Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Anyway, I just have a feeling this day is not going to get better. And I am feeling lazy. Not a good combo!
Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Since we have been here, I have not been able to go to the library. The hours are kind of funny. There really aren't any bookstores here either. I do have some books coming from Amazon, but in the mean time, I was looking for something to read.
So I bought the first Harry Potter book. And then I hurried out to buy the second one. And I am now 100 pages into the 3rd. And now I am hooked. But I don't have to wait for all the new ones to come out. I can just go to the store when I finish. Nice huh?!
Thursday, July 26, 2007
Friday: went out to TGIFriday's with Ben and had a chicken salad with the dressing on the side, while Ben ate mozzarella sticks.
Sat: Harmony and I went and saw Nancy Drew. She got a kids pack and munched on popcorn, candy and rootbeer. I had nothing.
Sun: In our branch, they don't have "linger longers" they have a hail and farewell. Ben did not go to church ( he wasn't feeling well) and the kids loaded their plates with ham, and desserts. I did not eat one of the enormous brownies that someone brought. I ate nothing and came home and had a nice healthy lunch at home.
Mon: I went to a Buzz club meeting ( our spouses club) where everyone was eat lumpia, empanadas, grilling hot dogs and tons of desserts. I ate...you guessed it. Nothing.
Tues: I had a girl in our complex watch the kids for me so I could do some grocery shopping. However, she came at 1 and I didn't get a chance to eat lunch. Did I get a doughnut at the Winchells? No, I ate a 100 calorie pack.
Wed-After swim lessons, we went to McDonalds. I did not munch on anyones fries, or leftover chicken. Nada.
Thurs- The kids made pizza and it smelled and looked so good. Did I eat it? no. And what do I get?
I actually ended up with a 1 lb. loss. But I was frustrated. I worked hard. Said no to some major "red light foods". In weight watcher speak that means foods that you know you can't control yourself when they are there.
So how am I feeling? I am glad that I got a loss. I think that what happens is that I get so focused on the end, that sometimes I don't see what I am doing that is good. I have lost 4 lbs. in 2 weeks. ( And I am on my period!) That is a nice and healthy rate. So I have decided to just do it 5 lbs. at time. Not looking at how much more I have to go.
This week is not scheduled to be as busy. Swim lessons are done today, although we are starting them again. We are babysitting on Sat. but other than that there is not too much on the schedule. So wish me luck on another week. I know it is going to be a good one!
BTW- I had Ethan snap a "1st month" picture. I am not sure when I will post it. I am thinking about how I want to do it.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
It is funny because sometimes your first week on a diet, is the hardest. You are used to being able to eat whatever you want, and then all of a sudden you are having to hold back, read labels, make sure it is something you really want to eat etc.
And other times it is the easiest week. You have bought lots of healthy foods, you have tons of motivation, you are totally into it.
This week was busy and somedays it was hard. We had a hail and farewell this week that was a potluck. So tons of food and desserts.I grabbed a diet pepsi and sat and talked with people. Didn't eat a thing. I was hoping for a veggi plate or something but no... We also had a "thing" last night, and it was at 5:30. Who plans this stuff?! Actually, every new person that moves into the wardroom, the whole wardroom goes to the airport to meet them. So that is just when their plane comes in. But long story short after hanging out at the airport for an hour, we went and did some shopping. I knew I was going to be starving and so I brought a fiber one bar with me. Satisfied my hunger until I finally got to eat dinner at 8.
Anyway, tonight Ben and I are going out to celebrate our anniversary. I am going to be very careful. I get to pick the place so it can be points friendly.
Also, I am trying to decide if I want to take weekly pictures. maybe monthly. Just to track the changes. I will think about it!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
1) She is an amazing example to me. From mothering, to being a wife, to the way she lives her life. She is just an amazing, amazing example.
2) She loves me for me. I know that is kind of a cliche statement, ecspecially for a Mom, but I have never had to be someone that I am not. She accepts me.
3) She is always there to talk. From idle chit chat, to deep conversations. She is always there.
4) She always wants the best for her kids. Even if it isn't what she would necessarily want or choose for us.
5)She is always willing to stay up and watch a good movie with you.
6) She is the definiton of the word sacrifice. Whatever you need, she makes sure you have it.
7) Her knowledge of the gospel.
