Sunday, May 31, 2009

Treadmill update

Since April 8 Matt and I have walked/run on the treadmill everyday (except Memorial Day....we were in VA Beach and walked (me) ran (Matt) around a lake). Matt has been running twice daily and we have been on the occasional walks with Beau. I have just started using our exercise on demand channel to work on defining my abs, legs, arms.....basically everything. In addition to exercising daily we have really been strict with what we eat, with only the occasional slip up. Our beginning weight was me: 160.5 lbs. and Matt 195 lbs. As of today I have lost 19.5 lbs. weighing in at 141 lbs and Matt has lost an astonishing 39.5 lbs. weighing in at 155.5 lbs. I would love, love to lose another 16 lbs. to get me down to 125 and Matt would like to lose another 5.5 lbs. to get to around 150. This has been super challenging and I have to say that there has been a few breakdowns on my part. I really love fast food and sodas and chips and ice cream and baked potatoes and all things bad for not being able to indulge in these things has been so hard. We have found that eating out is the hardest thing for a low cal diet. It is surprising that the majority of food whether at a restaurant or fast food is so bad for you, most things are the equivalent of a whole day worth of calories. For example...I love the ruby minis at Ruby Tuesday with the salad bar and a baked potato with butter and sour cream and like 2 or 3 glasses of sweet tea....totaling about 1750 calories. So eating out has been a challenge to say the least. I guess we will see what happens in the next 7.5 weeks.

Memorial Day

For Memorial day Matt and I made our way to visit our friends Bill, Amy and Madison. As always we had a wonderful time with them and their two kitties, Bailey and Bella.

Baby Bella

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Goodbye Robins.

I came home from work today to an empty nest, so to speak. Our baby robins were all gone. I enjoyed watching them grow from tiny blue eggs to young little birds. I did not really expect them all to be gone so soon. It is kind of silly but I miss them already. It was nice having them right out side of our front door. I hope they will enjoy a long and wonderful life.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Matt's new car!

Matt and I went car shopping this afternoon and ended up getting him a brand new Prius!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mockingbird babies!

Matt found a nest with two more little babies in our camellia bush! I think that they are mockingbirds.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Robin update

I have more pictures and a video....but for now...

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Charlie's Bday

Charlie is seven years old. It is so hard to believe! He had his family birthday party and Mike and Sally came along with us to celebrate!

The yummy birthday cupcakes
Charlie showing off his gift from Sally
Opening presents
Mason and Pa
Karen and Robert
Mike and Charlie
Mom and son
Joyce, Mason and Sally
Matt and Charlie
Me and Daddy
Charlie being silly
Mason being silly

BeerFest 09'

Matt and I, along with Dustin and Sarah went the 4th annual Beer Fest this past Saturday. As always we had a great time!