Friday, September 28, 2007

Fit4Life Friday - Week 14

TGIF!!! Wow, I'd forgotten what the end of the month was like in the Real Estate world. I worked 12 hours yesterday... I'm exhausted, so this will be a short post, mainly because I'm back at work and need to get a jump on the day. So here goes:

Week 14 Stats:
Starting weight 6/1/07: 175 lbs.
Current Weight: 162.4lbs.
Weekly change: (up from last week when I didn't post, but the same as 2 weeks ago when I did)

Total loss: ???
Goal weight: 145 lbs.

Last week I did jump on the scales and I was at 160.8, but I never found the time to post about it. And this week I'm up just a little and I contribute that to the 2 pieces of Pizza Hut pizza I ate for dinner last night at 8:45pm... Oh well, I guess as long as I know what I did wrong, right?!?!

This week's goals:
  • More water, less Diet Coke
  • stay on plan with menus (the ones that I take my valuable time to plan on Monday)
  • back to exercising (I did go to the gym once last week and it felt SO good)
  • put hard to get below the 160 mark
  • Continue my Bible Study (get back to daily quiet time)
  • Budget - work on it and come up with a realistic plan

Well, I think that does it for me. Don't forget to check out everyone's progress and thanks to Deedra for hosting!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

I'm titling this edition

"Do they get any cuter?"

This is not my child, so I can't take credit for her cuteness!!!
(She belongs to my best friend, but calls me Aunt Chelle and knows that she can get away with murder!!)

This is my child and I can take credit for her cuteness!! :)

Monday, September 24, 2007

Only the Highlights and a Menu!!

Life has been crazy around here this past week and I couldn't find 5 minutes to spend with my own blog. I've been reading everyone else's, but couldn't find the energy to put the words into sentences to make a coherent post. SO here's my best shot:

Last week I started 2 new Bible studies, both for women ONLY, yay! The one on Tuesday nights is called Women of Wisdom, last week we discussed all of the issues we have as women and why we have them. Throughout this study we are going to examine the Proverbs 31 wife and many of the other Godly women of the Bible all in an attempt to be better women for God, but also our husbands, families and ourselves. We are going to focus on Biblical applications to everyday problems or issues!!!!!

The Thursday night Bible Study will only meet once a month and it's topic is being a better WIFE. We all want to know how to be a submissive wife in this day and age. Our Sunday School class is all young married couples (well, a few have children) and all the girls in the class felt that we could grow and learn from some of the elder women in our church so we have 4 or 5 older women coming to mentor us and help us be better wives. Man I'm going to be SO good Jay's not going to know what to do... HA HA HA HA

Saturday Jay and I spend a couple of hours with his sister and her family, they had their 4th baby on September 13th. Yeah, the good Aunt would have pictures, but I was too busy holding Baby Janna to take pictures of her :) Maybe my sweet SIL will email me some pictures that I can share.

Then when we were done their we came home to check on our little angel (pictures another day, I promise) and after about an hour headed out again for dinner with 2 other couples from our Sunday School class. We didn't get in bed until after mid-night. We had to get up by 7:15 Sunday AM to be at church on time... I was SOOOO tired. Usually I would come home and take a nice long nap on Sunday, but I helped a friend give a baby shower for another friend of ours, I left there and went straight back to Sunday evening church and OF COURSE out to eat after church, so it was 11:15 or so before we hit the bed last night. Needless to say neither of us wanted to get up this morning.

OK, that wraps up the last week. I'm going to give you our dinner plan and a prayer request and it's off to bed.

I know this is an old banner, but I didn't have the cute new one downloaded at home and I'm just too tired to download it tonight.

Monday ~ we had breakfast

Tuesday ~ OYO (on your on) I have Bible Study

Wednesday ~ Grilled chicken / veggies / rice (this is a carry over from last week)

Thursday ~ I'll grab something quick / Jay and Elliott are fixing Jay's truck

Friday ~ Pizza / Salad

Saturday ~ Football Party at our house / We'll be grillin' hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin's

Sunday ~ Eat out

That's it for us this week, for some original and yummy ideas head over to Laura's!

OK now for my prayer request and bare with me, I'm not really ready to give out all of the details yet, but they will come.

I'd like to request prayer that Jay and I will follow the Lord's plan for our lives. As most of you know I've had some unfortunate luck over the last 6 months with employment and I started to work about 6 weeks ago with a new attorney and really am enjoying my job, but I was approached about 2 weeks ago with an opportunity that is really tugging at my heart. It's a different type of job, would be a sizable (like $10-12,000) pay cut, offers no benefits (no health insurance or retirement), but is within 10 miles of my home and less hours per week. All this being said, please pray that Jay and I will listen to God, get in our Bibles and most of all be OBEDIENT to God's will. There are SO many good things (pros) that I can find about this opportunity and I'm really torn on the pay cut. I'd like some of you to chime in with your advise.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Menu Monday

Monday ~ Spaghetti / Garlic Bread

Tuesday ~ Weekend Leftovers (I have Bible Study)

Wednesday ~ Grilled Pork Chops / Potatoes / Salad

Thursday ~ Crock pot Tenderloin / Veggies

Friday ~ Grilled Chicken / Rice / Green Beans

Saturday ~ Supper Club

Sunday ~ Out to eat after church

Remember to check out Laura's blog for more yummy ideas!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Fit4Life Friday - Week 12

