Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Good Morning, Hope everyone is having a fine day. How’s your eating today, do you want to stuff, stuff, your face, well I do. I had a dentist appointment yesterday which I hate a trip to the dentist. This time even more so, because probably a root canal and cap tooth so lots of grinding and stuff I don’t like. But let me tell you what I do to try to drown out all that noise, I take my old tape deck and put in on my ears and play it real loud even when I’ve turned down both hearing aids, it works but I can still feel them working in my mouth. Well I didn’t get the work done on my tooth; I started having breathing problems and the dentist would not work on me because he was afraid I would have a real big asthma attack. So as I said I hate going to the dentist, I’m thinking about having the rest of them pulled and having false teeth put on if I can be put to sleep. Ha! Ha! I’m chicken to even think about that. Lets see, I did better yesterday on not eating the bad stuff, and I recorded all that I ate, that is another reason, I started eating I stopped recording it on Calorie Count. Remember what I told you several weeks ago, that you have to be accountable to yourself. If you don’t see what you’re doing and eating, you kind of forget and say oh, this okay I can eat this or that. Sometimes that’s hard because we think we can fudge a little here and a little there, but it all comes down to the scales. It’s the same with life, when we start fudging on things that are important we give up the important things of life.

I hope everyone is still recovering from Irene and things are getting back to normal in your neck of the woods. We have some places here still without power. So patience is a word we do not like to hear and most of all we hate to have it when we want it right now. You know what I mean.

Tomorrow I go to the Doctor to have that shot put in my neck, please pray that I can stay calm for the procedure and no more breathing attacks. And Friday will be weigh- in- day. Hope to at least be down to where I was before I went off the wagon. You know that’s kind of funny saying that but you know when we are working on additions, it’s the truth in whatever additive habit we have, we do go off the wagon, whether its food, alcohol, or drugs. Addition is an addition, what makes it so much harder for food is that we have to eat or die. So I need to plan more and be more accountable to myself. Sure hope your eating habits have been better than mine but let’s get to moving and losing. I can’t wait to get back to the pool on the 6th of September.

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Monday, August 29, 2011


Good Monday morning to everyone, well we made it through Irene, I’m sure glad that she decided to leave in a hurry. We just have a lot of limbs down around the yard, but there are right much damage done in our area. We kept our power the whole time which is very unusual for us which I’m so thankful for. My heart goes out to anyone who has damage and lost a love one during this storm. I pray things will return to normal as soon as possible for all.

Well, I have to confess that I went off the wagon; I have been really not watching what I eat and anything else. So that’s my confession. Now, I just want to say that I’m back and focused on to losing this weight. The pool is closed for the week so I will not be water walking this week, but will be back into moving after Labor Day. It’s hard to come and say I failed but it’s okay to fail and realize you have and get back on track. I have gained a few pounds back, but let see what happens on this Friday. I hope everyone has done better than I have. Please keep on track, I think not writing on my blog and also, I stopped weighing my food and started eye balling it. Not good at all. We think after a couple of weeks we can do okay if we slide on some things but I really don’t think I can at this time.

I will be having a steroid shot put in my spine this Thursday to help with the pain in my neck. I sure hope it helps because even going to the water walking I was limited to what I could do with exercising in the pool, which really upset me. It’s hard to take limitations when you want to get back to what you use to do. So still have to work on that mental stuff which sometimes I hate, I just want to do what I want to do. Well I just wanted to let you know that I was still alive, but had failed but am back on track again, which I think happens to a lot of us. So hang in there, and keep thinking I can do this, move and lose. Please Lord help all of my blogging friends and everyone who are without power and have damage to there homes. Please comfort those that have lost someone in this storm. In Jesus name I pray.

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Friday, August 19, 2011


Hi there in blog land. Just wanted to drop by this Friday morning and say that I am having a good week. My weight is still the same, but I will keep moving and losing. I went to the Doctor yesterday and he was so glad to see that I was feeling better and that I was working on losing weight. He said he was very proud of me for taking the first step. He is a mighty fine doctor and what I like about him is that he listens to me and we talk about what is best for me. Sometimes I win and sometimes he knows better.

I also wanted to let you know that I was down at the pool at 7:50 a.m. water walking yesterday, I’m really enjoying that the most of all on this journey that I’m on. It feels so good to be moving. I know you probably get tired of hearing that but you just don’t understand how I just thought life was over and I would have to sit in that rocking chair till I died. It was nice to finally realize I had a choice, just like you do. I beg you if you are sitting in that rocking chair feeling like you can’t do it. You can do it, it might take a little time, but you can. You know life is tough but God helps us through all the bad stuff, even when we think we are all alone. Ask Him to help you to make that first step and He will.

