Tuesday, July 31, 2007

18 minute mile

I walked a 18 minute mile at the gym yesterday, which is the best that I have done since before high school. I walked for 35 minutes on the treadmill then I did my upper body weights. Today I am cleaning my house, which is taking a lot of my energy. Kids room is done, now on to my room.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

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Fishing Around!

We had a lot of fun fishing with my Dad. Bobby reeled in his first fish. That is the only bite we had. It was very hot and the water was down so it wasn't the perfect conditions, but we will go out again soon. Mary had fun, she kept putting her fishing pole down and roaming.

Thank you Dad for taking us!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Some Goals

I wanted to jot down some of my goals. I have always been told if you don't write them down, then they are only dreams. So here goes.

*Go to gym in the mornings six times a week.
*Drink all my water each day. (at least 80 oz)
*Go to bed earlier.
*Spent more time playing with my kids.
*Say my daily prayers.
*Read scriptures daily.
*Watch less TV.
*Not yell at my children.
*Keep my house clean.
*Teach my children responsibility.
*Teach Bobby how to read.
*Spent one on one time with Joe. (talking) :)
*Get house organized.
*Keep daily food dairy.
*Smile and say Hi to someone new everyday.
*Save money.
*Get out of Dept.
*Become a Massage Therapist.
*Tell family that I love them everyday.
*Read a new book each month.

So here goes. I guess I should get to bed soon, so I can get up at 6:20 and go to the gym. :) Bobby, Mary and I are going fishing tomorrow with my Dad. I will post pictures.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Happy Anniversary Joe!

It was our 13th Anniversary yesterday. We had a nice day with the kids, then we dropped them of at my parents house. We went to Barnes and Noble and spent an hour there just looking around. It is amazing how much you see when you are not chasing kids around the store. We then went and saw Live Free or Die Hard, which was a fun movie. The kids were going to sleep at Grandmas house, but Bobby wanted to come home. Mary was already asleep so that was nice. All in all it was a great day.

It does not seem like it has been 13 years. We have been through some tough times through out the years, but we have always worked through them. We have had some wonderful, exciting times too. We have two wonderful kids, that keep us very busy. We now have the gospel in our lives, which has brought us closer as a family.

I am looking forward to the next 13 years and more. I love you with all my heart and soul.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

More fun from the Reunion

Reunion Pictures

Friday, July 20, 2007

Closet Cleaning

I cleaned out my closet. I had to call my Mom and Dramamomma to get some courage to get rid of my winter clothes that will not fit me in the winter. I also went through all the clothes that Dramamomma had given me when she lost all of her weight, and got rid of the things that I know that I wouldn't wear. I also organized all my clothes.

I am a size small up on top and smaller on the bottom, but not enough to go to the next size. It is fun to get rid of so much, but also scary. I know that I will lose the weight, but I do have it in my mind that I won't lose anymore. With every diet I have been on, I have gained the weight back. I know with the surgery tool, that I will not. I have already changed some many bad habits. I still struggle with head hunger, but it is not worth it to give in to it.

I do not enjoy eating anymore. It is now a chore to eat, I eat to survive. My tastes buds have changed too. My biggest treat right now is tomato juice and sugar-free Popsicles every so often. My energy is better but I still do not have a lot of it. I am going to the gym at least three times a week, and that is feeling good.

Thanks for the courage Mom and Dramamomma!! It feels good to get rid of all of the big clothes.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Family Reunion

We got back yesterday from my family reunion up in Idaho. We went to the May Family Ranch
, it was a lot of fun. We 132 people there. 35 from just my family, 25 adults and 15 kids. My Grandma had 6 of her siblings and there families there out of 12, 10 are living. I t was a lot of fun getting to know my cousins again and see some that I have not seen in years.

They had a 100 foot home made water slide that used water from a creek. Bobby was on that thing from the moment we got there till Saturday night. He would have been on it longer if we would have let him. Mary didn't want to go down unless me or Daddy went, but neither one of us brought a swimming suit. So she had fun in the little wadding pool, the water was very cold since it water mountain spring water.

Food wise, I was able to eat what was fixed. I had brought up my own food just in case they didn't have anything that I could eat, but didn't eat most of it. It was hard when they were making smores, but I lived.

All in all it was great. Five of my sisters were there and 1 brother and A LOT of kids. Back to the daily living and a lot of wash. I will post some pictures later.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Some more fun tests

Your Famous Movie Kiss is from Gone With The Wind

"Great balls of fire. Don't bother me anymore, and don't call me sugar."

People Envy Your Compassion

You have a kind heart and an unusual empathy for all living creatures. You tend to absorb others' happiness and pain.
People envy your compassion, and more importantly, the connections it helps you build. And compassionate as you are, you feel for them.

Your Theme Song is Beautiful Day by U2

"Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away"

You see the beauty in life, especially in ordinary everyday moments.
And if you're feeling down, even that seems a little beautiful too.

What Superhero am I?

Your results:
You are Superman

Wonder Woman
Green Lantern
Iron Man
The Flash
You are mild-mannered, good,
strong and you love to help others.

Click here to take the Superhero Personality Test

Joe wanted me to take these fun tests so here goes.
How democrat am I?

You Are 4% Democrat

If you have anything in common with the Democrat party, it's by sheer chance.
You're a staunch conservative, and nothing is going to change that!

How republican am I?

You Are 76% Republican

You have a good deal of elephant running through your blood, and you're proud to be conservative.
You don't fit every Republican stereotype, but you definitely belong in the Republican party.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

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30 pounds gone for GOOD!!

I am now out of the 280's for good. I am excited about that. My clothes are pretty baggy on me, yet I don't dare try on anything smaller. I don't feel any different yet, and I don't see a difference except in my clothes. Other people say that they can see a difference.

I have started going to the gym and it does feel good. I did a few upper body weights, and was sore the next day. I have been working through things with the head hunger, it brings up a lot of feelings, some that I don't want to deal with.

I met with my surgeon the other day and he said everything looked great. I haven't had any problems after surgery, and hopefully don't have any.

Have a great relaxing Sunday afternoon.

Monday, July 2, 2007

The July Heat

It has hit us. I can't believe it is already July. It is going to be a fun month.
The 4th of July !!!!
Then we have a Family Reunion.
Our 13th Anniversary
24th of July

This is the fun of summer! I am going to try not to miss all the fun summer food. :( I know that I can do this. Losing 28 pounds is a great reward.

I have been frustrated for not getting my walks in everyday. I have been very, very tired, but that is not an excuse anymore. Tonight I walked home from my parents with my kids. Which is a little over 1 mile. I was tired afterwards, but happy that I did it.

Hope you all have a great 4th of July and go out and celebrate our great Nation. Be grateful everyday for everything you have!

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