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It has been so busy preparing for our fundraiser.  We have collected prizes, purses which we will fill with hygeinic items for underprivileged women and baked cookies for give away at our event.  Last night everyone on our team gathered at my place and we wrapped gifts and put together baskets for our raffle and silent auction.  One more day left to prepare and just hope we haven’t forgotten anything.

last Saturday we joined Shoppers drug mart where they were celebrating a gala featuring some of their cosmetic lines. We set up a table and displayed our event “the Pink Ladies”

the name chosen for our team.  We advertised our event and enjoyed shopping for personal items for ourselves.  Later we joined some of the other team members and celebrated Teresa’s birthday at Moxies.  It was a very fun filled day.  The challenge is as busy as ever and I’m making sure that I am staying on track with drinking water and eating healthy. My weight loss is slowing down now as I’m getting closer to my goal although my clothes and shoes are getting very loose.  Time to go shopping. I’ll have to go to the gym more often and get more motivated to try and lose more inches.  I need to REV up……as a wild card I feel it’s important to support the 15 chosen to carry on all the support I can give.  I’m so very proud of them.  The makeovers are amazing and the newfound confidence I see in them plus the beauty that has been exposed is mind blowing. It’s all thanks to this wonderful experience. I can’t wait to see what is in store next!  I think in my before photo I look like a wrestler?…hopefully now I look a little more elegant.

 

 

 

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It’s another wet day outside but I’m excited because it’s another meeting night and it’s always fun to meet up with everyone. I love the anticipation on everyone’s faces as they line up to be weighed in. Last week was only a loss of a few ounces but I think I did better this week.  Here’s hoping anyway.  I am so busy getting prepared for our fundraising night on the 23rd and so far have collected so many purses.  Now we just need to fill them.  I was so excited today to try on some hidden away clothes and guess what? They fit. Wow. It is such a feeling of achievment.  My mobility has improved so much in the last three months and I owe it all to this wonderful programme. If I hadn’t written in and been accepted I would never have known what I would have been missing.  Even though I am a “wild card” it doesn’t mean that I’m any the less motivated, in fact, I’m even more grateful to be able to continue and prove to myself that I can do this!  Since starting to lose weight last summer I am down 30 lbs and this programme has helped me to stay on track and lead a healthier lifestyle.  Way to go Total Makeover Challenge.  I hope to be successful and lose even more weight but the most important thing to me is the friendships that come out of this and how everyone is so supportive.  I love our team ” The Pink Ladies” and we each chose a shade of pink.  I’m “Tickle Me Pink” such an appropriate name for me because I am so happy these days.  Look forward to bringing you more good news..bye for now.

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It’s another day fit only for ducks.  Sold some of my playing cards last night and managed to get a donation from London Drugs today so thing are looking up.  I’m looking forward to going to Teresa G’s on Monday night to meet up with the team “The Pink Ladies” of which I am a part.  It will be exciting to catch up on all our efforts of getting donations and maybe having a glass of bubbly..only one gram of sugar ha ha.  Must go buy a bottle tomorrow.

My progress so far is amazing although I still have a ways to go to reach my goal.  I’m so happy to be part of such a wonderful group of women who are so supportive.

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Do i do I look slimmer from the side?   Ha ha.  Not sure how that happened.  Now the snow has gone I can get back to my regular routines which consist of volunteering at the senior centre bingo, going to the gym which is a new thing for me. It may seem funny to everyone that I mention volunteering at the senior centre as I have been a senior myself for many years but I do enjoy seeing those happy faces on Mondays when I wish them all good luck and joke with them.  Not only that…I make the best cup of tea!  It’s been a difficult winter for them not being able to get to their weekly event because of the snow.

Im really looking forward to attending the other two groups fund raising events. I think it’s important that we support each other after all we are all in this together.  It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks preparing for our event but judging by the enthusiasm felt by  us all I think we are going to be very successful.  Until tomorrow, bye for now.

