Coffee cookies

Coffee Cookies
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
1 cup cold strong coffee
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup raisins
Cream together shortening, sugar and eggs; add coffee and vanilla. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir into creamed mixture. Blend in nuts. Add raisins that have been softened in simmering water. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 12 minutes.

4th December blogmas2019 day 4

So its blogmas! And I am late to the party but better late than never, right?
I thought I’d do some blogmas posts of my own!
Today I want to talk about christmas foods! Mom has already started buying them! I will be at mom and dads for christmas, treats will be everywhere!
I sware this year I am not indulging in too many!
I want to protect my weight loss over christmas!
Mom has already bought mince pies, christmas fruit cake, a trifle to have after christmas dinner, tins of roses, which are cadburys chocolates, a tin of heros, and a tin of celebrations, which are both also chocolate just different brands of it. She’s bought biscuits, tea cakes, crackers, pringles, peanuts, etc!
I will have a bowl of trifle on christmas day, but nothing else!
I’m so determined! I hope I can stick with it! Its so tempting to just overindulge!

Lemon snowflakes

Lemon Snow Flakes

1 box lemon cake mix with pudding
2 1/4 cups whipped topping thawed
1 egg

Mix all ingredients at medium speed with mixer until blended. Drop in to
bowl of powdered sugar a teaspoonful at a time. Roll to coat. Place on
ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes until
light brown.

Source Sheryl Henson

Fab result at weigh in!

I had a fantastic result tonight at weigh in! I managed to lose! Only a pound this week, but its something!

A pound is a pound! And it all helps!

I am going in the right direction!

I now weigh 14 stone 5.5 pounds. I’d love to get the 5.5 pounds off by christmas so that I’d be under the 14 stone.

That would be so awesome! I think I can do it. I need to lose half a pound next week to get my next half stone award, for those who are wondering, half a stone is 7 pounds.

I am proud of my progress. It hasnt been easy for the past few months. I’ve struggled a lot with losing. And its only been in the past 4 weeks that I’m losing consistently again.

Now to just keep it up! I got this! I can do it!

Friday evening ramble

I’ve had a pretty good day. I didnt do much. I just relaxed. Mostly I spent the morning chatting to my mom. We were both on our phones for some of it, both on facebook. My mom is now addicted. She is always on there. I only go on there some days and not on others. I did set myself up with instagram though. I am enjoying it. I usually post photos of nitro and me, or of sayings and quotes. I will post some over the next few weeks of things we do as a family, like for example next week or the week after we’ll go to a local christmas market called glow. Its in cork every december. We’re also going to go to a craft fare that is being run to raise funds for friendly call. We’re also going to see the coca cola truck and take my nephew davin to see santa. So a lot is going to be going on over the next few weeks. I’ll also be finishing up school, I finish on 7th december. That day I have a presentation to give, that finishes up the course for us. Tomorrow mom and me are going into town, we’re going to finish off our christmas shopping for the family. Mom also wants to get me some clothes, she wants me to try stuff on so she can get the right size. So we’re going to make a day of it. We’ll also go for something to eat while we’re out. Today mom made chicken curry for dinner. It was yummy. We had rice and pompadoms with it. I ate way too much, but it was delicious. I am stuffed now though. So how has your day gone? What did you get up to?

Its Emily. Im really struggling!

hhihihii everyone
its me em. and im feeling so sad! im realy struggling!

ive been strugling with not wanting to eat. carol anne says we have to. but i feel so fat! i dont want the food! i just feel huge! like i’m a fat pig! food makes me want to throw up!

we’re suposed to be having stirfry for dinner. chicken stirfry. i gess i’ll have to try to let the others eat it. if i could, i’d just starve! i just dont like food!

can i ask something? those of you who’ve seen photos of us, do you think we’re huge? very fat? i worry we are. i know we’re losing weight, but i still worry, im so afraid to get to fat and what if we get sick and stuff!

and my abusers always told me if i was thin they wouldnt hurt me! they said perfect girls are skinny and i wasnt skinny, i was fat!

do you think they lied? i tried to be perfect but i never could be!

well i gess ill go now. we do got to eat. even if i dont feel up to it. i know the rest of them in here want food!

so glad ill be talking to eileen later! i feel so glad we get to chat with her! we need her reassurance! i do! i need to hear her sootheing and calm voice saying it’ll all be ok!

butterfly hugs,
loves you,
Emily, age 12