Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day 47 - 7 Month Focus

Yesterday we had a fabulous time visiting my Sister in Law Tracy and her family. She has terminal cancer. I have to tell you she is a fighter! Looking at her you would never know that she is ill. She looks great! It was so fun seeing her smile and having fun with everyone. They are truly an amazing loving family. So awesome to see them pull together during a very difficult time. I am so Blessed to have been able to see them all!!

Had an OK day with my 7 Month Focus plan. Missed the mark in a couple of areas. Some of the things I just did not have control over. We ended up having a very healthy lunch and then they ordered Chinese food. I felt like I did OK, as I had a very small amount of the Chinese food, but when I entered the info into the Bodybugg system, the calories really piled up!

Yesterday's Stats....

Exercise: Walked 1 hour with Hubby (so much fun!!!)
Steps: 10282
Calories: 2121
Food Tracking: Done
Water: 80 oz ~ Were were in the car for 6 hours - felt I needed to keep this under control :-)
Blog: Done

I received an Award from Candy & Kankles . I am so thankful she thought of me. I am honored!!

So now I am to tell you 7 things about myself...

1.) Food I love the most ~ Chocolate.....Food I don't like ~ Brussels Sprouts....Nasty stuff!

2.) Things I really want to do.....Row in the Senior Olympic Games, Para sail again - this time with a smaller body - probably won't feel like I will fall out of the harness and plunge to my death!, ride a horse, write my novel, travel around the U.S. and see ALL the sights!, pay $10 for a glass of lemonade at a lemonade stand ~ wouldn't that be the funnest thing to do...give some kid ten bucks for a glass of would blow their mind!, snow ski again, get up on a water ski, oh there are so many things.....

3.) I blush and then pretend to be having a hot flash. REALLY - don't know which one is more embarrassing!! I'm a dork!

4.) Love love love to play in the dirt!!! Gardening is so much fun! Gives me so much joy. I really love seeing things grow. Biggest set back for me is.....watering. Geez it's the most important thing. I really have to work at this! My goal this year is to really focus and get my plants watered when they need it. I want my plants to really flourish!

5.) I think it would be so fun to live in the city and not have a car and only rely on the metro system to get around. Oh and I would also love to live in a small town, where everyone knows your business. Well that would be fun...because you would know theirs too! I also would love to live in the country on a farm and grow my own food and of course I would have animals, most importantly a horse. Oh and then I would love to live in the mountains next to a stream - don't you just love rushing waters? And finally, living at the ocean would be amazing!

6.) I think it would be really fun to own a coffee shop, bakery, flower shop, garden nursery or craft store.

7.) Really want to speak in front of thousands of people. I have no idea what I would say, but I really want to do it!

Now I delighted to give this award to 15 of my friends~

A Deliberate Life

Believing it's Possible is half the battle

Bringing Pretty Back

Fat Little Legs

Gains And Losses: Life Through Sharon's Eyes

I Will Lay Down My Idols

It's My Time...

Jane Is Weighing In

Learning to be Less

Minding My Weigh

My Journey Through Deepest, Darkest Weight Loss


Patience, Progress, and Perseverance

Pounds Off Playoff

Ruminations and Uncovering: Toward a New ME!

See How She Runs

Shabby Chic Mom

Skinny Girl Set Free

Oops I went over...Oh well. Enjoy your award my Friends!!

How are you doing today? Are you on track and reaching for your goals?????

Keep focused!!!!!


  1. Joy, Great post! First of all hugs and prayers to your sister in law.
    That chinese food is scary high in cals isn't it! UGH!
    I do live in a small town where everyone knows your business... not as quaint as it sounds.
    I have also owned a gift shop... not as quaint as it sounds.
    Yes! Go with your first choice! Go with what YOU love!
    Thank you for your comment!
    Have a pretty day!

  2. Thanks for the award :)Thinking of your sweet family and their fight..Loved learning more about you :)

  3. Thank you, Joy! Love your answers...I'll have to think of a few to share on my Blog!
    PS Thoughts & prayers for your SIL and family. Must be tough.

  4. Joy, thanks for the award! And congratulations on losing more than 60 pounds!!! My thoughts are with you on your SIL. Sounds like she is an inspiration.

    I think I will do what you just suggested...give a kid $10 for a glass of lemonade. Might know how Bill Gates feels, for a second, anyway.

  5. I think gardening is a lot of fun too. Where I live, we've had so much cool and rainy weather that I haven't been able to do any planting. I keep getting disappointed on the weekends that the weather isn't nice! Hopefully it'll be soon!

  6. Thank you for the award! :)
    You're so sweet! Hopefully I can find some time to do the same thing! :) Have a great week!