Tuesday, August 19, 2014
My goodness how time flies… Been a "bad" year weight wise, but here I am peddling along getting back on track because I didn't want to stay where I was.
I just read that Noel, who passed away earlier this year, had bedbugs. Sad to see that, she was so talented and so witty!
I was privileged to take a rental unit back infested with cockroaches, bedbugs and have one wall destroyed with termites. I have learned a lot about bugs. The tenants left June 1. We tore out all the carpet, took out all the carpet tacks, took out all the bathroom cabinets, took out all the doors, took down the kitchen cabinets, cleaned and sprayed (thousands there, mostly dead) sprayed every crack, every corner for both cockroaches and bedbugs. The last bedbug we saw was about mid July, when someone started sleeping in the unit. We saw cockroaches even a week ago, but only tiny ones, I'm thinking that some eggs hatched. Last big one was seen over 2 weeks ago. So, now both bathrooms have been totally renovated, walls patched, new toilets, new cabinets, all new plumbing, tiled floor, new lighting, etc. Bedrooms have been painted, new outlets and switches and covers in all the rooms, a family member who will be living there is living in one of the semi-finished bedrooms. The downstairs is still a major disaster and it feels like it's going to take forever, but slowly things get done. Tiling the kitchen, closet, front entry etc is the next project. We have already rehung the upper cabinets and installed an over the stove microwave.
That is going on while we finish a unit that has been in the process of renovation for a long time, but I have it rented and our goal is to finish it by September 1st. So much left to do, but just keep plugging away.
Found out from my exterminator that bedbugs like to hide in the ceiling, ceiling fans, and then drop of people when they are sleeping. They hide in amazingly small places. One popped out when I removed an old curtain rod bracket about a month ago. It wasn't alive for long!! And did you all know that the "worker termite" look like maggots. And they can eat wood and drywall… Had to totally rebuild the back wall of the unit. It was amazing to see the damage! And I guess the Queen can live 20 years.
So, while going through the stress of that, I was eating out at my favorite restaurant over and over and over,,, a Chinese buffet and I did a good job of gaining weight! So, now, I'm planning to be back on track, even though we have lots of work to do. Have had one successful week and looking forward to a better week ahead.
Glad to see so many old friends here...
Friday, August 02, 2013
Walked 4.2 miles. That's a 5K plus. Took 2 hours but I stopped to chat with the seagulls, stopped to stand in awe of the ocean, and stopped to check on some seashells. Sometimes there are more important things that rushing through life. Last day :'(
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Waked every day on the beach! Today did 2.65 miles in 1 hour. I wanted to go a 5K just to say "I did it". Maybe Sat. Anyway it won't be near as much fun on my treadmill. I love my new walking path app on my iPhone called "foot path." Calculates mileage and time!! I had to do something to get my metabolism faster than zero !!! Only 2 days left and then back to reality. :(
Monday, July 08, 2013
This journey seems to be L O N G.... and I've had several hills and valleys along the way. I have spent the last year doing the up/down/up/down thing and hopefully once I get back to my lowest weight on this journey, I'll keep on . . . . rather than "retreating" into unnecessary food -- good or bad.
I have to ask myself the question..... Do I REALLY REALLY want to lose weight or is that (candybar, pasta, steak, corn, ice cream, donut,,,,,, you get the drift) all that important? And even the amount of what I eat (even healthy food) seems to be "out of control."
I have now spent 7 days doing well in the "eating" category. I'm going to focus on that for now. After 30 days of "true eating well" I will add the exercise.
If it weren't for Spark..... I would be in deep trouble, but this sight and the friends on here keep me on the RIGHT road,,,,, the ROAD to good health, the ROAD to a lower weight, the ROAD to feeling better for the rest of my life!
I just decided to finally blog because I hadn't accomplished what I had set out to do the first part of this year! and I wanted to commit to doing that.
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