Well, I’m off to go and move this old body around in that water and see if I can shed a few more inches and pounds. I hope everyone has a great weekend, just remember you can do it so get up and start moving and losing. God Bless.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011


I want to wish my daughter Melinda in Florida a Happy Birthday.  Hope you have a great day.  Mom

Good Morning everyone, sure hope you are having a good week. I must say I am. I had to share with everyone this morning. You know I’ve told you that I had been setting for 5 years in my rocking chair. I did not like to go to stores and such. Well, let me tell you I had to go out to the bank yesterday and I can’t believe it, I went to 4 stores. And I walked and felt so good. I came home and told hubby, I can’t believe how well my legs and hips are feeling. It was wonderful to be moving. I just want to encourage anyone that is in that place to really try and get up and move. Please try to find some motivation that will let you get up a little and move. Call your city and see if they have a community pool, and start moving.

Tuesday, I had a dentist appointment and I could not go to my regular water walking class, so I decided to wear my bathing suit under my clothes and go afterward. When I got there, not too many people were there and most of them were in the swimming lanes, so I had this great big area all to myself. So, I just walked for 2 hours. It felt so good just to be moving. Then yesterday just walking in stores and not hurting was such a blessing. Please I beg you if you are setting in that chair, get up and move and lose. I would like to thank my children and a special friend for praying for me and encouraging me to continue on this path. Life is full of changes, God brings us here and there, but He has a purpose. I was not really listing to Him when I set for 5 years and really didn’t do much of anything but feel sorry for myself. Remember I told you back at the beginning sometimes we just think of self and what we want for self. I’m sorry that I did that to my children and friends, I should have been living the life that God has given me to live and enjoy. I thank Him for second and third chances and even more than that when we need them.

Well tomorrow is going to be my new weigh in day. So I’m excited and looking forward to see if I lost anymore weight. I sure hope everyone has a blessed day. Just remember lets move and lose

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Monday, August 15, 2011


Hey there bloggers, sure hope you’ve had a good week. I have but I didn’t lose any weight this week. But I know why, I ate a little different this week than what I had been doing. I increased my calorie intake because they were to low. So I didn’t really expect to lose. Also I will be changing my weigh in on Friday instead of Monday. You see that gives me the week to really work on dieting and if I need to have a day of some special stuff I can on a limited scale. So I hope you will stay with me and keep losing and moving.

I went water walking 4 times last week and walked 2 hours each session. That really helped my knees and my hips. I couldn’t believe how much better I moved around without it hurting so much. I truly recommend that anyone that is in a place where they can’t walk or move to try to find a place where you can just get in the water and move. Its is a lot more easier and you really do not feel the pressure that you are putting on your knees and hips. The water also gives resistance to your walking and acts like a cushion on your body for you. I just would like to encourage anyone who can get to a pool to try it. Well I sure hope everyone has a good week. And just remember keep moving and losing. If you need any encouragement just let me know. Have a great week

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Happy Monday and Tuesday, sure hope you had a wonderful weekend. Just wanted to share with you, my weight loss this Monday morning. It’s been a good weekend; I didn’t make it to church.

Well, sure hope you are keeping on track with your new healthy weight loss journey. I have to say I did a little eating of stuff that I should not have had but I still stayed down under my calorie count. I still loss 2 lbs. Let me know how you did. I know it’s hard to get moving and losing, but you can do it. What is your obstacle today that would keep you from changing your life to a healthier eating program? Sometimes we need to mentally think what I am doing to this body of mine... Try to figure out what it is that makes you want to hurt yourself by eating unhealthy. I know I wished I had thought about it many years ago. I think the last five years that I have wasted just sitting on my behind and really not doing much at all. I felt like my life was over and that was it, but I have found its not over not until we take our last breath and we need to enjoy it and be thankful for this time we have on this side of heaven. Let me get off of the soap box, but just remember I’ve been there, so I just hope you join me on the journey to losing and moving. I’m getting ready to go to my water walking class and see if I can keep moving and losing. Have a great  Tuesday.   I'm sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday.  But I wasn't feeling good, I went to water walking class and when I got back my neck and shoulders were really hurting.  I felt really bad and didn't even get on the puter.  But I did do 1 hour of waterwalking even though I felt horrible.  But I pushed myself to move, and it did feel good.  Today I'm proud of myself that I pushed.  I didn't eat like I should but I will do better today.  You see there will be days that you have to overcome, that crazy feeling that you just want to go back to that old rocking chair and stay and of course, stuff your face.  It still hurts when I move but I'm trying hard to push past those achs and pains.  I sure hope it gets easier.

