Saturday, October 8, 2011

3 years

On Tuesday, October 4th Daniel and I celebrated 3 years of marriage.  It has truly been a blessing being married to such a thoughtful and caring man.  Not every day is a walk in the park, but that is the beauty of a marriage.  Some days are challenging, but most are rewarding.  I can't imagine spending the rest of my life with anyone else.  I love you, Daniel Henry Todd.

October 4, 2008

October 1, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

no pictures, please

Back in August, I shared my determination for shedding some weight.  I am happy to inform you that my first goal (of minus 7 pounds) has become a reality.  HELLO, WEDDING WEIGHT!  Yes, that's right.  I am at a weight I haven't been at since March 2009 (post-wedding).  Yay, me!

Now for the ultimate goal:  minus 10 more pounds to be back at my senior in high school weight.  I still think I am crazy to want to be that small again, but if I am losing, then I better shoot high. 

Furthermore, I wish that I had taken pictures before this process.  Not like I would have posted for the world to see, but just for my satisfaction.  If I know myself like I think that I do, then I wouldn't have been as motivated as I have been with those pics.  The secret is no pictures, please.

As my weight loss journey continues, I will keep you informed....

Thanks for all of the support!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge

Well, he did it.  And I couldn't be more proud of him.  Daniel set a goal and followed through with it.  More surprising than accomplishing his first goal, he is actually setting another goal and working hard towards it.

A couple of months ago, Daniel told me that he wanted to compete in a 5k race.  I thought he was joking, because he comes up with ideas all the time and they fade within a week.  He was determined to prove me wrong.  Boy, did he.

The morning of Saturday, September 24th was a chilly one especially waking up at the buttcrack of dawn.  He got ready with great excitement while I tried to put on eyeliner half awake.  I am sad to say that this race was the first time I had made it into Oak Mountain State Park (that I can remember).  It was a beautiful setting for Daniel's first race.  So many people are awake and dressed before 8AM on Saturdays as the park was pretty packed.  Shocking to me that people get up so early on the weekends. 

People from all walks of life, young and old, black and white, male and female, assembled for this great race.  Proudly my husband stood as one of them.  He might not have finished first, but he sure didn't finish last.  He finished in the middle and I am so proud.  He was able to follow through with one of his goals.  He is currently working on his next upcoming 5k in December.  I have started the running process as well, but I have no plans of competing.

Enjoy the moments captured that morning....

Daniel's serious race face

I was so proud of him!

Jane came out to support as well!  Thanks, Jane!

Daniel and his best friend, Scott.
Both did amazing in the race.

All of the runners and walkers for The Great Prostate Cancer Challenge

Starting the race...

finishing strong at 32:56 minutes