The Older Sister / Realizations

be proud

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….

you never know

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


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!


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...]



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

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?


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 It's … [Read more...]

Toot Your Horn Tuesday!

I am so excited to write this post. I picked a Tuesday this month because I knew I would have something to be happy about. On April 30, I finished being over 10,000 steps every day on my Fitbit for a full month. Now, I am committed to Streaking Through May. As I type this post, I have 15, 386 … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Perspective

Awhile ago, I asked you to tell me what you wanted me to write about. One of the questions I got back was this....How has my perspective changed about my body over the years? That my friends, is a very good question because boy, has it changed. A long, long time ago, I weighed 124 pounds. That … [Read more...]

The Older Sister / Finding Me


I've been reading some of my old posts. I came across this one and remembered how much I loved it. I remembered how much I loved writing it and how good it made me feel. I've decided to give it one more time around the block. Hope you enjoy it. Every year on New Year’s Eve, I sit down and I … [Read more...]

Just Walk

just walk

You know how you sign up to be on an email list and then your box is flooded with stuff you don't even look at? That's how it was with me. Every night, I would delete, delete, delete email after email without even looking at them. In one of my new goals for the new year, I decided to get rid of … [Read more...]