Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Hi..I've been searching for ideas for December's goals..since I was really happy with my progress in November I'll follow a similar plan:)
December's theme is Faith..besides the obvious Christmas reference..I have faith in myself to met my goals. Faith I can get back on track after bad days, faith that spark people is the right program for me :) It's working so great!!
Tea worked so great for November so of course tea is on my list, I have some special candy cane tea and peppermint tea and of course cinnamon spice tea and what ever new and fun teas I can find..I might even ask for tea for Christmas :)
Exercise, exercise, exercise!!! ride my bike, work outside, keep moving at least 30 minutes a day :)
Water..8 glasses everyday plus tea :)
Healthy foods..remember portion sizes, keep treats to small amounts..remember it's a holiday not a holi-month!!
Home improvements..keep on painting etc..even post progress pics..finally :)
Christmas preparation..finish early and having everything ready so I have time to myself :)
Streaks..keep entering food, water, exercise, points, and blog daily:)
Make time for myself...do something special daily for me..ex bubble bath, manicure, read an inspirational story, watch holiday tv..etc :)
Give something to somebody daily..and fun tip, a goodie , an encouraging comment, etc :)
Goal weight for end of December...195 :)
Well, those are my December's goals..hope you all keep coming by for tea..Christmas tea :) We went to Weyburn today, did some shopping..I'm almost finished shopping :) I got some more rug shampoo so I can get back to that tomorrow..hopefully painting, too.
I didn't go to yoga tonight, I'm stiff and sore tonight so thought I should just hang at home. I can do a yoga video any time..my 10 free sessions at the gym wasn't this yoga.
We checked cattle on our way out and again when we got home. We're still keeping an eye on the oil site..drilling is coming along, if they find oil they are moving the rig west a bit and drilling another hole right away.
I should go for now and track my food and exercise and make some tea..peppermint I think :)
Thanks everyone for stopping for tea and a chat..I was really happy at how many of you have stopped by and commented on my blog..with friends like you the hospitality came easy....Stop by for Christmas tea any time..I wish you all the peace, calm and happiness of the season.....
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hi..just relaxing with a pot of black cherry berry tea..quite delicious!
Today was a good day..got lots done..rode bike while hubby fed bales, went to town for groceries, mail and dinner (I had a chicken breast on a bun and a large tossed salad..dressing on side..one bite of hubby's strawberry rhubarb pie with whipped cream :) and coffee) I mailed most of my Christmas cards today..just have the ones to my nieces and nephews left to mail..they need extra postage so I'll mail them tomorrow in Weyburn and one left to get a new address for. When we got home I shampooed more rugs, started to put up Christmas lights..too cold on the fingers,,brrr and checked cows and chopped water hole with hubby. Had a supper of left over beef and potatoes and carrots.
I bought a few more gift cards when I was in town..the local Co-op handles gift cards for lots and lots of different places now, so got a book store one for my oldest sister and a couple restaurant gift cards for brother-in-laws and friends.
We just got finished moving the old shuffle board table to the basement from the family room so I can put up book shelves along the long wall. Unfortunately he had a temper tantrum since it was so hard..took us about 10 minutes. I hate to ever ask him for any help since he always has a fit :( oh well..serves me right for marrying a red headed Englishman!!
Well on to happier stuff..I'm going to recap my progress on November goals....
Tea..I amped up tea and water mostly daily and it really helped with weight loss. I also had fun focusing on tea and hospitality..I blogged about tea lots and had tons of sparkers stop by for a chat and cup of tea.
Amp up exercise..rode my bike most days, also did lots of farm work and house renos...
Amp up water..drank my 8 glasses daily and extra tea on most days.
Healthy foods..almonds and tea for snacks most days, berries on some days. Also tried to stay within calorie ranges.
Stay home more..than hasn't happened much..but when I ate out I tried to limit calories...
Home improvements..still have a ways to go but I have my bathroom painted, kitchen painted, first coat on the family room, some of the porch painted, new lino bought for the porch, walls almost ready to paint in the living room. I've been shampooing the carpets . Before Christmas I want to finish painting, put up some new curtains, buy new blinds and a medicine cabinet, install the porch lino and put together the bookcases I bought for the family room. Now that my daughter that can't come home for Christmas is coming home the weekend before Christmas so I have one less week to get all this finished and get ready for Christmas...
