Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Hmmmm, I heard a rumor? It's that I am no longer posting on my blog because I'm gaining weight? LOL, just to humour "the rumor" I will post a pic my 5 yr old took of me today.

I aint ever goin' back....

Friday, December 07, 2007

Well, after only 5 days of lowering my points I'm already down 6.4 lbs. Today I'm 144.4 lbs. Too weird...guess I'll wait and see what WI has in store for me Monday.

Monday, December 03, 2007

I'm up to 151.2 lbs (TOM). I have been working on gaining weight these last few weeks since my body didn't seem to like being in the 130's. But now I'm feeling that 150 is a touch too high for me. I am going to work on getting my weight back down to 143-145ish. Gonna step up the exercise and eat a bit less for this week and next. That should do it I figure.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

144 lbs and all is good :O)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hey Guys! Just checkin' in with my weigh in from Monday. I was 140 lbs, so my weight has dropped a little bit. That's ok though, I feel good.

Life is kinda, sorta settling down for me. I should be back in the swing of things next week. I hope you are all doing well :O)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Hey Guys!

Some of you are starting to worry about me because my posts have slowed down alot. I am doing just fine weightwise, maintenance is still going well. My body seems to be resting comfortably at 143 lbs.

My personal life though is a mess. I am dealing with alot of crap right now, and it's nothing that I care to discuss on the world wide web (sorry). HOPEFULLY things will be back to normal by Wednesday. I will probably miss posting my WI on Monday because of this. I've got alot to deal with Monday and Tuesday.

Please understand that I'm not myself. If you have sent me an email and not received a response, this is why. I promise to catch up when things are back to normal. Right now I just need to focus on taking care of my kids and getting through this.

Take care everyone!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

WI Monday = 143 lbs
Down 2 lbs

Monday, October 08, 2007

Well, this week I proved that I can gain weight just as easily as I can lose it! I'm 145 lbs, so I've gained like 3.5 lbs (on purpose). I feel a bazillion times better. I think this is a good weight for me. I have so much more energy, my acne has cleared up, and no more spotting or cramping. So weird that 5 or so lbs can make such a difference to a person. Now, the tricky part is finding what I need to do to maintain my new weight. I'm also going to get back to the gym this week after taking the last couple of weeks off.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! Enjoy your yummy dinners :O)

Thursday, October 04, 2007

I've decided to try gaining a few lbs and see if it helps with my medical problems and my energy levels. I'm going to start by bringing my weight up to 145 lbs. Hopefully that's enough as I don't really want to go to 150, but if need be I will! I'm just getting way too many comments about how "skinny" I am, and my health isn't that great, so I figured why not just gain 5-10 lbs and see how I feel. If I don't like it, I'll just lose the weight again :O)

Monday, October 01, 2007

Well, I'm up 3.4 lbs. I went from 138.2 up to 141.6 lbs. Looking back at my weight chart this seems like the norm for me. Always fluctuating between 137-142 lbs. Which is fine by me...

I went for that ultrasound yesterday. What the doctor was positive was a fibroid in my uterus isn't anything at all. They found nothing. So now I have to go back to the doctor today and find out what to do next. Why would she "feel something" in my uterus, and why would I be measuring as though I'm 12 weeks pregnant when nothing is there? So strange, I will update when I know more.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Downnnn 5 lbs today, putting me at 137 lbs. I'm pretty sure it's because of stress.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Celebrating 16 weeks on Maintenance!!!! WOOHOO! I didn't realize it has been that long. I'm impressed with myself :O)

Anyways, I'm up 2 lbs for this weeks WI but I am not worried about it one bit because I know the reason why.....TOM! LOL! Hopefully I have better luck next week. I'm enjoying Sparkspeople.com and I don't miss my WW online account ONE BIT. I have still been tracking points, but just on paper until I am use to counting calories.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

I just cancelled my Weight Watchers Online account. I'm a little freaked out, but why should I pay forever? I think I've got enough of a grasp on this maintenance thing to venture off on my own now. Monday will be my 12th week of successfully maintaining my weight. I have to admit I am still a little ticked off at being denied as a Success Story. I'm also upset that I was offered the opportunity to write an article for Weight Watchers about my blog and now they just keep putting me off. I don't think they were sincere when they asked me to write the article, I think it was offered just to keep me happy. I am going to continue maintaining my weight by using www.sparkspeople.com I like the idea of counting calories, it seems far more accurate. I also like the fact that it's FREE! I will continue to track my points for the first while in my sparkspeople account just until I am confident in what I am doing.

