Thursday, August 30, 2007

First Day of Kindergarten!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

It's been such a long, long time!

Not that long, but I liked the title. I just realized it has been 10 days since I last posted. Life has been busy. I have almost lost 55 pounds, hopefully by tomorrow I will have that .1 pound to make it 55. My goal is to have 60 pounds gone by Sept. 8. I will take more than that though. :)

I am feeling really good, I do have a small cold right now, but nothing major. The kids were so kind to give it to me. I told Bobby that he needs to be all better before Wednesday when he starts school. He does fine during the day, it is at night when he does his coughing. I still can't believe he is starting school. He is very excited.

We had are pictures taken on Saturday by Sam at Memory Park. She was great! She was very patient with the kids and we had a lot of fun. I will post some of the pictures when we get them. While she is building her portfolio, she is only charging $25 for a 1 hour photo shoot with up to 4 people. She also does fantastic Wedding photos. Mary wouldn't smile pretty much the whole time so, we will have serious pictures of her. :) Over all both kids did good. Thanks Sam!!

Emotionally Joe says I have been very touchy and taking things way to personally. Which I have been, but I am not sure why. Maybe because I am still tired a lot of the time. I am working on it. I am praying all the time to have patience with others. Trying to have patience with my kids. He has been great with the kids. We have starting to read scriptures almost every night, which is nice to get the kids to settle down. We have turned the TV off. We will have a movie night once a week or on special occasions. That and Bobby can earn TV or a movie. We were just having too many fits over TV. It was becoming too important.

I will try and post more often. Thanks for reading! :)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Why do I blog?

I was tagged by Tammy, thanks! I started this blog to keep a journal of my weight loss journey. To help me get things out of my head, and to help process it all. I like to keep all my family in touch with how we are all doing. And maybe in the process help someone else on this journey. I really enjoy keeping my thoughts and feelings down here to help me and others.
Thanks for reading.

Now I must tag:

WOW moment!!

I fastened my seat belt in my van without the extender!!!! That is the first time since we have got the van 3 years ago. It is really tight, but it fastens. Small accomplishment, but it is something.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Week without Joe :(

Joe has been gone since Friday morning. He flew out to Ohio to help his brother move out to Idaho. We are excited to have them be a lot closer. They should be home late tonight, which is good. I do not like being a single mom. We have been very busy this week. We have had Joe's Dad and family out to visit from Minnesota. They have helped me with the kids while Joe has been gone. We have had a lot of fun with them. We went to a family reunion on Sunday, the kids had a lot of fun with cousins. It was fun to see family that we haven't seen in a year.

I have been doing Joe's paper route since Saturday. Before when I have done the papers it has taken about 2 hours to do all the papers. Now I can do the same amount of papers in 1 hour and 10 minutes. I jogged up to each house and back to the van. Then getting in and out of the van, I have to step up and down. It does feel good to be doing it, but I do not like waking up that early to do them. I will be glad when Joe is back and doing them. It makes me very grateful for my husband and how hard he works for us. This is the first time that he has been gone away from the kids more than a day or two. I am very, very grateful for my family members for helping me out this week.

On another subject: It is way too hot. I am sure looking forward to fall and winter. It has been in the 100's all week. It is so hard to get cooled off and to get enough water in. We need some rain badly. Hopefully it cools off soon, the heat is so draining.

Here is to everyone, hope you can stay cool during the hot summer days.

Friday, August 10, 2007

2 months!!

The picture on the Left is right before surgery and on the right is 2 months out. Down 45.4 pounds. 13 inches off my waist. Over 60 inches lost all over my body. Down from 28/26 to 22/24.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Kindergarten Days!

We just went this morning to register Bobby for Kindergarten. He is very excited to go. I asked him if was scared at all, and he said No Way! School starts on August 29. I am excited but sad, my baby boy is growing up. Everyone we met there thought that he was going into first or second grade.

He has grown 4 inches in the last 4 months, hopefully he slows down a little bit. He is going to be as tall as his Daddy. Which is good.

