Friday, October 30, 2009

I went to the Doctor on Monday this week for results of blood work and blood pressure/weight check. I was not feeling well and when she listened to me breath, she ordered a breathing treatment and chest x-ray. She told me I had bronchitis and gave me my treatment plan. First of all, I love my female doctor. She really takes her job to heart. She spends a lot of time with each patient. She told me all my tests were perfect, including a perfect mamogram. I had maintained my weight from my last visit 8 weeks ago, which she was puzzled by. I am suppose to be losing. After looking at my food journal, she told me what I need to cut out of my diet and see if that helps. Too many carbs! She told me to rest and not go to work the next day.
Well, this was a blessing in a way cause during the day off it was like a lightbulb being turned on in my head. I had time to relax and reflect.
I will make better food choices, I will get healthy, I will not get diabetes, I will not have knee problems, I will not have high blood pressure.
I need a group setting exercise program, I need people motivating me. After years of praying that one day I will start back on the road to a better me, IT CLICKED in my brain.
I decided to join Curves. I use to be a member 5 years ago but I let other things get in the way and didn't stick with it. They have a whole new program called Curves Smart and at my work out last night I know I made the right choice for me. I have a personal trainer until I am comfortable with the machines. It is the type of workout I can handle. They encourage you to go at least 3 times a week. I am so pumped up and excited to start back on this weight loss journey, I feel like I am bubbling over. My mind is clear and I have a goal. I am not a failure. I am going to start taking care of ME. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Out with the old and in with the new!

I am so excited to announce that the Old Rhonda has left and the New and improved is on her way back. Thanks to all of my bloggy friends out there, (You know who you are.).....I have the motivation back in my step and I am ready for this Challenge over at The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.
Not only have I made a decision to make better food choices, I am also joining Curves for Women to help out with my exercise. I tried doing it on my own at home, but I need that group setting. I was a member years ago but only stuck with it 1 year and I did have results. This month Curves is offering a free enrollment. It is a 30 minute workout and they have added new machines and programs since I left. What's nice about going too is, I can go on my lunch hour down the street from where I work if I can't make it to the one near my home. NO MORE EXCUSES!
The rules for the challenge are to post your starting weight, but I am not one to go public with that. I will send my starting weight to someone in charge of the challenge. Who knows, when I do reach my goal, I will reveal my starting weight. So, tune in next Wednesday to see my first weeks results. If you want to join in on the challenge, click on the side bar and let's get started together!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I can't shop early for Christmas presents!

I admit it, I have NO self control....This is why I don't like to shop early for Christmas! I babysat Abby on Saturday morning and she just looked so cute and was so sweet, I just had to give her this special gift I had put up for Christmas. She wanted these doggies with the carrying bag when she spotted them at the store, so her daddy told me. I got them for her to put up but gave in and made this little girl so happy! Well, I can justify it, cause I had gotten the other grand kids winter coats that I happen to find on sale at Carson's last week, so I couldn't leave her out. So, I will be going Christmas shopping the week of Christmas for my grand kids.

Monday, October 19, 2009


I am looking forward to a fun time this evening with Steph and the grand kids. She invited me to go with to see The Wiggles. I am leaving work early (I have the best boss, who understands the importance of doing fun things with family).....We will share pictures of our fun time.......

Monday, October 12, 2009

Gray's 4th birthday celebration

It was a wonderful day of family, comfort food and celebration of Gray's 4th Birthday. Gray even loves his cards.
I love the look on his face. He got the game he had been wanting.

Great Poppal (my dad) and Ivy. Ivy just crawled up beside him and put her hand on him. It was the cutest thing.

Great Poppal, Carter & Noah.....Love these smiles!Great Mommal (my mom) holding a very sleepy Jack. Is this sweet or what? The only grandchild missing from the pictures is Abby. You should have seen me trying to get them all together, almost impossible. I think this was pretty good though, getting 5 out of 6.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Happy 10th Anniversary Steph & Jeff

10 Years ago today a Beautiful couple said "I Do". Happy Anniversary Steph & Jeff. It's hard to believe, 10 years and 4 kids later. God has truly blessed our family. I love you both so much and wishing you a day of celebration of your Love for one another. Mom

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy 4th Birthday Grayson!

Today is my #3 Grandson, Gray's 4th Birthday. Isn't he so handsome? I love this little man so much. Enjoy your special day Gray....we will celebrate this weekend!

Monday, October 5, 2009

My sweet Noah

These are the pictures you end up with when you give your camera to your sweet #1 grandson who asks to take some pictures. He takes them of himself.....Love him!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lots of Celebrations today!

It has been a full week and my blog has suffered for it. Unexpected visits from family and expected visits from family. Today is my niece, Dayna's 30th Birthday. Today is also my parents 57th wedding anniversary. Today, we are also having a family reunion with my sister-in-law and her husband, who came in from Colorado. Check out her lovely picture over at Steph's. I have been in the kitchen all morning preparing food to add to the celebration. So, with many celebrations going on today, I hope this finds everyone doing well. I will update this week with new pictures, I promise. Enjoy your Sunday!