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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Motivation for New Year's Resolutions

We probably all have resolutions to eat healthier. Some of us want to lose pounds, others keep our blood sugar under control. Today I have no recipe to share, but a little motivation instead. I too am going to be dropping some holiday weight from too many indulgences. I picked up these plates on the after Christmas clearance sales. Some were half off. Others were 75% off. It was a bargain a plate love like me could not resist.

Armed with my birthday gift card from Michael's, I purchased a porcelain paint pen. This marker works pretty much like any other paint pen. But after it cures, you bake it again in the oven, and it becomes permanent on you plates. Cool huh? They say it is totally safe, yet they still don't recommend direct contact with food. No problem. I just put my wording around the rims of the plates. I liked it so much, I went back and bought some cups to match. I paid $2.25 for 12 cups. Same for some salad/dessert plates. I still don't know what to do with all of them, but I am thinking lots of my dieting friends are getting some inspirational plates and cups! They would make nice wedding presents too I think. My friends are pretty used to getting handcrafted gifts from me. I love getting home made gifts. To me it means so much that someone gave some of their precious time! That is better than a perfect design or a name brand.

I love these sayings. I think they will inspire me to eat only what I really need.

I have more plates--any suggestions for something else to write on them? Cups too?


NeeCee said...

I want a set please!!

Here are some sayings:
Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork.

Your stomach shouldn't be a waist basket.

One should eat to live, not live to eat.

Rich, fatty foods are like destiny: they too, shape our ends.

If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution.

Bigger snacks mean bigger slacks.

Kahri said...

SO CUTE!!! And inspirational! I love them!!