Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Welcome to the December Advertisers

Welcome to Link Bug
The Place for the Work At Home Entrepreneur!

We are glad to Welcome all the new Advertisers for the month of December
We hope to help YOU grow your business!

Please take a minute to look around the blog and find some new and exciting 
Work at Home Businesses!
You will find many different product lines!

Make sure to check out the Link Bug Facebook page the week of 
                                                             December 26th to December 30th
        for an online auction where you can find great items and low prices!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Welcome to the November Advertisers!


Welcome to Link Bug
The Place for the Work At Home Entrepreneur!

We are glad to Welcome all the new Advertisers for the month of September
We hope to help YOU grow your business!

Please take a minute to look around the blog and find some new and exciting 
Work at Home Businesses!
You will find many different product lines!

Make sure to check out the Link Bug Facebook page the week of 
                                                                               November 21 to November 25th 
        for an online auction where you can find great items and low prices!



Friday, September 30, 2011

Welcome to the October Blog Advertisers!


Welcome to Link Bug
The Place for the Work At Home Entrepreneur!

We are glad to Welcome all the new Advertisers for the month of September
We hope to help YOU grow your business!

Please take a minute to look around the blog and find some new and exciting 
Work at Home Businesses!
You will find many different product lines!

Make sure to check out the Link Bug Facebook page the week of 
                                                                October 24 to October 28
        for an online auction where you can find great items and low prices!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Welcome to the September Advertisers!


Welcome to Link Bug
The Place for the Work At Home Entrepreneur!

We are glad to Welcome all the new Advertisers for the month of September
We hope to help YOU grow your business!

Please take a minute to look around the blog and find some new and exciting 
Work at Home Businesses!
You will find many different product lines!

Make sure to check out the Link Bug Facebook page the week of 
September 26 to September 30
        for an online auction where you can find great items and low prices!




Sunday, July 31, 2011

Welcome to the August Advertisers!

Welcome to Link Bug
The Place for the Work At Home Entrepreneur!

We are glad to Welcome all the new Advertisers for the month of August
We hope to help YOU grow your business!

Please take a minute to look around the blog and find some new and exciting 
Work at Home Businesses!
You will find many different product lines!

Make sure to check out the Link Bug Facebook page the week of 
August 22 to August 26
for an online auction where you can find great items and low prices!


Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome to the July Advertisers!

Welcome to Link Bug
The Place for the Work At Home Entrepreneur!

We are glad to Welcome all the new Advertisers for the month of July!
We hope to help YOU grow your business!

Please take a minute to look around the blog and find some new and exciting 
Work at Home Businesses!
You will find many different product lines!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Auction! June 18th through June 24th!


Link Bug Auction!
June 18th through June 24th

Link Bug will be holding a multi-vendor auction on the facebook page! Lots of great items with low starting bids!  Come join us and help support the Work At Home Entrepreneur!


We still have vendor spaces available!  See the note section in the Link Bug Facebook page for more info!

Click here to join us!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Welcome to the June Advertisers!

Welcome to Link Bug
The Place for the Work At Home Entrepreneur!

We are glad to Welcome all the new Advertisers for the month of June!
We hope to help YOU grow your business!

Please take a minute to look around the blog and find some new and exciting 
Work at Home Businesses!
You will find many different product lines!





Sunday, May 15, 2011


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Got Dieting blues.....


All the diets I have done in my life had all had one thing in common.....at some point I always seem to get a major bad attitude!!   When you dont see the results you want the frustration sets in and it causes your whole world to go topsy- turvy!    You know that its bad when you dont even want to be around yourself with that kind of attitude!   I am so having one of those days!  

I have been "stalled" for the past few days at 189 lbs....I have gone over and over everything I have eaten, done, and cannot figure out why I am stalled. After a few days of this all that comes to mind is just forget it...you are destined to be big and all I want to do is go eat what I want and how much I want! So instead of eating here I sit writing this blog trying to take my mind off of the I want to eat feeling.

AND I finally found a tape measure this morning and all I can say is UGH!!   Its worse than I imagined!!   I look in the mirror and to be honest I dont see where I look all that bad....however the numbers dont lie!

