Monday, July 23, 2012

{Carbs and sugar}

So I normally don't talk about this.  WEIGHT, WEIGHT LOSS, LACK OF WEIGHT LOSS.   So I've been going to the gym for a year and a half and lost 30-35 lbs looking good feeling good BUT I haven't lost anything significant in a YEAR.  CRAZY I know, sometimes overwhelming and I get it.  Its food for me.

I have the routine down and my running has increased.  Remember my 5k, I've shaved off one and a half to two minutes from that time.  It's the FOOD that is killing me so today I was going to start cutting out carbs and sugar,  AFTER breakfast because I had a piece of toast although it was very healthy and only 50 calories.  Then I had lunch a sandwich with that same 50 calorie a slice and then dinner that was the kicker.  I made pasta carbonara.  That says it all...PASTA {CARB}onara.  To top it all off for Family Home Evening Rob made cookies for the treat since he had the treat.  Actually I made them because he was mowing the lawn and I had frozen cookie dough.  So I had to have two cookies.  Not a very good start, BUT on a good note, I'll try again tomorrow.

Friday, July 13, 2012

{CCFA} Take Steps for Isabella

Ok so here it is July something or other and I feel I've been running all summer long and I still have so much more to do.

BUT...through all this I am also doing the CCFA walk for a cure for Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis.  Remember Isabella was diagnosed last spring with UC and it has been a whirl wind year and a half.  She is doing good.  We just met with her GI Doctor on Monday and he said even though it could be better it could be worse too.  He tell that to us all the time.  So that is what we think.  She has flare ups every 6-8 weeks and is miserable for 4-6 weeks.  But she has great spirit and is thriving.  She is strong.

But we need your help, there is NO cure for this stinking disease.  She will have it forever unless there is a cure or they remove her colon.  We are doing a walk in her honor Sunday September 9th at the local Huntsville Botanical Garden.  We are trying to raise money and our team goal is  $1500.  It may seem like a lot but last year we came close to that goal.  Please help, any amount is appreciated and if you'd like to come walk with us, be there by 3PM.

Click on the link above and it will take you to the take steps site.  Click on DONATE NOW, put in Isabella Fratangelo and click on her name or the team name which is The B Team, then you can join our team or donate to her.  Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support.  

The top picture is the day she was diagnosed and the bottom one is from a makeover party she had a few months ago.