The sun is shining and the birds are singing.Doesn't get much better than that.
First I want to share a funny with you. I wasn't too happy when it happened but still had to laugh. Bill has his morning routine like most of us do.His alarm which is way too far away for me to reach goes off about 5:45 am. Sometimes he turns it off before it goes off. Well it rang this morning and it is low. He gets up and heads to couch where he usually lays on for a few minutes before hitting the shower. He was only gone about a minute and the stupid alarm started blasting.Of course he comes running to shut it off. Then he leaves again.And ofcourse my heart is thumping as it scared me the second time.So he is gone about another minute or so and you guessed it.That darn thing went off again.So he comes running in but this time it won't shut off. Now I am laughing at him. He finally pulled the plug and left again. Soooooo In about a minute or so it goes off again. Needless to say I am still laughing but he isn't. The clock has a battery back up.This time he took it with him and pulled out batteries. He felt bad it had woke me up and also scared the heck out of me. I couldn't be mad as it really was funny. OK I have been told I have a strange since of humor. And that was how my morning started. I did finally get back to sleep for awhile.
I got all my exercises done including my weights and all of my new Zookinesis weight loss tape. I am now doing over an hour almost every day. It isn't non stop as I take potty breaks plus I get a minute to rest inbetween tapes. I don't get started til 10 or later so I don't eat lunch til close to 1.That is good as I have less time between lunch and supper.
Even tho I had a bad afternoon yesterday I was still able to stay in my calorie range by having soup and salad again for supper. Good thing I like my soup and salad. I have always liked soup but I never ate salads like I do now.
Two of my spark pals told me they heard my zookinesis mentioned somewhere else on Spark. That was kewl. I wonder if they heard it from me or if someone else is doing them. I looked around a little but didn't see anything anywhere.
Ok I hope all are doing well. We are suppose to have warmer weather and be in the 70's by this weekend.
Just running late today.
Did anyone see Dr Oz today. It was his 100th show and his audience was all people who lost 100# plus. And of course his guest was sweet Richard Simmons. He really does not look well.
It was an interesting show.
I did not beat my food demon last night but only by a small amount. Hopefully I will tonight.
I usually don't have trouble during the day but I did this afternoon. After I took a long nap it was time for Bill to get home.I wasn't feeling so good so I got him before he got home to tell him I wasn't fixing supper. Every man for himself. I knew it would be easier to fix something filling yet low calories for me. So I have plenty left now for a good snack. Smelling Bills grilled ham and cheese sandwich was torture tho. But my homemade soup saved me.
Bill brought me more tomatoes and cucumbers.My other go to foods.
I really love my new zookinesis tapes. I finally got all of his cats names. The cats are Marcel,Floyd,Bobbi,and Nathan who has a bob tail. I think it was so kewl that he left the cats in the dvd's. It was also cute to actually see Bob Klein smile as he usually is stone faced. But I have done almost all of each new tape.The tapes are 48 minutes long and I did 40 minutes.
I was watching a local program this morning and they had the man that played the part of the Wizard in the play Wicked. I didn't recognize him til they showed a clip of when he was on TV. He was on Threes Company for 8 years.He was John Ritters best friend on the show. That was interesting.
Ok A very quiet day here. Still cold for us but will be in the 70's this weekend.
Hope you all had a good day and that tomorrow is also good.
PS I tried to touch base with everyone yesterday but if I missed anyone please know I read all comments and appreciate all of you so much
I was just too pooped to even go near the computer when we got home last night. It was after 8pm and we left house around noon.
We went to the musical play Wicked. I didn't take the wheel chair as it's so big and heavy. I felt I could get around with my walker.Which I did but that was tiring. From valet to inside was an uphill walk which was interesting.Then of course where we had to go was on opposite side of building. Then we weren't sure how to get to door without trying to navigate 3 sets of steps. But I must say the ushers were wonderful.A lady on an upper level saw our puzzled looks and came and suggested we go up her small But steep ramp and go in her door and them down inside hall. Sounded great but from that door to our seats was a very steep decline. Walking downhill hurts knees more.But we made it. BUT At intermission I just had to go to bathroom.SO back up the but same lady was a gem.She not only escorted us to bathroom clearing a path.She took me and 2 others that were in long line to front of line.It was a handicap bathroom and we were suppose to have it before others.I felt strange jumping in front but there were two big signs saying preference to to be for handicap first. She even stayed and waited with Bill to clear path back.
