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Back in Arizona

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

I am back in Arizona, I left Oregon on Tuesday as the pass was clear, and I arrived Thursday afternoon. I had clear roads, zero ice or snow, and traffic was awesome (except for that one white truck that has no clue on how to change lanes while driving 75 mph just north of Los Angeles) especially all the truck drivers, so polite! I had the same problem with sleeping, this time I used Uhaul and the truck was great, but the cab was smaller. Jake and Annie didn't have much room, matter of fact Jake fell off his seat while sleeping several times! I ended up taking several small breaks and managed to actually sleep 4 times, twice for 10 minutes and twice for 30 minutes, still not sure how I managed this!!

I started calling the utilities when I crossed into AZ and learned that I would have to be home for them to be turned on, thank goodness for that!! I arrive home, they say in 2 to 4 hours it will be on. Good, go to neighbors for dinner, she is an awesome cook!! Arrive back home after dark with no power, call them up and they try to trouble shoot the issue and they can't, out comes a tech. Tech gets it going and I have a open pipe, so off goes the water (I am on a well). I thought a friend was going to fix the water, my mistake as I misunderstood them, so I didn't get water for 3 days. Can't turn gas on without the water (gas water heater) so no gas till yesterday. WooH! So I started cleaning the house and heated my water in the microwave! Yeah to my neighbor, she fed me dinner every night and let me shower and use her washer and dryer!!

I took the dogs to their Vet on Monday and guess what? Yeah they are healthy, but they are also fat! Vet asked about diet changes and I finally told him that I knew what the problem was, yes he laughed with me, and told him that the 3 of us were going to begin our exercises again.

Odd thing about the dogs is that they forgot how to use the doggy door. emoticon The other thing that they managed to forget was how to get into the neighbors yard, yes we are both happy about that one!!

I started some of my batch cooking last night, this is needed as I ran out of chicken a couple of days ago. Made up several containers of chicken stock and four packages of boiled chicken.

First day of work is tomorrow night, I think I am going to continue with just cleaning around the house (it needs it) for the first week and start to incorporate cardio in next week.

I am off to post my weight loss, it looks like a big number, but it is just a reflection of moving from OR to AZ, lack of sleep, limited food and house cleaning! emoticon

Before I forget, here are my new measurements (last measurements taken on 08/04/12)

Waist was 32 now 38
Hips was 40 now 42
Thigh was 22 now 24.5
Arm was 12 now 13

As you can tell I kept up with upper body ST, now to bring back lower body ST and some cardio! Feeling motivated!

P.S. Hated all the types of mold in Oregon with a passion!!
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    hello! I feel so out of touch! last I remember you were moving out of home in AZ but I didn't know where to. I've been absent from SP for some time, my migraines are no fun looking at a computer screen. I also put on weight and am glad u and I are back sparking because you actually kept me motivated. :)
    1804 days ago
    How nice that you are back. I kept checking and over the months. I was so happy to see you returned.
    1808 days ago
    emoticon Back! Glad you were able to move back in to your house too!
    1824 days ago
    I'm so glad you are home and back in the groove. I missed you so much! Annie and Jake too. I bet your house missed you as much as we did. I hope they figure out the doggy door quick but not the neighbor's yard! LOL Where did you stay while in Oregon? Did you have a house up there?

    emoticon back! emoticon
    1824 days ago
    Glad you're back safe and sound Bo!
    Things will all fall into place ...I feel it in my bones.
    Good luck- you're due some emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1825 days ago

    glad you are back safe and sound. long trip I am sure. And yes, can identify with the mold in Oregon as I lived in the Seattle washington area and we too had it.
    best of everything to you!
    1825 days ago
    Okay I am confused, but firest off so glad to have you back here and glad that you are back home. Did you not sell your house, cos sounds like you moved right back in. Glad you have your job to go to.
    Things happen for a reason so we are told. Glad you got back safe and sound and things seem pretty good to go.
    HUGS missed you!
    1825 days ago
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