I don't think about it often, but my DH and I are both veterans. We met in Japan where we were serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was drafted and I joined the Army to have them put me thru Nursing School. I was a Private First Class for 4 years while attending the University of Maryland School of Nursing. When I graduated I was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant and served at Fort Ord California for 6 months before being sent to Japan. I worked in the Intensive Care Unit with soldiers who had been wounded in Vietnam. And let me tell you at age 21 I really grew up. These fellows (most of them under 20 years old) had their lives changed forever by what they had seen and been thru. Most of us don't realize what joining the military means when we do it...but we learn quickly and quickly grow up to the task. We need to remember and thank every veteran we know for the job they did.
I've been struggling a little since I hurt my back cleaning the garage on Friday. When I'm having back pain everything slows down and I get hungry. I have been walking with Leslie Sansone but can't do my shred right now. I did my strength exercises with my DH yesterday but I couldn't put everything into it.
I've been hungry for about 3 days also. I think its psychological. When my back acts up I get depressed. So I just have to work thru it. I'm trying to drink water but its not as good as in the summertme. I don't like drinking water when it is cold. Any suggestions anyone!
Life goes up and life goes down. When its down, it's up ... to us to get it up again!
Saturday we went to the Pot Luck at the mountain school "Stove Prairie School" and met some of the neighbors as well as the volunteer firefighters. We really enjoyed it and DH's salad went over really well with the chili.
Sunday it was beautiful, so I walked about 2 miles up the hill with my Dear Dog.
I ate a little too much on Saturday because of snacks. I need to drink water instead.
I had quite a day yesterday. I went to the Rec Center and tried out a swimming training session provided by Swimplan.com. I found out about this website from a blog on Spark People and I thought I'd give it a try. I really enjoyed it. It made my time swimming go really quickly and fun. I'm probably imagining it, but it seemed like my strokes were smoother after doing the drills.
When I got back, DH said he would like to work on cleaning out the garage instead of working on the basement....so we cleaned out the garage. I worked for about 2 1/2 hours with him which was 1 1/2 hours too much for my back. I really felt badly the rest of the day. But heat and Aleve did its trick and a couple of hours later I felt good enough to do my shopping.
I bought 3 pound dumbbells ... I can't believe how much heavier they are than the 2 pound dumbbells I have been using. I also bought a Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds DVD to use at the cabin when its too snowy to walk outside.
I have really been having fun the last 3 evenings. I have had clothing stored in 3 different closests in 3 different phases of my recent life. My bedroom had sizes 22 and 24, my office had sizes 20 and 22 and my guest bedroom had sizes 16 and 18. So I went shopping!
I started by putting the 22's and 24's down in the basement! Definately drowning in those.
All of the 20's fit and most of the 18's fit so I have a new wardrobe! fun, fun, fun!