Saturday, January 15, 2011

Watching Pounds Go By...

I'm a weight watcher, I'm a weight watcher...
Watchin' pounds go by, hey, my my
I'm a weight watcher, I'm a weight watcher...
Here goes one now

Not sure if you all remember the song "I'm a girl watcher"(it's an oldie), but the words above are to the tune of that. My sister and I love to make up songs, well change their words. When I first did Weight Watchers several years ago, we came up with the little jig. I just recently rejoined Weight Watchers and remembered our little song, and it made me smile. I re-joined on Dec. 20th. I try to weigh in on Sat mornings. This week I lost 2.4, so that brings my total to 6.4. I can't tell you how happy I am about this! It has been a struggle for me to lose since Carson (now 2). Last year I started working really hard with a trainer, and it took me months to lose 8 pounds. Granted, I was more tone, but the weight would not go anywhere! Anyway, then I got preggo with Caroline so more weight was added on. About 9 years ago(so hard to believe), I met my lifetime weight goal, but blew my maintenance. = ( I would love to see that weight again, but do realize I may have to set a different lifetime goal now that I am a mom of 3, and in my 30's. I am ok with this. Of course I want to get to pre-pregnancy weight, but my first goal is 11 pounds. I am on the right track...5 more to go! I plan on running a 10 mile race on May 1st, so training for that should help the pounds go by a little faster. = ) I figured if I blog about my weight loss journey, maybe there will be some accountability. SO hold me accountable faithful readers!! = )

I Corinthians 10:31 “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (ESV).

Monday, January 10, 2011

City Sidewalks

I really like living in the city, but there are times I get really frustrated! Parking can be a challenge at times,  and we often have to park on sidewalks, which in some spots is not a problem. When we can't park in front or our house, we often have to park on a side street, or the sidewalk of that side street. We have been doing this for over a year and a half. But last week I went out to my van and found a ticket ($51) in my window(see picture #1). In my heart, I started complaining how I hate the city, want my own driveway, or better yet, a garage! After a few moments of grumbling, I then reminded myself that I am not in the city for my comfort. And parking will probably, no, Will Be, be a constant struggle.

Now on to explain # 2 in the picture. Last night Corban & I went over to a friend's house for a playdate. I could not find anywhere to park in front of their house, so we circled around a bit(takes a little time due to one way streets, I remind you). When it was all said in done, I parked on a sidewalk behind another vehicle. When we left I found a sign on my windshield. I kind of laughed ,& thought, is this for real? Did someone really take time to type a note for me, & basically tell me I couldn't park on public pavement.  I am guessing they leave notes quite often & have a bunch ready to hand out. I had to laugh too b/c the name of the street is Webb St., so I wanted to knock on their door and say " NO, this is my pavement"! (For those of you who don't know, my maiden name is Webb).

Lord, please help me to find  joy even in the annoying things like parking issues.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Blog Title

No, the title is not referring to me and my grades, although that would be pretty accurate. But, hey that's the past! Many of you may already know this, but all of my family's names start with a C, except me. We were not intending it to be that way when we named our first child, but it happened. If your curious about the decision of our names, feel free to ask, but that could be another post too! Anyway, since this blog is going to be a hodge podge of things, not just about the kids, I thought the title Me and the C's would work, or should it be the C's and Me??  What do you think?

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blogging, Take two or is ths Take 3?

Wow! Where do I begin? I really want to blog so people can know what's going on in our life. Besides being a mom, & having a shortage of time to do things like blogging , I also have realized other reasons I have not kept up with it. Recently I have been learning more about myself. Yes, at 33 I am still learning about me! I have discovered that I have a fear of failing. I am sure it may sound so silly when applying it to something like bloggiing, but let me explain. In my head I have a way that things should be, & if I don't think I can meet up to that expectation, then I tend to push something off, or just never do it! For example, I feel like my spelling & grammar should be just so in my blog posts & because I struggle in this areas, it prevents me from writing. It's not like my English teacher is on here & going to give me a grade...HA! Now don't get me wrong, I don't think I should just get on here & babble & not try to do my best with putting commas where they belong. But I tend to drive myself crazy with proofreading over & over, even when I write FB! Who has time to proof read with 2 active boys & a nursing baby?! Seriously!

Also, since I have no idea what I am doing when it comes to computer stuff, I have a fear of messing something up downloading, or I am not sure how to add pictures, or save a post for later, add a link, etc., so instead of taking time to learn these things, I just avoid it all together. So I have decided to branch out this year & be a learner, try new things, even if I am not very good at it! This isn't really a resolution, I don't make those, but that could be another blog post! So here's to 2011 & me attempting to blog for longer than 2 months!! And please, if your reading try to ignore the errors I was referring to earlier, but feel free to share blogging tips. etc. Thanks & Happy Reading! Oh, and one more thing, feel free to help me come up with a new blog name(those of you who know me well)!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Still here

So I don't even know how many of you have looked at this blog lately, and if you have, you've probably given up hope that there is a new post. I am still here, but as you can imagine with moving , I am extremely busy! It's quite challenging to pack, keep up the day to day stuff (I have 4 baskets of laundry to put away...aagh), and watch & entertain the boys. A good friend is watching Corban right now (Becky I promise I have been working hard) so that I can pack. I took a lunch break & decided to post a short update. We close on the 10th & plan to move that weekend. I will try to post some things & pictures of the boys soon. Please pray that I will be efficient(sp?) with my time!

Saturday, June 13, 2009