Sunday, July 28, 2013


Just a wee bit on the chilly side this am....had to break out the sweats!  The temp is around 57 degrees, feels a bit like fall.  Fall is my favorite time of the year, but I'm not quite ready to give up the summer heat.  The weather man says the heat is coming I"m just going to enjoy this little "fall preview" while it last.
The countdown has began....getting ready to fly down to Florida on the 7th of August to catch a family cruise to the Bahamas a few days later.  I can't "freakin" wait!!  So excited to be with my brothers and sister and their kids and grand kids, Dad and my Step is gonna be such great fun!  I do need a little advice....I have an opportunity while on this cruise to be in the water with dolphins.  Now I adore dolphins, but they are BIG and I'm not so sure about being in the water with fact, I'm a bit terrified to do it.  YET...a very big part of me says, "dam the torpedoes...full speed a head"  you only get to ride this ride once so "GO FOR IT"!  BUT...I have yet to "sign" on the dotted line....He, He!  So, what are your opinions and experiences? 
The next few days are gonna be spent getting ready for travel....and making sure my hubby has what he needs...Billy is staying home.  He has only been on one cruise...didn't like it...and says he will never go on another one.  So he will be staying here at the fiver taking care of our furry babies! Not me......
Can you say, "Bahama Mamas".....ooooooh I sure can!!  Set me up bartender!  I can smell the coconut rum from here!!!

Friday, July 19, 2013

What this???? A new blog post!!!

Ha! Ha!  Yeah, I have been really lazy in posting this summer....but I make no apologies...just haven't been terribly motivated to write...til now.  I have something very special to share with all of you.....something I have been kinda keeping on the "QT"!  Drum rollllll pleassssseeee........"Today I have officially lost 50lbs!"  YES!  That's what I said, baby!  50 pounds!!!  It has been quite the transformative journey.  I started last January, when we were in Yuma.  Now, I know your next question......"JUST HOW DID I DO IT!".....well, I wish I could tell you there is a new magic pill or diet plan.  BUT, I did it the old fashion way.  I count calories and exercise...and guess what...there's in app for that!  It is called "lose it" and I use the "free" version to track what I eat and my exercise.  It is simple and easy to use.  I eat so much healthier now and counting calories has really helped me learn portion control too.  More importantly....I gave up nothing!  I still eat and love my sugar highs.....and my butter.  I just eat less of them on a daily basis, but I do allow myself the occasional splurge!  Surprisingly enough...over time....I have found that those cravings are less frequent and it takes less to satisfy them.  The dreaded exercise.....I started out very simply.  I walked....slowly increasing my distance and speed.  Sometimes on the treadmill, other times around the neighborhood.  Now, I have switched to my bike....LOVE my bike!  I usually ride at lease 7 miles everyday...yes, even in this heat!  I have found I can tolerate the heat pretty well these days and there is always a breeze when you are riding!  My energy level has increased and I just feel better...all over!  More health is improving....there is a good chance my doc will take me off my blood pressure medicine this October!  I"m not done.....I'm still losing and I plan to keep on losing till .....well, I don't have an exact number in mind...I think I'll just know when I get there!  LIFE IS GOODE!