Wednesday, August 31, 2011

My Cousin's Wedding

Friday morning, the girl and I got up early, 5:00am and got ready, loaded our bags and got to the airport to fly to Denver, CO for my cousin's wedding.

The flight was fine, we even got a little sleep on the way.

Denver airport is HUGE, by the way. They have 2 different locations of baggage claims. We walked down to one set and walked all the way from one side to the other to find out that our bags were at the OTHER baggage claim, the West Baggage Claim. Seriously?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Back from Denver

The girl was a a beautiful flower girl!

I danced, crazy!

We stayed at a nice hotel with a HUGE comfy bed.

We got lots of free meals and.....

Wedding cake.

I've got pictures....tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Denver, Co

Well, Friday A.M. the girl and I are getting on a plane for Denver. Like 7:30 A.M. Like we have to get up around 5:15 for it.


I do not live for early mornings.

I live for the pillow.

We're going to be gone until Sunday around 11pm, late.

We're going to my cousin's wedding and will dance and be merry.

I'm jazzed. My parents and grandparents will be there. We will swim in a hotel pool and drive around a new town. Lots of fun to be had.

Yesterday, we got our nails done for the wedding. Fancy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Diet Update

Well, the diet has been going well. I am down to 170 and my goal is 167. So, I'm in the long stretch, folks. The girl and I are leaving on a jet plane to Denver, Friday morning for my cousins wedding.

I have 3 lbs to lose. I realllllly want wedding cake.

Once I meet my goal, the next phase of the diet is consolidation phase. In this phase, you take 5 days for each pound lost. So, I have to stay in it for about 2 months. BUT it's super easy and the equivalent easy dieting. I add 2 pieces of wheat bread or tortillas per day, 1 cup-sized serving of fruit and 1-2 starches per week. AND I get 1-2 celebration meals per week. Meaning, anything you want as long as it's only 1 serving size. That's including dessert.

This phase is because my body is stripping every calorie from my food as it's burning faster. Our bodies are programmed to store fat and we are more likely to gain back weight lost from a diet right away as your body is trying to regain what you've lost. So, this phase lets us slowly feel comfortable with the weight and add foods back in slowly and just maintain our new weight.

If I can lose the last 3 lbs in the next week, I can use the wedding night for my first celebration meal.

It keeps me focused.

Hubby is officially at his halfway mark. He's doing great. The diet is so easy for him since he loves meat, that he's content with it and happily working towards his second half.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Catching up and a radical hiking photo op

Last week I was busy catching up from taking time off work for the Dells vacation. The hardest part of taking time off is making up for it. But in the long run, it's still worth it. I get there.

Otherwise, it was a nice week. We didn't get a ton done waround the house, mostly little things. I did get the girl's curtains hung in her room, white sheers and we got a larger shelf put up over her toy trunk. This now has her television and dvd player on it so that she can lay in bed and watch tv. We've been putting her to bed 30 min early so that she has time to watch tv or read before bed. It helps her relax. She likes the quiet time. A girl after my own heart.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Wisconsin Dells

We spent Wednesday - Friday at the Wisconsin Dells, at the Mt. Olympus water/theme park to be exact. Loads of fun.
Definitely a kid's vacation.
I am sooo sooo glad that we planned it so that we came home Friday evening and I had the weekend to recover.
High. Energy. Vacation.

Wednesday, we left around 8am, got there around 1pm, drove around and saw the downtown areas and some fun sights. We checked into our hotel room and got our wristbands. We rode some of the roller coasters until dinner-time.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Off the grid and away again

Last Saturday morning, I anxiously got ready and left for Tennessee, to meet and pick up my girl. I drove 5 hours, 300 some miles to get there. Sat and waited until her dad's van came into view.

It was a wonderful reunion, after 6 weeks in Florida, I was blown away by how much I'd missed her and how much I love her.

I just haven't been able to get enough of her even yet.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Birthday's and Floorboards

Friday was my birthday and yesterday was the fireman and my 2nd anniversary! We've been on the town!

I turned 31. Yipes! And we went to see Crazy, Stupid Love, with Steve Carrell and Julianne Moore. Amazing movie, by the way. Seriously funny and seriously sweet. And ate supper at the Flat Top Grill. Yum.... and surprisingly healthy. He got me a really nice slim Nikon camera for my birthday! No more out of focus camera pics here, folks! He knows me so well, It' purple.