Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm Half The Woman I Used To Be.....

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Well, I lost that last pound. I did it. It's done. Over. Completed. I can't believe it. I have lost 115 pounds. WooHoo!! But just so you know I haven't been fibbing to you for the past 9 months, here are some photo's of myself before, almost 8 years ago:

And here I am now:

I know I don't have all that great of a smile in this pic, but you get a more 'natural' look-see.

And thanks to my multi-talented, photographer, pastor and hubby for making me look like a model of sorts. (Ain't he hansome? Don't you know he's sitting right here reading this?) Har har har.

So there you have it folks, I lost my weight and I don't know where to find it. I mean, come on, that's a lot of weight! That's like another person, or a huge Labrador retriever, or four tires on a car (well I could say something about tires on me, but I'll save that for another time). I digress. Now I just have to maintain. Actually, according to all of the ideal weight calculators, they say I have to loose another 10 lbs. Well I'm going to work at staying here, so, in all reality, that means I'll probably continue to loose weight. But I won't be hyper about it. I'm just going to keep on trucking and eventually my body will settle at a weight that is good for me. For right now if the scale never budges from 165 I'll be ok with that. That was my goal. And that's where I'm at. Oh and as for pregnancy? I'll still count calories, although I'll seek to eat a bit more, but still have a limit and I'll continue to exercise. It seems that I need to
write down what I eat, or I just have no idea as to what's going in my mouth.

Oh and I do get a reward. I chose a beautiful ring (actually I haven't bought it yet, I have to see if they can size it down that far.) But here it is:

Since I don't know about copyrights and stuff like that on the net, this is where I got the picture from Dakota Exchange on ebay. I hope that works.

Well anyway, just wanted to share that with you. Thanks for egging me on and keep on to those who are trying, you can do it!

Thursday, August 23, 2007


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Forgive me, I haven't felt much like blogging since we got back on the net. I'm just so tired. Oh, we don't have very many things to unpack yet, just still trying to get in a groove. I've been taking naps the past couple of weeks when Nadia lays down. Just a little 30 min thing, it helps.

We are just about all set up in this house. I love it here. I've been a bit of a bear lately. And I thank the Lord for showing that to me. I think it was being used to hinder Andrew in setting up a ministry. You know, stealing his joy. Nadia's just been especially trying of late. I'm trying to spend more time with her and be more understanding of her needs. I realize that most of the time when she is acting up she either needs educated as to what we want her to do, or she has a need. Like love and attention, or helping her to learn self control, or re-direct. Sometimes it's just easier to yell. I am so embarrassed by that. But it is. It's harder to act in a loving manner towards my child. But it so hurts at the end of the day when she's gone to bed and the only interaction she's had with me is not what I had imagined with my child.

Been thinking of having another one. How do you do it with two? I am sort of scared. Having one took me by surprise and I am just a little scared about how I am going to react to having two. Who knows? Maybe I'll be great! I hope so. Look positively, look positively. I'll make it, I'll do it. I know I will. God is my strength.

I have at least three sewing projects that I am so not wanting to get done. I think I sewed enough for a year with Sara's dress. Two vests for Andrew and curtains for the kitchen. They are all relatively easy, but I just don't have the want to to get it done. I will, I think, this afternoon. Maybe Nadia will let me. Hah!

Oh and as of this morning, I have 1 big ol pound to go to get to my goal weight. YAY! I am currently a Med top, 12 in jeans and 10 in skirts. I can't believe it. I have lost 114 pounds so far. I can't believe it. I was a big woman. Maybe next time I blog I will have lost that pound and will have some pics for you. I will also post a before picture. So anyway.

I am going to go blow bubbles with Nadia right now, in lieu of trying to spend more quality time with her. Tonight is pizza night. I love pizza night.

She woke up early from her nap, but she is in a good mood, so I guess that means she had a good nap, right? Experienced mothers tell me this, please.....


Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Opening Another Box

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When I opened this blog for the first time in two weeks, ie-got on the net for the first time in two weeks, I felt like I was opening yet another box that I had taped shut not so long ago. It's been so long and so much has happened since I last got on here. Where do I start?

Well the end of our last week in our old house found me scurrying around, packing last minute things, taking care of a little girl and trying to keep my wits about me with my husband and FIL (grrr) working household projects all around. Things got done. The truck was packed Sunday afternoon (after a scarey delay in actually getting the truck and a nice steady downpour of rain right before it arrived.) And we left our home of 5 years, the one so many memories were made in, on Monday morning. The drive to our new home was uneventful. We got here and there was a crew waiting to unload the truck. Hallelujah! My MIL and BIL were here, God-sends, those two. And a huge welcome crew from the church. We are so blessed. They had a hot dinner ready at the church, with a birthday party for Nadia! She turned two last wednesday. They even got the crib put together, and one of the ladies from the church went to the city to get barrel nuts that I lost from the crib, so that it could be put together correctly. The truck was unloaded in about two hours. Wow! Nadia finally got to bed around 9pm. For those of you who know me well, that was a lot for me. Poor little thing was wasted. We all slept soundly that night, and Andrew and I slept in our bed that night. YAY!

I think I am going to do this in spurts. As I am tired. I am also heading into a visit with Aunt Flo so I am cranky, hormonal and EATING EVERYTHING IN SIGHT! So I will post the next couple of days tomorrow. But we are here, we are settled, pretty much and finally back into somewhat of a routine. Thank you God for all Your blessings.

PS-we have health insurance starting Sept 1. It's probably just about the best we could get. I am so very thankful, you cannot know. This means......BABIES!! Oh, I'm not pregnant yet, the insurance agent actually told us to wait to try until January. Just to make sure we'd be covered. Anyway. I'll tell you more about that too.