Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tennis, BBQ, Easter and Weight Loss

WOW!  I thought I would be better at updating; here goes:

1.  Our Tennis BBQ was a HUGE success.  Thanks to everyone who attended and to my parents and brother for grilling over 200 hot dogs!  The atmosphere was strong and the girls took home a 5-3 win over Forest Grove (Something they have been wanting to do for a few years now).  Glad to see this team doing so well this year. 
     On Friday, they took another victory over McMinnville, putting them tied for 3rd in the league and there are still 2 matches left.  I am very proud of the turn around Matt's coaching style has provided for this team.  He puts almost all his time and energy into this team and it's great to watch the payoff!  Now, if we can just keep the sport around despite budget cuts, we will really get to see what can happen!

2.  This year for Easter we managed to see both sides of the family; brunch with my parents and Jer at the Crowne Plaza and dinner in Dallas with Matt's brother, sister and dad.  We had some great food.  It was great to be reminded of God's promise once again. 

3.  I have managed to crest the weight loss plateau and it feels so good!  I am down another 2 pounds (246).  Although the scale isn't moving as quickly, I can see and feel changes in how my clothes fit and how I look.  It is exciting to have my boobs stick out more than my stomach again and to watch my arms tone up.  I have also discovered that I can run a half of mile consistently without stopping and without dieing.  Now, to build up to a mile...It's the little things, you know!  =)

    So, I was able to keep this shorter than I thought; I am doing better and learning to become concise!

Enjoy your 'sunny' day;

Aly =)

Monday, April 18, 2011



 *Community Day BBQ
*Thursday April 21st
*Match and BBQ begins at 4:00 PM
*Tigard High School Tennis Courts

All Supporters of the Tigard Girls Tennis Team Invited
Come show your support for the Tigard Girls Tennis Team as they battle the Forest Grove Vikings!  This was a tough battle when we faced them earlier in the season and is bound to be another great match up. Enjoy a hot dog BBQ and some great high school tennis.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Weight Loss

HELP!!  I need some motivation; I can feel myself slipping.  I started a year ago at 278lbs then by March I was at 246lbs; over 30 pounds down...YEAH!!!  The scale says things are going the other way though, back up to 249lbs (I know, only 3 pounds, but I don't feel good with it).  I don't want to crest 250 again.  I plateued about 2 weeks ago and I just can't seem to break it.  My ultimate goal is 200 or lower, but I am wanting to be at about 235 by the end of the school year and I know that can't happen if I don't find a way to break this current trend.  Any motivational tips from those of you out there who have gone through this or are currently going through this?