Wednesday, February 16, 2011
At the beginning of the year our Pastor told us we should slow down and learn to just say "No!". In December he had cellulitis in his leg - spent 4 days in the hospital - and was off most of the month. So he learned how important it is to just rest at times.
However, it seems like my life has gotten busier. Well, actually the things I am doing are adding so much to my life!! Monday evenings I am working on #3 of my goals for the year. (Restoring lost relationships). Am meeting my oldest son who had withdrawn from the family - again. This week we met with his Dad to celebrate my son's 49th birthday. (And I thought I was only 49!!) Oh, well. We had such a good time - just reminiscing and sharing stories.
Am walking a little more - slowly adding steps so my weekly average is going up. And, have lost another pound - even tho I have not been tracking my food intake. Actually, just do not have much of an appetite - except when I have gone out for dinner.
Have been spending more time with Jill, my 10 year old granddaughter. Will soon start our Bible study.
Have finished knitting a scarf for my Pastor's wife and have started another for me. Also, am hand-piecing a quilt for my oldest granddaughter who is getting married in March. The quilt however will not be finished before at least Christmas. (They had originally planned to get married in Sept.)
Am still sorting and tossing in my bedroom. Have discarded some books and taken a couple of boxes to the Salvation Army. Feels so good to have my closet cleaned out.
So, I feel like I am right on track. Just want to focus now on losing a couple more pounds this month. Better get with it!!!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Here are 6 of my 7 goals for this year - still do not have the 7th one, but am thinking about it.
#1. Lose 25 pounds.
#2. Plan weekly menus and keep diet within recommended guidelines.
#3. Reestablish lost relationships.
#4. Study the life of Jesus with Jill, my 10 year old granddaughter.
#5. Plan knitting and quilting projects for 2011.
#6. Downsize my "stuff" to about half - again!!
#1. Have not lost any more - but also, have not gained any. So is time to lose a couple more pounds.
#2. Have not actually planned any weekly menus, but have been deciding each day what will be for dinner. And, have been writing down the menu for that day.
#3. Have contacted my son here in Pendleton that I have not seen for about 6 months and we are meeting for dinner next Monday evening. He was more receptive than I had expected. So, am excited to see him.
#4. Have not started a study with Jill. Am having a difficult time deciding when in the week would be the best time for us. I work and she is in school so Sat. would be the best day, but that is my free day and I just do not want to give it up. I know, that is really selfish of me - gotta think about this one some more.
#5. Have started piecing a small double wedding ring quilt for my oldest granddaughter who will be getting married March 19th. When I started it, they had set the date for Sept. 1 and I thought I could probably finish it by then. But, now may just be a Christmas present.
#6. Cleaned out some of the bookshelves in my bedroom. Took some to the used bookstore and tossed some. Also tossed a stack of magazines in the hall closet and am now going thru my cookbooks. I do not cook!! Don't know why I have so many cookbooks and do not use them.
So, am on my way!
I was feeling like I have not done much so far. But when I look at each goal on my list, I realize that I have gotten off to a pretty good start!! And, blogging about it helps keep my focus!!
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