Monday, February 28, 2011
Today I have started back full time on site. The last 6 weeks or so have not been the best for me. I am 99% recovered from my injury and glad to be able to do a lot of cardio again. I still can't lift over a pound with the right arm without pain, so I will take it slow in the strength area.
I have been watching what I eat for the last week or so, but not tracking online. I had started doing cardio about 4 weeks ago, but it was rather painful. Today I did a 5 mile LS/WATP dvd and walked Phred the Wonder Dog for 38 min. This is the first day since the fall that I have taken him on a walk by myself. My son was walking him for me and I would tag along. These were mostly short walks but hey my son is in college and has a life, too. So I was very grateful to him for his help.
I hope to get to my goal weight b/4 my new end date in June. I will working hard at doing this. I wanted to start back at the gym but gas prices are so high now that I can't afford to drive there everyday or so. My membership will end in Nov. and I will not be signing up again with 24Hrs. I haven't been in about 5 or 6 months just because I have been so unhappy with the gym. It is never clean, machines are always broken and every time I start on a roll I get sick. I want to join the Planet Fitness that is within walking distance from my home. So even with my current membership all paid up, I will make the switch to the closer gym to my home. Planet Fitness was a 24Hrs when I joined but the location closed 6 weeks after I signed up. PF moved into the old 24Hrs after 9 months. Had I known this, I would have signed only a year contract with 24Hrs so I could switch to the closer gym. I will go with the more expensive membership because I can bring unlimited guests (my son and a number of friends would have to go with me), get 1/2 price drinks, use of the massage chairs for free and if I was into it, unlimited tanning booth access. It is a very clean place and the price is right with a special they have running.
OK enough about the gym. I am determined to get back on track and look forward to reaching my goal very soon.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I got to visit with my sister Linda on Thursday, before her return to NY. I missed out last weekend on visiting with her and her friend Sharon in San Diego when I got sick We walk around the beach area, which was very cold and windy. Went over to Redondo Beach pier for dinner at Kincaids (good food, too much money for the portions) where we met up with a friend of Sharon's named Lori. I had the small plate which was just 4 small lamb chops, that's it, no sides for $16. They were fantastically (is that a word) cooked. I also had the french onion soup to warm up first. We all split a appetizer which was some kind of brie cheese with sour dough bread with jam and honey on the side. Just enough to have a small sample for each of us. We also split some cheese cake 4 ways. I had water and 1% milk with dinner. The other had drinks but I don't drink if I know I have to drive.
My sister Linda and I at Redondo Beach looking south towards Palos Verdes Peninsula
Looking north along the Pacific Coast towards LAX, Santa Monica, Malibu and out towards the Point.
My sister Linda and I at the Redondo Beach Dream Frog statue. The sign on it say's if you kiss him your dreams will come true.
Sunset view from our table at the restaurant. Doesn't get any better or more beautiful than this. Even with the cold weather.
Myself, sister Linda, her friend Sharon and Sharon's friend Lori (who lives in West Hollywood, CA).
Our weather has gotten colder by the day. My sister Doreen who lives in San Diego's foothills, had over 6 inches of snow this morning. We are looking at a low of 35 degrees tonight. Doesn't get this cold very often here. Will warm up by the end of the week, but more rain first. I hope all the movie stars don't get rained out for the Oscars. The news tonight said this is the coolest it has been for tomorrow's Oscar night. Night all.
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