Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Monday

Well I didn't eat great this weekend but did end up doing a lot of walking with my 3 photo sessions that I had for Ardeur Photography.

I only gained .2 over the weekend and think that I have a good shot to do really good this week.

Friday my mom came down and helped me take care of some business and I got a lot done for work and my business.

Saturday we had a work event, then a photo session. Saturday night had a great time doing dinner with friends at 13 Bones.

Sunday started with a group meeting for marketing class, then 2 photo sessions before hanging out with a co-worker and a former co-worker getting to talk and watch some football.

So, where did the weekend go? Unless I'm forgetting something I don't have too much on the agenda for this upcoming weekend but its still early.

Hope you have a great week!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekly Weigh In

I was supposed to post this on Friday because fellow blogger and I Ben, have decided to try to motivate each other in our weight loss journey.

Friday's weight was 223.6. It makes me shudder to really through that out there because I can't stand being over 220. I don't remember what I weighed last Friday but I think around the beginning of the week I was 223.8, but I can't confirm that. I did go over 225 mid week and battled back.

However, this was an unsuccessful week. My goal is to loose at least 1 pound per week. That isn't an unrealistic goal, so I know I'm not setting myself up for failure with it, so I need to get down to business and make it happen.

I'm having a great but busy weekend and can't write anymore b/c I need to head out the door for a group meeting for school.

Have a happy Sunday!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser

Did you know that it takes $65,000 to build a Habitat for Humanity house?

Now you can help build the next Habitat House.

Here are a few other facts from

  • Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor (sweat equity) into building their Habitat house and the houses of others.
  • Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit and financed with affordable loans.
  • The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses.
I have a good friend who works for Habitat and when she was telling me that they were gearing up to start fundraising to build another house, I racked my brain to figure out how I could help. 

My photography company employees a very talented nature photographer and I've taken many of his images and turned them into a 2012 calendar.

Here is a sample of the images.

The Calendars are $20 each and Ardéur Photography hopes to be able to make at least a $5,000 contribution to Habitat for Humanity Greater Greensboro.

Please consider purchasing a calendar and sharing the information to all your friends and family on a way that they can help and walk away with a beautiful calendar.

As each picture was a careful photograph, each calendar is a piece of art, and will be hand signed and numbered.

As an added bonus, on January 1st - one lucky person will win their choice of a Kindle Fire or a $200 Apple Gift Card. The winning Calendar number will be posted to the Ardéur Photography blog ( with the winning number.

Calendars are available at:

Friday, October 7, 2011

Busy Month and Back to Running

Its been a while since I've blogged anything so I may try a quick recap here and then expand in future posts.
September was busy, fun, and amazing.

The beginning of the month brought Labor Day weekend in which we had dinner with our close friends and a family picnic the next day.

Weekend 3 was the Bike MS: Tour to Tanglewood in which I worked the entire weekend. Along with shooting a beautiful wedding.

Weekend 4 - an impromptu trip to Los Angeles to see Dancing with the Stars live. (this is the part I should expand on in a later post)

Weekend 5 - into October with a trip to Asheville, NC for Tara's brothers wedding. We were both in the wedding and we had a great time.

 Me and my beautiful wife in front of the gorgeous car the bride rode up in. 

So, you might remember I'm running a half marathon on November 12th. And by the lack of posting you can probably figure out that I havne't been running, or if you couldn't you know now. I only ran 4 times the entire month of September. I got sick, and then I got BUSY!

So this week was the time to get back on it. I've still been trying to catch up on everything so Monday night was class, Tuesday I just went to the gym and reacquainted myself with the elliptical, and Wednesday night was all business for .

Last night was the night to run and with perfect weather what a run it was. In the morning I thought I'd probably run 2 miles after work but during the day I was feeling so good that I decided to jump back in with a 4 mile run. Ambitious, yes, completed, YES! I didn't time myself, but I'm sure it wasn't fast, but I don't care. I had a great run, and feel very confident about the remaining training time to get in 3 runs a week and just to enjoy myself at the Thunder Road Half Marathon!