Saturday, January 15, 2011
I got up pretty late today and then read the paper. By the time I started doing the house work it was close to 1pm. I mopped the whole house and cleaned both bathrooms in 70 min. Took a break for lunch and watched a little tv. Took Phred for a long walk, came home and my neighbors daughter Freda came by and we purchased some chocolate bars to help her school out (Polynesian dance class).
Made a stir fry for dinner, along with biscuits and Cuties (Miniolas) on the side.
I handwashed all the dishes, wiped down the stove, refrigerator and tables (3).
I have been here on Sparks since about 7pm and I decided I would do todays boot camp video tomorrow along with the one for day 2 and a bonus to make up for missing out today. I was so tired out today from all those steps and miles yesterday. I still managed 14,468 steps today along with 7.619 miles.
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!
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