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A sigh of relief

Monday, December 03, 2012

Our water is fixed! First thing I did after getting the phone call was take a long shower. We have also been under a water shortage notice, so showers have been fast and unsatisfying (and forget about shaving your legs in the shower... it takes too long). I stayed in there until the water started cooling off. It was so wonderful! I can also drink the water out of the tap again, so no more buying water.

I walked 11.9 miles today. Cooper walked 8.6 of that with me. We tried out part of the new route I was thinking of as it was unseasonably warm and sunny today. I like the new route and it adds about 2 miles to our loop around the village. I think the full loop would be about 9 miles. I will have to map it out to know for certain. I have another loop I can add which would make it closer to 11 miles to complete. I think I will have to try the longer one and see how long it takes me. I won't take the dog when I go for the longest one, because that is a little far for his little legs. He is exhausted from the mileage I put on him today. (I can tell, since he is snoring in my lap.)

On the nutrition front I had a better balance of nutrients today. I had the leftover spaghetti squash for lunch, and ham steak with sauteed veggies on brown rice for dinner. I adjusted my weight goal for my next milestone of 173 (healthy BMI here I come!) to be reached on my mother's birthday on Jan 28, 2013. That changed my calorie intake goal a little. It is still plenty of calories, but not quite as much "wiggle room" as I have had for the last 6-8 months. All of this assumes that I maintain my current level of activity... which may change again as I have been feeling like a slacker about my ST routine (or lack thereof). I get plenty of cardio in, but I have been letting the ST slide. I bought the heavier weights and have only used them once. Definitely a slacker! I need to get back into a regular schedule with the ST.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BRAVELUTE 12/5/2012 5:36PM

    11 miles doesn't sound like a slacker. You are focusing on something else right now. Maybe liking to be outdoors in the nice weather? I made it through 2.1 miles tonight and I'm absolutely delighted. I can't imagine 11 miles all at one time!!

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HDHAWK 12/4/2012 7:31PM

    That's a lot of miles! Way to go! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 12/4/2012 4:39PM

    That is really awesome!

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BIGPAWSUP 12/4/2012 3:34PM

    I'm so happy you have water again! Woo Hoo!

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TRAVELGRRL 12/4/2012 9:09AM

    Sounds like you are feeling better, and your dinner sounds delish.

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KSNANA2 12/4/2012 8:59AM

    Glad you got your water back! And I don't think you sound like a slacker at all! You are doing great!

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FLEURGARDEN 12/4/2012 7:20AM

    Glad you have your water back. We don't realize how much we take our basic utilities for granted until we don't have them for a few hours or days.

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KATIEEMMA5 12/4/2012 1:43AM

    Congrats on getting the water back, so happy for you!!!


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STRONGDAWG 12/3/2012 9:59PM

    Jeez... if you are a slacker... I just don't think there's a word for me...

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KARIDIAN1 12/3/2012 9:56PM

    Glad the water is back. We got used to very efficient taking showers when we had our motorhome. Get wet, turn it off, lather up, turn it back on and rinse.
Sometimes at a shooting match we would be on site without hookups for a week or so. Would have to conserve the water in the tanks and try not to fill up the grey and black water tanks too fast.

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