Ok, I originally wasn't planning to post today, I was convinced that I needed the week off from telling everyone that I didn't do well, again, but here it goes, the abbreviated version:

Weight stayed the same, no gain, but no lose either. We did stick to our menu this week and have not eaten dinner out at all this week. And I have not eaten out for lunch at all this week, the first week since I started my new job in mid-August (I wasn't eating out everyday, but at least once a week, sometimes twice)!! I think my body is still reeling from all of the eating out over the past several weeks.
I did get finished with my Extended Session paperwork!!! YAY, what a relief. This week I'm going to work on our NEW budget, I have a ball park figure of what Jay's new paychecks will contribute (he started a new job, did I mention that at some point), so it's hi time I get down to business and get the numbers on paper and STICK to them.

This week I want to get back to the gym, my gym bag has been in the car this entire week, but due to "time of the month" I just really didn't feel like hitting the gym. So, next week it's Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. I know what your screaming at me "Wednesday is a church night", but I'm starting a Women's Bible Study that will meet on Tuesday nights , so that will be my during the week church time. Give me a break!! :)

I hope to be able to report next week that I've visited the gym, stayed on plan with my menu and that I've lost a couple of pounds... Until then, I hope you all have a very safe and healthy weekend.

As always, thanks to Deedra for hosting and keeping us accountable.


Now, on a different note. I'd like to say HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to my dear sweet hubby. Today marks our 5th wedding anniversary! I can't believe that it's been 5 whole years. We laughed last night about the fact that we are getting pounded with rain fall that is the remnants of a tropical storm today. Believe it or not, 5 years ago we were getting pounded with remnants of a tropical storm... just in time for the bride-to-be to go from the church to the car and from the car into the restaurant. I (well, actually the entire wedding party) looked liked drowned rats at the rehearsal dinner. And then the day of our wedding the weather was perfect UNTIL we were ready to leave the church and go to the reception, at which point the bottom fell out and again everyone looked like drowned rats. OH WELL, you have to have memories, right?!?


Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Please Mommy, Let me in the chair with you!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Menu Plan Monday or Tuesday!

Cute new logo! Here is my plan for the week. I know it's a day late, but we did have a plan last night and we did stick to it!
Monday ~ Ribs / Green Beans / Rice
Tuesday ~ Hamburger Helper / Salad
Wednesday ~ Bruschetta Chicken / Veggies / Potatoes
Thursday ~ I have a party after work
Friday ~ Japanese - Happy 5th Anniversary
Saturday ~ Finger Foods at a B-day party
Sunday~ Eat out, as usual
Hope you all have a great week.
Head over to Laura's for more meal ideas.

Friday, September 7, 2007

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who had a bad health week. My down fall started on Sunday. My birthday was Monday, but we celebrated with my parents on Sunday evening and you see all I wanted for my B-day was grilled chicken, potato salad and ice cream cake. And that's exactly what I got. So, every night this week I've had ice cream cake just before bed, well I can't let it go to waste, there are starving children in Africa, right?!?. So, the ice cream has lead to eating lunch out several days and having junk for dinner every single night (it's a vicious cycle, ugh). So I wasn't really surprised this AM when the scales said up 1.6 pounds. Truth be told, I was glad it was only 1.6 pounds!!! And after I'm done with the Lemon filled-power sugar covered donut I'm eating RIGHT THIS MINUTE, it's back on track.

Week 10 Stats:

  • Starting weight 6/1/07: 175 lbs.
  • Current Weight: 162.8lbs.
  • Weekly change: -1.6lbs.
  • Total loss: 12.2lbs.
  • Goal weight: 145 lbs.

Weight Goals: This week I'm not going to do bullet points, but rather an overall goal. GET BACK WITH THE PROGRAM!!!! It's as easy and simple as that!!

Better Me Goals: I volunteered to coordinate our extended session schedule at church, for those of you who don't know or have never heard it called this, Extended Session is the period of time during the worship service. We have to have something like 22-30 volunteers a week, YES A WEEK, just for your preschool department, birth - 4 year olds. I'd like my goal this week to be get all the paperwork together and put away. I'm working on a new directory of volunteers and trying to decipher what the heck I've gotten myself into. I'm really wanting to get all of this paperwork out of the way, b/c I'm starting a new Bible Study on Tuesday 9/18 and I want to be able to concentrate on that. Holy Cow, that was a long explanation for a small GOAL!

I hope you all have a wonderful week and don't forget to head over to Deedra's and check out every one's progress!!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Catching Up!

It's been a while...
I thought I'd give you a glimpse of what I've been up to.

Notice the "highlights"? I promise they don't look as orange in real life as they do in this picture. (I don't think the orange shirt is helping.) These highlights were a BIG deal, this was the very first time in my LIFE that I'd EVER put color in my hair. I'm hooked... This is what I spent my B-day money on!!!

OK enough about me and my hair, on to my sweet baby...

She's growing up so fast, she's 4 pounds now! :)

Helping Mommy with her church paperwork! (She's actually chewing on the prong that opens the notebook)

Pretending to "love" on Daddy, but I'm really chewing on his necklace. Hee Hee I'm SOOOO sneaky.