Sunday, February 24, 2013
I snapped this picture right before we started running. William is putting his earphones in and he was ready to go.
First time I have ever fallen when I have run. Literally when I was at 5.5 miles I took a tumble on an uneven sidewalk. My knee looks bad and I bruised my thumb (of all places)...I am assuming I bruised it from trying to catch my fall.
This is us after the race...goodness, I am sweaty. And it was a cloudy day. I guess I am allowed to be so sweaty after running 6.2 miles. The best part is that William came in 3rd for his division ( 20 years and younger)!!!!! Can you believe it? He totally amazed me. I couldn't be prouder!!!!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
I snapped this picture on Valentine's Day. We were having our big extravaganza with our homeschool group (70 kids, wowzers)...and I took this really quick before all the action. A great snapshot of all my kids...the boys with helmets on because they were riding their scooters...and the girls looking beautiful as always.
Had to throw in a picture of our favorite store. Took a quick trip to IKEA in Orlando earlier in the month. We love to stroll around and capture some amazing ideas for the house. Rarely do we spend a lot of money, but this store does get the imagination moving.
Last but not least...A snapshot from my husband's big party...37 years..wow, can't believe it!!! We had a whole bunch of people come over, and then we made teams and did a bit of a scavenger hunt around our city...kind of like Amazing Race. Ten clues and a race to get back to our house the fastest. We had such a blast...and I think everyone else did too. This is definitely one for the list of good memories.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Well, I passed my special day....February 6th...and I thought of posting about it, but alas, I never got that far. The 6th was the year anniversary of my incredible weight loss journey. No diets, no gimmicks...just living life to the fullest. I was talking to my husband last night and I remember saying that I feel better today than I did when I was 18. WOW! If I only had known this before. I am truly and finally living. And it feels good. Just lots of healthy, yummy eating...and lots of lots of exercise. Voila! It was that easy....haha...not easy, but so doable. I am hoping to be at my goal weight by the end of the year. I have a 20th high school reunion coming up this fall...and I plan on buying a fabulous dress. And it is going to be a small size. That's the plan and I am sticking to it, lol. So, I am still pressing in...despite set backs, plateaus and periodic discouragement. Through all that, I CAN NOT ever go back to that fat girl. I am addicted to living...and that keeps me going. If you are in the same place that I was a year ago, today is your day. Make a change. Live today and every day after this to the fullest!!!!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
That's my word for you today. My head has been spinning for the past two weeks. So much going on...the pace never slowing down...the to-do list running long and then longer. I feel really tired. And I think about blogging...and I want to...and I have funny pictures to post..but then the reality is that I feel too tired. I feel like I can't kick it. So, I plan on spending a few days laying low. And I hope to post a few times. I love blogging. I can't stop. I won't stop. I just need to catch my breath.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
The last couple days have been a whirlwind. I am so tired, still. I attended a birth this past Friday that took me to after breakfast (when I arrived at dinner time)...and I was one very tired doula. I am not a night owl, so it's hard for me to function without sleep. Which is what I did (I did get 3 precious hours)...because I had my husband's birthday party that night. So, I am still recovering. And I don't have much to say, other than that. Tired. Tired. Tired. Catch me in a day or two.