Monday, June 27, 2011

Happy Monday!

The boys have had a great time using our slip and slide. Also a couple of new pics of Mia. Isn't she getting big? I can't believe how fast time goes!

Well, I didn't reach my 4 pound goal for the week. I did lose 2.5 pounds though. I exercised great, but only ate so-so. By Saturday I would like to try and lose 2 lbs. That's my new goal for this week!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

grad school

Chad is ALMOST finished with his class. He has one paper to go and he is DONE!! I am so proud of the work he has put in! His paper is due Wednesday, but he and I are going to Cedar Point for our anniversary on Tuesday and Wednesday. He wants to get it finished before then. I am SO excited to get away with Chad for a couple of days. We both LOVE roller coasters.

I went to the dentist for the first time in 2 years this week. Chad did too. He, however, has great teeth (no cavities, strong enamel). I think I got my dad's teeth. I need a crown (maybe 2) and have 3 cavities that need to be filled. It's so discouraging. The dentist told me that my teeth are very worn for how old I am. Now we have to come up with $1,000 (most likely) to pay for it all. I was telling Chad this week about how God has always provided for us. I guess this is just another time for us to trust him!

It's been a challenging month for us. However, I think God is teaching both of us so much through it. Chad did not get the AD job. God has really encouraged him through various people though. He has been such a trooper this month. I am so blessed to have him as my husband. I have grown to appreciate him even more through all of this.

Huge praise... Chad months ago told me that he was praying that God would supply a minivan for us to take to BBC. I told him that I didn't think it would even be a possibility and that my faith wasn't that strong. Well, 2 days a friend of ours called Chad and told him that there was no way our 5 could fit in our Malibu with also our luggage and he wants us to use their minivan for our entire time away. Talk about amazing! Yet another time that God has provided!!

I have done very well exercising this week. My friend Lisa and I have been getting up every morning to exercise. My eating has been decent, but there is still room for improvement. I stepped on the scale this morning and I had lost about 3 pounds for the week! My official weigh in is Monday, so it would be great if I don't gain any of that back!

Monday, June 20, 2011

week 1

Today I had my first official weigh-in since going cyber. I lost 3 pounds! I tried to be conscious of my portions and I tried to stay away from sugar. I still ate sugar twice though. I didn't exercise as much as I wanted (only 3 times), but I was at my parents without Chad for most of the week. I am excited about the loss though! My goal for this next week is 4 pounds. I know it seems like a lot, but I KNOW I can do it! For those wondering, this is not going to become an obsession with me and I am not going to go too extreme. I just want to lose it the healthy way and become disciplined. It is amazing how much better I feel about myself just knowing that I am starting to make better choices. This morning I ran/walked with a friend for 3.5 miles. We hope to continue that. Our goal is to run 4 miles and be able to talk at the same time. I told her it would be about 6 months before I could do that! This morning we walked 2 1/2 min. and ran 1 1/2 min. I figured we can start it slowly and build up. Here's to another good week!
Chad took Aiden golfing yesterday and Aiden did great! He actually scored his first legit par ever! It was a par 3 over water and Aiden hit his 2nd shot on and then sunk a 20 foot putt for par! Aiden and Chad were so excited! I find it a little sad that my 5 year old is better than golf than me!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

weight loss

It has been so hard for me to lose my pregnancy weight! This baby weight has been by far the hardest. I think I need more accountability so I am reaching out to cyberworld. Every Monday I am going to post my goal weight to lose and hopefully by the end of the summer I will be close to where I want to be. This past Monday I made my goal a 3 pound loss for the week. I also not eating sugar, so I will also post how I am doing on that. Lastly, I will post how I am doing exercising. This whole thing is very daunting to me, but I KNOW I can do it! My overall goal is 40 by 32. I want to lose 40 pounds by the time I turn 32 (Oct.3). Here's to a good week!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

new pics

Thought you might enjoy some updated pics of the kids. This one was actually taken a couple of weeks ago. If Mia was smiling it would be perfect!

Taken blue eyed girl!

you can see some of her curls in these 2 pics. I LOVE her curls.

Hanging with Mommy in dunkin donuts while daddy gave plasma.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

grad school

I know I am not blogging on a consistent basis, but we don't have the internet right now which means I have to go to a Wifi spot to use the internet not easy with 3 kids). Chad is in the midst of his first online course of the summer. Please pray for him! He is swamped with deadlines. It is hard for him right now, considering that our school year is not done yet. His first paper is due tomorrow by midnight. Let's just say he's not getting a whole lot of sleep this week (he came home at 3:00am this morning from working at school). Chad also has applied for the AD position at Lakewood. He had his first interview on Tuesday. He said it went well, so now we wait to see if he is going to the next step (which is another interview).
Sorry I haven't posted any pics of the kids. They are doing great. Mia is wonderful. She has started to laugh, it's SO cute. I found her ticklish spot. She is sleeping wonderfully. Her hair is starting to grow out and its quite curly. I LOVE it. Red little curls, could that be much cuter? Aiden is kinda sick right now, but otherwise he is good. His last day of school was last week, so now's he's home all day too. It's hard to believe that he will be in kindergarten all day next year!
Kian is FINALLY potty trained! Need I say how happy this makes me!!?? He is doing great! We are all looking forward to summer officially starting!