family visit!

* me, my dad, and my sister kathy *
My sister Kathy, her husband and one of my nephews were here for an entire week and it was really grand. Pictured above is me and my dad and my sister, as Kathy was getting ready for Steven & I to take her & her family to the airport last Friday. More photos here. I hope you all had a good week last week and visited with your family too, if possible. My oldest son Decklin and his girlfriend Tina are coming to visit in just 2 weeks!!

It is hard to tell from the photo, but I have lost 11 pounds since the middle of February. Above, I think I still look plump! Oh well. I am doing it, it is working, and the extra weight is coming off slow but sure. After talking with my doctor and telling her what I would usually eat (far too many calories!) I started watching my calorie intake with a goal of about 1200/day. I am not writing everything down like I was in the beginning, but I am eating a lot less than I was and I am still eating very well. I feel so much better and will keep at this until I lose 10-20 more pounds! My cholesterol levels are already tremendously better, phew! I am exercising more consistently and I feel much stronger. My sister was even surprised at the amount of classes my mom and I attend!

I will be back soon with some ATCs I made for one of Frieda's swaps!

Today's florida sky . . . .

be well, xo lenna