 

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Am I the only one that doesn’t know to upload a photo to this page?  I have a lot to learn.

the snow is almost gone now but it’s a soggy mess out there. I’m quite happy to be sitting here counting my blessings.  So happy that I am still able to be in the challenge and see everyone on Wednesday nights.  It’s become a highlight of my week to see all those excited smiling faces.  They can all be so proud of themselves.  I wish there was something like this around when I was a young mother with four little ones five and under.  But, could I have handled it as well as these young working mothers? I wonder?

No one can understand how wonderful it feels to be a part of a challenge at my age.  Thank you everyone for putting your faith in me.  Thank you Teresa G. For being so patient with me. I know you will go far.

I’m trying very hard to be a benefit to The Pink Ladies group.  So far I’ve managed to get a donation  for the raffle and have collected many purses.  I’m still working at it and looking forward to our fundraising night on the 23rd of March at Rustys. There are so many events coming up and I’m hoping to make them all.  I’m feeling a little overwhelmed but very happy. I don’t want this journey to end…that’s it for today.

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Hello, it’s me again. Just reporting in to remind everyone how happy I am. Only lost a couple of ounces last week, but the main thing is ..I didn’t gain!  Our group  The Pink Ladies is busy organizing our fund raising night. Boy there sure is lots to do.  You don’t have time to feel down or deflated with this group as they are right there boosting up your morale.  It’s a whole new lifestyle for me and it’s really taxing my brain which is a good thing as I get older.  I didn’t realize how easy it is to collect used purses.  Just ask and they will multiply. Now to fill them with feminine products and hand them to needy women.  It will give us such a feeling of accomplishment to see the look on their faces.  I think everyone is getting maxed out asking for donations but we are determined to have a full table at our event. My dilemma now is..should I buy some new pants or just let the ones I’m wearing creep down past my navel?   It is not a problem that I thought I would have but it’s a satisfying problem.  I now have a new shape and that’s not too bad.  I got tired of people telling me that because I’m fairly tall I could carry the weight and still look good.  Well do I have news for you. I look even better now.  Total weight loss since last summer is 30 lbs and so far since the beginning of this total makeover I’ve lost over 11 pounds.  I just am so excited.

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I’m a little behind the eight ball these days.  So busy measuring sugar intake, sending out letters for donations, trying to deal with all appointments in the snow and still feeling motivated.  Today is going to be another day of ASKING not Begging for donations for our Pink LAdies Team.  Also helping to organize a fund raiser to be held on March 23rd at Rustys pub.  So so busy.  Good job I’m retired! Or sort of?

Im hoping that the scale is kind to me tomorrow night as I haven’t been to the gym for a while and walking the dog is not really exercise is it?    So far I’m thrilled with my results

and hope that this wonderful experience will continue to motive me forever. I’ll come back later with more.

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I almost skipped Wednesday. I think I’m a little overwhelmed right now thinking  about who I am going to approach for donations. It will be easier once we get an official form with the proper headings so people don’t think we are part of a scam.

ive been measuring  my sugar tonight and it’s amazing how much sugar I am consuming when trying to eat sensibly.  I’ll be much more aware in the future.  So many foods contain sugar and I’m sure I wasn’t realizing this until I started breaking it down.  Wow.  I need to get cracking tomorrow to get donations for our raffle ..  I guess my housework is going to suffer again.  No big deal..it’s not a priority lately.  I’m really enjoying this change of pace in my life, especially the weight loss and the way I feel when I wake in the morning.  Thank you for the opportunity to carry on on this journey.  I was so happy  to see so many carrying on. So you know how successful this challenge has been.  That’s it for now.  Bye for now.

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Well Tuesday is here and it was snowing again.  Walking this morning was magical. The snowflakes were so big and beautiful and I came home with a white veil covering my head. You see I don’t like to wear hats or hoods.

im still feeling motivated and will continue to go to the gym as I’ve now become a member of Shes Fit.  I’m looking forward to tomorrow nights meeting and seeing everyone again.  I’m sure it’s going to be a very happy night with lots of congratulations and hugs in a nice warm room hopefully.   Much nicer than on a freezing field.

my progress so far has been eye opening. Wow I actually look  good in clothes once again and with motivation I’m going to look even better. I can’t wait!  I can’t thank everyone enough for the opportunity that has come my way.  I’m going to make my family and more importantly MYSELF proud. And by the way my bouquet of flowers still looks beautiful.

