Thursday, June 4, 2009

Time to Myself

After reading several books to Jack and finishing my daily chores, I'm finally able to sit down and relax. Dave and Jack are both asleep and the house is peacefully quiet. Today was an awesome day because Dave, Jack, and I made a trip to Ogallala to see Jen, Owen, Garrett, Cara, Cam, and Bryce. The boys had a great time playing, going for rides on the mule (a ATV of sorts, not the four legged kind) and just being little dudes. Jen and her mom made a wonderful lunch of mini-pizzas. Everybody got to pick low-fat toppings to put on whole-wheat english muffins and then Jen toasted them in the oven. She also had lots of fresh fruit and a wonderful spinach/strawberry salad. There were also some yummy chocolate chip cookies but Dave and I did manage to stay away from those. Talk about will-power!

Dave and I continue to do well with our diet and exercise plan. We have also been walking 2 miles a night with Jack. Tonight we took Peyton along with us so we each pushed a kiddo in a stroller. It sure made for another good workout! Tomorrow, Mindy and I get to do a cardio/weights and ab dvd. Should be a challenge. It's amazing how I'm already starting to feel things firm up after only a week of exercising. It's great motivation to keep going! I would really like to take 20 pounds off by the end of the summer and I really think I can do it!

Weight Loss Reason #9- I would really like to be able to wear my wedding ring again. I have not been able to wear it since I was pregnant with Jack. I take it out of my jewelery box every once in awhile as motivation to keep pushing through. Maybe by the end of the month it will fit. I'll just have to wait and see...


Dave Ja Vu said...

You're awesome, LuvLuv. Keep it up!

Staab Boys said...

Good job Amy! I'm trying to hang in and make good choices while we are here. Chose salad instead of fries at lunch, but still feel REALLY full. Lots of walking to help. I was surprised, but happy to find a scale in our bathroom. At least now I will know if I'm blowing it! Didn't hurt that it was 3lb lower than the one at home!