The Older Sister / Regrouping

I'm sitting here eating black licorice and drinking a Bacardi and coke and trying to figure out what to write about. I am back at work. Today was our first full day with kids and I am exhausted. All I want to do is go to bed, but 15 minutes ago, I realized I had a post due. What I came up … [Read more...]

Wednesday Check In / Keeping It Calm

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Wednesday check in....the words that strike fear in many of us. It's that day of the week that we have to jump on the scale and come face to face with what we have or haven't done to further our weight loss efforts over the past week. I have a new idea about this weigh in thing. How about if … [Read more...]

True Confessions

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Every time I have a Tuesday post due, I really like it to be a Toot Your Horn Tuesday post. Unfortunately, if I am going to be totally honest with myself, it's a True Confessions Tuesday. I have been totally failing in the menu planning and grocery shopping department here at the old homestead. … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Finding Me Revisited

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I decided that I wanted to repost a story I did last summer about "Finding Me". The post is as true now as it was then. It might even be more true. I have spent the last year truly finding me. We have gone through a lot of changes in the past year. My husband and I became empty nesters for … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Coulda Woulda Shoulda

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I may be in a minority, but I have loved getting older. Each decade is a milestone. Each year has been an incredible learning experience. I can honestly say that the only age I ever gave a second thought to was 25 and only because it was brought to my attention as being a quarter of a century … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Realizations

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I turn 60 in about four and a half months. I am taking this very seriously. I have a "60 bucket" that I am filling with experiences that I have pushed myself into. I'm stepping outside my comfort zone and trying new things. I'm not worrying about who thinks what. I've spent far too long … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday

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I love when I have a Tuesday post and I can do a Toot Your Horn instead of a True Confessions. It does a girl good to do a little bragging every now and then, right? We just got back from vacation. We go up to Diamond Lake in Michigan with my family and my sister's family for a week. The kids … [Read more...]

You Never Know….

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I had a really busy day. A good day, a fun day, but not an up on your feet and moving kind of day. At 8:00 at night, I didn't even have 4000 steps on my Fitbit. This was not good, but I was really tired and thinking of just not walking for the day. I got to thinking about how I hadn't missed a … [Read more...]

It’s Summer!

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For so many of us, it was a very long, cold and snowy winter. I hope all the kids are finally out of school now. I hate those make up days. It was fun to have the days off to play in the snow, but not so fun when you have to make those days up. We never had to do that when I was a kid! It's … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / A New Challenge

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This older sister is getting older all the time and in six months, I'll be a big number older. 60! How in the world did that happen? I can honestly say that I don't feel 60 or at least what I thought 60 would feel like. I am still moving just fine. I don't have any health problems unless … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

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I am still flying high with my steps on my Fitbit! I just got my email for my steps last week and they were so good. 113,275 steps and 49.62 miles. I'll take that. I am having some healthy competition with some of my classmates from high school who also wear Fitbits. They give me a run for my … [Read more...]

AchieveMint

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You know me. I love to walk. I'm excited that yesterday was my last day of school for this school year. I am now free as a bird to walk any time of day I want. The plan is to do it first thing in the morning when I get up and I would like a lot of it to be at the beach. I always use the … [Read more...]

My Top Ten Fitness Affirmations

Top 10 Fitness Aspirations #fitness #quotes #positive

I love quotes. I love sayings and affirmations. I love reading little tidbits that inspire me to keep going. Is anyone else like that? I'm guessing that some of you are the same way. I decided to share my favorite top ten fitness affirmations with you. I hope they inspire you too. 1. Don't look … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

Toot Your Horn Tuesdays at the Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans! Come brag about your accomplishments from the past week! #health #fitness #diet www.shrinkingjeans.net

TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOT!!!!!! Can you hear me tooting my horn? I am loving life right now. I am on a great big roll. The past two weeks, I have been over 100,000 steps for the week. That is over 40 miles and is coming very close to 50 miles. The weather is finally getting nice here in northwest … [Read more...]

Belly Fat Blues Anyone?

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Belly fat. Most of us have it in some stage or another and most of us hate it. It's a bitch to get rid of. We try and we try and I don't know about you, but I still have it and it seems like the older I get, the harder belly fat tries to hang on. Enter one of my favorite websites....msn.com It's … [Read more...]