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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hard times....


Rumors of challenger struggling are rampant...
All I can do is speak for myself: I had a glorious visit in Chicago Feb. 6 weekend with my darling daughter Elizabeth ("Bessie"), and we worked out at her women's gym, but since then, it's been an uphill battle.
The snow does not help.
Even when I can't make it to the gym 4-5 times a week because of car issues, I could always walk Isaac the Dog.
The snow makes this not impossible, but much trickier with ice etc...and less enjoyable, even for Isaac.(OK, I still have my tapes at home...true, true).
But today is the ultimate Fresh Start Day in my book: first day of Lent. Last night was the proverbial "Fat Tuesday," where some people traditionally enjoy pancakes, syrup, all the fat and butter...today is meatless and austere.
Back on the wagon, and it helps to have a dear friend who has issued a personal challenge as well.
To my sisters: hang tough, be strong, we can do this; slips are part of success, it's what we do with those dry discouraging spells that count. As Scarlett O'Hara said, "Tomorrow..." But tomorrow is now today!!!
Thanks for listening. Carping is never fun, but sometimes, it's got to be said.
And most of all -- love and kindness and good wishes to Jessica, Kim, Dee and little Amy.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, we had pancakes on Ash Wednesday -- but made with Bisquick Heart Smart and NO chocolate chips, so not really indulgent. Just quick and meatless.

    In the past week or so, I've come out of my slump a bit. The looming luncheon is motivating me right now. I'm worried about what my motivation will be after next Friday.

    I am more and more convinced that the decision to improve our hearts won't stick until we get our heads in order.