My Weight Loss Journey

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Weigh-In Friday On Saturday...And Pictures From Home

Hello to all my friends in blog land and a BIG Happy 4th of July to you all. I am so thankful that I live in America and will be forever grateful to those who sacrificed their lives for our FREEDOM!!! I pray God will continue to bless America and that we can get back to simpler times when people concentrated on helping their neighbor and we all worked together for the common good of family and Country. I think that is part of what I love about creating and sewing, it is an art form that women did back then as part of caring for their families. Sewing her families clothes, making her children stuffed dolls and toys, making decorations for her home, canning and cooking for her family. I believe it was part of what made the family whole, it was a labor of love that I wish we all could get back to......if only our lives were not so busy, right!!!

Well anyway, I know it's Saturday but I have been in Spooner most of the week so I could not weigh-in yesterday. This morning I hopped on the scale and weighed the same as I did last week which I was totally THRILLED with. As I said, I have been in Spooner most of the week, I did pack my Nutrisystem but ended up making my own food choices as I had a very busy week with friends and family. On Wednesday, 3 of my very good friends and I hit the road together and went antiquing and thrift store shopping in Hayward, WI. We had lunch at a cute little eatery and I was a good girl and ordered the veggie wrap and LOVED IT!!! It was so nice to NOT feel deprived by NOT ordering a cheeseburger and cheese curds along with a diet pepsi (still NO pop since March)....that is what I used to order when I would go out for lunch so there has been progress made:). Before my NS journey began, I would see people sitting at their table with a salad or maybe a veggie wrap and I would think "why bother going out for a little!!!!!" Well, when I left that eatery after enjoying my veggie wrap, I felt in control and satisfied and I didn't have to be rolled out the door, SUCCESS!!!!!

House Progress

I of course spent some time at our house while I was home in Spooner. Matt (our builder) has been very busy. Him and his crew have the front and back decks built, the windows are set in place and most of the siding is on....WOW, I was totally amazed at how it is starting to look like a real house.

I am going to LOVE the decks!!!!

A good start on the siding.

I came back the next day and the whole back was it!!!! The siding color is Arbor Blend (kinda greenish, but a different kind of green) and the window trim color is Cashmere. The house dressed in it's siding looks very calm and blends in so well at the house site.

This is a pic of part of the kitchen and also the door way going into the laundry room

Our fire place has a good start

A view of what will be our kitchen

Kara and Alyssa

My girls sitting on the front porch of our new house

A trip to Cumberland

On Thursday, Alyssa and I made a trip to Cumberland to see my sister who is up for her annual family vacation. Every 4th of July, her and her husband and his family rent a house for that week and spend a fun filled week together. Alyssa and I had so much fun shopping with her and enjoying a skinny latte. We stopped at a cute little boutique called "Mainstream Boutique" on main street and I found a pair of killer jeans. They were $98 dollars but were 30% off which brought them down to $70 something. My sister, Alyssa and myself talked me into buying them in honor of my weight loss progress but I didn't know if my husband would be very happy about it because of the price. This morning I modeled the jeans for him and then told him the cost (of course told him about how much I saved) and to my surprise he said...."keep em comin".....he loved them!!!! So I got the green light from the boss watch out sweetie, I hope you meant it:)

Me and my sister Sheilda, we are only a year and 12 days apart. My mom used to dress us up as twins when we were little, (as you can tell, we don't look alike, she looks like our Dad and I look like our Mom) I don't remember life without her...."SISTERS FOREVER" what we always used to sign our notes to each other with when we were younger and we still do that today only in emails. She is stuck with me forever whether she likes it or not:)

Here we are in front of a "Summer Hotties" sign that was in front of the coffee shop we went to....a lady walking by was so kind to take our picture together....couple of hot chics out and about in the big town of Cumberland:)

Me and my daughter Alyssa, what a FUN girl...NEVER a dull moment with her I swear!!!

And last but not least, a picture of my daughter Kara's garden, she just got done tilling it up so I took a picture of her hard work. I am so proud Kara, she is doing such a wonderful job gardening, can't wait til things start producing...fresh veggies, MMMMMM!!!!

What a peaceful little piece of Heaven....I LOVE being home and can't wait to be there someday full-time!!! Have a safe and fun weekend everyone....Blessings, Rhonda


Farm Field Primitives said...

The house is looking the decks also. Sounds like you had lots of fun with your friends. Aren't days like that great?? Have a wonderful holiday.

Rhonda said...

Thank you Melissa, I did have the best time last week at home!! I will have to say that I was a bit shocked when the house siding was going on....I was hoping we had made the right color choice. The next day when I came back and it the back was totally finished, I was much happier with it. I got the thumbs up from my girls which as we all know, our kids tell us the truth so that was nice also.

Brent and I are going home on Thursday for the Rodeo, I am so excited for him to see our house progress in person. Blessings to you and your family...have a wonderful 4th.

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love your new is going to be FAB-U-LOUS!! I can't wait to see it all finished..congrats also on staying even on your weight and making great food choices..when my mom cut out soda when I was a teen..she lost the weight she wanted kudos on that too..:) have a wonderful weekend..Thanks for sharing all the photos.:)

Rhonda said...

Thank you Gina for your encouragement on my weight loss journey, I appreciate it so much. This journey has been amazing but challenging at times. I also appreciate your encouragement on our house progress....we are so excited to live in it someday soon, maybe this Spring we are hoping!!!!!!!!!!!! Blessings, Rhonda

upnorth said...

I'm so sorry I didn't see while you were home! Dog gone it!!! Maybe next time! Hub and I went to the Barron Famers market on Thursday, what a fun time with "mister social"!!!NOT! Oh well, we had some fun! Earl

Rhonda said...

Hi Earl, Brent and I are coming to Spooner on Thursday for the Rodeo, hope to see you then. I LOVE farmers markets too, there is a pretty nice one here in Rapids that I have went to a few times, you can't beat fresh produce that's for sure. Kara has planted a huge garden and I am looking forward to her harvest, she is sharing with me...what a great daughter I have:) Blessings, Rhonda

colonialhomestead said...

So wonderful your sister you & your daughter had such a great time together. Your home is going to be just amazing. The views you will have to enjoy with the family from the decks will be amazing to.

Rhonda said...

Hi Lara, I was blessed to be able to spend some precious time with my sister and daughter, I miss them both so much. And I can't wait to be able to start my day off listening to the birds sing while I enjoy a cup of coffee sitting on the deck outside my bedroom window, God is soooo good and I thank him for this blessings of having a home.....God Bless you.....Rhonda