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Glad to be back in the saddle again!

3-24-13: most all of my seed children are sprouting. I got a dwarf curry plant and 2 african blue basil plants, repotted them and they are doing well.

March 15 -- got some of my veggies started in pots and having green thumb wishes!

I mowed the lawn Sunday -- whew!

I treadmilled it and swam on Tuesday! Who knew swimming would be so tiring?

December 9, 2012

It is a wonderful thing that the phraseToday is the First Day of the Rest of My Life....

August 14, 2012

I love this thought: I only have to exercise the muscles I want to keep!

Actually it is a take off from what my dentist used to say about flossing -- he used to say that I only had to floss the teeth I wanted to keep --

I think this applies to my muscles as well . . .

July 8 -- planting Oakleaf Hydrangeas
Feb 11 - Ignite the Night - Ms Children's Museum
January 28 - Hot Chocolate Classic 5K
January 26 - quick 10 min walk/jog in Rain
January 23 - 2 mile walk
January 24 - 4 mile elliptical bike ride
January 17, 2012 -- Got my morning Walk In - Yeah!


It has been an interesting year -- a journey of ups and downs and sheer craziness!
I am looking forward to my vegetable garden, to losing down to 125 and being as healthy as I can!

If you have never been to St Patricks Day Parade -- you are welcome to come to MS -- We do have the 4th largest St Patrick's Day parade in the country!!

And That's no Blarney!


It's been a strange, rainy day -- I haven't gotten much done but my blog of pictures and eating birthday cake.

(I am keeping this Tuesday FAT with the cake)

It is so true -- I am a "cake" head -- God have mercy on me! lol



I am happy that I went walking early - 30 degrees not withstanding.

Now, I just went up to the corner --but the point is -- I did what I like, which is walking 1st thing in the morning, IN THE DAYLIGHT.

I didn't go far -- point is I went - I braved the cold and thanked God the wind wasn't blowing!!!

It is getting lighter earlier each day and staying lighter each night!

One good thing about being laid off come Friday 2/11, is that I will have more time for my exercise and study. And if I can draw unemployment -- that is even better.

Ya'll have a great week!

Working on juggling my studies and my exercise -- not happy with the results so far - Some lbs gained, none lost.

I did this a while back -- may do this again.
The Perfect 10:Reworking Goals 10-10-10 for 5 weeks!

10 Interval Training days (2x a wk Tue & Thu)
10 Strength Training days (2 x a wk: Sun & Wed)
10 Morning and Evening Walks (Any 2 days a wk)

Equals a Perfect 10!!
I had been trying to do daily interval training (which they say not to -- without having daylight -- it was hard to do.
That leaves me afternoons, after work.

I had not been doing ANY strength training with any consistancy -- this will help!
Senility Prayer:
God Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do and the eyesight to tell the difference!
If I want those pounds gone -- I got to get my INTERVAL TRAINING DONE !! I am also committed to Strength Training which I started Sunday 8/8.

It's back to DAILY FOOD BASICS for me:
3 - Fruits // 3 - 4 Breads/Carbs // 4 - 5 Proteins // 3 - Fats
2 - 3 Milks // 3 - 5 Vegetables // 1 - (30 calorie) Extra

I became determined to focus on my food and my exercise -- that brings me pleasure -- and CONTROL!!

The job is a job -- I am a long term temporary employee -- but that could be 2 weeks -- to 2 months.

I am working on getting my PELL Grant secured for the fall schedule -- I want to continue my schooling!

I gotta get my exercise plan and food plan down.

So here is what I have planned:
--Route to new job goes right by a walking path at a hospital - check!
--Going by there today to check out what food places are available and plan my lunches for the week- check!!!

Wish me luck!!
By the Way: The local Kroger near my house has a Toledo Scale in the entrance where the carts are stored.
For Kicks - I got on it and weighed -- 152!!
I haven't posted that yet -- But I was VERY encouraged -- if the Toledo scale said 152 -- I MUST be 152!!
Kind of funny!

I'm focusing on getting a job:
Filling out Applications, resume sending, questionnaire answering, yada, yada, yada.

Studying ways to tighten the $$$ belt
- No extra, unnecessary trips
- Using a grocery list and sticking to budgeted amount
- More specific menu planning
- Using up the foods that I have got in house
- Finding activities for us to do around the house that are fun!
and I guess I will just have to leave the rest up to God!

Going for an evening walk, riding my stationary bike -- being active.
Was Kinda Bummed. . .
When I registered my weight loss as 153lbs, SP automatically recalculated my weight loss of 2lbs/wk - which made the date change from September 18 to October18 -- ARGHHH!!!

So Now my time line has expanded. Unless I can somehow figure out how to lose more than 2 lbs a week - which I have NOT been very successful at AT ALL -- I am stuck with plodding along.

So, I'm bummed. Feel like I'm moving SLOWER than turtle speed!!

It took me from 6/6 to 7/11 to lose those 3 measly pounds!

I have upped my exercise to 5000+ steps 6 days a week. Added PM exercises/strength training.

Still staying within my limits on my nutrition tracker. Staying below 2300mg of Sodium.

The thought of doing more exercise -- tires me out!!

I'm trying to find a job -- if and when I do -- it will leave me virtually NO TIME - well, very little time -- to devote myself to all my planning, tracking and exercising -- THIS IS A BIG FEAR!!!

1. Rest Sunday. Walk AM: Mon, Wed, Fri. this week.
2. Curves PM: Mon, Wed, Fri this week.
3. WALKING Interval training ANY 2 DAYS: Tuesday and Saturday.
4. Focus on expending 215 calories in exercise a day.

Help! I can't even appreciate the following senitment noted below -- because in being my own self -- it is too slow!!

I want everything and I want it NOW!!!!!

Wouldn’t the ultimate gift to yourself be to believe that, no matter your age, size or circumstances, you are beautiful and then go out into the world reflecting that feeling inside and out?

There is no better time than now to start to appreciate that you are perfect just the way you are. A truly remarkable woman who is more than ready to be a Queen! Join me and claim your rightful and royal place as Queen of Your Own Life. After all ladies, if not now, when?

Member Since: 3/27/2010

My Goals:
Walk 4000+ steps a day.

Interval training 2 times this week.

Stay on calorie/nutrition plan.

Keep sodium below 2300mg.

Regular Cardio & strength training:
M, W, F this week.


My Program:
Good nutritious food, healthy lifestyle = seeing my grandchildren grow up.

Personal Information:
I live in the Reservoir area and am looking for some buddies here or in the Metro Jackson area to talk exercise and healthy lifestyle.
I have gone back to school to go into the health field-- that's been an adventure!!! lol

Other Information:
I like to read, I like to study different subjects --I have so many interests, music, book series, -- would like to start a healthy eating supper club.

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