Winter Solstice 2008 - Beginning again. No regrets, no guilt. Just take what I've learned from my successes, and from my mistakes, and start MOVING (literally and figuratively...), one step at a time. As my Buddhist teacher often says - about returning to the breath after being distracted during meditation - "begin again, fresh". So I'm beginning again "fresh" this first day of the new sun cycle. New day, new breath. Same goals, new commitment.
Lose 40 pounds by June 1. That's 2 pounds per week, beginning today (1/3/09)
1/3 - started on the Alternate Day Diet with food choices that follow diet guidelines from "You On a Diet", South Beach, and Sonoma
Exercise 30 minutes 6 days per week: Curves &/or treadmill.
I live in Oregon, about 40 miles SE of Portland, in the foothills of the Cascades. I'll be 63 in January '09. I'm happily married and retired.
Reading: fiction, non-fiction, poetry...
Gardening: ornamental shrubs, flowers, fruits, vegetables, et al.
Husbands: 1 (well, actually 3, but this one's for keeps)
Kids: 1 delightful daughter, 39
Friends & Family: I am SO grateful for the wealth of deep friendship and support in my life!
| current weight: 165.0
Happy, Healthy Election Day!
~Obama, Obama, Obama~
3038 days ago
Ooooooooh what a pretty background.....
I like the idea for a book thread. And would encourage you to just start a thread! At this point, I am loving just escape into fiction, but think a "Book Recommendations" topic on both sites would be great. It would be interesting to compare notes! Go for it!
3071 days ago
Don't disappear on us, again, lady....
3080 days ago
Hello again! I'm from Louisville, KY (Derby City to those who have trouble saying "Lou-a-vul"). I lived a couple of years in the DC area many years ago, and spent 6 years in the LA area in the early 80's, but always ended up coming home for one reason or another. Thanks for the comment. It's way too easy on Sparks to browse a lot but not really get to know people.
3093 days ago
Oh, Maha, we're at it again!
You'll get used to it, Stephanie. We play tag on our friends' pages! LOVE to see your smile, and new pic. Welcome back.
3133 days ago