Monday, December 15, 2008

Thanksgiving Trip

I know I am behind in getting this posted, but I wanted to share our trip to VA over Thanksgiving. My parents and my family, had decided even though it was Thanksgiving we wanted to get away for a long weekend. It was hunting season and we knew the boys would want to hunt. My dad has a good friend who owns a cabin in Tazwell, VA and said we could go up any time and stay and they could hunt on his 40 acres. On Thanksgiving morning we set out to go to Tazwell, VA. It is about a two hour drive from our home and then a 45 min drive up this mountain that the cabin is on. There is no electricity, this house is all done with solar energy and has a gas generator for back up. The fire place is the source of heat, with a gas log stove in the basement. It was amazing to see the solar energy at work. I loved it!
The boys hunted, however did not kill anything. We enjoyed our time there, and look forward to go back in 2009.
In this picture you can see the solar panels on the roof. Once the energy goes into the panels and then it is stored. Below you can see the picture of how it is stored.

This trip was worth it just to see how this worked, and to see this view. It's amazing to see what a view God has created.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Weigh in #4

Last nights weigh in was wonderful! I lost 2.4lbs, so a total weight loss of 6.2lbs. I received my 5lbs star this week. I am now down to 196. My goal is to be down 10 lbs by Christmas. Only 3.8lbs to go, I know I can do it. Short term goals is really what I need to stick to.

My best bud Jen made her short term goal of being below 200lbs, she did it. I am so proud of you!

This weight will come off us both, in time. Thanks Jen for going with me, it does make a difference.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Weigh in #3

I am on my 4th weigh in tonight, we had weigh in #3 last week. I gained... 2oz... I mean come on! Total weight loss of 3.8lbs.

I am excited about tonight, I am sure I have lost. Time will tell... be back later to let you know. ;)

(We would be on weigh in week #5, except that they did not have a meeting week before last due to Thanksgiving.)

Getting caught up

It's been a while since I wrote. I have been so busy lately starting Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving was spent with my husband, kids and my parents. We made a wonderful trip to Virginia. A hunting trip for the boys you can say. I will post more on that later. We staid in a cabin that is total dependent on solar electricity with a back up generator.
I have been under the weather, I am feeling much better though. I hope to get caught up on all I have to say. :)