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Making Progress!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Oh, my goodness!! I have lost 4 pounds and 7 inches (waist, hips, and thigh.)
Did not realize I had lost that many inches - just had to go back to my diary and check again!!
And, yes, the figures are correct.

And, my stress level is almost ocean bottom level. Actually, I do not stress out easily. Guess that comes from my parents. They were so solid and secure. Guess that comes from living thru the depression.
Energy level wavers some. Last week I was so tired by evening - felt like God could just move me Home. Like "today would be a good day!!" So, got lots of extra sleep over the weekend. And, now feel like I can do another week. Also, the warm sunny days do boost my "get up and go". And, do get an evening out. Meeting a group for Mexican and then going to the community college for a play - "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." One of the youth in our church plays the lead - so that will make it extra special.

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BUGGYS 5/14/2010 2:16PM

    Working hard, eating right is making me feel good...I have lost inches, too but not a whole lot of weight, but that doesn't bother me now...it'll come of eventually...the fact that my clothes are lose and O feel stronger is an indication that I am going down the right road...and so are you...doesn't it feel wonderful!?! emoticon emoticon

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Crocheted Dress

Thursday, May 13, 2010



Finally finished the little crocheted dress.

  
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PLAYBLUES22 5/14/2010 6:34AM

    Gorgeous !!!!!!!

Thank you

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ONLYTEMPORARY 5/14/2010 1:17AM

    Beautiful!

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ROSSETTI3 5/13/2010 11:42PM

  very nice

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BEHMOM 5/13/2010 11:05PM

  It is really lovely!! Who is the lucky recipient?
I am a fellow crocheter (although I haven't done any crocheting for over a year). I crocheted a long white coat to wear over a plain white dress as my wedding dress, 38 years ago. Finished it the night before the wedding!!
Good job!
Jocelyn

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What Does God Want for Me in This Life?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Have been more tired this week - but have had lots going on. Most every evening this week there is some place to go. Tues evening am in a study called "Walking with God" by John Eldridge and have been impressed with the thought that God promises us that His burden is light and that He truly wants us to have joy in our lives each day. But, how can we have that peace and joy when we are so busy every day trying to "do everything."
I am learning that He just wants me to "Be" each day and to take in all that He has for me.
I don't think He is as concerned with what I "do" as I am.
So, did not go to Bible study this evening - my Pastor tells me it is OK to say "No".
It is 8:15 - and am soon off to bed.
Tomorrow will think about all that is on my calendar the rest of the week.

  


Drinking Water

Monday, May 10, 2010

Am having such a hard time drinking water!! Love my coffee in the morning - but just having a time getting that water down.
A few years ago, would slice a lemon, quarter each slice, and freeze, Then I would add a piece to my water bottle for the day - and that helped lots!!! Had forgotten about doing that until recently when I picked up some lemons at the grocery store.
So, have a piece in my Camelbak today. Will see if that will help. So far, 16 ounces down and it is only 11 a.m. Maybe I can reach my goal of 32 ounces today.

Exercising each day is getting so much easier. Have a couple of Nicole's DVD and just love them - do something different each day. Even yesterday when i did not have anything scheduled, found I just had to do something!!

Dieting is not an issue for me. I just need to eat healtier. Our Farmer's Market is Fridays - missed it this past week, but plan to shop there each week - that will help. I do love salads and that is a regular for my lunch. I find lots of items to add: pickled beets, chickpeas, frozen corn, frozen peas, tuna, spinach. Always looking for something different to add.

  


Does Housework Count as Exercise?

Saturday, May 08, 2010

This was a question on one of the poles recently. I don't work hard enough when I clean house to burn off many calories. However, this afternoon, I must have burned off a couple hundred. Well, maybe not that many.
Am doing some rearranging in my tiny, tiny bedroom. First, moved 3 boxes of books from one corner into the end of my closet. Then moved a treadle machine from the living room into my bedroom. Those things are heavy and the machine has a terrible squeak - should have looked for the WD-40. Then moved a hutch from one wall in the living room to another wall - not so heavy - just awkward to handle.

So, now am taking a break - drinking a cup of milk with a half piece of bread and 1 tbsp. peanut butter. Love that peanut butter!!

Waiting for my daughter to call so we can go shopping. We are going to a new craft store that opened recently.

Waiting for my daughter to call so we can go shopping.

  
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ZITADEVI 5/8/2010 5:39PM

  Honey, I say if it FELT like exercise it WAS exercise.

Moving boxes is FOR SURE strength training-

I mean it's the strength test we've been "training" for emoticon

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