Good Morning; Having a good weekend; lots of family time. DH and I went to the movies and ate out again. This is unusual eating out twice in a weekend. I got on the scale and have gained. I will work hard to get it off as soon as possible. How is every one doing? Has any one taken their measurements lately? Have you lost inches? I am going to take my measurements today and see if I have lost some inches. Keep positive and smile! Is the weather easing up? My allergies are in full bloom. We have not had enough rain to keep the pollen at a minimum. I love spring time but it does have consquences with changes in weather and pollen. I am going to get into my garden today and see what I can do. Every one have a good day and get some movement in today!!
Good Morning; I am watching Clark Howard on HLN and he is talking about security monitoring services. He says you should not be paying more than high teens for a month of monitoring. Does any one have a monitoring system that is that cheap? If so, I would like to know. Last night, my Dh and I went on a date. He wanted to go to an Indian restaurant. It was a lovely meal. It is nice to get away and just chat. We do have a rule. We do not talk about work. I got in 14000 steps in yesterday. DH and I went for a walk in the morning, but I did not get all my steps in so I had to get on the treadmill. I lost track of time b/c I was watching an Army Wives episode and get in more steps in than I had planned. Today is going to be a challenge to get all my exercise in but I have exercise in my focus so I will get some exercise in and hopeful all my goal for a regular day. Every one get up and move today. Maybe it is just parking your car the last parking spot in a row at the mall so you are forced to walk farther. Take on the challenge for good health rewards. Has any one used kettle balls for exercise and strength training. I have decided not to buy a elliptical machine. Every one have a wonderful day and weekend! Move those muscles, they will thank you!!
Good Morning; I got up early and really awake. I have been reading "Winter Garden" by Kristen Hannah. It is about daughters trying to discover what their mother's life was like in Russia during the war with Germany. It is fiction with historical facts. The length a person will go to survive. The strength of the women to feed their families- do everything while the men went to war. Our military families have this tradition. Oprah had a show about military families and how many of us do not know a military family who have a son and daughter at war. Tom Brokaw wanted Americans to look around their communities and come to their aid. Do they need some kind of help? Since my son is in the military, I am aware. If you can find a family or a military person to assist for just one time, you will be forever changed at the courage these families have. Today, I am focused on exercising again. Exercising is my way to focus on me. It has become a kind of down time even though I used to have a love hate relationship with exercise. Now I have a very strong relationship with exercise where I feel much better when I have daily exercise. I find myself going up and down my stairs during chores just to get more movement in. I play games with myself. I will make more trips up and down when I could do it all at once. I say do any kind of exercise you want and can be consistent. that is what works. If you do not like the exercise, you will not make an effort to schedule it in your busy day. Is exercise part of your day today? When you have good health, you are truly rewarded with a good quality of life.
Good Morning; I feel strong today. Yesterday I got in all my steps of 12000. Thank you for all the feedback that I got about military procedures. I have talked with my son about living one day at a time. No one really knows what the future holds. How many times in life have you had to change plans due to some event or circumstance? For today, I will get my steps in and keep a positive attitude. I will stay in the present and work on my health plan. I get myself in trouble if I take the time to estimate how much weight I can lose in a certain amount of time. I get obsessed with the scale and the number. I usually do not achieve the number and then I think what did I accomplish. I recite the serenity prayer that I have learned to do many years ago. I used to teach HS and my first year of teaching - my students had many drug problems. I learned from others some of the aids needed to help people. They use the serenity prayer as a tool. I have never forgotten that lesson. For today, I will use the Serenity prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can;and wisdom to know the difference. Have a wonderful day. You deserve a calm, positive and present day. Every one get some movement in today!!
good Morning; I am up early. my mind is busy. I have been thinking of hope. My son went to Fort for a doctor visit. He had a list of questions and was eager to hear his progress from the doctor. What he got was a cattle call! He was put in a room with other people so he could not talk privately. He had some very private concerns which we had discussed. He wanted to go alone b/c he felt confident that he could handle this visit. They took X-Rays and he wanted feedback. He was not given a chance. He said the visit was ended before he knew what was happening. It was a very busy day. My son came home disappointed, deflated and feeling like he was treated as he was not important. I know my son is young and can be very intimated by medical staff. I can be also and I am decades older than he is and still get overwhelmed in medical situations. He was upset last night and told me that the Army is going to kick him out. He does not want this. I do not know what his recourse is. He had such hope but he was so deflated. he has been working so hard to get well. He says to me what do I do without the Army. I wish I knew more about the military and I could give him some guidance. Any one have any thoughts? I was just about to get on my treadmill when he came home and wanted to talk. I did not get a chance to exercise on my treadmill although I did do some strength training and got half
my steps in.
Today I committed to getting my exercise in because it helps me greatly with stress. I know my son will need many more talks !! Have a good day! Get some exercise in because it is the first defense when it comes to good health.