Friday, January 14, 2011
Got up at 7am to walk the SA River walk this morning with my friend Irene at 8:30am. We had strong headwinds going to the park, where we used the bathroom b/4 heading back to the car. This walk is around 6.50 miles. The wind was at our back on our return, so we ended up walking pretty fast. We had to keep to the trail next to the river because of the dust. Even had a few dust devils along the way and I could only wear my cap on the return because it kept getting blown off of my head. LOL
Got home just b/4 11am and had lunch. Went with my husband to run errands: to the market, pay the electric/water bill, check out the dog groomer (only to find they had closed up soon after Phred's last appointment 8 weeks ago and it is now a medical Marijuana business.) I kid you not! Where we were going to make an appointment for Phred the Wonder Dog. Went to check out doors Ganahl Lumber ( a local lumber yard/hardward store, with several located around the S.CA area). Stopped and picked up my boots that I left at the shoe repair.
Came home and vacuumed the house for 40 min., took a break to watch GH. Took Phred for a walk, then dusted and did my boot camp video. After that it was close to 5pm, so I showered.
We had left overs for dinner for the guys. I had a Healthy Choice dinner and kept within my calorie count. I also did 24,010 steps from 7:30am - 6:10pm and 12.67 miles. I am poop tonight and hope I am able to stay awake to watch "Medium".
Thursday, January 13, 2011
You got to love your husband when out of the blue he says, "I bet you are on Sparks right now, doing all the stuff you do on the site". I smiled and said, "Yes, I am. You know me so well". He then says to me "You know you are a Sparks success story, don't you?". I have never thought of myself that way before.
Maybe I should have thought of myself as a success. My friend Sandy and my sister Doreen (who are both members on SP) have told me I am an inspiration to them. I am still currently only at a 54# weight lost. I was down close to 60#, at one point. Then I got sick and had to take off a lot of time from exercising and gained a few pounds back. I moved my end back by a few months.
I know my husband is very proud of me because of the way he looks at me again, like when we were first dating. I know he never stopped loving me. At one time I was over 250#, and it was difficult to see the woman he loved so much gain weight. He knew I had no control because of medications I was on for medical problems like Lupus, that make you gain so much weight.
Now he is the one who is over weight at 6'4", he is currently 220#, and most of it, is in his budha belly. I asked his surgeon today, how come when he took his appendix out, why he couldn't have taken a little of the "BB" . He laughed and said " Then I wouldn't have anything to rub for good luck". I cracked up because that is just what I do.
Anyway when my husband said I was a success story my first response was I don't think so. He goes "Why not". I said because I haven't been nominated for Motivator of the Day. Then I was like wait, as long as you and my family think I am a success, then I know I am succeeding. Yes, being MOD would be nice, but what my family, friends and doctors think of me is so much more important then all the awards in the world. Thank you, Spark People for making me a success story.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The day started off pretty good. Jeff and Frank work on the our osmosis drinking water connection, by changing out the old water bladder and moving it. We hope that works on getting our water bill down. They also had to work on my self cleaning oven, it was purchased in 1993 and until the redo on the house is done I don't want to open the new oven that we purchased. Anyway I went to use the self cleaning timer last night and it wouldn't work and some smoke puffed up from behind where the timer is located. Jeff looked at it today, showing Frank all things he was doing to it, cleaning the connections and so forth. Now it works fine. So glad Jeff is such a handyman and can do all this stuff himself.
I offered to take us to dinner tonight and the guys picked Poly's Pie's. It is a regional restaurant that has great food, but no calorie counts on the menu or web site. I hope someday they do this on their own. I guessed on the calorie count but knew it was going to be pretty high. I have their homemade chicken pot pie with mashed potatoes and it came w/chicken gravy on the side. I only used about 1/4 C. It also had a small amount of cranberry sauce which I took a few bites, because not one of my favorites. Before the meal came they served up their homemade cornbread with butter and honey. I also drank Lemon Tea. We also purchased some salt water taffy, of which I had 3 pieces. So I knew my calories were going to go over. I will just keep to the low side tomorrow.
I did 1 boot camp video and another bonus one today. I had a total of 14,040 steps from 11am - 7:35pm that was 7.34 miles. Eight days in a row of going over 10,000 steps. I can do this!
Monday, January 10, 2011
My husband seems to be almost back to his normal self. He his eating like a horse and doesn't seem to have suffered any ill effects from his surgery. I guess it was a success, although he still has this weird idea of what is funny. No cure for that I guess
We watched John Wayne movies all day on AMC. I did some exercises (boot camp video) and a good walk with Phred. Ate some light popcorn and had regular ice cream. My husband wanted real food so I made scallop potatoes w/cheddar cheese and chopped up some left over ham to put with it.
Did some house cleaning, laundry and a no walk for Phred. I did a lot of walking around the house and walking in place so I did very well on my steps and miles.
Make chicken with rice, along with corn and wheat rolls.
Got up, ate breakfast, read the paper, and I was getting ready to go to K-Mart when my friend Sharon returned my call. She asked how we all were doing and I did the same. We both had our stories to tell and that was nice. Her granddaughter Jenna has been accepted at 5 colleges from around the country, but she has to go out state because she was to be a forensic expert and the best colleges are back East. She has already checked out a few of them and I she wants to go to one in Westchester, PA. They are going to check it out for the second time at the end of Jan. Along with another one in Connecticut. I have know Jenna since she was about 8 yrs old. This is all very exciting for Sharon and her family.
I went over to K-Mart and got some Christmas stuff on sale at 75% off. Also looked around at some weights, but didn't like the ones I saw. Came home had lunch and watch GH, then took Phred for about a 50 min. walk. The sun was out but it was pretty breezy and cool, had to wear a light jacket. I was sweating by the time I got home. We had leftovers for dinner.
See normal life once again.
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