I got some great ideas from the ever helpful folks over at  Las Vegas HCG.com  of some ideas to try to get off this plateau so am going to give it my best shot!   Its just so frustrating!  

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cuddlebug Babies Review



I am so loving the Beach Bag / Towel combo I received from Cuddlebug Babies!  
Am glad I live in California so that I can use this all year round! 


Cuddlebug Babies is a small boutique that specializes in baby clothing and accessories. We make custom orders including personalization with machine embroidery. Most of our items are handmade on site, so allow 1-3 weeks for processing and delivery

Dana is a full time working mother of 2. In her spare time she make embroidered baby gifts and pretty much anything people ask her for. A total gem to work with!  Her items are high quality and very well made! And as she is a postal carrier they ship very quickly! 


Some other items you can find in her shop:


Lovie ready to monogram!  Can be made in colors and themes customized just for you! 


Great gift set for that new baby!


Everyone loves crayon rolls!  Can be customized with your childs name!


I highly recommend visiting the Cuddlebug Babies web page also http://www.cuddlebug-babies.com/ for even more great items!  

FavorKreationz Review


Introducing  FavorKreationz!!   


They offer custom made invitations for all occasions as well as party favors and personalized gift items.
                                                                                                                             I received a variety of their products.  I am very impressed with the quality of the work! Each item is very well made.  Each and every item shows me that Marilyn (owner) is compassionate about what she does and does it very well! ! 


The party set (pictured above) can be made in many different themes and contains: Custom printed invitations with white envelopes, favor bag toppers, cupcake toppers and napkin rings.  




Tumbled marble tile pendant on a black cord necklace.  Great gift idea for those hard to buy tweens and teens....and again can by customized to a word of your choice.  




On the left is a sample coaster sets are 4"x4" tiles with a cork backing. We can make with any image and wording. I know mine will b well used here on my computer desk!
To the right  is a 4"x4" tile with a beautiful floral decoration and a pink ribbon to hang in a girl's room. Can be personalized with any name. Also has some crystal adornments. 


FavorKreationz can also take a family photo that you provide and put it on the tiles to make personalized coasters/wall hangings.  How about one of a pet for those pet lovers out there?  Or a Birth Announcement?
So many endless possibilities!

Pricing is very affordable!!  

Monday, March 7, 2011

HCG Pellets vs Liquid


So yesterday I experimented by using the pellets in place of the HCG drops. The pros of the pellets is that they are much easier to measure.  The downside that I discovered was that I was STARVING all day!    I was advised to take an extra pellet or two than the recommended dosage for this very reason, which I did but still felt hungry all day!  The other downside is that I went back up to 190.8lbs!   I still followed the VLCD (very low calorie diet) but obviously have made the discovery that the pellets just don't work for me.
While I totally understand that its a personal choice, I for one will not be purchasing or using the pellets any longer.

I am not discouraged, and have gone back to the liquid form today.  I know that the pound I gained will be easily lost.   I really need to find me a measuring tape though....my clothes fit different so I know that I am losing inches too but have not been keeping track. Maybe I can get them posted in tomorrows blog....

But as for my opinion of pellets vs drops.....the drops win hands down!  :0)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Diet Updated......



Its been way too long since I had the time to post on here so I thought it was time to update my progress on my diet journey!

Recap:  I started using  the HCG drops from Las Vegas HCG.com in January.  My starting weight was 204.6 lbs.  I did the 15 day "session" and lost 15lbs.   There were a few ups and downs, i dropped my bottle and broke it, I cheating here and there but overall was very happy with the results!

I wanted to take a few days break before starting another session.  One of the issues I have with the HCG diet drops is the measurements of the drops.  I am never quite sure if I am using too much or not enough.  So I purchased the "pellets" to begin my second round.  Then life stepped in and interrupted all my well laid plans.  I had visitors from out of town come to visit for a couple of weeks. It is really hard to maintain a diet plan when you are the "cook" for other members of the household. I also caught a cold and spent several days just feeling like garbage (am also over it). So I scrapped my plans and tried to just maintain the weight loss that I had already accomplished.  Welllllll  that didnt go so well either,. I am sad to say.  I put back on 4 of the pounds I lost.  But considering everything I felt that 4lbs was really not all that much.

