Sunday, August 11, 2013
I was walking the dogs this morning and I thought about how I stopped counting calories burned. I had been doing this for over 5 yrs. Setting calorie burn to aim for each week. But since I got my fitbit it has kind of gone to the wayside. Knowing I need to make my 10,000 steps everyday is enough. I mean really who cares about a week? Everyday we gotta try everyday! I wont stop counting my calories eaten. If anyone asks me how I have kept my weight off. That is the single biggest reason. Being accountable for what I eat. Other details are factors as well but eating is everything. You can exercise as much as u want but if u don't eat good, there is no keeping up.
I have been so busy this week I didn't get a chance to get my dogs to the graveyard for a nice walk. This morning we finally made it over there. So nice! So peaceful. My little piece of zen.
Garden is still going nuts with zucchini we are on number 17 and 18. I have given away a good portion or baked with and given away that way. This week I got busy and forgot about them and magically had a 3 lb one.
Last week we planted two of my dad's trees. A baby ginkgo, I have always wanted a ginkgo and now I have 2 lol We planted his favorite kind of a tree a pine. I think we got the coolest one too a Dragon Eye pine, it's mostly white. The morning after we planted it, a butterfly was sitting on it. I feel like my dad has been visiting a lot.
We decided to keep one of his tortoises, his baby. She isn't really a baby, probably 7-8 years old. But he started her from a hatching and put a lot of time and love into her. I don't think she had a name so we are deeming her Bette, after my grandma. She is so friendly she comes up when u go up to her enclosure and tries biting u but gently. This will be after she has eaten too, she's not timid at all. Unlike the other one my cousin is getting, she wont eat if you are in the room with her. Scott planted grass seeds in her little home and its growing.
Then our last new pet is Faygala (little bird) in yiddish. He also had Boy chick lol Boy chick went to another home. Our bird Gert is enjoying having a new girlfriend. They listen to NPR together all day long and talk to each other.
Oh and my sunflowers are blooming! I had to bust out the SLR for them! I vow to always grow sunflowers from here on out. I just love them. The excitement of waiting for them to open and see their color is so much fun and hard to stand all at once lol