Veering off the Path

Often we stick to things we know. Things become routine, ordinary, the same and often boring. Finding things to change things up often are harder to come by than one may think.   My daily routine is monotonous. I wake, take my medicine, eat, exercise and clean.  I used to have variety and the kids…

Daily Post Photo Challenge: Ooh Shiny

Well this is something new for me, writing about my photography and what it means to me.  My photography is my escape.  I long to take me camera and venture out to the various arenas around my home and take photos. This photo was taken at Nall’s Produce      It is one of my favorite…

Growing by Shrinking

I’ve struggled the past couple of days with words to share.  So I Hope you are smiling! 😎  I’m going to revisit why I am here blogging and a little bit about myself.  I started blogging to share my life changing journey to get healthy and lose 120 pounds and hold myself accountable. I know…

Dreams…

It is strangerc how when you close your eyes at night you hope you get a restful night of sleep, sometimes you do and others, you have vivid dreams.  The ones that are so bizarre you wake up shake no your head.  Have you had those?  Lately I seem to be plagued by them. Some…

Dreary, Rainy Saturday

Dreary, rainy Saturday’s can only result in one thing.  Cuddles with the pups and a day of John Wayne movies 🎥  With the rain Walking was out of the question so I decided to do 20 minutes of exercise/dancing every 3 hours today.  Something different!  Well dancing to 80’s music while watching She Wore A…

Goals!

Goals!  You know how you set them, goals?   Sometimes you achieve them and sometimes you don’t.  Well, I set several goals recently. Mostly, goals about getting healthy.  Weight loss goals! Exercise goals. Friend goals.  In reference to weight goals I set 10 pounds a month.  I met that goal by the hairs of my…

Invisible 

Some say that as women age, they become invisible.  Is that a true statement?  I know there are times that I seem to only serve my family and not be part of them.  That I stand on the outside looking in, dreaming that they saw me.   When my children were kids, I was bigger…

Heads Up!

Crackle, crack, crash!! This happened along my walk. To think just a few feet more, a little bit faster and that branch could have landed on my head.  Praise to Him for slowing my steps, for my stopping at the fountain, or for me taking the path versus the roadside. All of these or just…

Throw in the Towel … not today!

Another day of struggling with maintaining the will to loose weight.  I want to throw in the towel. What I would do for some Popeyes fried chicken.  Or even better Long John Silver fish and shrimp 🍤. But I haven’t. Today’s meals stayed below 1200 calories.   Let’s keep it up.  Don’t give up on…

Rainy days can bring you down, especially when the rain interrupts your walks.   I had planned to walk today and mow the lawn.  Neither activity works well in the rain ☔️ so today was a wash out 🙁 I found myself enjoying the simpler things today.  I wrestled with my Shih Tzus.  They enjoyed…

Sunday’s Remorse

This morning was much like any morning as I struggled with grasping just a few moments more in the warmth and comfort of my bed.  My husband had already rose and left his side, leaving me the added room to cross over and relax.  Yes, deep sigh of comfort as I stretch over to his…

Rub a dub dub..thighs melt away…please

Sometimes as you wander through the day, you seek out things that make you ponder.  At 55, I amaze myself at the nonsense that I think about.  This morning as I walked, my mind wander to the pain that was searing from the inner thighs as they sweated and rub back and forth. The pain…