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My Seven for 2011!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Feels so good to have #1 goal for 2011!! Now for the other Six!!

#1. Lose 25 pounds.

My son has high-blood pressure and we have been seriously looking at our diet. We have done too much take-out. One of his favorites is Burger King's French Fries - we have not done take-out for a couple of months. Don't remember the last time I drove thru to the take-out window.

We have been ordering from Schwan's - it is so good to come home to a freezer full of veggies and fruit (we recently bought a small freezer from Sears!) - and have plenty to pick from. A favorite that we always have on hand is the Beef Sirloin - one is just the right amount for us - with the veggies and a fresh salad. (I do love my salad!). We have been collecting menus that work for us - makes it so much easier.

We have been researching on line and found a Cook Book at mayoclinic.com that I am ordering. Looks like a good one! I do not enjoy cooking - we have decided that it is because our kitchen is so small. But, with all the right ingredients on hand - and a new cookbook, perhaps I can be inspired. I do like to cook, when I have a special occasion or even a plan in place. So having planned menus would be a great inspiration. And, some new recipes will add to the adventure.

So, #2 goal will be to plan weekly menus and keep diet within recommended guidelines.

Gotta think about this one a little more - later.
Now is time to get in gear for the day!!

My computer at work is still not functioning at "full". Just does not want to print some items - like checks from Quicken - prints reports, but not checks. And,do not have the program I use for the Sunday bulletin. - I use Publisher - and the one I had on the computer before the "crash" was transfered from the old computer - and that is no longer available - so have ordered a new copy. Will get next week - but in the meantime will do like I did last week - do here at home, print out, and make copies in the office. And, gotta do that today!!

So, it is off to work for me!!

See you all later,


My Seven for 2011!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Have never done "New Year's Resolutions". But there are some things that I want to accomplish in 2011. So I started a list and ended up with over 20 things. Now, that is just way too many, if I am going to be successful and actually finish all of them.
Got to thinking about the year 2011 and decided that seven rhymes with it - so am going to have a list of 7 things to accomplish next year.

My Seven in 2011 - Now to decide which 7 ????
Do have #1 to start the list. I have been playing around with SparkPeople and have seen others lose weight. Now it is my turn. I have lost about 6 pounds recently so have actually started. My goal is 175 by Christmas next year. There - it is now in black and well, green.

So my #1 item is to lose 25 pounds in 2011.

Now to decide the other 6 things.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MARTHA-ANN 12/11/2010 3:13AM

    Great idea...I might start a list myself! emoticon

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MESSA82 12/9/2010 11:46PM

    so doable... thats only about 2lbs a month!!! I'm sure with hard work and focus you'll do it in no time at all!

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PENNEYV 12/9/2010 9:21PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Looking forward to seeing your other "6".

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GLMOM2 12/9/2010 9:14PM

    You are off to good start. #1 is done the others will fall into place! I'm working on my list too for '11. I like that 7 in 2011. Catchy, I like it!


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VELVETCATT 12/9/2010 7:42PM

    I like it - go for it!

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A Day Off

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Am just taking the day "off"!! This has been a stressful week - the hard drive in my comupter at work "crashed" on Tues. I work in the Church office so putting together the bulletin for Sunday was a bit of a challenge. I did one on my computer at home, printed it out, and made copies at church yesterday.

And, our Pastor is in the hospital with cellulitis - has been since Tuesday. (He may come home today.) I miss him so when he is not in his office.

And, am not sure what we will do for Christmas. I had a wonderful Thanksgiving in my very small apartment - but do not really want to do Christmas because my daughter will be working. Here are pictures of my family taken that day!!

This is me with my daughter and granddaughters.

In back: Jonathan, my granddaughter's boyfriend and Geoff, my son that lives with me. Sitting: Eric, my son-in-law and Dick, the father of my children.

BUT: I know who I am and who I belong to!! And that makes all the difference. I can mop and feel sorry for myself - or I can play house today and begin decorating for Christmas. I already have the decoration boxes in the corner of the living room. Wonder what they hold. Was in BiMart this past week looking at all the decorations. Oh, my! I just wanted to buy everything. So today might be a good day to sort thru what I have and go buy more!! Might even get in a few extra steps today. Now, wouldn't that be an added treat!!!

Well, I just perked myself up - inspite of the gloomy day outside. It is overcast - but perhaps the sun will come out later -like it did yesterday.

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MARTHA-ANN 12/6/2010 3:44AM

    It's so good to have family Barb, get those decorations sorted and stay cheerful emoticon
Hope the Pastor gets home soon and you computer is mended emoticon

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Our Snow Today

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Got up to a little more snow this morning. Here is the view from my office at the church:

And across the street from Safeway. Stopped there on my way home to pick up a few more things for Thanksgiving dinner:

Am so glad I finally got studded tires. Pendleton is quite hilly and, even tho there is not a lot of snow - yet - it is really slick. The temperature right now is about 8 - 10 degrees,

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MARTHA-ANN 11/25/2010 6:57AM

    Hi Barb, sorry I've been offline again with a computer virus, it's gone now and hopefully won't reappear!

We've had two inches of snow overnight, it's still snowing and two degrees below so we seem to be experiencing similar weather....maybe not quite so cold as you but it'll drops lower overnight.
Glad you went for the studded tyres too emoticon emoticon

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Weather to Come??

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Did my strength exercises this morning!! YEAH! Now to see how many steps I can add???

Overcast this morning and snow is in the forecast. To get studded tires or not?? I have a small pickup - not a 4-wheel drive. Bought it in Medford, where 4-wheel drive is not needed in town. But, have moved to Pendleton where snow is a common factor in the winter - not lots, but the town is hilly, so 4-wheel or studs are advised. Guess I will check with my Pastor today and see what he advises. Our church is up and around a curve and the street can be a bit of a challenge when there is a lot of snow.

Looking forward to Thanksgiving - just wish my sister were closer so we could include her. But, she lives in Brookings. She and a friend will be going out for dinner. She does not have any family close that she can be with. I do not like this - not sure why God placed her there and me here. I just want to be with her!!!

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MARTHA-ANN 11/19/2010 7:31AM

    Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Barb, sorry your sister can't join you but she'll enjoy dinner with her friend as you'll enjoy yours with your family. emoticon

Our weather seems quite settled at the moment after the storms of last week but the long range forecast is for similar to last year! emoticon

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