The sky was blue, some billowy white clouds drifted across the sky. It was warm for November 3 rd, about 69 degrees. the leaves are in full fall glory. The reds, yellows, gold, orange leaves make a carpet on the ground.
The trees are revealing their true shapes. Without their leaves they are so naked, but still beautiful with their bare branches.
Today was a wonderful day to get out and enjoy walking through the downed leaves, marvel at the changing seasons. Breath the fresh fall air.
Today was a day that gets me in touch with who I am. How much I enjoy where I live. How thankful I am that I can enjoy all these riches of living in this beautiful land.
I knew this morning when I got up that today was going to be a special day. I just felt it.
I felt relieved that the political season was over. As much as I like politics, I get tired of all the campaigning. The endless promised that things are going to change. Let's just put actions to the promises and see what can happen. As one who likes to think positive, I can only hope for the best.
I went at my two mile walk with a need to hurry, I didn't want to be inside.
I rushed through all needed work.
I called a friend and suggested a walk in the park with the dogs. And I would fix us a nice picnic lunch. The plan was set and I proceeded to plan a lunch.
I heated up some tomato, red pepper, basil soup, put it into a thermos and first course done.
Next I made sandwiches on little sandwich thins, chicken, lettuce, tomato , avocado, light mayo. Packed in a cooler. I sliced up some apples, put in some low calorie carmel sauce.
I had some flavored water, and lunch was made. Had little packs of trail mix for any snacks.
My girlfriend brought some low calorie oatmeal raisin, nut cookies. I had one, I walked the calories off.
She has a Dandy Dinmont Terrier, named Amber. Together ,Amber and Titan ran around through the leaves and had lots of fun. Titan blends in with the carpet of leaves with his long silky mixed color of hair. Amber is more light golden, she stands out more.
We took them on a walk around the park, about 1 mile in 45 minutes. I didn't say they were fast. Besides it was one of those time to just enjoy the surrounding.
I get in my exercise by working out on treadmill. steps, yoga, dance , I burned up over 1050 calories today.
Later when we got home Titan went to his bed and was out.
I would have to say I was very rested and relaxed too. Getting out in the fresh air is a sure way to relive stress and relax the mind and body.
Earlier this morning when I checked my e-mail, I was pleasantly surprised to see all the awards I had received from Spark. It was like going back to my days in grade school.
The teacher had a chart and put colored stars after your name when you achieve perfect attendance. When you have finished a assigned chore, like clean the chalk board.
I remember I liked to see the row of gold, blue or red starts after my name. That's how I felt this morning. Of course I don't go on to Spark everyday for awards. I go to fulfill my need to stay focused on my plan for a healthy fit life. I need the structure of logging in, of filling out my food for the day. Keeping track of all my goals. Entering my exercise's for the day.
I especially need the food plan. When I list my planned foods for the day, I can see right away what the nutrient value is. If I am not getting enough of something, I can change it. Or maybe too much of something, so I can change to another food item and balance out my meals.
Someone asked me if I need Spark. I said yes I do. Can I get by with out Spark? If I had too, of course I could. But I am not ready for that. I don't know if I will ever give up Spark. I enjoy the interaction I get here. I look for the support from others. Never before , not even in T.O.P.S, or Weight Watchers have I felt so connected to so many people who are going through the same struggles that I am. The information I get here is very informative .
The way I feel now , I am a Sparker for life.
Oh, thought I might mention the Halloween costume party was a blast. Jim looked like a pirate right out of a pirate movie. He let his beard grow out, real scruffy looking.
I was a believable fortune teller or eighteenth century lusty, busty pirates wench. Smile!!
Decided not to drink, empty calories, besides I take pain pills, thought I might need one for the knees, all the dancing I was doing. I have found out as I get older and wiser, that I don't need booze to have a good time. Too bad I didn't figure that one out earlier I could have saved many of hung over mornings. Oh well water under the bridge. That's the past, today is a new day. A new and wiser Tisha. Never too old to learn.
I mentioned my PT Cruiser in my feed. It's a hardtop, matalic dark blue. Very nice low mileage, needs to have air installed before next summer. PT Cruiser's are Chrysler's small four door cars that look like old 1935 Chevy's. I think of them as turtle cars. With the rounded body. I think they are cute. A good car for a little old lady. Smile!!! You notice I said, "LITTLE".
And to all those who knows my fetish with red high heels. I got a pair. They are red patent leather peekaboo' toed pumps, with a 2 1/2" heel. Just perfect. Only cost me $4.50, brand new never worn. Goodwill find. I am so lucky.
I fell in love with red shoes when I saw Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. She had magical red slippers. I wanted some, but my Grandmother said they wen't practical. They would not go with anything. That was back in the day when shoes had to match your clothes.
I saved babysitting money and got some red shoes. My Grandmother was not happy.
I wore those red shoes with many clothes. I was ahead of my time, a trend setter.
As soon as I was old enough I always had red high heels.
They give me pizzaz, they have panache, the wow factor. they scream look at me. I am sexy, confidant, I am my own women. So if you want to punch up any outfit just ware some red shoes, especially high heels, you will feel fantastic.
Here's a quote that made me laugh. "May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions." Joey Adams.
Let's not wait to make any resolutions. What ever you want to do, do it NOW. No time like the present . Today is the day we are here, living our lives, so live it to the fullest. Don't wait.
Peace and Love,