Monday, January 3, 2011

My Word for 2011

Hello my friends, I so hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year holiday. It is such a magical time of year.

I had a lovely holiday, except for battling a horrible cold, but seriously I enjoyed time with family and friends and spent time at church. With Christmas and New Year's being on Saturday this year, I found myself at Mass the past 2 Saturdays and Sundays. Also we had reconciliation Christmas week. Everyone is in such a good mood during the holidays, the children were all bathed and bubbling over with excitement waiting for Santa, the fir trees surrounding the alter not only glittered with soft lights but smelled so good. I am full of great food and fine wines. I have enjoyed every second with the people I love and now I am ready to face the thrills and challenges of 2011.

I love the beginning of a New Year, it is filled with so much hope and expectation. Personally I try not to have to many expectations, I like to take one day at a time - enjoy it and move forward. I love the calm, peace and loved shared when the New Year arrives......I wish you all a wonderful New Year filled with love, health and happiness.

My word for this year is "discipline" and boy this is going to be a challenge. Not only do I need discipline to say no to more chocolate, but to say no to people who try and speak for me, I can speak for myself thank you very much. My friend and I have joined weight watchers, I need to loose 22 pounds, my friend 57 and I honestly cannot imagine her with this weight loss, she isn't all that big now, in fact she is such a happy person one only sees her smile not the weight but we will support each other as we work towards our goal. Our meetings are Monday nights, it has to be a life change for me......I know I will feel better for it, wish me luck okay.

We still have tons of snow but it has warmed up a bit, at least for today. Have a great week everyone,

God Bless and many, many hugs.......:-)


 

122 comments:

Donna said...

Bernie,
Glad you are feeling better!
I love chocolate too and have eaten so many sweets during the holidays :)
I need discipline for the New Year on my organization skills. I have been working on decluttering. It's the only goal I set for myself this year.
Stay warm!
Hugs,
Donna

Brenda said...

Goodness. Discipline is always on my list as well. I fail over and over. I am also trying--again--to lose some weight. I have not yet joined WW but it is on my "To Do" list. It is such a big battle for me. I am thankful to be well and have food available. We are blessed. I wish you well this 2011.

Bernie said...

Hi Donna, I think discipline is going to be very challenging for me, I usually float around in my own little world saying yes to everything......should be fun. Am keeping a daily writtn journal on it as well.......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Brenda, I so know how you feel although last year I have gained more weight than I usually do, nothing fits me anymore. I too feel so blessed to have abundance, wishing you and your family a wonderful 2011....:-)Hugs

Silver said...

One of Regina Brett's quotations circulated worldwide included this, " When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile."

Disipline is a good thing to have, i'll say. ;D

love,
~fl

Bernie said...

Oh Silver, it is a good thing I just don't have any but I am working on it.....:-)Hugs

Cinner said...

Good for you Bernie, I think that is an excellent choice for you. It is always better going with a friend. discipline is a good word for sure. so did you start tonight. please keep us posted as to how you are making out with it. hugs and love to you.

shadowlands said...

You speak up for yourself Bernie! You speak a lot of sense, as far as I am concerned so you don't need others saying how it is for ya!

Discipline is one of my key words for 2011. To do with prayer, food, activities in general. I am really determined. And with the support of good friends online (yourself included) and getting to bed early, I should improve. I can stay on the laptop way too long at night. I want to lose weight, but not sure how much. I must stop my sugar cravings........

We'll all be super models by 2012 ( well, maybe not quite....)

Hugs and laughs to you x

Katherine said...

Hi Bernie.. I'm glad you had a lovely Christmas despite having a terrible cold.. I had a lovely Christmas too.
Discipline.. now that is a word I didn't have on my list this year, I think I should add it.
I wish you luck Bernie & may the New Year be a wonderful one for you.

Valerie said...

