Sunday, July 06, 2008
A crazy weather day today, one minute beautiful and sunny, and the next black clouds and thunderstorms! An on again off again day!
Decided that if I was going to get any walking in today, it was going to have to be indoors. Shy, I and Garry headed out to a mall and wandered around for an hour and back home again.
Positives for my day.
Got some walking in, even though it was indoors.
Garry spoilt me again tonight, he cooked supper. Stuffed baked potatoes, corn on the cob and a great salad (left over from last night, but still great!). It was raining so the steaks didn't make it to the BBQ. Tomorrow is another day!
Got some reading time in. Reading a book called Quantum Wellness and as I was reading Kathy's blog, I was reminded of a section in the book I read last night. Service is one of the eight pillars of wellness...when we serve others, we feel better.
A quiet sort of day, a lazy day, but a wonderful day all the same.
Have a great evening, tomorrow is Motivation Monday...share a motivation tip or drop in on another SP'er and be a motivation to them.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Thought I'd cool things off a bit with the picture. My girls decided to make snow people and place them in the lawn chairs after we had gotten a dump of snow this spring. The weather had been so nice that we had put out the lawn chairs and then we got winter again!
I didn't blog last night as we were having severe thunderstorms and the lightening was abundant. I shut down the computer just in case there was a problem.
Bonus....beautiful lightening displays, rain for all the grass and plants (and weeds!).
Gorgeous day out today, I had my monthly theraputic massage. I love that once a month treat! It helps so much to keep me moving freely and feeling great.
Managed to get a 10 minute walk this afternoon before the thunderstorms opened up on us again. It was amazing to watch the black storms clouds come rolling in, the breeze picking up drastically and my footsteps hurrying more and more as I tried to beat the raindrops. I had planned on a nice long walk, but as I heard the thunder and saw how fast the clouds were moving in, I just made it around the neighborhood circuit before the skies opened up. Got slightely damp, but as I was only about 1/2 a block away from home and the rain had just started it wasn't too bad. It only lasted about 20 minutes before moving on.
Garry cooked supper on the bbq tonight, he and Shy had pork suvlki(?sp) and we had baked potatoes with onions and an awesome veggie filled salad. Sure was good.
After supper, I decided that it looked safe enought to venture out again for another attempt at a good walk. Yea! I made it a nice 40 minute walk. It's very muggy out, so thinking there is still more storms on their way.
My positives today....
A theraputic massage that always leaves me feeling terrific.
A scurried walk around the neighborhood.
A spectacular lightening display last night, and an awe inspiring thunder storm that rolled in this afternoon.
Garry cooked on the BBQ, and made a great salad with baked potatoes.
An opportunity to get in a longer walk after supper tonight.
My highlight....I wore a skirt today for the first time in about 15 years. It was another milestone on my road to a healthier me!
Hope you have all had a wonderful day, keep smiling and living each day to the fullest.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Just got back from a "girls" dinner out. No one wanted to cook as it's been so hot here the past few days. We decided a nice air conditioned place would be perfect. Caesar salads were top of the list for food. As I had ample room in my calorie range, I could afford the salad with it's creamy dressing. I do enjoy Boston Pizza's caesar salad. Plus the fact that you can goggle to get the nutritional value for BP's menu is very helpful.
My doctor phoned me at work today, to tell me that she had taken time to check out SP website and was very impressed with how user friendly and information filled it was! She must have searched the site for a bit as she was very enthusiastic about how it worked and what was available on it. Yep, I think she will definitely be recommending it to others! Three cheers for Sparkpeople!
My positives for today...
...Top of my list...dinner out with my girls!
...SP friends who send me emails and keep me informed of what has been happening during the day while I am at work.
...The shocked look on a co-workers face when she asked me in that polite way that people have of asking "how are you" and they don't really expect an answer...and I answered " you know what, I am just fantastic, life just couldn't be better". I actually started to laugh, she was so shocked...she didn't know what to say other than, "well I'm glad someone is enjoying the day!" Do you think she might have been a wee cranky???
