In Central Park (NYC) September 2013
Oldest Granddaughter, Rhiannon, senior photo
My youngest granddaughter, Bridget, holding her brother (my youngest grandson, Max). Sweet photo.
My life has gone from being the "Duchess of Don't Try" to a "Princes of Preparing-to-Change", and I am as of now and happily ever after being coronated as "Empress of (Healthy) Eating and Exercise". This cycle has been my life for a as long as I can remember (and I know that managing healthy eating and weight loss can be a royal pain), so I'm hoping that by my own decree I can make healthy changes, one at a time, stick for the rest of my life. My "crowning" glory so to speak.
I have three grown children, one husband (that's always enough), two grand daughters, and a very hectic job that keeps me stressed out and eating on the fly. This page is where I will come for my daily "mini vacations." Here is where I will visit with myself. This will be my tranquil castle, where I come to give ME some royal treatment (and when needed, a royal pep talk). My mind's castle is here to escape from the REAL world pressures, if only for a few moments, and give myself what I need to survive another overthrown royal plan.
Here is where I find the power to rule my life. Here is where I decree my unhealthy habits to be banned from the kingdom (I mean queendom) forever more.
One day at a time...one minute at a time...one second at a time to HEALTH.
Keep trying! When you fall, get up and get back in the race. (Sounds like a song, hum?)
Married, 3 children, 3 grandchildren and too many pounds!
I love to travel, read, go to the theatre, concerts, but I'd like to do all these without so much effort to get there. The extra weight is a drag on the woman I used to be and wish to be again.
Secrets of Success
| Pounds lost: 12.0
Hello, Jeanne, my fellow dancer,
Although I haven't danced much lately. Going to get back to it though. How have you been? Are you keeping the weight off and healthy? I hope you are well.
413 days ago
63, which of course isn't possible--! You reminded me I need to change my page, though, lol...
497 days ago
Haha! I can see why you'd think you were talking to my twin. No...I "quit" the team a while back but kept most of my small group of friends except for....well, forget about that...
Then I found I was still reading the daily messages and interested in everybody's lives so I rejoined. I wanted the full connection with people I care about. I thought it was enough to be connected without a team and by Facebook and e-mail but...I was missing too much of the daily sharing.
580 days ago
Jeanne!! I’m dropping in to cheer you on! Goals can only be achieved when we set them and do our best to reach them! Exhibit a DO IT NOW attitude! Commit to daily healthy choices! Persevere in permanent lifestyle changes! Let me hear you yell, “WE CAN DO IT!” TOGETHER, We Are Making RESULTS Happen! Have a WOOHOO weekend!
~ Monika ~
700 days ago
Jeanne! The SPRING season has arrived! Are you feeling the energy? Are your spirits soaring? Is your body springing for outdoor activities? Get out of the house, release your inner youth and let’s SPRING into action!
S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind, body and soul balance!
P = Produce a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
N = Never give up on yourself from turning obstacles into sparktacular success!
G = Greet life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
~ Monika ~
705 days ago