Sunday, December 29, 2013

I am participating in the GoodReads 2014 Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge. This challenge will run from January 1st, 2014 until December 31st, 2014. These are the books I have chosen to read. A B Brownies and Broomsticks by Bailey Cates C Cloche and Daggers by Jenn McKinley D Deadly Daggers by Joyce and Jim Lavene E F G H Harrowing Hats by Joyce and Jim Lavene I J K L M N O P A Potion to Die For By Heather Blake Q R Remnants of Murder by Elizabeth Lynn Casey S T U V W X Y Z

Thursday, March 21, 2013

I'm now down over 16 pounds and feeling great. Can't wait to reach that first 20 lbs! My Fitness Pal has been such a blessing!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Such a great message!! I am changing my life, by changing to a healthier lifestyle, beginning with eating and losing weight. So far, I have lost nearly 9 pounds. A lot more to go, but one step at a time.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

In 2006, I started a journal
and over the past 7 years, I tried again and again to get rid of the extra pounds. Life got in the way and I lost a few pounds here and there, but never got under 186. I retired last year and Barbara and I started going to the city of Arlington's Senior Rec Center and working out on the treadmill and other machines. In January of this year, I found My Fitness Pal on the internet. A free app with a free calorie log and lots of "community" support, it was just what I needed to get me motivated. In 23 days of logging my calories, I have lost nearly 7 lbs. I also bought an exercise ball and a new dvd (virtual bicycling through Argyll, Scotland). The support I get from my "friends" on MFP has me exercising even on the days when we don't go to the Center. This year, I'm determined to finish what I started nearly 7 years ago.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Stepping Down

I have resigned as a member of the Sketch Crew on Scrapbook Challenges. I have found with all my new resolutions and plans this year, it has become overwhelming. I want to go back to scrapbooking for "me" and not for "the team". Don't get me wrong, I loved being on the team and it's right for some people; just not me right now. I look forward to the challenges and sketches but will do them on my own time and not be pressured to do them at a certain time. Thanks to the Sketch Crew for all the fun. I will see you on the forum and the gallery!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Daughter Rachel recently lost her job and is looking for a new one. She would really like to do what she got herself educated for! Here is her new business card, so pass it on!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Well, it's 2013 and lots of new things going on! As you all know, I'm on the Design Team for Scrapbook Challenges and come February we have an exciting new event going on! Get ready for a blog-hop! If you've never participated in one, visit and watch for it! Should be loads of fun! In other news, I'm still enjoying my retirement. Barb and I work out most weekdays at the Senior Recreation Center, so we are trying to stay healthy. We did manage to acquire colds at Christmas time, but we got our flu shots so it didn't get any worse. Eating healthy, abstaining from grains as much as possible and getting a good night's sleep are a priority. Saturday, we are going to The 2013 Texas Rangers Fanfest. We hope to get some great pictures of the players and maybe we'll be lucky enough to get some autographs. We have plans for a trip in June. I'll tell you more about that on down the road! Here is my first layout for the year: it is the January Colour Pallette Challenge on SBC.
Another layout for 2013, granddaughter Brayleigh
Valentine/Texas Ranger project: