Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Hi my SPF's, and I mean, my besties, my BFF, my friends that I honestly feel are my FAMILY!
We, my DH and I, have been trying to make his "Jury Duty" time work out for both of us. Trying as this may be, we are doing it. I do not "borrow" the car (one car family) often, only because he truly never knows his schedule, when he will be getting out of court, and waiting in a hot parking lot for anywhere from 15 minutes up to and hour is not fun. Thankfully, when he is off early, although not often, I bop over to the gym and pool and get in as much time as possible. I will not give up!
I hate to admit this, but AGAIN, I am totally admitting that I have been at a total STOP! No weight loss, no changes! And in walks in the most beautiful people, my DH, my DD, my exercise buddies, my personal trainer, and friends/classmates from my past. What are they all saying...."Wow, you look amazing!" Here I am struggling to get 20-30LBS off of my body, trying to find that "firming action" all the "young'ens" get after losing a lot of weight, and BAM, I hear them talking about me! Me, the fat kid, the obese teen, the morbidly obese adult, and realize maybe this is it?!?!?!?! Is it? I honestly do not know, but what I do know, is that I am healthier, happier, and able to do so much more. So do I need to FRET about the extra pounds, NO! I should consider "How far I have come!" Think more about being "that example, for my family, my grandkids, my friends, and not worry about what I can not change today!"
Changes, yes, I keep trying to make them. Slow, steady, simple changes, that I can LIVE WITH! I am remembering, I am here to make LIFESTYLE CHANGES, I CAN LIVE WITH, Do forever, laugh, love, and enjoy forever.
Nope, I am not stopping! My besties, my SPF's, my family.....I think about you everyday! I still want to meet you all, share those hugs, share those dreams, and love you all, and forever.
So I called out to each of you! No matter what, don't stop, keep working on those changes, I am, and will not EVER stop! Even my plans to meet you all!
Friday, July 18, 2014
I mentioned to you before about my "Lifestyle Pass Program" conducted at a "Senior Assisted Living Complex." I absolutely love, love, love going! We have so much available to us and, whenever possible, I participate in as many classes as possible. I especially love the pool classes, then of course, strength training classes, weight training equipement, yoga, and so much more.
Well, I was somewhat bummed...yeah me! My DH has been chosen for Grand Jury Duty, and in our state, it is for THREE MONTHS! You are to be available 5 days a week, appear in court, and leave when the "day is over!" Basically, a full day, Monday through Friday, with a few exceptions, depending on the cases.
Okay, why was I "somewhat bummed" One Car, no phones allowed, so limited calling to know when to pick up, drop off, you get the picture. So here it is week two, and I was only able to attend two days at "my program!" Now, comes the plan....
Today, we tried something new....
We drove together to the courthouse, sent DH out the door and off to work! I took the car, and drove to "my WORKout place" managed three pool classes, plus use of the weight equipment. Then I left, drove to a museum, enjoyed the day, and drove directly to the courthouse parking. I may have to wait, without knowing the when to pick him up, but at least he knew where I could be found. While waiting in the car, I was able to read articles, newspapers, magazines, whatever I thought to bring.
So here we are, I am not letting this "upset" my lifestyle. Changes, you make them. Challenges, you face them. And if you keep working at your "new life style" we can make a difference. I'm trying, so what would you do? How would you adapt? We can do this...Let's Make it Happen!!!
Saturday, July 05, 2014
Yes, we have been going like crazy, as so many of you are doing as well. I have been working my program, even though I am, and have been, at a stand still for some time now! UGH! But that is okay, I know that when I go for my annual checkup, mid September, I am almost positive my Thyroid RX will be adjusted to make some of those changes. For now, I will keep working my program, being as consistant as I possibly can be, eating well and exercising, but I like saying "having fun" with the rest of my life!
We went to my favorite Caribbean island, Aruba, and enjoyed every minute of it! We went to "Baby Beach" where you can wade out for yards and still be only waist deep! Planning on being there 20 minutes, and yes, that sun can be brutal and you do not realize it, but staying two plus hours. Every day, or late evening, you could find me swimming in the pool! Taking in a class, or two, Aqua Zumba! Dancing EVERY Day and Evening, from the resort activities, or on the boat, watching the sunset, in the parks, shopping centers, you name it! Music starts and these toes start taping, wiggling, and shaking that booty away!
Well, here we are....ahhhhh, a quiet moment! But only for a minute...they started playing "Be Happy" by Pharrell, and yes, the kids song in Despicible Me! And off we went.....
Saturday, July 05, 2014
I have talked about our littlest grandchild, 2 years old and already a spitfire! I must admit, I was not able to attend this day, but I knew it was going to be BUSY!!! Our DD took our three grandkids to the beach, signing up the two oldest for swim classes! WooHoo! The oldest, 10 years, and 6 year old, middle child, have had swimming lessons in the pool and pretty good swimmers. Swimming in the ocean, open waters can be much different, so I was glad when our daughter signed them up. Safety First is something I firmly agree.
While the two eldest were in the throws of their lesson, our daughter took the 2 yr old and tried to keep her as busy as possible. For the record, swim lessons in the ocean, start at 5 years old, the pool they can start as infants. Hadley, the baby, was all over the beach! Looking for shells, making "Princess Castles," and of course, jumping into the ocean full force! Nothing scares her at all, of course our daughter has her in hand, playing with her in the ocean.
Fast forward, they get home, dinner is served! Within seconds, she was talking like crazy, then out like a light! Okay, that is my kinda day! Have fun, enjoy each and every moment, and REST cause tomorrow.....we can do something else, just as fun!
Saturday, June 21, 2014
As many of you know, my DH is a cancer survivor, going on 11 years! WooHoo! Our DD along with many others, participate, organize, and work their tails off for the "Cancer Relay for Life!"
For a whole year, they collect items, donations, run fund raisers, and so much more. For this, we are so proud of her and her friends, that work so hard doing a marvelous job.
This weekend, we drove the 2+hours to my hometown, joining the many survivors, and courageous people fighting for their lives. I hope I can share some photos, not an easy task for me, of the time we all shared. By the way, I walked, and walked, and walked, the course. Logging nearly 12000 steps, hoping, just hoping, that soon we will win this race....find a cure, end this madness, and never, ever, see another person struggle to "fight for life" I want them to LIVE the LIFE, of HOPE, HEALTH, and HAPPINESS!
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