Jenn ---- always happy to lend some cheer! :)
At my age I'm beginning to see that life truly does have its seasons. And within each season are layers of joys, sorrows, and frustrations! They all pass in time. I believe what we learn from them is what shapes our character. I wouldn't be the person I am today had I not gone through my first marriage and its ending --- it built a strength in me I wouldn't otherwise have today. Finding my first love and marrying him has healed so many of the pains from my first marriage - and now my heart knows how to truly rejoice and know what real, honest love is.
Seasons......... they look different in every life. Marriage, kids, education, jobs, aging, kids moving into adulthood, aging parents, growing old. Many of my seasons have been painful, but I've learned great things. I remember thinking when I was younger than I wanted to age with the grace and beauty of Katherine Hepburn. Funny, I don't think I'm quite on her level --- but as I age I do sense a grace growing within me :) Her beauty is something I will never attain...... but I'll be the best me I can! :)
I must be addicted.......... I'm going walking again. Today is day 8 of my 21 day challenge - so technically day 1 of week 2. I slept late cuz I slept horrible last night - so now its 11 am........... and I should be at work by 1 pm. If I'm going to walk an hour I had best get hoofing!
week 2 - 1 hour walking - CHECK!
Walking can very easily become addicting. Glad to see you're enjoying it.
ugh.......... walked an hour, then showered and went to work for 3 hours, then went shopping at costco (blah!) -- and now I'm so tired I could lay down and fall asleep. But --- hubby is on his way home :) He should be getting close. I have really missed him, but have also enjoyed the time alone - or alone as I can be with my son here.
I fasted for 19 hours today! :) broke the fast at work with a bowl of fresh cut up melons, grapes and pineapple. YUM! I LOVE fresh pineapple. I could eat the entire thing! I hope the fructose load didn't spike my insulin too much. I came home and fried up some bacon right away - and had some almond butter. I'm not hungry at all now - but I'm sure tired! Hubby might want to have dinner when he gets home. Not sure if they will eat on the way or not - so I'm not planning on waiting for him. I'll eat when I get hungry.
I'm pretty happy with myself for staying so strict during this challenge. I don't think I've ever done this before. :) feels good to exercise some discipline!
You go girl! As you see the good results, you will be more and more motivated to keep it up. It's the opposite of a vicious circle. :) You keep this up and you're going to be motivating me to see if I can up my game...
I'm starting to feel like a slug by comparison. I need to set some goals and get moving. The heat and humidity are finally getting better, so I really have no excuse not to at minimum walk the dogs.
Hi Tomi, you are doing so great! Keep it up!
Hi Tomi. Checking in. I hope the reunion with DH was nice.
Hubby got home last night around 7:00. :) always love when he gets home from his "man-cation" cuz those truly enjoy this annual trip. He hadn't shaved since he left on Thursday of last week so he had a bit of a brillo pad growing on his face! he's so cute! He left the boat in Olympia and is taking me back up there on Friday after work. Then again the last weekend of the month - I think we'll take our friends with us and then Dennis will have a guy to help him load up the boat and bring it home. :) I'm so excited!
We also decided to go to the buyers show in Vegas next month - so we booked all that last night. Can't really say no to a free trip to Vegas. We are staying an extra night so we can so see a show. We already bought ticket to see Beattles, Love. A Circ de Soile' production........... and I'm sure I didn't spell that right - but sometimes phonetics works just fine! so, 2 trips to Olympia and a trip to Vegas is in the works --- and then our anniversary vacation in Feb to Gold Beach, OR! I've never had so many things to look forward to! :) I'm so excited!
I've already informed him that I will NOT be cheating while on the boat trips OR in Vegas! I NEED ALL your support to keep me strong!
I'm heading out the door to walk - I want to get it done before the sun gets too warm - but its a bit hazy today so it might be really nice. :)
Still haven't weighed but those scales are calling to me!!!! I want to see what progress I've made! I can see it in the mirror - and last night hubby said - "you're butt is so small!" ............. so something has to be changing! :) Yeah!
Jenn.............. only 2 pounds to go! Can't wait to see your victory!
Judg.............. You have been MY inspiration all these months! But if I can help spur you on then I'll be happy to do so!
Pedidoc......... Get out that harness and take Latte for a walk! I'd take Zeus, but his hip dysplasia won't allow :( poor guy. he wants to go so bad - and will sit in the front yard and howl while I'm walking away.