Thursday, August 21, 2008

Rockaway Beach

We took the kids to Rockaway Beach yesterday! It was the first time the boys went to the beach and we all had so much fun!

We gave the boys and Lulu each a small bucket and shovel and Julia had a sand castle kit. Joshua loved the sand! Within 10 minutes his bucket was full! Jr. had fun in the sand but he had more fun running down the beach with his daddy. He also enjoyed grabbing things off strangers blankets and staring at the bikini clad girls. He even danced to some reggaeton being played by some girls that were next to us. Be loves to wiggle his hips and shake his little booty!

All three babies ate sand! It drive me and my sister nuts but we laughed about it! They dumped all their goldfish crakers in the sandfilled blanket and ate them! At that point we gave up on trying to prevent them from ingesting sand! The boys did not like the water but my little mermaid Lulu loved it!

Julia spent most of her time building her sand castle. It as really cute once it was dine but it was marred by an obscene drawing someone drew in the sand above it!

When we left they all had so much sand in their hair and other places. Josh fell asleep on me on the train ride home. His little head fell over and sand rained down from his scalp onto the seat next to us!

As soon as I download pics from our beach adventure I will post them up!

I hope I can take them back sometime next week!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Taking it Off Together Tuesday #10

Having weight loss buddies is a great way to motivate and get support during the tough road which is the weight loss journey.... So I joined a new meme called Taking it off Together Tuesday! You will see a list below of fellow bloggers committed to losing weight together and supporting each other during this journey!

Chris - 1 GAIN
Tammy - 0 CHANGE
Life With Hashi-Thyroid Blog - 1 GAIN
Grace - 0 CHANGE
Leigh - 0.5 GAIN
Clara - 1.5 LOSS
Dette - 0 CHANGE
Julie - 0.2 LOSS
Cheryl - 2 GAIN
Audrey - 1 GAIN
Christy - 1.2 LOSS
Tina - no report?
Danielle - 1 LOSS

Please help us welcome Jessie to the group with an inital report of 0 change!

This week's total - 1.6 GAIN!

I have been struggling lately so this is a great to find a support group. When I was successful at weight loss I did weight watchers with a few of my friends and also had a few gym buddies and I find that works well for me to work on losing weight with a group of people. You get tips and motivation and support! It's also fun to do it with a big group. It lets you know you aren't alone :) My other tips is to keep a food journal! This keeps you accountable on what you are eating daily. Also break up meals into smaller more frequent meals!

Monday, August 18, 2008

The Olympic Dream....

I will admit that I am obsessed with the Olympics! I have been faithfully watching since Opening day in Beijing. My obsession with the Olympics probably began in 1984 with the Summer games in LA.

I was a huge fan of Mary Lou Retton and the rest of the women's gymnastic team. I also loved watching diving (remember Greg Louganis hitting his head on the diving board in 1988!) , track and field (FloJo!!!)... who am I kidding, I probably watched just about all the sports like I'm doing now (including fencing and table tennis!) But I was really into women's gymnastics back then and still am. My room was decorated with posters of Mary Lou and the rest of the girls. I had books and videos and all other kinds of stuff related to the sport. I wanted to be Mary Lou...I wanted to be an Olympic Gymnast!

I've been totally immersed in the Beijing games, following Phelps quest for his 8 gold medals and watching Dara Torres swim and of course women's gymnastics (go Nastia Lukin!) But something Dara Torres said really struck me. She is in her 40's and the oldest female swimmer in the games. She got 2 silver medals I believe. Anyway they asked her what she would tell her 2yr old daughter about her experience in Beijing and she said she would tell her not to put an age limit on her dreams! Wow! That really got to me because I keep having doubts about pursuing a writing career. I get those thoughts in my head that I can't do it because of my age and that I wasted too much time. It was really inspiring to hear her say that and a big kick in the pants for me! There was also this 33 yr old gymnast from Germany who got a silver medal, now I'm not saying I'm going to pursue that kind of Olympic dream (I don't think I can do a 2 1/2 sommersault or perform on the balance beam!) But my "Olympic" dream of being a writer will not be put to rest! Whatever your dream is remember not to put an age limit on it!

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