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Saturday, January 16, 2010


This has been such fun to post about and to see all the other SILVER beauties in Blogland.
At first, I thought everything posted had to be real SILVER..
uh oh...I don't have much of that, at all...
But then The Gypsy Fish told me it can be ANYthing in the color of SILVER...
I can play awhile !

This is an adorable NAPKIN HOLDER I bought from the sweet sisters, KARI AND KIJSA.
I love the little SILVER colored weights to keep the napkins in their place..
I found these SILVER and red Christmas balls at CVS last weekend...
90% off...
They will make a beautiful POTTERY BARN knock-off wreath for NEXT Christmas...
This pretty SILVER colored ornament was sent to me by
A room thermometer with a SILVER colored frame...
Awww...MY LITTLE BOY ! bwaaaaaaa
He was in 2nd grade here...
He is now almost (next month) 46 and is a grandfather....*GULP

We can have LEAN meats but never fried, of course...
We grill most of our meat as it tastes so much better to us than cooked in an oven..
Lots of salad, which we love...No salad dressings...which I never used anyway...
MR. SWEET just sprinkles his salad with lemon juice....
FOR THE FIRST TWO grains, flour, sugars, starches, fruit...just about NOTHING..
HOWEVER, in Phase Two, we can add a few things back into our diet.
I just bought the diet book off Ebay (2.00) and it will give me lots of recipes
and ideas for a healthy way to eat....
SOOOO....SPLENDA and I have become BEST FRIENDS...
I am missing B.R.E.A.D.
It's just for 2 weeks, tho....I CAN DO IT..
.....after the two weeks (we started this on Wed. 13th), we can add
WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR to our diet and THEN we can
have more NORMAL things, such as a pancake with sugar free syrup or jelly....
Or a biscuit with NO FAT gravy..I can live with that....
Desserts....O MY !
Well, sugar free jello is good...especially with SUGAR FREE Cool Whip...
...MR. SWEET needs to lose quite a lot
so i won't worry about the extra load on his OLDEN heart..

It never hurts to lose any extra weight we might be carrying around and
heaven knows, I could stand to lose some, too. Mine is ALL right around my middle
and the doctors are telling us every single day that belly fat is NOT a good thing...
in is considered the most DANGEROUS kind of fat...

and....we have to have
at LEAST 20 minutes of exercise !


blessings and love, bj


to dream the KIMpossible dream said...

Hi there! I just did a search for bloggers blogging about South Beach and came across yours! I wanted to offer you up some words of encouragement - I started my journey on July 6th and to date I've lost 70.6 lbs. I still have a VERY long journey a head of me, but I absolutely love my life style change (I don't say diet because I don't plan on ever going back to eating the way I was). The cravings will pass, I promise! Phase 2 is a world of difference! Keep up the good work!
-Kim (also in TX - Houston)

xinex said...

Pretty silver items, bj. Good luck on your diet!...Christine

salmagundi said...

Loved the variety of silver things you have. Good luck on the diet - you don't look like you need to lose a pound, but bravo for doing it for your husband's health. Take care, Sally

Justine said...

Such pretty silvery stuff, but BJ, honey, if you lose any weight you'll get knocked over by a stiff breeze! Does your doctor know the kind of diet you two have started? Sounds like Adkins. Me no likey. But good luck anyway!

Justine :o )

Connie said...

I understand dieting, chickee; I've kill for a chocolate chip cookie right now! *Sigh*......

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

SILVER SUNDAY??!!! Well....when did that happen? I haven't heard of any SILVER Sunday! But then my head has not been on straight for a bit. A bit. :)
But..but..I have silver..lots of it.
Next time. :)
bj! Diet? I can't diet! I am already depressed as all get out...but then you'll be all skinnier and I'll still be fat..and you'll post pictures of your hot bod and I'll have to continue hiding half myself behind people and things!!
But, I love ya anyway! :):)

Is there a Silver Sunday next Sunday??

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such pretty silver items. You (little) boy is so cute. Your diet sound good, so glad you are finding success. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

I love all the silver it's so pretty....Kathy

Sarah said...

BJ, enjoyed the silver from your home. Good luck with the South Beach Diet. It worked for me in the past. I need to do some dieting myself. ~ Sarah

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I started counting WW points a few days ago. I do take one meal off on weekends because we tend to eat, I had a normal (meaning with fat) lunch today. I do feel your pain, I just don't like being told what to eat. The nice thing with WW is I can budget in dessert if I want...and I NEED that! Luckily I don't have to lose too much.