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It’s a very snowy Monday morning and my plans for the day have to be cancelled…DARN.

its my day to go to the senior centre to volunteer and also play bingo.  The highlight of my Monday afternoons.

there were so many beautiful stars in the sky last night that it’s hard to believe the weather outside this morning. what a winter we are having!  The excitement of the weekend has slowed down a little now but I’m sure it will pick up again come Wednesday night when the meetings start up again. I’m looking forward to going forward on this journey and being a huge support for Teresa.  I have a another three free days at the gym and then my new membership will kick in.  Look out body you don’t know what you’re in for. I’m so happy for all the gals that got chosen to carry on in this challenge and I know that they will change their lives around to be healthier and happier.  I am very proud of all of you.

look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday. Until then I hope you have a great couple of days.

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I didn’t post on Saturday as it was a long day and it took me hours to thaw out my fingers.

it was a remarkable day and I want to thank my team for making it so much fun.  Wow, so much driving around an unfamiliar city on a busy Saturday.  It seemed like the coldest day yet and when it was over and we were back at the park it felt like the North Pole.  I want to congratulate all 15 winners who are moving on, including my daughter and as I posted earlier they won’t get rid of me that easily as I’m going to attend all the meetings and work very hard to hopefully fill a wild card spot.  So look out everyone you haven’t seen the last of me yet.

i would like to thank everyone who supported me in these last five weeks, my neighbours,friends and family and especially Teresa who patiently helped me with my inadequacy on my iPad.  I promise I’ll try to be smarter in the future.  I think she has more grey hairs now.  Thanks to save on foods for the gorgeous bouquet of flowers that adorn my dining room. Thanks to Anita and staff that had to hang around in the freezing wind.

I left my wallet in my drivers car so I couldn’t go to the gym this morning.  But now I have it back so it will be back to the grind next week.

Im looking forward to meeting everyone on Wednesday night. It should be an exciting evening.   So here’s to the next challenge everyone.  May you all be successful.

Til next time…bye for now.

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Friday.  Just finishing off costumes so that teresas  friend who is taking my granddaughters place can come over and pick it up.  I have nibbles and wine ready.  Not too much wine though .  This phase of the challenge is coming to an end and I plan to continue even if I don’t make the top 15.  I’m sure there are much more deserving  gals who will make a difference in their lives.  I am very happy with my life at the moment as I have achieved so much in the last month, so much that I have totally surprised myself.

i hope my daughter gets chosen as she has overcome so much in the last 30 + years and has worked so hard to get where she is today.  I’m rooting for her 100%.  It’s bedtime and I need to get some rest for the big day tomorrow.  Nighty night.

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Now it’s Thursday and it was my usual routine.  Walking the dog ( in the cold but refreshing air) this morning , then off to weightwatchers for my weekly weigh in and motivational meeting. I really think that the members noticed a difference in me and were curious about this journey I’m on.  I was delighted to tell them my story and they were thoroughly fascinated and want to read my blogs!!!!  They are all cheering for me and I left there with such a warm feeling of love. Then it off to the gym where I hope I left a few more inches on their machines.  I’m so proud of myself right now and it’s thanks to this challenge that has turned my life around and got me interested in the future again.  I’m not just a SENIOR,  I’m an active older lady in an old body who’s making a big change in her life.  This YOUNGER older lady is going to SHINE!  Must get back to my costumes now….I look forward to chatting with you again tomorrow.  Bye for now.

 

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this is Wednesday and it is another “anticipation day”. Did I lose weight, did I lose anymore inches.  Tonight is the last meeting for this phase and I’m feeling sad.  I know that if I’m not picked to carry on I will still be carrying on..attending meetings, getting weighed and absorbing all the great information that comes with each meeting. Hopefully I’ll make a wild card spot!  I won’t miss one single minute of this wonderful journey.

