Last week was so full of challenges for me that I didn’t even get to write about it. 
My week started off with me being so dizzy that I couldn’t even get off of the couch until about Wednesday. 
I suffer from vertigo, but I don’t think that that was my only problem. I am convinced that my sinuses were reeking havoc with me due to all of the pollen in the air. 
Years ago, when I couldn’t get rid of the dizziness, an Ear, Nose and Throat Speacialist had me lay back with my head lower than my shoulders and turned my head to one side and then the other and when I sat back up, my dizziness was gone. He said that calcium deposits sometimes get lodged in the ear canal and that is what causes the vertigo. 
When I did a google search for ” how to get rid of dizziness” , I came across a lot of YouTube videos showing how to do that maneuver, it is called the Epley maneuver.
The Capt. and I watched the video several times and then he helped me to do it on each side. I was not cured, but it was greatly improved and I was able to walk around and get stuff done without feeling off balanced and dizzy. 
My valentine gift arrived in the mail and that was my other challenge and is still challenging me!  
I got a Silhouette Cameo and the software is very different from anything that I have used before. 
Since I was confined to the couch for most of the week, I took advantage of the situation and started searching for tutorials for using the silhouette. 
There were no detailed instructions included with the machine but I found an instruction manual online that explains things and also gives examples. 
Now, this brings me to a new challenge, where to get the vinyl?
As for the fitness challenge between the Capt. and I, we had to postpone that for a week because as he put it “ I am a dizzy blonde“! I was very disappointed because yesterday was supposed to be the final weigh in and I was picturing Linda and I doing the victory dance. 
Linda was very supportive though, and texted me some motivation. 






Monday, March 3 is the new ” final weigh in” date and I will keep you posted on the outcome. 
Also, my first silhouette project will be making the shirts for the losing team. 




I dedicated my blog, this year, to writing about the challenges that I will face because, as we all know, life is full of challenges!

In honor of Valentines Day, I want to talk about LOVE!


I am challenged everyday, to remember to love.

Love that person who cut me off in traffic.

Love that person who hurt my feelings.

Love that person who I don’t even like as a person.

Here are some Bible verses that I use to help me remember to love one another:

1 John 4:7-8 : Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John 13:34-35 : A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.

1 Peter 4:8 : Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.

Hebrews 13:1 : Let brotherly love continue.

1 Corinthians 16:14 : Let all that you do be done in love.

John 3:16 : For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Happy Valentines Day!


Well, we are on our second week with our personal trainers and our fitness challenge. 

It has been a lot of work but we have a great gym and awesome trainers, so we are having fun in the process. 









But, we are both cheaters!

For me, the Capt. and his trainer call me a cheater for 2 reasons. 

First of all, I have been doing extra cardio during the day while he is at work. I have either gone into the gym to do a 20 minute interval on the treadmill or I do my 20 minutes of walking/running with Marley around our neighborhood. (Marley can use to lose a few pounds too). 
And secondly, I have been wearing a fitness belt when I work out. It goes around my waist and helps to draw the water from my belly. 

The Capt. doesn’t like this because he fears that his trainer is going to add more work on him to make up the difference. (LOL)

I don’t feel that this is cheating because the Capt.  loses weight so fast, that I am just evening up the playing field. 

For the Capt.,  he has cheated on some meals.  
Surprisingly enough, he is doing much better sticking to his meal plan than I thought (but, it is still early in the challenge) and he has only cheated a few times in the past 2 weeks. 
As much as I want him to take this seriously, I secretly love it when I find out that he had a moment of weakness and pray for more to come!

So, we are 1 1/2 weeks into this challenge and that stats are in:
The Capt. has lost about 4 pounds and 4.4% BMI (body mass index)
I have lost a little over 2 pounds and 4% BMI
We are neck n neck… the race is on!