As for exercise...if you don't have a Wii, buy one. It is worth it. I bought mine last weekend and started using it on Monday. I am a couch potato who really hates to exercise and I'm having such fun. I'll do an hour or more and even though I'm sweating...I'm laughing and I don't want to stop. I bought the Wii Fit and it tells you how much you lose and also really tells you if you gain. So fun.

Gypsy Fish said...

Silver is even better when it's on your stuff. Good luck on South can do it!
thanks for coming!...See you next Sunday!
{{gypsy hugs}}

Life on the Edge said...

Such pretty silver! I have been snatching up silver colored stuff for the table at Goodwill lately. I think some of it is silver, but most is aluminum. I might have to join in on this someday.

Good luck on the diet! If I can lose weight (when I never could before) on a similar diet, then you will be able to also!

Didn't realize how often you post! I went back through to check out all your posts since the new year. Sorry I missed your birthday, but so happy to see that all your friends and family made it a special time indeed!

I hope you are able to get that Mackenzie Childs light that you want!

You've asked how I've been. Actually I've been great! I'm happy and healthy and enjoying my life and my work.


ceekay said...

Good luck with the diet....I really like how you did the picture within the picture...neat idea...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi sweetie, what lovely silver pieces you have. The ornament is gorgeous.. Your "little" boy was sure a cutie..they do grow up fast don't they? Good luck on your diet..hugs ~lynne~

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Some wonderful silver you showed, and I love the 2nd grade picture of your son - what a cutie he was. Congratulations on beginning your journey to a more fit you and Mr. I need to do that too. Maybe I'll be inspired by you. Good luck. laurie

The Muse said...

Good evening BJ :)
Awww...I had to smile seeing that picture of your "baby" lol...
look at that jacket, indeed he was a snappy dresser!

My sons 'dread' the chronological at the cottage...
And of course as Moms, we love those shots, don't we?

Your silver is just picture perfect and I am glad you got to play a bit longer :)

As far as the diet, I too echo ...are you letting your doctor know? I hope so...I want you (both) to be safe and healthy.

We here love splenda..and since my beloveds dad is a is pretty much all we use :)


Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

You have some great silver items. It's wonderful when you get a deal too. I really love the photo and frame of your son. Very special.

Anonymous said...

My fave on your silver collection are the Christmas balls and that silver ornament. It's a beauty with those crystals on.

Belated Happy Pink Saturday! :-) (Those cowboy hats are cute! as is Cate)


Barbara said...

Morning Fiend....Ohhhhh good luck on your diet. I never have any success. Your silver things are great and the picure of your son , now grown, reminds me of my daughter and how fast time flies.

Have a Great Day!

Lyneen said...

What a fun post... you have silver all over the house. good luck on SOuth Beach! I need to lose some weight also. Thanks for sharing, Happy Silver Sunday.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,

Oh goodness - what a pretty silver post. I love how you showed so many different silver things.

Good luck with the South Beach diet - my son realy likes that life style.

The Painted Garden said...

Hi BJ,

Oh goodness - what a pretty silver post. I love how you showed so many different silver things.

Good luck with the South Beach diet - my son realy likes that life style.

Laura said...

Hi Miss BJ-

Your silver things are wonderful and good luck on your diet.
No matter what we call it, we all need to eat less-

Listen to YOURSELF Laura!


Shelia said...

Hi Dear BJness! I've missed you!!
Love your silvers and your pictures. Oh, you've reminded me I need to go on a diet, but I don't wanna! :)
I've heard of the South Beach diet and hear it's very successful! You look too good to loose weight! I'm sure you're just doing it for Mr. Sweet, right?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

When I come by your blog, I always get hungry and now you talk about dieting. Not fair! Just kidding, I have actually quitted eating bread for almost 3 weeks now. It works very well and was easier than I had thought.

I love the room thermometer! It's so pretty with the rose decor! The picture frame is adorable too and what a sweet ornament you got from Sarah!

Have a wonderful Silver Sunday!

Hugs and love,

The Lazy Peacock said...

beautiful pieces! i love the ornament. the room thermometer is fantastic too!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Love your silver...I can't wait to see your knock off wreath next year!

