Wednesday, November 4, 2015

DAY 3 of 21 DAY CHALLENGE


Today was a potluck luncheon for Bob's surveillance unit. I do not like potlucks or buffets since it seems I have less control over what I eat but today I did pretty good. Here is what I ate.
A few slices of ham and a bite of scalloped potatoes
pulled pork

a bite of coleslaw
and
corn pudding

A few bites left 
before
a


sliver of cheese cake and key lime pie

No bread, cake, cookies or soda!
No cream salads or icky green bean casserole!
No going back for seconds 
even though 
I really wanted another slice of pie!

GOOD CHOICES MADE TODAY

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

DAY 2 of 21 DAY CHALLENGE



 Today is not such a good day it seems. I went to bed early...early being by 11:00 pm and got my body out of bed by 7:00 am...that should have been a good 8 hours but my Fitbit  said I only got 5 hours sleep and my body feels like it today. I did good on breakfast, having my Shakeology and juice as usual the proceeded to move all the plastic filled storage boxes from these closet shelves and space to the  bedroom with all the other stuff that is stored  from yesterday...(see previous blog) Some of them were extremely heavy with fabric and now I am really tired out and I have a back ache. I probably should not have moved them but it is done now. Frustrating that we can't remove these shelves until I get the remainder of the books packed, my sewing machine cabinet moved and do not need my printer any more.

Lunch was a less then  a satisfying scrambled egg with salsa on it and then set about to figure out a dinner of chicken thighs that did not require much work. I found a crock pot recipe that didn't require but 4 hours to cook on high so it is on to cook will have those and a salad to go with for dinner.

BUT WHAT I REALLY WANTED WAS TO GO OUT TO EAT AND INDULGE MYSELF

Still working on getting enough exercise and drinking enough water but think I will do okay there also. I feel good that I didn't give in to eating out and got more packing done.


Monday, November 2, 2015

DAY 1...of 21 DAY CHALLENGE

Today is a good day if it is measured in what I accomplished. I enjoyed a Shakeology for breakfast along with some tomato juice to wash down my vitamins and the other two meals were equally good, sardines for lunch and sauteed cabbage and kielbasa for dinner...all within my allowable calorie count. I didn't get the extra steps in that I had wanted to do but got lots of extra exercise. I  needed to get serious about packing so with Bob's help we removed all the stuff from our large hall closet and packed it into boxes...then Bob took the wooden shelves down that needed to be removed. They will be replaced with the original wire shelves. Then more stuff was packed and stored for moving. All the boxes in this photo are from 3 closets and there is still more to pack up in two of the closets. Books, books and more books... 

Friday, October 30, 2015

PRELUDE TO 21 DAY CHALLANGE

I AM AN APPLE

Today for a 21 day challenge I joined I assessed my mental, emotional and physical health and took measurements of my body…I am definitely an apple…Albeit a  crab apple but soon to change that…I have also made a list of goals I will work to accomplish during the next 21 days and forever after…Here is what I am going to do;

·        Strengthen my core and improve my balance. Important at any age but especially my age
·        Add 500 or more additional steps each day to my daily total until I reach 10,000 plus a day
·        Lose inches overall especially in my waist
·        Lose pounds
·        Journal each day if only a few lines listing my accomplishments and struggles 
·        Spend some time each day doing art
·        Post a daily gratitude affirmation


I have three days to get ready, set,  go! 

Monday, January 26, 2015

WEEK 4 PHOTO CHALLENGE~2015 Outdoor In Nature

~Manmade in Nature~



Came across this old structure in a small town in Rural Florida. Love the contrast between the foliage and the wood.

WEEK 3.. PHOTO CHALLENGE 2015~Outdoor in Nature


~TREES~
Lichen growing on the base of a tree
#‎photochallenge2015‬