Sunday, January 27, 2008


Another great day for me!

Church was uplifting, my friends were loving and kind and my always...wonderful!

I've planned my week: the food, the exercise and the time for myself!

What will you do special for yourself this week? Please share.....

til again

Friday, January 25, 2008

Happy Friday!

For today I will

Live: enjoying each moment

Love: myself especially

Laugh: at my learning moments (aka mistakes)


Leap! Cardio activity is a part of my day

Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

tres fatigue

Ok, so my french typewriter isn't working well. Too bad. The story is this. I'm tired, weary and ready to find my pillow. Work was busy, students were..well students and choir was awesome. A great day filled with friends and music. Need I say more?

Friday comes soon and I will update in the morning.

It's cold...-16C going down to -20C so a definite chill in the air. The full moon has passed......sweet now maybe my emotions will balance up again.

Off to have a healthy snack, do some yoga and find that pillow.

Love to all!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Happy Monday!

Monday's are becoming my favorite days. I only work for a couple of hours then the rest of the day is mine.

Intentionally take care of myself today

Laugh at those things that keep me humble

I magine the beautiful me

Keep on track

Examine my day

Modify as I go

Embrace the goodness around me

Enjoy your day! Mine has been wonderful!

EXERCISE: 15 min yoga for stretching
30 min cardio for my heart


2 small pancakes with pat of marg and wee bit of syrup
2 scrambled eggs

whole wheat crepe
2 oz chicken breast
1 oz low fat cheese
lettuce, cuc and tomato with light dressing

low fat ice cream
small apple

quesidilla (from today's plan)
steamed asparagus
light dressing

3 cups coffee
4 glasses of water (so far)

I plan to have 1/2 banana and some popcorn for a snack later
still low on my veggies though

Sunday, January 20, 2008


What a great and amazing day I've had.

The choir at church sang one of my favorite songs "Shine, the Light of Your Love" and did so wonderfully! I was so proud of all of them and know that others were blessed by their musical gifts.

Then, I spoke with Richard Simmons on his Radio Show . Still catching my breath over that. I really am motivated to stick to my plan.

My food:

2 slices WW bread
1T cream cheese

2 scrambled eggs
2 sausages
5 little pieces of potato
1/2 slice brown toast with marg. and jam

salad with Raspberry dressing
Roast Chicken breast
whole wheat dinner roll
whipped butter

and oops: small piece of apple pie

4 8oz glasses of water today

50min "Party off the Pounds" exercise

I'll do some slow stretches before I hit the pillow tonight.

The night's going to be a cold one...about 0F so will bundle up nice and snuggly.

New day work week....what's on your plate for the next few days????

Saturday, January 19, 2008

my Sabboth

I'm a church musician who "works" on Sundays so I really don't have a Christian Sabbath in the traditional way. I love my work and the people that surround me. Today I will take a day for myself. For reflection, meditation, and rest.

My plan is to eat according to my plan and to do some cardio and stretching.

S earching for what my spirit needs today

A ware of my surroundings (what absolutely needs done today)

B eautiful home (how thankful I am for warmth and comfort)

B oldly making my own decisions

A ll (slow and steady keeping all in order)

T otally committed to what is important to me

H eart (my heart is filled with love and peace)

Well, that's my day. I am relaxed, calm and at peace.

I'll post later to update my food list.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Me Today!

I am

B e a u t i f u l ( taking care of me)

L e a n (exercise is part of my day)

E n e r g e t i c (rest gives me energy)

S e x y (need I say more lol)

S m a r t (I learn something each day)

E l i m i n a t i n g (getting rid of clutter)

D r e a m i n g (goals and plans for each day)

This is, tomorrow, and every day.

Enjoy the day you've been given!

I'll post later with my days progress!
(edited to add progress below)

Breakfast: blueberry muffin

Lunch: Ham and cheese crepe (low fata cheese and less than 1 oz)
Salad with oil and lemon vinegrette
fresh tomato

Snack: chips and salsa (counted out the chips)

Dinner: hamburger with lettuce and tomato

Snack: 2 oz cold pork roast
small frozen ice milk (McDonald's)

I spent 10 min on the stationary bike for a total of 2.8 miles. Need to be sure this is at least 15 min this week!

The hamburger and cone were planned for this day so I was within my food mover limits...yipee!!

Til tomorrow


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

A start

Each newly created Blog has a beginning. This is mine. We're at mid month since my re-commitment to a better me. Each day I try something different to find the groove I need to maintain optimal health for the rest of my life.

I am healthy but most often weary. So first up:

Getting the rest I need.
Taking the vitamins that will replenish me.

Later today I will post my food and activity.

Please feel free to comment....

Edited to add:

Breakfast: fruit cup (apple, banana and strawberry)
hot oatmeal

Lunch: veggie soup
ham and cheese crepe with veggies

Dinner: shrimp
tabbouleh salad (tomato, Bulgar, olive oil and lemon juice)

Snack: 1/2 cup tabbouleh
left over roast pork

EXERCISE: nothing yet (3 hour work/rehearsal; 2.5 hrs at restaurant)

Weight loss since Jan 1st 2008 5lbs; total loss: 20 lbs

That's it for today.

Til again