Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Weight Watchers has a funny way of motivating people. For those who aren’t familiar with the system, they give you a certain amount of points each day and week, depending on your current weight, age, etc. Every food that you eat has a point value. Because I weighed in the 180s I was allotted 32 points per day. Now that I dropped below 180 (currently I am 179.5) I am allotted only 31 points per day. I guess that’s how you lose weight!

Here are this week’s numbers:

Weight Loss –

Cecilia – This Week: 1 pound Total: 13.5 pounds

Ryan – This Week: .5 pounds Total: 18.5 pounds

Morning & Evening Prayer and Scripture Study –

Morning Prayer – 5 out of 7

Evening prayer and S.S. – 6 out of 7

It is difficult for us to remember on the weekends. We wake up at different times and it just slips our minds.

Tennis –

35 consecutive hits

For those of you who know anything about tennis, you probably look at this number and think “wow, they are really bad.” Well, I just want to let you know that you are right. We have decided not to even play by the rules until we can at least hit it over the net without difficulty. Do you think if we play every week we will eventually be good?

Exercise –

Cecilia – Again she reached her goal of doing the entire body attack 3 times this week (see her blog post for more details).

Ryan – Ran 23 miles this week. Ran 3.0 miles in 19:58.

I found out (thanks to usatf.com) that my previous route was only 2.9 miles. Therefore, I went to the track to see if I could actually run 3.0 miles in less than 20 minutes. I succeeded…barely.

Stay-at-home-mom –

Cecilia – She made a new goal of writing 30 minutes every day to keep up this talent. She has done it 2 out of 4 days thus far.

Ryan – I usually play with Bella when I get home because I haven’t seen her all day and to give my wife a break. This might become more difficult once school starts.

Missionary Work –

We went with the missionaries twice this week. Both times we were going to visit Carlos and both times he was not there. The first time we ended up visiting Janice, whose husband is a member. She goes to church every week but is afraid to be baptized because of family reasons. She is from the Philippines. The second time we ended up visiting Jimmy Dean. He is an older black man who has started to change his life around since meeting the missionaries.

TV/Reading –

Because of the Olympics there has not been any reading over the past 2 weeks. Michael Phelps’ races were spectacular! I have also enjoyed the two games that I watched of the Redeem Team!

Hymns –

Last week for F.H.E. Cecilia taught the lesson about hymns. She challenged us to listen to more hymns throughout the day. We have been doing so. Instead of turning on the radio on my way home from work I have been listening to the MoTab. It has made a big difference throughout my day and in our home.


Mark Harvey said...

Love you guys. Thanks for the info.! Ryan looks good on the front page but Bella looks better playing basketball.

Dad Harvey