taking 'Steps' to 2013 miles

Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Motivation

I set a goal to walk 2013 miles in 2013,
My plan??  Walk during breaks at work and every chance I get on the treadmill at home,
Work??  I do a lot of that....
Trying my best to stick with it...
Hoping to reach my goal....
How about you?? Do you have a goal? It's never to late...

Saturday, April 20, 2013

No Biggie!!

58 years old - That's me!!
Good Lord where has the time gone?
But more importantly what have I done?
I've managed to raise one fantastic daughter who surprised me by becoming a runner,
and is quite good at it,
She has been with her high school sweetheart for 21yrs and have blessed me with 2 grand-daughters,
I have 2 other 'daughters', SIL's and grand children that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world,
 I'm with the man of my dreams and will be married in October,
I've managed to lower financial debt from past divorce and have a small amount saved for a
what if day,
I was published this year and now can be considered a
'sport' photographer
(thank-you runner daughter),
I'm still at the job {36yrs} that my mother said I wouldn't last a week at because I was too spoiled,
I'm a cervical cancer survivor,
I'm working at becoming a Blogger!

Friday, April 19, 2013

My Team~~We're Shaping Up!!

With inspiration from others on my team I've managed to accomplish many different 'challenges'. 
I challenge myself with making healthy lunches for H2B and myself, here shows how I fill a baggie with peanut butter and with a snip in the corner - a little squeeze - you can fill the celery stalk clean and simple and you can regulate how much you fill! and no mess!!

sometimes I amaze myself

snack time for the day
{yes the day}
includes a mix of
grapes, snap peas, and cherry tomatoes,
2T of veggie spread and a
serving of Triscuit Thin Crisps.
All my hard work has paid off.....
getting to the Last hole of my belt...
the weight loss isn't that significant
but I will take a NSV (non scale victory).
My ShapeUp team members that have decided to take the time to read this blog I thank-you, join in as a follower and leave a comment or two,
[there might be a surprise]
there's more yet to come,
more challenges to complete!
We Can Do This!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Remembering Boston

As a runners mom I had to do this...and of course with a little peer pressure (LOL-yea right) I was honored to also include a couple of friends from work.
Two of my co-workers Jennifer (in yellow) and Jamie (in pink) have been walking with me during breaks.
Today was the day to document a virtual
"Run for Boston"
remembering those that were killed or injured
while running the Boston Marathon.
My heart breaks every time I think about it.
So Here's to the many....
3 breaks = 8085 steps = 4.04 miles
And the many yet to come!
And a HUGE thanks to Jennifer and Jamie!
enjoy my world in pictures - there will be more as I get back on track with blogging!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Thoughts about Moderation

You can look at your calorie count in the same way you might look at a Bank Account.

Every mouthful of food is a deposit and Every activity that requires energy is a withdrawl.

If we deposit more than we withdrawl, Our surplus grows Larger and Larger!
~~John Maxwell~~

I know where I want a surplus....do you?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Here I go Again!!

And yet again I am making attempts,
though slow ones, to get back into the blogging
My world in pictures.
For me it's been such a long winter!
Drab and Dreary, 
I felt like spring had eluded all of us.
But the weather has taken a turn
for the better with
somewhat shiny and sunny days
especially this past weekend.
So my project list has finally got a dent in it,
I worked on 4 different areas!!

1st Project flower bed next to driveway... CHECK!

see how l~a~z~y I was over the winter...
the white strips are from a blind that was damaged
 during a wind/rain/sleet storm from a few months back....
pitiful, just pitiful!

the water jug? it 'was' under the kitchen sink,
I got tired of it falling out in the floor
so during one of my fits I through it out the back door!!
Oh yea I did!!

this rose bush had some kind of damage to it last fall,
I was afraid I would kill it if I trimmed it,
so it looks scraggly and out of control...

any other old ladies out there that can lift a
50# bag
of mulch over their shoulder???
(X8 bags)

after I roughed up the old mulch
I piled on more to give it a more full look....

end result for the 1st bed, a lot to do!
there are 3 planters total nested here,
I will be putting plants in them in a couple of weeks...

this bird house survived the winter yet again,
its been knocked down
blown off the hook,
and one of the cats kept trying to put their paw in the opening....
not sure why I have it we don't have any birds because of all the cats....
Oh Well, it looks good anyhow!

enjoy my world in pictures....