Finally, I got to go for a walk outside today. It has been over 6 weeks of cold and I don't do well in the cold. Today was so inviting....the sun peeked out for an hour this afternoon about 3:30 and I said to DH (we were watching golf)....I just have to go.
So I bundled up real good and away I went.
Oh, how I have missed that feeling of breathing deeply...the fresh air was cold, but so invigorating.
About half way through my predetermined route...I remembered my dear Aunty Kay.
She loved the outdoors and was my mentor in that area of my life when I was young.
She had told me that when I was walking, I was to make sure I didn't drop my dime!
I chuckled as this memory came to mind.
Treadmills are OK....but never as good being outdoors.
Have a good week everyone....my weigh-in is tomorrow morning...and I'm always
apprehensive on Sunday night.
When I was a little girl, during WW2....my mom would feed me porridge almost every day. OH, how I hated it. It was gluey, yucky and heavy. I would smother it with brown sugar just so I could get it down. And sometimes gagged even then.
As a teen I would not eat it...and very, very rarely have I eaten porridge since then.
That is until I restarted SparkPeople again in earnest on Jan 1 of this year.
I tried steel cut oats.
I tried a few ideas I found on Sparkpeople.
I adapted a little to fit into my life.
And as I sat eating my 'Porridge' this morning, my dear Mom came to mind, I teared up and I thought 'thank you Mom'. I am really enjoying this bowl of nutritious goodness.
So maybe the moral to this story, is to try and use some of the good advice your Mom (or Dad) told you when you were very young. It just might apply in your life today.
Well, it's Thursday and still too cold for me to walk outside.
Tried it last week and my lungs paid for it.
Sooooo....I gotta' wait it out.
Have been having pain and deep intense aches in my left hip and upper back these past couple weeks. Not sure if it is from doing too much dancing or what. I sure hate it when I can't do my boogie-ing...but I've been good the past 3 days, and it's seems to be getting a little better. So I'll see what this coming week brings.
Am making a corn chowder this afternoon, after my DH finishes fixing one of the switches on the stove. One of my favourite cold weather recipes. Just got a call from my granddaughter....had a nice long chat...updating me on my little great GD...her picture is on my Sparkpage.
I seem to have passed a milestone re my new eating habits.
I'm not snitching sweets anymore, and I can't really say why, it's just that
I'm finally aware of my responses to difficult moments in life....and coping with them with food. And then I would get even more depressed that I gave in and it starts all over again.
Well, it has been a difficult week.
Back pain most of the week.
Didn't do much cardio, a little but not much.
Today is my first day without pain for over a week, and I so
want to get going...but I'm going to wait until tomorrow.
Just to be on the safe side....'cause I have a tendency to
over do things too much.
Also weigh in tomorrow morning, again not expecting any change
downward, but we'll see.
It's still minus 3C here and that's still to cold for me
to exercise outside. Will be so very happy when it warms
up. Looking at the wall when on my treadmill is getting very