Sweet Molly 10-12-2003 - 10-14-2015
Looking forward to enjoying pansies again this Spring!
Just do it!
Committed to doing the upcoming 2016 Summer 5% Challenge!
Live a healthy fit life, NEVER quit.
I love the 5% Challenges and am focused on the 2016 Spring 5% Challenge. I'd best make it a super successful one with 2 of my boys getting married in Oct. 2016 (yes, no typo!)
2014 Summer 5% Challenge Results:
(my best Challenge)
Weight: Lost 11#
Hips: Lost 2"
BMI 25.5 just short of goal to achieve healthy range of 25
Size: 12 (from sz 14)
100 Days of Accountability, Ongoing Chapters
Plan intentions before the start of every day.
Find positives in every day.
Doing 2016 Winter 5% Challenge Program:
Exercise 5-6 Days every week.
Eat a healthy balanced 1200 - 1555 calories daily. Holidays, family events, vacation option: max daily calories=weight x 15 calories .
No evening snacking as much as possible
Happily married with 3 terrific grown boys, 3 lovely grandkids. Took an early retirement in 2009, which presented many new lifestyle changes. Have a part-time bookkeeping business going; watch 4 yr old granddaughter 2 afternoons weekly.
Enjoy time with family and friends, reading, gardening (novice), cooking & mini vacations. Recently got interested in watercolor after taking a class. I am addicted to online jigsaw puzzles!
| Pounds lost: 9.0
Morning my friend. Happy you are having a sunny day, send some back to California, seem to be missing mine lately. It is just peeking out right now, lol. Really happy you are having sunny days , happy it is getting you moving on to a great start to a new chapter. Hope you had a nice walk. I went out and came back in waiting for Glen and Riley and go out later in the sunshine.
Glad your DS2 found a sunny spot for those tomatoes, nothing better that home grown tomatoes. I have to buy new plants and put them in a new location out front, had a bit of a problem. Think I can buy bigger plants at the nursery, missing my tomatoes right now.
Nice of you to take MIL out to the play, sounds like it did a world of good for the both of you. So true always need to make the most of the time we have. You are a sweetheart.
Have a beautiful Sunday Vicki, happy you stopped by, perked me up.
5 days ago
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Thank you so much for the banner compliment! My page isn't my page unless I can add a window somewhere, lol! Have a great Sunday, my buddy!
5 days ago
My Dr. is recommending that I eat several smaller meals throughout the day now that I have been diagnosed as having "Hypoglycemia". Instead of eating 3 regular meals and 2 snacks, I would be eating 6 smaller meals through out the day. By eating at regular intervals, my blood sugar levels (and therefore my energy levels) would remain stable. So, instead of having that mid-afternoon crash, I would be full of energy through dinnertime! By eating every few hours (especially if when we chew on fruits and veggies) can also help add extra the nutrition that might be missing from other meals. By cutting out refined sugar, I also cut a lot of fruits that were high in sugar as well. I have recently learned that my body needs this natural sugar. Therefore I have started re-introducing them back into my meal plans as needed. This is helping to restart my metabolism. How many of you know what "Hypoglycemia" is? Could you be suffering from this condition and not know it? I was.
Hypoglycemia : deficiency of glucose ( sugar ) in the bloodstream. Low Blood Sugar.
7 days ago
Just stopping by to wish you a great weekend. Off to some garden centers with my friends.
7 days ago
If you are like me and have had or raised children. Then you know that our kids look to us to set examples for them to follow.
It isn't always easy to do. Especially when it comes to what we eat and fitting in exercise. Most of us lead busy lives and sometimes it isn't easy to fit in regular exercise, but unless you make it a priority, you are risking your child becoming a couch potato and junk food junkie.
So where do we start. We start by taking them shopping with us and teaching them to pick out healthy whole grains, fruit, vegetables and lean meats, poultry or fish.
I have always tried to make my sons part of the process even in the kitchen. When it comes to handling the food that is just as important as knowing how to pick it out if we want it to remain healthy enough to eat. That is why wash, rinse and sanitize is such an important fact to remember when it comes to food prep and handling.
After the shopping is done and everything is put away. Dinner is over with, we have the choice of sitting in front of the tv or going to our rooms and playing video games. Not in my house. We would go for a walk, bike ride or often a hike across the canal in the woods around Peanut Lake. The boys to this day are still very active and even belong to gyms. I am so proud that they take an active roll in their relationships as adults in meal planning and exercise.
Remember that also snack planning is just as important. Not just for the children, but for those of us that want to eat healthy. We can prepare our snacks ahead of time and have them ready to go in a snack bag. This makes snacking healthier and convenient.
So how about you, are there any suggestions that you can think of ?
7 days ago