Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Long time no blog

Angela called me on not blogging, so I figured now would be a good time to update the old blog. Life's been busy lately. I've been completely consumed by my quest to change my life. I've tried to lose weight before, but my efforts fizzled out after a few weeks. I've been at it for months now (and going really hardcore for 8 weeks) and I'm seeing some real success. I'm down 35 pounds overall. Whooohooo! I have been lucky enough to be part of the Biggest Loser Digi-Style (which is a group of digital scrappers attacking weight loss Biggest Loser style...without the vote-offs) for the last 5 weeks. Just during that challenge, I've lost 12 pounds and 41 inches. Yep, you read that right. 41 inches!! I'm so proud of myself!

I've been working out every day and pushing myself hard. I've been working out with a trainer for 2 weeks now and I'm enjoying that, too. Brandon (my trainer) is a great guy who's really good about pushing me hard and encouraging me, too. Oh, and not only have I been working hard, but Chris has been inspired and has been working out, too. He's lost about 15 pounds in the last month. I'm really proud of him, too.

On to the girls...

Maggie is her usual hilarious self. She's so sweet these days. Every now and then she'll wander by and say, "Mom (or Dad...whoever's there), I love you." What a sweet girl. :)

Katie is almost walking. She takes 2 and 3 steps at a time and just laughs her head off. She's such a happy little baby. I can't believe she's almost a year old--not really a baby anymore, is she?

Wanna see some pics? Sure ya do!

Miss Maggie. :) Auntie Fi came over when we were at my parents' house last week and brought mini pumpkins, glue, and glitter. We painted the glue on the pumpkins and dumped glitter over them. What a fun way to spend the morning!

On the way to my parents' house we made a pit stop in Clanton at the pumpkin patch that we've been going to for the last couple of years. Our wonderful friends Debbie and Delaney met us there and then we went back to their house for the night. Katie was being particularly cute, so I snapped a couple of pics of her while Maggie and Delaney were playing in the hay loft.

These are straight out of the camera. I probably should adjust some of the levels, but I think they're pretty good for SOOC.

Katie was happy to see her buddy Mrs. Debbie.

Maggie and Delaney on one of the wagons at the pumpkin patch.

The best shot of the three girls together. It's not a great shot, but when you're dealing with two 4 yr olds and an almost 1 yr old, I guess you take what you can get. hehehe

So that's what we've been up to. How about you? :)


Angela said...

I'm SO geeked for you with the weight loss! That's SOOOOOO awesome!!! Keep it up, girlie!!!

Your girls are just the cutest. It would be sweet to get our girls together.

Tara F (aka AbbysMomma) said...

Sinead, Congrats on the weightloss, girlie!!!! Great job!

Kelly said...

Congrats on the weight losee! That's so awesome, you've got to be feeling so proud of yourself! Those pictures are great, you are right, getting a group of kids to sit together is a chore in itself, let alone try to get a good photo! lol

YFG said...

Hi Sinead

Beautiful girls So glad to see you all last week.Bought a pumpkin for Rose when i got back
Please e mail me your address