Monday, August 30, 2010

Good Monday morning!

I hope you’re having a glorious morning! The weather here has been so beautiful that we’ve spent more time outdoors and less on the computer!

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So what’s new with you? Have you entered my giveaway HERE ….I mean Wendy’s giveaway!!! I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday! SO HURRY!

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(This photo is Mountain Ash) 

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Hubby and I have taken several day trips lately and I have lots of photos to post! Mt. Pisgah up close….

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You’ve seen views of the mountains from my balcony….

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But now let’s take a drive up into those mountains! We have to drive through several of these…..

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EEEE! Light at the end of the tunnel!

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But have you seen the condo from the mountain top?

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We spent the day on Mt Pisgah and could see our condo through our binoculars…..

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from this overlook! (it shows up better with the binoculars! )

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It was really  neat! (our condo is in the center of this cropped photo!

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My other news is health related! (and so I am including a photo of ME on Mt Pisgah ready to do a little hiking!) I decided to change my diet….add more healthy veggies and cut my carbs and sugar intake….and I’ve lost 10 pounds (in three weeks) ! YAY for me! I have also exercised every day! So that has made me feel better (along with my clothes! lol) I did not , as so many diet ads say…..lose 10 pounds and 5 dress sizes! heehee! But my clothes feel loose again and I have more energy so I am very happy with the difference!

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Any encouraging words would be welcome! It’s not easy losing weight at my age! lol Hope you have a marvelous Monday! I look forward to visiting you!

I’ll be right back….after my walk! Can you come?  Hot

27 comments:

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Thanks for sharing with us. Lovely pictures! Have a great day!

Becky said...

Sounds good Diane what your doing for yourself.The only other thing I might add is power walk(walk fast)swinging both arms.Also my eating includes, (I never say diet because its my way of life now since thyroid cancer)Lots of whole grains in everything just about.Pasta, bread, cereal.Lots of water of course we all know that.Eat little meals often.Actually it sounds like its step by step and hard to follow but thats all I bring into my home now.So it has become a way of life for me so to speek.

Ive never felt better.I also power walk just got home lol.Took both dogs... went about almost 2 miles. Im past 50 Diane and we all know at this age we have to do more for our bodies.Good Luck it looks like your doing well!Happy week to you!

GardenofDaisies said...

You have such lovely views... looking up to the hills and looking down into the valley. And you look great too! Glad that your eating changes are helping you to feel better. Way to go girl!!

bj said...

Good for you on the weight loss..and so glad you are full of energy. That sugar alone can sap us.

Got your dressings yet? Everyone got theirs last week...hope you did, too.
xo bj

Boo-Bah said...

Congratulations on your weight loss.
Your pictures are gorgeous as they always are. No wonder you aren't on the computer as much. You have so many beautiful places to enjoy.

Vee said...

You've always looked great to me and you still do! No wonder you have such beautiful views...what a location!

Bella said...

Good for you! Your photos are lovely; I particularly like that second one.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Don't you just love it here? So many wonderful vistas and trails to walk.

Congrats on the weight loss. I would love to lose 10 pounds...someone needs to kick me in the pants - lol.
Hugs,
Penny

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Congratulations! It is not easy to lose 10 pounds. You look great.

Your views are beautiful and so lush and green. You are living in a beautiful area of the country.

I have to laugh at Penny's remark...maybe after they kick her in the pants they can come and give me a good kick in the pants too! I would love to lose 10 pounds.

Dianne said...

Lovely photos and congrats on getting healthier... I've changed my diet a bit lately... trying to eat healthier... It's not easy...

She a Lady said...

You look marvelous my dear and you match your surroundings...pure bliss ...great eye you have those scenes are just awesome...
blessings ms

Happy@Home said...

Your mountain views are all beautiful.
Congratulations to you on your weight loss. It does seem to be harder to lose the older we get. You look great. Keep up the good work.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great photos of the mountains and I so need to join you on getting healthy. It is one dress size for every ten pounds so you are probably close to being down one size. Congrats.

Dishesdone said...

Your views are gorgeous! Congrats on the weight loss, not easy at any age! That's great!

cynthialeedesigns said...

Those mountains sure are beautiful!!
Congrats on the weight loss!! I lost 46 lbs over the last year or so by changing my diet and exercising more...and I do feel better too.
~Cindy~

Janet said...

Gorgeous photos! I love the mountains no matter where they are.

Good for you for changing to a healthier diet. Fruits and veggies are my mainstays....no red meat for me!

From the Kitchen said...

I wish I cold come along with you on your walk. I love those Blue Ridge mountains and look forward to my own walks there in October. Best of luck with your health program. It sounds like a winner already.

Best,
Bonnie

TheRustyThimble said...

WOW what breathe taking views. I have enjoyed your post the pictures are wonderful. Congrats on your healthy change and loosing weight along with it.
Brenda

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Don't you just love those mountains? Your photography is beautiful.

Lallee said...

Good for you! I did the same diet earlier this summer and lost only three pounds. Discouraged! I'm having my thyroid rechecked now.

Beautiful mountain pics!

Cyndi said...

You and your hubby take the most amazing day trips! I am jealous! LOL!! And I need to be up and out walking, not sitting behind my sewing machine so much.

Good for you for choosing a more healthy way of eating. I try, but don't always make it! Only encouragement I can give is to just stick with it and remember you are doing it for a healthier you! (And I think you look great!)

XOXO,

Cyndi

The Glam Gals said...

That is great that you are eating right and feeling healthy! I like that you are all dressed cute to go hiking too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You look great! My husband and I both gained weight on vacation so it is back to dieting for us both.

Your views are so lovely there ... enjoy the last days of summer!

Creative Carmelina said...

I have said it before Diane,,,,but your photography is a delight to behold!

thanks for sharing!

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Q said...

Congratulations on losing the 10!
Not easy to do!
Having a plan sounds like the way to go.
I have really enjoyed catching up with you tonight,.
Happy September!
Sherry

JKW said...

Yay, I did that too the end of April. The dreadmill is not idle, but I need to step it up. However, I've lost 25 pounds and have 17 more to go. . . . my reunion is Oct. 1. I feel that I have lost enough that I don't look like I watch tv all day (actually I don't watch much and I'm crocheting when I do (nascar). I am so proud of you, I love the Fresh Market fresh veggies and fruit. It all tastes like it did all those many years ago when I had my own garden and things weren't so 'sprayed' up. Blessings, Janet PS Love the pics. Where was the horse farm, would love to live there ;)

Becca said...

Beautiful country Diane, and congratulation on your 10lbs! It's not as easy as when we were in our 30's huh? I'm 45 and it's really a struggle, but I think you are doing it the right way. A little exercise, and watching what we eat. Boy, more energy and your clothes feeling loose, that's what's it's all about!