Sunday, March 28, 2010
Just as I got my chores done today, when hubby and I were ready to go outside and take a long walk at 1 P.M., it started to pour rain. LOL. And it rained and rained and rained all day until early evening so our walk was out.
Instead my son and I cleaned the 6 pet cages, cleaned the bathroom, and vacuumed. Not much fun but it needed done. We did a load of laundry too.
I had to switch to other cardio today as I did not want to use the treadmill as the pole barn was cold. I got a lot of cardio in and still got my minimum steps. My net carbs were almost at my limit so tomorrow I need to watch it.
Calories - 1474
Carbs - 156 (net - 140)
Fats - 67
Proteins - 78
Steps - 12,500
Miles - 5.13
Cardio Minutes - 180
Saturday, March 27, 2010
We slept in until 8 this morning and then I got up and made breakfast. My son made us all lunch before he headed to his friend's house for the day.
The sun was shining in the morning but it became windy and overcast. It was warm and in the mid 50's though so it was still nice. After lunch my hubby and I went for a really long walk. We walked in places we usually don't go. We checked out several of the big creeks around here and saw some gigantic raccoon footprints. The coons have been killing a lot of crawdaddies in the area. We also saw 2 turkeys. We ran into Daisy - part yellow lab, Hondo - blue healer, and Baby - chow. We fed them some leftovers we took with us. We found a tennis ball, a baseball, and a nice paiting tool that someone lost. My husband cleaned the latter up and it was good as new. We found a huge hole in the road which we marked as it could be dangeous as it is on a steep hill by our house.
The transplants are doing well in the green house. Everything is up but the impatiens. The lettuce in the garden is also doing well. More bushes are greening up and the daffodils, hyacinths, and grape hyacinths are still in full bloom. The crocus are almost done. The forstythia will be in full bloom soon.
My husband and I make huge grape vine wreaths to hang by my front portch and I decorate them for Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Xmas. Right now I am redoing my spring one as the silk flowers are getting tired. I took all the old flowers off today and am gathering up some flowers to decorate it with. For spring I like pink, purple, blue, and white with some greenery.
Calories - 1276
Carbs - 119 (net - 101)
Fats - 42
Proteins - 93
Steps - 20009
Miles - 8.21
Cardio Minutes - 130
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Such a foggy, soggy, gloppy, sloppy, mucky, sucky day. And it's windy too!! The pond is full. The creek is rising. The road down the hill is flooded. I may need to fire up the pontoon boat soon just to get around the yard. My waders are coming out.
Not a good day for walking outside at all. A treadmill day. And on treadmill days I do my minimum cardio walking and quit. Ugh. You know how I love, love, love the treadmill. In ways the treadmill is actually easier as there are no steep hills to climb like there are here but the monotony of it is mind numbing. I have tried watching TV, listening to music, fantasizing, and even hallucinating and nothing works for me. My husband used to come outside in the pole barn with me to entertain me when I was on the treadmill and I discovered that even he was boring in situations like this. Yawn. LOL. I have the attention span of a 3 year old.
I picked myself a humongous bouquet of daffodils yesterday. I have hundreds of daffodils. The old lady who lived here before us planted them all and she must have had a fetish for them.
I made a crummy discovery today. I sometimes check my pedometer for accuracy and had done 35 minutes of cardio and it registered 12 so I am getting ripped off. No wonder my legs feel like rubber sometimes. Oh well. I'm getting plenty of cardio so I'm not worried.
It's only March and I've already had a tick stuck in. Grrr. I hate those suckers.
My father is one of those people who changed careers over his lifetime. He wanted to be an architect but his parents were very religious and did not want him going to college. So as a young man he became a butcher in an Italian grocery store. A short time later he became a sewing machine mechanic in a factory that made seat covers for cars. And then finally, because he was very gifted and talented, he fulfilled his dream somewhat. He ended up designing and building homes, public buildings, and businesses. Throughout the years I always grew up seeing his drafting table and blueprints, even before he did this professionally so I was always intrigued by it. My mother and he divorced but she changed careers several times too. She was a professional seamstress, a model, a clerk in a high end formal wear store, an accountant, and finally a self employed business woman owning rental properties. So it was kind of natural for me to end up as a decorator for a while. I took courses in decorating and ended up being hired even before I graduated as my mother's boss at the time saw a project I did for college. I love architecture and there have always been homes in my area that I have been attracted to. I have very eclectic taste. 2 of the homes I love are a couple of miles from my home. One was formerly a one room school house and the exterior is very rustic and visually interesting to me. The other is a cedar A Frame that I also like. I had never seen the interiors of either until recently when they both went up for sale. I checked them out online and was disappointed in both. Most of the money had been spend on the exterior. The interiors were not my taste at all and would take major upgrades. The kitchens were terrible in both. Some of the rooms were so bizarre I had no idea what the purpose of them was. It might sound like I was disappointed but I was relieved that a house that I thought might be destined for me was really not. I am happy here.
As everyone knows I read a lot of blogs because I enjoy them. I see blogs of all kinds on any number of subjects. Some are motivational, some educational, some informative, and others are plain hilarious. I took the following link off of SHERYLDS blog. She is one of my favorite bloggers and if you have not checked her out you should as she always has a treat. This youtube video SHERYLD found showcases my new role model. I intend to be just like this geezerette at 80. Higher and wider. LOL.
Calories - 1296
Carbs - 100 (net - 93)
Fats - 67
Proteins - 65
Steps - 19035+
Miles - 7.81+
Cardio Minutes - 120
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday was a challenging day. After I ate a late lunch I was preparing to do my outdoor chores when my dental bridge fell out. LOL. I looked like something out of a horror flick or a meth addict. I am fortunate to have a good dentist who worked me in at 4:15 P.M. I had to leave at 3:30 while my poor son, who had to leave at 4:30 to teach a taekwondo class at 5, had to make supper for the 3 of us before he left. Of course the dentist gave me a list of things I could eat the next 2 days and they were a hypoglycemic's nightmare. I have not eaten many of them in years. Nothing my son could fix as he didn't have time or know how. I got home at the same time my hubby did and I made due with what my son had made. I had no desire to try the foods on the list and end up in a coma. I ground the pork tenderloin, sweet potato, and strawberries up he fixed the best I could and it took me a couple hours to eat it. LOL. Swelling and throbbing. Ouch.
So I didn't get as much exercise in Tuesday as I wanted to. Go figure. LOL.
I got so far behind on emails this week. I got through 199 Tuesday and still had 81 left. Sorry not to answer people sooner. Beat me. LOL.
Calories - 1336
Carbs - 104 (net - 84)
Fats - 61
Protein - 86
Steps - 16018
Miles - 6.57
Cardio - 123 minutes
Today I made soup in the crock pot because I am still not allowed to eat anything sticky, chewy, gooey, doughy, hard, etc. You know what I mean, no food. LOL. What does that leave? Mushy, creamy, liquid?
I was outside doing chores today and saw my first snake of the season. Sunning on the overflow tube on our dam. Ick. I hate snakes. Please no lectures from snake lovers. You can have all my snakes if you want them. Please, take my snakes.
My son and I were planning a trip to the metro east area tomorrow but he has been scheduled to work for the next 2 days. He has 2 really crummy work assignments so it is disappointing for him. His box came to pack up his damaged laptop and it took him a half hour to pack it the way Dell wanted it packed. Do not drop your lap top. Laptops do not like it.
Calories - 1227
Carbs - 134 (net - 105)
Fats - 42
Proteins - 75
Steps - 21, 501
Miles - 8.82
Cardio Minutes - 138
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