Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Back on Track...

OK... so as soon as I started a food journal, I went on a mini 3 night vacation.  (NOT a good combination!)  As much as I didn't want to, I wrote down what I ate.  I probably gained at least 5 pounds!  Today I am making a shopping list for the next week and a half of meals.  I am determined to eat helathy and change my lifestyle... I KNOW I can do it... its all in my head.  Once my mind is on board, weight loss should ba a piece of cake... ummmm... celery.  =)

Our little trip was great!  We drove to Mesquite, NV and golfed at two of their courses.  It was beautiful!  The weather was perfect. Here is a picture of Faclon Ridge.  I played one of my best games ever! 


Planning is going to be the key for me to vacation and stay on track.  I need to take my walking shoes and plan some exercise.  I also need to take healthy snacks and NOT order appetizers.  Oh, and drink WATER only.  WILLPOWER where are you??



Friday, February 21, 2014

Look at me...blogging again!  I'm on the road to consistency! 

I am a list maker... I make lists for everything.  Today I heard an idea for making a new kind of list.  Instead of a "To Do" list, make a "Stop Doing" list!



It made me stop and think about the things I keep doing that I know I need/want to stop.  For instance... Stop eating sugar.  Ugh... that one is sooooo hard!  Stop negative thoughts about myself (major conversations go on inside of my head... you know you do it too!) Stop spending so much (I'm a shopaholic).  I'm sure I can come up with more. 

I'm on day 2 of keeping a food journal.  It's going to take a bit of getting used to, but I am going to try to write down everything that goes in to my mouth!  I'm also keeping track of weight, exercise and moods in this journal as well. I have 20 pounds to lose and I am determined to lose them (and NEVER find them again). 

Clean Eating works!  I have had great results from eating healthier in the past... but I was 5 years younger.  I honestly never believed that age had anything to do with weigh loss but I think I was wrong.  Time to get to get to work!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

It's a New Day ...

Hmmmm, Consistency with writing a blog is not my strength obviously! BUT... today is a new day, a fresh start and I am going to attempt to Blog again.  Where I was when I started this is not where I am now.  (That's not always a bad thing!)  So here we go... again.

Today I am going to start a Food Journal.  Its something I have wanted/needed to do for quite some time.  I have lost and gained and lost and gained some more!  I'm seriously ready to get back on track with Clean Eating and livng a healthy life style.  I MISS exercising... yes, really, I do.  It isn't easy to start over again, but I know it is totally going to be worth it. 


My goal is to Move More and Eat Less.  I am on a mission to get back in to my skinny jeans!  I have asked one of my friends to be my accountable friend (I may need more than one!).  My goal is to lose 20 pounds.  I will take a before photo tonight and post it tomorrow.  I am sooooo dreading that, but I think seeing prgress will inspire me to keep going and who knows, maybe one of you too!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Happiness

I haven't written on this Blog in a very long time... I've been so distracted with life.  But lately I have been thinking about what makes me happy and writing is something I love to do... so, here I am again.  Lets see how this goes.  I am reading a book called The Happiness Project.  It has made me sit back and think about my life and what I really want/need on a daily basis to be "happy".  Here is a list of a few things that come to mind right away:

Date nights with my boys
Shopping with my friend
Snuggling with my love
Reading a good book
Hitting a golf ball straight
Drinking a cup of coffee
Cooking a good meal

I do not appreciate these things and others as much as I want to.  I want to live each day, each day.  I have been feeling like I'm going to be happy if... or when... and that may never come!  I have right now, so my goal this week is to live and enjoy "now".

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Change begins with Choice...

Any day we wish, we can discipline ourselves to change it all. Any day we wish, we can open the book that will open our mind to new knowledge. Any day we wish, we can start a new activity. Any day we wish, we can start the process of life change. We can do it immediately, or next week, or next month, or next year.

We can also do nothing. We can pretend rather than perform. And if the idea of having to change ourselves makes us uncomfortable, we can remain as we are. We can choose rest over labor, entertainment over education, delusion over truth, and doubt over confidence. The choices are ours to make. But while we curse the effect, we continue to nourish the cause. As Shakespeare uniquely observed, “The fault is not in the stars, but in ourselves.” We created our circumstances by our past choices. We have both the ability and the responsibility to make better choices beginning today. Those who are in search of the good life do not need more answers or more time to think things over to reach better conclusions. They need the truth. They need the whole truth. And they need nothing but the truth.

We cannot allow our errors in judgment, repeated every day, to lead us down the wrong path. We must keep coming back to those basics that make the biggest difference in how our life works out. And then we must make the very choices that will bring life, happiness and joy into our daily lives.

And if I may be so bold to offer my last piece of advice for someone seeking and needing to make changes in their life: If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree. You have the ability to totally transform every area in your life. And it all begins with your very own power of choice.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Get Stronger

When the difficulties come, and pile so high on top of one another that you can't see the way forward, you have a choice. You can choose to give up, or you can choose to get stronger.

You can choose to bury your dreams under impenetrable layers of worry and fear. Or you can choose to make those dreams even more magnificent and compelling so that you cannot resist being pulled forward by them.

You can choose to feel sorry for yourself, or you can choose to feel the power of your true purpose. You can look for who is to blame, or you can look for ways to take full responsibility for the situation.

This is your life, and even the difficult stretches are very much worth living. In fact, it is during the challenging times that you build new capacity for greater richness.

When there is no obvious reason to be positive, choose to be more positive than ever before. Instead of being overwhelmed by the problems, choose to be energized by the positive possibilities hidden within them.

Feel the genuine confidence that comes from knowing you always have a choice. And choose to live the positive value in whatever life may send.

-- Ralph Marston

Sunday, November 7, 2010

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”

Friday, November 5, 2010

Get the most out of it...

Do what must be done when it must be done, and you'll always be keeping up. Do more than what must be done, before it must be done, and then you'll always be moving ahead.

A little extra effort today can give you a lot of extra advantage tomorrow. Add to that a little more extra effort tomorrow, and the day after that, and soon you'll be way out in front.

The hours and minutes of this day will quickly pass by. While each one is here, you might as well get the very most out of it.

Sure, it can be a little dreary and tedious when you're working to do what must be done. So add some excitement, enthusiasm and passion to your efforts by challenging yourself to do even more.

Go beyond the minimum requirements and find new ways to create maximum value. Instead of just getting by, spend your time and efforts getting great.
Don't be content to merely deal with whatever life hands you. Instead, enthusiastically embrace what comes your way, make the effort and make the commitment to make the very best of it all.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010

My Office

Here are a few pics of my new office... I love it!






There is another small office, Kitchen and bathroom (with a claw foot tub!) It is small, but perfect for me... and my future assistant! =)