8) She has no problem letting you know how much she loves you.
9) She is always there to have a good cry with.
10) She is very giving of her time and attention.
11) She is willing to share her talents with you.
12) All the times that she stayed up late to help with a project, or made sure I got home ok.
13) She is always willing to serve in the church.
14) The way she loves my Dad.
For everything that you are & everything you have done for me. I love you Mom. Happy Birthday!
Thursday, July 12, 2007
What "something" am I talking about? And what is F.F.F? Let me tell you...
When I found out that we were moving here, I was very excited. However, when we found out that we had to come a month early, there was a ton to do and hardly any time to do it. At that point I had stopped doing weight watchers, but I was working out at the Y every day. I wasn't losing any weight, but I wasn't gaining either. Plus my legs were really getting strong with all the running that I was doing. But because of the lack of time, and the fact that there was not a Y over here, I decided to cancel my membership to the Y. I was paying a monthly fee and when I was looking at how often I could get there...it was basically once a week. So it wasn't really worth it.
Well I started gaining. Just a little. Then came the hotels and a LOT of eating out. Then came the trip across the country. Once again, more eating out and no exercise. Basically, it has been like that since the day we move into the hotel until last night!!
So last night I decided that today was the day. The day to get back on track. So I made up "fight the fat Fridays". This is my weekly weigh in day. Plus I will just use this day to share with you how my week is going. If I don't post, you guys have to email me and make me do it. Help me stay on track. I am not going to share my actual weight ( don't want to scare anyone) but I will share my gains and losses. So help me out would you?! And if you want to join me...please do.
I weighed in this morning, and started the day off with a 3 mile walk on my treadmill, which burned a whopping 500 calories! Nice huh?! Anyway, stay tuned for the next f.f.f.! ( Also I realize the fact that for every one in the states it is Thursday still but for me it's Friday morning, so you will just have to deal!!)
Wish me luck on my first week!
Wednesday was the kids first day back at swim lessons. However, only 1 out of 3 Turners were there. My kids are frustrating me. I took them to the pool in the morning, so that they could practice putting their face in the water before their actual lesson. Well that did not go over well. They all refused. Absolutely refused to put their faces in. Ethan was floating in the baby pool, legs kicking, and put his face in the water ( ok they did it once or twice) but wouldn't lift his one arm from the bottom of the pool. He was so close to swimming and instead chose to sit out. Grrr!!
Harmony decided that she too was not interested in swimming. So by this time, I am feeling extremely irritated with my children. We came home, and I let Harmony know, that if she refused to do swim lessons...that she wouldn't be able to be baptized. Well apparently that did it!
Ben took her to her lesson, and as soon as the lifeguard asked her to put her face in...she did! She followed it up by diving to the bottom to get a toy! She is so proud of herself and can't wait to go back tomorrow. I am so happy that unlike the boys...she decided to try again. To not give up. Go Harmony!
Friday, July 06, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
sad: Celebrating the 4th with friends was always such a blast. Having bbq's, going swimming and than meeting up at Town Point Park to watch the fireworks. Eating popsicles, and running to the dollar store for glow sticks, the kids all watching the sky. It was always such a blast. I will miss that. I will miss my annual picture with my friends.
sentimental: Last year on the 4th, Ben had only been home for 10 days. I was so happy and excited to have him home. And it made me think about how much I was grateful for. Just thinking about it makes me misty eyed.
happy: today we are celebrating with new friends. New traditions. Apparently, the one person on the island who knew how to do fireworks died,and so we will be watching a laser light show instead of fireworks....
grateful: I have a cousin, who is married to a man who is a native of Guam,and she was telling me how being here makes you appreciate all that you have. And it is so true. I am not on the mainland this year, but it doesn't mean that I am not grateful for my country. We are given so much. Rights & freedoms. Blessings beyond measure.
pride: Every day that I see Ben in his uniform, I am more proud of him. His job is not easy. He works hard. He works long hours. He isn't always appreciated. But he is my soldier. I am proud to be a military wife.
patriotic: I am surrounded every day by people who serve their country. And I love being a part of that. Women who sacrifice their husbands so that they can do their duty. Men and women who feel like we have a country worth protecting. Watching flags wave. People in uniform. People serving those people in uniform. I love being a part of it.
From sea to shining sea...and everywhere in between...Happy 4th of July!