Monday, May 07, 2012
Yesterday, Sunday, was a beautiful day, here in central New York. Warm, breezy and sunny.
So, the whole family decided to go to Onondaga Parkway...a park where there are walking/jogging trails, biking trails, playgrounds for all ages.
So after church we all met at the kid's playground, so the grandkids could go "wild".
My youngest grandchild, Asher, was asleep in the stroller, so I took advantage of his napping, and took him for a 2.25 mile walk. A way to get my exercise in for the day.
Here are some pictures of the family.....
My 2 year old granddaughter, Elaina, on the swings.
My 2 year old grandson, Levi, on the swings.
My 1 year old granddaughter, Evelynn, on the swings.
My little grandson, Asher.
My daughter's family
My son's family
My husband and I are truly blessed!!!!
Thursday, April 05, 2012
So I am blogging about sugar....
I grew up having dessert after dinner. A dessert in my lunchbox. Sweet cereals for breakfast...You know...Captain Crunch, Lucky Charms, Cheerios with sugar sprinkled on top.
Needless to say, sugar has been a big part of my life.
Well, I joined this 4 week challenge...Tame your sweet tooth. I am now writing about my cravings for sugar.
I tend to want sugar most when tired, which can be most of the time for me, since I never get an 8 hour rest unless it is drug induced. Usually around 2pm and 8pm are my worst times for wanting a sugary treat.
So my progress for this week for the most part has been good. I had a rice pudding on Tuesday...which actually tasted pretty awful. I've had a couple of mocha coffees... I probably won't ever drink my coffee without sugar or flavoring. But I am trying to cut back on my coffee intake also.
I am pleased that I was able to turn down a few desserts offered to me...that definitely is progress! I have a package of chocolate chip cookies sitting on my kitchen counter...they don't even appeal to me.
My next goal is to cut down on foods I eat, that have sugar in them already, such as granola bars, cereals, yogurts.
I already have notice a difference in the way I feel...not so sluggish, not craving the sugary foods as much. I am pleased with the small progress I am making.
I don't think that I will ever be a totally sugar free person...I think a treat once in awhile is good. But my goal is to replace sugary foods with healthy foods.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I am just going to start out saying...this was a big deal for me today!
First of all, I haven't rode a bike, since being a teenager...I am now 51 years old.
Second, I have never ridden a bike with hand brakes or gears. I always owned the "old fashioned" type of bike.
Third, my new bike is a road bike...lighter than any bike I have ever rode.
So, today being sunny and 60' ; my husband and I decided, to take a ride along Onondaga Lake. We ended up doing 13 miles, took us 64 minutes. Well, I know that is slow for most bikers, was slow for my husband...but I was very pleased with the time.
Not only were we fighting alot of head wind, but we were dodging other bikers, moms with strollers, little kids on bikes, joggers, dogs and skaters. So, I am very pleased.
Got to get more confident on sharp turns and stopping. We even did some sprints.
Overall, I enjoyed it and am looking forward to my next ride.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Well, I've decided to share some of my bad eating habits!
I am not a salty snack person, but I am a sweet snacker. Not just any sweets, though. I am not an ice cream or cake or pie or candy snacker. There are only two exceptions to the previous sentence.....
and pumpkin pie
I like cookies, all types of cookies....My absolute favorite though, Chocolate Chip cookies!
Another big indulgence...are what I call "FooFoo coffees".
Last but not least, which I am ashamed to admit, that I eat, is brownie mix. This is a last resort, to finding no other chocolate, in the house!
So, why is it, that these, just seem to call out to me, on a daily basis? And it isn't like I just have one cookie or one piece of pie....I " have" to have more than one helping.
I've tried not buying them and not having them in the house...Yeah, well...that lasts about two days. Then I find myself driving through McDonald's ordering a frappe!
So much for self-control and will power!!!!
I would like to hear, how you deal with food temptations, and how you have victory, in the self-control / will power area.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
My Major Motivations.....This is a blog to post my motivators complete with pictures.
Personal Appearance: I want to:
•Firm up what I have...
Health & Fitness: I want to:
•Have more energy.
•Run or walk a 5k, marathon, triathlon or other race.
•Feel and be stronger
Friends, Family and Social Life: I want to:
•Stick around to see my grandkids grow up. I want to be active with my grandchildren. Play ball with them, go hiking with them, be involved with the activities that they enjoy.
*Be more active with my spouse. We enjoy hiking, walking, cross-country skiing, biking, kayaking to name a few.
Everyday Signs and Situations: I want to:
•Be more confident in myself, with better self esteem.
•Relax around other people and be myself.
•Prove to myself that I can do it.
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