Sunday, May 2, 2010

Ten Pounds, Cupcakes, and Puppies... Oh My!

First and fore most, losing weight update! So far I have lost ten pounds. I am very proud of this and really hope I can keep it going. Mostly it has been through diet control, but recently I have started working out A LOT more. I started doing the couch to 5k program. It is a nine week training program to go from not running at all to running a 5k (3 miles). I just finished week 1 and lost 3 pounds in that week. I am going to repeat week 1 because I am not able to do all the running intervals yet. But that is OK, it's not like I have to finish the program in nine weeks. So I do that three times a week, and strength train three times a week, and then I walk 3 miles on the days that I don't do the 5k program. Needless to say my feet and legs are KILLING me. I actually am going to an orthopedist tomorrow to make sure I am not doing any real damage to my knees or shins.

Cupcake Update: I am doing another tasting with the bride on Tuesday,so tomorrow I am making Red Velvet, Carrot Cake and Strawberry Daiquiri cupcakes. I will post pics and recipes for all of them tomorrow.

And Finally, Puppy update!!!!! I am getting a new puppy. Some may say I am nuts (well most of my family and friends). But I am sooooo excited. She is a Great Pyrenees and ? mix. She is freaking adorable, as you can see from her picture. For those that don't know I already have two dogs, a Basset Hound (Watson) and a Great Pyr / St. Bernard mix (Wallace). Watson is getting up there in the years and starting to slow down and get some aches and pains. Wallace is only 2 and still acts like a puppy so I decided it would be good to adopt a puppy for Wallace to play with so Watson can get some peace. Also, I just love being surrounded by animals. I have been very down lately, kinda just plodding along day-by-day through my workout/diet/work routine. My husband was VERY hesitant at first about getting a third dog. But I worked my magic and he agreed. He said that this is the happiest he has seen me in weeks.

The puppy's name right now is Bessie, but we may change it to Penny. See we have a theme going with dog names. They are the side-kicks to detectives. Watson is Sherlock Holmes's side-kick and Wallace is Veronica Mars's side-kick. Penny is Inspector Gadget's side-kick. We are still debating that though. Bessie/Penny is being fostered in Indianapolis by a friend of mine that I met in a discussion group about fertility stuff. The plan is for my hubby and I to meet them half way and pick up the puppy and have lunch. Hopefully this will all go down the last week in May. I am so excited!!! I can't wait to start buying cute little pick collars for my first girl puppy!

So that is the update in my life for now.


  1. I vote for Penny! She is SO cute! Congrats!

    Also, can't wait for the recipes!

  2. She's excited to meet you! I didn't realize you can see dog hair from when I brushed Clyde in that picture haha.
    I think she's mixed with Old English Sheepdog- especially b/c
    she has scruffy hair on her muzzle and chin. There's probably something
    else mixed in there- but whatever it is it's a Pyrenees x cuteness mix

  3. I am so excited you are getting one of the puppies! She is adorable!