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Friday, August 5, 2011


Good Morning everyone, sure hope everyone are having a good week. Well, I have. I have been water walking 4 days this week. It feels so good to be moving. I had a little problem on Wednesday, I kind of over did it so I had to take off on Thursday, but I’m back in the water and just taking it a little easy. I have had lunch on Friday that was not so good for me but I didn’t go over my calorie intake. You know that is what it’s all about. Watching those calories, and I never wanted to do that. I measure sometimes I judge but guess what it is getting easier and easier. I sure hope you are on the journey to changing your lifestyle to a healthier one. I try not to use the word diet but just think that I beginning to change my idea of what healthy means to me and my family. Maybe it we would all think of healthy and not diet, it would help all of us that are overweight and miserable about how we feel. I sure hope you have made that decision to change your eating habits and let me know so we can follow and encourage one another. I told my daughter the other day that I do not know what made me change so fast, usually by now I back eating everything in site and not moving but it will be 4 weeks this coming Monday. So come on and get on the bandwagon and let’s start losing and moving together. You will be surprised how well you will feel. Have a good weekend. Take care of yourself and remember move and lose.

I got to see my granddaughters again from Colorado for a little while last night, I just enjoy seeing and being around those girls, I guess because I miss them and they are the babies of the family. And I also got to spend some more time with Zahra, she remembers me as nanny now and was so cute, she if my great granddaughter. She knows her alphabet and can count to 14, she will be 2 in September. They all had a blast in the pool playing.

Remember lets get to moving and losing which means healthy lifestyle and not diet. Hope you all have a great weekend and remember Monday is weigh-in-day. Take care and God Bless.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011



Well, sorry I didn’t post yesterday, kind of busy. I just wanted to let you know that I went to my water walking class Monday and Tuesday and oh boy, I feel so good. It’s been a great 2 days, but the greatest thing is my grandkids from Colorado are here and I got to see them for a couple hours. My ex son-in-law brought them here for vacation and my granddaughter that lives here surprised me with a visit from them with her daughter Zara. We had a blast. But guess what I knew I would have to provide food for them and I was at a dilemma of what to fix, then I thought of pizza, and said oh no, diet will go to pieces but I went on calorie count and looked up pizza hut and they had a thin crust vegetable pizza. No one of course, liked it but me, but by the time I finished and had saved some calories I was able to eat 5 pieces of pizza and stay under my 1600 calorie count. That made my heart just putter. Because I love pizza not that I’m going to go our here and eat pizza everyday, but its nice to know that I still can have it within reason.

I feel so much better since starting my new healthy way of living and eating. I sure hope if you are trying to overcome the stuffing your face stuff, maybe you can learn from calorie count and get some real inspiring stories of people who have been there. We all need motivation to do things sometimes that we really don’t want to even try. I hope as we proceed down this road, that I can help just one person to change so to think healthy; I will be so glad that I took the time to share. I know the world can read my stuff if they want. So it kind of makes me more accountable to the people that read my blog. I know you are thinking now what if I fell, so what, you pick up the pieces and start over the next hour or the next day. It’s your life, only you can make the changes for yourself and want to make a difference in your well being.

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Monday, August 1, 2011


Good Morning here from Gatehouse. It’s been a very bad couple days. Last Tuesday night the side of my face on the right side started hurting kind of bad, I could not get into a dentist until Thursday morning. Well to make a long story short, I had to have to teeth pulled, one a wisdom tooth and the other a capped tooth. Needless to say it was not fun. I get kind of hyper when I have to go to the dentist. So you can imagine how I was. I knew it wasn’t going to be a fun visit. They had to cut the cap tooth out and put stitches in it. I want you to know it has swelled and my face turned black and blue marks. I look like I have been in a fight and I haven’t, maybe my body didn’t want to give up that tooth. So I haven’t posted in several days and I haven’t really cared about eating healthy, I just wanted my mouth to stop hurting. So let’s see what I weigh, want to guess, well I have loss 2 lbs. Good for me. I like that.

I’m going back to my water walking this week. Even with my black and blue face. Sure hope everyone that is watching there weight has had a good week. I’ll get back to posting regularly tomorrow. Just wanted to let you know where I’ve been and to let you know that I haven’t given up. Just a little weird the last few days. Here’s wishing you a great day. And remember let’s move and lose and of course watch those calories. Till we meet again.

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