Saturday, July 07, 2012
I had to take the girls to get weighed this morning (need to order meds that are based on weight). My big girl (Gypsy) is down over 20 lbs - huge deal on a big dog. Tazzy is down from her heaviest but put on .5 lb since March. I'm guessing muscle from all the walking.
Since the vet is less than a block from the dog park, we took them there to play. I was really impressed with myself. I was able to run up and down the length of the park playing with the dog and didn't get winded. I had a great time playing with the dogs.
Then we got in the car to head home. Hubby said he really enjoyed "watching" me play with the dogs. He also said I'm getting quite a "figure".
Happy Snoopy Dance!!
I'm feeling happy and strutty to begin with. That was great.
Once the sun went down, Hubby said he would go for a bike ride with me. I couldn't believe it, but I made it up the big hill on the trail (goes up over 3 stories) without stopping. Then we got about half way through the trail and hubby was too tired to keep going. So I finished the last part, came back to pick him up, and headed back on the trail. Even after all that I made the hill a SECOND time! Hubby had to walk his bike.. I was so proud of myself. I did it, it was tough and I had to fight, but I did it.
I'm able to do things again without getting too tired or simply being unable to finish. I'm not getting winded as easily, and my body had energy! How awesome it that. And what' even better, I'm enjoying exercise! I'm happy and having fun!
Friday, July 06, 2012
Today was my last day off of work. Hubby had to work so I was REALLY looking forward to getting outside today. I got up late so we got ready to head out at about 11. It was warm, but not too bad. Or so I thought. By the time we hit the train she was panting and I was sweating. I was going to get by 4 miles in. I knew the 3 story bridge was a lost cause, but we were doing the whole lake. I did bring 32 oz of water with us, and I came home without a drop. We even hit a water fountain in the park and I let Tazzy walk in the water for a few.
I wanted a book on CD from the library, and it's barely a half mile. I was sweating like crazy by the time I got there. The A/C was turned so high, I could barely find what I wanted. I was freezing. Then back out into the heat and home. I had to completely change as soon as I get home.
I want to take the bike out today, but I'm not certain I can handle it. That takes a lot for me to say. I've gardened, hiked, and camped in 100+ weather before without an issue. Today I felt like I was melting.
I'm really proud of myself for getting in what I have. I've made my steps for the day, but I'll fall short on my mileage. I'm ok with that. I've done all I can today.
Though, maybe once the sun goes down I can get on my bike. We could get a lake breeze?!?
Thursday, July 05, 2012
I always take vacation on July 5th. Our neighborhood becomes a DMZ on July 4th and my dogs keep me up all night long. So we got up a bit late today. I planned a real "day off". We went to see Spiderman with the boy child - ! Then off to the mall. I ended up walking the entire mall while hubby and boy were looking around at FYE. Then I bought "The Spark" at the bookstore. Guess I know what my "down time" is going to be for a while!
I didn't like what my pedometer was reading when I got home tonight so I headed out with Tazzy. She really did well considering the heat. We did almost 4.5 miles. Our time was horrible, but even I was have some trouble. It was like a sauna out there tonight. So I got my steps, fell short on the miles but I don't have a bike right now. Hubby has promised to fix my tire tomorrow. I need my 30 min ride to make my mileage.
Sweet Dreams all!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Ok, about half my stress oozed right out of my body yesterday. It didn't take any extra fat with it, so I need to get back to reality.
I know I've put up some major numbers for the first few days this month. I decided walking until I could barely move was better than eating myself sick. I didn't even order the pizza, phone was in hand but I put it down. That is a MAJOR accomplishment for me.
Went to IN Dunes today with hubby, and I wish he had stayed home. Not that I don't want company, I do. The problem is he doesn't handle heat well I spent the entire time worrying about him. He has this strange idea that I'm going to be upset if he doesn't go. He has also confessed that he is worried about me leaving him because I'm loosing weight and he isn't, and the fact that he is 16 yrs my senior doesn't help much. I'm not certain he understands that this is all for me.
So we come home and watched a movie to relax a bit, but I really didn't get to burn much energy off (at that pace, I could have walked forever). I decided to take the fuzzy personal trainer for a walk. She only made it about a mile before she was dragging. So we turned around and went home.
And my bike tire is flat. So I'm home for the night. I still have energy, I'm not even certain why.
My only problem is that I'm doing all cardio. I haven't touched my resistance bands all week. I was so good about ST and now it's been a week since I've done anything. I need to find motivation for ST. Cardio makes me feel stress free and energized. ST wears me out. I thought I would enjoy resistance bands because they are something different but I hate having to find room to use them.
I'm making my steps and mileage so far. Water hasn't been an issue either. So I guess I'm doing well. My self esteem has been really high lately so I'm feeling pretty good about myself. That's what this journey is all about for me. Getting about to being able to do things again and feeling good about it. So that means I'm on target!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
The judge dismissed the case! I just stood there looking at him. "you can go Miss". I continued to just blink at him. "get out of here" - I moved. So I lost two days worth of sleep, bit off every nail I had, and worked myself up to the point of crazy - for everything to be dismissed.
My entire time in court was only 10 minutes. We were done and out.
Since we were downtown, we walked over to see the "Bean". I really wasn't all that impressed. Maybe I just don't get "abstract" art. I know it has a name, but to me it was a giant silver kidney bean. Sorry.
We had passes the Cultural Center on our way to the "Bean". They had a banner up for something called "Morbid Curiosities". Sounded like our speed so we checked it out. They had some beautiful pieces and displays. Wonderful "death art" (skulls/skeletons) including Tibetan skull bowls. My favorite piece was the Death of Venus - it was great.
They had a second gallery off the main one that had "war" art. I know they were trying to show the horrors of war by using child-like images in the uniforms and such. Problem is I'm a Dr. Who fan - so I looked at hubby and went "are you my mommy" and we both busted up. Not appropriate but if you understood the reference you and smiling right now. At that point we hustled out of there.
I did reward myself with food - good Polish food and a mixed drink but stayed within calories. I did come home and walk the dog, so even accomplished some cardio.
Now, the stress is off, the nervous energy is gone, and two days of no sleep has caught up. I will get caught up with everyone in the next few days. I promise! Thank you so much for all the well wishes and prayers. I'm too tired to strut right now but with some sleep, I'll be right back at it.
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