Another year is done

Wow 2017 is going to be over in a few hours and I have had some time to think about the last year. I have gotten in better health! Walked not one but two 10ks this year! Went on a great vacation for Sanibel Florida! Planted a wonderful garden. Made better choices for my eating! Kept my blood pressure under control. Had family come and visit at my house for the first time ever! And my business did pretty well this last year as well! I have had a pretty blessed year really!

As 2018 comes rushing in I want to take a few minutes and share what my plans are for the new year.

Business wise I am taking a Master Class and learning more about portraits and getting more candid photos of my clients. Try and get there natural appearance. Even going to work on selling some of my work. Reading the Photographers Market 2018 book and going to get my work out there a bit! Starting January off with promo photos of a client for her new radio show…so exciting!

Still going to work on my health. The gym a few days a week and then some added stretching at home. I plan to walk the Air Force 10k again in 2018 and walk it a bit faster than in 2017. A few 5Ks I’m sure are going to happen as well. Plan to keep taking inches and weight off my body and continue to cook more at home for me and the family.

Going to spend time with friends and family in 2018. Going to try and make a schedule to see people that I have missed this last year. Even if it’s a FaceTime chat. Life is to short not too!

I am taking time for me in 2018. Whether it is a walk, a trip to the gym, some quiet time or what ever I am adding this to my life in 2018. It will help my mind to me healthier as well.

May 2018 be blessed beyond all our imaginations. May we all be healthier than we have ever been and may we be doing what makes us happy!

Bring in 2018! I’m ready!

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Been a little while

Sorry for being away so long.  Life has a way of getting in the way of taking a few minutes and regrouping….yeah know.

Anyway…Life is good.  My business is picking up which is a good thing :0)

The weight loss journey has had it ups and downs but I do have this to share:

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In January these were tight and now I can say that I am down pretty much 4 pants sizes.  Scale hasn’t changed much but when I saw this picture it gave me the faith to keep on keeping on.  People tell me all the time that it looks like I am dropping weight….Now I believe them!

Still struggling to give up pop.  Need to work at that a little harder.  More water.  More exercise.  Its almost the cold months so Hopefully I can get back in the grind of things!

Anyway thanks for stopping in!

Ohiophotogrl

Who knew….

So I have been walking again.  I know its bout time but I am doing this and feeling good about it again :0)

Last week I logged 28.74 miles and 66,620 steps.  I feel good about it too!

One step is better then one more second on the couch for me. I was going to skip it today and just sleep in but God had other plans.  I woke up from a crazy nightmare and thought well I’m up I might as well walk it off and I did!  Saw a beautiful sun rise.  I am blessed.

I am drinking more water again and eating better and am feeling good!  Started measuring again this week so I will get back caught up with that on my next blog.  Watching my BP.  I am on meds but my BP is way low compared to what it has been to get me on said BP meds.  I go to the Doc in 3 weeks and I am going to talk to her about that.  If it stays low I may have to adjust by calling her.  We shall see.  My BP after a 1.5 mile walk and a 25 minute bike ride in the humidity was 117/63  that seems a bit low but Im watching it.

Other then that life is what it is.  

I made zucchini bread from scratch.  Let me tell ya it was WONDERFUL!  Neighbors liked it and I am taking a piece to my dad and sister the rest well….its mine :0)

well that is my update…..till next time…….

May 21 update

Well it has been an eventful 2 weeks.
I went to Sanibel Florida for a week to relax and recharge and the weather was perfect. I also found my creativity again. I had lost my love of photography somewhere in a text book the last year. No worries though I found it in a shell on Sanibel Island.

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It could have helped that the pool was like a warm bath and the sand was white. The ocean was amazing as well.

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With beautiful sunsets. Yep may have taken way to many pictures….wait is that even possible.
Watched my calories while on vacation…..well most of the time. Didn’t drink as much water as I should have…no big surprise there really. But I still managed to loose another inch and a quarter off my body. So that means I am down 12.25 inches off my body sense the beginning of March. Weight wise there hasn’t been any change but I working on that part a bit more starting next week.
I’m going to check out a work out place and Plan to work out 3-4 days a week along with my daily walks. Building muscle and slimming down that is the goal.
My mother died early from lung and heart issues and I don’t want that for me. So I will take good care of me :0)
I’ll keep ya posted!
Ohiophotogrl

Back On The Wagon

​Today I decided that I am ready to get back on track once again. Ready to put my best foot forward and get healthier. I am tired of taking meds that I am sure I would not need if I would learn to control my calories and lose some weight. I am ready to be held accountable for this as well.

I am going to start measuring in the a.m. And get this whole process started again. I am going to start the gym again. I feel so much better if I can at least walk for 30 minutes very other day. I need to do this for me. To do this so I am around for the long hall, I deserve this.​

im going to post so you can keep my accountable. I’ve downloaded a few apps to help me see progress. I start being better ​to me starting right now!

Who is with me?​