Well I came home from the meeting smelling like a citrus orchard.  Very refreshing.

We sampled essential oils from doTera and listened to an another inspiring story from Sara Darwin who is their rep.

I also loved the slide show and talk that Marlise Kelsey who works for WFG securities Inc. she gave a talk on finances, retirement, how to make your money grow which I hope was really important for the younger challengers.  I want to talk to her some more.  It’s now time for bed and it’s been a busy day…have to get back to those costumes tomorrow. Bye for now

 

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What a gorgeous day. The sun is pouring in my living room window and I’m enjoying the warmth on my back. I thought, this is a great time to sit and write my blog.

my day started with walking the dog as usual and discovering that spring can’t be far away as there were little purple burst of colour peeking out of the soil..CROCUS…what a lovely surprise.  Then it was off to the gym to loosen up these old bones.  The girls there at She’s Fit are wonderful. They are routing for both Teresa and myself in this challenge and voting every day for us..thank you Fleetwood She’s Fit for all your support.  We both will continue

exercising as we both now have a membership. No matter what happens in this challenge I will never regret all the wonderful new opportunities it has brought into my life.  I just feel like a new person. Healthier, slimmer, happier and more content with the way I am ageing.

of course I want to continue but it’s going to be darned hard to compete against all these GUNG HO  dedicated younger gals. This has been a chance of a lifetime for me and wish to thank everyone involved for this wonderful opportunity.  Watch this spot, because who knows I may be around for a while.

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Monday is here and the beginning of a new week.  I don’t think anything could top the last week as far as information, vulnerability, emotions and wonderful camaraderie is concerned.

what an eye opener I received from the three seminars. It was so mind blowing and I would never have imagined how wonderful and exhausted I felt on Saturday evening when it was all done.  What wonderful speakers, what a wonderful mixture of young and not so young challengers. And the way we all came together as if we had always known each other forever and the friendships that were made.  We were AMAZING!  No matter who goes through to the next phase I think everyone deserves a chance.  I know I don’t have many voters or sponsors but it doesn’t mean that I am not as passionate as the ones who are way ahead.  I have worked so hard and am so thrilled with the results so far. Thanks to Gina for introducing me to Herbalife, thanks to Shes Fit for giving me the opportunity to care for my body again and of course all the wonderful volunteers who make this programme possible.

it is truly an amazing journey and one that I hope I can continue down that right path to fitness, health and confidence.  So many emotions were exposed at the seminar and it gave me such a sense of clarity.  Hopefully I will be able to move on with my life with a new understanding of what I need to do to make my life more fruitful.  I can’t even put into words how I feel. I think I feel 25 years younger, happier, fitter and more motivated.

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Good morning everyone on this wet Sunday morning.  I’m still feeling so inspired when I think of all the knowledge that I gained at the seminars.  What a wonderful three days it was. I woke this morning feeling so full of important information just pertinent to myself.

i actually awarded myself with a glass of wine last night when I got home.  The first in at least four weeks.  I felt I deserved it and was a perfect ending to such an exciting day.

i loved meeting all the contestants from Abbotsford and the feeling in the room with everyone mingling, giggling and talking together was incredible.  It was like “Old Friends Week”  there was so much excitement in the air. Today I’m going to a theatre in White Rock to see ” The Graduate”  it should be fun. It seems I’m never home these days and my conscience keeps telling me …get to work on those costumes for the Amazing Race. I must get busy and thank all the volunteers who made yesterday possible, it was a big undertaking. And even more thanks to the engineer who fixed the boat so that I survived and am here to write another blog.

