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Thursday, June 23, 2011

I confess: I'm still addicted...

... to the scale.

I used to be really bad, back in Hawaii I'd weigh myself 3 or 4 times a day. And of course I was only doing it to torture myself.

So when we moved here and I unpacked the scale I put it straight into the attic, out of sight out of mind. And while I had some urges every now & then in the beginning I soon got over it and it didn't even cross my mind.

Till last week when I had to get it out so I could have a starting weight with my new workout routine. I was pleasantly surprised to see that since I last weighed myself at my parent's house in March I had lost 15 pounds. After I copied down my weight I knew I should put the scale back in the attic but figured I could handle it being out...

Boy was I wrong. I've been so tempted to step on the scale these past few days, walking around it thinking 'oh it couldn't hurt if I did it just this once' and then backing away when I knew that wasn't true.

So today I did what needed to be done and put the scale back in the attic. I won't get it back out but for my monthly weigh ins, and then it'll go right back upstairs.

I thought I was all better but I was wrong, I'm still addicted to the scale.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

First trip to DC

Charlie and I had a blast yesterday. We rented bicycles and rode all around seeing the sights. I have no idea how much we covered but I do know we probably wouldn't have seen as much if we would have been walking. Most of the pictures I posted to facebook but wanted to show some other pictures here.

In front of the Washington Monument, which really is the center of everything.

Looking toward the east of the monument you get the Capital Building

Toward the north is the White House

Look to the west you see the Lincoln Memorial (no picture of the south cause trees were in the way but that way is the Jefferson Memorial, didn't go there yet)

At the Lincoln Memorial

At the White House

At the Capital Building

We spent most of the day browsing the American History museum and riding around, since we live here now we can take our time with each place.

Wonderful day!