Friday, June 11, 2010
This is a test to see if I can write a blog separately, off line, and then just add it to the SparkPeople program. If I can, I can work on it from time to time during the day, and then copy and paste to get it on the pages, both S.P. and the other.
I just did that, so I guess it is one of the things I can do. I walked three miles in an hour today, then walked the dogs another mile. That was great, and I had more than 8,000 steps to start the day off, and I saw it at about 11,000, but again I somehow hit the reset button because I looked and it read 331. I said "Shucks," or something like that.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
It was a beautiful morning - I walked 3 miles form 6:09 to 7:14 today, which doesn't quite qualify as 3 miles per hour, and it was 72 degrees on my front porch when I finished. The sun was up, but not too far. I set of a few motion detector lights in the beginning, even though it was light enough to see.
This afternoon I found out that the ulcers aren't that serious - I had some in 2006 but not in 2008 or in 2004. I did have to go for a couple of blood tests, partly to see if I'm anemic again.
I need to be at TOPS in an hour to set up the scale and weight people, and then later we will go to the super Walmart in Oldsmar for Pupcorns. The dogs need their treats and we're about out.
I'm at 670 calories for today so far, and I'll wait for supper until after the meeting. There's no problem with my weight, but it's too early to have eat now. Tomorrow is free, and Saturday I'm OK until the 4:00 meeting at Wall Springs. I'll have to get ready.
Wednesday, June 09, 2010
I finished today. I picked up the last 8 ;minutes that I had left from yesterday, zipped through the program, skipped the recruitment part (no one would consider it), and finished 15 minutes early. I also ate two cake donuts and two chocolate chip cookies. Then I had a couple of peanut better cookies. I can't say it was a vary healthy day, but I finished up at 1270 calories for the day. They were just the wrong 1270. No aerobic exercise, and after I finished the reports and mailed everything off, I was totally shot. It was only 72 degrees and very cool when I got up, so it would have been a good day to spend an hour outside in the morning.
Tomorrow I'm going out without the dogs, then have a shower and shave and have breakfast. I see my urologist in the early afternoon, TOPS in the evening, and probably pick a bunch more peaches sometime during the day. In spite of the spraying, we still have tiny beetles eating some of the peaches. I finally figured out that when they get ripe some bird pecks the peach, then the bugs go for the really nice fruit. I picked up five more peaches today (the ground was clear yesterday) and started feeling the peaches on the tree. Some of them come off easily, and I got four more that are probably ready to eat. We ate both of the ones I picked two days ago today - the rock hard one was as good as the ones from the store after a few days, so I guess we just have to pick them while they're hard and wait for them to finish getting ripe inside. They're as big as the Florida peaches from the grocery (not as big as the Georgia peaches) so I just need to adapt to the south a little more.
Tuesday, June 08, 2010
I taught the first day of a two day course at Coral Oaks today - a seminar, really. All people have to do is show up and sit through it, and they get a certificate, but I have to start on time, end on time, and cover all the material on each of two days. I make up the name tags and prepare two books for each student before the class, then register them and collect the money from each person before the first class, and make up the certificates after the first class. I also have to get the room set up before the first class so I have to be there at least an hour early. The second day I don't have to get there until as late as 8:15, and the class is supposed to be done by 1 PM. Then I do all the reporting paperwork, and send a report to my boss and the unused certificates, money, copies of the issued certificates, and a report to AARP in California. I should be done by 2:30 or 3:00 tomorrow.
I missed the Kiwanis meeting today, but Marty has a blank check on the administrative fund, so it should be OK even if Liz got a speaker. Ace was busy shopping today, and came home with several receipts, ranging from $100 to just a few bucks. She also got stuff in the mail, and a mysterious charge showed up on the bank's web site. She thinks it's some back-ordered T shirts that she told the clerk she didn't want. When they get here she will decide whether to keep them or not.
Monday, June 07, 2010
I got out by 6:00 this morning, and it was 86 degrees and humid, but light enough to see. I was day-dreaming and walked by 15th street, and didn't realize it until I was a long way past, so I wound up with 3 1/4 miles in 70 minutes. When I got home at 7:10 it was 88 degrees, and I had a shower and shaved before breakfast. Fortunately I didn't have to cut the grass today, because it was really miserable.
I went along with Ace to the Walmart - she picked up a prescription and I got another set of rubber band exercisers. I had a set, but the last time I cleaned up I realized that I hadn't used them for a long time, probably never would, and dropped them in the trash. Now I'm willing to go back to the rehab exercises, but not the weight ones. It takes too long to recover when you mess up your joints.
For no good reason I was tired today, but I did get everything ready for the safe driving class tomorrow, and called all the prospective attendees to remind them once more of their responsibilities. With luck they'll all show up. I also put everything in the trunk of my car, so I'm ready to go over and set things up tomorrow morning. Now I'm done for today.
Oh yes - I was just below the minimum number of calories that SparkPeople think I should have if I eat another container of yogurt, so I need to have a snack before I go to bed. Then I'm done.
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