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Tuesday's testings

Monday, August 09, 2010

In spite of myself, I haven't done too badly so far today: I ate a good breakfast, not bad at lunch, had red pepper slices for snack (along w/some Provolone cheese!) and used the treadmill and did a few other exercises before sweeping and mopping the kitchen and breakfast room floors.

I'm trying to get myself up and either sew (I haven't worked on Katie's dress for a few days), or do other needle handwork.....I have several things I'd really like to get completed. BUT (and yes, mine is large) I'm feeling lazy. I'm trying to decide whether I should do one of the aforementioned things, or just chill with a good book on the patio swing. sigh. Sometimes it IS good to just chill out awhile. I'm reading Joel Rosenberg's "Epicenter". It's non-fiction, and is gripping, just like his "The Last Jihad" series is. I highly recommend all six books.

Today is my emoticon and I'm glad I've continued with it. I learn so much, and gain so much support from the articles and what other folks have to say. THANK YOU! I do wish I hadn't been such a lazy, emotional eater/(non)exerciser for so much this past 12 months, because if I'd done better I'd be at my ultimate goal by now! Oh, well, I've learned things about myself, and am back at work on reinforcing good habits and leaving behind bad ones.

It's a beautiful day outside, altho the humidity is beginning to rise again. I know, six months ago I was complaining about being tired of the snow and cold. I really do appreciate living where the seasons definitely change, and I'm looking forward to going to the beach in a matter of weeks - most kids will be back in school by the time I go, so it should be a little more peaceful. LOL I'm looking forward to long walks in the sand at the water's edge.....I enjoy doing that, and, I read recently, it's really good for the leg muscles. Hey, get your exercise wherever you can!

Speaking of school, my DH and I are looking forward to helping in our grandsons' classes again this year. We had such a good time last year, and the teachers and kids appreciate our help.

Have a great rest-of-the-day, y'all.

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IUHRYTR 8/9/2010 4:01PM

    New beginnings, even a year later are encouraged. Keep a positive attitude and take it one day at a time. -- Lou

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Friday's musings updated

Saturday, August 07, 2010

I'm quite 'up' this morning - hopefully it'll last all day. emoticon

Yesterday I worked on or completed all the things on my to-do list. While I'm not writing one down for today, (trying to be a little more spontaneous today), I do want to sew more on Katie's dress. I made the buttonholes yesterday (always a challenge), and am starting on the sleeves. They have tucks on the shoulders, which make the tops of the sleeves stand up a little. Really cute.

I also added several rows to her sweater while tv watching last night. I hate to just sit and do nothing. And I need to start the crocheted Christmas ornaments I'm making the grandkids. There are four ornaments, and I'm making one for each child each of four years, so that at the end, each of the grands will have four different ones. They're animals, an elf, and a snowman. Really cute and not all that difficult.

I'm also nearly to the end of the book "Public Enemies" - tells of the start of the FBI. Interesting reading. Mostly I just read it while going slower on the treadmill (since I can't read while going faster, I pray).

It's supposed to be a nice day today - not grossly humid and temps in the mid-80's I think.

Have a great start to your weekend!

Afternoon: we ran our errands and then bowled a couple of games each. My first game was good, the second was my 'normal' (which averages around 90 points). We enjoyed ourselves very much and got exercise while doing it.

Have a great weekend, y'all

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IUHRYTR 8/7/2010 3:15PM

    Having fun is important. Good for you. -- Lou

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SASKATIA 8/7/2010 8:42AM

  Sounds like a nice relaxing day. Make sure to have lots of fun.

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Start of another day

Friday, August 06, 2010

I just finished breakfast, and am spending a few minutes on SP before getting on the treadmill. I know, walking outdoors would be less boring, but I don't handle heat and humidity well, so use the treadmill. It's not totally boring - I read a little while walking slower, and pray while going faster. Rarely, I watch something on TV, usually a movie. Those oldies are often good.

I made a list last night of things to do/work on today, including sewing more on Katie's dress, and cleaning up my coupon file. emoticon Let's see how well I actually do. emoticon

Mentally, I'm 'up' today, which should help to carry me a long ways. I'm thankful to my Spark friends (and others) for your support. You don't know how much it means to me.

The humidity is supposed to recede a bit today (I sure hope so), but the respite will be short-lived. Oh well, it could be worse - I could still be living in the tropics!

Have a GREAT day, everyone.

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IUHRYTR 8/6/2010 7:31PM

    I can relate to the heat and humidity. At 6:30 tonight it was still 91 degrees here in Central FL. Way too hot to do anything strenuous outside. Good for you using the treadmill and getting in a workout. emoticon -- Lou

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PEGGYJEAN13 8/6/2010 8:18AM

    "Up" days do a lot for motivation. You seem to have a good routine so I'm looking for good results for you but the scale is not the only ruler as you know. Have a good Friday!

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...off the wagon (updated)

Thursday, August 05, 2010

It's evening now, and I've stayed within my calorie range for the day, even allowed myself a couple of hundred for a snack later. Late evenings are tough for me, but planning calories such that I CAN snack in the eve probably works better for me than just trying to gut it out....pardon the pun.

Tomorrow's another day. I'm planning for it to be another successful day. BTW, I spent a total of 2 hours doing heavy cleaning - between the shelter and my house. Ouch! Just broke my arm patting myself on the back.


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PEGGYJEAN13 8/5/2010 5:48PM

    You are looking ahead and that means you won't have to give up your late night habit. Great plan!

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HANNAHEP 8/5/2010 5:45PM

    congrats on staying within your calorie range. I know that I often go weeks ignoring sparkpeople/my health....then i have a day where I stay in that "golden range" and really feel proud of myself. Good luck to you tomorrow, and all the days (and temptations) after!

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Oops! Fell off the wagon

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I 'fell' ('jumped' ?) off the healthy-living wagon for several weeks: not exercising, eating whatever struck my fancy. And yes, I gained some pounds. sigh. I plan to spend time today figuring out WHY I let myself do that, and also to resume healthier eating and exercising.

Breakfast was multi-bran Chex and a nectarine. A good start. Now to plan out the rest of the day's eating. When I get home from cleaning the kitten room at the shelter, I plan to vigorously do some housework, which accomplishes 2 things at once.

We had our grandsons most of yesterday, taking them swimming in the morning. It is a private pool that we have access to, and thus had the pool to ourselves most of the time. That was good because the boys (ages 6 and 10) like to SPLASH! We all had a really good time. Later this month we're going to take them to Dayton, OH to the Air Force museum at Wright-Patterson AFB. DH and I have been there once - but never even finished walking the whole museum (it's HUGE) - and want the boys to see all the neat stuff. We'll be staying in a place w/an indoor pool, and have promised the boys swim time. emoticon

Time to head to the shelter. Have a great day, y'all.

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PEGGYJEAN13 8/5/2010 6:02PM

    Good to hear from you. This time you will get the results you want!

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IUHRYTR 8/5/2010 3:18PM

    New beginnings are allowed and encouraged. Hang in there one day at a time. -- Lou

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RAINBOW3708 8/5/2010 7:14AM

  Welcome back! I'm just getting back on myself.

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AMBERZADE 8/5/2010 7:07AM

    I think what counts is that you got on the wagon. emoticon

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