Sunday, October 30, 2011

And the journey continues....

Brad and I are about to end week 2 of our weight loss journey. I am anxious to weigh in tomorrow to see our progress. Originally, I thought about measuring every month. However, today I decided I want to see progress more often and am going to measure every 2 weeks. Brad's measurements from last time didn't save, so we aren't exact on how many inches he went down. We know he lost an inch in his waist! Yay! GO Brad!!

Fortunately, my measurements from the first week saved. So far, I have lost 5.7 inches total!! Here is the breakdown:

1 inch from my chest
3.7 inches from my waist
1 inch from my hips

My arms and legs stayed the same... for now. Thanks for sharing our journey and our success with us. We will continue to keep you updated!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Diet update week 1

We survived!! Week one of our diet is over and we are still alive!!

Here is an update:
I lost 10.4 lbs.
Brad lost 14 lbs!!!

It's definitely working and I hope we can stay motivated. Thanks for the extra thoughts and prayers as we work towards healthier Shummies!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

*gasp* Don't say the four letter word!!

If you know Brad and I personally, you know that we have struggled with our weight. I have tried Weight Watchers for the past year and learned there is too much freedom. "Oh this piece of chocolate won't hurt." A week later.... "why didn't I lose this week?" So, we are trying something new tomorrow. We spent our weekend cleaning out all of the tempting food. I have 2 boxes of food to give to a friend!! This is the first time I have ever done that! We took measurements, before pictures, planned meals and I think we are ready!!

So, wish us luck! We'll keep you updated with our progress. When I'm not totally disgusted with my before picture and have made some progress, I'll post picture progress. :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Think Pink!

First, check out the cute stamp I found! I love it! 

Okay, now on to our main topic... 
Why do you wear pink? Breast Cancer Awareness is something very near and dear to my heart. I think pink all year!! Both of my grandmother's are breast cancer survivors. I am so proud of them and the fight they won! Unfortunately, I could fill this page with cancer stories from our family. We have been hit hard. However, a most have survived and it is a blessing that I don't take for granted. 

My friend Amie has been battling cancer for over 3 years now. She is my age (30ish) and started with breast cancer years ago. She beat her breast cancer and it came back, this time in her liver. 4 years ago she was given 3 months to live. After some research studies with doctors at M.D. Anderson in Houston, Texas and a lot of prayer, Amie is still alive and kicking!! Her tumor count is down and has beat the odds! I am so proud of her. She could have given up, but she decided to keep on fighting! 

Finally, here is my tattoo. I designed it and waited a long time to get it. I couldn't decide where I wanted it. Then, I was scared of the pain. When I went to New Orleans for a Bachelorette party in May, I decided to go for it! I love it and the courageous women it reminds me of. 

I have added two things to my bucket list: 
1. Participate in Avon's one day walk in Houston
2. Participate in the Susan G. Komen 3 day walk

I will keep you posted on these adventures.