Thursday, December 2, 2010

Where's my blog?

I apologize for neglecting my blog. Several of my gentle readers have reminded me that I have been remiss.
So here’s the quick update: I survived the Thanksgiving challenge in fine fashion.  I had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner about noon with the La Salette priests and brothers here in St. Louis. I tasted everything, in moderation. And when I got up from the table, for the first time in many years, I did NOT feel like a stuffed turkey!
The following Monday’s weigh-in showed a loss of 2 lbs. (only!) But after all it was still a loss – and that’s why I say I survived the Thanksgiving challenge. (My official weight is 326.7.)
This week I’ve tried embraced my “athletic self.” I’ve signed up with the “YPF” program (Y Personal Fitness) at the Carondelete YMCA, which means I’ve committed to getting to the gym at least 3 days a week for the next 12 weeks. I have to make getting to the gym a part of my regular routine, a part of my life from now on. If I am to stay healthy, I have come to realize I simply must get exercise; and the only way that’s going to happen is if I make it a priority.
So this week I’ve already been to the gym Tuesday, Wednesday and today, Thursday.  I am hopeful to get there a couple of more times before the week runs out.
Things are going well.  I feel good. I’m working hard. And I really do have lots more to tell you. But it’s bed time and I am weary. God bless! Good night!


  1. So glad that the no news was good news. If it comes to Blog, or Gym time, take the gym time and catch up as you can. We are all praying for your success.
    As you get used to the Gym time you will get more energy and you will be making up Blog’s in No time.

  2. Thanks for posting on your blog. We were anxious to hear how things are. Cold here; a few cold nights then should be okay. The snow is beautiful and we love looking out into it. We know you are going to be successful in this eneavor. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Marilyn & Marty

  3. You are meeting the challenge! Thanksgiving Day is one of the most difficult and you lost 2 lbs.....what more could a person want? I don't think many of us lost an ounce after that Thursday in November! The prayers continue.

    Diane S.

  4. Yeah! I'm glad you are going to the gym. Maybe this will motivate me to do the same. And losing even 2 lbs. over Thanksgiving is definitely an achievement. Congratulations.

  5. I think losing 2# over Thanksgiving is a miracle. I could never do it , you are on the right track. It will be so much fun to celebrate with you over a fruit smoothie rather than meat and tatoes.
    We too had a slim Thanksgiving dinner..first time ever no feast it was strange.
    Have fun working out, hit up the sauna.