Monday, October 26, 2009

DAY 78 Birthday Adventure Goals & Weigh Day

Hiya Journal!

Here it is Monday afternoon, and I am still basking in the glow from Friday night! As I chattered on and on, talking on the phone to my sister Karen (her blog is Musings, Memos and Melancholy), I realized that what I had been thinking Friday night was still with me...the thought that "this is how NORMAL people live!" (ummm...just what IS normal, anyway!?)

I get out so rarely to these kinds of events, that it was a big deal to me. So when my sister pointed out that there would be many more in the future, it was a novel and exciting thought! And I also realized that I WANTED more of them. It seemed to have awakened a hunger in me for more...more of LIVING life, not just watching it or reading about it.

So, just for the fun of it, Karen and I are going to set a mini-goal for January. Both our birthdays are in January, and we want to find some fun place or event to go to, together, as a Birthday Adventure. We don't have any ideas yet...January in Southern Oregon can be quite chilly, wet and/or snowy! But we will do SOMETHING...and will have the photos to prove it...LOL!!

Oh, and today was my weekly weigh day: 365, for a loss of 3 pounds last week. Yippee, finally the numbers are moving again!

From Dr Phil's book: "A common denominator among people who successfully manage their weight and stay fit is that they exercise as a matter of habit."

My verse for today: "Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you..."

My quote for today: "For many people, change is more threatening than challenging. They see it as the destroyer of what is familiar and comfortable rather than the creator of what is new and exciting." --Nido Qubein

Enjoy the Journey,



Georgia Mist said...

Hey, these events are wonderful, aren't they? You DESERVE to get out and meet new people and do new things! It's liberating and I KNOW you'll enjoy it!

CinciMom11 said...

You, my dear, are kicking major weight-loss butt! Keep it up, weight-loss ninja!

dawne said...

Awesome loss Loretta! Keep at it and they won't be able to keep you away from the social functions. I can tell you are feeling "freer"!
Thanks for your encouragement in my journey!

MissyM said...

You are doing so good. Your posts are so happy and upbeat. Girl, you gotta get out more! The January fling sounds perfect!Keep on losing and enjoying yourself.

M said...

One of my dvds begins: Life is an adventure, train for it. Or maybe that's how it ends.

Yaaay that you want more. I'm sure you'll find something to do.

M said...

Oops. M is me, Mary Meps /antgirl.

Rettakat said...

Thank you so much, everyone! I really appreciate all your comments. I am still amazed at times, and feel so blessed to have found such nice people in blogland! It means a lot to know I am not not alone on this journey, that we all have so much in common.
Hugs to you all!

Chupsie said...

wow! I love your blog! congrats on the not being normal. Ive been an odd ball all my life its loads of fun! oh and congrats on the 3lbs lost thats fantastic!

{ALL} for a Better Life said...

Oh FUN! I can't wait to hear all about your adventure in January! YAHOO for the scale moving again! I love when the scale moves DOWN!

Your quotes always get me and the one for Dr. Phil's book just reitterates what I know, thanks I needed the reminder!

Rettakat said...

Hi Deb! Yep, I am working on that "quote" too...LOL! I need to get consistent in that department.

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