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Friday, March 5, 2010


I have gained over 30 pounds since John and I have gotten married in June 2007. Whew... there I said it! Most of those pounds have been over the past year during our pregnancy struggles. I eat when I am sad. I eat when I am happy! I eat when I am [insert any emotion here]. I am just an emotional eater. As you all know we are about to the point where we will be trying to conceive and I have vowed to get back to my fightin' weight! No, I will probably never be a size 2 or 115 pounds. Let's get real here! Baby got back! I am usually so embarrassed about how much I weigh or have gained, but the first part of recovery is admitting you have a problem. Right? So I think that it is time to get real with you. I weighed in last Friday for our work's Biggest Loser Competition. I weighed in at 173.2 pounds. The most I have ever weighed... ever! More than most of you have or will weigh 9 1/2 months preggo! So now that that number is out there you can be my motivation! I don't want to be embarrassed any more!

Initial Weight: 173.2 - February 26, 2010 (33.2 lbs to lose!)
Week 1: 169.8 - March 5, 2010 (-3.4 lbs, 29.8 more to go!)

Also as part of the journey I am going to give you some tips you can use! I am going to journal each meal I eat (including the nutritional value & cost!) and all of my exercise. I want to prove that you can eat healthy for a reasonable price! Right now our monthly grocery budget is around $400. Which is pretty high for two people, but that includes every meal and snack that we eat. (Plus Princess too, but seeing she only weighs 6 lbs I can't blame her for much!) We only eat out once a week. My goal is to cut that number down closer to $300 per month. So starting next Friday I will have weekly updates on my weight, what I ate, and how much I spent.

So gotta go eat some lunch now! Pizza buffet here I come! Ha! Just teasing. It's Wolfgang Pucks' Minestrone soup for me! .....But really pizza does sound kinda good!

A day in the life!

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Today is "Show us your life - A Typical Day"

Here is my ideal typical day.

6:00-6:30 - Wake up (depending on if I have to wash my hair ha!)
7:30 - Get to work
7:45 - Eat Breakfast at work!
Work til 11:00
11:00-11:30 is lunch. Some of the time I stay at work, but a lot of times I run errands
Work from 11:30-4:00 or 4:30 (Depending on what is on my desk!)
5:00-6:00 - Try to run or lift weights
6:00-7:00 - Cook dinner (or usually there is some meeting at the church)
7:00-9:00 - Work at home. (We don't watch t.v. very often so this time is spent on house project, laundry, video/photo editing or playing wii)
9:00-9:30 - get ready for bed
9:30-10:30 - laugh and giggle with John. We have to actually get into bed early because we usually end up talking and laughing for a good hour before we fall asleep.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Newest member of our family!

We are proud to present our newest "member" of our family!

Attached is a photo of Mufano Kazungu! He is our adopted Compassion International child!

Here is his info!

Birthday: February 1, 2003
Age: 7
Gender: Male
Region: Africa
Country: Kenya
Program: Victoria Baptist Church Child Development Center

Personal and Family Information:
Mufano lives with his mother. His duties at home include carrying water. There are 4 children in the family. His mother maintains the home.

Soccer is Mufano's favorite activity. In kindergarten his performance is average and he also regularly attends church activities.

If you would like to adopt a child like Mufano. Please go here

Your monthly contribution will provide:

* Ongoing Christian training
* Educational opportunities
* Treatment & training to maintain child health
* Development of self-confidence & social skills
* Key life skills & vocational programs