Friday, April 24, 2009

Amazing... at least to me!

Okay... it's been a while, hasn't it?! I've been noticing some differences in my life and in my home that I want to share with you.... I think it's a pretty cool list. See what you think...

1. I have only been through ONE drive-thru (it was in Arizona when I needed a quick lunch... I had the turkey club w/o cheese or mayo... took the bread off myself!)
2. I have only had bread 3-4 times (cheesy bread - always with a BIG salad!)
3. I have not bought TUMS!!!
4. I bought one 24 pack of Diet Coke on March 24th and I still have 6 left! (That's a BIG wow because I used to buy those at least every 2 weeks!)
5. I've brought my 3 mile walk down from over an hour to around 48-50 minutes! (Call me if you want to walk!)
6. I've started YOGA and I'm sort of liking it.... if I could just get over myself!!
7. I'm wearing clothes that I haven't worn in 5-10 years... the high-waist jeans have to go!!
8. I've got more energy than I've had in a lllllloooooonnnnnnggggg time!
9. Grapefruit has become my fruit of choice!
10. I have not had "real" pizza or pasta ONCE.... not once. wow.

This is by far the hardest thing I've ever done.... I thank God for my support group that seems to be growing! It's crazy the people that God is bringing into my life to share this journey with. I'm loving it!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


Yeah Baby.... today was the day!!! It's been 6 weeks so I won't hold you in suspense... I lost 21.6 pounds!! 17.6 of that was body fat!! Total inches was 16.38!!! I totally forgot what my score out of 100 was... I think it was 38 maybe... we did a lot of numbers today and I didn't write that one down. I have a long way to go, but I'll think about that tomorrow!!! Today I'm celebrating!
I have a lot of people to thank... my biggest supporters and encouragers are Rodney and Mary... these 2 people keep me moving and will NOT let me slow down (even when it's rainy or cold)!! You both mean the world to me... I don't know if I can ever repay you!
Thank you to all my friends and family members that are encouraging me and praying for me. I absolutely can't do it without you... I'm not even going to start naming you because I may leave someone out. I love you all and truly appreciate you.... if you're reading this, consider yourself appreciated.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy April Fool's!

I hope all of you have had a great April Fool's Day. I actually love this day and 'getting' people! My first victim this morning was one of the sweetest people in the universe... Jonah's teacher! We emailed Miss Allsopp very early to tell her of Jonah breaking his arm yesterday and his insisting on coming to school... needless to say, she was shocked when he walked in giggling and announced "April Fools!" I wish I could have seen her face.

I did get to see Rodney's face when I told him I was pregnant... he actually got a little excited and it seemed as though he was up for the challenge of a pregnant client... I paid for it during the workout after I told him he had been fooled! He even admitted that his wife had warned him that today was April 1 and to be on the look-out! :)

I do have to tell on myself now... I did get 'got'. My sweet Will was playing basketball in our driveway when he came running in telling me there was a snake in our yard. I freaked! I hate snakes! Plus, we had just seen one over the weekend, so I wasn't surprised that there would be another one... I just didn't know who was going to kill this one! He got me!

The workout was pretty cool today... it was a 50's theme! Yes... a 50's theme! Rodney turned on a 50's music station and for every rotation, I got to do 50 reps! Yes, 50 leg presses, 50 bench presses, 50 crunches and so on! In between sets (we did 2), I got to do 50 seconds on the Elliptical at 5.0+ speed. Then we went outside in the back parking lot and I ran (jogged) for 50 seconds and walked for 50 seconds.... we did this several times... not 50!! :) I love it that Rodney changes up the work out... it's not always the same old thing.

One week from today I'll get to post my accomplishments! My body is definitely changing for the better as is my attitude (except on those crazy hormonal days!!)! Ya'll know what I'm talking about!

Oh... I get to meet Stephenie in less than 72 hours!!!