Tuesday, March 03, 2009
We finalyy have a home co9mputer, thanks to tax return, and with it, INSTANT MESSAGING! I have finally been able to chat with my "kids" in Peru (you see some of them on my page).Now I have to get an exercise bike with what remains of the return. I have strayed off track and it shows on the scale. It's been a hard winter! But spriing's a comin' (though this morning's 8 degrees belie that) and perhaps that will give me added impetus to "move it, move, move it" (picture hyperactive Lemurs)
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Means little by little, and the phrase has a funny sentiment attached to it: While traveling by bus in Lima, peru, an older fellow boarded and, as is common among beggars in that country, began this harangue about how his mother worked, little by little, his father worked little by little, and so they made him work, little by little, little by little, working, working little by little...this repeated for the duration of our bus ride; and Lima is an enormous, sprawling cituy, which can take a few hours to traverse 9fortunately, i think we were with that only about an hour). But Esli, Abel, and I looked at each other and said in English (because bear in mind, all the aforementioned was in Spanish) how we wished he would shut up or get off the bus! So every time anyone said Poco a poco, we'd look at each other and giggle or smile.
ANYWAY...little by little I WILL get this weight off. I figure, really, I have been MAINTAINING the past couple of years: fluctuating between 195 and 205, with occasional brief forays below 190 (even made it to 180 for a couple of weeks). The thing is to be CONSISTENT, and I hit occasional obstacles that break off the tracking. So...I'm back to doing the cardio, at least, andhope that during the 2 weeks of Christmas vacation I'll get back into the strenght...I'm tracking what I eat a little more, but of course when I'm home away from the internet, that'll be interrupted. But I'd done it enough that I have a good idea as to what to do. So...poco a poco...
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Soon after returning from Peru my own PC "died" and for a while i depended on my DS's laptop...then he moved out and I was left without internet. My only access right now is at school during my breaks. The most frustrating part is not being able to IM my kids in Peru. Also, I can't update my photos...
But I continue to pray that the Lord provides us with another computer, and I thank Him that at least I can use those at school. It could be worse!
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
I arrived home yesterday afternoon, and with some trepidation got on the scale. I was still under 200! 196! AND, after I took a long soak in the tub, i got on the scale again, and was 195 - had taken off a pound of travel dust! hahaha!
Well, I'm missing my loved ones in Peru, and missing my Mom who passed away Thursday, so on those two counts I'll be crying from time to timie. But it's okay. And I'll get back into my exercise and aim to get back in shape, toning the muscles. Actually, I had no trouble with the walking except when we were high up in Colombia - then, even my young companions were gasping a bit after climbing the stairs.
I look forward to focusing on veggies and fruits rather than the daily rice and potato, much as I love my friends in Peru and understand the diet, because it's low cost and fills one up.
Blessings and thanks to all who prayed for me.
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