Wish me luck!

Monday, September 03, 2007

PHEWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! I had a close call with some cake for my 5 yr old's birthday on Monday. I was worried all week because I ate 27 pts worth! Yep, that's 5 pieces! Anyways, cake had its usually effect on me, I'm down a lb. YAYYYY :O)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

WI this week = up 1 lb...no biggie :O)

I had to go to the doctor today for a physical because I've been having some troubles with spotting, cramps, sore back, messed up TOM. While doing the pelvic exam she right away said "There's something in your uterus, it feels really large". So I have to go for an ultrasound Sept 29th. She thinks it's probably a tumor (fibroid). I will update when it comes time. She suggested it could be from losing so much weight, but I haven't found anything like that online yet in my research.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Soooooooooooooooooooooooo excited about WI today. Down the 2 lbs that I had gained last week. WOOT WOOT! Must've just been water retention. So I'm 140 even bay-BEE!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Thanks to those who have suggested that I DON'T adjust my points this week (Wendy, Shirley, Runny, Misti). You guys are right. I'm just freaking out a little, and I shouldn't be. I am going to follow your advice and just go on as normal this week. Hopefully this little gain was due to TOM.

Andddd, because I always share...here's a pic from last night. This is my very good friend Synthia and I.

And a family shot. The lighting's a bit weird, I guess because it's night maybe.

Monday, August 13, 2007

GAINED another 2 lbs this week. I am SO freakin' frusterated! I dropped my points by 2 per day, AND I earned 28 AP's at my new gym this week. I just don't get it. TOM did arrive this A.M. but still :O(

So, I'm dropping 2 more pts for this week. Back down to 26 per day which is what I originally started maintenace at before having to add points to stop my body from losing. I feel sad, I really enjoyed getting 30-35 per day, plus flex and ap's. It was so much food! Oh well...

Saturday, August 11, 2007

How I love the leggings trend, and being thin enough to wear them :O)

Excuse the angle on this shot, my 4 yr old took it.

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

I'm so excited! My brother lives in Mexico and doesn't get home to visit us until his summer holidays and Christmas every year. Well he sent me a text yesterday telling me that I have to go to World's Gym before 1pm. He bought me a years membership! I AM beyond thrilled! This is something that I just couldn't afford to do on my own (family of 5 living on one wage). Since my gym pass at the Rec Center ran out mid June (which he also bought), I've been seriously slacking on the exercise. My knees just can't seem to handle too much running, and my bike keeps getting flat tires. Excuses I know, but I've also had alot of stress with what's going on with my Mom. The result of my lack of exercise was my gain of 3 lbs last week. I guess my metabolism finally slowed. Anyways, my new gym is literally one block away. I'm not kidding. It would be ridiculous to drive there! And it's HUGE, like insanely massively huge! At least 20-25 times bigger than my other gym. There is a co-ed section, a ladies only section, a room that they do classes in (that I attend for free). There's tanning beds, childcare (awesome looking room) where they will take all 3 of my kids for 5 bucks! There's a store that sells clothing, protein drinks/bars, and water. Andddddd what I'm most excited about it my FREE session with a personal trainer! Yippee!!! I went last night for an hour, and it was sooooo empty. There's hardly ever anyone in there, or maybe it just seems that way because it's so big. There's TV's everywhere, way more then needed, and I love how the entire one side of the building is garage doors, so they open them all up when it's a nice day and you feel like you're outside :O)

Here's to gettin' buff, and growing some muscles :O)

Monday, August 06, 2007

Eeeek, gained 3 lbs this week putting me at 140 lbs. That tells me...that I have to get off my ass and start exercising again. My metabolism must be slowing.

