Saturday, July 5, 2008
My friend Amber has really stepped it up and focused the last couple weeks and lost almost 10 pounds in the last 2 weeks. so proud of her. She could have easily beat me in this competition had she started that even 6 weeks ago.
We also had a husband and wife team that I am so proud of. They are Manuel and Karen and they made a decision together to lose weight and get more healthy. Manuel came in at 11.4% (i think) weight loss which put him in 1rst place, and Karen came in at 9.3% weight loss and that put her into 3rd place. Great job and keep it up team!
And that still leaves 2nd place open. I won 2nd place with a total of 10.4% weight loss. For my year to date 24week weight loss totals , I have lost a total of 51.1 pounds, 51.75 inches, and 20.76% total body fat. I am half way to my end of year goal and very pleased with the coaching and mentorship I recieved to help me reach this so far. We had many other victories in the class as well, one I will still mention is Diana, she was the biggest inch loser with a total of 20inches lost. how incredible!
I was thinking what 50 pounds would look like.
100 sticks of butter
10 bags of flour
16.66 cans of crisco shortening
53 regular jars of peanut butter
53 boxes of cherrios
anyway you get the idea, I should and do feel much lighter.
God Bless, Christina
Friday, July 4, 2008
Celebrate! of course!
Who doesn't love a great party? So I will try and make this a party you won't soon forget.
So, Come on in and take a seat...
and have a great time!
For entertainment I thought I would say what 100 could mean.
100 could mean that, that's how many friends I have or how many cousins I have. 100 means that I would love to meet that many more people in my life.
I have 100, books, grains of rice, pennies, toys, pairs of socks, dollars, dishes, pictures, movies, in my house right now.
100 is 10 x 10, so if I say I love you 10 times a day for 10 days than my kids will have heard that they are loved 100 times.
I wanted to list 100 of my favorite things, but 100 is a big number. That would be 10 lists of 10 things. 10 more lists than I have time to put together. So just be assured that ...
I have 100 things to do,
100 I love you's to say,
100 kisses to give.
God bless and enjoy the party. Christina
Thursday, July 3, 2008
One, I always thought it was so adorable when a child loves his blankie and won't go anywhere without it. I changed my mind! The blanket thing is out of control when it is drug everywhere and there is dried on food, milk drippings that now smell fermented and sticky syrup on it, and we are still wanting to chew on it? Oh, no so not happening in my house. I put that bad boy in the washer (all tho it ends up there every week already) and you would think it is the end of the world. I have been listening to crying non-stop till the washer stopped and then he (Little Mister) spotted me taking it out of the washer to put it into the dryer. the world was coming to an end, so I gave him a damp blankie and was done with it!
Two, We were hearing about a thunderstorm moving in but we were on the outskirts of the storm, no big deal. OH, BUT it became a big deal. I was on the phone complaining about my nagging one year old to my good friend Layla and all of a sudden it sounded like rocks were being thrown at the house and I was like "what in the world is going on" and looked out the window and it ws hailing. Not just hail, but nickel to quarter size hail. I thought people were just stretching they're story a bit but there it was bouncing all over my yard. and We had so much water everywhere. WHOA!
After dinner last night we decided to go driving and check out the area. It looked like we had a twister go through a very large area, there are so many trees down, and many homes and buildings had small amounts of damage, and a lot of damaged crop. I hope no one has been seriously hurt.
Any Hoo, those are my observations and hoping for a great day and a great weigh-in!
God Bless, Christina
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
My Big Mister loves loves strawberries and can be found in my patch quite often. and I love it, he is such a sweetheart!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I have been borderline obsessed with cleaning my corners and being organized. This morning I decided to rearrange the boys' room for more space and to keep Little Mister out of trouble. Little Misters crib was in one corner of the room and he had a window on each side of his bed with blinds well in reach for his short little arms to grab ahold of them and begin the destruction. Big mister is out of that phase now so we moved his bed over there and just swapped space. I then moved the two tall book shelves side by side and moved the bouncing orse back against the wall. Now I have better wall space to hang some more pictures and have a great looking room. happy with that accomplishment.
I have both boys asleep for hopefully 2 1/2 hours and want to get some tidying done and dishes. Why is it that dishes are always on the to do list? I hate that I can only feel good about that accomplishment a few hours of each day. I need a dishwasher and I have no space in my kitchen, BOO HOO!
I will be going to a family reunion this weekend and am so excited for that. I was afraid we would have to cancel because of Little Mister but he is get better and stronger. Such a trooper!
I am so dragging my feet on the whole organizing the boys' outgrown clothes. It seriously needs to be done and I know it won't take that long if I would just get started. God Help me!!
It is a beautiful day and loving the peace and quiet for a change so I am going to make a mad dash through the house and start with the boys' clothes. Ask me later if I did it to make sure I do!! i know myself to well, I can be very lazy.
God bless and have a great day. Christina
Monday, June 30, 2008
Here it is, The Big Monday! I have been picking berries for two hours and got about 20 more quarts, bringing to a grand total of 176 quarts of strawberries. WOW! so blessed.
I took pictures of my patch and my berries aren't looking as big and beautiful as they were at the beginning but they are still delicious.
I also took some pictures of my garden. It was hard to get too up close because it is so long and soooo I did the best I can. I am stil waiting for a few flowers to get real full so I will do my flower gardens in about another week or so.
I am so excited. I told you about my weight loss class I am starting on July 10th. Well I did an ad in the local paper and am getting some great calls from it. I have a meeting tonight with the reporter of the paper, they are doing an article on my upcoming class and my weight loss success so far. Super glad about that.Now, for the rest of my monday madness.
*wash, dry, fold and putaway laundry
*take a shower (if I don't list it I don't get it)
*organize the kitchen counters
*meet with the newspaper reporter
*organize and pack away the boys' outgrown clothes
This concludes my Monday, hope you have a great one! God Bless, Christina
Oh, also as a P.S. I tried the recipe for granola balls found here, yesterday and I kid you not less than ten minutes to make and they are sooooo delicious and nutritious. Both boys and my big boy DW love them. You can use all peanut butter if you want and I eliminated the carob powder and used protien powder. AWESOME!!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
We wanted to try a new place for dinner so we went here...
And I ordered an amazing salad and split a goat cheese and toasted sourdough appetizer with my sister that was unbelievabley delicious.
and then we went shopping for no reason and I bought this...
and looked at this...
MMMMMMM... now this was delicious!
We had a great time and great conversation. This did my soul good.
God Bless you today and see you soon, Christina