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Bad night, couldn't sleep.

Monday, June 28, 2010

EVery once in a while I have a problem with insomnia and last night was one of them. Now I should have been tired from kayaking for 2 hours and I was tired when I went to bed. I even take 1/2 a pill that is suppose to help me. Not last night, first midnight passed, then 1pm and I kept getting up and having to pee every hour too. I was still semi-awake at 6pm., never really slept at all. First I couldn't get comfortable, then I was too warm one min. and then too cool the next. Was just exhausted this morning.

I took Phred out for about 40 mins. at 11:40am. I was going to go earlier but my husband had a errand to do and again did not want to all of his machines away. He said it would be only a few mins. after about an hour I called and he didn't answer his cell phone. So I waited some more. Finally my son got up and I told him to make sure no one was hanging around outside to maybe take off with anything. He was here when I got back and I guess called my cell phone which I had with me but didn't hear it ring. He got stuck at this place forever.

I tried to rest this afternoon but couldn't sleep at all but rested. I have had a little headache most of the day and I look awful with puffy eyes and tired. I plan on going to bed early tonight and hope to get a good nights sleep.

This afternoon my doctors office called to confirm my appointment for Wed. which they told me was at 10am, but the computer was trying to get me to confirm for 8am. And when I tried to call the office phone number got no answer. There is suppose to be an operator to pick up after hours in case of emergencies. They recently moved all the doctors to new quarters and I think they are having some problems at the new building. I will have to call in the morning to find out just what the correct time is??? I am also going to question the fact that it was 5:10pm when I called back and they are suppose to be open until 6pm. I also am concerned that if you needed to get a message to your doctor after hours that the operator never answered. What's with that?

That's about it for now. I sure hope I get some rest tonight because I have things to do to get ready for my dinner with my husband tomorrow night for our 25th anniversary.

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BARBARASDIET 6/29/2010 3:54PM

    Annoying for you, especially the doctor thing.

I know what you mean about sleep--I have nights similar to that occasionally. I wish I knew the answer!

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DNJEN471 6/29/2010 11:27AM

    I hope that you got some much needed rest last night :)

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SERENEMOM71 6/29/2010 1:58AM

  Congrats on 25 years!!! We just celebrated our 39th anniversary! I know you will get there, too! It feels good to have made it so long! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon You remain in my thoughts and prayers! Here's to 25 more years!
Love, your friend, Amy emoticon

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QTCOLEY 6/28/2010 10:40PM

    agh.. sounds frustrating. Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight! emoticon Nighty nite!

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CYNDY_55 6/28/2010 10:16PM

    Sleep Well emoticon emoticonMy Friend emoticon emoticon

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Kayaking and 25th wedding gifts from DH

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Today I went kayaking again and it was a beautiful day here in the southland. Had a great time and helped out our leader Marc again. Had a couple who started out and the husband was just having a hard time. I told him if you want to go back then you need to do it b/4 we get too far away. You could still see the rental place. He decided to go back and let his wife continue, she did pretty good after a while and I was so glad he decided to go back. He was a pretty good size man and should not have been put into a mini kayak but a full size one. I think he might not have had so much of a problem.

Came home after the fun and decided not to go out to lunch today with the group. Ate lunch when I got home and then showered and started doing stuff on the pc. Made dinner/chicken breasts, with corn and salad + milk. Was very good. Then took Phred out for a short walk.
Since Sundays are suppose to be my day off from cardio I don't worry too much about not taking him a lot. With 2 hours of kayaking I got plenty of cardio and upper body workout.

Now here is one of my early anniversary presents from my husband.
This lovely vase is made of wood in Viet Nam and sold over in Little Saigon area of OC.
It has so much lacquer on it and has the most lovely paintings on it. They didn't show up too good, should have taken the picture a bit closer to the vase.
Now here is my 2nd early present
This is a side view of my corvette with the new louvers. Now the car looks like something from Mad Max or the A Team.LOL
Now this may seem funny to some and was to me. Like I have said b/4 my husband works on classic cars in his spare time and to buy this for me was a big deal for him.
I jokingly asked him why it wasn't painted silver LOL,
on the 29th our real anniversary he has to work, so we most likely will go out to dinner and I have ordered a special cake "Champagne Cake" and we do plan to make it our to Catalina Island within the next month for the day with our son.