Sometimes it's a good idea to say No, Bernie. Wish you lots of luck with the new regime. I hate to brag, you know that, but I've gone down two dress sizes since I changed my eating habits. Now, instead of looking like an old woman I look like a wizened old woman...lol. Seriously good feeling when I went to buy new trousers today and discovered my new size. Hugs for you.

Anvilcloud said...

That's a nice buoyant post to wake up to. Not many of us don't need to be more disciplined. Good luck.

Twain12 said...

good luck with weight watcher and i wish you ha Happy New Year too ♥

Sheila said...

Hi Bernie - You're right about discipline and after I finish this I'll put those chocolates on the buffet out of sight. I was just enjoying another with my cup of after breakfast chocolate. Good luck to you and your friend with weight watchers. I visited two friends in August who had been in weight watchers for a month - one had about the same amount as you to lose and she reached her goal at the end of November. The other friend had about 43 to lose and she has lost about 40 lbs now. It's entirely possible. Best of luck to you both! Glad you had such a lovely Christmas!

Brian Miller said...

happy new year bernie...glad you had a great holidays...discipline can be a scary word, but sounds like you have some good aspirations for it in the new year...

glnroz said...

and a big old Texas Happy New Year to you...I suppose each day could hopefully be the first day of a new year with someone as "wore out" as this old codger,,, lol

Eileen said...

Your Christmas Season sounds like it was very nice. Sorry to hear you had a cold though. I'm glad it didn't spoil everything for you anyway.

Oh, I will be praying for success with your discipline, Bernie!
That is something I should adopt too! Although, this year for some reason I didn't gain as much as usual (I'm embarrassed to admit this but EVERY year between Thanksgiving and the New Year I usually gain 15 pounds! And then it takes me until the next Thanksgiving for it to come off! This year I gained six pounds.)

I haven't exercised in so long now either, so that is something I am going to try and discipline myself about. It seems so much easier in the nice weather, you can walk outdoors, there are hiking trails, you can bicycle, but when stuck indoors it seems like a chore to exercise. I've ordered new exercise dvd's (ones I had on tape and I loved them and found them easy to follow), so hopefully I'll discipline myself and use them!

I have to discipline my life in a few other areas too, so that is a very good word for me too!

LOVE YOU!, Eileen
PS ~ My word for you on Facebook was 'loving' but it really should have been just plain old 'LOVE' for that is what you exude!

Bernie said...

Happy New Year, and may you have good luck with your weight loss program and your new discipline to get it done. But don't take all the joy out of life. Have a chocolate or two on me.

Gail said...

BERNIE

I am so glad to hear of your wonderful loving Christmas season. Sorry you had a cold but it seems you didn't let it impede four festivities :-) I love all your plans for 2011 - and I send you all good thoughts for success.
Happy New Year Bernie
Love you
Gail
peace and hope....

Rebecca said...

I'm so happy to hear of your pleasant holiday and outlook for 2011. And (of course) I admire your "word". Entering WW with a friend should be an extra incentive. Hoping the coming month is filled with warmth, friends, and all that brings peace and contentment to you. You are SO special, Bernie. I admire your determination to say "no" to people who try and speak for you! You CAN and you WILL do this!

Ruthibelle said...

Happy New Year. I love the New Year atmosphere too. That's a great attitude to have ... just one day at a time is enough for me, thankyouverymuch.

About your word for the year ... couldn't we all use a little more discipline. Hope that by this year's end, you would have reached all your New year's goals.

Wanda..... said...

Hi Bernie, I wish you luck with the discipline, dark chocolate and crusty breads are what I have to be careful with...I love them both so much.

Mondays at WW...I'll be thinking of you...it's a good way to start the week.

Bernie said...

Hi cinner, yes I started yesterday and will keep you posted. I think I need my friend with me, more support for each other and also we can encourage each other to go without any excuses....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Ros, basically I do speak up for myself on important things, too many times though I don't like to ruffle any feathers. I going to be a changed woman.
Hope you are doing well, I love sugar as well......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Katherine, yes Christmas was very nice and I am happy to hear yours was as well. Discipline is going to be a challenge for me but I will seriously try, have a wonderful 2011 my friend.....Hugs

Bernie said...