I have since starting again and am on Day #3 of the VLCD.  I began with the drops (however today I am doing an experiment to see if I get the same results by using the pellets only) and am now at 189.6 which is back to my original 15lbs loss.  I have a goal of losing at least another 25-30 lbs.  So I still have a long way to go. One thing I have noticed so far this round, I am not nearly as hungry as I was the last time.

With all the dieting that I have done throughout my life,  I must admit that the HCG diet has been one of the easiest and most effective that I have done.  You do have to discipline yourself to stick to it.  I am going to try to keep the blog posts update on a daily basis as it helps me enormously to keep it honest.  

If you need to lose some weight and are contemplating a diet, I really do suggest you look into the HCG diet plan.   Las Vegas HCG.com has been very helpful and supportive so go take a look around and see if this diet plan is for you!  I for one would just like to say a big THANKS to them for all the help I have gotten  :0)

Saturday, February 12, 2011

What I love about HCG!


I absolutely love HCG!   I am so happy to have found Las Vegas HCG.com!   The thing about HCG that I love the most is that it REALLY WORKS!   

When you follow the Protocol yes you do and will lose 2+ pounds a day!  But you can also take a few days off, get right back on it and still lose!  I am still a a couple of pounds up from my last "break" period.  But its coming off again!   I took the break just to experiment a bit to see what works for me.  I am never one to follow the rules....I always need to see what I can do to bend them!  

I switched over to the HCG pellets for this go around.  I heard a lot of mixed reactions about them but I am finding them just as effective and maybe a bit easier to use.  Easier in that you don't have to "measure" the amount that you take (I had some issues with the drops thinking that I was either not getting enough or too much).  The taste of the pellets is a bit better to me too.   Today is my day to again start the VLCD (very low calorie diet) all over.  Even while following the first two days of protocol, I lost a pound!  (192.4) 

So VLCD here I come...watch out scales!   

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Diet Update!


It has been a while since I have done an update on  how things are going.  And I must say that this past week things have been going rather odd.   I am now at 193.4 lbs.  Up a bit since I quit taking the HCG drops that I got from Las Vegas HCG.com!  One day my weight goes up and then next it goes back down again!  I am not sure what is causing the fluctuation but never the less it is happening!   It may be just do to the fact that mother nature has come calling with her monthly visit or may be that I have eaten a few things that I shouldnt?

I have been trying to do some experimenting with this whole thing to find out what works for me! As I think that everyone has to do when attempting to lose weight.  I do have some other health issues that I have to take into consideration (I will not go into those here).  I do feel that getting some of this weight off will benefit me greatly with the other health issues.

I ordered the "pellets" from Las Vegas HCG.com and am going to begin again in earnest to get some of this weight off.   I ordered the pellets just to see which form of the HCG works best for me. It is my understanding that the pellets have other ingredients in them (ie carb blocker) so again I will just have to give it a try and see how they work for me.

A new day, a new diet.......here we go again!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bubble Bee Creations Review!


I was so excited when Bubble Bee Creations said they wanted me to do a review on their products!  They have so many great designs it was really hard for me to even choose which product to review! 

We finally decided that a wine glass would be perfect! Once the decision was made which product it would be I was surprised at how fast it was made and arrived on my doorstep! It was thoroughly wrapped and protected in the shipping container so for the thousands of miles it traveled if was safe from any breakage. Isn't this just gorgeous? I must say that the pictures just don't do them justice as to how pretty it is in person!

 Rear view

There are many colors available for you to choose which one(s) you would like for your own special design. I of course chose the Link Bug colors! 

Color Chart

Also the font selections are awesome.  Its so hard to choose!  My Glass has the "City Scope" 

Font Selections 


I also ordered a set of the Mini Pink Heart Candles to give as a Valentine Gift.  They too are as adorable as can be! Mom is going to love these in her Valentine Basket! 


Jennifer is a gem to work with and as you can see very talented at what she does!   For those customized special gift items that you are looking for I highly suggest that you go visit Bubble Bee Creations!  Make sure you take a look over in her Esty shop too! She has so many great items to choose from!  

Here are a few more of my favorites you can find in her shop! 

Housewares
These jars would be great for many things!

Bath Set
So Cute! 

