Sunday, November 4, 2012

Behind Already...

I seem to be a day behind already.  Great way to start, huh?  There is so much to be thankful for but I ran out of time yesterday.  Really, I ran out of steam.  By the time I could come in to write,  I was very  happy to just sit.

So, I will be doubly thankful today.  As I said in the last post, I am not thankful for Silent Sam's diagnosis of diabetes.  I am thankful that his diagnosis has changed some of our habits.

I am glad that we are eating better.  When I look back and see the changes that we have made in the last year, I am proud of us.  If you had told me eighteen months ago that I would go to a restaurant and order a turkey burger, I would have told you that you were nuts.  We have mostly embraced eating lower calorie and fat alternatives.  Oh, we still slip up but that is okay.  We have made improvements and I am thankful for those changes.

I am also thankful that we have increased our exercise routine.  I have really enjoyed my walks at the lake and we have now found a new gym.  It is only $10/month.  That seems too good to be true, doesn't it?  So far it is great.  It has not been busy and it is clean.  The gym is open 24 hours a day.  While I am sure I won't be testing many of the evening hours, I can go really early in the morning.

So today, I am thankful for improved eating habits and improved exercise routines.  We seem to be on the right track.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Happy Sunday! Improved health is definitely worth some gratitude. I'm thankful for all of your research on health-related matters. I thought I was pretty up-to-date and then you give me another tidbit to transform my thinking. I'm thankful to call you friend. I decided to Tweet my gratitude for Bolten's challenge. So far I've done a combination of platforms, but I think I'll concentrate on Twitter for the next 26 days or so.

  2. Yay, so happy for you Carol. Health really is the most important thing in life, isn't it? I love to walk, and , if this darn rain would ease up, I'd be walking even more. Don't care too much for my sweaty Gym, but go there anyway. (Can I get a grumble?) :)

  3. Awesome! Thanks for your participation in my November gratitude challenge, Carol! I'm delighted tohear that you are doubly thankful. That is the beauty of expressing gratitude - always leads us to be thankful for more.