Tuesday, September 24, 2013


I want to start this by saying that I think every person is of value, beautiful and special. I have been very confident in my own beauty and self worth as well. That being said I have set some very aggressive goals for my weight loss.
In the last 8 months I have lost 30 pounds.It has all been from calorie counting and minimal exercise. I am still overweight, and I want to be healthy and be able to keep up with my boys as they get older and more active. I feel like publishing my goals on the web will make it a little easier to stick with them. So here it goes.
In the next 6 months

  1. run a 5k
  2. lose at least 20 more pounds
  3. go to the gym a minimum of 3 days a week
In the next 12 months
  1. run a 10k
  2. lose total of 40 pounds (including the 20 from 6 month goal)
  3. maintain my gym routine
So there it is. Out there for the entire world to see. 

Friday, June 14, 2013

A Little Less Xbox a Lot More Action

Awwww Dear Blog Readers if I have any left, it is so hard to find time to continue this. I seem to be averaging a once a year post. Life is going on and a lot of things are really good. We are settled in Utah now, I miss Montana still but it has subsided to fond memories instead of a stabbing pain. Work is good I have now been a general manager for almost two years and my store should be a million dollar store (which is a big deal) with in the next year. The kids are healthy and Enoch and I are happier than we have ever been. But now to the real purpose of this blog.
Raising pre-teens and teenagers sucks. I love my kids but lately the older two have been pushing the limits. Our oldest is fourteen and the next trouble maker is twelve. The Xbox has been a source of conflict for quite a while now. We would ground them from it and they would hide the controllers so they could play while we were at work. At one point we were locking it up and they hid my keys, many many variations on the same antics.
This week I was running late for work and I couldn't find my wallet any where. Finally I decided to drive to work with out it. I got to work and checked my bank account and saw two separate chargers for $21 dollars a piece. I call home and get child number one who denies spending any money. I lose my patience and hang up on him. I call back later and get child number 2 who admits to the crime in collaboration with his older brother. So we are faced with a tough question what do we do to punish them. Grounding them from the Xbox has been ineffective at best. At this point it seems important to mention the Xbox was purchased for me I love video games, after a long day at work there is nothing more than I like than to come home and blow zombies away. Enoch and I discussed it and decided that getting rid of the Xbox was the only punishment that would be effective. So I packed up the Xbox and all of its components,and gave it away. There were tears (some of which were mine). I have yet to hear an apology from them and they feel like they are being treated unfairly. I think in the end it was good for us to finally draw a line in the sand. For now I need to find another way to blow of steam after a long day of work.