Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Ailey and Greta

I'm so happy to have my little God-daughter, Ailey, here today! She and Greta are only 2 1/2 weeks apart and are the best of friends. I love to watch them play together and share things. Of course, like any best friends, they have their fights too. It's usually that Greta doesn't want to share a toy-she did share her cup and her sandwich at lunch. Good thing I'm not worried about the germs.

Of course I love them both so much right now because they are both napping.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Getting Back On Track

Oh, things have not been going so well with our "great lifestyle change". We just haven't been very motivated...and it's hot outside so our exercise is pretty much limited to indoors unless we wake up at 6am, which I am not going to do (but probably should and would feel a lot better if I did!). We are still working on it, just not as hard as we were.

On the brighter side, we are finally getting the attic organized and getting the boxes out of the carport! I am pretty much emptying most boxes, throwing the garbage away, making a pile of stuff that will go into the church yard sale, and then what we are keeping goes back in the box for now. After we're done with that we will organize and label all the remaining boxes. By the way, anyone need any picture frames? Also, I found all my old clothes, mostly size 14 or so. I would love to get back in them. Maybe I should hang them in my closet so every time I look in there...wait that might backfire.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Body For LIfe

A few of you already know that Matthew and I have been working really hard at changing our lifestyle and eating habits. We have been doing work-outs six days a week alternating aerobic exercise with weight training. For aerobics, I've been walking with a little jogging and every since I bought Matthew roller blades for his birthday, he's been rollerblading up and down our street. Our goals with eating include both controlling our portion size and cutting sugar and fats. We eat six smaller meals a day with each meal consisting of a good protein and a whole grain carb or fruit. Vegetables must be included with at least two meals, and we've been trying to do more. One day a week (usually Sunday or Monday) is our "free day". On this day we forget all the rules. We eat whatever we want and don't work-out. Of course, by the end of the day we are exhausted and stuffed.

I think it's pretty obvious that we did not think up all this on our own. We are, for the most part, following Bill Phillips books Body For Life and Eating For Life. I say "for the most part" because we have been incorporating some yoga stretches and pilates into our routine and we don't buy his supplements or use artificial sweeteners.

We started on February 9 and to date Matthew has lost 21 pounds and I have lost 15 pounds. We are so excited at how well it's been going and how dedicated we've really been at making this for life and not just a few weeks.