Friday, August 03, 2007

So I got my blood test results today. They were completely normal. YAY! It was a different doctor who saw me to give me my results, so I got her opinion on my weight. She also said I am the perfect weight right now, and not to change a thing. I liked her so much that I am going to continue seeing her as my family doctor. She seems to think the problems that I've been having are related to stress.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

To all of those people that are saying I'm TOO SKINNY
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HAHA! I'm actually really excited about this...I went to my doctor yesterday because I'm feeling a little blah lately. I'm just tired, headaches, a little lightheaded. Alot of people have been making comments that I'm too skinny, and I've taken the weight loss too far, so I thought I might as well check with my Doctor who would know best. Well he did all his fancy little calculations with this little electronic gadget thingamajig and a physical examination, and he came to the conclusion that I am IDEAL WEIGHT! WOOHOOOO! It felt SO good to hear him say that. He repeated it several times. He said don't lose another lb, you are just right where you are at. You look good, you're healthy. He did send me for blood tests to figure out why I'm getting the blah feelings. He figures it could be my thyroid, or low iron. I will find out in a couple of days the results.

Anyways, just had to brag. What a great feeling!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Sooooooo, tonight I FINALLY got to meet Shirls aka Happychix and let me tell you...her pictures do her NO justice. This woman is stunning in person. She just radiates this glow, and her eyes are so twinkly and sparkly. She REALLY is a HAPPY Chick :O) Here's some pics from tonight.

Me and Shirls

The whole crew (Rocki, HappyChix, Brodiegirl, Shrunk, MsBlingBling, StormyRock, Jen, and Goonabeslim)

Shirls and Tamie (aka Brodiegirl)

Sarah (Goonabeslim and I)

Me and my girl Kelli (aka Rocki)

Monday, July 30, 2007

Weigh in today...I'm still 137 lbs.

Monday, July 23, 2007


I'm sorry that I haven't been around for the last 2+ weeks. As some of you have seen on my blog, my Mom is having some major health problems right now. I have been traveling back and forth between her city and mine taking care of her, and just being there to support her. I've been very upset as my Mom is my bestfriend. I have avoided the GDT mainly because of lack of time, but also because I don't have anything cheerful to post. Rather then bringing the board down, I have just stayed away.

My weight has stuck at 137 lbs for my last two WI's. I think it's because of all the stress in my life right now. I have been eating 30 daily points and every one of my Flex points. I guess the important part is that my weight has stabalized, and I'm no longer losing. Once things settle down in my life, I will work on gaining 5-10 lbs back.

I hope you are all doing well. I have really missed you guys, and I have lurked when I find the time. I am not gone forever, and will be back to posting regularly once my life is back to normal.

GOOD LUCK on those WI's ladies (and gents). I hope you are all continuing to do well on your journeys :O)

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Just a quick update to let you all know what's going on with me. My Mom is having health problems so I won't be around very much the next few weeks. I am doing alot of travelling between her house and mine. We live 3 hrs apart. I just want you all to know so that you understand if I am unable to return emails, or just don't seem like myself. Take care, and GOOD LUCK on those weigh in's everyone :O)

Monday, July 09, 2007

This week I proved that I gain weight just as easily as I lose it :OP

Im up to 141 lbs which means I gained 4! Yay! This was a good thing. Last week my weight dropped below the healthy weight range for my height. I couldn't stop my body from losing. I am so grateful that Runny and Tdufour took the time to analyze my points for me and figure out what I should actually be eating in order to maintain. If I would have kept with Weight Watchers guidelines I would have continued to lose for who knows how long. Runny worked it out that I should actually be eating 40 points per day (that includes flex) and to double my AP's when I eat them. It worked like a charm! I packed on 4 lbs and I've been sitting at 141 for 5 days straight. I feel like a million bucks. Those 4 lbs made such a difference! Now I finally feel like I've got the maintenance thing under control. At 40 pts per day, I can definitely keep this weight off for life. That's alot of food! There is a light at the end of the tunnel :O)

Monday, July 02, 2007

Although I added 4 pts ABOVE my regular maintenace points for this week, it still didn't stop my weight loss. I'm down 3.8 lbs this week and I'm not happy about it. I am now 137 lbs. Now I need to work on gaining weight to get back into the healthy range for my height :O(

Weight Watchers responded to the petition and my letter today, here is their response...

