It has been a while since I shared what has been going on.
The new me is trying and doing a lot more things and trying to maintain that positive attitude on life.
I have changed the way that I eat. It is working. I don't eat processed foods anymore. It is vegetables, meats, fish, poultry and nuts. I am losing weight, slowly but surely. (I really would like that part to go faster....)
I am now working with my personal trainer, Ben who is patient and focused on getting me in shape. I am not as patient as him but I am very focused. I work out in the gym three times a week and I walk at least 4 miles every day. It the new me.
|My views of the Thames during my walks.|
It feels good to be in control of those two areas of my life - the eating and the exercise.
I think it is important to spend quality time with the family. As they are teenagers, they tend not to agree to the same extent but my challenge is to win them over.
So this past weekend I told them to be ready to go on a family outing at 8 am on Sunday morning. Leaving at 9 am was a major accomplishment. My thoughts were to see a little bit of the UK while we are living here. Our destination was Canterbury to see the Canterbury Cathedral, the Norman Castle and to eat lunch together. The kids found out where we were going as we drove out of London. We talked about Chaucer and his story Canterbury Tales on the way there.
|Norman Castle ruins in Canterbury|
|Inside of the Cathedral|
|My boys and Sophie on Whitstable Beach|
I consider that day a success because they said that next time they wanted to be in on the planning. (and they even thanked me when we got home)
The new me is taking advantage of all opportunities to enjoy life.
Mia and her family visited over fall break. It was awesome to have them here. The house seems empty now they are gone. The children impressed us when we had an afternoon tea at a really nice place and they used every one of their manners while eating and drinking from the fine china.
|Me and Jodi Picoult|
I have more energy than I have had in a while. It feels good and I need to maintain that energy and start getting more things done but at a comfortable pace so I don't end up overdoing it. I also have to decide what to do with my hair.......
GRATEFUL for my family, my friends (both new and old), the sights I see in London, the new things I get to experience and the fact that my fight song, BRAVE- helps me during my gym workout so I can kick some butt and lose all of this body fat........
LOVED. FAMILY. FRIENDS. LONDON. AFTERNOON TEA. LEARNING NEW THINGS. KICKED CANCER'S BUTT.