 

 

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I don’t know if I can explain just how I feel after such an inspiring day with all the other challengers. I feel exhausted but enriched with all the wonderful exciting revelations that were uncovered. I have never experienced anything like this in my life before. I wish this had happened much earlier then maybe I would have made some better choices a long time ago.  Thanks to everyone who put this programme together. I am beginning to look at things in a different light from now on.

i can’t believe how lucky I am to have been picked for this challenge and  am doing my upmost to fulfill  all the requirements. It is so much fun.  It has been an emotional journey but one that has opened my eyes to how much more life can give us and I don’t intend to waste one minute on any negative thoughts from the past.  The future is all I can dwell on now and I intend to fill it with positive thoughts and actions.  I hope that my family will notice the difference in me as I am determined to be a more loving and caring parent.

i really want to go further on this journey because I can’t imagine how much more there is to learn about our travels through life.  Thank you Shape Your World and all the volunteers involved, I can’t tell you how happy I am to be part of this wonderful experience.

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Good morning..it’s Friday and I’m looking forward to the second evening of the seminar

Tonight.

my life has definately changed for the better. There is so much going on and so much more to look forward to. A month ago I couldn’t have believed that this was possible.  What a blessing it has been learning all about nutrition (that I thought I knew everything about ha)  and the gym membership that I have added to my morning walks. My body says thanks. Gina seems to be taking care of some of the issues that I’m struggling with..thanks Gina.

my life has taken on a new meaning which is remarkable at my age. I think that my loving family always knew it was possible, they have been wonderful supporters cheering me on. I am determined to make it to the next level because I know that there are new challenges ahead and I’m sure they will be mind blowing. This journey has extended my life..I know just by the way I feel and the positivity that has settled in my brain. I don’t want to lose that precious gift that this has given me.

i am loving this daily blogging and would dearly miss it if my journey ended. I wake up thinking about what I want to say.  Enough said.

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Hello everyone. Loved the seminar last night and I’m sure the Friday and Saturdays  sessions are going to be so inspiring.  I will probably discover things about myself that I never knew existed. It maybe be scary or it may be very enlightening. We’ll see.  Every thing  seems to be going to plan. I’m losing the weight and inches and thanks to Shes Fit and my complimentary pass I’m starting a new phase of my life.

Teresa and I went to Shoppers drug mart in Thunderbird village for our makeovers yesterday.  The girls there were so great and actually spent two and a half hours with us. They were so much fun.  My make over was a little exotic especially as we had no dates, just the seminar.  We even sported false eyelashes for the evening.  Hope they  didn’t add bulk to the weigh ins…lol. The amazing race is coming up and I need to get back to my costume making. My kitchen looks like a workshop right now. One counter full of dollar store supplies and the opposite counter is where all my vitamins and shakes are. Time to get organized…til next time….bye

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Just a quick note to make up for blog I lost from Valentine’s Day.

it was dog walking as usual then off to the gym where I watched Teresa take part in a body strengthening class. I can’t take part in this as I suffer from vertigo.  I just rode the bike and used some of the machines on the circuit.

then it was off to take my car in for a service and to the optometrist for my annual eye exam.    I’m happy to say that both visits had a positive outcome. I did splurge though and ordered a red frame at the optometrist…I’ve always wanted to try red frames.  BOY this challenge is taking me to new exciting places.. I couldn’t have picked a better day to try on red frames!   Back home to work on my costumes for the race..

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Looks like I lost yesterday’s blog again.

This morning looks dark and dreary but I know it’s going to be a great day.

today I’m getting my makeover at Shoppers Drug Mart. Hope they can do something

with this old gal.  Then it’s off to our meeting where we will get weighed and measured. I think I have stayed on track with eating the right foods and battling the gym.  It’s still a battle but I am determined to succeed.

It seems  everyone on t.v this morning is talking PROTEIN and I’m so happy to say that I’m doing everything right..yeh.  I spent a fun evening yesterday putting together some of my costumes for The Amazing Race.  This experience is getting to be more fun every day. They are keeping us busy with all the challenges, it’s like being back in school and doing homework.  I’ve had a few sleepless hours thinking…have I done this?  Did I complete the challenge for the week?  It’s really keeping me on my toes.