Personalized Candles
This is a great idea for a gift set! 


Diet Break!


So at this point I have dropped a total of 15lbs!!   YAY!    I must say that without the help from Las Vegas HCG.com I would not have been able to accomplish it!  

I am going to take a short break and see how easy it might be to keep the weight off!  (Or maybe I it wont be so easy?)  When I begin again in a couple of weeks I am contemplating trying the pellets as apposed to the drops.

Stay tuned for more updates of my diet journey!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Diet Day #18



It seems that its getting a bit harder for me to lose at this point but I am still losing a bit each day!  191.6 today!  so thats a total of  13 lbs lost since I began!

It may be due to the fact that I keep straying from the protocol set by Las Vegas HCG.com or it may be that my body is just telling me its time for a short break?   Even when I stray its never by much (no more than 800 cals a day) with the exception of my Burger King binge!

I have decided to get my self under 190 lbs then take a short break to see if I can keep it under that mark before I try losing more.  This whole thing has been quite and experience but one that i have been happy and excited to try!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Diet Day #17



There comes a day on EVERY diet that you just know.....you just know that no matter how hard you fight IT, you just know that there is not really anything you can do to stop IT, you just know to do IT and get IT out of your system!  IT = CHEAT!

Yesterday was my day!  I am not really sure what brings this feeling on, if its the thrill of doing something you know you are not supposed to or if its just the pull of all the social media (ie tv commercials, billboards, even radio adds) that are intended to make you WANT all the foods that you indulged in that made you overweight in the first place! I am probably way over analyzing the why's of this (most probably to have an excuse for it) but the fact remains that I gave in and did it!   Every single bite of that Burger King Chicken sandwhich was so good!  I savored every taste sensation it gave me! I could have stopped half way through as I already felt full but it was just so delicious I just couldnt stop myself!

The good news is that I didnt gain much from this, (only a few tenths of a pound--scale read 192.8 this morning) and I know that I can jump back in the saddle and continue on with my journey.  I feel that without the Las Vegas HCG.com drops in my system this could have turned out a whole lot worse!

So here we go again..........

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Diet Day #16



This is one of the funniest pictures I have seen.....who ever heard of "Diet Water"??????  But I can almost guess that there are people out there desperate enough to buy this!

I had begun to think that my scales were broken and could'nt go below the 194.4 mark....but this morning it surprised me with a reading of 192.8!!   Thats  a total of 11.8lbs lost since I began!   I know that I would'nt have been able to do this on my own so I owe many thanks to Las Vegas HCG.com!!

I went back to taking the drops every 2 1/2 hrs and drank more water (ugh!) and that seemed to help get me off the plateau I found myself on for the last few days.  And for the first time since I began this diet I was't hungry yesterday!   They say that you often confuse thirst for hunger.....maybe there is something to that.  But still with all the water I have been drinking you would think that I would just float away......

The one thing that I have not been able to stop using is the creamer for my coffee!  I do add the calories into my daily allotment, but I tried to drink it without and just cant do it.  I do recommend that you take the time to purchase some stevia....(you can find it in most grocery stores these days under the name Truvia).  It makes a world of difference!

So here's hoping for a couple of more pounds for today!  :0)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Stella Dot Review


Thanks to Simply Stylish with Claire I received these gorgeous Ava Cupchain Earrings   from the Day to Night Collection for review.   Me being a person that wears white gold and silver jewelry only,  the Day to Night Collection is just my style!  These are of a quality they will last for a very long time. Not to mention they will go with most any outfit and can be used for any occasion.  Straight from the office to the after work cocktail party!  I will soon be ordering the Ava Cupchain Necklace to wear with them! 




Over at Claire's Stella Dot web page you can view all the collections available and are sure to find the perfect one to fit your style!  Not only will you find some gorgeous pieces, you can also find some great customer service with a smile!  

Diet Day #16


So its time to re-evaluate what I am doing as the scales seem stuck! I have stayed in the same range for about a week now (this morning 194.4) so time to make some changes to get off this plateau!

When the new bottle arrived from Las Vegas HCG.com I had decided to try something different and take the drops 3 times a day instead of every 2 1/2 hours.  This apparently is not working for me. So that will change back! 