Christmas preparations..are coming along great except for the house renos..I've finished my cards and mailed most of them, most of the gifts are bought, and all the ingredients for baking are ready and I just need to start..
plus I'm baking less this year and giving some of what I bake as gifts...
Streaks..I logged on everyday and got points, tracked food, water and exercise everyday and blogged everyday but 2 or 3.
Charting..I was going to chart on the fridge different things like how many miles I've ridden my bike but that didn't happen..too busy..
Reach onederland..woo hoo I'm 197...
Thanks for stopping by for a cup of tea and a chat..I really appreciate all the support and comments..glad you all stopped by for a cup of hospitali "tea"
I've been working on December's goals..that's tomorrow's blog...
Have a great evening and keep on Sparkin'
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Hi..just relaxing with a pot of cinnamon spice tea. Sunday was a busy day, as usual around here..We sorted the calves from the cows first thing yesterday morning, then we loaded the calves up and hauled them to Assiniboia. We watched them weigh for the pre-sort sale on Tuesday. Then we did a bit of shopping and went out for lunch :) The weather was quite nasty with snow and wind and icy roads. We stopped in town for the mail. When we got home we did chores and got ready for the Grey Cup party. All the ball team was there. We had chili for supper and snacks and drinks.
The party was fun..the game not so much, since the Riders didn't win. The youngest member of our slo-pitch team is also the fitness instructor and she's starting yoga classes on Wednesday I'm going to try to go. She was really funny, she asked where my butt went? haha. Nice compliment :)
Today I slept in..then rode bike for 30 minutes while hubby brought bales to the herd. Then we had lunch and tried to load that broken tractor again..plan B didn't work either :( We went to chop a water hole for the herd and check them and visit at the oil site. Then we finally cut and wrapped our deer and ground up lots for burgers and sausage patties.
Hubby's asleep on the couch with the remote in his hand. I just finished talking to middle daughter..she can't come home for Christmas so she's coming the weekend before..when my sister and I were going to the spa in Moose Jaw...plans can be changed :) either we'll just go Friday or go a different time.
Tomorrow I'll try to recap November's goals and I've been thinking about December's goals, too.
I better be off to bed, I think we may be going to Weyburn tomorrow,,hmmm wonder when I'll get back to painting..now I have one less week to finish since daughter is coming home early and bringing a friend :) I have less than 3 weeks to be ready!!!
Have a great day tomorrow and keep on Sparkin'
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Hi..I'm just having a beer and watching an Oiler's game..it's tied at 2 with 5 minutes left...It was really cold this morning but it's warming up tonight. Tomorrow it's supposed to be around -8 C so that's a major warm up!! So we got tickets for the rodeo tomorrow night and are going to Agribition in Regina. It's a big trade show and cattle show for those of you not from Saskatchewan!! Then every evening there's a rodeo.. the first few days of the week was ranch rodeos with pasture guys hubby knows competing, then from yesterday til Sat is the Sask finals rodeo..we know lots of the guys and our hired pasture rider is one of the bull fighters, he used to ride bulls too. His older brother was in the rodeo in bull riding but was injured yesterday. He'll be ok, but not riding any more this week.
Woohoo the Oiler's just won 3/2...
We did some chores this morning and checked the herd and the oil site. We got a call last night from a neighbor whose semi was stuck on the back road to the oil site. He wanted us to bring a tractor over to pull it..but or tractors weren't plugged in. So we both went out to try to start one..hubby sprayed either while I tried to start it. It finally started and when back in the house and the neighbor called and said another semi had got his semi unstuck..thank goodness!!
We went to town for dinner, mail and groceries. Then when we got home hubby cleaned snow, lots blew in with the storm last night. I didn't have much energy to start back painting so I worked on Christmas cards instead..Then I needed to phone for a few addresses..still have one left to get from a friend or I might just ask them on facebook for their address!! Otherwise all the cards are finished. I send out about 50 cards with letters and pictures in most. I do the letter on the computer and print it on Christmas paper.
We had pork chops, sweet potatoes, spinach and corn with pumpkin pudding for dessert..I stayed within my calories :)
Hope all my American friends had a happy Thanksgiving!!!! I think I'll miss tea for tonight and head straight to bed. Agribition means lots and lots of walking, and mini donuts and fudge!!! Thanks for stopping by, have a great Friday and keep on Sparkin'
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