Monday, November 16, 2009

Progress and winter

We got a big storm on Saturday. Isabel loved it. It was fun to get some snow. In weight loss news..... here is my weight this morning. So, I've lost 1.5 lbs. It's not much, but it's a start. I've done pretty good on drinking enough water, but I only exercised two times last week. So here are my goals this week:
Nutrition goal: drink 8 glasses of water a day, again AND only one baked treat this week. That's cookies, cake, muffins, etc. I am only allowing myself one this week.
Exercise goal: same as last week, 3 times for 30 minutes.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Here's what the kids do for fun! The young boys will challenge each other by the hour. Hey Davis and Ryan, try this one out. It's amazing how creative you get when there is no "high def". Hey, these people live like "cave men".

Here's a photo of the seminary class in Mwan, Chuuk. They are great kids even though their english skills aren't up to much. The senior mission couple there has learned Chuukese well enough to teach them most of the time.

I was in Chuuk last week with some of the Japanese guys from the Area office in Tokyo. We were invited to a Branch family home evening. The foods main attraction was a 250 lb. sea turtle that was cooked in a "UM" (underground with hot rocks). This was on big turtle! Since the shell is its bone structure, there weren't any bones inside. it was all meat. Boy did we eat turtle! I must have eaten a pound of it. The taste was not like "chicken". It was more like really nice lean beef. I also visited the island of Kosrae where my mechanic brings me Mangrove crab to eat. He brought me three crabs this time that had pincers the size of my hand. It was like a "crabby paddy" in each one. That is really good stuff.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

virtual weight loss

My weight might come as a shock to some of you, but I am not ashamed of myself or what I have become. I do, however, want to be healthier and lose my baby weight. My goal weight is 170 lbs. I know to some of you that is still huge, but that is less than what I weighted when I got married (I weighted 172 lbs). I have always had a hard time loosing weight, even though I know how to do it and have done it many times before. So, this time I have decided to do a virtual weight loss and the family can be my personal weight watchers, literally. I am going to be posting my weight every Monday (I know today is Tuesday, but I want to get started today) and letting everyone know my nutrition and exercise goals for the week. If you would like to join me, great! If not, that's fine too. What I don't want is anyone to judge me or comment on how fat I am. If I gain a little weight too, keep your comments to yourself. I need to be accoutable to someone and there is no better person than everyone (because the world can view this blog and it's somewhat embarrasing).
So, my starting weight is 217.0 (I just want to point out that when I got home from my mission and started weight watchers I weighted 231, I was chubby).
My nutrition goal this week: drink 8 glasses of water a day.
My exercise goal this week: 3 times a week for 30 minutes each time
I will be letting you know how my goals go and posting my weight again next Monday............

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


. . . . rEadY foR hALLoWEen. . . . . . . . . . . . . SiCK of HAllowEeN. . . .