Gratitude Monday & Feeling Good! Cookies & Family too!

Monday March 24, 2014




Welcome to Gratitude Monday. Each Monday, stop by & comment on what you are grateful for & how it will impact you to live a healthier life going forward. How it impacts you does not have to be food or exercise related. It can be in any way, shape or form! If you just want to write a grateful comment & nothing else, that is fine too. If your comment is the same as another one, so be it. Everything goes here.

I really feel the way of that quote. I am not sure I am strong enough yet but it is definitely testing me!

I was thankful to have a meet with a friend Friday – always nice to sit, put the phone down & chat. The weather was beautiful too! First pic above was right after that meet.


Also had a fun get together with hubby’s family! It is hard to get together at times but fun when we do! BTW, hubby’s brother’s wife is doing great with her cancer treatment – over 2 years after a stage 4 diagnosis. We are so grateful for that! Hubby’s uncle’s wife is German so she served up this below. Not made for my tummy but I had the fruit & brought my own stuff – all the family is used to me so I am lucky!


 
Of course Scooter was trying to get some AND later in the eve he managed to get up on the kitchen table & eat the leftover “wieners” – I swear! I caught him at the very end – friggin hilarious! THEN he went after the sauerkraut!!!!


So we had to have some fun with him – The Flying Dachshund!


I have not been able to run outside on my weekend run for 2 weeks due to the flu since I got it on a Saturday morn & went thru the full week until Monday before I exercised again. I missed 2 outside weekend runs. THRILLED to get out yesterday! Wore my YMX top & Hoka OneOne running shoes of course! Fueled the run with Lindsay’s healthy bites (YUM!) & then coffee & Silver Hills Bakery bread with Wild Friends nut butter afterwards – well, after my trip to Sprouts.


ALWAYS thankful for cookies!!!!!!  If you follow me on Instagram or FB, you saw the 2 pics below. In the first pic, I had that cookie before we got caught in southern CA traffic so I stayed happy PLUS I was not driving!


Here is cookie number 2 on Sunday! I think you can see in my eyes how happy I am – a molasses cookie & coffee!


How was your week & weekend? What are you thankful for today?

78 Comments


  1. I’m glad you are getting over the flu. I am grateful that I can still exercise regularly even though I have some back and hip issues. I do what I can!

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  2. Thx Karen – hey, we do what we can do – right!

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  3. I don’t know why those pictures of you with cookies always make my mondays, but they do! LOVE IT!!!

    And glad you are getting back to normal after the flu–I took a bunch of time off but even after I went back to working out, still felt the effects in my lungs for a MONTH afterward. That thing was intense!

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  4. I am grateful that even though the weather folks say snow, I know it won’t last. Spring will be here and just the thought increases my adrenaline.
    Have a positive and powerful week.

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  5. So happy that you are finally feeling like yourself again!!! Love both of the cookie pictures!
    Hooray to time with friends and family over the weekend!

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  6. LOVE that quote. I have really been working at looking at challenges as opportunities to flex my muscles in weak areas. It’s a challenge in and of itself!

    <3

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  7. Jan – those cookies make my day! YES, this flu is tough. My hacking is to a minimum now & glad it did not get to bad into my lungs!

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  8. Doreen – the winter has been tough on all the people in those areas for sure! Have a great week!

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  9. Thx Kim – a great weekend!

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  10. Josie – COOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  11. Jasmine – it is tough with those challenges for sure!!!

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  12. my father is german, so i know that food. haha. and i’m so glad i could be part of your gratitude monday!

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  13. So happy you are feeling yourself again Jody. LOL at the flying pup!!!! Have a great week! hug

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  14. Lindsay – even if you are not mentioned – you are there!

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  15. Thx Roz! Yes, the flying pup!

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  16. I’m glad you had a nice weekend! I always love your cookie pics! Such a great reminder that you can work treats into you weekly food plan!

    Today I’m thankful for a fun get-together at our house on Saturday night and a great family hike yesterday.

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  17. Thx Andrea!!!! I have to have enjoy times as hard as I work at this – lessons learned from not doing it when I was younger.

    LOVED the pics of your gathering!
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  18. I am grateful for my cousin gifting me with a Fitbit. And I am grateful for reading this post!

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  19. Cathy – how cool you got a Fitbit!!! Thank you for reading!

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  20. Cookies and coffee together are heaven! This week I am grateful my family comes on Weds:)

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  21. I am always thankful for meeting up with good friends! I always get so excited 🙂 There is nothing quite like really good friends who truly get who you are!

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  22. Abby – I know you love that family time!!!

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  23. GiGi – so very true!!!!

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