Sunday, December 9, 2007
Here is Josh, this is the day that we went out to visit GVSU. I have to say that it is by far the nicest college that I have visited. Josh fell in love with it. He really wants to go there. Amazingly it was the cheapest college we have looked at also. So unless he gets an amazing scholarship offer this is the school that he will go to.
The day there was great. I did finally get to meet Kelly. Kelly, it was a pleasure! The picture of Josh is taken at the restarant that Kelly, Josh and I went out to eat at. The food was great! Josh had this club sandwich that was HUGE. He couldn't even finish it, which shows how big it was cuz Josh can eat ALOT of food! I can't wait to go back and visit more of Grand Rapids. Josh has a race there sometime in February that we will be going up there for also. I am hoping to be able to stay the night there so we can check out the city a little bit while we are there. But that will all depend on what day the race is. Keep your fingers crossed that it is a Friday! Or at least a day that he has off of school the next day.
Mark and I have been doing tons of Christmas shopping. We are almost done, I am happy to say. Usually we are running around the last week trying to find everything. This year we are trying to get it done so we can avoid all that stress involved with doing it at the last minute. Five of the six kids are done and the other one is more than half way done. We have bought for all but one of our friends. We still have to get his mom and dad and something for his nephews. We should be able to finish that up today.
My last entry was a wonderful rant on how disgusted I am with the weight I have gained. I really am upset with myself for allowing myself to get this heavy. I sat down the next day and wrote up myself an action plan. That plan involved a running schedule (my last marathon was in April of 06 and I have not run since then, shame on me) it also involved finding and joining a gym again. The other item on the action plan was working out an eating program. I called around to a few gyms and found one right by where I work, it is actually owned by UofM and I joined it. It is only 20 a month for employess or students of the university. Can't beat that. I also found that the hospital has a weight loss program. The new session starts in January and I have joined that as well. I am really looking forward to that starting. I am going to start going to the gym before that starts though. I know that I am terribly out of shape and need to get myself under control. I am going to be posting some pictures of myself from 5 years ago, and from now, in my next entry. You will see why I am so disgusted with myself. But then I am going to take pictures monthly after I start to see my progress so I won't get discouraged! (hopefully!!) I am hoping that by May I will be able to compete in another marathon. I just have to decide which one I am going to run. I am going to be researching that too! So wish me luck!
I need to go fold another load of clothes. Mark should be home soon and we will need to get out and get shopping! Have a great day.