Val, I love that you look like a wizen woman, that is the look I am going for.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

AC - I agree but some more than others....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hello Miss Twain12, was thinking of you when I saw the storm on the news, hope you are okay. Happy New Year to you as well.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Sheila, I gave all my chocolates and sweets to my neighbor, she has a family who will eat it up in no time and I'm sure it won't hurt them. Hope you come in for coffee soon...:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Brian, Happy New Year to you as well my friend. Oh yes discipline is a scary word which I truly need more of......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

oh Glen something tells me you are playing possum, Happy New Year my friend....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Eileen, I didn't gain any over the holidays but throughout this past year I have really packed it on and it is bothering me a.lot.
Glad you did so well sweetie, thank you for your loving word, sending big hugs....:-)

Bernie said...

Bernie, Happy New Year sweetie and thank you I will have a taste of chocolate once in a while. Hope you are doing well my friend...Hugs

Bernie said...

Gail, wishing you a happy and healthy New Year my friend. Thank you for all your encouragement this past year, love you.....Hugs

Bernie said...

Rebecca, thank you for your words of encouragement, you have been a true friend. Happy New Year to you and your family.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Ruthiebell, I do believe discipline is something we can all use some more than others and unfortunately I am one of the latter. Happy New Year to you and your family....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Wanda, good morning my dear friend. So glad to see you here. Now I know why we are best friends, my weaknesses are chocolate and crusty breads as well....oh well we are working on damage control right now. Hope all is well with everyone, big hugs to Alivia....:-)

KKSC2NC said...

Happy New Year Bernnie. I like your word for the year. How neat is that?

Good luck with chocolate it can be persistant ;-) and good luck to you and your friend with Weight Watchers.

May the year be skinny for all!!

Nora said...

Good luck on the weight loss, Bernie. I know you can do it, but just do it slowly. There's no rush. I hope your friend is successful too. Happy New Year!

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

Happy New Year Bernie. I hope it will be a good one. Good luck with WW. I'll be right there willing you on each week. x

Teacher's Pet said...

I hope that you contiue to feel better, my friend. That nasty 'bug' is traveling its way around here, too.
I love your word for 2011....and admire you. You know that.
You are a sweet and loving lady. May God's blessings continue to be abundant for you and those you love.
With love,
Jackie

Ruth said...

Good choice for 2011's one little word. God luck with WW and I hope you are completely over your cold now. x

Sharon said...

I love Christmas and New Year too - good luck with weight watchers, that was a lovely thing that you said about your friend when all you see is her smile - that is a true friend indeed - Happy New Year and best wishes for the year ahead xxx

Linda said...

Bernie,
Here is a wonderful insight from Mike Nagy (my facebook friend in Guelph).
Now there are more overweight people in Canada than average-weight people. So overweight people are nowthe average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution. =D Congratulations... and it's only day 4!
Seriously, I am loosing weight too, my doctor is on my case. So far my clothing is loose.... maybe down one size, but then gradual weight loss is better. Eat Right Canada has an excellent web site and you can talk to dieticians on the phone. They have recipes. tracking sheets, menus, exercises, everything! It's cheaper than weight watchers and it's working for
me. I'm glad you are here! =D

Donna said...

I admire your resolve and am committed to doing the same thing...but fall off the bandwagon now and then. Did so well today and then my husband just said "Let's get a pizza and watch the Sugarbowl"!! I'm a total pushover!
Good Luck, Bernie!!!

Mary333 said...

Bernie,
I'm glad you enjoyed your holidays! Discipline is a biggie for me, too! I have gained quite a bit of weight this year and need to get rid of it. I just wish it was as easy to lose as it is to put it on! I think if chocolate didn't exist the battle would be SOOO much easier ;) Hugs to you, Bernie, and best wishes for the new year!

Cherrie said...

Happy New Year! I wish you luck on your diet. I just started one yesterday.

Bernie said...

