Thursday, June 24, 2010

As Promised

Yesterday, we attended a Naval Retirement Ceremony,

for one of the ACINT riders at ONI.

I heard words like "GOLLY" and "GEE WHIZ" come out of

a man's mouth who swore like



His words of his family's encouragement brought tears to my eyes.

Frankly... there wasn't a dry eye in the house.

Also attending were many Admirals and Commanders, bearing

gifts of farewell.

Members of the Royal British and Royal Australian Navies were there

to HONOR this man who had dedicated his life

to serve our GREAT NATION,

and who had helped improve their countries Naval Fleets.

There is a saying that goes like this...

"Behind Every Great Man, Stands A Great Woman".

I am PROUD to be a NAVY WIFE!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I will preface this with saying I am not a fitness expert and will claim to know very little about the good, the bad, and the ugly when it comes to living healthy.

With that being said..... let's get to it.

You aren't seeing the scale move. Everyday it becomes your obsession. You know in your heart of hearts that you are giving it your all. AND.... YET.... you don't see those numbers fall.

Let me tell you that it's basic physiology. Muscle weighs more than FAT. There is NOTHING you can do about it. So STOP looking at the scale. Put it away for the month, and enjoy how your body is changing and your clothes are starting to fit differently on you.

Then, AND I MEAN ONLY THEN, in a MONTH........... pull that scale back out and see where you are at. The "optimal" weight loss for a month is 2 lbs a week. If you are looking for something more than that... STOP what you are doing and refer back to line 6. It's no joke, folks.


Yesterday, I bought my first size 12 dress. It's been over 9 years since I have been able to fit into a size 12 ANYTHING.                              


I will post photos tomorrow. So until then......