Sunday, May 29, 2011

Six months to go

Last week I logged 17 miles, bringing my total miles to 334 miles,  so I am staying very steady on my progress.

  
   It was a busy week as I closed up the house in Nebraska and headed back to Florida. It was very hard to decide who was going to watch over the house and apparently I have upset people in the process. If only I could just lock the doors, turn my back, and not have to deal with anything until I get back there. It makes me feel sick to my stomach when I think about it, so I guess I won't be posting any more of that right now.
   The beginning of the week was spent working in the yard. It makes me feel so good to see the huge changes that I have made in the yard on this trip. The shed was removed in the back yard and the new sod was laid. Friends and I attacked the other half of the yard and it has cleaned up so nicely. Normally, this is where I would post pictures, but I know that I would get distracted if i start looking though my albums, so you will just have to trust me when I say it looks so different.
   Since I had to fly out early Wednesday morning, I spent the night with my sister on the night before. It was a crazy day as I waited for my helper to get an extra key made for the house, went to visit my parents, and babysat the little guy. It was awesome to spend time with my grandson. He is such a good kid and sure loves his grandma.
   We slept longer than expected on Wednesday morning and I was so close to missing my plane, thanks to getting pushed from one line to another at the last minute. The layovers were a breeze and I hardly had time to do anything other than get to the gate and board the plane. I used birthday money to check both bags and only carried my laptop with me.
   When I reached my last leg of the trip I came very close to getting another free trip for giving up my seat and taking a later flight. It turned out that they didn't need me to do that, so I made it home at the normal time. A free ticket would have been nice, but I was thrilled to be back home with MJ. I can't believe that we were apart for three months. We must be crazy!
   I have spent the last few days getting back into my beach walking. I was so excited to be back that I even went down to take a nap on the beach the first full day I was home. I never just lay on the beach, but I sure did that day. My  birthday was Friday and I had a wonderful day with MJ. He made it a very special day for me.
   Yesterday I was a maniac and walked 6.5 miles on the beach. It is a busy weekend here with a lot of tourists. I have a wee bit of a sun burn and a few aches and pains to show for it.  It is great to be home.

   My goal this week is to hook up the Wii Fit and do the Biggest Loser workout on the days that MJ is golfing. I am carrying a little extra weight right now and it would be great to lose some of that and never find it again. 


HOME SWEET HOME 



GOOD MORNING SUN  

Monday, May 23, 2011

National Swimsuit Confidence Week


Memorial Day weekend marks the start of summer fun and the swimsuit season. However, according to a recent survey we conducted almost 74% of women confess to missing out on water activities due to lack of swimsuit confidence. In fact, many of them refuse to even get up from the beach chair or towel! To inspire women to join in all the fun summer has to offer, Lands' End, together with hundreds of participants, will launch the first National Swimsuit Confidence Week May 23 – 27. This week long event was created to celebrate women of all shapes and sizes and to show how to embrace your individual swimsuit beauty so everyone can dive into the summer




THIS IS MY FAVORITE SWIMSUIT PHOTO. 
IT WAS TAKEN LAST YEAR.


I took a photo of myself yesterday.



 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

400 mile challenge .. Update with pictures


  I am still participating in the 400 mile challenge, but it has not become much of a challenge for me. At this point I am merely adding the miles from my pedometer and sending them in. For that last few weeks it is like I am just getting by. 
 There is usually one good day in there where I take a longer walk or I do a lot of yard work and it brings my total up to what my average has been. 
 To me, it is not a challenge if I just stay in my norm; that would be silly, so it is time to give myself a true challenge. 
 What is that challenge going to be? I have no idea, but you will all know when I find out. (smiles)



This is a picture that I took on my way to the zoo. It was in the afternoon and I was actually hiding on the overpass to drink a beer. My intention was to drink the beer at my friend's house,  but she wasn't home.  Yeah, so I broke the law and I drank a beer in public. I don't think anyone saw me. 


Even though I was at the zoo to see the animals, the bright colors kept jumping out at me. For some reason, I have been fascinated with trees lately. 

This old gal here kept posing so that I could take her picture


And this old gal was posing when I was stuck inside while it rained for 2 days.

 THIS WEEK I LOGGED 16.50 MILES ON MY PEDOMETER
MY PREVIOUS MILES WERE 261
 TOTAL MILES SINCE I STARTED = 278 

MY FIRST NEW GOAL IS TO REACH 300 MILES BY THE NEXT UPDATE

THERE WILL BE MORE GOALS COMING AS I GET SETTLED BACK INTO MY FLORIDA HOME.