It is a beautiful day today.Bill stopped by earlier and took al covers off outside plants.We are finished with cold weather for at least a week.
As you can see I did ok yesterday. So far today is also doing well. But it is usually at last minute that I mess up. So I can't say for sure until the end of the day.
I have good news about Wicked. Altho I am going to be out some big bucks for the original tickets I now have new ones that are even better.Closer to the stage and on Valentines Day. So looks like this is going to be Angels lucky day as I am giving them to her and Brianna.
I am still not going to Orlando as it would be too much for me to go over there and come back same day. So Bill will go by himself.I am a little sad to be left out but it can't be helped.Landon will have grandma's all over the place. Maybe next year.
I got the new issue of Good Housekeeping and there is the big article on spark.We sure are getting seen in more places.
Bill is bowling in a couple of tournaments just north of us about an hour away. I have a friend that I met at a TOPS convention many years ago that lives up that way.Because of health issues for both of us we haven't seen each other in a couple of years now.We use to meet half way for lunch a few times every year. SO when he bowls on Sunday I will drop him off and then go meet my friend for lunch..She has done great and has lost 70 #. It will be nice to see her.
I used a leftover chicken breast and made chicken salad for lunch. I counted all calories and then weighed the whole thing and figured out how many calories per ounce. Had enough for two days.
Ok I need to work on grocery list. Have a great day everyone.
Ok Lets get the bad stuff over with
Not happy about it but sh-t happens.But not tonight.His butt is in trouble for sure.
I have been very tired all day.I have days like this sometimes. I did not want to exercise this morning but pushed myself to room. I ended up getting a lot done.I even added a new segment of another tape. I gave away most of my regular Richard tapes except for 3 that had stuff I could do from a chair.Just leave out the leg part.I found one I forgot about that had 10 minutes of arms exercises.So I added it to the bunch. So I got all my exercises done.I will do some stretching later. I got in 10 minutes of stretches during commercials on Biggest Loser. They had a lot on the contestants lives and problems. I am not fond of all the crying they have on their. We all do our share of crying but I think they show too much.Thats just me.
We are getting warmer every day.I will soon take the plants we brought inside back out on patio. I dread seeing how my desert roses made out.It has taken me years to get them as large as they are. I am hoping for the best.
I just noticed that the large orchid has a new blooms on lower left side. This isn't the best pic but maybe you can see it
Well folks can't think of anything else.Very quiet day which I do like. Have a wonderful day my friends
The sun is shining and it is warming up.Plus I woke up to hearing birds singing outside my window.Doesn't get much better than that. Unless you count
I was well in my range again.That sure is a good inspiration.
I got all my exercises done except for the TaiChi type ones that I will do later.
Here is a wrap-up of how I did this morning.
1. 15 minutes of Sit and be Fit
2. 5 minutes of Sit and be Fit
3. 12 minutes of Sit and be Fit
4. 12 minutes of Richard Simmons
5. 15 minutes of Richard Simmons
It took 5 tapes to get done what I wanted but that's fine.I have 3 other tapes I use too. I don't do these non stop.I have to take several bathroom breaks plus I get a breather between swapping out tapes. Plus this doesn't count the weights that I lift sporadically that sit by my computer.
I also have my weekly pot of soup cooling on stove so I can bag it. Won't know the calories until I could the cups and then I will know.
I also have written in my gratitude journal and that is done.
Lunch of soup and salad is over and I am ready for a nap. The perks of not working are that you can take a nap whenever you want.
Oh I forgot to say that the domino's game that we played this past weekend was very sad.Bill beat me so bad.I got caught with a record amount of points when we only had 3 sets to go. That pretty much sealed my fact.But I was a good sport and played it out to the end knowing I had no chance. I am not a quitter but I was so glad when the game finally ended
He "almost" felt sorry for me.
Have a great day my friends and beat your Food Demon.
I didn't just beat him.I tore his Butt up. The best calorie count in a very long time.Will work on doing the same tonight. The grilled turkey burger and grilled veggies helped.I even had a lot of veggies left over to bag to add to my soup. So it was good all over.
I have all my exercises done for the day.I do plan on doing a stretching tape later in the day.Either just before supper or after. I like the new Sit and be Fit DVD as it has several things on it I can do. I do a lot of mix and match. To get my exercises done I use 7 different tapes. A little on one a little on another. So if you have some tapes laying around and not using them because you can't do everything stop.Take time to go thru them and pick out segments you can do. If you can't stand and only have regular tapes you can still do some things on them.You just do all the arm movements.It can be done. It might take some time to go thru them but it will be worth it.
It is still cold but suppose to warm up.Angel called me to tell me some of schools sent kids home so they could turn heat off.They were notified that power system can't provide enough power.I have never heard of that before and I worked in a power plant for 21 years. Brown outs happen but this is unusual. But it will be near 70 by the weekend so problem will be solved.
Ok I have a few little projects I want to work on while I watch the soaps.
It is a chilly but sunny day. Just a few more days and it will start warming up.
First we will get the bad over and done with and put it behind me.It is a new day.
I have started the day good.Even did some exercises. I received the 2 DVD's I ordered.One is just a DVD of the sitting Richard Simmons that I have.I wanted it as a back up. But the other is a new DVD of Sit and Be Fit..It is for people with arthritis and has a bonus of the original session at the end. This is all gentle movements. The two I use now only has 5 min each that I do.This has much more.But movement is movement.. So i have a very big variety of stuff I can do.Some I only do 5 mins and some 15 and some more.I mix and match. After each one I rewind to where I start so I am ready to go the next time.By checking out the new DVD I did 1.5 hours this morning in segments.I keep a pad and pencil and keep track of how long I do each one. Some I can just use the timer on player but some I use a stop watch as I skip parts I can't do.I stop the time as I pass over some sections and only time what I actually do.i have a bad neck so I don't do those and some leg ones even if they are from a chair. I wanted to do a video of the tapes but since they are copyrighted I don't think I can.But I may be able to show me doing some parts with TV in sight and that should be legal. I will think about it.
I didn't sleep too well last night but still better than when I was having the severe joint pain at night.That has gotten better.Thankfully as I was really suffering.I still have a lot of joint pain but the night pain is much better. But it is always something.Last night it was restless leg.Just felt like leg had butterflies in it.Forget sleeping I got up.Then when I went back to bed I started getting a charlie horse in my foot ankle and shin.I don't get it in calf like normal people. Finally everything eased up and I got some scattered sleep. I will be taking a nap soon.
When I got up I watched some of a program about a woman that has no legs and 2 kids. I have seen stuff on her before.I even saw one before she had any kids. This lady is so amazing. Makes me ashamed to complain. She takes care of her family and walks on her hands or uses a skateboard. Watching her in kitchen working from a stool was jaw dropping. Just another reason to count my blessings.No matter how bad a time I am having there is always someone who has it worse.
My daughter Angel now is reading my blogs.She left a very sweet comment on yesterday's blog.I told her I might have to stop talking about her. She wanted to know what I was saying.I told her I probably said she was a pain from time to time. She took it well.I asked if she had read many and she said only a few because if I was having a bad day it made her cry. I thought that was so sweet. There are mothers whose children could care less about what happens to them but I am blessed to have children that care very much about me.It is a good feeling.
Well I am on the tired side so I think this would be a good time for a nap.I have been long winded enough today.
Stay warm and stay focused.This is our year to succeed.