Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thoughts for Thursday...new year's goals, diabetes, etc.

 

  • The new year makes me introspective about my life and while I never do resolutions, I think it is helpful to focus on a few goals that help me continue to simplify and focus on what is important. I have made a lot of changes in the past couple of years, since my Diabetes diagnosis, that help reduce my stress and improve my health. These goals reinforce my path to a healthy and calm life. 1. Continue to walk every day - even when the weather is bad. It is so good for my mental health and reduces stress. 2. Take a knitting class and re-learn how to knit - another great stress reducer. 3. Be in the moment with my daughters and just listen when they come to me - listen and then let it go. 4. Continue to eat healthy and low carb.
  • Speaking of Diabetes, the holidays were not my friend. There were a few too many cookies, martinis and assorted carb filled meals in the month of December. It is time to get back on track. I will not feel guilty, because overall I did great and did not gain any weight. I just feel better when I eat better :-)
  • Last night, my daughters and I continued the holiday fun. We were given a gift certificate for Painting with a Twist and decided to go while both girls were still home this week. We had a lot of fun and each painted the picture of a wine glass and bottle, you see in the photo. I am not an artist at all, but the instruction is simple and all three turned out great. It was a fun mother, daughter outing.
Happy Thursday!

 

8 comments:

  1. It sounds like when you decide to do something you are good about sticking to it. Thats where I have a problem I want to do and be better but lack the motivation to keep going. I'm hoping 2013 is different! Love the painting project what a fun outing!

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  2. I got a gift certificate to painting with a twist for Christmas and I cannot wait to go!! Your paintings turned out great!!

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  3. Happy New Year! I managed to make it through the holidays with out a single cookie, piece of fudge, stuffing or mash potatoes, etc. Whew. I had a few extra Atkin's Bars. Boy those help. Keep up the good work. It's worth it :) Painting with a Twist, sounds like a fun place! Love the paintings you did!
    Karen

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  4. Good for you not going to overboard for the holidays with eating (its so easy to do!!)
    Love the wine glass paintings and i am a little envious.. they look gorgeous!

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  5. Starting the year out with eating healthy is a great goal, but hard after all the sweets and filling foods we have had over the holidays. I do feel the need to be active though, especially with the cold weather making me sort of sluggish. And exercise is definitely a stress reducer...the more time I have on my hands, the more I worry!

    XO,
    Jane

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  6. I'm like you Vicki. I don't do resolutions but do like to set a few goals. However, I haven't even had time to set any this year.
    You and the girls did a great job on your paintings!

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  7. Happy New year Vicki!!! What a great gift! The paintings look amazing.

    I too am trying to reach a healthier lifestyle. Months ago I was told that I am at high risk for heart disease. Kinda scary. I went off of the medications that were making me sick and now I am trying my hardest to improve it by making better eating choices. I just have to kill those cigarettes that I sneak out on the back deck. I'm working on it.

    Good luck to you!!
    Have a great weekend.

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  8. The paintings are fab! This is my first time visiting and I love the blog!

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