Hello Shaunna –

Once again, I’m extremely sorry about these circumstances. Please know that your ineligibility has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with your appearance or your tattoos, and it pains me that you would even think that. This is most assuredly not the first time we’ve had to reject a candidate because of rapid weight loss. Anyone who loses more than 2 pounds a week on average is simply not eligible to be a success story. Candidates have averaged 2.1 pounds a week, and still been rejected. Unfortunately, this is a requirement that we must abide by. Time after time, our science and nutrition team has told us that there is no wiggle room here.

I’m glad you think the blog-article is a great idea. I think it will be lots of fun. We want to share your story, and this is a way for us to be able to do it. It’s also a way for you to be in your element and use your unique voice.

Please let me know if you are officially interested, and we’ll put together some guidelines.



Friday, June 29, 2007

DENIED as a Success Story. Yep, you read it right. My application was not approved by the Science and Nutrition Team at Weight Watchers because I lost my weight at a rate of 2.3 lbs per week. Their "rapid weight loss policy is based on the threshold at which poor outcomes are more likely to occur, and it states that a healthy rate-of-loss must be 2 lbs or less per week from starting weight to goal weight". I feel like I am being punished for being an overachiever. How is it my fault that the program works this well for me? I can't control the rate that my body loses weight.

Should I have cheated on the program? Exercised less? Not been ON PLAN every freaking day? I only did what Weight Watchers tells us to, and to the "T" I might add. I visited two different doctors throughout my journey just to be sure that it was OK to lose the way I was. I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything right. I know that I was losing fast, but as I said I was doing what the program says! Both doctors felt I was VERY healthy, and were quite impressed with my weight loss and fitness level. They told me to continue exactly what I was doing. I can't believe I will not achieve one of my personal goals because I did the job too well. It seems so unfair.

There is a petition on the Weight Watchers Message Boards to try to get them to change their minds. Here's the LINK for anyone that wants to sign.

THANKS TO EVERYONE on the message boards I belong to. Your support was exactly what I needed today. I AM a Success Story, I'm YOUR Success Story. I never could have done this without you all.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Today was my 6th WI on Maintenance and I'm down 3.2 lbs. I don't know why the weight keeps coming off, I'm thinking it's because I'm so active. My Body Fat% dropped too. It's at 19.9%. I weighed in at 140.8 today, so I've lost half of myself now. Kinda neat. Here's the scale shot as proof :O)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

My first set of high heels, my first pair of Size 6 pants, and a Size Small shirt. 141 lbs :O)

Monday, June 18, 2007

Well, today was my 5th WI on maintenace. I was a little freaked out to get on the scale because this week was my first week EVER going off plan. I had two sets of company stay at my house, and I went over my flex points by about 8-9 pts. I really thought I'd be up on the scale today, but I'm not! I lost 2 lbs :O)

Monday, June 11, 2007

UP 1.2 lbs for my 4th WI on maintenance. Here's how my maintenance WI's have gone, I switched over when I reached 149.6 lbs down at the bottom there.

