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Labor Day Weekend plans changed...

Sunday, September 04, 2011

So I'm home instead of traveling. Yippee!

The guys took a road trip. Long story, but I'm quite okay with it. Got a lot to do, so need to get to bed and get some sleep so I can get started tomorrow!

Went to one of my favorite Mediterranean places today and didn't feel obligated to order the huge dinners I usually have. Just the gyros, with the extra sides of tabbouleh and hummus. (I need to teach this spellchecker that these are good words. Oh. Well I guess it had some good options already available). Ate only half the sandwich, all the tabbouleh and hummus, some of the pita. Plus a bite of my husband's spinach pie. Yum!

  
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JANNEPERRY 9/4/2011 9:22AM

    I hope you have a great at home weekend. I don't worry too much about the food on holidays, as any less than perfect choices I make are a lot better than the choices I used to make! emoticon

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CANBDONE 9/4/2011 8:11AM

    You're learning to be flexible instead of being derailed when plans change. emoticon

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STORMYKAT1 9/4/2011 1:04AM

    My hubby & I enjoyed dogs & s' mores over the campfire with several neighbors.
Fresh fruit salad was our healthiest food choice this evening. The opportunity to bond with friends for a pleasant evening made the day.

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ECONLADY 9/4/2011 12:47AM

    Sounds like a great meal! My hubby and I went out to the movies and had Mexican. I ate half of my burrito and saved the set for lunch tomorrow.

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She said she wasn't wanting to walk "long"....

Thursday, September 01, 2011

but here is what she did:

(and I can't remember enough of that poem or song to go into phrasing the rest of my day into the same style, so if you're old enough to recognize it, sorry, that parody breaks down now!!)

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One loop down, (a "loop" is roughly equivalent to a "city block" in those areas where a block is a long rectangular unit, 16 blocks to the mile east and west, and 8 blocks to the mile north and south. It only works on flat checkerboard pieces of land, such as found in places like Kansas. However, in my community, there were some rolling hills and the farmer who originally platted the area where I live was actually the town drunk, according to the story that one of our former mayor tells. I believe it. On the map, it looks like someone dropped a bowl of cooked spaghetti on the ground. Where it landed, that's how the roads were plotted!! It's a mess!!)

.. so I'm walking this loop, dragging my rear end, all my body parts screeching about not wanting to go to a walk, but my brain desperately wanting some GROWN UP ADULT (you know, Ma and Pa conversation, not "Adult" as in porn!) conversation with my husband. So I kept telling my guts and legs and heart burn etc. to just SHUT UP and walk. Usually I'm kickin' my husband's butt when we walk together because I want to walk fast and he wants to dawdle (he hasn't gotten the concept of HITT (sp? the high intensity interval training, yea, that's it, HIIT, I got double vision...oooops, that's a Foreigner song, not my real eye situation!). We ate kinda late in the evening (AGAIN!) and so then my gut was really aching just as bad after the meal as before the meal... (yea that "heartburn" thing I think is related to my bra. That's a blog for another day.). And so we finish that walk, and I'm kinda looking at him like, do you want to walk longer? because he's slowly recovering from a bout of plantar fasciia - and I know *exactly* how that is because I had a bad bout of it several years ago and I did use a gradual re-introduction to walking again to heal that up. He's doing the same and doing well. So he said he was up for walking longer if I wanted to, but he knew I'd been uncomfortable and had said I wanted to walk longer. But... heh... (okay back up a bit, usually the "longer" loop takes me ohhh 15-18 minutes, today it took longer because I was so uncomfortable and didn't want to really tear things up...by the time we got there and needed to decide if to walk the next "loop" a shorter loop, the pressure was easing off the "heart burn" (which is really a point at the top of my huge post-pregnant 13 year later belly just below my boobs and it doesn't involve my heart, breathing etc that much. It's just where I'm constipated and it's sooo hot that I dehydrate even after drinking a lot of water...and the aloe vera juice that I've been drinking hasn't wiggled on through yet, and then I ate a couple of salads and had NO dessert (we went to Ryan's, you know, major pig-out buffet/smorgasbord kind of joint common in the SouthEast)... so after walking (so this is really bad English, starting off every sentence with "so"..)....some of this was beginning to ease on out...passing gas..shifting...and I wasn't done talking to my husband, wasn't ready to go back and listen to Chatterbox13, the male Unit, who was supposed to be doing his homework even though he knows he got a "get out of jail free" card when the doctor called and said he DID have strep throat after all!!).

