My current baby - Bean the Bichon
My beloved #1 baby - my grandson at one year old
And grandson 8 years later - trying to be tough guy, but has a heart of gold.
I just deleted my last intro text from 2011 because it's too painful to read. I had lost 17 lbs and was so happy with life.
Now, I am morbidly obese, depressed, and disgusted with myself.
I have to do this for my health, my family (including that gorgeous grandson who is now 15!), but mostly just for ME.
Get healthier and happier in 2011!
Wear a bathing suit (without a skirt or coverup) by June.
Lower my blood pressure.
Finish reading The Spark book.
Portion control and tracking EVERY bite that I eat.
Eat no fast food and as few processed foods as possible.
Make low-sodium foods a priority.
Exercise at least 20 mins a day.
I am a mom and a grandma and share my home with a crazy Bichon and his even crazier cat buddy.
I live on the Florida east central coast within walking distance of the ocean so have no excuse not to exercise year round.
Right now, I am enjoying Walk It Out for Wii and hope to start yoga and strength training soon on Wit Fit Plus.
My other favorite pastimes include: photography, digital scrap booking, geocaching, cruise ship travel, genealogy and cooking.
Secrets of Success
Clair, WELCOME to the Friends In Recovery team that we both belong to! It is a wonderful group of caring friends. You are never alone in this journey of ours. I embrace you with friendship, support and recovery. May your 24 - hours be filled with lots of ~ Happiness ~ Unity ~ Gratitude ~ Serenity = HUGS. Have a wonderful evening!
~ Monika ~
278 days ago
I want to thank you for your detailed comments on the Menopause Quiz. I'm 49 (soon to be 50) and about a year ago I really felt I was losing my mind (as in, "Where did it go?"). I had some perimenopausal tests done, and they found a really low FSH level. Because that can mean cysts, then I had an expensive MRI done. Which revealed nothing (okay, so I was relieved with the outcome, but NOT the bill). My brain has calmed down now, on occasion I take St. John's Wort which calms me down from anxiety. I am thankful that you shared your feelings, especially the mental ones; that helps me feel I was right in thinking that I was beginning to experience perimenopausal symptoms. P.S. My mom had a hysterectomy, so I can't ask about her menopausal experience, and I'm the oldest female in the family, so there is no one older to "pow-wow" with.
1942 days ago
Thanks for stopping by my page! I am glad to hear I am not the only one that loves soup for breakfast. You have a very cute dog and grandsons!
Keep warm in this weather.
1975 days ago
Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog. I needed that. I hope all is well in Florida, here's some love from the Midwest!
1980 days ago
Good Morning, Clair! Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my Flylady blog. You and I are new Flybabies. I am enjoying the results of what I'm learning from Flylady. Yes, there is a Flylady: Peace is Mine team on Sparkpeople. That's how I found out about Flylady. Go to my page if you want and click on that team to access it. Happy flying!
1992 days ago