Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Day 177 of 60 lbs

It is becoming VERY clear to me that I will in fact NOT reach my goal of losing 60 lbs in 6 months. However, I came to and have mentioned this realization a few times before and once again, I am OKAY with that. I have made, in my opinion, HUGE success and am going to keep on movin on!

I have reached the 1/2 way point and am happy to say that if feels really good! It also feels really good to know that I am not going to go back in the upwards direction- meaning prego- again for a while. It was at this point Post-Lucy that I was pregnant again with Peter. I was happy but was deeply hoping NOT to re-gain the amount of weight that I did with Lucy. No such luck.
Things here in the Barker household have been busy busy busy, but good! We are anxiously awaiting the Sale of our home and hope it comes quickly!

Swim lessons were a big hit for Lucy a few weeks ago and we are going to go with another session in a few weeks! She is a fish! Loves the water.... just like her mama! Maybe the fact that I labored in the water with her increased her LOVE for water! She is a natural and kicks her feet like a rockstar!
We are looking forward to the 4th of July and celebrating! ( Do you remember when our neighbor asked Ben if we celebrated the 4th? and I said " we're mormon, not British!" So yah.. we will be celebrating! the 4th is one of my favorite holidays!)
The humidity here in Charleston is in full swing and sometimes gets the best of me! But we are staying cool by getting some pool time in and frequent visits to the library! Oh and Popsicles.... LOTS of "pop-a-sicles!"

We have also been saying goodbye to GOOD friends... We are going to miss you Berrey's! we already do! Hope you are doing well in Oklahoma! One last trip to the Creperi for Elizabeth's farewell!
( ps. look at those calves on my little Lulu!- Grandpa will be so proud)I borrowed my neighbors camera to see if I really NEED a SLR camera.. and I do NEED one!

Here are a few picts that I took of some of our neighbors flowers!

I love this one of the trees and the flag in the background!

We are anxiously awaiting our trip out to Washington where we will go again for the 2nd year in a row to Coure D'Alene! Sometimes the knowing that we will be heading to the lake house is what keeps me going!

Peter got the "o.k" to be treated like a "normal" child again and a clear report from the Hematologist! We are pleased to know that our little peanut is healthy and well! Bruising now is not a concern anymore and unless we see any abnormal bruising or bleeding he is to continue normal activity! Yay buddy! So other than those horrible molars coming in and the need to "bang" his head on anything hard when he gets mad.. we are super happy!

That is a good re-cap of what we have been doing! I will be trying to update more and will give the final weigh-in next Monday!

Have a good one!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Day 156 of 60lbs

Did I ever tell you how much
this girl?
We walked 4.8 miles this morning with the "B" girls.
Barker, Bright, and Berrey to exact.
And with all of our adorable babies!
We always attract attention in one way or another.
Today we attracted the kind of attention that was of the, "umm, that comment/compliment was a little uncomfortable and akward, and if you were actually attractive then maybe that would have been flattering but from you it was slightly creepy and weird"- kind of way.
You know?
Well, the almost 5 miles proved to be stretching it out for the kids a little and we ended up running the last 1/2 mile plus. Our legs were tired and feeling it towards the end but the weather was just too perfect to sell our selves short of soaking up every last bit.. and thus we did!
Happy sunny cool days to you!
And one more thing:
better show up tonight!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Day 150 of 60lbs

I bought a new nail polish color yesterday...

melon Sorbet.

It is divine. The perfect summer color. It looks adorable with my bronzed body. Ha

But with my brown rainbows it kind of "pops" and I like it. It's the little things you know.

Speaking of little things...

Lucy -little as she is- can belt out the chorus to the Beibster, you know that song that was like #1 on the charts for like six hundred days in a row... "Baby"

I have some video and I will post it when I get it onto the computer and off of my phone! It is absolutely hysterical and adorable and I just can't get enough of her doing it!

She also is doing lots of little naughty things... and my paitence is wearing extremely thin and has been lost at times. But we are trying and determined to succeed in our parenting efforts!

I woke up without a voice yesterday. And the only part of my voice that could be even remotely available for anyone other than dogs to hear was as deep as the pacific ocean on the worst stormy day. Horrible. Nasty.

I did however make it to the gym and it felt "oh so good" on my body. Today my quads are super sore from the billion squats I did. The scale was in my favor and it made things that much more energetic!

I watched Jillian's new show last night

"Losing It, with Jillian Michaels"

At first, I thought, wow this is pretty cool. Then it was a little intense, like really intense, really staged and a little akward to watch. And then it kind of leveled out and there was moments of tenderness. All in all, I think I will watch it again, but not very hopefull that it will make it too many more seasons.