And off we went for the next loop (which I have saved on my map tracker as "anonymous"), so the total when we got home was 42 minutes. Was supposed to be a "short walk", remember? And actually it was a short walk because I just walked it waaay slloooowwwwer than I usually do. But at least I walked it.

Time to get my bath and soaky and get some sleep because I really needed it. I didn't sleep well last night. I think it was my first "restless legs syndrome". (DH says I need to get tested for sleep apnea.). But after I gave up and took a soaky bath in epson salts & baking soda & lavendar and took some MSM and the Calcium/Magnesium multi and a B vitamin and my "Circulegs" herbal formula, things settled down and I slept well enough after that. Was just a short night though, because I got up and checked on my SparkPeople emails etc before leaving to go get my mom from the airport (she was happy to be home, BTW.).

Okay so I guess this is all TMI and not very well organized. So much for my delusions of writing...

Whoops, better hurry, it's almost midnight! I'll turn into a pumpkin...

  
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JANNEPERRY 9/1/2011 10:35AM

    Your blog made me laugh! I hope you had fun walking and writing your blog! Do tell, what is aloe vera juice and what is it for? emoticon

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 9/1/2011 9:02AM

    That's GREAT! And I'll bet you are feeling REALLY good today! emoticon emoticon

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Haven't Rebounded Today...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

This was such a disjointed day... taking hubby over to shop to drop his truck to get a new door release knob thingy (the thing that lets him get OUT of the truck instead of having to roll down the window and reach over and open the door from the outside of the truck)... kid was sick so he stayed home... then I took hubby to work, stayed in town, tried to research places that would have my favorite glasses (I'm facing the prospect of ordering glasses online because Doc didn't have the COLOR of frames that I wanted, and his sort of cute & nerdy new assistant (who replaced the older woman who retired this last winter) just wanted to collect his paycheck, not do any real work! Like, he could have called the rep and ordered the color I wanted.).

So I pulled into the parking lot across the street from where DH works - big shopping center, lots of little pads with smaller shopping centers, but anyway there's a Jo-Ann's Fabric, a PetSmart. a Kohl's, an abandoned LinensNThings, Office Max and the Sam's club. Sat there parked on the tarmac closest to the access road, clear across the lot from the nearest building, and researched some on my phone, with the car idling, thinking it would be a quick check, but knowing how fussy the police are about texting and driving... (no joke! scares me to death too!!). I finally decided to stay parked where I was, kill the engine, and go on in to Sam's (free Wi-fi, free bathroom, free air conditioning!). I was parked roughly 2 or 3 buildings away from Sam's Club (kinda like Costco, for those of you not familiar with Sam's). I didn't set my timer, but I know I was a good 5 minutes hike from the door. Then of course walking around inside and pushing a cart around for 45 minutes or so, two trips to the bathroom, I'll probably call the whole thing a 30 minute walk (kinda felt like how I feel when I do a timed 30 minute walk), and then hike back to the car, pushing the cart over, loading stuff into the trunk, and pushing the empty cart back to the Sam's cart corral, which was at least three lines of parking away (the fresh new blacktop for OfficeMax & Kohl's, where I was parked, ended right at the edge of where Sam's parking begins.).

By then, I had gotten hungry (didn't have much for breakfast) so hubby and I went out for lunch, and had one of these imitation Panera "Pick 2" kinds of lunches at IHOP: a half potroast melt sandwich and the house salad. Salad was okay, uninspired. The sandwich was tasty but I could feel and taste that grease, and later on here on SP I discovered the whole order was supposedly over 1,000 calories. Urk. emoticon Glad it was just the half! Tsk tsk

By the way, what is this emoticon representing? emoticon
I wish I could blow it up larger. so I could see the finer details, and my reading glasses don't do squat.

Gotta do better!