KKSC2NC - oh yes we are bringing our skinny on....lol Thank you for your encouragement, happy New Year my friend....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Nora, thank you sweetie, will keep you posted on both of us. It is a challenge for us as we both love food and hate exercise. Seriously I loved going to Curves but my arthritis couldn't handle the machines......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Liz thank you sweetie. Happy New Year to you as well. Hope everything went well today....Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Jackie, so sorry that this cold/flu bug has arrived at your house, it wasn't good timing for me for sure. I have to go check your blog, I am so sorry but I forget when I don't see you in reader......big hugs my friend :-)

Bernie said...

Ruth, thank you sweetie. Cold is almost completely gone and now that I am writing down everything I eat....I realize my portions are way to big......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Sharon, Happy New Year my friend. I do love Christmas, in fact I love the holidays. Need all the help I can get to loose weight..err
........:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Linda, I am going to check out that website, thanks for sharing.
You are now my new mentor, I love how I have already met my goal..lol
Happy New Year!.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Donna, can I ever relate. I love sports and so many times friends will stop in to watch sports on tv with me carrying a pizza or other things and I eat away....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Mary, how are you? Happy New Year, oh I love chocolate, in fact this is the first time in years I don't have some form of chocolate in the house (gave it all away)and I miss it so much, just knowing I have none here is driving me nuts! I am sure it is an addiction
....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Cherrie, Happy New Year to you as well. Good luck with your weight loss, let me know how you make out.
......:-) Hugs

Barb said...

Discipline! Wow - that's a difficult goal you've set for yourself, Bernie. But - you can do it! Good luck with WW - I'll think of you weighing in on Mondays! Hope your cold is better.

The Retired One said...

And a very very Happy New Year to you my friend! I am so sorry you caught a cold over the holidays..but glad you are feeling better.
I was thinking of joining WW on line this year. I lost a lot of weight years ago and even became a WW Lecturer for a year or so before my first daughter was two years old. My weight has gone up and down up and down through the years...like a yoyo but I feel it may be time for me to also try WW again....I know it probably has changed a lot since I was involved with it. So, I will anxiously await your comments on how you like it!
I just know 2011 will bring you better health...and I hope we can meet during this year or next year at the latest..
luv 2 you!!!

Bernie said...

I know I chose a hard word discipline especially as I have none......especially when we need it for almost everything in our lives. Hope you are enjoying the winter season. I can just you skiing and snowshoeing....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Joan, I hope you are well. My cold is much better so thankfully I am able to breathe. Would love to see you this year, your always welcome here. I will let you know about WW, they have just started a new system, not using the point system any more......:-) Hugs

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

sounds like a good word to me for the new year! we could all use more discipline in our life. Especially when it comes to our spiritual life.

stumbled on your blog Bernie and I love it!

Bernie said...

Beth thank you for your kind words and visit, I do hope you come back again.....:-) Hugs

Diana said...

Hi Bernie!
I am so glad that you enjoyed the holidays and sorry to hear about your cold. It's good that you didn't let it get in your way! I too have been trying to watch how much I eat. I haven't gained any weight but wouldn't mind losing a little!
Love Di ♥

Audrey said...

Bernie, I love that you have chosen a "word" as opposed to making a list of resolutions. That reminds me of Benjamin Franklin and his virtues! Great model to follow.
Did you know that prior to my diagnosis I was a Weight Watchers leader? I was! And I loved it. I became a lifetime member, and then wanted to give back so I became a leader. It was a very enriching experience, and I miss it terribly. WW is a great program, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to eat healthier.
In terms of my blog - you can either "subscribe," and receive email notification of my updates, or I can just let you know (I usually post every day). Let me know what works best for you.
Happy New Year lovely lady. And good luck with WW.

Maggie May said...

At this time of the year, we can at least look forward to Spring and lighter nights.
Hope you are feeling better after your cold.
Glad you had a lovely Christmas in spite of it.

