2019 · Carmen · family · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · southern girls · stuff · Travel · Uncategorized

DC

Carmen and I are in Washington DC and NYC this week for my spring break, and to celebrate her graduation from LSU last December.

It is aLao a great excuse to spend time with my nieces (and Carmen to have some cousin time). Spending time with family, and their chickens.

The girls are in school, so we explored DC museums yesterday, and are planning on visiting the Supreme Court today.

Oh, by the way, yesterday’s high temperature was 49 degrees! The temperature this morning…29 degrees! Today is supposed to be a bit warmer—51 degrees. Yikes. Carmen and I are warm blooded…and have been freezing! We did bring coats and gloves…but these Florida girls are missing the beach.

Blessings.

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5k · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Goals · Uncategorized · walking · WLS

Lucky Leprechaun

Another 5k...Last year my time was 53:45. This time with David, Carmen and Julie (her second).

 And we all finished…David had his best time of 47:26. I am happy I finished 55:59 not my best time at all…but finished.

Love these people so much, had fun….made new friends…yes, feeling really lucky.

Blessings.

2019 · Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · encourage · family · friends · lupus · Uncategorized · WLS

Comfort Zone

This applies to so many things in my life right now.  I am trying to focus on dealing with challenges and problems, and I think I am locked in.  Although I float between the Learning Zone and Fear Zone with the self-confidence, I am building in that area.

My swings apply to my Lupus, weight loss, health in general, work and then life (family and friends).  I feel pulled in so many directions, and want everyone to be happy with me, I forget to be happy with myself.  Staying in the Fear Zone is something I do not want to do.   It seems I don’t consciously think that I am there.

Today I put myself out there…extending my comfort zone.  I spoke up for myself, and felt validated afterwards.  It is so hard, especially when I think others have a preset idea.  It is good to be heard, listened to, and acknowledged for my thoughts and ideas.

Presenting myself in a way that speaks self-confidence, I have gained more self-confidence.  Ironic really, and now I want to grow more.

What zone do you linger in?  How have you conquered your personal growth or not?

Blessings today and always.

 

Affirmations · Autoimmune · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Courage · encourage · Enough · Exercise · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thoughts · Uncategorized · Wine · WLS

Rockstar

Ya, I am struggling. To stay positive, to be encouraging, to be who I want to be.

Life happens. I want to snack, have wine, not exercise-stuff, that isn’t positive or encouraging. But reality.

I struggle. Struggle with the day to day, routine crap that can tie you down and sink you in a second.

So, in bed by 9pm and taking all I can to get me through the day.

Today is new. Beginning again. Every day is a new day.

Blessings.