" For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone; the flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land. " Song of Solomon

January 30, 2008


Things have gotten really busy for me recently. Last week it all started snowballing, and I'm still not caught up. I decided this would be an ideal time to take a blogging break. I'll return in a few days when I get caught up. In the meantime, I'll continue monitoring my food intake and progressing toward my weight loss goals. I'm half way there and just as motivated as I was when I began last fall.

While my progress is slow, and on average I lose a half pound per week, I am very satisfied with it. I can live with my current method, which I've blogged about before, for the rest of my life. It is the easiest and best method for me and is a perfect fit for my lifestyle.

I'm looking forward to some warm weather soon, and plan to make a goal of some daily walks for the health benefits. I've been hearing a lot lately about the importance of vitamin D, which we get from the sun shining on our skin. Some studies show it is a cancer preventative nutrient. Those reports come from credible, to me, sources. I'm pretty leery of a lot of what I hear in the general mainstream media.

I depend on so many of you for ideas, inspiration, and your enthusiasm is contagious. And I appreciate you sharing yourselves, warts and all. Keeping it real makes it credible to me and I think many others. None of us are perfect and the sooner we understand that, the happier, I think , we will be. Let excellence be what we strive for.

And when we do fail in spite of our best efforts, let's be gentle with ourselves, just as we would a beloved child, whom having fallen down, in tears, we reach for with outstretched hands and lift up and solemnly declare "it will be all right" as we plant a sweet kiss on the forlorn brow.

As I bid you adieu I leave you with some inspiration. Click here and prepare to be wowed.
"....there have been many times when I have shed bitter tears, when if I had understood the situation better, I would have celebrated my good luck instead."


I am not a doctor and all information, suggestions, etc are my personal opinion only.