Sunday, November 1, 2009

our extended hiatus

Hello all- if anyone is still watching.

Let me see if I can "fast forward" for everyone. I'm not the video person, Matt is, which can present a problem for a video blog when Matt gets crazy busy.

Matt's done so much over the last month including getting stressed out enough to have a relapse of shingles. He's taken some time to focus on something a little bit different right now. This helped me to think about things in a different perspective.

Since we have not been video-ing anything I've started to get really discouraged, and really slack. But to help steer me back on course, I will admit to you that my current weight has risen a lot more than I am happy about... Keep in mind this is after a crazy Halloween cheat weekend. I'm now BACK up to 177. I could not be more frustrated.

Matt and I decided to sit down and try to figure life out once again. It's a tricky thing- life. I came to a realization. Matt and I were not only trying to focus on everything ever, but we weren't putting the Lord first like we REALLY wanted and needed to.

When Matt and I were trying to lose weight the first time around, we also had developed a daily habit of praying together, every morning and night. Our life has changed SO much over the last year. This is NOT an excuse to not pray together, however, our habit was no longer well established.

I realized that as we strive to reestablish this habit along with daily scripture study together that we will have the strength to fight off temptation. That's right, junk food/ eating out temptations. I realized that Satan was going to do anything within his power to tear me apart. And he knows that I do not like being fat, and that it depresses me and upsets me and I really get down on myself about it. I also know that my Heavenly Father knows this, and that he will give me the strength to resist the temptations of Satan-- even if it is just a candy bar. I know it sounds silly, but I'm actually really curious to see how well our plan works out as we strive to be closer to our Savior. I'm sure there will be a change, I'm just kinda wondering how noticeable.

SO there ya go folks. I'm WAY excited about the month of November, not only because I've got about half my Christmas shopping done, but because it's going to be a GREAT month, with a FRESH start. I hope you'll join us!

ps- I hope to have a video blog up sometime soon. Please stay tuned!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Tipping The Scale - Episode 4

Hey everyone! Sorry so much for the delay. This blog has proven to be more work than either of us expected. We are just barely able to get our weekly episodes done when we have normal uneventful weeks, and the past month has been anything but uneventful.

We aren't giving up though! I promise to continue doing as many updates as possible. To be honest, there hasn't been much to report anyway. The week I got home it stormed every day, and the following week I didn't get home until about midnight or later every day. So not only did we not have time to shoot/edit a new episode, we didn't even have time to work out.

But without taking any more of your precious time, here's Episode 4. I hope you enjoy it!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tipping the Scale - Teaser 09/07/09

Hey everyone, Happy Labor Day! Since we don't have an actual updated post, we wanted to give you a little something to tie you over until next week. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Tipping The Scale - Episode 03

Welcome back! I'm glad I could finally get a post up on/before when I said it would be up. I think Episode 3 is the best installment yet. Just a reminder, we will have another 2 week break between this post and the next, as I am leaving town again. Hopefully Episode 4 will be worth the wait though. Stay tuned for all the fun and excitement!!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tipping The Scale - Episode 02

Hey everyone! Sorry again, about the late post. We're still having technical issues in post production and our time was limited this weekend. We're really working hard though to come up with ideas for future episodes that are a lot more fun and interesting. Hope you guys enjoy, and don't forget to leave your comments!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tipping The Scale - Episode 01

Hey everybody! Welcome to our new blog! Our first episode is in 3 parts, so please bear with us as we get them uploaded and embedded here. Apparently YouTube isn't friendly with such large video files, and it takes quite awhile to process. Also, Matt wanted to apologize for both the tardiness of our first post and the quality if the editing. As much fun as we think this will be, work still has to come first so he didn't have the time he hoped for, to do everything the "proffesional way" as he puts it. Alas, it will get better as time goes and we get more into the swing of things. Also, this first episode is quite a bit longer than we had anticipated, so in the future we will try to keep with a 5-8 minute episode.

All that said... I hope you enjoy!!!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3