Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The last stretch!

The end of this phase is almost here .... it is sad but we will keep in touch, that is for sure! I have really enjoyed our time together and look forward to seeing you all on the 19th. I will not make the next two Saturday meetings ... company this weekend and the Komen walk on the 18th.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Please Donate - Susan G Komen

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to support the Komen Indianapolis Race for the Cure on April 18, 2009 in the fight against breast cancer.

Please consider donating!

If you have trouble reaching my site ... let me know. Thanks in advance for your support!

Your tax-deductible contribution will fund innovative outreach and awareness programs for medically underserved communities in 21 central Indiana counties and national breast cancer research.

To sponsor via standard mail, please send checks only (no cash!) to:
Indianapolis Race for the Cure
P.O. Box 6069
Department 84
Indianapolis, IN 46202-6069

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

They did not fit but now they do!

I have a pair of pants that I tried to get on not that long ago but had to move them to the back of the closet since they did not meet in the middle to button or zip. I decided to try them on this AM and low and behold .... they fit. They fit so nice, they are not even tight! Way to go Christine! It is like having a new piece of clothing but I did not have to spend a dime!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

What a powerful Saturday meeting!

My friend Sal is in town but having missed last week's meeting I did not want to miss this one. She went off for a mani/pedi and I headed to the meeting. I was really glad that I went and put off the rest and relaxation that comes from having your nails done .... that will come on another day! Besides Sal and I have the rest of the day for shopping and cooking up some Mexican at the house tonight.

So, back to the meeting. Nikki told us about her wonderful trip. Chris talked about energies and the importance of keeping positive forces near you at all times. Margaret shared a touching story of giving without expectation of anything in return and how good that feels. I decided after Alison's party to also have one once the weather warmed up. Sitting in today's meeting, I decided mine would be a garden party. We have been watching our garden grow the last few weeks. We are growing most everything from seeds this year. We have them under lights, give them plenty of water and lots of positive energy and words! Yes, I talk to my plants! Chris ended by reading us a story ... really great stuff!

What was most unexpected today was after the meeting as I drove home wiping an occasional tear from my eye .... I flipped on the radio and there was my friend Gloria Gaynor belting out the song "I WILL SURVIVE". Now I don't know about you but I can't help but crank that tune up and sing! How fitting to hear that song after our meeting today.
I've got all my life to live, I've got all my love to give and I'll survive, I will survive.
Amen sister! We will all survive!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Missed my work out yesterday ....

I was in back to back meetings and could not get away to exercise. The evening was equally busy so I went down and did the dreadmill today at lunch and will Zumba tonight so that I make up my missed workout. Yea for me!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Who needs chips!

I found the 'new' chip ... celery! I love the taste, it is crunchy and you burn more calories digesting it than what it actually has it in! How can you beat that?!?!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Won't fail!

I got myself down to our weight room with the intent to walk on the dreadmill for 45 minutes. I look into my workout bag and no shoes! My high priced but properly fitted shoes are home on the landing in another bag, lonely. It it a good thing, I think to myself that I am still wearing tennis shoes since my surgery a year ago. Although the fit is not good and they typically make my calves really tight after about 1/2 mile .... I say to myself, 'Self, you can get your butt in there with these shoes and just see how much of the 45 minutes you can do. Something is better than nothing!' So I get on the mill and start her up; low and behold, I got 30 minutes in! Yea for me! My calves did not seize up the way they were before my new shoe purchase so I was glad for that. If the sun stays out, I might just go home, put on my new shoes and get another little walk in while enjoying the fresh air and sun.