Thursday, February 17, 2011
Got spoiled this week with the warm weather. Everyday it kept on getting warmer. A lot warmer than the weatherpeople forcasted. We were supposet to be at least 62 degrees here in central IL, but we got up a lot warmer than that. Here in Avon, IL, it got up to 68 degrees. Tomorrow it's going to get up to 53 degrees and sunny. At least this nice weather gave me the chance to do some exercising outside. Between yesterday and today, I took the dog for 6 - 12 minute walks. 3 walks today and 3 walks today all 12 minutes each.
I was just happy to get out of the house even if it iwas to walk the dog. I haven't done that since we had the snow on the ground. Aft er the first walk with the dog yesterday, I could tell that I was suffering from cabin fever.
Dad is doing great after 5 months and 2 days aft er his total knee replacement on his right knee. Yesterday and today he hasn't had to use his cane outside since there is any snow and ice to worry about. Next month a friend of mine has to go up to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, to have a total shoulder replacement surgery done on her right shoulder.
Has anyone ate one of their favorite foods and after eating it, it didn't seem to have the same mouth feel as you remembered it? Or does it dry your mouth and throat out? I'm wondering because I brought home 3 sugar cookies for my supper but only could eat only 2. I had a gritty (kind of like sand) feel in my mouth and there was a dryness in the back of my throat and down into the throat. Kind of reminds you of how dry your mouth and throat gets when you haven't drank anything in a long time or if you have been working out and haven't had any water. I even got a spoonful of peanut butter and the same thing happened like it did wit the cookies. It's a good thing that I have a bottle of water nearby. It's a liter bottle size but I havea quarter of it left.
Did everyone eat well at their Super Bowl parties? We were invited to one where my mom was a resident for almost 8 years. Did the team you were going for win? Mine did. I'm a Packers fan anyway. I didn't gain any weight from the party.
I'm stuck at a plateau. I've changed my workouts (added 5 minutes more to each of the treadmills and stationary bikes and added a new workout DVD plus the walks with the dog). I think that I need to change my eating habits again. I'll start tomorrow. No need to change them tonight since it's time to go to bed.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
It's too cold. Need a vacation to somewhere warm until the weather warms up here. It's going to get down to -2 F tonight. Our furnace will be working hard tonight.
I tried a few exercises on my ball that I don't think that they have tried on here. If you have an exercise ball it will work with that at your computer desk. Lay your head either on the keyboard tray or the desk and make sure that your ball is far back to where you have a good stretch in your back. Sit on the ball while your head is on the keyboard tray or desk. When you inhale, roll the ball forward. And when you exhale, you roll back until your belly is touching the ball. Keep on doing that until you start feeling that. I just started doing that tonight and it feels great. You can feel it in the abs and in your back. It should be great if you have been on a long trip somewhere where you've been doing a lot of sitting. Plus I sit with one foot under the other knee and rock from side to side to do the sides. It's kind of doing that Ab Circle workout minus the machine. And while in that position that you are doing your sides, do something like the first exercise but you are sitting up right. Let me tell you. I'm feeling it in the core area and it is great. It might be a little sore but it's the good kind of sore. I've been doing a lot of sitting today with running errands for the garage here in town and a few other things.
A week from today would of been my mom's 60th birthday. She passed away on October 14, 2006, at the age of 55 years old. She passed away 16 years to the day that my grandma (my dad's mom) passed away. Just so happens that my cousin's (my dad's youngest brother's oldest daughter) birthday.
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