Sunday, July 13, 2014
After church my friend Amy and I watched The Fiddler on the Roof -the extended version. I can see why they didn't keep all that footage, lol, but Amy had really wanted to see the movie again and no one else would watch it with her so I'm glad we got that three hours in. :)
I have been having a nasty back lately. I thought I was doing better and so took both dogs for a walk. Mind you, I tie their leashes around my hips, figuring my hips can take any pulling they do, better than any other part of my body. So at one point, the basset hound walked as far out as he could to the left of me, while my other dog walked to the right and then suddenly HAD to chase a frog. She LOVES to do that- but it yanked me so hard and fast to the right that after that I felt like I was walking lopsidedly (is that a word?!), and had the pain to go with it- that just kept getting worse. I finally prayed thoroughly on it and each day have had various adjustments happen- yesterday I turned to the right quickly with just my upper body, as I was sitting in a chair, and felt something move, for instance. When I got into my car with a huge platter of veggies (for a party), I had to dodge the steering wheel to put it on the seat next to me (I was in a hurry, so didn't go around to the other door)- and when I did, I heard a bunch of things readjust. Today I'm not in pain- was able to HELP walk the dogs. I think, though it takes more time.. I'm just going to have to walk one dog at a time when I want to walk them before rain comes or such. Then I won't have to be so concerned about going out of alignment. SO, I'm finally back exercising, but since sore yet from things being back in place, I only helped walk the dogs. Tomorrow I expect to do more. :)
Saturday, June 21, 2014
I KNOW I burned a whole lot more calories than the tracker will allow me to input. Boy do I know it, but anyway, I'm not going to quibble over it any more than saying that. :)
My husband, our daughter, and her husband, and I went and climbed up an almost constantly steep mountain, that three of us had done before. My son-in-law had never been on this one, and he had wanted to as part of his birthday gift from us. It was perfect weather for the day, though cloudy at the top. It took about an hour to get to the top. I don't think it ever took that short a time before, but my SIL is so used to hiking the high peaks, and has very long legs...! I am not in good shape, so it was rough going for me for a lot of the way going up. I had to keep telling myself to not look up and see how steep and impossible it looked, but to take one step at a time. I was thinking of a kids' song about climbing a mountain one step at a time. :)
This is me at the top.
Closer mountains are viewed on the side behind where I'm standing.
and on the other side you can see mountains and lakes further away.
After we ate lunch, we left the top of the mountain there, and went over to another part that is more popular because it has a "Chimney". This is an area on the way to that, that you have to climb to get over to the chimney.
and this is the chimney, but sorry...best pic I was able to get, my legs were too wobbly to try to get closer to it- so you have foliage in front of it. Oh, daughter took a Great picture of it- here you go:
There were a lot of rocks around there that could be climbed, and my daughter was determined to do just that, but here are the guys first.
My daughter climbed another area- more difficult to get up (and down), and her husband decided he would do the same.
I took a picture of some pretty leaves...lol
Here is a picture of my husband, daughter and son in law on a rock across from the rock the couple had been on in the other picture.
More cool rocks and roots My daughter under some other rocks in the area.
I took lots of pictures, trying to give you an idea of how steep the climb was all the way up, but this was about the best that came out of them all I guess.
My husband has gone spelunking on this mountain (or I should say, in it), and he has also done rappelling (using rope to go down a cliff). I've been with him (and we have taken others- this was all years ago), and they did those things with him (not me though, I just watched, haha).
The ride back home got sunny, and to see the mountains and lakes, rivers and creeks, with the beautiful clouds and bright blue sky- ah, it was so nice. :)
Okay, I'm adding some pans that I took that my husband did his best to piece together for me just now.
Friday, June 20, 2014
Today I went kayaking and I did two weeks of grocery shopping (it's what we do). Whew to both! It was my first time kayaking this year, and at first I didn't know if I would be able to get far, my arms were kinda saying, "what are you doing to me?!" Keeping in mind, of course, that I'm only four days in to exercising more than just walking dogs and at work. heh
After we kayaked, I used hand cleaner on my hands. Ever since then I've been sneezing like crazy! Who'd have thought that would cause such a reaction! I took antihistamine soon after we got home, and I used a nasal spray about an hour ago. It's a little better, but I'm still not done sneezing. Hopefully this allergy headache and the nose trouble will be done with by morning.
Good night, and have a super Saturday, all!
Thursday, June 19, 2014
I got dishes, laundry and some cupboard (2) organizing done today.
My husband did eat one section of the mints I spoke of the other day, and the rest of them did go home with my thin friend last night, lol.
It was Monday that I started eating right again and getting regular exercise, and I must say that I feel so positive. It's like my brain doesn't want to let me feel easily down. That's a great change for the better!
I also am determined to not show a tracker until Monday, simply because I know for a fact that I always lose a good bit of weight in the first week I'm back on track- so I'd rather go from the week after that before accepting any "congratulations".
It has been a lovely day. Some of my laundry spent time outdoors! :)
I'm glad the rain has left us for a few days again. More can be done outside.
I hope you had a terrific Thursday!
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