Saturday, June 01, 2013
My neighbor said there were 3 tornadoes that touched down in or near Independence yesterday afternoon. One was out at the junior college south of town. Another one was between our house and Sycamore, which is 7 miles from our house. This was the one that was closest to us. Another one touched down by railroad tracks....I don't remember which ones. That is why the sirens wailed for so long.
US 400 and US 169 were both closed for awhile. The storm was crossing the road, and it was being watched closely. As far as I can tell, no tornadoes in this area were produced by that ominous cloud. The sun was shining and the birds were singing until I got to the end of my route, when it clouded up again.
Nothing but thunderstorms last night. Some were really noisy, but we never lost power.
Gorgeous day today. High of 75 predicted. Sun is shining.
Friday, May 31, 2013
I have waited for this day for a long time. As is sometimes the case, it came as an unexpected surprise.
I have not been doing anything regularly - weighing, exercising, using the nutrition tracker. I have been the Queen of Inconsistency. I have been feeling the need to weigh in the last couple of days to see where I was. What a surprise.
The chart at the doctor's office says the overweight category for my height and build start at 145. This morning I weighed in at 144.6 I am officially at a healthy weight. WOOHOO!!!
Suddenly, I am highly motivated. I am posting this from the public library because our internet at home is down. The recent storms have made internet access irregular. So, my Spark Friends, I made a special trip here just to get the news posted.
I am SO excited. I do not want to cross that overweight line again. EVER. And I am just a pizza or popcorn binge away from that line. I want to get further away from the line.
The next milestone will be 135. That is not a weight that I like, but past experience has proved that there will be another plateau there. 133-135 I have always gotten stuck. It is the weight I was through high school and college. I hate how I look at that weight.
There are just certain weights our bodies like to maintain. My husband calls them set points. 148 was a big one for me. I thought I was never going to get the scale to move. I think maybe I have broken through, IF I can get some discipline and consistency back in my life.
I DID order the size 10 little black dress from Land's End I had a coupon for. I also ordered a MEDIUM, white, crew neck tee for city band. When she asked for my size, it felt so funny to not say, "Large," or, "Extra large." The "Regular, size 10," also felt super strange coming out of my mouth.
What a glorious day. One milestone crossed. Now it's on to the goal. 127
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Size 12 is fitting loosely, except around the waist, where it fits. Middle age spread. I've got a start on that old lady belly. Being injured and not getting vigorous exercise has made that worse.
I still have not gotten my big girl clothes to the consignment shop. I have tried two or three times to get them to Tulsa, and the stores have always been closed. Walking around downtown while my car was getting worked on last week, guess what I found. There's a consignment shop on Penn Avenue. Looks like a nice one. Couldn't believe it.
My "little black dress" is in the consignment pile. I have found one from Lands End I really like, and I have a coupon that expires Friday. I think I'm going to order it. I think I'm going to order a 10. Act of faith.
I am a WalMart medium. I bought some new mowing clothes a couple of weeks ago. Large shorts look really bad on me. Mediums are just right. I still bought a large tee shirt. I like the room, especially for mowing and throwing the paper.
I want to reduce the number of clothes I have in my closet. I am a clothes hound, and I do have some cute things, but it's ridiculous how much I have. I don't enjoy shopping as much as I used to. I am hoping to slim down my wardrobe in more ways than one.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
The tornado sirens wailed for quite awhile yesterday afternoon. DH was at work. I was downtown getting my car worked on. The cats were home alone. What bothered me the most was us all being separated.
The tornado touched down on the west side of town, near Four County Mental Health. That's about a mile from where DH works. DH and his students took cover. He said the wind was bad, and there was a lot of rain, but he hadn't heard that there was any damage.
Downtown had no wind. The rain just came straight down in buckets.
When I got home, we had .1 inch in the rain gauge for the day. Couldn't believe it. 3 different locations in town. 3 totally different weather experiences. We aren't that big of a town!
The garden could stand to dry out for a few days.
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