Sweet Molly 10-12-2003 - 10-14-2015
Just do it!
Committed to doing the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge!
Live a healthy fit life, NEVER quit.
I love the 5% Challenges and am focused on the 2016 Winter 5% Challenge.
2014 Summer 5% Challenge Results:
(my best Challenge)
Weight: Lost 11#
Hips: Lost 2"
BMI 25.5 just short of goal to achieve healthy range of 25
Size: 12 (from sz 14)
100 Days of Accountability, Ongoing Chapters
Plan intentions before the start of every day.
Find positives in every day.
Doing 2017 Winter 5% Challenge Program:
Exercise 5 days for 30 min; 2 days for 10 min
Eat a healthy balanced 1200 - 1555 calories daily. 5 of 7 days will be 1400 calories or less. Holidays, family events, vacation option: max daily calories=weight x 15 calories.
No evening snacking as much as possible
Happily married with 3 terrific grown boys, 3 lovely grandkids. Took an early retirement in 2009, which presented many new lifestyle changes. Have a bookkeeping business going that has me working much too much; watch 5 yr old granddaughter 2 days weekly.
Enjoy time with family and friends, mini vacations, a little gardening, and when time permits reading. Recently got interested in watercolor after a class...haven't really found the time to continue this interest. I am addicted to online jigsaw puzzles!
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 1.5
Just got back from some beautiful hikes. Yes, there will be lots and lots of flowers this year. Just beautiful. I sure hope the rain stopped out your way and you were able to get out.
I hope you have a fun time at the celebrations today and tomorrow. Drink lots of water and load up with those veggies.
Have a fun evening and a beautiful Sunday my good friend.
1 day ago
Thanks for stopping by my page. I'm really happy about your big loss. I need one of those to reach my 5%, but not too sad about how I am doing.
We are getting light snow here, today and more tomorrow. I do agree with you. I wake up each morning with the hope of a new day.
Enjoy the birthday celebration.
2 days ago
Riley thanks you for liking his picture. I still want to get one in his hat , but he says no.
3 days ago
I do envy you the grandchildren! I haven't had my solo show yet, it's in April at the co-op gallery I joined last summer. I've also taken over doing their website which I really enjoy, and it's nice to have my old job skills needed in retirement. I also gallery-sit there once or twice a month which I find I'm enjoying a lot. People come in and ask which is my work and want to talk, have had some interesting conversations.
I have one piece currently hanging in a juried show at the county art museum, and I was recently offered another show in September at a small private college about an hour from here in Pennsylvania. I will have a small gallery to myself for three months and be paid a $250 honorarium to give an artist's talk at the reception. So I'm starting to feel like a bona fide artist! Still not selling hardly anything or getting commissions, but at least I'm taking the right steps. And knowing that my paintings are going to hang in public is very confidence-boosing and motivating for me when I'm working on them.
Definitely come a long way in the past year. I still remember vividly sitting in my daughter's apartment in Columbus surrounded by the cardboard boxes of belongings I'd taken with me after leaving my husband, feeling like I had no life any more, looking at the old paintings I'd brought with me and thinking that was all in the past. And then my first tentative attempts to paint again, not sure I had the energy any more. Now I have a whole routine going and it's so different.
I weigh about 6 to 8 pounds more than when I moved here a year and a half ago. It's just crept up slowly. Since I faced the fact about two months ago that this was no longer fluctuations but a real weight gain, I've gotten serious and have been doing much better with tracking and staying in range, and I feel confident that I've stopped the upward creep. But I don't exercise enough in winter to lose weight. Hoping this spring I can get back down to where I was.
I do hope that you are able to retire soon. Life is too short for all that stress!
4 days ago
Comment edited on: 2/22/2017 1:58:31 PM
Vicki, We are on at the same time Just saw your comment on my page. I don't get my alerts anymore so I just happened to see it.
Yes, we got more rain this morning, pouring. Got out in the afternoon for a short walk and will be going out with Glen and Riley in a minute. If it is too cold, I may just walk with Leslie.
You had a good day today I saw in your blog. Keep going. You are on a roll today. You CAN do it. Keep bowls of veggies in the fridge. Hope you are not up too late with client work.
I am seeing more touches of Spring our purple plums have flowers. Also saw some Robins and bluebirds. Have a sparking evening and Monday my friend.
7 days ago
Comment edited on: 2/19/2017 11:32:05 PM