  
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JESSIKA_56 8/31/2011 11:20AM

    I forgot you live in Wichita, and I was thinking "I know that strip mall...." I used to work at the Kohl's and Sam's. My husband has been at the tire department at Sam's for almost 4 years I think. If you walk from Sam's to Kohl's, it really is quite a walk!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/31/2011 9:50AM

    I hope you end up with glasses that you like! I know that is very important to me! emoticon

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 8/31/2011 7:54AM

    Rats on that nerdy eye glass assistant! Couldn't you just call him back and suggest to him that he call the rep to order them? (Or call his boss...) Now you've got the work and hassle of trying to find those frames somewhere else! I hope you get the frames you want, Julia!

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too much of the wrong thing...

Monday, August 29, 2011

I need to exercise FIRST before getting online the rest of the many hours later to finish "doing" all the Sparkin' points... (I was hardly on FB at all...).

But I need to do something even if it is bedtime. My legs are giving me fits. I don't have a desk up here...using my bed to balance my notebook. Bad! Need to change that!!

  
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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 8/30/2011 11:12PM

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JANNEPERRY 8/30/2011 8:03AM

    As I sit here agreeing with you on my laptop, debating with myself when I'm going to go and get it done today! emoticon

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PHEBESS 8/30/2011 5:47AM

    I use my laptop on my lap all the time - desks are too high for me and mess up my shoulders!

But yeah, exercising first helps!

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Rebounding Today

Friday, August 26, 2011

Hey! I rebounded today for 22 minutes. Didn't use a video - not enough room etc to set up in front of a monitor for now, plus my eyes were tired. So I just hooked my iPhone up to my old (busted) JVC boom box (consolation prize from my ex husband after our divorce was finalized. Strange. But a nice sounding boombox, even though it looks rough from where it fell off a table in my apartment a few years later.), and played off the iPod app. My playlist? Wasn't very many songs - the songs were long!! Stevie Wonder's "Songs in the Key of Life, Side 2" leading off with "Isn't She Lovely". I don't know all the words, and I know he's singing about his baby girl years ago (now a grown beautiful woman who is a singer herself!), but I thought it couldn't hurt to have a nice positive song to workout to.

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The songs following it on the album are also nice, but I thought a bit slow for my pace on rebounding, so I skipped ahead and finally landed on "Another Star". Those two songs brought me to 16 almost 17 minutes of rebounding and I was beginning to feel it! After that, I just did some cool down stretches and yoga (that cow pose, ? I think? and the arched cat back pose - those two where you just go back and forth, concave and convex the back.) That brought it to just over 22 minutes by the time the slower paced "Saturn" finished up.

("I'm......
Going back to Saturn where the rings all glow
Rainbow, moonbeams and orange snow
People live to be two hundred and five
Going back to saturn where the people smile
Don't need cars cause we've learn to fly...").

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I didn't round it up to 23 minutes though because I think it was slightly less than 30 seconds into it. Ya think I should? And it's pitiful how few calories SparkPeople gives credit for rebounding. I suspect it is an amount based on an arbitrary sized person (usually 150 pounds)?? But I'll take it...

Think there was something else but can't remember right now and so I'm going to scamper off and get some other things done!! I can always edit it later!

Have a great weekend for some of us? and the rest of you on the Eastern Seaboard, we're praying for you to not have any major damage (or even minor damages!!) from Irene. Would be nice to have Irene simply veer back out into the ocean out of harm's way and just scramble up some seaweed.

Here's a song for the Hurricane Irene:

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GOODNIGHT IRENE

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I have a great notion
To jump into the river and drown

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

Quit ramblin' and quit gamblin'
Quit stayin' out late at night
Stay home with your wife and family
Sit down by the fireside bright

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

I asked your mother for you
She told me you was too young
I wished to God I'd never seen your face
I's sorry you ever was born

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

I love Irene, God knows I do
I'll love her till the seas run dry
And if Irene turns her back on me
I'd take morphine and die

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

You cause me to weep, you cause me to mourn
You cause me to leave my home
But the very last words I heard her say
Was "Please sing me one more song"

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

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JANNEPERRY 8/27/2011 8:05AM

    It sounds like you had a good time rebounding! Good for you! emoticon

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 8/26/2011 8:26PM

    THERE you are! I've been missing you!

Glad to hear about your rebounding and your music selection. 22 minutes is EXCELLENT!

Yes, we need to hope and pray that 'ol Irene turns back and leaves our poor Eastern USA folks alone.

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