Even though I was only able to get one sponsor I think I am following through on all the other requirements. I so want to keep going.  I want to thank my sponsor Polished Home Decor for putting her trust in me and hope that with this exposure she will reap the benefits. Thank you Denise.

Im struggling with managing my iPad.  OMG?  Thank you Teresa  for helping and not running out of patience with me.  I keep losing sites and deleting emails and Facebook messages. I also realize that I am not taking enough notes at meetings and am relying on my memory, which I have discovered is a no, no. I’m turning over a new leaf as of now.  Don’t want Teresa to have a nervous breakdown every time her phone rings.

I am learning so much about myself from this challenge, it’s amazing..some things good, some thing that need a great deal of improvement.  Thank you TMC for opening up my mind, lifting my spirits and giving me a new lease on life.

 

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Monday mornin Feb 14th….Happy Valentines everyone.

 

the morning started off the usual way, walking the dog and enjoying it more because the sidewalks are finally clearing up. Teresa wanted to try a new class at the gym and because I’m the driver..gues what? I had to go for a second day in a row.  I’m still working at a slow pace but at least I’m trying.

Now it’s off to get the car serviced, washed and vacuumed.  .it really is a disgrace right now.

then to the eye doctor for regular checkup. Then will I be able to see better what a change I have made of my body. I know my mind is seeing very clearly what a difference this challenge is making.  I know I keep saying..it’s never too late…that is now my positive thinking…GO GAY.   If I make it to the next phase I will be working even harder just you wait and see.  Now I have some big clothes to get rid of not the too small ones.  Look out closet. Here I come.  Til tomorrow. Bye for now

Created on 2017-02-14 19:58:00

Sunday is here already and day is here already and I am feeling ready to take on anything today.  I got up too late to join Teresa at the gym this morning but I will get in a good walk with Sadie.

things are progressing and last night I started on our costiumes for the amazing race. Then sround 8.30 the fire alarm went off and down the four flights of stairs I stumbled with the dog.  Thank goodness it was a false alarm but I had an opportunity to chat with many of my neighbours and the dogs enjoyed  their sniffing of each other.  Thank goodness we don’t socialize that way. I was pleasantly surprised this morning when I googled raspberries and discovered that they are full of fibre.  So that added to my all bran today should take the weight off my mind…so to speak!  I’m looking forward to this week and what it has to offer. It will be busy but productive.  The sun is shining now so it’s time to put on my shoes, harness the dog and breathe in that fresh air.  I hope everyone enjoys their day as much as I’ll enjoy mine.  Bye for now.

 

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It’s Saturday evening and am rewriting this blog as this morning my iPad blacked out…darn.   Why is it that every time one is able to write something inspiring..it disappears.

i spent a busy day getting together supplies for my costumes for the race.  I just hope that it doesn’t rain.  It’s going to be so much fun putting everything together.  I  wasn’t able to get any positive responses from the businesses I approached. It seems that so many are not in a position to spend (even for advertising) at this time of the year.  Kudos to all the gals that were successful in getting sponsors.  It is quite disappointing as I really am working hard in all the other challenges.  I even signed up for a membership at She’s Fit yesterday.  They are offering mamberships with no sign up fee until Monday.  So this journey will be continuing long after this challenge.  Teresa and I are going to attend a class at the gym tomorrow morning.  I don’t know if I will be able to manage it …but I’m sure going to give it my best efforts.  I just feel that this is opening up a new lease on life for me. I just feel so blessed to have been picked.

i still have to present three meals that display how much fibre i am consuming. obviously not enough because I am having bathroom problems. I have tried adding all bran to my shake but am worried that I am taking in too many carbs. I must try Ginas remedy of  warm water, orange and herb tea in the morning.  I do notice that my slim jeans are looking baggy in the legs. Wish same was happening to my tummy..lol  that’s about it for today, I have to get cracking on my costumes..bye for now.

Created on 2017-02-12 02:56:02

Good morning it’s Friday already.

its dark outside but warm and cozy sitting here in front of the fire.  Time to get off my butt and take this patient dog out for her morning walk.

