Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What I learned this week....

Well, I've lost 8 pounds so far, and I have a lot farther to go, but some things that I learned this week, and some things that were a cost of the 8 small pounds I've shed, it may seem like a small battle to some, but to me, as it always has been, its a big one. Thanks for your prayers and support, they are felt!

Number 1 Lesson: The importance of "powdering up," as Jenna called it!

Number 2 Lesson: It pays to be prepared, have my meals ready to go.

Number 3 Lesson: So I guess I can be an emotional eater, I want McDonald's French Fries, knowing that now, strengthens me in that time of weakness!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Biggest Loser Hurts.

Okay, guys.. I'm feeling really strong, Maria did the Biggest Loser Cardio Max workout with me today, I'm already sore.. we did workout 1 and 2, and were going to do 3 before we realized we are supposed to do it gradually.. it hurt, but I kinda like this pain.

Jillian is one tough broad!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

50 Million Pound Challenge.

Okay, here we go again... again... and again. I've decided, okay, its time to buckle down, lose a few pounds, or a lot of pounds. Its the season in life, were I have the deep conviction to change my life style for the better, I pray from the depths of my soul that this time, the Lord would give me His strength to live it out. Its never easy for me, and I've been overweight most of my life, but I feel the need (like I have before) to change myself.. I know that the change can't come from me alone, but from God, so I am asking you, true friends, to pray along with me, maybe even on a daily basis.. that I would stick to what God has been calling me to for quite some time. That I would rely on him, that I would turn to Him, that I would know His Grace is sufficient for me when I stumble, that I would stay focused and not lose heart. I think more than anything, I need a group of people praying.. will you please pray for me?

I am going to try my hardest, to use this blogspot as a type of accountability, the place where I share with you my worse struggles, my triumphs, so that you might share specifically with me, and also that you might know just how to petition for me and with me in prayer.

My boyfriend and I, have both, continually found the desire to change together for much of this last year, and he found this website because of the referral of someone else. It is the 50 million pound challenge, and I did some reading, and research. It sounds very inspirational and informative. It equips you with monthly menu plans (which I need tremendously), a daily journal option, a food and activity tracker, and a progress chart. Not to mention tons of resources for new tips and ideas for weight loss. Feel free to check out the site if you have a free moment http://www.50millionpounds.com/default.aspx
So we are going to try it together!

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who have encouraged and supported me along the way in my life... don't stop now! :)

Archie and I at the start.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Here's to 26!

Thanks for all your birthday wishes and for everyone who helped me celebrate my day! I feel loved!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Top 3.

So.. i realize its been a while since i updated my blog. Especially since Jenna text me yesterday and said, "update your bloghole." So.. here I am. Sorry I am horrible at the blog world. I thought it would be great to have one.. to keep you all updated, but it has been hard to stay up to date.. and to post when important things happen. So... again here is another one of the "Top 3 Things in my Life," posts.

NUMBER 1. Please keep my boyfriend and his family in your prayers. This last weekend his 5 year old nephew passed away in his sleep. Although I only knew the little guy for a short time, he captured my heart. He was a very special little man with down syndrome, he never spoke eloquently, he may not have understood much of the world yet, but he was vibrant, he was lovable, and he was loved. I rejoice, because I know that in heaven he will be perfect, in body, in mind, and in spirit. The funeral is this Saturday, so keep the French family in your thoughts.

NUMBER 2. I'm bringing Archie home this summer! Its a big step that he wants to come and meet everyone! We are looking at coming in July.. I would like to see ALL of you.. soo maybe we can organize a couple of BBQ's, or as they call them here.. a couple of cookouts. I'd love the opportunity for the important people in my life to meet each other!

NUMBER 3. I got a new baby. Her name is Marley. She is a 3 year old beagle that I got from the Williamson County pound. Every southern girl needs a good hound dog. She is still adjusting, learning to live in a new place with a new dog and a new family, but we are working out all the kinks. Here is some pictures.. she is adorable.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

I am LOST.

I love the show lost. I can't get enough of it. I don't have cable here.. so every Thursday i watch Wednesday night's episode online. It is really beginning to get ridiculous though. What the heck are they going to think of next. I still love it. I can't help it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

She came from the land down under....

So.. i had an old friend from high school come to visit this last weekend! She was an exchange student from Australia when I was a freshman. She has currently been teaching in London, and decided to get out and travel while she was out of Australia. She had already booked a flight to Oregon to visit her host family and a few friends from her time on exchange.. but when she found out I was down here she asked to come for the weekend. She was able to find a flight and we had a great time! I took her to all the old Honky Tonks, and we saw some ice hockey.. its one thing they don't have in Australia. She loved it! Here are some pictures!

We're not in Kansas anymore Toto.

I had my first couple of Tornado warnings in Tennessee. The first one (where I took these pictures) was while I was at work at Starbucks and it wasn't too scary. The second one I was home alone with my dog copper in a closet waiting for the advisory to go away. They say that if there is a tornado outside it sounds like a train, so every time the thunder would intensify... i would freak out and say, "is that a train?" I survived though.. and the clouds look cool so here are some pictures from the day i felt adventurous!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Attention Bain Family.

Hey Bains. Um... my subscription to your blog has expired.. probably because its been so long since i was on.. but.. um, i'd really like to read up on your life.. so if you could add me again.. that would be great! Hope all is well!



Sunday, March 22, 2009

Starbucks Iced Coffee.. the new gateway drug.

Wow. I really believe Starbucks Iced Coffee is the new gateway drug. It is readily available and legal. I really believe its like crack.... on ice. I'm feeling the results this morning. Can you have a hang over from coffee? I feel horrible.. it is sad to say but I feel like an addict who needs their next hit. Just waiting to get to work at 9:30 this morning for my fix. I can't even function. I think I have a problem.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Playing Catch Up.

Its been waaaay too long since I have updated you all. I'm sorry. My computer chord was shot and had to get a new power chord for my laptop. I'll try and give you a little update. Hopefully I'll be a better blogger again. Love you all.

My New Tatoo.

Love And Stuff.
So.. I started a new relationship. This is Archie. He is wonderful.

The Biggest Loser.
I stood in line for 8 1/2 hrs for an open casting call for the biggest loser. I never got a call back. :( I'm gonna keep trying though. Here are some highlights.