Sunday, January 1, 2012

A New Year, (eventually) A New Me!

Well who doesn’t make New Years Resolutions? I am going to make one once again and Lord willing, I will keep most of them! I know I can’t possibly keep them all! So here goes…..

1. Lose the weight I lost once, and gained back this year! ( boo me!)

2. Don’t worry, Be Happy! I am going to try to find joy and peace each day. I know where my Joy comes from and I am going to do my best to not let the things of this world pull me down. Any one humming along with me……”this Joy that I have, the world didn't give it to me… the world can’t take it away”

3. Drink more water, less Diet Coke. Maybe even give up the darn things… Melanie, if you are reading this, don’t hold me to it… I am going to try…..

4. Exercise some each week. Shooting for 3 to 4 times. Would love to get back into running. I found out that I have the beginning of Osteoporosis and I really need to do some low impact exercising.

5. Take Vitamins! I hate to admit it but I have never taken vitamins on a regular basis and I am needing the extra calcium and vitamin D so…. I am going to give it a whirl.

6. Project 365! This is a huge undertaking, I am going to try to take a picture each day and compile it at the year’s end. It will be cool to see where I have been throughout the year, with who, and doing what! It will also be a nice way to track my weightloss! (see how positive I am?)

7. Post a picture here on my blog for anyone that might be interested! So without further ado…. Here’s to 2012!


Here is my first photo of 2012!  I chose to take a picture of my tennis shoes to remind me of one of my resolutions for this year!  Let see if I can wear them out this year! 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cute Holiday Idea

I was searching on the internet and ran across this darling idea for the upcoming holidays. How cute is this? I can so see this being used for so many ideas. I found this on WhipperBerry's blog. Check out all the cute stuff!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

One of my partners in Crime...

Here is a recent picture of one of my best friends, Melanie. She has been such an encouragement to me in my weightloss. Her hubby and Tom are two peas in a pod so it works out great. This was taken at a recent shower for a great friend who is expecting her first baby in Dec. After 17 years of waiting, we are all "tickled pink"!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

I Fight Like a Girl!

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, one of my scrappin' buddies made this layout in honor of my 16 years of Survival! I thought it was so nice of her. Just wanted to share it here with you guys too! Thanks Heather for being so thougthful! I am proud to say, "I Fight Like a Girl!" :)T

It's Been Too Long!

Well it has been a while since I have posted here, and so here is hoping that I don't bore you to death. I want to update you on what has been going on in my life. I got tired of being tired and so on March 14, 2010 I started a low carb diet and the beginning of a life style change for me. Thanks to my very good friend, Darla. We are doing this together on step ( jog ) at a time. While we knew we needed to incorporate exercise into our plan, we chose different things to do. I started (at 52 almost 53 ) jogging thanks to an app on my iphone of all things! I now jog, 3 to 4 times a week for 4 miles. And because of another girlfriend, Melanie, we began doing Yoga three times a week. She chose walking but we have both been faithful to exercise and it has paid off! Well that was just a start. Now, Tom and I are both getting into this fitness kick, we run together a few times a week on our little date nights, or go to the beach and run. We have also been kayaking some! I have gone from a sixe 16 to a size 10 and have lost almost 40 pounds. I would encourage any of you to just do it! Just start today, one step at a time. I am so glad I did. I feel better than I have in many many years and the best thing is my cholesterol is great and all my blood work was fantastic! I just started running last week with another friend who was a marathon runner but hasn't run in a while so I am excited to learn some from her. So, grab a friend, pal or spouse and go for it! I was going to run my first 5K last friday and was all pumped up, only to have it canceled. So, I am looking for another one to sign up for. So be watching... I will be out there running somewhere! :)T

Thursday, October 14, 2010

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Long Time No Post

Well it has been a while since I have posted anything on my blog. Just to update you on what I have been up too. I am still working on getting healthy. I have been doing a low carb diet since mid March and so far... I am down 36 pounds. I am actually jogging 3 times a week and doing yoga and some zumba. I love them all for different reasons. I am also reading alot. I just finished a book "The Help" by Katheryn Stockett. I really liked it. I will try to post all the books I have read so far. I love my ereader! I have a Kindle (and a nook which I am trying to sell) But love love love reading on them both. Hope things are great for each and everyone of you! Blessings and Grace! :)T