That comment you left about the rabbit. I wonder if it was an escaped pet one trying to get into a warm house, or if you do get white fluffy wild ones?
Horrible it crashed into the window.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Eddie Bluelights said...

Hi Bernie
Great to see you had such a wonderful time with the family.
Admire your 'discipline' effort with the chocolates - I should do the same with crisps (chipped potatoes I think you call them). I need to lose about 50lb. I know I would feel better for it - I must take a leaf from your book. Hugs and Smiles ~ Eddie

Bernie said...

Hi Di, how are you? My cold is almost gone, so many people have it here. Dr. won't let me go back to Curves and they won't let me use the machines without a letter from him so I have to rely on WW. Wish me luck.
......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Audrey, reolutions have never worked, learning to eat a different way just might be the answer I'm looking for. So far so good......:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Maggie just 4 months and it will be Spring....yay
Maggie that rabbit was the first rabbit I have ever seen here. I think he got out of a pen some where but I asked a few neighbours and they hadn't seen any rabbit, I worried a couple of days about it, I am hoping the owners found it......:-) Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Eddie, Happy New Year! I am going to need a lot of help with my word for 2011 "discipline" as it is really hard.......:-) Hugs

GrandmaK said...

Happy New year!!! I am so late...Hard to get into the swing of things again. Still have lots to do but just had to stop and wish you well!!! You are such a treasure. One I look forward to seeing. Take Care!! Cathy

chasity said...

that's a fantastic word to live by.
i've finally started exercising again~ and boy...does that take discipline for me. :p

best wishes on your ww journey!!!

hope you have a wonderful and happy day~
chas

Choices said...

Hi Bernie,
Happy New Year. May this year for you be a happy and healthy one.
Have a wonderful day.
Take care.

Bernie said...

Cathy, Happy New Year to you as well sweetie, hope it is filled with much love, health and happiness.....:-)Hugs

Bernie said...

Hi Chas, good luck exercising sweetie, I love Curves but my arthriis prevents me from using the machines, that is part of my weight problem....I need to move more. Many prayers for Shauna, xo

Bernie said...

Hi Anne, Happy New Year to you and your family as well. Hope you are feeling better.....:-)Hugs

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

It's so good to be back again. I've really missed you Bernie :)

A man called Valance said...

Sending warm wishes your way Bernie, to help combat the cold.

Anita said...

Hello Bernie, Stopping by to wish you a peaceful and fulfilling new year!

I like your words for the new year, too - hope and expectations, so I clainm it right now! :)

Best wishes to you and your friend as you change your eating habits. I know you'll be sucessful!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Hi Bernie, I'm fighting a cold too-- Ugh. Hope you're on the mend.

Wishing you good health and happiness in 2011. I'll be cheering you on at Weight Watchers! jj

Buttercup said...

Thanks for the reminder about discipline. I joined Weight Watchers in May with two friends and have lost 17 pounds. I've slacked off some -- though better than past years -- and need a big dose of discipline. I was very happy eating healthier. Wishes and hugs for the new year!

Karin said...

May the thrills and challenges of 2011 continue to bless your life and make you to be a blessing to others!

Sheila said...

Hi Bernie - We did have a lot of snow but I don't think nearly as much as you had. It's about knee deep in some spots I think but not on the driveway when took those pictures. The farmer cleared snow on Saturday and Sunday when it was fluffy. He has a blade on the small John Deer tractor so when the conditions are right it works well. It sounds like Edmonton's buried too! Hope someone will be along to help you dig out. in the meantime keep warm!

Janean said...

discipline...sounds easy enough....oh if it were only as easy as it sounds.

Kracken said...

Well I sure hope you feel better Miss Bernie and as for Weight Watchers or anything else, I am sure you will do what you set your mind to!

Discipline is a good word I think. Having some comes in handy in a lot of areas! I need to get a heap of it myself!! Again, good luck with everything! I am rooting for ya!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Happy New Year! colds seem to be going around these days. Stay warm

<3, New Follower

Sniffles and Smiles said...

