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Oh Happy Day!!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Any day I wake up and lose a pound is a happy day! And that is today! I finally broke 150 and lost that pound I have been talking about. I think I walked about 25 miles to lose it but it is gone -- and for good. I am officially now in the 140's. 149 is a milestone for me.

So today I had some errands to do and moved forward with some personal business, made healthy homemade tomato soup with all the tomatoes from the garden, and did some more work on Ebay! I have sold a few things and that was on my goal list for the month so I am pleased with that. I had a good workout and will be making some Chicken Curry to take to a sick friend tomorrow and spend some time with her. I now have to lose one more pound by the 31st of July to accomplish my July goal of losing 5 lbs. Hope to make it happen.

Hope all of you are working hard towards your goals because you and I both know that we are so worth it. Make it a priority -- no make yourself the priority! That is the reality. As I have other goals and responsibilities in my life, my first priority is to stick with the healthy regimen that I set out to do -- no matter what else happens in my day. I simply will not fail myself. I have done that before and it simply doesn't play well. It leads to negativity, depression, lowered sense of self esteem. You know, on and on. We've all been there and it isn't pretty. So make it a great day tomorrow and kick it up a notch!

Until later my friends!
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BRENDA_G50 7/24/2013 10:06AM

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CALLIECURTIS5 7/24/2013 7:48AM

    You are right and I needed to read this. Happy that you are doing so well. Me? kind of in a "funk"...this too shall pass. Thankfully I am making wise food choices. You are such an inspiration! emoticon

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RIGEIN24 7/23/2013 8:30PM

    Awesome!! I knew you could do it.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/23/2013 7:38PM

    Congratulations!! You are doing amazing!!

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GRANDMASHUNGRY 7/23/2013 6:21PM

    Congratulations!
It must be a great feeling to reach your goal.
It makes me want to work harder to reach my goal.
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Another Busy Day

Monday, July 22, 2013

Today was another busy day starting out with driving to Charlottesville to watch my granddaughter Anna and so we went thrift store shopping in the morning. Then we had lunch with my daughter Kelly and Hailey my other granddaughter. It was great to have a girls day! Then they went on to the movies and I had to head home to attend to some business errands in a town north of us. Lots of driving around so got home late in the day. I made dinner Pan Parmesan Chicken (yum) and then did my workout after dinner digested a bit. Just now getting on the computer and recording everything.

Busy, busy day. Tomorrow have a lot less driving around -- but more errands around our little town. Felt good because I didn't let the attractions of the day and the business of the day prevent healthy eating (at lunch I had a healthy salad) or prevent my workout.

All in all...a good day! Blessings to you and yours,
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JAIMEGIRL426 7/30/2013 10:46PM

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/23/2013 9:38AM

    Your supper sounded delicious!

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CALLIECURTIS5 7/22/2013 11:33PM

    I love that you blog EVERY day. I wish I felt like I had something to say each day. Thank GOD for busy days and family & friends. emoticon

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2 Workouts Today...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

We made a day trip of it over to the Blue Ridge Parkway, specifically the George Washington National Forest. Did you know that Seniors can get a $10 lifetime pass to our National Parks and Federal Recreation Areas. I did not know that and we discovered that today when we went for a hike on the Loft Mountain Loop trail up in the Blue Ridge Mountains between the Charlottesville area and the Shenandoah Valley. It was gorgeous up there and ten degrees cooler than on the piedmont area where we live. We got started on our trail and unfortunately it began to cloud up seriously and rumble. So as a result we only got about a mile done before we had to turn around and we made it back to the car just in time. We enjoyed it nonetheless and will be going back soon! The campgrounds up there are half price as well so it is kind of a nice deal. The trails are the real deal though. They have spectacular views, are well maintained and the wildlife is quite tame as they are protected from hunters up there.

After that trip we got home and as I still needed a workout I got on the old treadmill and did another 2 miles and felt good doing it. I am finding that my stamina has grown and I can go faster and burn more calories in the same amount of time. So that is encouraging.

It has been a busy weekend and I have a busy day planned for tomorrow as I am spending it with my granddaughter while my daughter works and then we'll probably go for a swim in the afternoon. I hope that each of you had a great day and are on track for your healthy goals!

Blessings to each of you!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/23/2013 8:52AM

    Your hike sounded wonderful. My kind of place.

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-MOMLY- 7/22/2013 6:09PM

    Love the canyon areas and nature. Great that you can hike and still need a workout. I don't dare even try yet. Thanks for the positive outlook.

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TXPATRIOT 7/21/2013 10:45PM

    That is beautiful country! Love it there! Must have been amazing!

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Have a wonderful time with your granddaughter!

Blessings to you, too!

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Applying Moderation For a Healthy Lifestyle

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Spark Coach has assigned this topic to write about as it applies to my healthy lifestyle journey so here goes. I have been going pretty strong with workouts and healthy dieting as well and for the past week I did have a plateau that I was getting frustrated with.

This week I was busy helping my son and daughter in law which I enjoyed, and then this weekend I got very busy with going to a Live Arts Singing Performance for my granddaughter, Anna. Of course, she was wonderful and I totally enjoyed seeing her as she sang her first public performance -- she's 9 years old.

Then I spent time cleaning like crazy, buying and preparing food, etc. for a family birthday party for my other granddaughter, Hailey, who just turned 13! We have a teenager now and I am so proud of her. It is a total joy watching these wonderful kids grow up! I know all you grandmothers out there can relate. Anyway, it was a wonderful busy weekend. Yesterday I actually took a day off from exercising -- which I think I needed to do. Today I got back on the treadmill and did my usual 55 minutes of cardio and I actually felt good doing it. I banked calories from lunch so I could spend them at dinner and I even ate ice cream for dessert. I skipped the cake because I don't really care for it. Anyway, all that to say is that in the future one day a week I am taking a day off from exercising and I think that will even improve my attitude about doing exercise. So there you have it -- a bit of moderation for my exercise program. I hope your weekend was as good as mine. For me, family times are the best times of my life!

Take care all, and make it a great day tomorrow!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/22/2013 10:33PM

    Sounds like a great weekend.

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Kept Busy Helping the Kids

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Today I was up at 6 and on the road by 7:30 to Charlottesville, VA about 35 miles from here where I helped my son and daughter in law get their car to be repaired and then we all went to the stores in that community where I can find some things that we don't have at home. Later in the day we went through most of their clothes and packed them up and took some things to the Good Will lady. Felt good to help them get something done. Then came home and worked out hard again. I'm tired.....so off to bed.

Later,
Sheila

  
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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/19/2013 1:11PM

    Sounds like a good day for everyone.

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CALLIECURTIS5 7/18/2013 9:35PM

    WHEW!!!!! I`m tired just reading about your day. Have a good rest emoticon

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MARILYNROBERT 7/18/2013 9:23PM

    emoticon Have a good sleep! emoticon

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