Since I lasted posted, my two oldest kids have started school. What an adjustment that has been. I think it's easier to either have them all at home, or have them all in school, but having 2 of them in school while still homeschooling 3 of them has been really hard. I really miss the older ones being here.... we had so much fun when we were all together! Don't get me wrong, though, things are great, the kids are flourishing, and we are adjusting. Next year, the next two in line will go to school and then the next year, Brooke will start Kindergarten. I plan to eventually return to school to get my second bachelors degree in nursing. A dream I have had for a long time.
Anyways, as far as my weight goes, I am back up (to 156.2 to be exact). I have been teetering between 154-157 for the past few months. Not sure how I ever got off track but I did. I can have days, even weeks, that I eat very well, watching my carbs and sugars, and then I can over-do it at a meal or two (especially on the sweets). I can seriously gain 2-3 lbs over night and then it takes me all week to get that weight back off. I'm so ready to get the weight off for good! I would love to get the focus off of the weight loss and more on the fact that I need to feed myself healthy, real food everyday to give my body what it needs to run at its best. I'll try to blog more often as I sure love the support that you all offer. Not sure if I should "re-start" the weight loss tracker on the side, remove it, or just start a new one. I'll have to figure all of that out in the next few days.
Here are a few photos, taken from the end of the summer until now to show you what we've been up to:
We took Simon, our summer exchange student from Denmark, to climb Horsetooth Mountain Rock which isn't too far from where we live. Being from sea level, we warned him to take it slow because of the higher altitude. Well.... he flew up that mountain, leaving us all in his dust! Here's a picture of Ryan and Morgan almost at the top.
The Lion's Club exchange students that came to our town. Simon is in the bottom row - far right.
Simon playing for us - he is an amazing classical pianist!
Brooke and our new dog, Stella. We adopted Stella from a shelter in September. We thought our Border Collie needed a friend. They've become great buddies!
Tanner running a touchdown - YEAH!
Morgan was the 10th grade class Homecoming "Princess" at her school.
Here she is with the 10th grade "Prince".
(Just a side note: it was 27 degrees in this picture)
My mother-in-law and me at the football game (I kind of felt bad in my warm jacket, drinking a coffee, while Morgan was parading around on the field in her dress freezing).
Finding the perfect pumpkin!
Our first snow of the year in October (it was melted and gone 24 hours later).
Our weather has been soo strange - 80 degrees one day, 30 the next, 75 the next, then it snows and bounces right back to 75 degrees!!
Decorating the Christmas Tree
Take care and I'll be sure to post more frequently - I promise!