Weight 146 lb Change 1.2 lb
Weight 144.8 lb Change -3.4 lb
Weight 148.2 lb Change 1 lb
Weight 147.2 lb Change -2.4 lb
Weight 149.6 lb Change -1.8 lb

It's kinda weird to have these small gains. At first I want to get upset but then I realize that my weight is suppose to stick around here, so that means sometimes my weight will fluctuate a little up or down, and I just have to learn to accept that. I'm getting use to it...I think :OP

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

I'm still losing weight! Guess my body doesn't want to stop. Check out what I saw on the scale today. Down 1.6 lbs since WI on Monday. Geesh, I've almost lost exactly half of myself. If my body decides to drop another 2.2 lbs I will have! Crazy! So, I may have to add another couple of maintenace points. I don't want to lose anymore. My ass is disappearing LOL! Flat asses aren't very attractive :OP

Monday, June 04, 2007

My 3rd weigh in on maintenance was today and I'm down 3.4 lbs putting me at 144.8 lbs. My weight seems to be fluctuating between 144 and 148. I'm happy with that! I get 26 points per day now, and I'm eating every single flex and activity point that's available to me. It feels like I'm getting tons of food now and I'm having no problem staying on plan. I'm finding maintenace alot easier now. I guess that I just needed a couple of weeks to adjust :O)

Sunday, June 03, 2007

My Mom and her DH took a few pics of me this Saturday. I thought that I'd share :O)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

This weekend I went bowling with the Weight Watchers ladies (Vancouver Points Club) who live in my area. It was a blast! Check out this first pic...who knew XCalibur bowling would be X-Rated? Bwahahahhhah! MY EYES! MY EYES! It was much worse in person. We saw two full games of this chick flashing her jiggly bits for all to see. LOL!

Monday, May 28, 2007

UP a lb for WI today. Thks TOM, can sure tell you're arriving soon. I think I'll switch back to losing for this week. I liked the lower 140's better than the upper range.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

ARGHHHHH!!!!! I'm going to jump off a bridge! ;o) I'm up 6 friggen lbs today! I went from 144.2 to 150.2lbs. How the hell does that happen? I'm so pissed off, you have no idea...

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Down ANOTHER 2 lbs today! And here's pics of the 2 birthday cakes I indulged in this weekend for FOUR nights in a row. I still can't believe eating cake made me drop over 5 lbs this weekend. Crazy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Geesh, I had another piece of cake last night (all within my points) and dropped ANOTHER lb. This is so weird! So I'm 146 lbs now. My weight range for my height is 139-167. I feel good :O)

So I had my first WI on maintenance today and I'm DOWN 2.4 lbs! I had a really, really warped week. The worst I've had on WW so far. I was SO incredibly stressed about switching to maintenace. I can't even begin to explain the mind trip I went through. I was SO resisitant to stopping the losing process. I feel kind of ripped off. Yes I should be happy, I've lost a ton of weight. BUT, this is not what I expected to look like. I am definitely going to need some plastic surgery (tummy tuck and breast lift), and I fully plan on having both procedures done. I think I will maintain my weight for 3/4 - 1yr first though, let my skin snap back as much as it will. I also feel a little sad that my journey is over, I really enjoy losing weight. Heck, I'm good at it! Anyways, because I was so stressed out, there were actually two days this week that I didn't eat all my daily points. I was 12 pts short one day, and 15 the next. I just couldn't eat. I was too upset, and had no appetite. I've only ever shorted myself in points ONCE before, and it was only 2 pts because I accidentally fell asleep early one night. This is not the norm for me, I am very strict about eating ALL my points. I smartened up for the next two days after that and ate the way I should. Then this weekend was my birthday, my anniversary, my sons birthday, and my Dad's birthday. I had 2 different set of company staying at my house. There was ALOT of eating out, and cake. I didn't count points at all, so I have no idea if I went over or not. I for sure used all my flex. I was SHOCKED when I stood on the scale this morning and it showed a loss. I thought for sure all that birthday cake, wine, and restaurant food would make me gain BUT IT DIDN'T! Somehow dropping 2.4 more lbs made me feel a bit more comfortable with my weight. Now when my weight fluctuates it should hopefully stay in the 140's. I'd like to stay right at this weight now. I guess we'll see what happens this week. I'm going to continue with adding the 4 maintenace pts even though I showed a loss. My week was so screwy I think I need to give my body a chance to level out before I go adding or subtracting anymore points.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Surprise, Surprise...I hate maintenance! I know it's only been 2 days, but I've been up 2 lbs on both those days. I hate seeing my numbers out of the 140's. I hate being so friggen full with a tummy ache, and I hate that I won't see a loss on the scale this week. I hope I adjust to this soon. I have a feeling I will see a gain on the scale come Monday. I guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Celebrating the 140's with a pic :O)