You always inspire me, dearest Bernie!!! And I'm so glad that you are feeling better!!! I just wanted to stop by to give you my love here!! And to let you know that you are in my thoughts!!! ~Janine xoxo

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Thank you for praying for me when I was not well.

God bless.

Linda Higgins said...

whoa! You go girlfriend! The lbs will melt off of you just like the snow will melt...it may take a few months...but it will happen! You are right...discipline...is a great word and for me too! As soon as I slowed down my sugar intake...which has been sooo hard...I shed about 18 lbs over the last 6 months. I really didn't notice until I didn't have any dress slacks (pants) to wear to work...they all just hang off of me! OH well. another incentive to learn how to sew them to my size now....do I dare? I keep thinking I will put back the 18 lbs I dropped somewhere!

Anonymous said...

Dear Bernie,
Namaste!
Good Morning!
Wishing You A Wonderful and Happy New Year!
I liked your post-it's full of cheer,joy and positive thoughts.
Good Luck to your New Year Resolutions...discipline and getting into shape!
Wow!
You have the strong will,dear and I am sure you will reach your goal!
Smile causes more smiles...
Wishing you a lovely day ahead,
Sasneham,
Anu

Jen said...

I could use a little more self-discipline myself. Organization is my weakness - or lack thereof. I could get so much more accomplished with less effort if I could just get organized!

Good luck with your weight loss goal. Just remember you don't have to lose it all the first week. You don't even have to lose it all this year. If you end the year lighter and with healthier habits than last year, you win!

Sheila said...

hi Bernie - this snow has been unreal but things are looking up for us - or so we're told. Hope you have been able to keep to the straight and narrow "points" path. I must start keeping better track tomorrow - I started exercise classes today so that's something - no more donuts! Hope your cold is gone and that you're feeling better. Sunshine Always - Sheila

Sex, Drugs and Bacon Sandwiches said...

Hey Bernie... Hurry back, it's been a while (says she that disappeared for 18 months) ;)

Kay said...

Bernie, dear... say No to Chocolate???

oh boy! I so no to that idea!

:)

Hope all is well.

Warm wishes to you!

Silver said...

I just like to send you my love and to say thank you for your friendship.

I am leaving my blogs for good. Just like to make some last stops first.

Hugs,
Silver

Teresa said...

Hey There Bernie,
So glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Discipline is a word for me too! How is Weight Watchers going? Do you go to meetings in St. Albert or Morinvile? I have been thinking of joining again. I just have to get this weight off once and for all. Let's do coffee sometime soon.
T (((HUGS)))

Pamela said...

That's a big word, isn't it? Discipline. It encompasses every area of life. I know I can use more of it. Weight Watchers is a good plan--I hope you're successful and your friend is, too.

Joey said...

Hi !!!!!!!!!

I've missed you! :-)

I'm with you regarding discipline. This is after I ate all of the chocolate bark and M&M's in the house. I just saw a photo taken myself and Papa...

25 pounds is my goal. We have a wedding to attend April 26th in San Antonio. My plan is healthy eating and exercise.

I'm glad you wrote this. I've been drinking too much hot cocoa with marshmallows.

I Love you, Bernie!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm doing the WW thing, too. I've lost 10, but seem stalled. Perhaps because it is time to get back to the YMCA and I can't quite seem to get to that part yet. Or giving up wine for all but 2 nights a week. Oh, well. Trying.

Hope yours is going well. And that the snow piled up at your place is still not overwhelming.

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Teacher's Pet said...

Jan. 25, 2011
I'm here to give you a hug. I think back to the times when we had the Village....and smile. You are a sweet friend......and I do hope that you are doing well, Bernie. I love you....
Jackie

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

Hi Bernie. I hope you are well. I haven't seen you around for a wee while so just wanted to check you were OK. Hugs :0)

Snowbrush said...

Et tu, Bernie! A chocoholic, I mean.

I hope you're staying warm up there, as all the Canadians I know are complaining about the cold. The grass is already growing down here in western Oregon.

