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Spring has sprung!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Not only are there buds on trees and bushes, but my weeping willow has delicate green leaves on it.....very pretty. I do enjoy the bare limbs of winter, but am always glad to see the new green on trees, too.

We had a couple of rainy days, but today is another sunshiney day, and I'm lovin' it. I already have 'hounded' my walking buddy to join me tomorrow for another walk in the neighborhood. I have to admit that if it weren't for our standing appts to walk together, I wouldn't get enuf exercise some days. She keeps me accountable.

Partly due to me (lazy, LOVING FOOD!) and partly due to the looooong respiritory infection I had this month, I'm not going to make my goal of being under 150 by the end of the month. HOWEVER, I'm re-adjusting and am working on seeing how much I CAN lose in the remaining days of March. I'm not discouraged, just a bit disappointed. Of course, I also haven't been working as hard at controlling my eating as I should have been - all my fault.

Now that I'm admiting my (controllable) part in this, I'm forgetting what is behind, and am pressing on towards the goal.

Have a great day everyone.
Nancy

  
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SWEETYOUNGTHING 3/24/2010 6:32AM

    Isn't it awesome!; Spring has sprung!?? We all have our "slump" times; sounds like you're getting right back to it though. Be happy, Pat emoticon

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PRESSINGON3:14 3/23/2010 8:02PM

    Great attitude, Nancy!! Keep pressing on!!

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IUHRYTR 3/23/2010 2:14PM

    New beginnings are allowed and encouraged. hang in there and take things one positive day at a time. -- Lou

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GOSPELCLOWN 3/23/2010 11:31AM

    I am so glad you are able to readjust! Many people see that they won't hit their mark, so they throw in the towel and cave into a pity party. (WHY?)

Enjoy those walks and try listening to Spring. Can the two of you hear different birds? Is there a lawn mower? Do you pass some running water?

Walk with the feet but employ the other senses too! I dare ya!

Karen

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Outdoors today!

Friday, March 19, 2010

I walked w/my buddy today for the 1st time in MONTHS! Neither of us can walk in the cold, so during the winter I used my treadmill. It was WONDERFUL to walk outside today - warm, but not hot; slight breeze, great company. I've warned her that we WILL be doing this regularly again. emoticon

  
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IUHRYTR 3/19/2010 8:29PM

    We need to enjoy days like this when we can. Glad you had a good time. -- Lou

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Energy!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm so energized right now. I believe I have fully shed the respiratory infection that messed w/me and my exercise program; and now I'm back on track. Hoo-rah!

It's a BEAUTIFUL, sunny day that is supposed to get into the upper 60's. emoticon Spring IS on its way. I'm not naive enuf to think we won't get cold temps (and maybe even snow) again until December, but I'm lovin' what we have now!

Just got home from cleaning at the animal shelter. Good exercise, and I have a great time w/the kitties. Now it's time to clean house. Boy! I will have burned lots of calories by the time I get done.

Tonight is knitting/crochet group, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone. I've been busy these past days w/crocheting fetal demise pouches; and have completed 6-7 in the past 7 days. I'm really on a roll. My dau's hospital will be well-supplied by the time I finish......well, by the time my friend and I finish. She's even more prolific than I am, so I expect to get a bunch from her tonight. Still have to buy the flannel to go w/the pouches and thread ribbon thru them.

Happy Sparking today!
Nancy

  
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IUHRYTR 3/18/2010 11:58AM

    Continued thanks for helping care for our animal babies. Glad you're feeling better. -- Lou

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A new day

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I did do slightly better yesterday w/fats, etc, but nothing to really brag about. BUT, 'baby steps' count. Did even better today w/nutrition.

We were out of town for a few days, and eating out can KILL me if I'm not hyper-vigilent. I'm home again (and glad for it), and now that I seem to have completely lost the respiratory infection that plagued me for so long, I am planning to resume serious exercise tomorrow. I won't go all out all at once - I'm too smart (and lazy) for that, but tomorrow is the resumption of Nancy exercise! I'm looking forward to it.

We went to Dayton, OH to the Nat'l Museum of the US Air Force. Fantastic place! For all the time we spent there, we still didn't see everything, so plan to go back again one day. It's only a day's drive - easy peasy.

Darby (our Staffordshire Bull Terrier, aka pit bull) was happy to see us. She had a good stay at the pet resort, and the folks there just love her, too.

We're looking at RV's - trying to decide 1st of all if we want to go that route. It would be easier to take Darby w/us, and would also give the room to take our grandsons occasionally. But we're just scratching the surface of 'yes, no'. Not interested in towing anything, although a 5th wheel isn't entirely out of the question. Probably a Class C or B+ (for those of you who know the difference). Don't want the huge-ness of a class A, either. emoticon

Hope you all have a great night's rest and a wonderful tomorrow.
Nancy

  
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IUHRYTR 3/17/2010 8:18PM

    Sounds like a fun vacation day for you and Darby. it's good to get away sometimes, isn't it? - Lou

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Monday

Monday, March 15, 2010

Thought I was doing not too badly w/nutrition today, but after I'd tracked it all, well, let's just leave the details a secret between me and my body; but suffice it to say that I really blew it with fats. sigh.

Ok, Nancy, it's just one day. Tomorrow WILL be better. emoticon

Spent a nice day w/DH - just the two of us spending time together. I'm glad we're both retired.

G'Night, all

  
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ZZYYGGY 3/15/2010 8:56PM

    Tomorrow is another day. good luck.

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IUHRYTR 3/15/2010 8:26PM

    Ah, but tomorrow is a new beginning, isn't it? -- Lou

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