LESLIELENORE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LESLIELENORE LESLIELENORE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Nice day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954081 Another day gone... but well spent, so it is all good. Went to PT this afternoon, and took the long way there. I like to walk the long way to get places. Adding 2-3 miles each way makes me happy. I think that is why I like to exercise so much... it makes me happier. Having suffered with depression for many years, being happy is still a novelty, and slightly addictive. <BR> <BR> Cooper is feeling cuddly this evening. I walked him enough that his little head is bobbing as he sits in my l... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:07:02 EST Movement every hour... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953522 That was my goal today, and it went swimmingly (though I did not go swimming). I walked, ran, pedaled, stepped, stretched for at least 30 minutes of every hour since I got up, except from 2-3pm. That was when I did my sparking mostly. I am going to try and keep this going until 9pm. A girl has got to have goals. Ya know? <BR> <BR> I have PT tomorrow afternoon, and (weather permitting) kayaking in the evening. My brother, Jeremy, is working for the outfitter on Wednesdays now, so I will... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 20:11:06 EST Errands and exercise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952975 I got a lot of errands done today, after dropping my nieces and Cooper off at my parents' house this morning. I even got my recycling taken care of, which is terrific, because it was really starting to pile up. <BR> <BR> I did a bunch of ST today, a short time on the stepper, the bike a couple of times, and took advantage of not having the dog to go out for two short runs. Add in some yoga, and two dog walks (wearing the 40# weight vest), and it was another active day. The second walk we ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 20:05:15 EST If only I were a mushroom... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952412 If I were a mushroom I would probably like the weather we have been having this Spring/Summer. It has been damp. Judging by the variety and quantity of fungi I spotted when I was out walking Cooper we have had perfect mushroom weather. It was just damp enough today that Cooper didn't want to go for a real walk until 7:30 this evening. I took him out several times earlier in the day, but he didn't want to stay outside once he got out there. <BR> <BR> I did go out for a short run, hopped o... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:35:17 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951916 I woke up early this morning to pouring rain, so I knew Cooper was not going to want to walk. I rolled over and went back to sleep, and didn't wake up until; nearly 11:30am, which is when I told my mom I would be at their house to make lunch. Ooops! I ended up only being about 10 minutes late, but that is extremely unusual for me... I am usually 20 minutes early for everything. Still, I had lunch ready by 12:30. We had dilled salmon, sauteed brussells sprouts, zucchini, and onions, red c... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 18:48:46 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951504 I had an invite to go kayaking this morning, but I had plans to walk with my middle niece at that time... which she canceled at the last minute. So, no kayaking, though I it turned out I could have gone. Oh well. Walked Cooper for an hour, and went for coffee instead. Cooper got 4 walks today out of all that. He is a happy puppy, who is currently chewing on his back feet... I think they must taste good, because he does that a lot. <BR> <BR> I hopped on the bike for 2.5 hours again today... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 21:15:18 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950990 Quiet day with the dog mostly, except for a short visit from the visiting nurse. Got grocery shopping and house cleaning accomplished. Three walks with the dog, 2.5 hours on the bike while reading, a little gentle stretching and some yoga. It didn't really feel like a rest day with all that. Maybe on Saturday if it rains as much as the forecast predicts. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 20:21:52 EST Took the dog kayaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950537 That was my evening's entertainment. He was very well behaved, and did not fall in. I made good food choices at the grocery store after we finished kayaking. Altogether a good experience. <BR> <BR> Earlier in the day I went for my mammogram. Usually the only place where I get in and out early is the neurologist, but I was registered, changed, processed, and out of there before my appointment time. Fairly painless, but I am glad I got that out of the way. I am definitely a private perso... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 23:17:41 EST Stormy last night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949922 Thunderstorms with strong winds came through in the wee hours of the morning. I woke up around 5am, with the storm seemingly directly overhead. Loud! I didn't observe any structures damaged when I was out walking Cooper, but there were some big limbs down all over town. <BR> <BR> I got a call around noon that my psychiatrist had an opening for an appointment at 1pm, if I could get there on such short notice. I got there. With all the stress I have been under since early Spring I have se... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 20:25:21 EST Quiet day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949379 It was a quiet day for me. I dropped Cooper off with my parents in the early afternoon, so I could go to appointments and not have to crate him. Successfully made it through my appointments, and did a little grocery shopping, then came home and worked out for a couple of hours, before heading back to pick up Cooper, and my two younger nieces. Their parents are out of town in NYC, where my SIL is undergoing chemo for lung cancer. So, the girls are staying with their other grandma until the... