Did my first mission for Zombies Run! Four miles and I jogged a lot more then normal it defiantly kept me going!
Was finally able to give blood, the last two times my iron was a point low, today I was fine. Apparently you have to time it just right, to close to the beginning or end of TOM and your iron is hit or miss.
If you think about woman really have a difficult time regulating their bodies, we are:
All of it makes us chemically imbalanced so we are bloated, have cramps, hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings and cravings.
Somehow in all of this we are supposed to watch our calorie intake and exercise so we can burn off the excess pounds and keep them off. Its crazy! No wonder its harder for woman to lose weight, our bodies are doing all kids of things and it really wants the woman to keep extra fat so we can stay healthy and make healthy babies too!
Anyway...So I gave blood. For those of you with no health insurance or no time to make a doctors appointment, giving blood is not only a super thing to do, you get your iron checked,
Tests for cholesterol,
West Nile Virus
T. Cruzi (Chagas)
So your checking your health while saving a life!
Sometimes you even get a tee-shirt! I got one last week even though my iron was to low, they said I tried so they gave me a tee-shirt. Then my son and I both got $10 Publix gift card for giving blood, well my iron was to low but I tried!
So what else, oh yeah I want to try the hooping thing, its not hula hooping, its hooping. I think its something I can handle. And its relativity inexpensive. I also purchased a DVD with bands to get some stretching and toning in. I will do that on the days I don't walk. I will try it tomorrow, maybe I will walk too, see how that goes. I was quite shocked to discover what I call the the "long" dog walk route is .75 miles and I do that 2 times a day plus another shorter one so just walking the dog is a couple miles!
Well I'm done in. Long days lately. Our 17 year old nephew is here for about 4 days visiting. His older brother (he's 22) is always at our house anyway so I have the three boys (mine is 18) working on putting a motor in the boys Tahoe, fishing in the lake, in and out of the house tracking in sand, mud and all kinds of stuff, eating EVERYTHING! I had a big batch of lettuces I just prepared drip drying in the sink before I put it in the fridge for eating the next few days and they ate it, every last leaf! I've made chili, fish sticks, grilled cheeses, chicken burgers, and they just keep eating!
Here they are, from the right, oldest to youngest, mines the one in the middle:
Micheal, Peter & Mathew
Off to walk the dog for the last walk of the day!