Sunday, October 24, 2010

American Dream

Ok so I got the dog, the career, now I want a place to call my home. As I am out driving, I see oh so many houses and am like "I want a house". I want a house, a yard for Cady to run. I want to be able to paint the walls any color that I want to. I hate white walls. Oh how I long to put paint on a brush, and apply it to a white wall. It's in my blood. It's one of my greatest hobbies in life. My lease is up in February...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Walking Trail

Today I woke up and was going to do my usual routine. Usually I eat a quick bite, then go straight to the gym. I find that if I turn the tv or computer on, then I don't go to the gym, or have to cut my workout short. So I have put myself in a routine that is nicely working out. Anyways I go to the gym, and the technogym equipment is broken (the 2nd time this week!), so I couldn't check in and see what my workout today is. So I decided to leave, and go take Cady on a walk. It's a beautiful fall day, so I went home and got her, and decided to go on the new walking trail. It was so beautiful that we kept going, and was gone for 2 hours on the dot. I can so feel it in my legs now. It's definitely different walking on a treadmill at the gym, compared to walking a dog on concrete. But it was suck a beautiful fall day with a breeze. As I rounded my way past the fields, over the train tracks, past Ice House, across CCCB's front yard, and around to Timberlake, I was pulled to the cross set on a hill. I sat on a bench and overlooked a little pond with a hill in the distance with a cross. What really got me was the pond, the body of water. Maybe because I was listening to Haitian Konpa Music, but I started to think of the cholera outbreak that is going on in Haiti. How precious water is to the body, but at the same time, how evil it can be. Water is a vital part of our living, and when people are desperately thirsty, they drink water, not think of the consequences. That is what's going on in Haiti. There is a cholera outbreak, and last I heard over 250 dead in St Marc, and over 1000 that shows the s/s of this epidemic.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


did you know that you are suppose to drink half your body weight in water? that would be 159 oz of water for me, making it 5 32 oz cups, or 20 8 oz Styrofoam cups of water. that just seems like so much!

Sunday, October 10, 2010


At the very last minute I got the joy of being able to watch Carigan yesterday and today. We have spent HOURS at the parks, watching tv/movies, eating and of course shopping. Poor girl is warn out by the end of the day. I am so glad that Kaytee is close enough that I can be part of her childhood. She is so my favorite 3 year old in the world. I am blown away by her talking skills, you can tell how much she has learned at preschool. Carebear is so growing up in a blink of an eye.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

3 down

Well I have been a tad bit busy, it seems like my days are filled up all of a sudden. In the morning I go to the gym for at least an hour if not more, then there is lunch, make dinner, work, then come home to wind down by watching some tv. And then of course I am getting addicted to the site. It's fabulously motivating and inspiring to keep going to the gym.

Week One of getting healthy...well when I weighed in on Monday I was 3 pounds lighter, which is good since I still drank diet soda, had 2 slices of pizza and french toast, and of course the fabulous red velvet cookies my aunt sent. But still I managed to go to the gym every day except Sunday and starting to eat healthy I manged to drop 3 lbs.

For week 2 I made a commitment not to eat any fast food, no soda (including diet!), go to the gym and to get enough courage to talk to Ryan about restarting the technogym wellness personalized workout. I was disappointed in my self about quitting this summer when I was only 1 week into it, and didn't want to face him. Well after 8 days of going to the y, I finally got the courage to go into his office today and we have a meeting tomorrow morning to retest my strengths and weakness and restart it. I can't keep beating myself up for quitting this summer, but forget the past and move forward. That is what I am doing, moving forward to a new and healthy me.

Oh and I have been to church the past 3 weeks in a row, and Kaytee and me are getting our friendship back on track, so life is less stressful now. It's amazing how not going to church and being in fellowship with other believers and having a strained relationship with your best friend can take a toll on one person. But that is in the past and I am moving forward.

Friday, October 1, 2010


Well I have hit the gym the past 4 days, and after a little stretching, quick warm up on the treadmill, I managed to burn 1000 calories every day in about 45 min on the Wave. I think I am going to talk to the personal trainer about restarting the Techno Gym Workout Program. I thought I was 330 lbs when I weighed at work, but at the gym on the first day I was 326.8 lbs. Every pound helps. Today I found this website: and created an account with the user name "ashbridge". It's basically facebook meet blogspot. How fabulous is that? I think it will help so much, and be an encouragement to keep me motivated and on track.