Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year New Blog!

2011 is the year that I am getting serious about four things: staying healthy, keeping my relationships strong, organizing and redecorating my home and saving $10,000 by cutting corners, getting creative and doing without. I hope you will follow me in my quest to lead a simpler life. Maybe my tips will help you get in better shape, keep in touch with friends, stay organized and save some big money!

Today is Day One: Health Day!

Normally, this is the day I re-join Weight Watchers, stick to my 21 daily points, make my goal of losing 10 pounds sometime in March and then go off the wagon....Not this year -- beginning today I am going to set a goal of losing 17 pounds before March 18. If I post it in public, then I will stick to it. I need to expend 59,500 more calories then I will take in over the next ten weeks. I will post tips from my diet plan and exercise routine. Perhaps you will join me.

Today's Health Tip: Fiber One

I love Fiber One and believe it is my #1 diet aid. Just one cup of Fiber One cereal with a cup of skim milk gives you 100% of the fiber you need for the day, plus it helps curb the mid-morning munchies. I eat my bowl of bran with a hardboiled egg (white only) on the side and a cup of coffee or tea. It is a GREAT breakfast for less than 500 calories.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Last Ones, I Promise!!

Dan is holding a 4 1/2 foot icicle that was hanging from the front of the house

This is my neighbor's deck - it was never shoveled - notice the snow fills the entire deck

#1 Son helps with the shoveling

More Photos

This is my Volkswagen Cabrio under the snow. Its license plate reads "2DEBCH" for "to the Delaware Beach."

Icicles hanging from the porch light

I am standing next to a more than l6 foot high snow wall

Dan is just starting to dig out the driveway - it took over 2 hours!

Blizzard of 2010

Location: Columbia, Maryland (between Baltimore and Washington DC)
Total Accumulation: 53 inches fell between February 5 and February 10.
We had to dig out, so the 53 inches quickly became 66 inches piled high!!
I can't wait until Spring and believe me, this snow will still be on the ground until then!