Monthly Archives: July 2009


Posted by Katie on July 27, 2009
Family & Friends / 1 Comment

No, Mom, not ours.  Yet.

Dave’s brother and his wife welcomed their first child this weekend, baby Damien, into their lives.

Big congratulations to the family!

Summer plateau

Posted by Katie on July 19, 2009
Weight Loss / 3 Comments

If not regaining any weight through all the summer festivities of weddings, parties, dinners out and just eating lots of good food I’ve been doing this summer counts as success on Weight Watchers, then I win!

But the trouble is that I have not actually lost any weight since the start of June, and I am still 15 lbs. away from my goal.  While I do have a brother-in-law who is a rocket scientist, his expertise is not required to figure out what the problem is.  Ever since starting Weight Watchers, I have given myself the flexibility to eat things that are above my allowed points limit for special occasions.  This summer there have been a lot of special occasions.  And with my recent travel schedule, I have gotten out of the habit of doing yoga and Nia several times a week.

So I am a bit discouraged, but the solution is clear.  Less fun.  Back on the diet wagon.

Dave has also hit a plateau in his weight loss.  The exact moment he stopped losing weight is a well known fact.  Easter.

June = busy

Posted by Katie on July 13, 2009
Family & Friends, Summer, Travel / 1 Comment


We kept ourselves out of trouble in June by working too much, traveling a lot and spending a horrible amount of money.

This picture is of our nieces Miriam and Katie playing in the sprinkler in California.  Pretty darn cute, no?

We traveled to California at the end of June for a wedding and stayed a few extra days for a mini vacation.  There was lots of visiting with family, although the whirlwind nature of the whole weekend left us feeling that we didn’t have enough of a chance to visit with anyone.  There was a baby shower.  There was a trip to the beach where I went swimming in a rip tide.  There was a really hilarious story of the hotel we stayed at also hosting a 150 member biker gang.  There was Michael Jackson music.

It was awesome.  We were exhausted.

So far July has consisted of staying at home for a major holiday and not much else.  Perfect.