I have been keeping a food diary and I really don't see what I ate that is different from before, but maybe I need to change that around too.  I have learned from past dieting that sometimes you just need to make a few minor changes to get the desired results.  

Anyone have any suggestions for me?  

Monday, January 31, 2011

Handmade Hairbows Review!



I received these adorable photo-bottlecaps from Handmade HairBows!!   When asked to provide a picture for the purpose of this review I chose of course my little dawge, Damzl. Any picture can be used for any of these items. I was amazed at the picture quality as it is very good (much better than the ones i took of these) , as is the construction of all three. Shipping was very quick too!  

Customer service at Handmade HairBows is excellent and the owner, Toni is as nice as they come!  Always willing to go that extra mile for her customers!  I highly recommend that you visit her shop! 


 These would make awesome gifts for grandparents with your child's picture!  Or a great gift for a Dad or Mom that was getting ready for deployment! 

 One is a Keychain, one a Magnet, and one a lapel Pin. Here is a reverse picture so you can see the backs.......





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Diet Day #15


I supposed I did rather well in eating the right oily, greasy and fatty foods because I only gained a very little the scales said 194.8 this morning so only up .8 from yesterday!  

For those of you just tuning in, I began the HCG diet 15 days ago.  I was doing good having lost ten pounds and then on the 10th day on my rush to hurry into the office, my bottle of HCG fell out of my purse onto the pavement and shattered! After contacting Las Vegas HCG.com another bottle was ordered and on its way! I maintained the weight loss that I had over the first 10 days and now am off to finish what I started! 

So today its back to protocol and the VLCD (very low calorie diet) and back to shedding those pounds! 

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Diet Day #14


Kudos to Las Vegas HCG.com!!!  The drops have arrived and I am ready to get started again!  I started yesterday afternoon again eating the fatty, greasy, oily foods and will do so again today so I can get going tomorrow losing even more!!

They say when you are dieting to pay attention to how your clothes are fitting.  Anyone that is the slightest bit overweight should be able to relate to this.  You know when you first put on your jeans and you get that OMG they feel so tight feeling. The one where you can see the "muffin top" effect in full force.  You sit there saying hurry up and loosen up a bit (the way they do when you wear them for a while).
For the fist time in a long time, my jeans dont do that! They fit almost perfectly!  My "muffin top" is less noticeable!  Now granted the size is still good (16) and i so hope to change that but just the fact that they actually feel good when I first put them on is awesome!

So the scales read 194.0 this morning so that is my new starting point!
I am going to enjoy the day eating some foods that I have actually missed but try not to overdo it too much! 
I am so excited!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Diet Day #13


Still waiting on the Mailman....but good new to report!  I am doing rather well at maintaining the weight that I did reach before disaster struck and I dropped my bottle of HCG drops.  In fact am doing so well that I lost another pound on my own!  I am at 193.6!!   YAY!

I am anxious to get back to losing even more weight.  I for one am glad that Las Vegas HCG.com has come into my life!  

So has anyone seen that Mailman????



Link Bug Kids Art Contest!



Its time to have some fun with the Kiddos!   This is a great project for any rainy day (or snow) afternoon!

All you need is a coffee filter, some markers, and a pipe cleaner!  Color the flattened out coffee filter (the more colors the better) Make sure to put something underneath the filter to protect the surface as they do bleed through.  When they are done coloring take a spray bottle and light spray to give a tie dye effect. Let dry. Pinch together in the middle of the filter and tie off , leaving enough to make your attenna. There is no end to what kind of Bugs you can create!  You are only allowed to use the three above items to enter this contest.

When your project is finished.  email your picture to Linkbugbrenda@aol.com  (along with the age and gender of the child) .  All will be uploaded in to an album and we will have a vote to see which "bug" is everyone's favorite!  The deadline for submitting your photos is February 7th 2011.  The winning Bug will receive a coloring activity pack!  (value $10) (prize items will depend on age and gender of child but will include crayons, markers, coloring and/or activity books etc)

There will be two winners one from each age group
0-6 yrs
7-12yrs

Friday, January 28, 2011

Diet Day #12


It has been rather easy to maintain while waiting for the new bottle of HCG drop to arrive from Las Vegas HCG.com !  I was surprised that the scale still said 194.4 this morning!  

