Monday, November 26, 2012
Never did I think I would like these...especially since I am a faithful potato lover. I love potatoes anyway that you make them...boil them, fry them, bake them...whatever...yummo. But with my new found food freedom, I am trying new things...and I guess your body likes sweet potatoes better than white potatoes. I am so glad I gave it a try. Now, you give it a try...and tell me what you think!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
www.runsforcookies.com... and it's about a girl who lost 100 pounds and how she did it. And she became a runner partially the way through her weight loss. And of course this has helped her weight loss tremendously...and slimmed her down like crazy. It's my favorite blog lately...she posts almost every day and she is totally REAL. A regular mom who battles the food issue. If you go to her blog look back at some of her old posts. It truly is amazing. And I love her posts about running. It keeps me inspired and motivated to keep running and to keep losing weight. Her title says it all...she runs so that she can eat yummy foods too..like cookies (or in her case, Peanut butter). Check it out this week. You will love it!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
A family who works out together, lives long together!
Monday, November 19, 2012
Here I am the next morning with the shirt that my husband designed for me. I wanted to have something special. It's been a special year. It's been a fantastic year and I wanted to shout it out to everyone!!! When I see this shirt it just makes me think that anyone can lose weight...if I can, then anyone can. This story is a testimony to others that they can change their life today....TODAY!
And then just me. Twenty-five weeks of training. A lot of sweat and hard work. It was such a sweet moment for me. I can't even explain how I felt. There aren't any words for it. Other than just totally appreciation and love for the Lord Jesus who saw me though every single step :)
Friday, November 16, 2012
It has been an amazing journey. When I started 25 weeks ago I was running 22 minute miles. Which is incredibly slow. But that's okay. I was carrying a lot of weight...about 50 pounds more than I am now...and my body was still in major training mode. And now, I am running my miles in the 13 minute range...still slow, but so much faster than I was. I am so proud of myself. Really. It was a lot of hard work. It was a lot of mental blocks that I had to jump over. A lot of getting up in the dark and running. And doing it by myself. I am so blessed and humbled because I know the Lord was with me this whole journey. I couldn't have gone this far without him.
So, I will be back in a few days with lots of pictures and I am sure brimming with excitement!!!
Thursday, November 15, 2012
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that Wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You Will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so Remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight With your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things An old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, And you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take TOO Many pictures, laugh TOO much, and love like you've never Been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset Is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be Afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin...
On Tuesday we had our first professional pictures done of our family. We have never met a photographer on location, so that was a lot of fun. She already sent the pictures to us and she did a fantastic job. As soon as we get them I will post them for you.
Mia the pug decided to Embrace the Camera too this week. My sweet girl. Don't forget to head over to Emily and see her crew. Have a fantastic Thursday!
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Matt and I taking a moment together to kill our pumpkins...for Thanksgiving dinner. Really cute face he is making, right?
Just some random shots this week. Don't forget to Embrace the Camera. This has been one of the best things I have ever done...one day our kids will actually be able to look back and see our life...with me in it. Not just behind the camera. Don't forget to see Emily this week too!!!
Saturday, November 3, 2012
What a great husband. He came through with his promise...which he always does. I hope to take it out tomorrow for it's maiden voyage. This journey of mine this year has been the most excellent. What a fabulous life!
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Make sure you take time to Embrace the Camera today. Get in those pictures with your kids. Don't let time slip away...and make sure you stop by and see Emily. She's a blast!