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TXGRANDMA 6/29/2010 11:48PM

    Nice looking gifts! What a great hubby you have! congrats again! emoticon emoticon

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QTCOLEY 6/28/2010 9:23PM

    awww... thats so sweet. What a fun day too! Kayaking must be a blast! emoticon

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CONEJO81 6/28/2010 1:21PM

    WAHOO!! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 6/28/2010 11:11AM

    25 years is an awesome accomplishmet these days! Happy anniversary tomorrow.

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DNJEN471 6/28/2010 8:00AM

    Congrats on 25 years! That is awesome!

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MARENAMOO 6/28/2010 6:21AM

    I like hearing your kayak stories - we live near the Potomac River in Maryland and there is a lot of kayaking there. I have always wanted to try it. Sounds like a good dinner for you and certainly the kayaking sounds like bonus cardio to me.

I am unclear - did your husband give you a classic car for your anniversary?? That is awesome.

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__KELLY__ 6/28/2010 1:56AM

    Sounds like an awesome day. I was down at Newport Beach today with an old friend and was trying to get him to kayak over on the back bay. He wasn't going for it. Another time, I guess! Though it was cold and cloudy there, but nice and sunny inland...June gloom needs to go away.

And happy Anniversary!

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LDANELIS 6/28/2010 1:40AM

    Sounds like a great day!! Kayaking is so much fun, and definitely a great work out :)
Love the vase - beautiful colour! Congrats on your 25th!

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WANNABTHIN53 6/27/2010 10:44PM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day. Your anniversary gifts are very nice. Happy anniversary to you both, and may you have many more happy years together.

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Saturday in Anaheim (where I live not on vacation)

Saturday, June 26, 2010

My husband and son got up early this morning to head over to Costa Mesa for some car/auto show auction thing. After they left around 7:30am I decided to hang in bed for a while a watch some tv, just being lazy. Got up around 8:30am, ate breakfast and cleaned up the kitchen after the men made a mess this morning (nothing new there). Read some of the morning paper and then took Phred for a 58 min. walk and I did 3.25 miles. Came home and had a snack of Greek Yogurt and then started cleaning the house. I did that for 73 mins and then had lunch while I watch at movie on tv "Gone Baby Gone". Seen it a few times but really like it.

Got on Sparks for a bit and then Jeff called to say they ate a late lunch and would be home around 5pm. I then called my sister Linda in NY and talked to her for a bit and my family got back so after talking with her for about 40 I said goodbye. My husband found a really lovely vase for me and I should have downloaded the pictures b/4 talking about it but I will show the vase tomorrow, along with my anniversary gift from him. LOL My husband works on corvettes and classic cars as a side job so his idea of a present may not be the same as mine or yours. So yes, it was something for my '81 Corvette.

For dinner which was no problem I ate a LC dinner with crescent rolls and l/f cottage cheese.
Jeff had some leftover pork loin from last night and my son fell asleep in his room and will eat something when he wakes up. I will be kayaking in the morning and sure do look forward to that. It should be a beautiful day!

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BARBARASDIET 6/27/2010 7:36PM

    Nice day!

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__KELLY__ 6/27/2010 1:59AM

    A great day for a gorgeous day! It was beautiful today! Good for you! (I'm right down the street from Anaheim and up the street from Costa Mesa).

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TXGRANDMA 6/26/2010 9:50PM

    Sounds like you had just a GREAT DAY!! How many years for your Anniversary? Also, noticed you lost 5 more pounds since the last time I looked! AMAZING emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Gym day and using my scale correctly.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Went to the gym this AM and had a good circuit training routine on the machines. Then did 65 mins. on the elliptical in the climb function for 65 mins. Did 30 mins on a level 12.

