My current goal is to 1.continue to record my food every day, 2 drink 10 C of water daily, 3 to exercise and be more active daily 4 to weigh myself regularlyl
I take part in water aerobics 4-5 days a week, swim laps and walk until the weather clears for me to bike again. I'm hoping to snow shoe again too.
Getting stronger every day! I feel great! April '09 was the start of an incredible journey into losing the weight that was effecting my health. It's been a great journey that surprisingly enough, has shown me that I could do what I didn't believe I could! My family is proud of me and that means the world to me!
I was born in Billings, Montana and have lived here my entire life. I have been married to my very supportive husband, Bob for 33 years and we have 5 children and 3 grandchildren with 3 more on the way in 2011. I am a Christian and love serving in my church. I take care of elderly and love that profession.
"Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible..... It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice. Big things are built one brick at a time. Victories are achieved one choice at a time. A life well lived is chosen one day at a time. Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!" -Lysa TerKeurst
Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort! Hugs, Pixie
Thanks for your comment on my blog. Was glad to see you there today. I've missed you. Hope you are enjoying a warm, sunny Indian summer Sunday. Did you get snow?? I heard from a friend in Rapid City that they had about 3 feet and another friend was stuck in Sheridan for 2 nights on her way to Denver because the roads were closed. We are warm and dry!
Thanks so much for the umbrella. It's still raining today and feels a bit chilly in the house. I have a boiler and radiators which keep the house just toasty in our 40 below winters but I hold off turning it on for as long as possible. I'm hoping for Halloween but we shall see. I went for a walk for coffee in the rain this a.m. and am still trying to warm up from that! Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer and rain should stop this afternoon. I have to drive to Big Sandy (about 35 miles south for me) for physical therapy this afternoon. He's a great guy and so worth the drive. I just bought a new, bigger foam roller last night. He's showing me all kinds of exercises to keep me walking.
“The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it. Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing. People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful." -Michael Josephson
Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never quit...you are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort! Hugs, Pixie
"Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks. We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects. One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.” -Jillian Michaels
Hi Ritarose, I actually live in Texas for part of the year and on the island of Aruba the other part. I will be leaving to go back to Texas tomorrow. My husband works for a company inside the Valero Refinery here on the island. We have been here for 7 years. I have actually gotten him to go back to visit Texas once. He loves it here. It is beautiful and I love coming but miss my family so much. We have 7 grandchildren. He has 3 daughters and I have 2 sons. His 17 year old decided in Dec. that she wanted to live with him. So after raising 2 boys I am experiencing life with a teenage daughter. It is different. She is so much fun to be with.