Edited to add, official WI for Monday was 149.6, the loss stuck and I'm switching to maintanence:O)

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The infamous scale shot ;o)

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

I'm 149.6 today! WI should be good on Monday, if I don't screw up tonight with the dinner party I'm hosting. I may switch to maintenance after this WI, if not this week then next week for sure. I can't believe the losing part of my journey is almost done. I feel a little sad :O(

Friday, May 11, 2007

The scale shows me down a pound today (not official WI though). Wow, I'm a little surprised. I kinda had the feeling that my body wouldn't let me lose anymore. Now the question is...how low should I go? I'm 150.4 today. Input you guys! What do you think?

Monday, May 07, 2007

Weigh in Today = Stay the Same, I knew that was comin'... it's TOM.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

I got my haircut!

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This is a very good friend of mine, I won't let anyone else cut my hair but her. I swear she cuts each hair 20 times, it's perfect!

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A really cool shot that she got of the back (love that reflection in the mirror).

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Here I am in my workout gear. I took this pic to compare to my "174 lb" pic that I have in the same outfit.

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A front and back shot taken on a crappy camera phone.

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Punked out to go out ;o)

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Enough Orange for you Happychix? LOL!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I am getting so annoyed. Why can't people just be happy for me? After my big loss this week I am getting comments from people that are pissing me off. Things like, "you're starting to get that sunken hollow look", "you don't want to go too far", and "you need to stop losing weight if you want to stay healthy". Why is it that people are so bothered that I'm going below my goal weight? I set my goal weight for the very top of the weight range for my height. I am now in the middle of the weight range for my height. What's the issue here? If I wanted to, I could go all the way down to 139 and still be within that range. I don't plan on it, but I could! My body fat % is 22.7, an athlete would have 14-20, someone who is fit would have 21-24. I think that I'm right where I should be. What do you guys think? Am I wrong? I think I look fine. Maybe I should post an updated pic.

Monday, April 30, 2007

Well, the Wendie Plan just broke my 2nd month long plateau. I'm down 7.6 lbs today. YES, I typed that right....lol, 7.6 lbs. Un-freaking-believable. I'm trying to decide...do I stop here, or shave off that last 1.4 to make myself weigh 150 even. I guess that I can stop losing anytime I want now. I had been hoping to get to 153 lbs, but now I just passed that...I'm at 151.4. I can't believe it! I took one of my usual scale pictures, once I figure out how to get it off my new camera phone, I will post it :O)

Friday, April 27, 2007

I LOVE YOU Wendie!!!! Seriously, whoever invented the Wendie plan I love them. This was my 2nd month long plateau (one month as of 2 days ago that my weight hadn't changed). Wendie broke that plateau today! I've worked really hard activity wise and been doing the Wendie Plan and the scale shows me down 2.6 this morning! I can't wait for Monday's WI, this better stick! *jumping up and down* YAY!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I'm noticing there's a new trend between me and the scale. It's the up and down trend. One week up, the next week down. This was my up week. +0.6 lbs sighhhhhhhhhhhhhhh...My weight has basically stayed the same for the last 3 weeks. I'm getting a little frusterated. Going back on the Wendie Plan again this week, hopefully it works like it did the last time.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

I went to a VPC (Vancouver Points Club) Pot Luck last night at Lindsays house. It was so much fun! I always love getting together with those ladies. The food was GREAT! Mmmmmmmm 2 pt fudge, and 1 pt chocolate cheesecake! Yum! Again, click on the pictures if you want to see them biggie sized :O)

Here's the Sun Run Photos. Thanks Dad! Although I still think you're crazy for spending so much money on them :OP

Clock on the photos to biggie size them :O)