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My blog was started to help me come to terms with turning 50, to find myself as I become an empty nester, and to help me with my weight loss journey. (Update Here)
I am in an amazing place in my life so now follow me as I move forward with the good and the bad, my continued wieght loss journey and just my life!!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Do It For Pete's Sake

Happy Monday Y'all!  Really I don't ever say "Y'all".  Sometimes I wish I lived down south so I could use it!  I keep seeing that little fall quote in the stores...Happy Fall Y'all!  I just love it!

Anyway, I am just sitting outside on my Sanctuary drinking my coffee and just letting the morning get away from me.  I should be at the gym with my sister, but I just can't get motivated and make the decision to leave my happy place here and spend time there.

Can you feel my struggle?

I know I need to get back to the gym.  I miss lifting.  I always just felt better about myself, knowing I did something good for my body.  I miss feeling strong and miss the way my core was feeling tighter.  I have been trying to do little bits at home.  Planks, Pilates, free weights, but I slack off because well, it's just me here, no one is watching.  You know what I mean.  

Being in my 50's now, I feel the need to be more active.  I am the least active person I know.  I mean at times, I fake it, but I'd rather be at home on the couch.  I want to be that spry older lady who walks briskly, not shuffles.  Who can do stairs without struggling.  Who can walk with a grocery cart without leaning on the handle.  I have to start now.  Can you really change your love or hate for being active?  I think you either are or are not an active person.  My mother and sister are humming birds.  Constantly in motion from sun up to sun down.  They know how to relax and do, but for the most part they are a movin!  

I found this on the Mayo Clinic's Web Site.  I know this, so why don't I just do it?  

No. 1: Exercise controls weight
No. 2: Exercise combats health conditions and disease
No. 3: Exercise improves mood
No. 4: Exercise boosts energy
No. 5: Exercise promotes better sleep

Maybe if I print this out and pin it all over the house it will sink in how important being active is. Maybe that will help push me to get to the gym?  Maybe??

The bottom line is I need to stop making excuses and take Nike's advice and..... 

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Do something good for yourself today.  
Have a wonderful Monday!


Friday, September 16, 2016

Catching Up!

It's been so long since I've posted or read my blogs.  I am missing out on all of the fun!  I am hoping now that Fall is coming, that I might be able to set aside some time to read and post.  Who am I kidding?  I am the least busy person you will ever meet.  I just have to re-prioritize my time better.  I have been spending way to much time just sitting, reading and stalking Instagram.  Why did I ever start an IG account?  I waste so much time there.  Oh well.  I am making a promise to myself to devote more time here, posting and reading.

I've decided to post some pictures to show you what's been going on in my life since we last talked :)


Our youngest, Dominic has moved out 
and has begun his Junior year at college.  
This year, he has decided not to live on campus, 
and has gotten a little cottage near the lake near his university.  
He is rooming with my nephew who is also his best friend, 
so they get along perfectly!

My boy, caught off guard eating pizza :)  

Their new home :) 


I went to a surprise 50th birthday party for my friend Lori. 
This is our little "Girls Night Out Group"
From the right, Angie, Lori (the birthday girl), 
Michelle, Me and Connie, my sister.
Missing was Julie, my SIL 


My daughter Blayne celebrated her 29th birthday!!
I know.......29!!  It doesn't seem possible that my baby is 29.  
She is my first born.  My only girl.  
She has grown into the most wonderful person.  
I love spending time with her.  
She supports me, and helps me grow.
I am so proud of all she has done and who she has grown to be!

Here is my sister Connie, Me, and Blayne
 on a little Birthday shopping trip!!

I don't know how I ended up front and center lol


I am officially down 25 pounds!!
I began June 21st, and this is my weigh in from Monday!


And of course my little girl Ava is still just as adorable as can be!!

So, those are some of the little things that have been going on in my life lately. :)

I hope everyone has been well, and you have been staying positive and happy!


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