Friday, May 15, 2009

Great news, Good news...

First the GREAT news! I am an Aunt again. The Niece calls me "Aunt Kiki" so I am pretty sure that her baby sister will also be calling me Aunt Kiki... the thing is, I don't know what to call her baby sister since "The Niece" is already taken. (I DO have another niece on The Husband's side of the family (she's a young teen) and I've often thought she needs her own bloggy name too...hmmmm, I'm in a quandry.) I'll have to think about it and while I do that... here's a couple pictures of the little sweetie for you all to see. I will be meeting her in person on Sunday or Tuesday so there will be more pictures at that time.

The Sister says she can see our mom's face in her new daughter's and I can definitely understand why. I had an interesting thing happen to me regarding this new little bundle of joy too. Bear with me, this might not make a lot of sense. I think I once mentioned that I have a fascination of sorts with the number 1,047. I don't know why. My brownie troop back in the day was Troop 1047 and I always look at the clock at that time too. Since my mom has passed, every time I look at the clock and it's 10:47, it makes me think of her. When I'm running and I look down at the treadmill, it's often 10:47 and I think of my mom urging me to keep going, work harder. Well, The BIL sent these pictures to me last night at... you guessed it... 10:47! I'm not a religious person but I do feel spiritual when I think of my mom and I couldn't help but find some significance in this. I know, it's probably crazy but it makes me feel closer to her.

So after my craziness... the GOOD news!

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I lost another 2 pounds this week! I wasn't sure I would lose that much but I'm thrilled that I did and it brings my grand total to 41.2 pounds! YAHOO! I've certainly been working hard but it's all paying off. Eating healthy is not difficult at all and the working out is amazing. I can't get over the things that my body can do.

I've never liked to run, frankly, I still don't really like it but I'm doing it. I'm. Doing. It. I'm running. 3.1 miles on the treadmill without stopping . AT. ALL! Those of you who are runners may or may not appreciate how big of an accomplishment this is for me. I've been every weight, in high school, I was thin and healthy and did a lot of dance and physical activity like that but I have never been athletic. I could never run and now, at almost 40 (ouch.) I can do it. I am also getting really excited for the mini-triathlon that I'll be doing soon. "Training" for that will begin on Monday.

Tomorrow is my first 5K ever. I'm getting a little nervous (and excited) but hoping that I can complete it in under 40 minutes. I managed 35:35 on the treadmill on Wednesday and was absolutely amazed at that but I've never really run without the treadmill and I'm sure it's a bit more difficult without. I've asked a lot of people and have come to the conclusion that today can be a normal work out day as long as I don't push myself too hard. I'll just be doing my beloved AMT machine and a nice gentle walk on the treadmill along with my weights. Nothing stressful.

So, tomorrow's the big day... I'll let you know how it goes! Have a great Friday everyone!


Darlene said...

Your new niece is just beautiful and I bet big sister is thrilled!

CONGRATULATIONS on two more pounds!!! My parents came into town last night (because of Lexi's dance recital this weekend) and my Dad has lost 45 pounds! He is doing GREAT! His goal is 50 pounds. He has done it with the MediFast diet.

shannon said...

Aww! What a sweet baby! Chloe is 8 weeks and still not that big!!

Congrats on losing more too, that is great.

Chrissy Cuz said...

Caren the new baby does look like your mom, I totally see it.
Congrats on the weight loss. :o)