Saturday, August 12, 2006

When You Wish Upon a Star.....

Today was a beautiful day! My brother and I went to a wedding at the Wedding Pavilion at the Grand Floridian. It was my brother's boss's wedding. It was magnificent. I didn't take many pictures but I was able to get a couple of good ones.

Friday, August 11, 2006

My Newest maiden voyage

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I am down to 179. First time in months! It feels great! I can wear any of my size 14 capris. Now, it is time for the next ten lbs. Not as easy to lose but I've been walking 5 days a week and some minor "running" in those walks. Not too shabby!

I finally took the plunge and had my eyebrows waxed. Not bad. It looks nice and I feel ready for the big day tomorrow.

I also had my first french manicure and pedicure.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Somber is as Somber Sees....

Okay, I am very "somber" today. I received an e-mail forwarded a couple of times but from someone I know through my HS senior. Four girls were driving in a Chevy Blazer Friday night (in Daytona Beach area) and the vehicle flipped over. The driver was NOT wearing her seat belt. The other three were. Here:

"She's in intensive care at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona. She has massive internal injuries and they thought she might not make it Friday night. Saturday she had 6 hours of surgery to stop the bleeding, which (her dad) said the doctors thought was successful. Her pelvis is crushed and they had to put plates in. Today she was supposed to have more surgery, but I don't know how that went. He said she'll need reconstructive surgery to her pelvis and hip."

Quoted from the e-mail. So, you can see why the somber mood. It is hitting close to home. My son is just learning how to drive. I say he isn't nearly ready. (And he certainly isn't the only one not ready, in my opinion.) I would even be willing to wait until next year before he has his license since I see a lot more than I say. It's scary out there and one wrong move can change your direction for the rest of your life. Yes, I know it can happen at any time but with teens' hormones raging and so many pressures on them to succeed and be something while also trying to fit in with their peers...well, you get the picture. At least you do if you have been there. And more so if you have children.

The other story I saw on the news...also close to home...was about the football player from Lake Brantley who was shot and killed by a fellow ex-classmate. A possible drug deal gone bad, from what I read on-line at WFTV. Why was this student allowed to be on the football team if he had "minor" drug charges against him? And he was a top-notch wrestler. I feel badly for his family. Like I said, it hits close to home. Maybe this is a wake up call to the class of 2007.

My new ending will be "Namaste". A word that is from Sanskrit and means "Peace be with you". It is my way of life... so, until another entry...Namaste...

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Another 5 miles

KJ and I walked 5 miles tonight. It was before dark and we returned to our street as the darkness settled in. I ate a Healthy Choice. The last one, I think I bought. It was chicken parm and was actually the best I've have. Though still not worth buying again. I will have Lean Cuisine tomorrow for dinner and probably a sub for lunch. Drinking lots of water.

I have to buy more LC meals at Albertsons or Publix tomorrow. I want the 7 and 8 point meals as I don't think I'm eating enough calories each day. I'm enjoying reading other's blogs about their weight loss. Very encouraging to me.

My goal after the 10 lbs for the wedding will be another 10 lbs by Kent's birthday which is Sept. 7th. That will be three weeks from then (plus a couple of days). That should bring me down to 168 lbs. Then our anniversary is October 5th. Another 10 lbs. So, by fall break I should be down below 160 which I haven't seen since my stepdad died in 2001.

10K in 2 hours

I did a MFM (see links to right) walk yesterday. It was hot but refreshing to be out. I lost another lb. Down to 180 now. I have 2 lbs to go before Saturday. NP

I hope I can start running (jogging is running for me) soon. I did about a minute on the treadmill the other night but I have to take it really slow since I have the shin splints in the back of my mind.

There are MFM walks every weekend til labor day. I will miss this Saturday but hope to go to the other 5.