I decided to make a huge pot of  :Diet Soup (mostly veggies and is only 45 cals per serving) to have on hand and eat while I was waiting for the new drops.  It is pretty filling and tastes delicious. 


Were is that Mailman????

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Diet Day #11


Another bottle of the HCG drops has been ordered and is on its way from Las Vegas HCG.com!  The trick is to maintain what I have lost and not go back to old eating habits before it gets here! I am still at 194.4 for the third day in row so maybe it will be easier than I think!  

The advice from Las Vegas HCG.com:
 If you stick to no sugar or startch I can get you another bottle in the mail tomorrow and then just do a 1 or 2 day gorge and quick start back up

Sounds easy enough....I CAN do this!   I am really amazed at how well the HCG plan does work!  After all the years of dieting I have done this is probably the easiest way I have ever come across.  It is sure worth the money!   

Mailman Mailman...hurry hurry hurry!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Diet Day 10! Disaster Has Struck!


Not only did the scale disappoint me this morning (it read exactly the same as yesterday!) But in my rush to get in the office this morning, my precious bottle of  HCG fell out of my purse onto the pavement and shattered!  I almost wanted to cry watching that liquid spreading all over the ground!  I have asked myself all morning....OK so what now?  

I have decided to switch over to a low carb diet for a bit until I can get some replacement drops ordered. I dont know how my body will react to this but I do know from past dieting it has worked for me. I will say that the HCG has worked really well in the time that I have used it. And WILL use it again!

So guess I will need to go make and order over at Las Vegas HCG soon!   I will still post what progress I am making with the low carb thing.......heres to hoping that it will work!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Diet Day #9



HCG apparently really does work!  But its not just all the HCG....its something that YOU have to work at too. I still have a long way to go to get to my desired weight but am pretty excited that this method of weight loss does work.  AND am excited that it still works even if you slip up and eat more than you should.  I have said before this is a diet not for the faint of heart or those that dont have at least some sort of will power or determination.

I stepped on the scale this morning with the expectation of it saying i gained!  I had one of those sweet cravings yesterday.  I tried a cup of blackberry tea with some stevia (which by the way, stevia is REALLY sweet) but that did not help one little bit.  So, yes i ate a piece of CHOCOLATE!   So much to my surprise the scale still said 194.2  which means I am still a loser!

I have decided that in between these sessions of using HCG I am going to do a few experiments with my eating/dieting to see what happens.  I sat and wondered what would happen if you followed protocol for a few days WITHOUT using the drops?   What if you used HCG and followed the low carb diet plan?   So many thoughts and so much to try!  

Stay tuned!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Diet Day #8

I knew a day spent with family would be tough!  Especially when part of the outing required going to a restaurant to have a meal.  As I sat there with my family each of us with menu in hand and all of them talking about what they were going to order, I found myself thinking OMG everything on here is either fried, greasy or starch ridden!  What in the world was I going to find that I could actually eat and not do too much damage to my diet!  

As the waitress was taking orders from everyone else (of course they were ordering pasta, fried chicken, hamburgers~~all the foods I wanted to eat myself) I bolstered myself to ask if they had anything that was maybe a bit more healthier.  With much ribbing from my family I decided upon a tuna salad. I was worried that the mayo would have too much oil but I had to try something!  I had resigned myself to not losing any weight for the day!  

When the food arrived I looked at the salad and thought?  should I do this?  should take the chance? There was lots of lettuce, some tomato, cheese, boiled eggs and two delicious looking mound of tuna!  I decided what the hell....go for it!  This whole salad was probably more calories than I was allowed in several days! As I sat eating and enjoying every luscious bite I just had to tell myself "Its okay!  You can always do the diet thing again tomorrow"  My stomach was already use to having very little food for the past several days so that I felt full very quickly.  But did I stop eating?  No!  Of course not!  I ate so much my stomach hurt!  I just knew that the scales would go in the wrong direction in the morning! 

Trepidly I stepped on the scale this morning expecting to see that I had gained a pound or two. Much to my surprise I was at  195.6!   YAY  I didnt gain!  After all that eating I still lost a pound!   

So now its back to the grindstone to see how much more I can lose!