From Zero to Hero

So I am attempting the impossible: Lose weight during the holiday season. I started a couple weeks ago (and meant to post something back then) and am right in the thick of it. My goal from November 25th to December 25th is to lose weight. Whether it be one pound or ten, I will consider it a success.

My main reason behind this is to change my mindset.

Like everyone else, I’d really like to shed some pounds and get in better shape. In need to start somewhere, and I figured now would be a good as time as ever.

So instead of looking to making some grand sweeping changes and new year’s resolutions that wouldn’t survive the month of January, I figured I’d give this a try. If I can lose some weight during the most calorically dense time of the year, I can lose it whenever I want.

So as it stands, at the halfway point, I’m down one pound from when I weighed myself on November 24th. At my current weight, that probably falls in the realm of measurement error, but I’ll take it.

Hopefully this will be taste of things to come.

Watch them grow

Well, it’s been years (not really, but I guess in a round about sort of way, really) in the making — I’ve finally organized our Flickr stream and I’ve put together three pages of the kids next to their stuffed animals.

For those who don’t know, Greta and I picked a different animal for each of the kids and took a monthly picture with them next to their animal. Now that they’re all older, we’ll just be doing it yearly, but here are pictures of the three kids, through the months and years:

Corinneís Bunny Shots
Masonís Monkey Shots
Ethanís Elephant Shots

Crazy!

It’s coming, promise.

I know two months ago I said that with all this free time I was going to have while on travel that I was going to be posting a bunch of updates and what-not, but that obviously hasn’t happened. For one thing, I haven’t had as much free time as I thought I would. For another, by the end of my work day, I really don’t have any motivation to do anything more than watch Food Network and Law & Order reruns. So there’s that.

But now, my time on this project is going to come to an end soon, so I need to take advantage of what time I have. I’m still working on my first project, the monthly stuffed-pet project (and subsequent organizing of Flickr). That should be done soonish!

Not sure what will happen after that. I’ve been itching to scan in old photos, but that’s a home project, so we’ll see what happens next.

Changes are afoot

As you may (or may not) know, I’m currently involved on a project at work that requires a lot of travel, most of which come during two-week stints. I’m currently in the middle of the first one, which means I have a weekend where I have just about nothing to do.

With all this free time, I figured I could spend some time working on the site. While Greta has taken over most of the family blogging, I have a few projects I’d like to work on. Those would include finally organizing our Flickr photos (I stopped working on that a while ago), a page of the kids pictures with their stuffed animals, and a few other post ideas.

Now I have to motivate myself to turn off the 4th episode (in a row!) of Law and Order and get to it.

Merry Christmas

Greta posted an electronic Christmas card to everyone here.