Irene called me about 8am and told me to come by after I got back from the gym. Didn't end up at the gym until a little after 10am because Jeff had to run some errands and didn't want to put away all his equipment back into the garage.

After I got home Jeff's tells me the Maytag guy will be coming by. I mentioned that the other night the dryer was stuck on for over 4 1/2 hrs., the timer switch did not move. Of course it works fine now but it has done this b/4 and only a few other times.

Went over to Irene's around 2pm, didn't bring my swimsuit because I still don't have one that fits. The one I purchased a little over a yr. ago is a size 14 and way too big. Irene has been getting smaller too and her size 8's no longer fit her and she passed a couple pair my direction. Pretty cool. I took her some dog biscuits I had for my big dog to give to her big dogs and also some extra food stuff that I got for free from one of Jeff's friends. She sent me home with a bag of lemons from her tree and a beautiful rose from her Mothers tree. It is called that because she planted it right after her Mom died a couple of years ago.
While at Irene's home I used her BMI scale,which is a more expensive one than mine and I know now that I should be using the athletic mode. Her scale showed my BMI at around 26. So I am a happy camper.

Made a nice pork loin on the grill with Italian vegetables and cantaloupe with l/c crescent rolls. The pork turn out so good. I marinated it for 24 hours, yummy!

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DNJEN471 6/26/2010 10:29AM

    Wow- sounds like you had one great workout! And what a totally nice friend!

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MARENAMOO 6/26/2010 7:51AM

    Wow - you really put a huge effort into working out. I am a newbie compared to you. I am not comparing myself - I am admiring you. And it motivates me to put more effort it. Still don't know about the BMI scale - I will need to look into it. Have a great weekend.

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New Salter Body Fat Analyzer Scale

Friday, June 25, 2010

Recently I ordered one of these scales from Amazon with a bunch of gift cards I had earned from an RA site that I use. Anyway I have an older doctors scale in my dinning room (yeah can't miss it). I wanted one of these to see how I was doing with my BMI. I did it two ways because doing it the regular way just didn't seem correct because I knew my BMI before I started losing weight was only 40 and I have lost close to 50 pounds and this showed my BMI only .3 points lower. What the f...!!
So I reread and learned there was a second setting you can use if you are an athlete, defined as having a resting heartbeat of 60 and over 10 hours a week of exercise. Well I know from the last time I saw my doctor that my RHB is 66 (2 months ago) and I do over 10 hours of exercise a week. I left my first memory normal and the second using the athlete setting. Regular my weight was Wednesday morning 153.2 pds. and 39.7 BMI and water ratio of 64.0. Not sure exactly what that is but I knew my BMI was not that high. Athlete setting this morning Thursday 151.6 pds and BMI 26.1 and water ratio of 53.9. I feel I am somewhere in between the two BMI's. Anybody got any idea's if I am using the right setting. Anyway I do love it.

Went out to dinner tonight with my DH and son. I decided to have spaghetti and chili. Haven't had that in a long time. Thanks in advance to anyone who reads this.

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DNJEN471 6/25/2010 3:45PM

    Very nice! I so wish I could afford one of those fancy scales ;)

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MARENAMOO 6/25/2010 11:43AM

    Are you doing body fat calculations or BMI?

The water content of your body figures into the protein/fat/bone calculations. The higher the water - the lower the body fat calculation. So don't take a diuretic before a body mass weighing.

I just do BMI from the online calculators. I have not done body fat yet - don't have a machine.

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LINDAKAY228 6/25/2010 11:10AM

    I have no idea about the settings. Sounds confusing but a wonderful tool if you can figure what the right settings are.

I never hear of spaghetti with chili! Sounds interesting since I'm a chili lover!

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MUSIC66 6/25/2010 2:53AM

    That sound great.

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JAMER123 6/25/2010 12:17AM

    Sounds rather confusing to get such different readings. Perhaps you have a place around that does the water BMI which is the most accurate. Did you enjoy the Spag/chili? Sounds really good to me! Best wishes to you!

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