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I love.... God, hubby, my posse of kids, wool, jelly beans, quilting, my Canon 50d, watermelon, fabric, Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, TastyCakes, my Bunco girls, laughing, my chickens, antique quilts, buttons, sewing, photography, freshly bathed babies, camping, the sound of snow falling at night, Fiestaware, Elm Creek Quilt books, and a whole lot more! I am a Pastor's wife,a homeschooling mom, a proud Navy mom, and am just downright busy!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Where is my week going?

McGyver and Hunk #3 left for home this morning... they had a wonderful day for the drive.  Overcast & showers, cool temps.
Here on the hill, it was cloudy, windy, and cooler too.  The kids & I spent the day at the little blue house.

Weight Loss Wednesday was busy... Off to Montrose for the day for shopping for stuff for the house & visiting the girls at the quilt store. Had lots of fun!  However... only down .2 for the week and 1/2 inch! OUCH!  That stinks. Must be that lasagna and enchiladas sisinlaw cooked. I cooked tonight & had salad & a few meatballs. Back on track. I hope!

Here's a few shots of the last few days...

Different snakes. Chicklet actually caught the last one pictured. Ugh...  where's my princess?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oink, Oink!

This is what I feel like tonight!
I hope I don't look like it!

My sister-in-law made chicken enchiladas for dinner.  I hadn't eaten all day.  I ate like a pig!
I ate starches, dairy, and fats. All no-no's for me right now.

Did I say how delicious the chicken enchiladas were?  Oh my, very yummy!

I hope this pig don't bite me too bad when I get on the scale Wednesday!

Friday, June 24, 2011


It's a beautiful day!
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday...

I have soooo much to blog about, but not the time to sit and do it! This is a quick post from Nucla, Co.

This week's stats...
down 2 lbs and 2 3/4 inches, for a total of 12 1/2" lost and 18.6 lbs.
Very happy!

Now if I could only figure out what my goal weight should be!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday! Drum Roll please .....

For this last week - down 4.4 lbs and 3 inches!
Since 5/4/11, down 16.6 lbs and 10 3/4inches!
Praise God! 

My goal is to lose 9 more lbs. In the last 21 years, I have  only been about .8 lbs lower where I am now, and that was for @ 24hrs.   I don't know if this body will put up a struggle or not. I hope not. I hope it gives it up very easily and quickly!

Today is 3 weeks of no sugars, starches, fats, or dairy.  I get lots of proteins, veggies, and fruits.  The hardest part is bread/pretzels, or lack thereof.  I brought back some soft pretzels from Philadelphia and they are in the freezer, along with the TastyCakes.   When it is time, I plan to enjoy one, or 1/2, once a week. Maybe. 

I can't wait to start adding dairy back in!  Right now, my arms are pain free and I don't have to deal with allergic reactions to food. I hope the dairy doesn't add those back in. I think it will be more sugary and starchy foods that are the culprit for me. I will just have to continue to make the right choices and listen to how they make my body feel.

I am learning discipline and obedience! 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

East Coast Trip

I went back east June 1 - 7th, visiting my parents & my son!

I am sooooo happy I was able to spend some time with George and his sweet girlfriend, Carolyn.  She is also a Midshipman(midshipwoman). But sweet & cute!

Here, my dad is telling everyone some story, and my mom is ready to smack him! Not much has changed in that 55+ yr relationship!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Weight Loss Wednesday!

So.... since May 4, 2011,  I am down 12.2 lbs AND 7 3/4"!
Very excited! And I thank God, and as LT says... every pound loss is evidence of obedience!

I even lost while back east for a week!