Archive for July, 2011

oh yes!

Thursday July 28, 2011

Back on track.

Slow carb works for me.

127.7 and feeling great.

I’m kicking sugar’s ass.

And doing sit-ups during commercials.

oh crap

Friday July 22, 2011

Maybe I spoke too soon?
Maybe I jumped the gun?

Or maybe it’s just life — with its ups and downs and inconsistencies.

Been indulging in some summer delicacies — and hosting backyard BBQ’s that turn into inside BBQ’s — making glasses of sugary minty rummy mojitos and a pans of oh so very dreamy rhubarb dream with real whipped cream — and throwing in a few random nights of our favorite local Eden Pizza.

Oh the bread. And cheese. And sugar. That all taste sooo good.

Well, I’m back to 130.
But it’s okay.
I’ll bounce back to the place I want to be.

Does this mean I’m still addicted to sugar?
It might.

But it’s sooooo goooood.

judy is four

Tuesday July 12, 2011

Judy’s fourth birthday was last Thursday (7/7/11) and with all the excitement of the house tour — I didn’t get a proper post up for her!

She definitely got lots of love and praise in the house tour comments, which just made the experience even more fun!

Here are a few of my favorite comments:

“First, I have an overwhelming need to hug and pet Judy..what an adorable dog! Second..your home is like my dream home. LOVE the wood archway and fireplace and all the little details. So nice and airy and comfortable. Great job!”

“That is a SERIOUSLY adorable dog. I would be totally fine with her being in every picture.”

“I just love that dog! What a great home. My home is nowhere near that neat and clean and I don’t think it every will be. I love the laid back and relaxed atmosphere, created by the simplicity and the colors and cleanliness. And I just love that dog!”


Life just wouldn’t be the same without Judy. She and Jake are definitely my best friends, and I feel so lucky to spend all my days with both of them!

slow carb summer update

Monday July 11, 2011

If you’ve been following along – you know that I’ve changed how I eat, and it’s changed how I feel, and most importantly it’s changed how I think.

Starting weight: 139.9
13 weeks later: 125.9

Holy crap, that’s 14 pounds!

We’ve pretty much stuck to our plan for meals during the week, but have had the occasional weekly Eden pizza. It’s okay though, because Eden pizza is amazing and we’ve changed so much about our eating habits that one pizza isn’t going to make us fall off the deep end. I did have a week where I just didn’t stick to the plan (Jake was gone for three days, it was our Anniversary, and I was just tired) — and I ate cupcakes and spaghetti meat pie and it was amazing. Currently, our raspberries are here and we are definitely enjoying them during the week and not holding back. But for the most part we are sticking to proteins, legumes, and vegetables for every meal.

I’ve bumped up my physical activity a bit, I think when you feel better you instinctively want to KEEP feeling better (simple but incredible concept). It doesn’t feel so painful anymore to do exercise :)

Intentional physical activity — now, please don’t judge – I am not trail running or mountain biking or doing any heavy lifting here, but what I am doing seems to be working and I’m going to keep going.

1. Walks around the neighborhood with Judy, 20-60 minutes depending on the heat.

2. Gardening in the backyard.

3. Biceps, triceps, and shoulder arm exercises, 3 lb weights/20 reps during Bravo TV commercials.

4. Leg squats, 40 reps during Bravo TV commercials, 1-3 daily or every other day.

5. When I remember, 50 sit-ups (who am I kidding, I’ve done them twice).

That’s it.

And BAM I feel better.

In other news – the Apartment Therapy house tour seems to be a success! And Ingman Photography is going great! Jake is super busy with all his clients. Judy is still hilarious. We are all a bit tired and reasonably stressing with the amount of work going on this summer — but nothing is out of reach and things feel much more balanced.

Yeah for us!

Soooooo – how do YOU feel?!

apartment therapy

Thursday July 7, 2011

Currently, sitting at my desk, Jake is behind me at his Big Red Desk, and of course, Judy is in the backyard.

And I am literally freaking out!!

Our little house is featured as a House Tour on Apartment Therapy today! I can hardly believe it!

This is soooo exciting!

Make sure to click on Enter House Tour to see all the photos.