Friday, April 30, 2010

Fat Friday..., sucess is sweet.

I almost forgot it was Friday...
Ready?

My Stats:
Starting Weight: 265.6
Lost this Week: -5.2
Lost Total: 34.4
Current Weight: 231.2

Yay!!! I'm not where I was but I'm back in the right direction...
I thought I might have a big loss this week since I had a big gain and was basically totally off the plan for over a month... but five pounds was bigger than I dared to dream!

And you know what... I didn't feel deprived.
I went out to eat.
I had some kind of Chocolate or treat EVERY DAY!
I had Ice cream cake, and birthday cake.
I even had a 17 point meal at Houlihan's 

Delicious!

And I worked out too. 
four times!
I really want this again...
Really really really want it.

And I'm going to do it... 
I almost can't wait to weigh in next week.. I'm not expecting another big loss.
But I know that I can and will do this again for the first time in a long time, 
And that feels better than words can say.

The Boys are Back in Town


Today we had a play date with Aunt "B" and the boys!
I like saying "Aunt B".... it sounds so Mayberry :)

 
 AJ and Tommy are three months apart, 

The twins and Isabella are 36 hours apart.
It was a busy two days, especially for my mother in law.

I didn't get a picture of just the three of them today, but here they are just at over a year old.
Just imagine them taller and thinner... the boys have less hair now.... Bella has more, finally.
People always think they are triplets.
 Can't imagine why.


 This was the time out chair... although I don't think this one was in trouble at this particular time.


 parts of the tree house were everywhere.
So we gave them sidewalk chalk, 
made sure all the rusty nails were hammered down, and let them go to town.

"say cheese guys.... TS... quit making that face...."
 
 "Bella.... look at the camera.... TS! quit making that face!"

 "JACK... Move!!! don't stick out your tongues!!! TS.... Quit making that face!!"
 
 "oh forget it"
 
 "I can't get the chalk"

 Notice the forehead.

 Bella is not a climber... but her "boys" are.... TS to the rescue.

 about every five minutes one of them would bring us a "flower"
 
 She is nearly incapable of looking at the camera.... if you see a shot where she is?
It was most likely an accident. 

 
 And here is how we did lunch... because we are lazy hard-working mommies who deserve a break!

 twenty-five or so chicken nuggets on a large plate... every man for himself

 
 lovely sweetheart, very ladylike.

 Oh.... AJ.... no no no.... see his brother? That look is for his mom, he is delighted...
See Tommy? He is shocked.
The twins and AJ, are rough and tumble Boys with a capital B.
Tommy is all boy also... but he is a boy being raised by a big sister.
Hence he is a little neater.

And yes I'm helping raise him but you can give Bella all the credit for his love of dresses and high heels.

Someday he'll be in therapy because of this picture.....
Anyway....
 
 AJ looks bored doesn't he? His face is cracking me up.

 Here is the aftermath.... we learned something important today, 
they eat much better when there is only one plate.
I'm sure a psychologist could explain it better, but basically I think they were afraid of starvation.
They unconsciously did the math...  
one plate, five of us... I better eat!!!
It was all very discovery channel.
Like when five lions are eating one gazelle.

Yes they have all seen the Lion King.

Oh.... Daniel was here too... eating, sleeping... you know the usual.

 Tickle Tickle!

And since it was a warm one... Popsicle all around!

 ALL around...
on the their legs, 
on the chair, 
on the floor,
Later I found out Jacks hair was dyed pink in spots....
I didn't look to close... it could be chalk... either way.

It was a good day...
we need more days like this one...
Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go pass out on my bed.... until Monday....

Hope.

I have tried and tried to write what I'm feeling today and this is it. 
I didn't write it but it is what I'm trying to say....
it's what I'm screaming in my head.
it's what I'm clinging to for dear life.
Its what I'm praying for everyone I know to grasp and cling too.

"Hope Now"
If everything comes down to love,
Then just what am I afraid of?
When I call out Your name, something awakes in my soul
How quickly i forget I'm Yours.

I am not my own, I've been carried by You... all my life.
Everything rides on hope now.
Everything rides on faith somehow.
When the world has broken me down, 
This Love sets me Free.

When my life is like a storm, 
Rising waters, 
All I want is the shore.
Say I'll be Ok, 
make it through the rain, 
You are my shelter from the storm.

And everything rides on hope now, 
and everything rides on faith somehow, 
when the world has broken me down 
this Love sets me Free.

You've become my hearts desire, 
I will sing Your praises higher.
cause Your Love sets me Free.

I'm not my own... I've been carried by You
all my life.

~Addison Road


Romans 5:3-4 
we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Psalm 62:5-6
 Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.

 He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.