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Joyful journey to health.


This weekend has been filled completely with puppy management. I haven’t had much time to read, write, or rest.  I hoped it would slow down now that she’s eight months old but she still needs 24/7 observation since everything goes into her mouth. Hmm, a lesson for me there I think. 🙂

The first of the year our neighbors set off some really loud fireworks & that turned our formerly fearless puppy into a nervous mess. Every time there is the slightest noise her eyes roll & she start looking up at the ceiling.

Now, what does this have with weight management? It limits meal planning, preparation & consumption. I speed through eating so it’s unsatisfying. We crate train her & that’s where she’s sleeping as I type but she can’t be there endlessly.

Friday morning I fell, landed hard on the tile kitchen floor. Fortunately the only thing broken was my rolling walker with the seat & we had the funds available to order another one. It’s supposed to arrive tomorrow. Yay!

So my exercises have continued, just at a much slower pace. I also have continued logging my food on my laptop, taking my vitamins & prescriptions, drinking plenty of water & generally taking better care of my body. I missed some sleep on Thursday night & since then have been catching up in increments.

Tonight I had turkey patties with bell pepper & onions sauteed in olive oil, spinach with butter & salt & a baked potato with sour cream. All portions consumed in moderation.

I can tell my pants are fitting looser but haven’t taken measurements yet. Time will tell. And it does take time. Patience & perseverance are the ‘secret tools’ to mastering this weight issue of mine.

“Close your eyes & imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that doesn’t believe it.”-C. Assaad

I continue to learn daily & put into action things I find helpful. I keep what works & eliminate what doesn’t.

“The Six W’s: Work will win when wishing won’t.” – Todd Blackledge

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Author: carolyninjoy

I’m a happily married, retired mother of two adults & grandmother of four children. Adjusted at last to my move from WA state & all the green trees & abundant moisture to a different beauty of desert mountains in AZ. The winters in the Mojave Desert are bliss, the 127 degree summers are a test. It is a climate change for sure. I’ve learned to bloom where I’m planted. I must remember, plants have roots, people have legs & to use mine! I am an avid reader of almost all genres & usually have a baker’s dozen books being read at the same time. I craft greeting cards & enjoy sharing my creativity with family & friends. I also surf the internet looking for artists, photographs, quotes, etc. for my Joy is a Choice! Choose Joy Moment by Moment webpage. http://www.facebook.com/Joyisachoice I also make online jigsaw puzzles. http://www.facebook.com/Injoyspuzzlesforfun I'm a voracious reader & have started a book review page on facebook. I now have the freedom to read all night long, should I so choose & don't suffer the repercussions since I can nap the following day. It's the best time of my life. The link for InJoyful Book Reviews is: http://www.facebook.com/InJoyfulBookReviews

12 thoughts on “Joyful journey to health.

  1. Carolyn, I hope you heal up and can keep going with the exercises. I have been walking a mile a day just trying to get used to moving more again. You are doing all the right things. Keep up the good work. I really like that you are on logging your food. That makes a huge difference! Stay on it and I know you will keep losing and feeling better and better each day. Water is such a huge benefit. Until next week, ❤ ❤ ❤ Keep at it! 😀

  2. Reblogged this on Silver Threading and commented:
    Carolyn’s amazing journey is moving forward! WOO HOO! ❤

  3. So sorry to hear of your fall. Hope you are better soon. Keep up the good work on your journey to health.

  4. Glad you are OK an moving forward. Congratulations on your small milestones of encouragement.

  5. Pingback: Mindful Monday – Healthy Living: Fruit Smoothie MAGIC! – Silver Threading

  6. I am happy to be on this Mindful Monday – Healthy Living Journey with you.

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