I had a fantastic day today. My parents were kind enough to let me use their house for the afternoon since I wanted to have a party and my little studio apartment really limits what I can do. I hosted a BBQ and pool party with my friends in “that house I grew up in” and we had a fantastic time! We all went to go see fireworks at the beach at the end of the night.

Sunset Beach

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Josh and I had my parents, grandparents, and grammy over this evening to see our apartment since only my parents had seen it before. We watched our wedding video on our big projector screen, too. Yes, we finally got our wedding video. It only took a year to get it. Part of that was my fault because I couldn’t decide what songs I wanted in it. I finally decided and then it took however long it took to get done.

We made BLTs for dinner and had some fruit and cake for dessert. My grammy brought us some homemade cupcakes. I indulged myself in one of those but I was so good all day that I actually could fit it in to my day.

grammy's cupcakes

In fact, I’ve been doing TOO well on my new diet the past two days. I am shooting for eating about 1200-1350 calories per day because any less than that is not healthy either. Yesterday I only ate 840 calories and today, even with the cupcake and the BLT, I ate 700 calories. It has actually made me quite frustrated. It seems I’m either eating 4000 calories in a day or I can’t eat enough for the day. I’m going to keep at it, though. I’m sure that as I go along I will learn to keep better track and be right around the goal.

Today, I decided that I am going to finally do something about my weight. I’m going to come right out and say it – I have gained 70 pounds over the past few years after I stopped playing softball after college and it’s time to take it back off and feel healthy again. The halfway mark will be losing 35 pounds and that is how much I weighed when I met Josh in 2006. I’ll be pretty happy when I even get halfway.

I joined myfitnesspal.com to help me stay organized and track my progress. Anna was the one who I found the site from because I saw her using it on Facebook. I’m so glad I did. I’ve only been using it for a day and I can already see that it will an integral tool in my success.

Wish me luck!

Also, here are a few more photos of Josh’s fishing trip yesterday from my father’s point and shoot camera. Enjoy!

Fishing Trip

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