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Friday, January 29, 2010

Perfect Ten Update #4

It's time for my fourth Perfect Ten update!


1) Begin the NROL4W program (THE NEW RULES OF LIFTING FOR WOMEN - LIFT LIKE A MAN, LOOK LIKE A GODDESS). Awesome program! Starting it is the best thing I ever did!

2) Begin Training for the New Haven Road Race: I only ran twice this week but as my goal race is 8 months away I am not concerned.

3) Lose 20 pounds by the end of the challenge. I may be very close to this already. We'll see when I post my monthly progress report over the weekend.

4) Improve sleep habits: Not bad this week! (knock on wood)

Now, for something that you probably don't know about me.

I actually had to adopt my own youngest son.

"WTF?," you may be saying.

Yeah, actually, none of my boys belong to Jeff biologically. When we got married, my youngest son assumed that his name would change when mine did. He started writing " Thomas Locke" on his school papers and we had to go into the school for a little chat.

From there, we went to see the probate court judge in our town about legally changing Tom's name. To make a long story short, the judge thought it would serve Tom's interests better if Jeff simply adopted him-- and believe it or not, the cost was about the same.

Something about the law, Jeff and I BOTH had to adopt Tom even though I was his natural mother. So I actually went through the adoption process for my own son. Weird, huh?

Interestingly enough, Tom never liked his middle name, so I allowed him to pick his own middle name when he was adopted and he changed it to "James."

People always say that Tom looks like Jeff and we laugh, as they aren't actually blood related.

That's my update for this week.


  1. Nice update and wonderful story about your kids.
    Jeff is lucky to get such wonderful kids.

  2. You are an endless inspiration, Lori Ann. And with some interesting sidebar info! Crazy having to adopt your own son! Have a great weekend!

  3. What a great story! I can't wait to hear your weight/measurement results because you are on a roll that's for sure. Sandra said you gave her the worksheets for NROL4W. Isn't it great to have this blog family? It's like we adopted each other!

  4. Great Job LoriAnn! You are on fire - kickin ass and takin' names... It's crazy how fast you are progressing and you will be at goal in 2010, I'm certain.

    Take Care :)

  5. Great job on your goals. actually pretty cool, you had your son and adopted him... lol awesome

  6. Okay, I am actually speachless at this. I would have never thought there would be a reason a person would have to adopt their own child. :-)

    You are really doing great Lori-Ann, really great!

  7. have triplets....and then another son? How many kiddos total?

    Do you think the thyroid medicine has helped you at all? Do you feel different?

    (boy...the Greta inquisition today! lol)

    Nice work on your challenge..I am eager to read your monthly progress report. You've been rocking and rolling this month!

  8. Hi Lori-Ann. Yes I've heard of people adopting their own children for similar reasons. The law is an ass indeed!

    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Bearfriend xx

  9. Lori-Ann, you are really rocking this challenge! Congrats on doing such a great job!

    Love your story. I am adopted by my father and one time on vacation a relative who didn't know kept saying how much we looked alike. We still laugh about it and it was over 20 years ago. Hahaha!


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