Sunday, January 06, 2013
Hi Everyone! Happy New Year! I know it's been quite a while and I pray that all is well with my friends
I had my ups and downs during the course of 2012 but all in all we have been truly blessed in spite of 2 major situations that did occur; my 86 years young dad had a stroke and subsequently suffered falling and was in and out of the hospital. To be honest, it was touch and go for several months. Then just a few months later, my mother in law suffered a stroke and I'm sorry to say that she is now in a nursing home requiring professional care. However, my dad made a complete turnaround and recovered. My mil is also doing great, she's 87 and when we saw her on Christmas day she did her own hair and makeup and looked fantastic. Between work and visits to both parents, my choice of foods were not the best and I ended up gaining back 10 of the pounds and trust me, I feel it
Now, here is my reason (besides staying healthy of course) that I want to get back into the swing of proper diet and exercise----later on this year I am taking a trip to Ireland!
Needless to say my husband and I couldn't be any more excited! I've never traveled abroad, this will be my first major overseas vacation wooo hooo! It will be either very late summer or fall, at this post it's undecided. Besides, we need to save up a little more $$$ LOL! We plan to do a LOT of walking around to see the sites. I've acquired a few friendships from several people on facebook and from here (Norfolk VA) that live in Ireland and the pictures we've been shown are breath-taking and we want to BE there to see for ourselves! There is one minor downside--when we had our pictures taken for our passports----uh, well, how do I say this? We don't look like happy campers as you cannot smile and show teeth. You can smile slightly but still---
But we laugh about that anyway! So----whatdaya say! I show up here on Spark and make myself accountable and stick with the program! Okay ten pounds, your days are numbered heh heh heh!
Until next time,