Monday, April 28, 2014

"Hats & Pearls" Tea Parties

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending and helping my new daughter-in-law Kalee Harris host her first "Hats & Pearls" Tea Party with the ladies and their daughters in her hall at her work. We had so much fun. Great kick start for May and Mother's Day! plus now I can add milliner to my resume'. lol...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

C25K --- What Matters Most?

I had to laugh... there is a great phrase in today's section of  "Life Harmony" that I really like and it goes right along with this weekend's theme of General Conference.

"A Vision without Passion will not Spark You into Action"

I totally believe you are what you make of your time. In running, you run --- you get faster and healthier. You have a vision and if you have the passion you will make your goal. Same applies with other things in life. Today, we were challenged to answer three questions about our selfs...

#1. What am I doing when I am happiest and most satisfied? 
answer: Helping others

#2. If I could do anything or be anything, what would it be?
answer: Helping others

#3. If money was no object, how would I spend my time?
answer: Helping others

Friday, April 4, 2014

C25K --- Making up time!

 Today, I reached my goal of  1.5 miles in 25 minutes. I am sore, but down 2 pounds. :) Also, today I got my letter to my future self all finished. I guess I am getting old, because not much in my life is scheduled to change. I mainly just want to lose my 100 pounds, reduce my blood pressure and travel with my kids and granddaughter. Life is good!!!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

C25K --- Burning Mussels & Bucket lists

My workout this morning consisted of making an airport run to drop off my grandbaby and daughter-in-law. I am so glad that hey got to spend extra time with us after the wedding. I am going to miss them very much.

I am taking it easy today because my mussels are still very tender and burning from my workout yesterday.

Our LIFE HARMONY assignment for today is to create a bucket list. I made one the last time I participated in the first C25k program. And so I am just going to revisit that list.... I can tell you that after running my fist Color Vibe Run in 58 minutes, my new goal is to do my next one in 45 minutes.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

C25K --- Running, Writing & Sports Drinks

Today on the C25k Facebook page there was a link to, that featured a discussion about sports drinks and how you can make your own. I am not a big fan of sports drinks, but the article got us here at the pantry thinking about fun summer chillers that we could make at home that would still meet the criterial of a sports drink. Which the article stated as being: "The nutritional profile of most commercial sports drinks is approximately 50 calories, 14 grams of carbohydrate and 110 grams of sodium per 8-ounce serving." 

This one is our favorite so far... BLACKBERRY LEMONADE

Also today, we had some assignments:

Life Harmony --- We were suppose to write a letter to someone we love and let they know how we would like to celebrate our successes. Write telling about where we are at in our career, business and personal life, explain our accomplishments, and give direction to where we would like to be a year from now. 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Couch 2 5K here I COME!

Today, I started a new "Couch 2 5K" program and I am doing this for two reasons...
#1. I have plateaued in my weight loss adventures
#2. I feel very soggy and unhealthy

Also a couple of months ago, I discovered a wonderful new online magazine entitled
"Life Harmony" by Wendi Hatton. 

Even though it really isn't anything that we haven't heard before, I like what I have been reading and decided to add some of my thoughts and actions into this journal, because I truly believe that healing encompasses all parts of your heart and soul. 

Right off the bat she talks about vision and goal setting. After reading, I couldn't help but ask the main question:
"How do I deal with How I feel?" 

First Day Facts:
Weight ---- 245
Blood Pressure --- 136/86
Walking 1 mile ---- 18 minutes
Diet --- heavy in Carbs

I am using MY FITNESS PAL as my tracking program.

Saturday, January 18, 2014


As many of you know I am involved with a project entitled "The Benjamin Franklin Project", where each week we focus on one of his 13 virtues listed in his auto-bio. AND as many of you know this past week wasSILENCE... Anyway, as most of you know my week started out a little rough, (see my post on first day if you are wondering), but it did get better and I learned two profound things this week... 1. It doesn't pay to take your personal frustrations out on your best friend, especially when they don't have any control over the situation and 2. The busier I kept my hands the less my mouth got into trouble.