I started a health program last week. Not any special diet. Just eating less food, more fruits and veggies. I am also doing sit ups and push ups daily. PLUS I am walking up and down my two sets of stairs for 20 minutes straight...I am off to weigh myself this morning to see if I lost any weight...

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oh what a perfectly lovely thermometer!

Best of luck with the loss of weight. Yes, we can all do some of that. But my Dear, you certainly look as if you are perfectly perfect, right now! Yes, that middle weight is a thing of age, I think. [Ohhhh, a topic on 'Gals With Grandmother Faces' blog!!!!! :-))))))]

And speaking of that blog, thank you so much for commenting there.

Believe it or not, I have been considering asking you to do so, again... Because you sound as if you have a marvelous handle on this aging thing! And it would be so good to hear more from someone who does have such a marvelous handle on it. For sheer encouragement. And because you sound like fun. :-)

I wanted you to. And you did!!!
Thank you!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Yay! I'm finally meeting fellow Grandma's. I only have one grandson - which is quite enough, thank you. He's 2 and the light of my life, as you well know.
Love your blog - following you now. I really need to get my Mom & Me blog going. My mom is 81 yrs young, teaches 3 step aerobics classes/wk, and runs circles around me!
Stopping by from SITS.

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Oooops, that should have read...

"Yes, that middle weight is a thing of age, I think. [Ohhhh, a topic FOR 'Gals With Grandmother Faces' blog!!!!! :-))))))]

Mommyof2girlz said...

I love the Silver Sunday idea and your pictures are wonderful! Good luck on the SB Diet, I think after the holidays we all could lose of Stopping in from SITS :)

jeanne said...

BJ I am so proud of you and Mr. Sweet. This is a very good diet. More like a lifestyle change. It is very heart healthy. I have that book and paid soooo much more. Lucky you.
I am rootin for you.

Your silver is lovely. I read about the silver Sunday the other day. I do NOT have silver except for one thing. I will tell you about that on Tues. This is a good story. Smile.

Love and hugs xoxo, Jeanne

Linda K. said...

Dieting, sigh... Bread is one of my favorites and miss that so. Pretty silver! Good luck on your diet journey.


Dixie said...

BJ... you're showin' some great silver today girl... when we look around our homes it's amazing how much silver we really have isn't it?!

any diet that works and you can stick with is a good diet... I've not tried the southbeach diet, maybe I'll add it to my list! LOL!!!

sending you hugs sweet gal. Dixie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi BJ.....pretty pretties....all of them.

You hang in there with the will be worth it. Gooooooo BJ!!!!!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Mitzi said...

Lots of luck to you on your diet. For 3 weeks my husband and I are doing the Daniel Fast through our church. It is very restrictive, but we are managing. Going into week 2-miss my Diet Pepsi most-haha
Love reading your blog.

Sherrie said...

Thank goodness it doesn't have to be real silver! Like you, I have been showcasing my silver frames. It is all fun. Thanks for sharing.

sissie said...

Hi BJ!
Did I tell you that you are just the cutest thing, cause if I didn't I'm tellin you now!
I love all your silver and you kill me buying Christmas balls,LOL!
As far as losing weight, you look pretty trim in your picture, but I guess we can all stand to eat healthier. I need to lay off the MacDonald's fries. yikes!
I noticed that ever since I hit the 55 mark that I started getting a fat belly, so I really need to get it off, I just need to get motivated!


Kathleen said...

What pretty silver things you have, BJ!
Can I show the silver fillings in my teeth? Does that count?

Good luck with the shhhh..don't even say the word.. it's an eating plan..:) Try not to think about it!

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great Silver post! Best of luck on your diet! We are starting one too! We are cutting carbs and I already miss my breads, too! :) Sweets and breads are my weaknesses! But Kevin and I really need to do something...especially healthwise. Can't wait to hear of yours and you Misters progress! :) ~hugs, Rhonda

Mimi said...

Love all your silver...if it can be anything silver, I should have taken a picture of my hair! Good luck on your diet...I know how hard it is.

Inspiored Living Spaces said...

Love the silver napkin holder - they are really unique!!!
Have a great week!
Inspired Living Spaces

Kathleen Grace said...

I am just catching up , I have been so far behind in everything! I love the napkin holder you got from Kari & Kisja, I havent heard much from them lately, hope everthing is ok. Good luck on the diet, I think we are all trying to reverse the overindulging we did last month. Why is it so much harder to get rid of those extra pounds than it was to put them on?