--Thanks for your words of encouragement!! At times I do feel like I have been beaten a little too often by this world, but you know, I might have some bruises, but I keep getting back up again. Can't do anything but that. I never thought I would recover after the house fire, but look at me now, going through a divorce (more than 10 1/2 year marriage) and still working on keeping me healthy. Things I have learned through it all: wisdom is not something you ever achieve but continuously reach for, nothng is guaranteed, love yourself as you would your fellow human beings, and keep on hoping because all there really is in life is hope. Sorry if I sound sappy. Been reading alot of philosophical-type books lately in preparation for a class I am teaching next term.
--I gotta tell you, those brownies are soooo good! At least you have tried them and don't think that I am crazy. I have been eating them everyday. What a great midday snack. And the black bean salad...I added green chile peppers. So good! I need to lay off the beans, though. I don't want to gain.
And, yes, I have been doing the Leslie Sansone workout tapes. I did the one mile the other day and followed it with 1/2 hour of yoga. I figured it was better than nothing, and I felt so unbeliebably relaxed afterwards. Tonight, I bought a tennis racket and some balls. Gotta mix it up!
--I nearly fell of my chair laughing about your last comment. I have got to pm OGB and ask him what he thinks. Hysterical!! And yes, my marriage is nearly dissolved. My husband of nearly 10 1/2 years just checked out of our marriage and life. I am a goal-oriented person who is also a dreamer. He was a dreamer without goals. I took it as long as I could stand it.
I am so excited about the tennis thing. I am terrible at it, but first thing tomorrow morning, I am going to go hit some balls. There is a wall on the courts near my house, so off I go. I figured that I might meet some folks who might let me play with them, though if they actually watch me in action they might run for fear of being hit.
I spotted an elliptical that I have to have today. Already keeping my eyes on the prize. I just need to hit that 250 mark and that baby is mine.
Thank you all for your support. I am totally feelin' the love!!