The play was good.Bill would only give it a 7 and I really only gave it an 8 or maybe a 10. Some parts were a little boring.When the group sang I had a hard time understanding them. I am going to have to dig out my book as I don't remember the ending they should.But it was entertaining.
Next we went to Cracker Barrel for supper. I don't do it anymore but I know how to cook southern and it lacks a little.But it comes close. I decide to have some fried cat fish and that wasn't a good choice at first. After I ate a couple of bites off end I saw the rest if fish was raw on one side. It wasn't just not cooked well it was completely raw on bottom half.The poor waitress was so embarrassed. New full cooked was brought to table by manager.When we got bill we saw we were not charged for the soup we had.But the pinto beans and cabbage I got were good.Under seasoned but good. Altho the fish was fried the sides were all good choices and even soup was cabbage soup. I did have 1 biscuit.
Next we stopped at where else Wal-Mart. I decided to go ahead and get another 2 quart crock pot. Actually it was Bill's idea. The two small ones will work better for daily use.I use crock pots at least twice a week. I thought they were cheap. Just $11. I am going to use them today. I thought up a new way to cook chicken in them when I was waking up this morning. I often get ideas for meals when I am in that inbetween stage of not quite awake yet.
I was tempted by a new potato chip I saw.Baked Lays parmesan and Tuscan herb. I did get some and most of bag is still in bag. I just had one handful to see what they tasted like. They are in back cabinet and probably will go home with Angel.
It may not sound like it but I did watch what I ate and stayed in my range altho on high side.
I even got in an hour of exercise before we left yesterday. I do like the new zookinesis for weight loss tape. The stomach muscles get a work out if I do whole tape. I do skip neck and most leg exercises.
I want to thank everyone for all the comments I got on my spark page and my blog. I will try to respond as best I can. I have so many emails to get to.
I do not recommend taking a free day like I did. In the 1 1/2 years I have been on Spark this is first time I did it.I have had bad days where I went over and days when I knowingly ate what I shouldn't But to take one day and just not think ( or rather drive myself nuts)about what I was going to eat or when I was going to eat and count all calories and let food rule my day. But it was what I needed to do. I am back on track and have no plans to do it again. But I was just at the end of my rope and for me it was to take a real break for just one day . And to not feel guilty about it. But I am back to normal or as normal as I can do.
I didn't see any of olympics last night except for the womens skiing ceremony. I was pleased to see the one american girl did place her hand on her heart .I think the American gold medal winner was too emotional to even think straight.The one girl was so cute too as she was actually singing along with the song. i was glad that Canada also got a medal .Those mogul runs are rough on the bodies.
I can't help but feel sorry for family of young man that died.To have to see your son die is horrible. It upset me to see it. Having lost a son I can relate somewhat.
Well my friends I need to get busy with my other Sparking.The sun is shining but temp was 38 a few minutes ago. That is cold here. Too cold for me.I am spoiled I am staying right here where it is nice and warm.
The roses Bill got me have open up and are so pretty.These pictures make them look all pink but the body of them is more a cream color. They are large ones.
Ok Have a great day and thanks again for all your support and encouragement. With you guys behind me I have no choice but to be successful
I have been thinking about what I was going to say but I will only say part of it. I am very pi--ed. The missing letters are s. It is always disappointing to gain or not lose but when we know we haven't done good that week we feel we deserve it.BUT When we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we should have a loss and we don't it really stinks. Plus it sure knocks the crap out of our motivation. I should have had a loss and I am not taking it well. As we were shopping and I saw all these great goodies I kept saying to myself.Why am I missing out on this stuff.But I passed by the stuff. And then when I came across some malt balls and saw they have even made those more tempting.Did you know they now come in peanut butter reeses cup flavor I almost fell off my cart. And what did I do.I passed them bye kicking and complaining the whole time. I love Valentines day but candy and sweet wise it is the absolute worse for me. Every where I looked. I did not get out of store unscathed tho. I relented at the checkout.There at eye level was the creme eggs. I got 2. Then low and behold another of my all time favorites that I rarely ever see anymore was yelling my name.A Zero bar. And I answered.
So much for will power. After I got home I had 1 of the eggs and the other egg and Zero bar are in back freezer. I give myself a few points for not eating it all.Altho I do wonder why I didn't.
