Friday, August 19, 2011
* jogged for the first since I was a kid..
* had a Kona Ice (snow cone), but only ate about half and gave the rest to my husband.
* found out that a small size Kona Ice is on average 225-250 calories and uses real organic cane sugar, not any high fructose crap. Nice! I think I had about 100 cal on mine - and it was enough.
* picked more blackberries in the backyard.
* did a lot of errands..
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So yesterday was officially National Relaxation Day. I ended up skipping my walking, giving myself a hot oil hair treatment, and taking a real bath, which I have not taken since my son was conceived.
This may have been my first bath in this house, though we've been here almost 7 years now. I think I thought I was too heavy for the tub when we moved here.. I was 300 lbs then. And then when I lost a lot of weight (60 lbs), I conceived Nicholas.. and don't think I wanted a bath when I was pregnant. I don't remember taking one, anyhow. Maybe I did. But, it's definitely been a long LONG time. I found out I fit pretty well in the tubl. I could lay down with my legs crossed and enjoyed the warm water surrounding me. I was sitting up when my son walked in on me and he wanted to climb in to play. I told him no, because it was time for me to get out and he'd already gotten a shower before mine. He also made me very cold when he opened the door and the tub's sliding door. But, I enjoyed it a lot and think I'll take baths more often.
My hair came out really great after the hot oil treatment! It was the daily sunscreen on my neck that was making my hair really disgusting - sticky and dried out no matter how much I washed and conditioned it. It was during the 3 minute wait before rinsing it, that I decided to just close the drain and sit down in the water.
About the walking - well, we had heavy rains today all day. I did not want to walk in that and I don't take my long haired (Maltese) dog walking in that either. I did walk in the drizzle yesterday and got pretty depressed. My legs have been hurting a lot lately so I decided a day off would probably be a good idea. Not as sore tonight anyhow.
Hopefully the weather will clear up and I can walk tomorrow.. Also want to pick more blackberries. I got terribly scratched up the other day all over my arms with the blackberry bushes. I tried to cut them back to d-etangle them - and ended up cutting off some of the fruiting branches. UGH! I replanted them and hope they will grown from the branches being planted. Not sure. Also moved the raspberry bushes from beside the compost bucket to the back beside the blackberry bushes.
So the only thing I want to do better in particular - is my nutrition. I got into the sweets a bit - chocolate in afternoon and ice cream at night. Also ate too much bread and too much butter. Will work on this. When I exercise, I eat better. That's a fact. The exercise and the nutrition feed into each other.
Did you celebrate National Relaxation Day?
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Today is a yard work and play day. We are going to get the grass mowed, the weeds whacked, the hedge trimmed, remove the ink berry bushes, and trim back the prickers..
Oh!! Speaking of the prickers, I discovered yesterday that the huge pricker bush wall in the back of the house is actually a thriving blackberry patch. Wow! It's the first year we've seen berries on it, but I'd Ieft it there to protect my son from going over the edge of the back.. which drops pretty steeply. Some of the branches are protruding too far into the yard and we can't get to some of the ripe berries, so we are going to cut it a little bit. Excited to find we have a blackberry patch, though. How cool is that?! Not just pointless prickers. Hurray!!
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