Whew. . . Were Do I Start. . .

It’s been a while, and I have so much to share! Hmmm. Might as while start with the fact that I weigh 162.8 – so not where I wanted to be at this point. But hey, that’s why I write – encouraging myself to make healthy changes. That said – going to a BBQ party at my friends George and MaryLou’s today, so starting tomorrow 🙂

Next, Sean and Ilinda bought a house. I was overjoyed with them but had to do a bit of inner reflection to get over myself and missing them. I’m all good now. I’ve been over to visit several times, and house sat with my grand cat Luna and hamster Munchie. Such a lovely, peaceful, feel-good place. I am so happy for them!

I’m still a work in progress when it comes to finances. I am going to start putting money away next week and saving a nest egg. Cutting myself off from using credit cards too. I don’t need a thing! I am looking forward to having savings and feeling secure.

Today I’m going to a BBQ at George and Marylou’s with Alec, Tony, and Vicki.

Learning New Habits Can Be a Struggle

I have really been struggling when it comes to not spending money. I do it without thinking …. like in a daze … even though I’ve told myself things will change. Unfortunately, that didn’t work but the quote above drove the point home…

“DISCIPLINE IS JUST CHOOSING BETWEEN WHAT YOU WANT NOW AND WHAT YOU WANT THE MOST!”

What I want the most is security and not having to depend on others when I’m no longer able to work. It’s also no feeling ashamed with I need to tell loved ones the financial position I’ve put myself in if things don’t change.

So…Here’s to new, positive habits and sticking to them!

Love you!

Losing My Roomie

Fatima’s moving before 4/2/21 (for Ramadan). I’m happy to be living alone again but spiraling because of the expense. I should have been saving money while she was here but I’ve spent, spent, spent. Lesson to be learned. Now I just need to keep my mind from focusing on what I should have been doing and doing the right things moving forward.

Sean and Ilinda will be looking for a home within the next year or two as well so they’ll be moving on. Very happy for them but will miss being so close.

Life is about change and growth. I have to open myself up to growth and mindful living.

Positive things about my upcoming life changes

Positives of Fatima moving are:

I will spend less money on groceries

I will spend less money on utilities

I will spend less money on Minol

I will have my parking space back

I have always enjoyed living alone

It will be the encouragement I need to spend less money on things I don’t need

Making the spare bedroom a guest/hobby room 🙂

I’ll have the whole place to myself when somebody visits.

Created by my beautiful friend Cynthia

My focus will be on self improvement

By self-improvement I mean

Eating healthy

Exercising

Getting outside

Loving saving money

Spending more time with friends and loved ones

I’ll be back to add more 🙂

Bad News But Good News

So I’m finally taking advantage of my Medicare and have had lots of lab work done with other tests schedules (mammo, bone density, thyroid). So far I found out I have high blood pressure and am pre-diabetic. Neither came as a big surprise because I am over weight and don’t exercise enough. Anyway, I’m now on high blood pressure medication and need to lose weight and exercise. Fortunately I’ve already been working on the diet, no processed sweets and more fruits and vegetables. I’ve also been walking the last week. This was before the news. Anyway, definitely give me incentive to “do the right thing” and take care of myself.

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yep – today I’m 67 years young. I’m going to spend the afternoon with my wonderful son Sean and Ilinda, walking around Redmond and stopping by their favorite coffee shop (not sure of the name).

Going to celebrate my birthday and Misty’s half yearly when she comes to visit in June 🙂

I’ve treated myself to lots of goodies but now it’s time to start saving money 🙂

The Journey…. Starting 4/26

Life’s been great, even during Covid. Loving friends and family, lots of work and food. The thing is, sweets and little exercise is taking it’s toll.

It’s time to do what it takes to be healthy, have lots of energy and feel great about myself. I want to live as long as possible so that I can be around for my loved ones and enjoy every minute with them that I can. Soooooo . . . . here goes! I got this!