Thursday, June 28, 2012

Burning outside

It was so very hot that most of my day had to be spent inside. I did get some cookbooks to check out some new recipes. NOTE to those who want to PUBLISH a cookbook--please make them with photos of the food or even better photos of the steps. It really does not help much to have tons of cookbooks at my fingers but, not really be able to follow them by just reading --I have to see how to do it. Anyway, I found a few to look through.
                           The many cookbooks lining the library selves.

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I did okay eating today but, we did go to Wendy's for lunch. I had a small burger and baked potatoe (yes I had the horrible sour cream-lol)
                   My son flipping through a skateboarding magazine at Wendy's

                                      Photo copyright @KimShay.2012

Since it was too hot to go out and walk during the day I waited until the sun went down and then my husband and I went out for a walk. I loved how the street lamps on the route we took seemed to light the trees up green. It was a very peaceful walk.
                                                 The green lit up trees

                                          Photo copyright.@KimShay.2012

After getting a little hot walking we came home to a nice cool treat of cantalope. Yum!
                                                      Melon Kabob

What did you do today?





Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Back in the game

                                       Photo copyright.KimShay.2012

I have not posted for a few days because I was suffering from some extreme colon problems that were making me sick. I have set up appointments to have some test and had my blood taken so hopefully I will know if it is something unusual. I am still having some pain but, I got back to getting some things done.
Today I did not get done as much as I would have liked to but, I did go and volunteer at the fireworks stand. I probably sweated some gallons of water out of my system. smiles. It was fun though and I enjoyed my time there.
I hope in the next few days to explore another trail or if I feel good enough do my 5K walk I signed up for at www.sparkpeople.com

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I still have not figured out any plans for the Fourth of July but, it is not my favorite holiday and my food I can have is going to be limited so I am not sure what I will do but, I am enjoying summer even if it is burning hot. I was tempted to give up on goals and health stuff while sick but, I know it is sometimes hard to make decisions when you don't feel good. In all I had a nice day and hope the rest of the week goes well. Goodnight for now.

The moon today before the sun was down.
                                   Photo copyright. KimShay. 2012

pounds lost: 7

What are your plans for the fourth?
What is inspiring you today?


Friday, June 22, 2012

Dump the plastic

                                Permission is given to share my photo.

Health
I did not do so hot with food today. It is so so very hard. I ate one meal and it was Panda Express Chinese food. I did however have a unsweetened decaf tea. I was sleepy all day and my sleep cycle is taking forever to get back on track today. I did manage to get a little walking doing errands and comparison shopping at the store.

Environment
I am working for awhile tommorrow at the thrift store so hopefully I can get some exercise in there. I am going to take all the plastic water bottles I have to the store to donate and instead I will use and reuse my glass bottles that my current favorite bottled drinks come in. They are glass and have a top and I can easily clean them.

dump the plastic and in with the glass bottle below.

Question of the day:
What environment or health step should I take next?

What change have you made in your life lately that has made a difference for you?

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My first walking trail-on my way

video
This is my quick highlight video of my first walk on a walking trail. I had never done this and was excited to explore it. We walked 2.8 miles. It was so gorgeous! I enjoyed the people and nature and wild life. We got a good workout in mostly shady trails. I was more excited to have been proactive in getting healthier. Check out the video and share with me your progress in your goals. I did not do as good with the food. Hot dogs for dinner and tiny burgers and cottage cheese, and Tea for lunch ( I did not eat the fries). I had no breakfast because I am still trying to get back my regular sleep cycle.
With the hot sun I can not wait until our manager opens our pool. It will be easier on my joints and a lot cooler plus my mom and daughter may join us for extra fun. She said they have to fix it up first. Guess what I saw them working on it today. Yes! So happy to see it.


What did you work on today? What are your goals? Lets connect.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012


I am free to go on walks with people if anyone wants to walk and hangout. I joined walking with Walgreens. I thought anything that helps me get inspired about making a healthy change will be beneficial. If you want to join just go to your local Walgreens store's photo center and ask about joining the walk with Walgreens program. You are not required to do anything for it and it is free to join. You then just go to a computer (at home or wherever  you get online) and finish registering. You can then plan walks and input the steps you took by using the pedometer that counts your steps. You can link up with groups to walk with and share stories etc... at the site. I think it looks fun. It is a very hot summer for me so I don't know how much outside walking I can do but, any will help. Come join me?
Tell me about what you are working on?
What is inspiring you right now in your life?

Get Healthy and connect with others

                             photo is copyright @ Kim Shay. 2012
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This is me with no makeup, wet hair, and baggy around the house clothes. Gorgeous huh? Not. lol. I am showing this picture because it is part of what my blog is all about. People are always saying "if I can do it you can"! I hate that saying because we are all different and have our issues to deal with. I created this blog to share with people my failures and successes with trying to live a healthier life (not just saying it but doing it), do what I can to be better to the world around me, stay spiritually connected and connect and relate with others. I love the arts and writing and expressions of people and I plan on having a wide variety of ways of showing my days and ups and downs. I encourage anyone who comes across this blog to subscribe to it and share it with others. I could use all the support I can and I would also LOVE to learn about you and travel in your adventures whether good or bad as well. I hope through this process I will learn to enjoy pictures of myself more and gain confidence as well as connect with many new people. Well.....here we go.