that has an all mail-in ballot voting system. I was privileged to be at the County office on Thursday as an official observer to the processing and scanning of ballots that had been already sent in. It was a very positive experience to be able to observe democracy in action. As of Thursday morning, 36% of ballots from all registered voters in the county had been submitted. In 2008, our county had an 86% voter participation rate. I hope that in this mid-term election at least that many people turn in their ballots.
Oh heck, if the truth be told, I'd really like it to be 100%!!!!!
I'm OK with it. Actually, I'm happy because of all the progress I have made in so many areas of my life. My health indicators are so much better. My medicines have been eliminated and the one med remaining, for high blood pressure, has been reduced to the minimum amount. Yesterday I tried on a pair of jeans that I used to wear and that were very tight on me back before Sparkpeople. They were like clown jeans, so loose, so much room in there. I think I'll keep this pair around just as a self-reminder of the actual change. I am able to do things I would not have physically been able to do before all the changes. I walk everyday. I went on a hike to a beautiful waterfall on a trail that I wouldn't have been able to attempt before. It's all good.
Have a great day! Have a great week! Celebrate your successes!
I am so excited that I decided to do this week's blog today instead of next Saturday. I logged 458 miles (counted on my Onron pedometer) and entered on the Sparkpeople Message Board Challenge "Walk to Rivendell Challenge (WTRC)."
The WTRC is based on Tolkein's The Lord of the Rings and there is a website where you can enter the total mileage walked and it will provide the info on how far to go to the next landmark and a paragraph about where in the journey you are.
http://home.insightbb.com/~eowynchalleng e/Walk/walk.html (check this out for the original idea, background, maps, more walks!)
I am so excited. The next phase of my walk is from Rivendell to Lothlorien for 462 miles.
During the summer, I've been walking outside and, I count total pedometer steps/mileage for the day. In the rainy season (which is starting again), I'll be back inside using my beloved Wii Walk It Out program to do my walking.
While not my favorite thing to do, a colonoscopy is certainly an important test to do. Because of a family history of colon cancer, I have had a colonoscopy every 5 years starting in my mid 50's. While all of the results have been good, this is the first colonoscopy where I didn't have any polyps! That is very good news indeed. This is a procedure that is so important. I recommend that you talk with your doctor about whether and when you should include this in your overall health plan.
and getting things done before the rains begin! We pruned, and cut salal, and raked, and made huge gains in getting the work done. We had our handyman take two trailer loads of yard debris to the recycle station. I was able to get the gutters all ship-shape too! I tested them out with the hose and they worked great. When the rains come, we'll be ready.