SP Premium
100,000-149,999 SparkPoints 107,191

I'm SO Excited!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Susie went to her son and DIL's house to be with them, her DD and DGDs. I went to my daughter's to be with her, her DH and DS and 2 out of her 3 brothers with their spouses and their kids. I saw 6 of my grandkids. My eldest son was with his wife's family in St Louis so I didn't see their little boys.

I won't go into what I ate....sufficient to say I tracked all.

The two reasons I am most excited are:

Today I'm going to the gym (LA Fitness). First time. emoticon Sitting with a trainer. He will (yikes) measure my body fat, etc. With the arthritis in my hip, sciatica issues, bone spurs behind my knees, I plan on taking it very slowly. They have a pool, though...and water exercises. Recumbent bikes, aerobic dance classes. Kevin says beginners just do what they can at their own pace. As they get more fit, they can do more.

The other reason is (hooray!) my son (the one who is a cardiologist, see my photos with his wife and some of his kids and/or check out learntheheart.com) is going to build me a website! It is to be called mamaswisdom.com. Please don't try it yet, it isn't up. It will have my mama's wisdom and my own. At my age and with the personal/spiritual growth I have had, that would be enough. BUT...

It will also have some of my original poetry (some previously published here as blogs...see God's Greatest Miracle), my favorite famous poems, famous quotes on various subjects (all in the public domain).

I will do blogs. I have long wanted to have a venue to be able to post and follow my own thoughts especially on Love and forgiveness...all I have learned and learn every day from my attempt to live the principles in A Course in Miracles.

That is not all the blogs will be, of course. I will post some of my Toastmasters speeches, tips on public speaking, job searching, evaluation, LISTENING and leadership.

THEN my son will help me get ads...eventually I will make goo gobs of money to add to my social security and be able to get speaking engagements and quit my 'outside employment.'

I'm ready!

I hope all my current and future Spark buddies are having a great weekend. If you over emoticon ate, please try to gradually make up for it....a bit fewer calories and a bit more fitness over the next month until the next round of holydays. (mispelled on purpose) emoticon emoticon

emoticon emoticon emoticon (just one, eat it slowly AFTER a meal so you're satisfied with one ;-) emoticon

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Good luck!
    3013 days ago
  • ENUFF81020
    Hi Peggy,

    I noticed the title of this blog and had to stop and see what you were so excited about. this is an awesome blog--I love the fitness center I go to with the pool. I am doing a lot of exercises in the water and have added in ankle weights and a stepper to work on more balance to go along with the strength and endurance things I have been doing. I also added in a third kick board to my shoulder and knee exercises today. I don't know what I'd do without the pool and all it gives me.

    As for your website--good for you. I am wondering how a cardiologist has the time to do some of this, but then I realized--when you are your own boss, you can make all of the time you need to do the things you value. I'm glad he is helping you to get this going. Sending you my best wishes on this!!

    Take care of yourself, my friend!!
    Gentle hugs,
    3013 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11325745
    3013 days ago
    That's great news for you and I wish you all the BEST with your dreams.
    3014 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7773457
    How exciting. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3014 days ago
  • SAMI199

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3014 days ago
  • JUNEAU2010
    I'm looking forward to this launch of your next chapter! WOOHOO!
    3014 days ago
    Great news..I wish you all the best as you move forward into a new part of the journey!! I look forward to hearing how it progresses!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    3014 days ago
    Good luck with the new "job" Wish you the best! emoticon
    3015 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.