Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sunday Musings

Today is an “at home” day for me. It's cooled off quite dramatically (like 30 degrees lower overnight!) I am working on monitoring web sites toady. I monitor forums for inappropriate content. It is amazing what people will say anonymously. I'm learning word that I didn't know that I didn't want to know. I love making extra money this way because I get to work from home, I set my own schedule and I work with wonderful people, as well.

While I'm working, I am listening to Richard Simmons show, "Lighten Up," on Sirius Satellite Radio. I've lost over 100 pounds using Richard's program. He has been so inspirational, helpful and supportive of me over the years. His program and his philosophy is to eat sensibly, exercise and think positively. And it really works because all of these things just become part of your lifestyle. That is how I've kept my weight off for over 5 years. It is hard but so worth it as my life is so much better now... mentally, physically and spiritually.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Day Two of my Blog

I sit here thinking, "I really have to blog!!" I am a writer but I usually only write when moved by the spirit, the muse or something especially interesting or moving happens to me. Writing just to write seems foreign and stilted. But here goes anyway.

It is still extremely hot in San Francisco, (in the high 80's today.) I just got back from my grandniece's dance recital. A program full of mostly girls in various stages of maturity, practice and talent. The littlest ones were adorable as they tried to keep up with each other and their teachers. One little girl, about 4 years old , either forgot or never understood, that this was a group performance as she proceeded to do her own thing. The best part was when the lights went off and she just stood on the stage when the others in her group were long gone! I was amazed by the older performers who could do things with their bodies that I never could. I will go back this evening when my other grandniece has her performance.

The time in between performances is up for grabs. Should I nap? Should I work on marketing my coaching business or should I monitor websites and make some money? This is my eternal quandary right now. My life is so full of diverse components that push and pull me this way and that. But it's never dull and for that I am grateful... usually.

I think I'll do a bit of all three. I need to figure out a way to market my weight loss coaching business. I know I am good, I just need clients to prove it. I used to work in marketing for a telecommunications company but I've never really had to market myself. I've marketed my child care business but that is much different. I am totally experienced, I have a great facility and stellar references. Starting out with weight loss coaching seems totally foreign. I have to market me... just me. But I am as passionate about this business and I was about my child care business so I will do what I need to to get it up and running. But for right now, I need to make a little money so I'll do that now and market later. As for that nap... I feel one coming on soon.

Friday, June 20, 2008

My First Blog

Well, here I am blogging in cyberspace!

I'm a 57 year old woman and I live in San Francisco CA. I have 3 different jobs right now. I have a home daycare, I monitor websites and I am a certified life coach. My most important accomplishment, for me personally, so far, is that I've lost over 100 pounds and kept it off for over 5 years.

I am beginning this blog for several reasons:

1. I am a writer and I have been told that blogging on a regular basis is great practice for improving my writing.

2. I want to keep in touch with my family and friends.

3. I have just been certified as a life coach and I am specializing in weight loss and wellness and I want to let people know about my services and how I am progressing in this new career.

It is kind of daunting for me to think that I really need to get in the habit of blogging regularly but I know this is something I really want to do.

Over the next few entries I will talk about myself, my past and the things in my life that brought me to where I am today.

It is extremely hot here today, (in the 90's , which is unusual for San Francisco.) Our temperatures typically stay in the 50's to 70's year round. I am about to leave and go to see my sister who is recovering from gall bladder surgery. I am planning to walk part of the way and I hope the heat doesn't wipe me out!

You can find out more about me on my websites:

Live lighter,