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The temperature keeps on dropping (minus 32)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yep, it's cold out there! Minus 32 this morning with a wind chill of minus 40! It's one of those mornings that you wish you didn't have to leave the house.

I forgot to report yesterday that on my weigh in on Sunday morning, I eliminated the weight that I had gained the previous Sunday. Nothing extra, but I'm okay with that, it means all this exercise is starting to show some positive results. Over all since the beginning of the year, I have eliminated 1.67 pounds.

I have a busy day at work today and another evening meeting tonight. At least it will be a short meeting tonight.

My Positives:
Kaeli's birthday this Saturday. We are all going out for dinner to celebrate. She has chosen a Greek experience. Bless her heart, she checked out the menu online and they serve lots of vegetarian things.
I'm staying on track, haven't missed a day of exercising since the last week of December.
I'm blessed with a warm home to live in, and a warm office to work in.
I'm blessed with family and friends who offer encouragement and support.
I'm blessed with life.

Have a great day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 1/17/2012 7:57AM

    Brrrrrr...but I would rather the cold than sn*w...as you can imagine. It's warming here today...but we did have that dreaded white stuff - not much - then to sleet and now rain. Heading out a bit later to allow the roads to melt since John called & said it's slippery north of here - he works in the same part of the state as I.

Enjoy your day! Hugs.

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/17/2012 7:17AM

    WOOHOO for the weight elimination :) It's gotten warmer here, but we are on a storm warning with a predicted 15 cm of snow and rain today :( Have a great day Wanda.

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GARDENCHRIS 1/17/2012 7:15AM

    wow that is cold! so that is why you have a nice sunny warm day as your background to be reminded! Stay warm, have a great day!

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RIDLEYRIDER 1/17/2012 7:13AM

  Congrats on the loss, and keep up the great work!! emoticon

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Minus 25 this morning!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I don't think the furnace stopped running for more than a few minutes at a time last night. It's definitely winter outdoors with the cold temperatures. Minus 25 this morning and with the wind chill we are at minus 32. On the plus side, we did not get any more snow. We have all of about 2 inches of snow on the ground, barely enough to cover the ground. I'm happy about that!

Hot porridge for breakie this morning! My favorite breakfast to eat on a cold morning. Throw in some flax and some raisins and I have a yummy breakfast.

A nice relaxing day yesterday. Managed to get in lots of steps by using the Wii and also using my stairs. Living in a 4 level split makes for a great workout on the stairs.

My positives:
A warm home.
A vehicle that gets me back and forth to work in comfort and safety.
Although I have a desk job, there are lots of opportunities to get steps in at work. I get up and go see the persons that I need to see rather than call them on the phone. We are on the second floor of the library and this usually means going down to the first floor and locating the person. 28 stairs down and 28 back up plus the fact that there are lots of steps in between.
A nice visit with Garry's brother yesterday as he had missed his flight and needed a place to crash for a few hours before the next flight was available. The roads from Red Deer were not in great shape for driving, which resulted in him getting to the airport late.
Blessed with life, health and the ability to be in charge of my own decisions.

Have an awesome day. You are the decision maker in your own life.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/16/2012 9:55AM

    Please keep that frigid air there no sharing, lol. Good job on your steps. I need my DD to see if she can set my pedometer for me, I am about ready to just give up on that, I don't believe there is such a thing as an easy one to use. Have a great Monday and stay warm.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 1/16/2012 8:24AM

    Brrrrrr...We aren't much higher here in the eastern US - it's a whopping 7*F this morning...and have to head out since we don't celebrate MLKJr Day.

Stay warm...move so you don't freeze in one place...WTG on those steps! WOOHOO!

Hugs.

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/16/2012 7:31AM

    We are so much alike....same temperature here this morning (but we have more snow than you and more coming); I have stairs too going to the basement where my exercise room and Wii is, so did lots of those yesterday, hee hee. Have a wonderful day Wanda!

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Baby it's cold outside!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

We are now in the predicted deep freeze and supposed to stay here for the next week at least. Today is the warmest day and the temperatures are dropping from here. It's minus 16 this morning and heading further down the scale to the low minus 20s and high minus 30s! We did get a bit of snow, but not much, a quick shoveling will take care of it. Thank goodness, as I don't want to be outside for too long.

A great day yesterday. Kaeli dropped over and picked me up and we headed into the city for a bit of errand running that she had to do. Stopped at PetSmart and picked up some new food for Kismet. Hopefully this food will agree with her tummy better.

