Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Goals for 2014

Happy New Year!

Yes, it has been a year since I last logged in here. I tried to blog last year, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. I missed mom so much, and with all the other life challenges it was a rough time. So here I am, starting over. 

I was sitting here in the quiet this morning, writing out my goals, and I thought, yeah. I need to write. I need a support group. I need to write my goals on my blog, and maybe in the process, I will gather a support group.

So my goals for this year are reasonable.
  1. Get up and move
  2. Eat healthier
  3. Drop 1 - 2 lbs a week
  4. Walk a lot
As I move through January, I'm sure I'll get back on track...

Friday, January 4, 2013

New Year - New Challenges

So it has been awhile since I logged in to my blog.... A lot of life has happened. I've gone through so many truly life changing experiences in the past few months, I didn't think I could survive another challenge. But here I am. Breathing. Struggling to get sleep. Struggling to not stay in bed all day long.

I'm trying to get back on board with life.

I faced so many challenges this past few months... My mom died from breast cancer in October.... We didn't have long to deal with it, as it took her so quickly, and that is a good thing I suppose. But I would have loved to have more time with her.

My aunt got sick a few days after mom passed, and then she passed a few weeks after mom. Within 6 weeks of mom's passing, I lost 6 people I was very close to. First Mom's funeral, and then two more by the end of the week. Then three more... one at a time. Life is so precious.

Taking care of my mom the last few months of her life was rewarding, and I wouldn't change a thing... but I miss my mom on a daily basis. Well. Really, I miss my mom so many times in a day. 

And now I face my own challenges.

My goal for 2013 is to live as healthy a lifestyle as I possibly can... 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Refreshing and Oh So Good

Berry Smoothie


Super easy to make. 

1  cup frozen mixed berries

1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach 

1 banana peeled

1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt

1 cup nonfat milk

1 tablespoon of honey

Toss everything into the blender container and blend until smooth.

This is basic smoothie. You can add more berries, less spinach, or you can use vanilla yogurt. This is pretty sweet IMHO, so I don’t always add the honey. If you want it thicker you can use a frozen peeled banana.  I rarely measure, I just add what looks good.

** Note**  Safeway sells a nice big bag of frozen mixed berries and the bag sells for under $3.00 a pound in my local market. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Stair Climbing Goal Is In View

Remember my goal to climb a huge long set of stairs? I’m not quite there yet. But I have no doubt I will be ready by Sept 22. Here are the stairs I walked down and then back up yesterday…  long stairs

These stairs go on and on.stairs up the hillI didn’t go down and back up immediately.
I stopped for a few to enjoy the view.island view

It was a beautiful day to be out and about exploring Washington State.

Goal - Motivation