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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week 5: Weighing In

I can thank only myself for my gaining of half a pound this past week... we had out of town friends visiting all weekend... and not that that is an excuse.. but it sure has taught me one of two things... 1) that I either have to watch absolutely everything that I eat (including the weekends) OR 2) accept the fact that I am human, I want to enjoy life (even on the weekends), and that it may take longer than 25 weeks to loose 52lbs. I've decided that I can accept 'option' number two!

Although I am up half a pound my clothes are surprising feeling looser.. a good friend reminded me that I could be building some muscle since I started rebounding and to just go with how I feel. I am feeling good.

But I won't let the half pound I gained set me back.. I will continue to livestrong, rebound and just live my life as best as I know how.



What motivates YOU?

To a five year old girl.. the answer is SNOW ! Ava quickly got through all her school work.. and was outside by 10am today! I think that is a pretty good way to spend a Wednesday ... playing in the snow.. crafts, playing with her brothers and sister and watching a movie. Now who said homeschooling doesn't work? ☺

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Week 4: Weighing In

OK ~ so survived last week... back down a few pounds... final number:


Getting back to rebounding this week ~ AND SOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!

Back to shedding the pounds (at least for the next 3 weeks!) .... That is going to be hard for me to deal with.. but I have to keep going.

Happy Tuesday ya'll

Thursday, February 11, 2010

How much do you love?

Happy (early) Valentines Day! Another busy day in our home.... school, playtime, lunch and but of course making Valentines cookies! The kids were soo excited today.. they received a package in the mail! Valentines cards, heart socks, heart hair clips and some candies. I know I know Valentine's Day is just a day that day the marketing people love to puff up. But you know what? It's always nice to hear that someone thinks the world you! That you impact their lives. That you are loved and cared for. And why not do it on Valentine's Day too!

There are two passages from the bible that we like to look read and remind ourselves of on this 'holiday' called Valentine's Day..

'Love your neighbour as yourself' Mark 12:31

And the second food for thought... is how great God's love is for us. The ultimate lover of the human race. If you don't know God... believe me HE IS GOOD! Take a moment and read, meditate and really think about this passage:

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life" John 3:16

Now that is LOVE!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Week 3: Weighing In

OK ~ so thanks to the internal setting that God so lovingly designed in women... to remind us that we are women. A great gift to retain water... feel enormous, achy and just all around tired and lay in bed for 5 days.... you may have guessed it .. but I`m up a few pounds ***SIGH***

Week 3 weigh in... 201lbs :(

I hope by next week I`ll be down my `women pounds`and then some... oh well... I`ll have to deal with this every three weeks - not so great for my confidence in seeing the number go down on the scale... but I`m not quitting.... not yet. That white bikini is what keeps me going...

On to week 4...

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ava... what we've come to expect!

While walking into the kitchen today... this is who I am greeted by ~ the ONE, the ONLY... Miss Ava!!

Here she is hamming it up for the camera!

As you can imagine.. dull moments in our home are few and far between... but I wouldn't have it any other way!

Winter: This is how we do it....

It's February... and it seems like some parts Ontario don't have any snow... BUT... we do! And we are lovin' it! Take a peek at how we spent our Monday afternoon... and some 'creative' pictures I took as well... enjoy!

And that's how we do Mondays!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

3 months ~ already?

Where does the time go? Tomorrow will mark 3 months old for Linden! He is a really great baby... that being said, yes he does fuss, he does cry, he does just want to be held all the time. But for the most part he is great!

My little guy... 3 months.... love you!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 2: Weighing In

This week I added some cardio to my routine to help with my weight loss. I started out with some videos (Dancing with the Stars: Dance the Pounds off) and although it is very fun... I found it a bit hard to follow and to honest with ya'll I just felt like a big giggly person jumping around. I will probably try it again once I loose a bit more weight.

Then I tried just jogging on the spot... l was definitely able to get my heart rate up.. but I found the 'pounding' was really hard on my knees. So I have started 'rebounding' ~ and I love it! I started Sunday night.. then Monday night.. It really gets my heart rate up, it's easy on my joints and most importantly IT'S FUN! You can check out here .

Well needless to say adding some carido seems to be working! Final weight in week two: 198.5lbs ... that is a loss of 2.5lbs! Yay me!

If you are trying to change your lifestyle and loose weight... I hope you find this inspiring.. because if I can do it.. YOU CAN DO IT TOO!

Monday, February 1, 2010

JJ Heller ~ Love Her!

Check out my new favorite song... really lifts me up... I hope it has the same affect on you today ~ and every day!

Our God is Good!