The road to my success is getting easier to walk.  Not so much uphill anymore it’s beginning to slope down allowing me to pick up speed.  Pretty soon I’ll be taking flight  to my destination.  I can’t wait!    Everything is about being content and happy right now and enjoying this journey, hopefully which will last for many years to come.  Of course my goal will be totally different than those of the younger crowd. I give them a standing ovation for taking this challenge in the busiest time of their life.  I’ve been there, done that.

i just want to thank everyone once again for this wonderful opportunity..I won’t let you down.

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HI there. It’s a wet Thursday morning with puddles galore outside. I usually go to weight watchers meetings on this day of the week but I’m giving it a miss today. I think walking the dog will be my outing this morning.

im feeling so pumped up right now. I got on the scale this morning as I missed the weigh in last night and I swear that the scale actually smiled a smile of encouragement at me as I stood there. I wanted to jump for joy as the pounds are disappearing. I haven’t felt this encouragement in years.  The meetings at weightwatchers open my eyes to other members struggles and I desperately  want to tell them my success story, but not yet.  They are proud of the fact that I was chosen for this challenge and are giving me so many high fives. I notice that there are a few discrepancies on what foods you are allowed in abundance compared to our regime.  I’m going with TMC right now as it’s working. The support that I get at weightwatchers is a great help also. Sorry my blogs are so long but I could go on and on. I just love sharing my journey.  Until tomorrow…bye for now.

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Wednesday Feb.8th.

its 8 a.m. And I’m sitting here looking outside at all the little birds fluttering around the snow laden trees.  Right now it’s hard to believe that there is another storm coming in.

i do look forward to the weekly meetings and mingling with all the pumped up contestants, but unfortunately I may not make it tonight due to the weather.  They are now predicting “HORRIBLE WEATHER”  on Global tv.   I’m still on a high and looking forward to getting even more pounds off this body and trying to firm up.  Remember, I said “it’s never too late”. You will probably get tired of me quoting that remark!  I’m going to plan my day accordingly, trying to include some exercise into my routine.  I’m working hard to get pledges but most of my friends are seniors and they don’t seem to understand  the theory of my journey. They are quite content to just be themselves.  They don’t know what they’re missing.

i decided to try a cup of coffee this morning as this used to be my craving upon getting up. Yuck…I couldn’t drink it.  Can’t wait to make my shake. Anyway enough rambling on for today. I could go on and on.  See you tomorrow . Bye for now

Created on 2017-02-08 11:28:33

Well it looks like it may be working now.
This is going to be short as I am getting finger cramps? Lol
I’m still so excited about my journey and want to move on to the next level in the worst way. No, I mean in the best way. The weather has confined my car to the underground parking so I’ve missed going to the gym, but trying to make up for it by walking. It’s been so invigorating. May not be able to make the meeting tomorrow depending on the weather. Hope this won’t show as a negative on my sheet. Loving everything so far including the weight loss and the energy. I want to keep up the good work. See you tomorrow.

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I don’t know if I want to try again…any suggestions

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It’s still not working!,,,,, OMG.  Two blogs somewhere in LIMBO

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Here goes again on this Monday morning Feb.6th.

its so annoying when all of ones inspiring thoughts are just wiped out.

im feeling wonderful and finding that now when I go for a walk…I don’t waddle as my family used to describe my movements. I think I actually stride..WOW. This is a huge step in the right direction. Thanks to the wonderful coaching that we are getting .  Life is so much more fun now.

When I used to take the dog out in the morning it was a chore, now it’s a lovely experience. Walking in the pristine snow this morning I was thinking of how calm and inspiring everything seems. I’m more aware of the lovely trees the singing of the little birds.  How great is this life?  I hope to continue in this challenge because I can’t wait to experience even more successes.

