Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Day 103 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak)
Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) ⊗ 13 minutes 62 calories burned
My husband went to see the podiatrist this morning and he will need foot surgery in December. He took some junk to the recycling center and got $6 and we bought more cases of canned food. Last year during his surgery, he didn't have a pay check coming in and we lived off of our savings.
I got $100 gift card to KMart from doing Swagbucks and will spend that to buy some clothes and maybe boots for the winter. We will see. I don't like some of the styles that stores carry because I am obese and they make me look wider.
I know now why canned goods were 47 cents a can, why we got a good deal on the recycled metal and why I have $100 to spend at KMart. I am frugal and plan to buy things when they are on sale. I also get 10 Swagbucks for coupons I use on grocery items, I just have to download the coupons from the Swagbucks site. Also the $100 will count in the KMart rewards program as cash and I will then have the amount of the points to use as cash. These things will also help in the future while hubby is off work.
I will be looking at ad inserts with my Sharpie in hand to mark good sales and then going to get the items.
Today, a couple from church dropped by. They have just moved and I gave some Barkeepers Friend to my friend to use on her glass-topped stove. I also use rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to clean mine. I told them about the canned vegetable sale too, it is at our local Weis grocery store if you have one in your area.
My husband is now reading nutrition labels since he is on two pills now for high blood pressure. He has stopped buying salty snacks like potato chips and Chex mix, but I will have to wait and see if he still buys cracker cuts of cheese and ring bologna. I can see that God is working things out for me and my diet because there will be money for veggies and good, nutritious food. I know canned foods have a lot of salt in them, but in the winter the prices go up and when a snow is predicted, people hit the grocery stores like they are going to close up. This winter, my husband will be on crutches while I am the one out driving and lugging in the stuff to eat. I am going to make it easy on myself and I thank God that all of these things are happening now while I have my husband able-bodied and helping me to lay in a supply.
Psalm 68:19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Day 101 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak)
Walking: 2 mph (30 minutes per mile) ⊗ 174 minutes 833 calories burned
Today was the first day of the Great Frederick County Fair. I have been to the fair in my home county (Garrett County), but never to this one. We had roast beef sandwiches and fries for supper. They didn't have any horseradish sauce or condiments for the sandwiches or ketchup for the French fries.
I also tried a fried Oreo. My son and his girlfriend had a beer and got popcorn and fried turkey legs. We rode on the ferris wheel and looked at beef cattle, horses, sheep, goats, rabbits and chickens and pigs. There was a birthing center and a cow had a calf, but we missed that.
We had a good time and my feet are tired and a little sore. We took Princess for a walk when we came home after our son gave her and the cat a taste of the turkey leg meat.
I counted everything I had eaten today and this will be one day I will remember. I haven't been to a fair since I was a teenager.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Day 100 of exercise in 2014 (not a streak)
Heavy Cleaning or house cleaning ⊗ 66 minutes 615 calories burned
My son is having a friend stay here tonight. My son, husband and son's friend went to a ball game. I pulled out my Dyson to vacuum and it just quit on me. I emptied the dirt cup, put in clean filters and took the beater bar off and cleaned it. It worked then, but when I wanted to use the edge attachment, I had no suction.
So I brought up the Dirt Devil from the basement and used it. I have to change over the hose on it to do edging. Well, it is done and I also cleaned the microwave inside and out. I am beat. It never takes me this long to do the main level of the house.
Princess got after the edging wand and upset the vegetable bin which had potatoes and onions in it, so I had that to clean up too. What a workout doing what should have been a simple chore! Say goodnight, Mrs. Murphy (Murphy's law-If anything can go wrong, it will). My grandmother was a Murphy before she married my grandfather, so I guess it is hereditary, lol.
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