Tuesday, March 25, 2014

This IS the day.... continued

This week has finally come to an end...  it has been a difficult one for me...  arthritis pain slowed me down some, but I kept on plugging along with the exercising, a bit slower, but it got done.  I find that writing everything down that I eat, leaving the pages on the table, keeps me accountable to eat right, and not cheat...  and blogging about it is also helping.   So, now for the hard part...  the weekly weigh in...  here I go...  be right back...  Okay, here it is...  after a 0 loss last week...  it is a -2 this week.  YES!!!!  Total of 8 pounds in 3 weeks...  psyched!!!  I can do this thing.  I will do this thing.  Onward to a healthier me.  :)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Thankful Thursday... March 20

Our son-by-marriage, Joel

Joel, Michelle, Isaac, and Noah
Today, I am thankful for our son-by-marriage, Joel.   He is a very talented and gifted young man who loves the Lord.  He is a loving husband to our daughter, and a loving Daddy to our grandsons.  He works hard to provide for his family.  He is giving and helpful, and eager to learn new things.  Thank you Joel, for being who you are, for loving and taking such good care of Michelle, Noah and Isaac.  I really appreciate you, and am so glad you are a part of our family.  Love you,  Moe-Ma Sharon.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

This IS the day... Part 3

So, here it is the end of week 2...  before I sat down to type this blog I did my weekly weigh in, and even though I didn't lose any weight this week, I'm okay with that.  I know I am not going to lose weight every time I step on the scales, and I do know that I am feeling better, and eating a whole lot healthier.  So, onward with week 3...  continue with the healthier eating and exercise...  and lets see what the results will be next Tuesday...  so until then, this "This IS the day" blog is done.  :)

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thankful Thursday - March 13, 2014

Today I am thankful for my very handsome "son by heart" Alan Montgomery Haire.  A difficult time for him brought him back "home" about 11 years ago.  Grateful that we were able to be a part of that "new start".  It hasn't been easy for him, but he has persevered and is doing pretty well.  So blessed to have him back in my life, and I love him as if he were my "son by birth".
A very serious Alan.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

This IS the day.... part 2

It's been one whole week.  And, it has been a very good week.  The portioning, choosing healthier choices, measuring, counting those calories have all been easier than I anticipated.  And, the exercising has been kind of fun.  I have remembered some of my basketball and softball training exercises and have been kind of enjoying them.  Yep, the wall sits, pushups, stair stepping, some light weight lifting and stretching.  All is going well...  So here is the first week results....  drum roll please...  will it be + or -...  time to go and check it out...   YES!!!!  it's a minus.  I have lost 6 pounds... 

I know I can do this...  so bring it on week 2!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Thankful Thursday - March 6

I had something all typed out ready to publish, and then I deleted it.  Yes, I deleted it on purpose.  I have been thinking about how thankful I am today, and so many things flooded my mind and heart I just didn't know where to begin.  Well, as the day has progressed, and progressed in a way I did not desire, I have had extra time to think about this thankful Thursday...

So, here is my thankful Thursday post.  I have two of the most amazing daughters.  I was told years before I married David that if I ever wanted to have children that I should consider adopting.  I had less than a 5% chance of having my own.  I am so thankful that God saw fit to allow me to have these two beautiful daughters.  He heard my hearts desire, and gave me two very precious gifts to love and care for, and watch grow into the wonderful women they have become.  How blessed I am.  Thankful...  oh yes... very thankful!
Melissa and Michelle - I love you so very much!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Today is the day...

I am having issues with my sugar levels...  the doctor wants to increase one of my medications.  I am determined that that does not have to happen.  Today IS the day! 

So, after stepping on the scales and seeing that I have gained 2 pounds since Thanksgiving, I am determined that that is going to change as well.  So, I am going to start my healthier eating plan and get in some exercising.  The healthier eating plan is no sweat, but the exercising makes me laugh.  The arthritis in my knees and hips makes walking very difficult and painful, so I am going another route. I'm sure that the warmer weather (whenever that happens) will help with the arthritis pain.  So, I will be doing my wall pushups, my weight lifting (moving cases of food from shelf to shelf in the food pantry makes that work for me), and using my stretching exercises given me by the doctor.  I will be walking up and down the stairs a couple of times a day at work, so I will get some walking in.  The doctor suggested 5 times a day...  I will see how that works, will start out a bit slower I think. 

So there you have it, and here I go.  Today IS the day for sure.