Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In and 6th Anniversary

Today's Weight: 257.2
BMI: 44.1
Weekly Loss: 1.4 lbs
Total Lost: 15.8 lbs

6 years ago today I said "I do" to the only man who could put up with my craziness and love me for who I am.  They have been the best six years of my life!  Our official "date" was to go to a friends wedding the night before.  It is really a great way to affirm your own marriage vows when you witness someone else making that commitment for the first time.  It really brought some memories back.  It is truly a joy to watch two people commit themselves to each other and to commit their marriage to God.  I am so blessed to have a sweet friend like Heather, and I wish her and her new husband all the best in their lives together.
The reception was a blast.  The DJ was really good, and we had a great time dancing.  I definitely worked off my piece of wedding cake.

Today we woke up a little late since we were so tired from the night before.  I made Brandon breakfast, but it didn't turn out quite like I wanted.  I found this recipe on Pinterest: Brownie Batter Pancakes.  I should have known that low-cal, fat-free chocolate pancakes were too good to be true.  The pictures looked so amazingly delicious, though, that I just had to try it.  I was not horribly impressed.  Perhaps if I followed the bloggers substitution of some oil for the applesauce they might have tasted a bit better.  They weren't bad, just not the sinfully chocolate treat those pictures lead me to expect.  Brandon said that I could get the running shoes I've been wanting as my present, so I am super excited!  I can't wait for them to get here!

After church, we had lunch with my parents.  My mom made teriyaki chicken, which I love!  Topher got a chance to show off his crazy silliness to my parents, some of his favorite people.  He was very sweet to his brother (most of the time), and Luke loved his brother's attention.  He is all smiles whenever Topher talks to him -- it is the sweetest thing.

We couldn't afford our annual trip to the melting pot this year, so we did fondue at home.  I have to say that I make a pretty good fondue.  I wasn't president of the cheese club for nothing!  It was super good, and Brandon did all the annoying work of cutting up all the dippers.  We did the chocolate after the kids were in bed so that we could enjoy some whine-free time together.  It was a great evening, and I love spending time with my sweet family!

God has blessed me with a wonderful husband, and two beautiful children.  What more could a girl ask for?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Happy Update

I promise no depressing post today!

I am so excited that my friend Ashley wants to be my walking buddy.  We went on a 1.5 mile walk this evening with the kids in strollers.  Unlike my jogging attempt, the time flew by.  The babies slept most of the time, and Topher had fun looking at all the cars and trucks we passed.  We walked even farther than I had before.  It really felt good.  Instead of being exhausted and sore, I felt really energized.  I think having the company was a huge help.  Thanks, Ashley, for motivating me to get out there and for going slow for me!

Luke is 3 months old now.  He has been sleeping through the night (mostly, he usually wakes up at 5:00).  In honor of this achievement, we decided it was time for him to try sleeping in his own room.  We have been keeping him up at least 30 minutes after his last bottle so that it will be ok for him to lie down flat.  He has been going to bed around the same time as Topher, if not just a little later.  He is doing really well in his room, and we have even gone without the swaddle the last two nights!  His swaddles are getting small for him, but we don't have any bigger ones since Topher hated being swaddled.  We decided we would give no swaddle a try before buying any more.  Here is a picture of my sweet boy in his crib (I just love this little guy!):

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In

Today's Weight: 258.6
BMI: 44.4
Weekly Loss: 2.6 lbs
Total Lost: 14.4 lbs

I'd say it was a pretty good week.

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Walk of Shame

I survived my first day at VBS today.  The baby room is definitely the place to be.  They are so cute!  Luke was such a good boy, and I think Topher had lots of fun too.  He can't tell me what he did, but every time I saw him he looked like he was having fun.  When we went to leave, it was pouring.  Topher was really excited and kept shouting out "nice water!"  I could hardly see to drive, so for Mommy it was pretty scary.  We made it home safe and sound, though, and we all had lunch and took a nap. 

Tonight I did my first workout in the Couch to 5K program.  I feel like such a complete failure.  I was tired by the time I finished the 5 minute warm-up walk.  I only did about half of the running.  I did at least manage to walk the entire time, although I was limping by the end.  This is supposed to be something that someone who does not exercise can do.  I could barely run the first 60 seconds!  I would be in serious trouble if I needed to run for my life.  I wanted to cry every time I came across another person (which happened a lot more than I liked).  I was so embarrassed, stumbling along and gasping for breath.  People tell me that I just use the arthritis in my knees as an excuse, but they REALLY hurt!  I also had a mild asthma attack.  I am going to keep trying for now, but maybe running really isn't for me.  I think I'm going to be stuck on week 1 of this thing for a while.  I just feel so ashamed that I have allowed my body to get into such incredibly bad shape.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In and Crazy Long Update

Today's Weight: 261.2
BMI: 44.9
Weekly Loss: 1 lb
Total Lost: 11.2 lbs

I am really excited that I still lost a pound this week since I wasn't able to eat as well as I have been!

Luke is on Zantac now, and he seems to be doing better with the reflux.  He slept through the night for the first time Tuesday night, and has slept until somewhere between 5 and 7 every night since!  Go Luke!

My sister and nieces were in town this past week.  On Sunday we had a nice family dinner and the cousins had a chance to get reacquainted with each other.  On Monday, we took the kids to Monkey Joe's since it was raining.  Grandpa held Luke and watched the bigger kids play.  Topher had a blast, and his sweet cousins fought over who could go down the slide with him.  It was really nice to watch them get along so well.  Then, that evening, Steph and I went to Palmetto Paint & Pour with some of my awesome friends.  A good time was had by all.  Steph's painting turned out really good, mine not so much...
On Tuesday, we took Topher to the beach for the very first time.  He was absolutely in awe.  That boy loves water, and he had never seen so much of it in one place in his life.  He had so much fun playing in the waves, digging in the sand, and collecting various shells and rocks.  He even chased away some seagulls that stole my poor sister's sandwich.  We had a great time, and it couldn't have been a better day.
Wednesday I took Luke to the dermatologist to look at his weird skin pigmentation patch.  It turns out this thing could be a lot more serious than we thought, and pose some developmental problems.  For now we are just supposed to keep an eye on it, but I hope my sweet little boy will be ok.  We went straight from the doctor to the zoo, where we met my mom, sister, and nieces.  The kids all had fun climbing on the various animal statues and riding the carousel.  Topher was such a good boy, and walked with his hand on the stroller (at least most of the time).  He was especially excited to see the monkeys and the tiger.  He even got to feed the baby giraffe!

That night, Geoff, Steph, and I went to Mr. B's Goodtime Karaoke Explosion.  It was a crazy night, and that's about all I will say about that.
On Thursday we took all the kids to the pool.  Topher was a little clingy at first, but Auntie Stephie got him to be brave.  Luke cuddled with Grandma in the shade, and Mommy got a bad sunburn on her back.

Grandma invited us over for lunch, and we managed to get a nice picture of all the cousins together.
We said our farewells that night at Yummilicious.

Whew, that was a lot, and I'm not even sure if I said everything I meant to, but I am really tired and have to get up super early tomorrow, so off to bed I go!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sunday Weigh-In

Today's Weight: 262.8
BMI: 45.1
Weekly Loss: 2.4 lbs
Total Lost: 10.2 lbs

It has been such a long day, and I am soooo tired.  My sister and nieces got here this evening, and I think Topher enjoyed playing with his cousins, although he was a little shy at first.  Luke got to snuggle with Auntie Steph a lot, and he gave smiles all around.  He is such a sweet little boy!  I had so much more that I wanted to say, but for now I think I just need to crawl into bed.