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Took it a bit easy today

Friday, April 16, 2010

Got up and did my normal morning routine, breakfast, newspaper, brush teeth, and getting dressed. Went to K-Mart and Ralphs supermarket today. My husband is addicted to Pepsi so I always go where it is the cheapest and that was Kame-a-part this week. (A little inside joke, my mother worked for K-Mart for years). Got a few other items there and then headed over to Ralphs. I had gotten chicken out this morning, they call it picnic cuts because it is only legs and thighs.
We already got out tax check back from the feds today, so did the son. So we headed over to the bank to deposit it. Who knows when the State check will come with our state broke but it will show up sooner or later I guess.
Going to bed a bit early tonight because I will be getting up at 5:30am for the hike at Turtle Rock in the morning. Haven't had to get up that early in many years, although for years I got up at 4:30am when I worked at Rockwell back in the early 80's and of course when I had babies to take care of. I will most likely be walking half asleep lol Hope I don't fall asleep while walking, that wouldn't be too fun! emoticon emoticon


Sun was out today, now it is cloudy again

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Started out as a beautiful spring CA day. Did some errands, walk Phred and then Jeff came home after working 1/2 day. I left about 15 mins after he got home to head out to the gym, did strength and cardio.
Came home and had some lunch and watched "GH"(I have to see what happens with the Sonny/Michael thing over the death of Sonny's wife, the woman who put Michael in to a coma for over a year). Normally only watch once every 2 weeks or so but I have to know what happens with all of this drama.
Cooked Mexican pie for dinner, isn't really very healthy. Makes 6 servings of which I only have one then I had some Dole fruit gels with it. Didn't go over my calories so I am OK besides I did a lot of cardio today.
The clouds came back this evening so it was a bit cool when I took Phred for his evening walk around 4pm. I always remember it being cloudy in the spring time in the OC when I was a child visiting my Nana. She lived down in Newport Beach and it seemed like the sun never came out until late in the day.lol

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ZNEKITA 4/16/2010 12:14PM

    Sounds like you had a fulfilling day! We're supposed to be getting storms this afternoon and our weekend is supposed to be cool. Have a GREAT weekend!


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A short walk along the SA River

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Today I took a walk with my walking buddy Irene along the river. Because we were both short on time we did a shorter walk but it stilled turned out to be 8.21 miles round trip. I even jogged a bit. Irene is a jogger/runner but had hurt her knee so was stuck walking until the doctor told her she could start jogging again. We did a few short bursts jogging but like I said I am not a runner or jogger so I did little bits and then would walk real fast.
Came home and went to the market to get grocery money from the ATM for the week. Picked up some shrimp and scallops along with frozen Italian veggies and a premade salad for dinner. The guys enjoyed it and so did I.
Took Phred out for only 1 walk today and didn't feel up to my JM "Shred" dvd after doing all those miles but will do it tomorrow without fail!
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TXGRANDMA 4/14/2010 10:29PM

    sounds like a really nice walk, Xena1956! It is good to change up your routine every once in a while. Wow! Supper sounded really good, too! emoticon

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Trying to work out more again

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I am feeling pretty good after being sick most of Feb and March so I am gonna ramp up my exercising again. I didn't lose any weight in the last 2 weeks but I didn't gain any either. I have lost 30 pounds since 11/08/09. I gave myself 13 months to hopefully lose 60-65 pounds. This is first time I have not lost any weight on my slow goes the turtle idea. Everyone hits plateaus I guess. I will just keeping working out and know in time I will start to lose again.
I took Phred out for 2 walks today, did the "Fast 4 mile Leslie Sansone" dvd and the "Shred" also. I am planning on hitting the gym tomorrow.
I need to go through the "Shred" dvd so I count the strength exercises and get the correct names. I mean I do "Squats with arm curls" and stuff so those should be counted as other exercises. emoticon emoticon

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SCHMEVELYN 4/14/2010 12:02PM

    Keep it up. I know it can be frustrating when the scale doesn't reflect our hard work.

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Rainy & cold morning

Monday, April 12, 2010

I got up this morning and waited about an hr. to take Phred for his morning walk. Of course it was raining again by then but I couldn't be sure that it wouldn't rain all day. It only rained until around noon.
I was a bit tired out from the party yesterday and decided I would watch some soaps (ABC) and go through my coupons, separate the ones for my daughter (I send them to her) and get rid of the ones I really am not going to use. I also cut out the ones that came in yesterdays paper.
After lunch I just sat back and continued to watch all 3 ABC soaps. I did do my "Shred" dvd at 3pm, took a shower, dried my hair and took the dog out for his afternoon walk. Came home and Jeff was taking his nap after work. Our friend Tim was maybe suppose to show for dinner but got called to Las Vegas. At 6pm I woke Jeff saying that Frank and I were hungry. We went to the local IHOP where I had their new 'For Me" healthy menu item "Whole Wheat French Toast" with banana on top, egg sub scrambled, 2 turkey bacon and fruit that had cantaloupe and red grapes. I drank water. It was very tasty! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CONEJO81 4/13/2010 12:51AM

    I ended up at cocoas for BK/lunch.had the light and healthy menu. 2 eggs, 2 turkey sausage and tomatoes and lettuce..oh and h2o with lemon. pat on the back for both you and me. Dad was in town best talk I have had with my dad in about 15-20 years. all around good day for me. I guess I should blog... too much school right now. finals coming up in three weeks... OMG. yes I need to blog...LOL

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