Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Last week I flew to Florida to spend a couple of days with a very dear friend who is recuperating from a serious illness. We had a great time together.
This past weekend we had company come to spend the night with us and view all the beautiful colors here in New England.
Tomorrow I am flying to the west coast to spend Halloween with my two grandkids there. The costume is packed and ready to go! I'm only staying for a couple of days - and will be back here on Saturday.
This afternoon, my husband and I will join our local 2-year-old grandson and his mom in the Halloween parade near their home.
Next month a friend and I will spend a few days away together hiking in the woods in New England.
Meanwhile, I am planning classes through to the end of the semester for my course. I like to mix it up and do different exercises with the classes each time i teach it.
I've been busy....busy, that is, for a retired 68-year-old.
And I will continue to be busy for a few more weeks.
I feel great. I have been eating well - sticking to my program for the most part - and walking regularly. My energy level is high.
I am enjoying how I look these days - and I am unwilling to do anything that will ruin that.
I have allowed myself a dessert or two - and I did nibble on some Halloween candy. But the scale is right where it was a week ago. I have not lost any weight and I have not put on any weight.
In a week or two, I will buckle down again and spend some time focusing on moving the scale down another pound or so. I do have another 10 or 15 pounds to shed before I reach my goal.
We all know that in the course of our lives, each of us goes through good times and through bad times -- it's the natural way of a lifetime.
We make it through the bad times as best we can - often with the help and support of others around us -- especially those who love us.
And it is up to us to enjoy and appreciate those good times whenever we can.
These days I say "Thank you" every day for this life of mine right now.