It is already the 10 and I am just getting into April. No celebrations this month - but I am so ready to start weeding and planting. Lots of beautiful daffodils and tulips blooming. My tulips are in a shaded area so the buds are just starting to show -so will be a while before the actually bloom.
I am so enjoying our knitting group. We meet Monday afternoons and Tuesday evenings. And I am getting lots of knitting done - am making good headway on the yarn stash I have. Next week will be the 3rd anniversary of the restaurant where we meet. And, they are going to set up a potato bar for us. So sweet. They are a great group and have really spoiled us there.
I just finished some grocery shopping at WalMart. I really prefer Safeway, but there are a number of items that are quite a bit cheaper at WalMart - and some things I cannot get at Safeway.
Also stopped at the club and did my walk on the treadmill. I did not go last week - did some walking in the neighborhood. But, I find that I really do better if I do even 10 minutes every day at the club - seems to keep me more motivated!!
Well, enough rambling for the afternoon. It is overcast and windy this afternoon. A good afternoon to knit and watch another episode of my series. Right now am watching Alias on netflix.
Hope everyone is having a good week - eating well and getting lots of exercise!!
I have entered a few challenges and then have fallen by the wayside. But this month I am determined to actually complete a couple of challenges.
The first comes from the knitting group. It involves using up some of the yarn I have stashed. I do not have very much, but am looking at what I do have and how I can utilize those yarns. Will report later.
The second challenge is the "Rise and Shine" challenge on the Daily Spark. It is two-fold. Eat a healthy breakfast and exercise at least 10 minutes first thing in the morning - every day!! I am eating breakfast every morning, but do not exercise first thing. That will definitely be a challenge for me. Mostly I walk - either on the treadmill or outside - most every afternoon. So first thing in the morning will take some doing!!
Have my daily planner out and am putting these on my schedule for each day. I laugh at the "schedule" idea tho since I am retired and really do not have much of a schedule to keep. Well, I suppose I really do. Let's see:
Monday: the knitting group from 1:30 to about 3;
Tuesday: meet with Elaine for Bible study from 10 - 11:30 and knitting group again from 6 - 8 p.m.:
Wednesday: Bible study at the church 6:30 - 8;
Thursday: Meet Elaine at the church for a time of Prayer and the card ministry we have started.
Sunday: Sunday School and Chursh from 9:30 - 12 and Circle of Sisters (at church) 6 - 8 p.m.
And dinner out with my oldest son. We were meeting Sat evening, but his schedule is changing at work, so will vary for a while. Next week it will be Tuesday evening. We usually meet at WalMart in the video section, shop a bit and then go somewhere for dinner. Last week we went to Shari's for breakfast - I think we will be going to TacoBell next. We have been craving tacos.
Now, that I have written all of this guess it is time to do some of that exercising. 10 minutes is really not very long - very doable.!!
Whatever your challenge is I want to wish you the very best!! I can do it!! You can do it!! We can do it!!
Well, this is the last time!! I really need to lose some weight. Have been on SparkPeople for a few years and weigh the same as when I started. Have lost a few pounds but always gain them back.
But, I think it is time!! I would like to lose only 2 pounds a month. Why is it so hard to lose just that much??
Am reading a book called "Made to Crave" - that is the way God has created us - we are not to crave the things of this world, but we are to crave Him. What I crave is cheese and peanut butter, and I just can't seem to limit the amount that I eat. For an evening snack, I love a thick piece of cheese and a handful of soda crackers. And for breakfast, a couple piece of toast with lots of peanut butter!! The sodium alone is way out of the ballpark for me!! I can eat a piece of fruit or a bit of yogurt but it just does not satisfy my craving.
So, starting now my focus is going to be on my God and with His Help this is my year!!
None for me! This year I am going to focus on one - and only one - focus each month.
And for January it is to drink my water!! I now have a glass on the kitchen table that I fill with water each time I finish it. Have a bottle in my car and each time I get in or out I take a drink. Well, most every time! Yesterday the water was frozen, but by the time i got home enough had thawed that I was able to drink a bit.
And I have continued my membership of Spark Coach - and feel like I have learned so much. Right now I am in the "motivation" section. That is what I seem to need most - encouragement each day to keep on track. What a great addition to a great website!! Thank you so much, Spark People.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
What are you doing today? I just talked to my son who lives in Vancouver, WA and he is watching Lord of the Rings trilogy today. So am thinking about getting my copies out and watching while I work on that jigsaw puzzle.
And, will be drinking that water today!! Just finished a glass and time for a refill!!