Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Ya! I feel like I could do some serious butt-kickin' or even do a wheelie on a bike (not that I've ever done either one, lol) but I FEEL GREAT!
1. My weight was really down yesterday morning!
2. I got quite a bit of exercise
3. I got my house rented after MONTHS of trying!
Those of you who know me know I'm always telling you to "look for the silver lining" -- and yesterday was a whole day of silver linings! Life is good!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Made it out of bed early and went for a walk. Came back exhausted and wondered why, then I looked at the gadget that tells me temperature & humidity; and I saw the humidity was double what we usually have! That was the culprit.
Had a good breakfast, finished reading a book I had started a few days ago, thawed out chicken for my dinner tonight, opened/read/answered emails, did my Sparking for the day, finished a jigsaw puzzle I was working on, even polished my fingernails (for me that's going overboard) and then got out a recipe for Chef Meg's Spice Cookies. They are in the refrig getting chilled and ready to roll out -- but I still feel restless and frankly: BORED!
It's too hot to do too much, although I have been working at weeding in the front yard. Not satisfied with "spraying" the weeds -- and then you have a dead weed out in the yard. No, I like to pull them and throw them in the trash -- makes a nicer looking yard! OK, maybe I am a perfectionist at times and in some areas.
Forgot to include my sitting still for an hour while I watched an alien from outer space evade and kill people here on earth. Right -- enough TV for awhile!
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I'm celebrating cause my numbers are going down, down, down!
Looking at my July calendar I start out not too bad, then already in the second week went like a yo-yo up into higher numbers reminiscent of 2009 ( ? ) then it took me a week to ease them back down to the way the month started. Then, duh! jumped up high again for just one day, so maybe it was just too much sodium or something. Stayed on a plateau for an agonizing four days, and now it's dropping again.
Yo-yo or not, I'm going to keep going! Hope none of the fat flies your way during my journey, I want to get rid of it, but not give it to any one else! Join me on my journey, friends are always welcome!
Friday, July 15, 2011
My dog kept looking at me, like she was asking the usual question for this time of day -- "Is it time to go for our walk yet, Mom?" I'd been procrastinating all day long, made the right food choices, but getting in my exercise is always hard for me. Guess I am just naturally lazy!
But we start out on our walk about 7:00 As our route sometimes takes us by the 2 dogs we refer to "mean dogs" it's always a great place for my dog to go potty -- she actually taunts the mean dogs by going potty right in front of their gate -- meanwhile they are so excited they are actually bitiing the wire on the gate!
By the time we've gone a couple of blocks (even though we're in the country, and there are NO BLOCKS) I'm starting to feel energized. Amber is having a wonderful time, and as we go the familiar route she sees a dog she likes, named "Ginger." They sniff each other and on we go. We stop to look over the little bridge to see if the wildflowers have bloomed in the creek bed yet -- nothing yet.
We continue on and see a neighbor who offers a couple of his "black" tomatoes -- says to put them in the windowsill for a couple of days. Also pulled some short little carrots, about 5 of them, so I will saute them with just enough butter for taste. Yummy! Fresh veggies!
OK, I didn't want to go, but I'm so glad I did. I actually come home less tired than when I left. That's the wonderful thing about walks, and right now it's only 77 degrees out. Not bad!
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