Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Put my pedometer on this morning when I went for my walk. Says in 43 minutes I took 73 steps. Those are awful big steps for 2.06 miles so this is going in the trash. I changed the batteries, re-calibrated it with my steps, cleared it etc and it still won't register much. Brookstone isn't good for everything I guess. On the other hand, the pedometer I got with my starter kit from SparkPeople will register 4 steps just taking the thing from the shelf and clipping it onto my waistband before even taking 1 physical step.
PLEASE NOTE, I AM NOT IN THE USA SO I CAN'T GO TO A SPORTS STORE OR WALMART AND BUY ANOTHER ONE, THOSE STORES DO NOT EXIST HERE!
I still HATE THE NEW TEAM PAGES.
My sleep schedule is all messed up now. I go to bed at 11:30 and get up at 6:30, fall asleep on the couch at 9:30 PM, get up and get in bed at midnight, wake up at 7:15 not wanting to get out of bed, fall asleep on the couch at 10PM, wake up at 6:15AM. No matter what time I go to bed and get up I am still tired.
My weekend is here again, another trip to the grocery store and home again, how fun, NOT!
Monday, January 10, 2011
I've gotten a headache from the scrolling on the new team pages, my computer has locked up and my side bar is gone. It plain out SUCKS and i want the old format back. None of this get used to it, if that is the answer than SparkPeople lost a member but they really don't care.
Guess it is time for that Spark break now
Saturday, January 01, 2011
There were no fireworks, no champagne toasts, no confetti nor hats and noisemakers. It was me, my computer, and the remote control. I clicked around the news stations but didn't find ANY channel that had a New Year's Countdown. I am in the same time zone as Moscow, Russia, GMT +3, 8 hours ahead of Times Square, NYC and my HOME in New Hamsphire. Sky News from the UK said Happy New year to those in Moscow so I watched about a 30 second clip of fireworks. Woo hoo, big deal, it's another day, a new week here, a new month and a new year, just another day here. My husband went to bed around 10:45 since he had to get up at 5AM for work.
I got up at 7AM and watched the ball fall in Times Square to ring in the new year back home, sent a text message to my son but didn't get a reply.
Then I got dressed and went for a 2.36 mile walk outside. It was 3 laps around the compound in cool 68F weather.
We are having my husband's traditional New Year's dinner of cornbread and butter beans with chopped turkey thigh meat. Of course in the real world, I would use salt pork or a ham bone left over from Christmas dinner, LOL.
As far as resolutions go, I don't generally make them and especially since I joined SparkPeople with the healthy lifestyle change. I would be happy if I released 5-10 lbs this year but I honestly will be happy with what I can do!
I wish you all a happy, healthy, safe and prosperous New Year.
We CAN do this!
Friday, December 31, 2010
Today when my husband and I were checking out at the grocery store, he used his debit card to pay. The cashier stopped and said something about it was free. I didn't understand what they were saying because they weren't speaking English but we did in fact win! Apparently the grocery store is running promotions and give aways and we won our cart of groceries so we didn't have to pay the $100 for the food! If I had known this I would have bought more. That was pretty neat!
Nothing is happening here tonight, it's just another night that turns into just another new week and another new month. They don't celebrate the new year because it is not a muslim holiday. Alcohol is forbidden, against the law and can get you deported after jail time.
Happy New Year. Have a safe and happy evening.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
It rained about an hour on Wednesday, got everything wet and made driving horrible.
Today we had a mini hurricane for about 2 hours. The wind started first bending the trees and blowing sand all over, then the thunder, lightening and the downpour, it rained sideways in sheets, you couldn't see to the next block. I know, big deal, it rained. It's a big deal in the desert here, there is NO drainage system anywhere so when it rains, the water floods everywhere and stays because there is no place to drain it to. Mosquitos and bugs will be out everywhere.
My kitchen floor is soaked, the carpets 2 feet inside all my doors are soaked, the window sills have leaked and I heard a drip, drip, drip somewhere inside the hollow part of the bedroom closet but we can't get to it.
The patio is flooded again but my gardener is out there with his squeegee cleaning it up
This picture was taken from my yard across the street
This picture is looking down to the end of the street
this is looking up to the main road
It's still dark and overcast in parts of the area so don't know if there will be more rain or not but the temperature sure did cool off about 10 degrees.
No plans for new years at all, it's just another day, just another start to a new week, another month. I never did see what all the hoopla was all about.
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