A Note To All My Spark Friends
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
I haven't been posting much in the last month and I've gotten so behind in replying to people individually, so I'm writing this to all of you. Forgive me, but it will save me some time repeating the same old stuff to everyone.
Even though I've been watching my food intake, I have't been keeping my food journal since I went on my road trip and it shows in the fact that I keep regaing and loosing the same 5 pounds over and over. I guess it's a plateau of sorts. I need to go back to logging my food because it helps to keep me accountable and not "cheat". I still check in SP almost every day---but I haven't really been participating. I've kind of lost my mojo in the past month and I can't really say it's because I'm getting a lot done and have been really busy. I have been a little busy with busywork, just no major accomplishments---which my house could really use!!
Anyway I'm trying to recommit myself and hopefully I'll be online more. I find it's a fine line to balence between being on line and not. I tend to get lost in this giant time "suck" which is the computer and SP was a part of that. So I'm trying to limit myself. Hence this blog.
Some of you may be wondering how the maiden voyage of the kayack went.......well I went about 75 feet!!!! It was a fiasco and a little bit demoralizing. The day I chose to try it out was really hot and it took me awhile to get it inflated, being that it was the first time and all. I finally got it in the water and then rolled myself into it. But I wasn't out in deep enough water and was kind of stuck to the shore. I kept trying to push myself off but alas, I couldn't so I had to get out again and get back in. When I finally settled myself in, I felt this lump under my butt and at first I thought it was the paddle lanyard. I then realized that the seat bottom had deflated and the lump was the wrinkled seat! This would have been okay, but without the seat, I couldn't sit up straight and I was trying to paddle in a reclining position. That might work for bikes---but it dosn't for paddling---so that's why I only went about 75 feet. So once again I rolled myself out and then in the shallow water I tried to get up from my knees, but I didn't have any thing to hold on to and I couldn't DO IT!! So I got back on my butt and crab walked into deeper water and used the dock post and the bouyancy of the water to get myself to a standing position. NOT A PRETTY SIGHT!!! By this time I was so over heated that I started getting chills and nausea so I just sat at the dock for awhile. When I thought I could walk I went to the car to get a drink of some hot gingerale I had in the back of the car and proceeded to barf in the bushes! Long story short---It took awhile for me to cool down both emotionally and physically, so I didn't get back out on the kayack that day. Hopefully the next time it will go better. I did learn some important lessons, so not all was lost. Next time I'll pick a cooler day and I'll make sure I bring a cold drink, and I wont try it alone.
Here's to better days ahead......HUGS---Lynne