My first introduction was several years ago. I think it is time for an update. Since joining SP I was in a car accident and fully recovered. Became a grandmother for the third time. Youngest daughter lives in Germany with two beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband. Have had some health problems and has surgery. Fully recovered! A car crashed into my condo destroying the kitchen and front entry. Had to move out for 9 months while the ...
My first introduction was several years ago. I think it is time for an update. Since joining SP I was in a car accident and fully recovered. Became a grandmother for the third time. Youngest daughter lives in Germany with two beautiful daughters and a wonderful husband. Have had some health problems and has surgery. Fully recovered! A car crashed into my condo destroying the kitchen and front entry. Had to move out for 9 months while the rebuilding took place. Gained back some of the weight that was lost. My life was unmanageable. My sister passed away this year. Yes, a lot has happened in a few years. Today things are much different. I am in reasonably good health. A little lazy at times. I am back in my remodeled condo and it is beautiful. I still work part time as a massage therapist and LOVE it. Just celebrated my 73rd birthday and don't feel or act my age. When I joined SP my weight was 219 pounds. Today I weigh 140 and have 15-20 more pounds to go. I truly have changed my life around thanks to determination and the involvement with SP! ********** Have led a sedentary life for a long time now due to health reasons and have gained 50+ pounds. All I have done is graze and pack on the pounds!
It is time to change the course of my life and have made the decision to get rid of excess weight, become physically fit and enjoy not only the process but also the rest of my life.
My daughter recently gave birth to her first child. A darling little girl. They live in Germany and I am planning a trip in the near future to see the family. For this kind of trip with lots of physical activity I need to get in shape
I am retired and live in Broward County, Florida. I do best when working with one or more individuals toward the common goal. That means I am looking for a buddy. That way we both can motivate one another.
Still not sure my computer will allow me to fully utilize the program. I sure hope so!
Pictures? You said pictures? Sorry, I don't have the equipment to post pictures. Sorry.
Am adding new entry... Haven't been receiving emails from the group in a very long time and have lost touch with all of you as well as myself and the goals I have set.
Good afternoon on this wintry Tuesday....it is where I live. The typical Northern, winter weather--no sun, grey sky, everything covered with ice, and cold. Fortunately, it's not below zero and there isn't a blizzard.
I am thinking about getting a scale today. Noticed that my clothes are a little looser. So this is giving me an incentive to buy that scale. And to keep pushing me forward.
Today is the 10th day of 100 days to getting healthier. I have been continuously moving around a lot more. Because of the icy conditions here during the winter, I am doing the Leslie Sansome walking DVD's, as well as dancing. This is the kind of exercises I can stick with, as well as have fun doing them and sing. Plus I get to laugh at myself too.
Yesterday I was in a lot of pain! Oh, the three herniated discs in my back were sending shocks down my arms and legs. I could not sleep all night. Now I feel like a zombie. Oh, I would like to crawl back into bed. But I am making progress on deep cleaning my house, so I am going to keep cleaning/organizing just at a slower pace. If I walk away, it will not be touched.
I am working hard to eat more vegetables. I eat chicken and fish two-three days per week, and lots of vegetables everyday. My stomach is much better now that I have cut out the coffee. My morning beverage is green tea. Making home-made soups have helped me feel fuller. Plus, the soups have taken away much of my cravings for sweets.
Being busy around the house, deep cleaning and re-organizing has taken my mind off of food. It feels so good to not be nibbling on this and that, only to feel guilty of over eating, as well as seeing the scale go up another pound or two. Taking pictures of my house before and after have helped me feel very pleased with the house. And, it is so good not to hear from name being called because my husband or children cannot find something. Now they can--that sure makes me feel the rewards of organizing.
Wow, this is a long note....I will close now, "HAPPY TUESDAY".
Today I am out of bed and deep cleaning my bathroom. I may be moving S L O W, but I am getting the job done. Only the linen closet now needs to be re-organized and my bathroom will be ORGANIZED PLUS CLEAN!
I may not be moving as fast as I like, but this time I am doing the job the right way. Besides, I am closer to having a clean, organized bathroom, than I was this time yesterday!!!
Wow, it's a brand new day, that is a gift given to you, a gift to enjoy and discover exactly what special miracles are in it just for you.
Oh, you get so caught up in all the attitude and mind set around us, that you do not see the real beauty that around in each day. We live in a country were we have freedom. I've been in several countries where I had to be very careful and aware of everything I did. I soon realized how great it was back home with true freedom. I am especially joyful because I can walk again. It may not be as well as I could before, but I can walk, just no running this time. And to have a mind that can figure out things, remember things and hold onto memories...wow, that is awesome.
Today I hope you take the time to see and discover all the special miracles that are in your day. You see, it's not about what we don't have, it's about what you do have. What is right there in front of you, all around you. Don't rob yourself of all the beauty in joy that is in today. Instead find it, embrace it and cherish it in your memories. Enjoy your special gift of today.
Oh, don't forget, I am grateful for the gift of your friendship and that's why I stopped by. Hugs!