Tuesday, March 01, 2011
First, thanks for all the positive comments and suggestions about my v-log. Mental note to self (thanks JHADZHIA) to make sure that next time the TV and/or music is silent before I start. LOL. I had no idea how well the webcam mike would pick up sound from across the room until I heard the playback, and by then Sophie had had enough of the thigh-slapping ups and gone off to the sofa for a snooze, so no chance of a repeat performance. :-) Oh, and if anyone has Skype and a webcam and wants a video chat (or whatever it's called) sometime, do let me know. I downloaded Skype yesterday. :-)
Thanks everyone also for all your comments on my recent blogs, sparkpage and for my goodies. I'm still trying to catch up with you all individually, but I wanted you to know that your comments and support are always appreciated. :-)
Hey, check this out! These guys spent all day installing these bollards to prevent people from parking right on the pavement in front of the club, and now they're cleaning up, ready to go home. How long do you think it'll take before they realise where they parked their van? LOLOLOL
February No Scales Month didn't go according to plan. I gained a pound and a half, lost an inch around my thigh but gained an inch on my hips!!! Good grief! Waist and upper arm were no change, so all in all not quite the successful month I'd hoped it would be. C'est la vie! :-) Am feeding the tape measure to Sophie!
It didn't help, of course, succumbing to that cold/chest/sinus infection for the last ten days of so of the challenge, because I felt like I was doing quite well until that point. Still, that is all better now, apart from a slight residue of sinus issues, for which I have nasal spray, so I'm back on form for March (please don't let me saying that be a jinx! LOL).
Monthly figures for Feb are:
Strength trained for 30 mins 8 out of 12 times
Walked/Cardio 86.76 miles, and the target was 84 over the month.
Fruit and veg minimum 5 daily - 28/28
Water minimum 8 daily - 20/28
When my sinuses are really bad, cold water can make it worse, so had to cut down for a week, as I can't stand hot water without milk and a teabag in it. LOL
Calories in range 21/28.
Went under a few times while ill, and over twice, due to mini melton mowbray pork pies on one day and due to an attack of the munchies last night. LOL
Carbs in range 26/28
Under on both occasions that I missed the target, and both times were while poorly.
Fat in range 22/28
Went over, but only by teeny amounts most of the time. Went under twice while poorly.
Protein in range 23/28
Failed to make the minimum due to illness on those days.
Now for the Made Out Like A Bandit Retail Therapy... *grin*
In these days of up-to-my-eyes-in-bills, any retail therapy is strictly on-a-budget therapy, but you can still have fun. Today I raided the local RSPCA charity shop and came away with 5 CDs and a DVD for a total of £2.10!!! Yeehar!!! *grin*
Three CDs were 50p each:
Gabrielle's Rise album
Lighthouse Family Greatest Hits special edition
Everly Brothers Hits
The other 2, and the DVD were all newspaper freebies, so you get asked for a donation for those, so I gave 20p each for them:
Then film was the old classic Journey to the Centre of the Earth. The one with Treat Williams in it. *sighs with happy*
Exercise is back to normal. Today I walked Sophie, and did a run to Waitrose, then did 30 mins strength training. :-)
Hope you are all having a great start to March!
Monday, February 28, 2011
Introducing Sophie. :-) I got a web cam today, and this is my first attempt at using it. The quality is a bit iffy, but here goes. I hope this works! :-)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I do love beautiful buildings, especially when they have been lovingly restored. This is a beauty!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Here you go:
It is a double bed size.
This is the scallop edging:
Well, I got the blanket finished, which is good. I just wish this damnable cold would join it! :-) Instead of leaving, it has settled into my chest and sinuses. Charming! It even had the cheek to offer a month's rent, but I'm not falling for that, oh no! It has already been here for 8 days, which is more than enough. Time to leave Mr. Cold!!! You hear me? LOL
So, at least I listened to my body. I didn't specifically exercise at all this week, until today. My total general exercise: I walked to the doctor's Monday to drop off a repeat prescription, walked to Waitrose on Tuesday, walked to the Doctor's again on Wednesday, picked up my scrip and took it to the chemist, and on Thursday we went into town to pay a bill and give Tara the chance of some time out and about. Other than that, I've been at home, mostly crocheting, watching DVDs (One Foot in the Grave and Jonathan Creek mostly), and sleeping.
I managed to keep my food at sensible levels, even a tad on the low side at times, which isn't hard when you are trying to use your mouth to eat and breathe at the same time. LOL I did slip on Thursday, and came home with a Cornish Pasty and a Cornish Heavy Cake, but it was the first pasty for about three months, and the first heavy cake for donkey's years! I thoroughly enjoyed both, and they haven't killed my nutrition stats too badly, largely because I didn't eat them both on the same day. :-) In fact, the only bad day I have had this month was the day I ate two small pork pies for lunch. They are so expensive calories and fat-wise for what you get. Shocking!!! And sad, very sad! LOL
So, today I walked a mile with Leslie Sansone, and did the SP 20 Minute Dumbbell video and the ten minute Bootcamp Day 4 (core) video. I hope to have enough oomph to do a little more cardio later. Boy was I sweating at the end of that, and not feeling as good as I usually do, thanks to this dratted cold, but at least I felt up to doing it, which I haven't all week. :-)
I hope to spend a nice bit of my weekend catching up with everyone here. This last week I have signed in, spun the wheel and kept up with tracking my nutrition and steps, and that's all I've done Sparkwise, so my inbox is filled with emails. :-)
Hope everyone is well and I thank everyone for their support, kind words and goodies over the last week. It really helped. :-)
Very nearly at the end of the February No Scales Challenge. :-)
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