Saturday, December 18, 2010
my weight seems to be going up and down by a pound or two. I am increasing my exercise...because I physically can now. I started with a Leslie Sansone Walk At Home DVD for 1 mile, then went up to a 2 Mile Brisk Walk. This last week I started using the 3 Mile Heart Healthy Walk. I had some challenges completing it the first part of the week. But now, I'm able to do it from start to finish (about 46 minutes worth) of good, brisk walking moves. I do modify a few of the moves because my left leg doesn't cooperate with lunges very well. Old "war wounds" from surgically repaired broken bones in my left ankle and lower leg. Things weren't able to go back together as they had been. As the orthopedic surgeon said so many years ago, "It is puzzle, I fix." I am focusing on my improving health and abilities. Part of the seeming 2 pound gain since last week I think I can attribute to the anchovies and salty crackers I ate yesterday. Perhaps retained water? At least that's what I suppose. But, I'm keeping track and will at least work on holding my own through the Holidays.
This morning I read this wonderful quote from Victor Hugo and I wanted to share it with you:
"The future has several names. For the weak, it is impossible. For the fainthearted, it is unknown. For the thoughtful and valiant, it is ideal."
Here is to the ideal future waiting for us all.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
White Christmas! How lucky am I. A local Mom & Pop theatre is using the Holidays to give back to the community. They are dressing up as Santa and Mrs. Claus, their kids are elves, and they have a corner of the theatre set up for photos with Santa. There is a decorated tree, wrapped presents, a holographic fireplace (very real looking) and Santa himself in the middle of it all. We took our dog, Smokey, to get a perfect picture with Santa to share with our kids and grandkids! They also are featuring one classic holiday movie each Saturday for 4 weeks. Admission to the classic movies consists of two or more cans of food or other non-perishables that the movie theatre then donates to the local food share program. WOW! How cool is that! To top it all off, today's movie was White Christmas, one of my all-time favorites. Who doesn't shed a tear or two when General Waverly comes to his own party!. It was magnificent. This is the first time I've ever seen this movie on the big screen, uncut and wonderful. Here is a wish for all of you, may your every hope be easy to obtain and may all your Holidays be filled with joy, love, and the blessing of gratitude!
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