. We're totally besotted with these little dogs in our old age, as you all know. Hubby recovered nicely from bypass surgery last year, and seems to have boundless energy. He's 62 now, still a few years away from retiring, and still going strong.

You all know what I do, as I talk about myself daily. No surprises here. I'm just enjoying life, good health, family, friends and my dogs. It's a good thing....

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Sex and the City Shoot Spills Big (and Bigger) Spoilers

Unless — and I wouldn't put it past that crafty Michael Patrick King — they are merely staging some "scenes" to be spied/misreported by the paparazzi, the well-documented and -photographed Sex and the City: The Movie location shoot in New York City is letting slip a few plot details. For one, it has been reported that (Possi-spoiler alert) Big springs a mammoth sparkler on Carrie, perhaps setting up the rumored wedding. And on Thursday, paps snapped Chris Noth in a sidewalk scene with a full-term pregnancy-pad-sporting Kristin Davis, indicating that Charlotte and Harry finally got a bun cooking in the oven.

Okay, girlfriends, you might all be getting bored with this, but I'm totally fascinated. I should be posting this stuff in GirlTalk, but I haven't been posting to it, actually all of my boards are pretty silent except for this one. I'll get it together one of these days and start putting info in the right areas...

Oh, would I love to be in NYC right now, watching them shoot this movie.... ~ jan

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