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Sunday, July 30, 2017

This has been an eventful summer so far and I am happy to say that I amcontinuously losing .5 to 2.5 lbs per week. I am with the 5% challenge and it has been really a great HELP TO ME , ESPECIALLY SINCE MY MOM'S FALL AND SUBSEQUENT BROKEN ANKLE. wHILE MY SISTERS AND I ARE NOT FRIENDS, WE ARE ALL PITching in and cooperating to take our turns helping mom, who is 88.

We continue to unpack,we moved in last April, and it is becoming a lot easier to send anything we have 2 of or that doesn't fit or we don't need to the thrift shop in town. Sure has pared down on junk we both had.

DS renewed his drivers licence and we now have 3 drivers in the house This is taking the pressure off DH and BFF who are both 70 and hate running errands.

My own situation has improved since leaving the city. I walk more often around the neighbourhood and spend so much less time indoors as we have a lovely deck and lush backyard that backs onto a forest. It does add some entertainment to our days and evenings to see who might make their way from the trees in the woods into and thru our yard. 1 day it was 5 coyote pups. Ever so cute and playful to watch. Wee have lots of birds, squirrels and a couple of chipmunks, all of whom we have made friends with, thanks to the distribution of a few peanuts each morning and evening. Their antics keep us smiling and I sleep much better at night now, getting a consistent 4-5 hours hours nightly. I would still like it to be a little longer, but it is an improvement.

Thanks for your support and many comments over the last month or more. These help me overcome my solitary ways and encourage me to speak to others sometimes. Virtually I am doing better but not as wellwith face to face interaction. I am a hermit by definition and get tongue tied with others. I am continuing to try to make virtual contact, sometimes taking the first move. This is a huge step forward.

Weell the laundry is ready to be hung out, oh how I LOVE the clothesline, so I must end now with a smile and feeling quite accomplished with sharing here in my blog.


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    Thanks for reaching out to me. I appreciate seeing how you are sharing your progress with others which helps us as we cheer you on. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    845 days ago
    Oh my! So many changes. You’re in the woods, in nature, getting outside & loving it! My heart might stop! So many changes for you & DH. You just pushed me the extra bit to get my large-barge booty on the elliptical. My inspiration, Gorgeous!
    1006 days ago
    I so glad to here you're getting settled. I love all the wildlife I encounter. Good luck in trying to get more sleep. I struggle with that as well and it effects everything I do. I've started taking more Magnesium Taurate before bed and it's helped a lot.
    1029 days ago
    So happy for you! emoticon
    1067 days ago
    You sound so happy Gini, I'm happy for you too !!! Keep enjoying life in a healthier way.
    1080 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Gini I am so glad to hear all about your new home. I'm so glad you are able to be outdoors and enjoy nature. I'm so happy for you. Congratulations on your weight loss. I'm struggling with mine. Sending all of you, hugs and prayers.
    1080 days ago
  • DIANE7786
    Good to hear from you. It sounds like you are getting a little more control of your life. Your deck sounds like perfect relaxation. You may be a hermit by nature but know that you have many friends on this site.
    1080 days ago
    nice to hear from you again. sounds like you are doing well overall. happy to hear the move has made a positive impact on your motivation to move more. WOOHOO and congrats to you.
    1081 days ago
    good for you gini glad things are going so well for you hugs norma emoticon
    1081 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    I am so glad that you seem to be doing so much better! Continuously losing weight isa wonderfuYour blogs sound so positive now - even when things are not exactly as you'd like them to be! I'm happy to hear from you now and again! Please update us all again when you get a chance!

    1081 days ago
    So relaxing the description of your backyard... Enjoy it!
    But... I want a picture of it! emoticon PLEASE?
    1081 days ago
    What a lovely blog! Glad to hear that things are going so well for you right now. Keep working at your goals and don't forget we are all "virtual" friends here emoticon
    1081 days ago
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