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Wednesday, September 12, 2012


It's becoming the color of my life.
Or at least my food.

Since I rejoined Weight Watchers six weeks ago I have eaten more green stuff than in the previous year.  And ya know what?  I'm beginning to like it.  It's especially gratifying when the numbers on the scale keep going down each week.  Slowly, but at least down.

I hope this time the healthy eating becomes the norm.

Last Wednesday my friend Marian and I took a drive to East Berlin to the Manning's hand weaving and yarn shop.  There were several books I had ordered in preparation for a knit-along that will be starting Saturday on Ravelry.  I'll save the sweater stuff for a later post.  Guess what color yarn I'm using....  GREEN!  Yikes!!!

We also visited with Carol at Woolgatherings, the rug hooking and knitting shop.  We had a great time talking for several hours.  She had a series of knitting pattern books for sale that I could just not resist.

We admired Carol's lovely back yard.  She spends a lot of time planting and weeding to keep it this nice.

Then it was lunch time.  Oh, the treat of the day!  Sidney restaurant on the square in East Berlin.
Chef Annis is Iron Chef contender material.  He elevates food to an art form. 

I don't know when the building was constructed, but it is old.  They have kept the colonial atmosphere intact, with a few modern art pieces for interest.

Marian had the open-faced haddock sandwich topped with jumbo lump crab meat and seasoned fries.

OK, you say-  is this on Pat's healthy food plan???
The beauty of Weight Watchers is that you can eat whatever you choose.  You just have to account for it and stay within your points budget.  I saved all my daily points for this one great happy splurge. 

I had the vegetable quiche with greens and balsamic vinaigrette.  Oh my, the quiche was scrumptious, but the salad was the star of the plate!  On the porcelain spoon is an assortment of olives and candied walnuts.  Yum!

We just had to take a peek at the dessert menu, but in prudence, decided to pass.

All in all it was a fun day out.

On the home front, the kitties have been enjoying the cooler weather.  Here Izzy is hiding.  She thinks if she stays really still and tries to camouflage herself, no one will notice he.  She can do a pretty good job sometimes.

She and Penny are still best friends.  It's nice to snuggle up together on these cool evenings.

Tipper is less stressed since she is spending part of each day alone in Zip's bedroom.  She's eating well and seems much happier.  I guess we all need some peace and quiet at times.

My big fat fuzzard, Deiter is enjoying his Mom time.

I love this cat!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hi Pat!
    Goodness..... those green veggies look scrumptious!!! I never tire of eating green stuff...... even my dogs love lettuce!! That restaurant looks like my kind of eating place.... the early decor is beautiful! I'm so proud of you for sticking to the WW and healthy eating..... to see results already is fabulous!! I have been trying to stick to veggies and limited sugar here too. It's been kind of up and down. Your post is very inspiring!! Glad to see all kitties happy and getting to help you with your knitting!!
    Cathy G

  2. Pat ~
    Good to hear from you and so happy WW is working for you. Keep up the good work.
    Love the furbaby pics.
    Hugs :)

  3. I'm right there with you, Pat! Lunch looked yummy and shouldn't have hurt the plan that much! Good luck and keep it up!

  4. Oh YUM! I feel healthier just by reading this post! Would certainly enjoy a meal at Sidney. We have too many franchised restaurants near where I live and the main ingredients seem to be salt and a belly ache... lol! Glad the kitties are all settling down... maybe it was just the extreme heat and humidity of the summer...

  5. Keep up the good work with WW...I'm doing it too and happy with any downward progress...jealous that you like veggies! I hate them...

    Good to see some happy cats too...the cool weather sure makes them snugly...

  6. Hi pat,
    You know, it's just like Kermit the frog says - "it's not easy being green". Lol.
    Keep up the good work.

  7. Hi Pat
    I meant to comment on the last post but somehow never got round to it.

    So good to hear you are losing weight, I've lost a bit just by cutting down and do feel better for it.

    Somehow food isn't quite so important as I get older so its not so difficult and my digestive system doesn't like overload.

    Keep it up and just think, next
    Summer will be so much more bearable being that bit lighter.

    The cats all look happy and I'm glad Tipper is happy now. Our Rowan is a bit like that and spends a lot of time under the bed.


  8. The color green is a little bit pretty. I like the word "fuzzard"!

  9. Well done you ...I still cant get my head in the right place to diet ...I seem to need to comfort eat ...lots going on to cause stress ... and then I stress bcause i eat!!!!Final straw was that my daughters hours were cut from 37 to 16 ...there are so few jobs here at the moment.
    Keep up the good work ....glad you enjoyed your meal out. xx

  10. Hi Pat!
    Good for you - Keep up the good work! Did you put those chop sticks in that pic just for me :)
    I feel right at home! Eating healthy is really easy here as food costs are sky high AND I have to walk everywhere - the weight just drops right off when you don't have your car, he,he.
    I've always wanted to go to Mannings - it's on my "things to do" list! Your day out looked just like my kind of day!
    Hugs to you, Jill

  11. Hi
    I love these wonderful blog postings when you show us photos of the great looking food. I could eat both dishes right now.

    I'm in love with green to. Good time of the year for all the fresh local veggies.

    Always fun to go to East Berlin and The Mannings. I haven't been there in years.

  12. awww penny and izzy are so cute together~~ I just finished bottle feeding two cuties. Im keeping one and finding a good home for the other. These are short nosed fat kitties, kinda like deiter. I love woolgatherings and her backyard. I taughtmyself to crochet off of youtube. Cant wait for the cannng to end so i can spin some more!! Miss you pat!

  13. Deiter looks so happy in the picture where you are scratching his chin, I can see his smile!!!


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