Thursday, September 25, 2014
I feel like I am buried in boxes! For someone that is striving to reduce stuff, I feel like I have slid backwards big time! Now, this is not all of my stuff! I had a basement in my home I sold back in Nevada that became the repository for generations of stuff! Photos, slides, journals, family histories, etc. etc. etc. for not only my late husband and I, but his parents, his grandparents, his great grand parents, my parents, my grandparents, and great grand parents.... oh my! Important stuff that can not be tossed casually! So I have to approach this with the elephant concept (How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!)
Hanging in there as far as my healthy eating and exercise. Had a few days that I was off track, but got it pulled together... yay! Feels good to be home for a few days before we take off for two weeks visiting family in North Carolina and Tennessee. Put on my "skinny jeans" this morning and they may just come with me on this trip if the weather is cool enough! I'm pleased as punch about those jeans! :-)
Sure am glad I have SP to help me along. Happy Sparking everyone out there!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Moving is such a job! With the help of many good friends, the truck trailer is now packed and ready for transport for our home in Utah. Whew! Don't know what we would do without good people in our lives.
Tomorrow will be an easy day, and will get some more visiting in. Then dinner with the kids in the evening. Looking forward to that.
So glad to have had time here in this little rural town in Nevada that I still feel so connected to. Lived here for 34 years, and just so grateful for all the wonderful people and sweet memories. Life is sweet.
Time to go to bed!
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
I'm here in Nevada doing the final clean out of my home I sold last December. It's the tough and tender clean out.... the one packed with soooooo many memories.
Yesterday I started in the garage. Alan, my late husband, was a man that loved to work in the garage. Handling all those tools and projects are sweet and tender.... need to keep kleenex in my pocket. The majority of things are gone thankfully, but this is the last of it. Will move down to the basement later today. That's where all the photo albums and slides are. Moving truck arriving on Friday so there isn't much time to spare.
I was going to walk this morning but just needed to catch up on some much needed rest. I will get the exercise in, but good to wait sometimes. Making healthy eating choices.... feeling good.
I haven't been here since the beginning of February. I'm about 3 sizes smaller since then. Funny how some people are blown away by my size and others can't tell!
I have a dear friend that really frets about her size. She is negative about her self image and doesn't give herself much credit for her healthy life style and choices. She is just down on herself for not being that eternal last 20 pounds lighter. I know that well..... exactly where I was until these last few months.
She and I went out for dinner last night at Port of Subs. She offered some of her potato chips to me and I said "no thank you". Her reply, "are you being good?" My response, " I'm always good". In my mind I'm thinking, "what I eat has no reflection on being good or not". She was saying negative things about herself so I shared with her the changes I have been going through. That we are beautiful just as we are, that our bodies are such great gifts, and if we loved ourselves it may be easier to take better care of ourselves. We talked quite a bit about this and we were both teary eyed.
Sorry I have not been able to keep up with all my great Spark Friends like I would love to, but it just isn't possible right now. Thinking of all of you! I am keeping up on my checking in on SP.... today is day 155. YAY!!! Tracking food as best as I can. YAY!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
It's after midnight.... bags almost packed... sigh..... going to miss Grandma Heaven. Love these four little ones. Had a sweet kiss from my curly haired 3 year old and just had to post!
Friday, August 29, 2014
Can you believe how HUNGRY you can get sometimes???? Well, I was there yesterday.
I don't know exactly why, but it's been building up for a few days.... that hunger! I think it was true hunger. Maybe because I'm on the go none stop with this little ones here in Grandma Heaven.... or maybe combined with getting enough to eat but not really getting satisfied. Anyway, it came to a head yesterday.
THE BAD NEWS:
I ate roughly 1,000 calories over the top end of my calorie range.
THE GOOD NEWS:
I stopped when I was satisfied.
I ate only REAL food, no junk.
I enjoyed it.
I considered eating the freshly made treat my daughter had just baked. Oh yeah, it looked awesome and smelled sooooo wonderful! But I stopped myself! I evaluated and reconsidered.... I had reached my satisfaction point and I was DONE!
I tracked my food.
I didn't beat myself up.
I turned it around this morning, and have NEVER gotten back in step this quickly before.... EVER!
Awwww, those old habits are dying a gasping death! I love it!
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