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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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Steps This Morning

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Got up planning to walk a mile with Leslie - but just did not! Was doing a few "Fly Lady" things. My son asked me why I was not exercising and I told him I just did not want to this morning.

HOWEVER, our church is a drop off for the Operation Christmas Child project - and a lady stopped by with a van full of shoe boxes - over 200. I helped carry them in and added over 1000 steps. God truly has a sense of humor!! He just showed me that I could not get thru the day without those extra steps. He truly knows my heart's desire - to exercise faithfully EVERY DAY!!


Slowly Adding Steps

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Am gradually adding steps each day - is so much easier than I would have thought!! Worked today (at a computer), stopped at Safeway on the way home, fixed dinner. Am working a jigsaw puzzle and added a few pieces.
And, when I took my pedometer out of my pocket it read 3846 steps for today. Guess I did more walking than I had thought.

Feels good to be slowly adding. Have lost 6 pounds and have not gained it back. Yahoo!!!

Now, am "beat" - so am heading for bed. Have not been getting enough sleep this week. When I go out at night, it is hard to get to bed when I get home. Gotta work on that. I do love to read - and alway have a couple of books by my bed. Maybe will stop at the library and see what they have.

Hope you are all having a great week - and planning a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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MARTHA-ANN 11/12/2010 5:03AM

    Good for you emoticonI'm not walking much with this pesky knee emoticon
Hope you get a good nights rest, there's nothing like it for making the world seem brighter.

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MEINI002 11/11/2010 11:31PM

    Keep up the good work! Every step is a step forward.

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FANORONHA_14 11/11/2010 11:17PM

    emoticonYou are emoticonYou are emoticon
Never Give Up!
Life is Good
Good Health is the Greatest Wealth
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippiand 4:13

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DAPHNE_RUNS 11/11/2010 11:16PM

    That is great!!!!! Keep it up and see if you can work up to 5,000 steps a day. It is tough to get those steps in when you work at a computer. One day at a time.

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KATHYK24 11/11/2010 11:14PM

    Good job, that's exactly how I did it until I was up to 10,000 a day and then after awhile I added even more to that, especially on the weekends and days off.

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Daily Goals

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

I have added my goals here on Spark People and have been accomplishing some of them - well, some of the time. But, need to make them more visible each day. Am thinking about a chart for the front of the fridge. Except that if I put one there, my son will make sure that I reach my goals each day.

Recently, we made a trip to the We Care Clinic for him. He was having severe migraines and his blood pressure was slightly elevated. So he has been researching and has become more interested in our diet. We order from Schwans and love their meats. Not much to chose from here in Pendleton. We were so spoiled in Medford with a small Quality Market - that has the best meat on the West Coast. Well, we think so!! Geoff and I do not eat much meat, so one of their individual servings is just right for the two of us - with a couple of veggies and a salad.

So, am eating much better. And, my daughter is doing a semi-Weight Watchers and has lost 15 pounds. I did it for a couple of weeks and lost about 6 pounds. (have gained back a couple) - so want to get started counting points again. This diet goes very well with what Geoff and I have been eating this past week.

And, am gradually increasing my daily steps. Walked a mile with Leslie this morning and have about 1500 on my pedometer - am at work so the steps are going down the hall to answer the doorbell - and a couple of trips to the bathroom (on the other side of the sanctuary). I skip the one in the nursery so I can add a few more steps.

I just feel so encouraged on this website!! Love reading how others handled discouragement and setbacks just like I experience. And, am so motivated by the success stories - each day another step!!

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PLAYBLUES22 11/10/2010 1:43PM

    Sweetie, nice plans emoticon

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MARTHA-ANN 11/10/2010 10:12AM

    Definitely sounds a good plan Barb, I seem to be faffing about yet again and can't get into the right mindset at the moment...hopefully soon! emoticon

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PENNEYV 11/9/2010 8:06PM

    Sounds like you have a good workable plan!healthy lifestyle is so much easier when every one is working together.
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