Had my massage first thing in the morning and felt wiped out by the time it was over. Wendy did a good workout on me. Released some of the knots and I'm moving much easier.

My Positives:
My massage. Blessed to have Wendy's hands that help me to stay free of knots.
A nice time with Kaeli yesterday.
Not as much snow as was predicted. That suits me fine. I'm loving not having to do the amount of shoveling that last year brought.
Although I got messed up with my step counting yesterday, I do know that the final figure for yesterday is all the steps that I did get counted. I know that it is probably short of the actual steps, but that is okay...I did good!
Blessed with a new day to be creative in.

Have a wonderful day. Take time for yourself.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/15/2012 7:35PM

    We are suppose to be warming up tomorrow and it's suppose to rain, then temps will drop and we'll get snow, but probably before it turns to snow we'll have freezing rain, I rather it just stay cold. Glad you got some of your knots released. Have a good week.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/15/2012 10:46AM

    It's cold out here too :( Makes our walk even harder, hee hee.

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Half way thru the first month!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

I am two weeks into my virtual walk and very pleased with my progress. Tomorrow I will do my calculations and see how far I have managed this week. It is also weigh in day for my tomorrow.

Yesterday is the first day that I did not do my Wii, but that is not to say that I didn't get my steps in. Garry and I headed to the city after I was done work and spent some time doing some walking in one of the malls as we looked for a birthday present for Kaeli's up coming birthday.
I managed to get my steps all in and some.

This morning, I am driving Garry to work and then heading to my first massage appointment of the year. I'm going to enjoy this one! I haven't had an appointment since November and I have a few knots that need some work on them.

My positives:
My massage appointment this morning.
It's the weekend and I will have time to catch up on housework.
I have done well on my steps this week.
I am using my word of the year on a daily basis and am thrilled that it is motivating me towards my goals.
Blessed with a wonderful family.

Have a great day,
Hugs,
Wanda

  
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MAURIZIA 1/14/2012 11:30AM

    I am anxious to see how far you have traveled. ;)

enjoy your massage...

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YOYONOMORE1 1/14/2012 10:40AM

    Enjoy the massage and getting the knots worked out. It's still snowing here, started back up again sometime during the night. Going to meet my friend for an inside walk this afternoon. Enjoy your weekend. Great job on those steps.

Hugs,
Shirl

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/14/2012 9:49AM

    Enjoy your massage and I will also figure out tonight where I am now :)

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Happy Friday the 13th!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Depending on your level of superstition, this is either a good day or not! Personally, everyday is a good day for me, just sometimes there are more challenges than others *grin*

I love Fridays. It is a beginning and and ending. The beginning of a lovely weekend, the ending of a work week. Today Garry gets to sleep in, while I drive myself to work. We are still working around one vehicle and so far it's doing okay. There have been schedule challenges, but for the most part it has been working out. He has today off work, so I will take the truck to work.

We got a very small skiff of snow during the night. Barely enough to cover the grass, but there it is, some white stuff! We are supposed to get more this weekend though. Enough to be out there shoveling.

My positives:
A pretty good sleep last night. I actually slept through the night.
It's Friday.
The plan is to make a start on clearing out the family room this weekend and maybe even start laying the new flooring.
I am on track this week with my nutrition and steps.
I am blessed with another day of life.

Have a great day. Count your blessings and keep a grateful heart.

Hugs,
Wanda

  
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YOYONOMORE1 1/13/2012 2:26PM

    It sounds like we have more snow on the ground than you do. MI is now looking like a winter wonderland, we probably have 6-8 inches on the ground, where my DS lives they got closer to a foot and he'll be one happy person, his snowmobile is just waiting to get out the barn door and go. Sounds like you are right on target this week and doing all the right things. It's been a good week for me too, I love it when we get the good ones in. Did my day 6 video and 30 min. bike ride this morning after breakfast. Hard to believe I am going into week 3 of my two challenges for Jan. This month is slipping by pretty quickly. Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs,
Shirl

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MAURIZIA 1/13/2012 12:33PM

    emoticon, Wanda, on getting in those steps and following nutrition guidelines! Hooray!

Don't like that white stuff...wonder if that's why I don't like the color white so much? Hmmm...

Stay safe...and enjoy your weekend!

Hugs.

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SNUGLBUNIE 1/13/2012 7:15AM

    Have a great Friday and weekend Wanda!

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