Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Lynda says I have to walk everyday this week. Well that goal is shot to shit! Actually I walked this morning, so I'm good for Tuesday! I did a 1/2 hour walk and a 30 minute DVD--

I took a Pilates class yesterday. First time I had ever done it in a class atmosphere. Different, that's all I can say.

I am still down 5 lbs...which is good. Means I'm progressing and not moving backward.

Hope you all have a fab day!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Real Estate Classes

I have been sitting in classes for two days! I had to drive 2 hours to get here, and it really sucks. I've missed my workouts for two days also. I feel like crap. I have a headache and I'm TIRED!!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Everything's just peachy!

I've been sewing and crafting like a crazy woman for a craft show in two weeks, plus our little office opened up 4 escrows this week. Even with all the stock market and economy crap floating around, real estate still plugs away.

I've worked out and been eating right. My weight is again stuck, but it just doesn't freak me out anymore. I'll drop when my body lets me drop again. :)

Hoping you all are doing what you're SUPPOSED to be doing! Consider me your little conscience tugging at you! Do it, do it right! Don't procrastinate!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Something Funny...

As you know, my office is in the Lobby to the Fitness Center here at The Hassayampa. I see lots of people come and go. WELL...yesterday this woman came to my desk. She wanted to know what she needed to do to sign in at the Fitness Center. I directed her to the desk. She was here to work out...but get this....She was about 65ish, hair done--like just out of the salon--you know--helmet hair! She had lots of jewelry on, nails done, and perfume too! The best part of all this bling was that she was wearing panty hose under her shorts, and no socks with her shoes. She went straight for the treadmill. She walked for about 15 minutes, came out "Whew! What a workout! I'm beat!" She didn't have a hair out of place, no sweat, and off she went! I just sat there with my mouth open.....

Biggest Loser

Picture of my Daughter Leighsa and my Grandson Jacob.

I was watching the season premier of Season 6 last night. There are some HUMONGOUS people on this season! I'm talking almost 400 lb'ers. Even the women are in the 260's and up. Man....WE ARE FAT, people! America needs to lighten up...in more ways than one!

They had Dr. Huizinga showing the Losers ( I mean that nicely :) what a healthy heart looks like vs. how theirs looks with all the fat around it. He also showed how a 26 yr. old contestant was actually 49 years old internally.

My heart breaks for these people. I'm fat, but man...not like that. We all have a tough row to hoe. It doesn't matter if you need to lose 10-15 or 115 lbs. The journey is still the same hard road. Count your blessings...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another great day!

Here are some affirmations for ya!

I am a confident, disciplined person and can achieve anything I want.
Eating fresh, wholesome food makes me look and feel great.
I love my life, and every day of it is a blessing.

I'm doing pretty good these days! I did have a "cheat day" last Friday--we had pizza. First time in a long time I've had pizza. Everytime I eat carbs like that, my weight jumps up. I know that my body stores water with it when I eat carbs. It goes away after a couple of days. STILL...it kinda psyches you out.

I did my lower body today. I am tad sore, but feel really great. Hope you are too!
Had chicken salad for lunch.

Friday, September 12, 2008

It's Official!

I am down a whole 5 lbs! Took 2 weeks to do it, but by golly I did it! I'm just so happy! That's all I have to say today! :)

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Today is that day.

The day that we woke up to 7 years ago in horror--watching what terorists were doing to our country and our people. I will never forget it, and I hope you won't either. I just wanted to say a little something in remembrance of all those people. I am a little sad today. My hubbie is a firefighter, and I KNOW for a fact, that if we had been there, he would have been right in the middle of the fray--doing what he felt was right. Just like everyone else.

You can go online, or watch TV, or read something negative about the U.S everyday, but I 'm telling you....Americans are strong. Who answers the call when the world needs help. We're usually the first at the scene, offering services and money. America is great because Americans are great.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Progress, finally.......

I absolutely LOVED the responses I got from my last post! I learned so much about several of the Shredders! Ron said he doesn't wear his glasses when he goes out so he won't look nerdy! Juli likes hugs, Lynda speaks Spanish w/ a Texas Twang! Suzette has a BA in Psych, and Jamie hates swiss cheese! How funny! I just love learning little bits and pieces from all of you.

I have really knuckled down and I'm eating right, working out like I should. I have been slacking on the walking thing, but I plan a walk tonight if there's no rain. I will NEVER be one of those people that walk/run in rain or snow! No thank you!

My pants are a little looser, which is fabulous! That means progress. I even tried on a jacket I bought 3 months ago....it was a tad tight in the waist and chest. It fits now. I have only lost 4.5 lbs but that 4.5 lbs made a HUGE difference to me. I am on a downhill slide now! My goal of a size 10 by Dec. 31, looks reachable. I am just about OUT of a size 16 pants.