Mary thinks she can do anything Bobby does. Bobby has another loose tooth and Mary thinks hers are loose too. She asked Joe last night to pull her tooth out. :) Won't be long until Mary is starting kindergarten.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

What kind of house do you want to be?

My friend wrote a great story. Go here to read it.

Saturday, August 4, 2007

5 Minutes for Mom

This is a great site, 5 Minutes for Mom, they have lots of great articles and a lot of fun contests. Go on over and visit. You can also promote your at home businesses or your blog.

Friday, August 3, 2007

My Celebrity Look Alikes

Thursday, August 2, 2007

40 Pounds

40 pounds is the average weight of a 4-year old boy.

How Much Fuel Is That?

To lose that amount of fat would mean to burn 140,000 calories or 585,760 KiloJoules! That is the equivalent of 4.53 gallons of gasoline. Humans, however, are far more efficient than cars, getting about 912 "miles to the gallon". If you could dump this many calories into the tank of a Honda Civic, you would be able to drive it about 154 miles before running out of gas!

Let's see how your goal would convert to other forms of fuel. 140,000 calories is equivalent to:

  • 4.53 gallons of gasoline, or
  • 50.04 pounds of coal, or
  • 69.44 pounds of oven-dried wood, or
  • 6.13 gallons of propane

This amount of energy would ...

  • Brew about 391 pots of coffee, or
  • Light a 60-watt light bulb for 2,712 hours ( 113 days = 0.33 years)

Cutting 140,000 calories is the same as saying "no" to:

  • 1,750 apples, or
  • 1,400 bananas, or
  • 8,235 cups of cabbage (whew!), or
  • 966 baked potatoes, or
  • 1,750 large eggs, or
  • 1,167 cups of 2% milk, or
  • 101 pounds of ground beef, or
  • 1,609 glasses of wine, or
  • 433 Snickers bars, or
  • 583 Clif Bars ( 778 Luna Bars), or
  • 1,007 cans of Coke, or
  • 824 pints of Guinness beer, or
  • 285 Big Macs, or
  • 272 Quarter Pounders with Cheese, or
  • 200 Whoppers, or
  • 424 Subway 6" Oven Roasted Chicken Breast sandwiches, or
  • 824 Taco Bell crunchy tacos, or
  • 596 slices of pepperoni pizza from Pizza Hut

What it Takes to Burn 140,000 Calories

To burn 140,000 calories, a 190 pound male would have to:

  • Backpack for 232 hours (10 days) nonstop, or
  • Walk for 536 hours (22 days) at 3 mph straight, or
  • Walk 1,609 miles (1,006 kilometers), or
  • Bike for 406 hours (17 days) at 10 mph, or
  • Bike 4,058 miles (2,536 kilometers), or
  • Play basketball nonstop for 223 hours 9 days), or
  • Play billiards for 648 hours (27 days), or
  • Go bowling for 541 hours (23 days), or
  • Stay on the golf course for 406 hours (17 days), or
  • Spend 180 hours (8 days) playing competitive football, or
  • Jump rope for 171 hours (7 days) straight!

You would have to walk the length of England about 2.73 times to burn 140,000 calories.

How many pounds have you lost and what does it really mean? Check here!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

I've Hit 40!!

Pounds that is. It feels good to be at this stage. I am so thankful for the chance that I had to have this surgery. It is a great tool to have to get this weight off. I tried some food that I used to love, it was chicken and beef from my old favorite restaurant and it did not taste good at all. Which is good I guess, that way I won't be tempted to eat there. My new favorite food it avocado and bbq chicken and pork. I can still go out to eat with family and friends, my choices are just limited.

I am excited to see what the future has to offer me. I am thinking of going back to school to become a massage therapist. It is something that I can do from home to earn some extra money. It is something that I have always been interested in. I am also thinking of doing medical records from home. I will have to take some new classes on that, but should be able to do it fast.

Thanks for listening :)

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