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A Bright Sunny Day!

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

FINALLY!! Bright and sunny out this morning - a little cooler, but it will warm up.

Yesterday i got over 3000 steps - not sure how, was working at church and stopped at Safeway to pick up a few groceries. But, I will take every one. Have some errands today, so will get a few more again. Nothing planned this evening so will get out for a walk with my camera.

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MARTHA-ANN 5/5/2011 4:02AM

    Good for you Barb, that's great.
I haven't done a lot of walking as I've had very severe sciatica for three weeks, which is now a lot better, and I've been having tests on my liver again...which makes me tired. Easter, the Royal Wedding and May Day holidays were all combined together and made for an eleven day break over here so we visited a bit and went for a couple of rides. I finally got back to walking on Monday, didn't do much but felt better for it.

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A Cloudy Day In Pendleton

Monday, May 02, 2011

I was wanting to change my background picture to bright sunshine - like we had over the weekend - but our sky looks just like that out my window this afternoon. And it is even sprinkling a little.

But have a couple of bright spots in my day:
First, my daughter stopped by this morning and we went next door to Starbucks for coffee. I have stopped getting their fancy ones and just get black coffee. And, that works fine for me.

Then, this evening will be meeting my son for our Monday evening out. I want to go to Shari's for dinner. They have lots of great salads. I love this time with Greg - a time to just relax and share. Right now I feel he is about the only one in my family I can be completely open and honest with. My other children - gotta love each one - always want to give me advise. After all, I am over 70 and getting old!! So what do I know?? But. I know they only want the best for me. So, I just listen.

I am trying to get back on my SparkPeople schedule:
This month - drink my water and exercise every day - even if it is only 15 minutes!!
And take my vitamins and calcium.

I have cut most cheese out of my diet. Geoff (one of those children with the advise) tells me I need to eat because of the calcium - and then I look at all the fat and calories. But, when I weighted this morning I had gained another pound. First I lost about 10 and now have gained back 3. But, one positive ******* I am down a bra size - so what does that mean?? And, got out a sweater that I had not worn in a long time. I think I am going to go with the measurements instead of the scales.


A Good Day

Thursday, April 21, 2011

This morning I measured and found that I have lost an inch off my waist - the rest of the measurements are the same - including my weight. But, I got out a sweater I have had for a while and found that I could wear it!! WOO HOO. It had been just a little too tight to be comfortable. Now, that really feels good.

And, I have been trying to increase my steps each day. Have done fairly well this week - until today. Only 2128 this evening. So I took a walk around the block - well, actually a couple of blocks and now my pedometer shows 3750 for the day. That is really good for me. I know some of you are in the thousands - and maybe someday I will be too. But, for now 3750 looks great to me!!!

Now. it is time for a movie. Not sure what it will be - probably "Undercover Blues" with Kathleen Turner and Dennis Quaid. My son tells me it is a good movie.

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MARTHA-ANN 4/24/2011 3:46AM

    Way to go Barb emoticon
Enjoy the movie!

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CAROLIAN 4/23/2011 4:33AM


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KAKAY56 4/21/2011 9:53PM

    emoticonkeep up the good work emoticon....

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IXRAYU4DOE 4/21/2011 9:43PM

  Congratulations to you! It's feels so good when you cross a threshold (wearing an old sweater and losing inches in your case!) you should be so proud of yourself!

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PENNEYV 4/21/2011 9:37PM

    emoticon You are doing really well. I found that I really do like Leslie Sansone videos to walk with. There are several posted on youtube. They have helped to get me moving more since I have issues with my knee.

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For All You Grandmothers

Friday, April 15, 2011

Just have to share this with you. My older daughter gave this to me a few years ago. It always makes me smile. I think of my Mother who said when she was in her 80's, "Sometimes I feel like I am 16 and then I look in the mirror." I told her to just break the mirror.

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PENNEYV 4/21/2011 9:40PM

    This reminds me when I was a child my parents were into antiques. They had explained that for something to be an antique, it had to be over 60 years. Putting 2 & 2 together, I figured out that my grandmother was an antique. I believe that everyone got a laugh out of that, except my grandmother. emoticon

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BEESPARKLE 4/20/2011 10:52AM

    I think Grandma's to-day are not like my Grandma was like.
They now at 80 Grandma's have more get up and go. More stylish.

I think the ones at 30 and 40 this young generation is more the Antique Little girls.

They complain more and they are tired more. They call on us more to help them. We can do circles around them.

Sorry that is my opinion. The 5o year old's time they get 80 will be awesome as they have learned from us.

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MARTHA-ANN 4/18/2011 1:04AM

    Too true! emoticon

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Have to Give It Up!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I know some of you have a hard time giving up chocolate - that is one food i would not miss. But, I realize that the one food I really have to give up - or at least get under control is cheese - i could eat cheese with most any thing!!

Like this evening for dinner. We had those small sirloin steaks from Schwans - oh, my, they are so good. And we had veggies and brown rice. But, my downfall was adding cheddar cheese to the rice. That is soooo gooood!!. I don't add soy sauce because of all the sodium. So am going to have to think about this one. If I could just limit the amount - but not sure i have the will power!!

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MARTHA-ANN 4/14/2011 2:18AM

    Naughty Barb, I've never even thought of cheese with rice...lol...you've made me want to try it now!!! emoticon

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