Thursday, August 7, 2008

Where Have I Been?!

Hello all! Where in the world have I been?! I have so much catching up to do.

Here's the latest:
Charlie and Rachel have been having a BLAST at summer camp at Armand Bayou Nature Center. This is such a cool place. I hope to be able to volunteer and help out in their efforts to preserve this small portion of wild Texas and its bayou.

Chuck and I have started working out. We found a Bowflex on sale and have really enjoyed it. We've also been walking in the evenings and I have even started jogging in small sections.

Chuck bought me a Bodybugg as a surprise gift. At first I freaked out about how much it cost but now that I have it I LOVE it!!!! It's the coolest thing ever. You'll have to check out their web site.

We've gone camping in a tent (Charlie's first time), gone on hikes in 100 degree temps (not the smartest thing I've ever done), seen amazing wildlife, been growled at by an alligator, canoed, met new people, eaten at new places and just been enjoying life. It's been a great summer but it's going by way too fast.

I'll try to get caught up and share some pics and stories from hikes, canoe trips and outings.

SO, how's my weight loss going?! Pretty darn good. I've lost at least 10 pounds. It's actually a few more than that but I'm not supposed to weigh in until Tuesday. I'll let you know then. I haven't seen a tremendous difference but my clothes are slightly looser and Chuck said he noticed a difference. I'm ready for it to ALL be off though.

  • eat 1200 calories per day
  • track calories in/calories burned with Bodybugg
  • Cardio at least 5 times per week
  • take hikes
  • canoe
  • adding jogging slowly
  • work out with exercise ball and various videos including T-Tapp, Biggest Loser 1, The Firm stabilizer ball routine.
  • Bowflex