Friday, August 29, 2008


Well, our computer crashed sometime between Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon. I have lost everything. All of our photos are gone too. I'm pretty sure we're finally going to get the Geek Squad to come look at it and see if they can figure out what is going on with this thing. I did a restore on it, and we at least have the internet again. For some unknown reason, this computer refuses to allow us to log on to the internet with internet explorer. A while back I had downloaded Mozilla Firefox so that we could log on. Again, after this restore, still Internet Explorer want work. I again downloaded Firefox. This computer has not been right since about a year and 1/2 ago when I installed Windows Vista. (which was a huge joke) It crashed then too and I lost everything. Somewhere in storage are the back up dics I used then. Hopefully soon this thing will be functioning the way it's supposed to. I just hate the fact that I lost all my photos of the grand kids and from when my Son was here.

Oh well, It is what it is.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Alright's new photos....

February 17, 2008
200 lbs.
Size 16

August 18, 2008
155 lbs
size 8

February 17, 2008
200 lbs
size 16

August 18, 2008
155 lbs.
size 8

Not to shabby huh??!!! I'm proud of this effort and accomplishment. I wish the photos showed the difference better.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Awesome news!!!

I have been at 155 pounds for a few days now....(down 45pounds). Bob and I went shopping to kohl's to get me some pants that fit. My size 10's were getting baggy enough to slip off without undoing. I'm happy to report that I am now comfortably into a size 8!!! I'm so excited. I haven't been in this size since 1992.

Bob and I have now added a morning jog through the neighborhood in the early morning (about 6am) and trust me, the roads here are better than any incline on a treadmill at the gym. The route we go on is only 1.1 miles but the hills are what gets me. I'm still getting used to jogging on the pavement compared to the treadmill. My knees have been letting me know they don't care for it. It's a great wake me up and I can feel myself getting stronger. Ive also added one of the new cycle machines they have at the gym. I set it for 20 minutes and keep the level between 8 and 9 (not sure what the equals to) and manage a good sweat and can pedal 5 miles with my heart rate at about 139. I feel terrific when I'm done. I have also added sit ups on an incline bench with 8 pound dumbells and twist on the way up. I am up to 130 sit ups (in sets of 20). I feel so healthy these days.

I hate boring anyone with this, but I'm just so excited that I have to share it.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"KillinTime" ..that's what I was doing

Every year in August, a bunch of us from work hire a charter boat and go fishing on the Chesapeake Bay. We leave from Breezy Point Marina. The name of the boat we use is called Killin Time. There were 10 of us this year. Last year we only had 7 so it cost us each a little bit more money. It's well worth the price when you get out there on days like yesterday. The weather was perfect for being on the Bay. I didn't get very many photos, but here are some of the ones I did take.................

We really did catch some great fish...I just didn't get any photos with my digital camera. I do have some on my cell phone though. As soon as I figure out how to get them on here, I'll post those too. We each were allowed 2 rockfish that were longer than 18 inches. Bob and I will be grilling some of them today. We also caught some bluefish and spot.

Looking forward to next year already!