Created on 2017-02-06 15:30:20

I just lost the most inspiring log I’ve written so far…DARN?  Why does this happen.?

well here goes again:

its Sunday morning Feb. 5th. I’m still not able to get my car out so I’ll have to think up some new new body moves. Walking the dog is like snow shoeing so that must count for something.  Having lost some weight and gaining more energy it’s getting so much easier.

im looking forward to Super Bowl this afternoon with my snap peas, celery, carrots and hummus.  Actually I do love these snacks and I may even have a glass of wine.  I actually think that this programme is also feeding my brain. I’m smarter when it comes to making decisions and I tend to feel more positive when making choices regarding foods. I’m feeling well nourished!  I can’t begin to tell you how great I’m feeling so thanks again for this new outlook on life.  Don’t worry, I’ll be back again tomorrow..see you then.

 

Created on 2017-02-05 12:59:47

It’s   Saturday morning and there is a foot of snow outside. No snow tires, no gym.  But I feel I got some exercise walking (felt like snow shoeing) the dog this morning. It was  exillerating.  My energy is still on a high, my weight is dropping as are the inches.  What a BLAST I’m having.   I just want to keep working  hard to reach my goal and make it to the next level. I think I am gaining a little more confidence as I was able to make a self video or two this week. These challenges are so good for my ego.  Anita’s inspiring  talk last Wednesday helped me realize that anything is possible and to let go of the stress and just enjoy this journey.  IL keep you posted as to my progress.

Created on 2017-02-04 14:27:42

,well here we are again, getting healthier and trimmer. Wow, what a change a few weeks makes    I’m getting more confident more active and enjoying my journey in this challenge to the fullest . I’m feeling proud of myself for staying on track and even though I get a little screwed up on my iPad postings I’m thinking(what the heck) I’m trying my best. So if you see multiple postings from from me I apologize. I have Teresa to keep me on my toes.the scale and tape measure are showing great results, so thank you everyone for your support.

more exciting news to follow….I hope

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While on the excersize bike this morning I was thinking.

my body is like a foundation….a large foundation right now upon which is built a structure that is in need of renovations.  Just like a heritage building it needs constant love and care to keep it looking lovely.  Well, it’s not costing me a fortune to bring it up to date and I have started construction.   So far I’m very pleased with the results. It may take a while but have patience with me.  The transformation is yet to come..I WILL KEEP YOU POSTED?

Created on 2017-01-31 16:51:54

I wrote a lengthy blog this morning on here but somehow it disappeared.  So here I go again.

i decided it’s time to de-clutter my house and my mind. This is going to leave me with all this extra room to get healthy, get motivated and move on with my life.  In 1998 I had a stroke and had to retire from a job that I had been at for almost 30 years.  I moved on with my life and made a great recovery…I thought.  Now 19 years later I realize..boy was I wrong.  At 76 years old I’m on the most exciting journey of my life.  I have the full support of my wonderful family who phone and make sure I’m following through.  Please have patience with me as some of these challenges are new to me but I’m here to succeed. That’s my thoughts for today…talk to you soon.

Created on 2017-01-30 19:27:55

Here we go.  This is my first experience with blogging and I’m excited to get started.

This is day eleven of my journey and I can’t believe how far I’ve come. Firstly let me tell you how wonderful it was to see all the eager faces at our first meeting, all anxious to make this big change in their lives. Well here’s how mine is going so far.

first was the shock of learning how much I was actually eating, then there was the shock when the scale announced the % of fat that my body is made up of.  After listening to Gena

And HER inspiring journey with the help of Herbalife I knew this was the time for me to get off the couch and move.  I thought that walking the dog every morning was sufficient excercising, but boy was I wrong.  Now with the free access to She’s Fit I’m becoming a different person.  One to be proud of.  Thanks to the encouragement of my daughter Teresa

who is also in the challenge and helping me to become familiar with the machines, my life is actually getting very exciting,especially last week when I saw the pounds starting to melt.

As you can see I’m no spring chicken but I do want to around for a while yet to be there for my grandchildren and great grandchildren (of whom I have 11)

I will keep everyone posted as my journey continues…look forward to chatting again.

 

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