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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Catch up

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. I have had a lot going on so I just lost touch. However, I hope to be a regular writer again.  So...to catch up: I had the gastric sleeve surgery in October 2013, for health reasons to lose weight. Right now, I've lost about 35 lbs. it is not as easy as people think to lose, even with this surgery. I went into it with my eyes wide open and with the attitude that THIS was my time to get healthy. Yes, I did it to lose weight and look better. However, I really did it so I can watch my grandchildren grow up. I did it for me!

Moving on, I can't believe how much more energy I have. I've been sewing more and moving more. My goals now are exercise every day. I bought a recumbent bike that is in my bedroom so I have no excuse not to ride it.! Lol. I have been walking, riding the bike, and doing water aerobics. Tomorrow, I start back at HealthQuest (chevron) for more exercises. My goal is to work my arms, legs, and abs.

I am still travel crazy. Next trip is at spring break. Not sure where yet, but going somewhere. Then taking grandson James to Oregon, Washington, and Canada in July. Really excited about this trip. Marsha is going too. Fabric...cheese...grandbabies.. Children...mountains.. Sounds fun to me!

Birthdays, baby showers, weddings, deaths....so much happening lately. Jimmy's daddy died February 16. He was 93 years old. He was a WWII vet. A hero. We will miss him.

I have a few sewing projects going on right now. A tea cozy, a table runner, a pillowcase for my "extra" granddaughter, Trinity, and pick up the sewing on Jimmy's tshirt quilt. I cleaned out my closet today of my t-shirts and have plenty for a quilt for myself. Wow! It's amazing the variety I have too.  No pictures yet. I'll work on getting some soon. Whew! Way more than you wanted to know!