Sunday, March 18, 2007

Torturous diets

I started the 7 Day Dancer's Diet that came with the YBB workout DVDs. It is very strict, but you only do it for 7 days to kick start your weight loss and get your metabolism going. I was fine until after dinner. We spent the morning getting ready for church, and the afternoon at church. It was easy not to think about eating then. But an hour after dinner, I was quite hungry. You know that feeling you get in your stomach when you haven't eaten a long time? I had that. It had only been and hour! I even ate more food than was allotted. How will I ever survive the next 6 days? But then again, it is only 6 days, and then I never have to do this again. I suppose I can do it. I will do it. I can do it! Check back next Sunday to see how it went.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

When Natalie Was Born

This is a picture taken at the hospital when Natalie was born. It is the first time Ashley and Alona saw her. (April 6, 2006)

Thursday, March 8, 2007

Our House

We bought our house at the end of August, and it needed work. Before we moved in, we replaced the flooring in the three bedrooms, living room, entry and hall. We also painted all of those rooms as well as the playroom. After moving in, we needed to paint the exterior before the rain started. We got it done! It isn't pretty, but we intend to reside in a year or two anyway, so we just need it to hold up for now. It has been quite a bit of work, and there is still more to go.
In January, we replaced the front door and added a door to the entry closet. What a difference that makes! Now no one can see the cluttered closet when the enter our home. Yeah!
I think we are getting the patio door in the next couple weeks. Jeff's dad called yesterday to see if we wanted a pair of doors that were ordered wrong. That means they will be much cheaper! We currently have a really bad metal framed sliding glass door, and the new door will be one stationary door and one swinging door. I can't wait. It will also be more energy efficient as it won't let in cold air.
We are also starting on our kitchen. Jeff's Dad is making our cabinets. We are doing a shaker style door for our cabinets and are painting them white. We will be adding a bar area to the kitchen for eating. I think it will make it a better gathering place when cooking and baking, since I seem to do so much of that sort of thing. I will post pictures of our progress as things come along.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007


Today was a beautiful day here in Oregon! The sun was shining and it was about sixty degrees. I went walking with Kristy L. We work out Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We walked for 50 minutes pushing the kids in strollers. It was a great day to be outside. Such a wonderful break from the rain we usually get.
Yesterday morning I did my workout with Kristy D. (I know, it gets confusing with all the different Kristys in my life). We did one of the YBB (Yoga Booty Ballet) DVDs. They usually run about 45 minutes and are pretty intense. We work out at 6:30 am. Crazy, I know, but we have to start our day sometime, so why not early.
So far this week I am making good progress in my working out. Hopefully it will show in my waist soon!

Monday, March 5, 2007

Christmas 2006

Christmas 2006

Starting Over

So I am trying to lose weight and get in shape. I bought some workout dvds and they are great. I have two different friends who work out with me a total of 5 times per week. It is great! I am really trying to get healthy. I actually really enjoy the workouts. It is called Yoga Booty Ballet. It sounds kind of funny, but it is awesome! So far I have only lost 3 pounds, but anything is better than nothing. I am not forbidding myself to eat anything, I just try to limit it when I do have something that is not so great and try to eat more fruits, veggies, and whole grains. This way, I don't go crazy after awhile and eat tons of junk.
I will be tacking my progress over time.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Blogging Begins

I was looking at Emily's blog and decided I should start my own. So, Welcome! I will add pictures of the kids and keep everyone up to date on the Hojnackes in Oregon.

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