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Just checking on you!

Julie

Bernie said...

So how much weight have you lost this first month! Maybe it is your thyroid. I had mine adjusted and have lost about 10 pounds and I'm not into chocolate. At least I think it is because of my thyroid.

Thanks for visiting my post. I enjoy your comments.

Bernie said...

So how much weight have you lost this first month! Maybe it is your thyroid. I had mine adjusted and have lost about 10 pounds and I'm not into chocolate. At least I think it is because of my thyroid.

Thanks for visiting my post. I enjoy your comments.

Arlee Bird said...

Yes, discipline. I need it desparately. Maybe I have too much going on.

Lee
Tossing It Out and the Blogging From A to Z April Challenge 2011

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Praying you get better soon.

God bless.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Just popping round to say Hi and hope you are OK. I see you on facebook sometimes but I do not use it a lot myself.
Hugs ~ Eddie
Clouds and Silvery Linings

A man called Valance said...

It's been a little quiet around here lately. Hope all's well, Bernie.

The Retired One said...

I am "backreading" blogposts from before we left on our Florida adventure....so am just reading this one now.
I am interested in hearing how you like the Weight Watchers program...I used to be on it and lost over 50 pounds (years ago)...even became a Lecturer! (But through the years, I have gained it back) Sigh. Anyway. I am considering rejoining on-line...and am anxious to hear how it has changed. So, when you get a few moments email me...
and I wish you good luck. I know you can do it if you set your mind to it, but honestly, you sure don't look like you need it.
Love you just the way you are..you are beautiful!!!

Maggie May said...

Sorry to hear you've not been well and hope you feel much better by now. Missed you.
Luv Maggie X

Nuts in May

Vicki Lane said...

Hope all is going well! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Teacher's Pet said...

I read on Maggie's blog that you are feeling better, and I'm so glad, Bernie.
Hasn't this been a winter-to-end-all winters....? sigh. Most of my family has been sick either with the 'regular' flu...or H1N1 or strep throat. Yikes!!
Yes, it's been pretty bad around here.
I do hope that you are feeling better. I hug you from here!
Love to you, my friend,
Jackie

Anonymous said...

Hey sweet Bernie!

Thanks for sending me love! Will be visiting my niece in London first. If my vacation leads me to Alberta, we'll have that lunch together at the mall you mentioned!

So nice knowing such a sweet woman as you! God bless, and may our paths cross again soon!

Love,
Felicia (Silver)

Margie said...

Hi Bernie
I love the new look of your blog!

So glad you had wonderful times during the holiday season!

May 2011 bring you much joy and love!
You'll be skinny before you know it ...LOL!

Hugs
Margie

shadowlands said...

Thank you for your comment Bernie, i am going to take a further break from blogging and just wanted to say how much I appreciate you stopping by and your prayers. I will remember you, in mine. God bless.

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glenda said...

Gollleeee...I don't know your secret for having so many comments on your posts, blows me away...It must be your sweetness,,,and all the encouragement you give so many..
I need to join WW, too.
bad..amen
hugs,
glenda xoxo

Janean said...

better late than never? i've been moving, so not able to visit as much as i want.

i assume you're feeling all better now?

big hugs, beautiful woman!!!!!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Hello Bernie,

I hope you're keeping well. I'm doing OK now although it is still very cold in the UK.

I'm praying for you Bernie. God bless you always.

Bernie said...

Dear Bernie, I know how you feel. Losing one's friends is a part of life that I could do without too. You wlll be surprised at how they all seem to be gone all at once one day. They go one at a time like leaves falling off of trees in the fall but before you know it, they all go.

What I have found is that you have to make new friends as you age that are younger than you and hopefully they will stick around longer.

Things will look up soon, Bernie. They always do and with your positive attitude, I know they will.

I hope you achieve your goal of losing some weight. It is fun to buy clothes that are a smaller size and more stylish again.

I have missed hearing from you too. I figured something was going on. My best to you.