Saturday, February 28, 2009

Just Keep Swimming. . .. . . . .

Well, as I mentioned in my blog earlier, Lauren came home with a fish from a b-day party as a favor about a month ago. We came home from Luke's school carnival today and I'm sad to say the fish was laying on it's side, it was still alive but this poor guy looked pitiful. I prepared the kids that he may not be alive very much longer. I cleaned out his bowl and put food in and he didn't even attempt to eat it (this fish could EAT). Poor Luke (my sensitive little guy) started freaking out about it. Tim came up with a great idea that we should flush him down the toilet and let him go to a creek since our bowl must not be big enough for him. The kids loved this idea. Lauren was the one who did the flushing. Luke was still upset and I said "Luke, remember in Finding Nemo when Nemo got flushed down the toilet and ended up in the ocean, I bet Goldie is loving his new water", that's all the kids needed. PHEWWWWWWWWWWW, that ended more peacefully than I ever could have thought.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lose it

I am ashamed to say, that in my 32 years of life I have never really and truly been on a diet or an exercise program. In my younger years I was a great swimmer and tennis player and was pretty active. I was blessed with INCREDIBLE metabolism. Well. . .. .now I am in my 30's and my metabolism has slowed a little and when I look in the mirror I see about 10 pounds I would love to shed to have my old body back (doesn't every woman). I didn't know how to begin to be honest.
My husband Tim has struggled with his weight throughout our marriage and I've watched his exercise and diet payoff immensely, it has been awesome to see his results. He introduced me to a great program on our iPhone's called "Lose it", it is my new "best friend"
This little icon is on my phone:

When I clicked on it the first time I entered my personal information and my goals. My goal is to drop ten pounds by Spring Break. That goal only allows me a calorie budget of 1300 calories. I love how easy this program is. Every day I plug in what I've eaten and how much I've exercised/calories burned and it shows how I am doing for the day.
As far as working out I:
1). Walk the dog as often as the weather allows
2). Do Jillian's 30 day shred level 1 and level 2
3). Do Jillian Michaels Wii workout
My favorite is the 30 day shred. It has 3 circuits: strength, cardio and ab's and it rotates you through the 3 circuits 3 times. It is a great workout.
I've also dropped my Mt. Dew and Regular coke habit and replaced it with ALL water and 1 diet coke per day. I am not a coffee drinker to begin with so I don't worry about that.
It has really opened my eyes keeping track of my calories, boy was I doing a lot of things wrong before : )
So............ I'll update you on my progress. I'm so excited about the "Lose It" program and how user friendly it is - it really is brainless and I can't wait to see the results.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lauren's Baptism

About a year and a half ago my very curious 4 year old told me she wanted to talk to me about asking Jesus to come into her heart. I will never forget that moment. We were at the park for her soccer practice and on the way over we stopped on a bench by the lake and had a talk and at that very moment my beautiful, trusting, honest, God loving daughter asked the Lord to come into her sweet little heart. That moment leads me to today, Lauren's Baptism.
She has been taught about Baptism and ever since she was saved she has been inquiring as to when it will be her turn. I asked our Pastor (who is also Lauren's grandfather - Tim's dad) if we could have a baptism service soon, and it was scheduled for today.
She was very nervous and excited at the same time this morning. I got her all ready and my parents came to watch as well, it was great to have them there. When she and I went back to get her changed she BROKE DOWN. I couldn't get her to stop crying. She was so nervous to do this in front of everyone. I didn't think I was going to go through with it. I prayed with her and was able to calm her down and she went through with it. Here are some pictures from today:
Answering the questions about salvation:

Getting ready to be imersed to identify with Christ's death and burial:

Coming back up to identify with Christ's resurection:

I am so proud of her for calming down and going through with this, and that it was all initiated by her. Tonight when I told her I was proud of her she said " I just wanted to make Jesus happy Mommy" What a proud mommy I am : )


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