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A good day...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

I had a nice day. First with the walking group in the morning, then with mom in the afternoon. We have yet to have the whole group walking. There is always someone with an appointment or who is sick, or something. We only had two dogs along today... Cooper and Snitch. They always want to play at first, but they usually settle down pretty quickly. It takes about 20 minutes longer to do the route when we walk as a group than it does when it is just me and Cooper, but I feel good about encouraging others to get out and move.

This afternoon I drove mom to the wound clinic, and then we did our usual round of farm stands and grocery stores. She is getting around pretty well with just a cane. Dad and I are still working on getting the upstairs space at their house cleaned out so we can renovate, but it is going slowly. We have reached a point that requires mom's participation and she is still hesitant about the whole idea, so she is resisting.

My fridge is full of good food. Now I just need an appetite to eat some of that good food. I haven't had much of an appetite for about a week. It is fine since I have cut back on the exercise (both time and intensity). My nutrition tracker tells me I should be eating about 2,000 calories a day, but I have been closer to 1,500 for the last week.

I really did get in some ST last night. When I was working out at the gym I was up to using the 25# weights. At home I only have 10# weights. I thought "I should do sets of 15 reps, because they are lighter weights." Of course I didn't take into account the fact that I haven't really picked up the weights since... June? Maybe once in July? I felt it today. I guess I have to adjust my expectations to where my body is actually.
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    Hooray for strength training!
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    1504 days ago
    Renovations an be trying ,yur Mom wil come around slowly. Thse are both great dognames.I have always liked the name Cooper and Snitch is great too !
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    Keep going, you can do it!
    1504 days ago
    Snitch!!! What a great dog name!

    I didn't know your mother was part of the walking group. That's great. But I can certainly understand her reluctance to clear out rooms and renovate. Change is hard and having you move back home to 'help' probably stirs up all kinds of conflicting feelings that she doesn't want to acknowledge.

    Don't stress too much about the calories in/calories out. As long as you are getting the nutrients you need and you aren't gaining/losing too much too fast, you are probably fine.

    1504 days ago
    a good day , and a good start back at ST. it won't be long for your body to adjust and crave the heavier weights, but maybe it isn't so bad that you just have 10's at home for now
    1504 days ago
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