Sunday, July 24, 2005

I need a vacation from my vacation!

You ever feel like your vacation doesn't give you any rest? We have spent so much time cramming in visits with everyone and doing my 10 year reunion stuff that I have had almost NO sleep.

Had a BLAST so far though. Friday night was a Mixer for my class, Saturday had a lunch in the park and played some frisbee. Then swimming and later a snack at the Urban Stampeede (old High School haunt) and finally on to the main event itself. Dinner and dance for the reunion was OK, not a lot of crazy dances like myself and Jenny in my class I guess. As usual I managed to have a good time. Wandered around to visit with lots of different tables and was happy to make a connection again with a few great people.

I tried to harvest as many email addresses as possible while I was there so I can invite everyone to my website. We can share pictures and pass notes there. Also that gave me an excuse to walk all around the room and introduce myself to all kinds of people.. some I didnt remember till talking to them.

Today I got a special Birthday breakfast at my parents. Complete with bacon, eggs, toast, juice and an ice cream cake. I LOVE DQ ice cream cakes! Moved on to fargo around noon and visited with a friend and my little brother as well. Played a killer game of Speed Scrabble... killer because my friend Jenny beat the pants off us!

Now we are into the West... western ND anywyas. Using Brandons parents house as a wayside rest we are going to head out in the AM to Yellowstone.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Had to post this one because the other one of the 2 of us Brandon had his eyes closed! Posted by Picasa

Here is me climbing at Prarie Walls! It was for Brandons Birthday but I had just as good a time. Good thing I am all fit now Posted by Picasa

Our pretty tree out front has some friends! Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Current Goal

Current Weight
Your weight is 154 lb as of 07/12/2005.

Weight Goal
Your goal is to weigh 145 lb by 09/01/2005

Goal Progress
You are currently 9 lb above the target weight.

The deadline for your goal is 51 days (7 weeks, 2 days) away.

To meet your goal you need to lose about 1.24 lb per week.

All the above info comes from my Fitday Journal. So this is my new goal.

Reward Options:
1) buy myself a Dresser (needed/wanted one for a long time)
2) buy myself some Nice Jewlery
3) Weekend away with the Girls (Fargo, Madison, Milwauke)
4) A new computer
5) Day at the spa.. Massage, Facials, Mannicure, Pedicure

Ohh either 4 or 5 would be awesome!

Monday, July 11, 2005

Rose Garden up in Duluth, we timed it just right to see most of the bushes in full bloom! This one is from a rose bush that was trained to look like a tree. The colors and scents were beautiful! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Current State of Garden: Growing growing growing! "harvested" some lettuce and raddishes so far. Quite fufuilling eating stuff grown in your backyard... most of the credit goes to Brandon at this point but I did cut the lettuce :) Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

What should I do?

So I knew my old analog bathroom scale was not 100% accurate, but I was always basing my accomplishment on how much weight I lost. My recent goal to get to 150 was equal to a 17 lb weight loss since I started this journey back in April. SO that good news is only slightly soiled by the fact that I finally found a decent digital scale for a reasonable price at Menards the other day but this one says I am 155! B checked it agaisnt what the doctors office weighed him at just the other day and its accurate.

While I am not at 150 lbs I still consider my goal reached and NO I'm Not Giving Back the iPOD! I'm trying to cook up a new goal/reward but have not had the time to give it much thought.

Any ideas? My next goal will be 145 (on the new scale) or another 10 lb loss.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Its Lean and Greeen!

My iPod Mini arrived last week, just 1 day before our out of town trip! Its small and green and has an engraving on it.

Danielle Burkhart

I had one night to set up some playlists and download music to it before we were off for the weekend. I also picked up on Wednesday an attachment that will allow me to play music from my iPod over any FM radio. It didn't work near a couple of towns that had a station at 87.9 already but it worked great other than that.