Then we went to lunch and again I was saved even tho I honestly didn't want to be. I picked a great place that has a sandwich plate with huge slices of liverwurst.A million calories there.But it was so crowded we didn't stay and went to our regular lunch place. I got a small giro wrap which wasn't bad but I had fries.My own fries.After our food came Bill said we could have shared one order of fries. I told him maybe in his dreams.I wasn't sharing my fries with no one.His answer was OHHHKAAAY. So I didn't have a hugh calorie sandwich but I did have the fries I have been wanting for days and days. I also made up my mind this morning I am not counting a single calorie today.I am taking a break today.I am sick of counting every blessed bite I eat. I will go back to it tomorrow but not today.I told you I was pi--ed .
I will get back to doing what I was doing tomorrow but I just don't have the heart to do it today.Altho I am in a rotten mood if you haven't already figured that out I did exercise this morning before we left. I have exercised every day not matter how crappy I felt. It better show next week.
We went to Wal-Mart and we know what I do there.I buy. I went to get another crock pot. I want to have 2 small ones to use. One of the ones I have has 3 different sizes you can use in it. But the base is large so when I use the 2 quart bowl in it and the other regular size I have it takes up so much room.So I bought a small 2 quart that has a small base. So I basically have 2 that I can use the 2 quart size and fix mine in one and Bill's in other.If we have company I will use the larger one for them. I also bought myself 2 pairs of long pants. Those I needed as the ones I have are about worn out. I just tried them on and I have to shorten them and put just a small piece of elastic in front of waist. That is another point of aggravation.Other people lose 50# and they lose clothes sizes. I lose 50# and I don't lose any. UGH Oh well Like I tell my kids.Life is not fair. I also got 3 blouses that were on sale for $7.Oh I forgot.I also got another frying pan for kitchen. I have 2 good ones that are small and one good big one.But I needed an in between size. So I did get some good stuff at Wal-Mart. But Boy those malt balls sure looked so good.
I did beat the food demon again last night and again I was not at the top range. The spread is slowly getting wider. I am at 29 and he is at 13. He only beat me once this past week. I am not counting today as anything.It is give myself a break day.
Ok I have vented and complained enough.The groceries are still waiting to be put up. I did get another of that fruit. Bill almost croaked when cashier asked him if he knew how much it was. I knew but didn't tell him.It was $6 for that stupid thing. I found one that was ripe.I won't get anymore but I wanted one ripe just once.I know I am on the crazy side at times.
Well I have talked about being pi--ed so much I need to go pea. I know I spelled that wrong.Our censors block some strange words sometimes.
Ok now that I have been a pain in the butt I will say good bye. And if I lose this before it posts I may throw computer out the window. Did I mention this is not my best day.
No rain today tho.But cold.
Whew I feel so much better. It is kinda like when I get real mad which is rare.If I get mad I say my piece and then I am over it.I don't stay mad or keep chewing on it. Same thing here.I have spit out my frustration and it is over with. .I can get back to doing what I need to do.
Hope you guys are having a good day.The rest of mine should go smoothly now
It has been raining all day and will continue. On the bright side it is suppose to stop tonight and sunshine tomorrow. I sure hope so. We cancelled all shopping plans for today. Bill will pick me up some tomatoes and cucumbers on his way home from bowling. I should get a real nice nap today.
I was very surprised with my sleeping last night. Between 1 am and 6 am I only woke up once. For me that is awesome.
I did beat my Food Demon last night and I was not at the top of my range. That felt good. But it wasn't easy.
I am quite proud of fact I did almost all of the new Zookinesis tape. I only skimmed thru it yesterday and didn't realize his other cat made an appearance too.This one was a yellow tabby.It jumped up in his lap too trying to get him to pet him.It was so cute. Between the two DVD's I have seen 4 different cats. He is suppose to be a big animal lover and his cats all look very healthy and they sure love him. I didn't realize it until I finished that I did 46 minutes. The weight loss tape is very similar to others with a lot of same moves with a few new ones.He just does them a little faster. I had to skip neck and some leg moves.I hurt my neck years ago in the power plant.
Wow The rain is very heavy outside. Bill will get drowned trying to get to house.
I know there was something else I wanted to tell you but can't remember.
Hope you can enjoy your weekend regardless of all the bad weather.
Just had a knock at front door.And look what my sweetie sent me.Excuse the messy table.