Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday morning dreary.......

Well, after 3 beautiful days of warm sunshine I guess it's time to "pay the piper" so to speak. It rained last night, in fact we even had some thunder and lightening. That is very unusual here. It is supposed to be rainy off and on most of the week. I am so ready for the rains to end but I know we really need it. After all that is how all those trees stay alive and thrive.

I need to get to the gym today. I have slacked off a bit in the last few weeks. Oh, I have still been going but I haven't really been applying myself all the time. So, I am determined to get back on my program of 5 days a week and working up to a sweat each of those days. My body is starting to get saggy and the skin is getting loose. So sad, but at my age I can't prevent it. I have loose skin even on my forearms. I am dreading having to wear short sleeves once the weather gets warmer. I wish I could just have all my skin pulled up and tightened. But, even with my skin being a little loose, it beats all the fat that was there before. I am still very proud of myself for all the hard work I have put into working out.

Tomorrow night I am going to a meeting at my church for a quilters group who make quilts for people who are sick. It's a prayer quilt group and the name is "Squares of Hope" I am eager to be a part of something so wonderful. I know a couple of people who went through cancer the last couple of years and they received one of these quilts. They said the quilt meant so much to them knowing it had been prayed over by the women who came together to make it that their healing was escalated and they recovered that much faster. Isn't that inspiring?

I made a pot of cauliflower cheese soup yesterday that was so yummy. I pack it into small containers and freeze them. Then I can just pop them into a bowl and microwave it when I am ready to eat it. I can't wait til lunch today to have my first bowl. Well I hear my hubby moving around so I have to get going and get to the gym. Have a good day everyone!!

4 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Dreary start to the day here too. I haven't had the weight loss you have experienced but have noticed my sagging skin and the way It looks I won't be wearing many sleeveless tops this summer. I guess it is a part of growing older, but I don't like it. My skin has been very dry and I'd hoped that with winter over and done with it would get better. I love your first quilting project and the wonderful sewing center you have.

JCWillow99@gmail.com said...

What a wonderful gift to give someone. Things like that mean the most to me.

Sheila said...

That is such a touching thing to do for others. Have a great week, hopefully you'll get some breaks from the rain, Sheila

Robynn's Ravings said...

Your soup sounds wonderful for a dreary day, but then, I LOVE dreary days! I should live in the Pacific Northwest. :)

P.S. Your quilt is lovely.