I was thinking about my PRW again last night. One thing that I fantasize about is having my hubby spontaneously just sweep me off my feet--literally--pick me up in his arms. This is really hard for me to say....I weigh just about 10 lbs less than him...but he's 6'3"--I'm 5'2. NOT good. Wow! That was hard to say. I will hit that goal New Year's Eve. I will also be wearing a size 10 pair of jeans when he does it!

Don't forget to revisit your PRW's.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Things you may not know about me.

Dougal's blog got me to thinking yesterday....Here are some things you may not know about me.

I was a single mother of 4
I majored in interior design in college
My family came from Ireland in the 1600's and settled in the Pennsylvania area and later Texas
I can play the flute
I have a charmed life...I have never had to deal with death or sickness in my family
I love to fish
I love Nascar
I was a cheerleader in high school
I was on the swim team

Leave me a comment with some things I don't know about you!

Hey Juli! The new shoes are great! They fit really well! Margaret/Lynda, thanks for the encouragement to walk. Dougal--here's a hug.

A couple of weeks ago, I was on the Red Carpet Ready site: Valerie Waters. She has trained quite a few celebs in her time. Anyway...I have her book--which is fabulous for women, BTW...

She had a little contest to enter for a "Body Assessment". She picked me! I am on her website--Lucky Number 13! Check it out, and see what she said about me.
I think she was right on with her recommendations. I will be implementing them starting today.

I try to be consistent with my workouts, but lately I have been fighting the Sleepy Monster. I just CANNOT get up before 6:00 anymore. So....the first thing I have to do is change my mind set...."I CAN get up at 5:45, no problem!" The next thing is to get to bed at 9:00 instead of wasting time staying up til 10. I need sleep. I have a lot of things to accomplish during the day and need the energy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


I had a really nice evening walk yesterday. It was cool and the sun was down. I went to the high school track and by the time I had finished, it was a social event! I ran into people I hadn't seen in MONTHS! I had to stop to see a brand new baby, talk to a guy I used to work with, and visit with a few ladies that also were walking. I thought I had done a mile, but I lost track of how many laps I had done! I only did a little over 3/4 of a mile, but hey! I did it! :) I am NOT a walker....but I am trying to be one! I won't be walking Miles and Miles like Lynda, but I will walk what I feel I need and how my body feels! I slept like a baby last night! I couldn't believe it when I saw the clock! It was 6:40 am! No time to do my weights, but I can do them when I get home.

I hope your day goes well...eat right, exercise, and do something for YOURSELF!!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Happy Wednesday!

I just read Dougal's blog. I have been crying for about 10 minutes. My boss thinks I'm nuts--or maybe hormonal. LOL!! Pay Dougal a visit today. His blog is on my right hand side bar.

Lynda did her walk on Sunday, and made it to the end! She said people cheered when they entered the stadium! Just like the Olympics! You go girl!

I did my upper body today. Lots of biceps, shoulder lifts, pushups, chest presses, etc. Shoulders are a tad sore. They are definitely my weak link.

I bought a sectional for my living room on Saturday. My hubbie and I went to pick it up on Sunday in our old "Bronze Bertha". She's a 1971 Dodge long bed pick up. I swear! That truck is like a Timex...just keeps on ticking. Anyhoo...Mike and Bill (the man we bought it from) loaded up all four pieces on the truck. Mike strapped it down and off we went. It was like a scene from "The Grapes of Wrath"! When we got home it was threatening rain, so we had to hurry and unload. The corner piece we brought up the stairs ( I live upstairs--21 steps!) with no problem. Mike brought up the chair and recliner all by himself...he just lifted it up over his head and up he went. BUT THEN....the couch, which is a hide-a-bed, was next. We stopped for a minute so Mike could have a beer break! LOL!! After a bit he asked me if I was ready. I said "yes...but...you can't yell at me, or get irritated with me if I can't do this." He said he wouldn't--we had another furniture moving experience that just wasn't fun--I'm sure he remembered that fiasco! Any way...he edged it off the truck so I could grab it. Okay...not so heavy. I can do this! As we went up the steps, I was about 5 steps up...Mike kinda pushed the couch and it knocked me flat on my butt with the couch in my lap. I started to laugh so hard that I couldn't lift it back up! It scared Mike. He thought he had hurt me. He ran next door to get Jerry. They came back and rescued me from under the couch and carried it all the way up! I was so proud of Mike for being so patient... I have no idea what we're gonna do when we move! I guess the same thing we did when we moved in....we took the railing off the deck and used a fork lift and crane to lift it all up!