O Beautiful for Heroes Proved

 No Memorial Day is complete without tears for our fallen men and women. I always loved this verse of O Beautiful for Spacious Skies:
"O Beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife,
who more than self their country loved
and mercy more than life....
AMERICA, AMERICA.....
That being said, I hope everyone is enjoying their day with family and friends. I personally am alone, having been with my sister last Thursday when we did a Chinese lunch.
On Friday I got my apartment cleaned professionally. Got a special rate. It was so good to relax and watch someone else clean! I worked 45 to 50 hours a week in the business world and didn't hate it as much as domestic labor!
I am continuing to do well losing weight (although the Chinese lunch set me back a pound). My basic plan is alternating a day of 600 calories with a day of 1600 calories. It really seems to help "shake up" the metabolism.
My goal for 2015 is losing 40 lbs. I am a little more than a third of the way, having lost 14 lbs. so far. 
Thank you, all my friends.

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JoyceMarilyn
JoyceMarilyn

Fantastic on getting 1/3 toward your goal for 2015! Just outstanding! The holiday is quiet here too...but very enjoyable.
Kudos on getting the professional cleaning job! Nice way to treat yourself.
Kathy1950
Kathy1950

Great way to treat yourself in getting your apt cleaned. You weight loss plan is working for you. I might try that. My goal is 10 pounds this year but if I lose more I will be so happy.
Kathy1950
Kathy1950

The Holiday is a quiet on at home. Just relaxing before I go to work. Hopefully it will be calm there.
38lbs
38lbs

best of luck with the weight. I would love to start walking the beach, I did that one summer 33 years ago, (but was still my skinny self back then, and walking the beach worked every muscle in the body. nowadays they claim its self-healing because it puts the body in tune with electrons in the ground if you are walking barefoot). cool.

xxoo
Atpeacemary
Atpeacemary

Good, on the weight loss. As for Memorial Day, celebrating with family the gift of life is really honouring the fallen. We are enjoying the freedoms that they fought for so hard. Prayers for all the soldiers who are still in battle. And for those that gave up their lives for us. Thank you
ZECILKL
ZECILKL

Great job with the weight loss. Are you doing the cal. cycling?