...The fact that I have awesome friends and family.
...Tomorrow is fabulous Friday and the beginning of another great weekend.
Life is too long to spend it being miserable. When life isn't going the way you want it to, then stop and change your direction.
Have a wonderful evening.
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Today felt like a Monday, with having a day off yesterday because of Canada Day, the week just seems lopsided now! A good day at work though. Very busy, you would have thought we had been closed for a week with the amount of library traffic!
Great results at the doctors today re my blood pressure. She did confirm that the lightheadedness, the feeling of being slightly off balance when I moved too quickly was due to my blood pressure dropping. The plus side....although my blood pressure has never been an issue and has always been in the "normal" range of low 120's over 81, my new blood pressure made her very excited. Last week's reading was 106/78 and today's 112/68. She was thrilled with how healthy the reading is. It will take awhile for my body to adjust to the new lower rate, as it's more or less just come to the realization that I've eliminated weight and my heart is not having to work as hard. WOO HOO! She informed me that as we age our blood pressure naturally begins to rise as our heart starts to wear out, so the lower my blood pressure is to begin with the better chance I have of avoiding medication as I get older. She is very pleased with how well I am doing with eliminating weight and making healthy lifestyle changes and was asking lots more questions about SP. She wants to promote SP even more than she has been as a way of helping more people change to a healthier lifestyle. I'm more than happy to give positive accounts about SP.
My positives today....
Great doctor's report, no blood pressure problems, just a nice healthy low blood pressure.
A busy day at work, the day went by very quickly.
Positive feed back from SP friends, family and my doctor.
Had time to do my cardio today, burned those 500 calories with walking!
Being alive to enjoy all the blessings that have come my way.
Well, it's Thirsty Thursday tomorrow, Marla, I know this one is one you aren't able to do, so I challenge everyone one else who is positive blogging to drink an extra glass in Marla's name!
Have a fantastic evening, give your loved ones and extra hug, just because.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
It's CANADA DAY! We are officially 141 years young, very young according to other countries, but it's still our birthday!
Sorry for not blogging yesterday, the neighbors kids had a party on Sunday night out in their back yard. Let's just say, it was not quiet! The temperature was 32 c during the day, so understood why they preferred to be outside, but we had to have out windows closed and still the noise was much. Finally went out at 1:30 am and asked if they could keep it down as I had to be up at 5am for work. At 3 am, I was not so polite...told them that in case they weren't aware, it was 3 am, I had to be up in 2hours, and to take it indoors. Finally by 3:30 am they did just that. Needless to say, not much sleep and a day's work ahead of me. By the time I got home yesterday, I was bagged. In bed by 6:30pm and slept until 7 am this morning! Good thing it is a stat holiday today, I'd have been late for work otherwise!
Got a great walk in this morning. I walked to the parade route and watched the parade then walked home again. My lazy family was just getting up when I got home. It's going to be another hot day here, so not sure how much outdoor things we will do, but fireworks tonight should be nice.
It's Talking Tuesday today, so don't forget to check in with some SP friends and maybe a newbie or two. Have an awesome day, keep your focus on your healthy lifestyle.
Thanks Jen, for checking up on me, love your sense of humor.
My positives, (almost forgot to add them!)
I had a great sleep last night, many hours!
A super walk this morning and a parade to watch!
A stat holiday today, so a day off during the week.
Thanks Jen for your sense of humor and checking up on me.
SP friends, who are so encouraging and caring.
A post on my sparkpage that left me feeling great. (they all do, this one was just from someone I don't yet know)
Although, limited sleep on Sunday night, I got through the work day and the party did eventually end!
The party was a great reminder to me to not allow myself to get angry...to focus on the fact that everything happens for a reason.
I do admit though, by 3 am I was a little "testy". LOL.
It's a great day, a new day, a day to be creative on my blank canvas, to make it whatever I chose.
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