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:15:15 EST Freedom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948704 A friend left a comment on yesterday's blog, and she mentioned the blessing of being free from temptation. How apt! It is freeing not to feel bound by cravings and binges. It is freeing not to carry all that extra weight around with me. When I put on my weight vest and go for a walk I am reminded once again how much freedom from pain and physical stress I have now. Not to say my life is perfect. LOL! Of course not. But, I am not trying to move 300 pounds around all the time, and I am ... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 14:59:25 EST Family meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948354 I went to my parents' house this morning as is my usual Saturday routine, to make lunch for them. Mom and I had already decided the menu would be ratatouille and fresh fruit, and mom left me some veggies already cut up. So all I had to do was cut up the eggplant and tomatoes, and cook everything. It came out pretty yummy. I took a single serving because I knew we were having a big family dinner this evening to celebrate my niece, Francesca, turning 10 years old. In between lunch and dinn... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 20:48:51 EST Neurologist appointment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947901 Drove up to Orchard Park with my brother to the neurologist's office for my monthly nerve block injections. He stuck me 6 times today. Hopefully that means the pain will hold off for longer than one week. <BR> <BR> Sunday's kayaking adventure has already been cancelled, so it looks like my next outing will be Wednesday... weather permitting. <BR> <BR> I left Cooper with my dad for the afternoon. The neighbor's still have an Australian Cattle Dog visiting them, and she loves to come up ... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 20:06:55 EST Good job, Chandra http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947401 It is cooler outdoors than it is in my apartment today. It is pretty comfortable outside, but sticky and hot in my place. Oh well, at least it isn't -26F, right? <BR> <BR> Got in three walks with Cooper already, and I might just take him out again after the sun goes down. I will have to see if he really wants to. I also got in a run today, got on the stepper and did biceps curls with the attached resistance bands, hopped on the bike a couple of times, plus got on the stability ball for S... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 20:09:15 EST Eek! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946859 This may be TMI, but I had my initial appointment with a new gynecologist, since my old one retired. I did not state a preference for which doctor I wanted so it was luck of the draw. So, my new doc is a really cute, young, male doctor. It made me squick about having him checking out my girly parts. Sigh. Now I can just hardly wait for my mammogram next week. (Can you smell the sarcasm?) <BR> <BR> I also had an appointment with my psychiatric nurse/caseworker. I love meeting with her,... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 20:59:39 EST Quick update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946351 I don't have to go back for more labwork until next week, thank goodness. I do have a late doctor appointment tomorrow, which means I can't go kayaking. Oh well, there is always next week. <BR> <BR> Since I switched to low carb almost a week ago I have been losing weight again... and I don't miss bread and pasta yet. I thought I would, or not have the same feeling of satiety, but I am satisfied and craving free so far. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 22:35:38 EST A sticky one today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945766 It wasn't horrendously hot today, but it was pretty humid. Humid enough that I didn't feel like going for a run. I went for a run yesterday, so I felt okay not getting out there today. I did go to the grocery store... or rather three different grocery stores, after dropping Cooper at my parents' house. It took that many stops to find everything I needed. I also stopped at the hardware store and got a copy made of my apartment key, took care of my labwork, and met with my therapist, befor... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:04:44 EST Demo Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945075 Yesterday I volunteered at Evergreen Outfitter's Demo Day. They hold this event once a year where anyone can come and try any or all of their kayaks, canoes, or paddleboards (also know as SUPs). The day started early at 6:30 am when Jeremy picked me up. We drove through Tim Horton's for breakfast, as we both needed coffee. I have been weaning myself off of sugar in my coffee, and I am almost there. Then we drove to the store in Ashville to help load boats on the various trailers and cars... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 16:37:01 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944674 I will go more in depth about my day today in tomorrow's blog. Suffice to say it was a long day (6:30am- 9:00pm) volunteering at Demo Day. I am all peopled out. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 23:03:40 EST What to do without the dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944159 Cooper is staying with my parents tonight, because Jeremy and I have an early start in the morning for Demo Day with the local outfitter. That means I am without the dog overnight, which already feels weird. I might go for a run though if it doesn't start storming again. A good, long run might get me tired enough to sleep without my buddy cuddled up next to me. <BR> <BR> No kayaking today, as it was stormy. It is supposed to be storming when we leave in the morning too. Not sure we will... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:24:42 EST The bug-catching benefit of weight loss... LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943721 I had to catch and release a really ugly beetle last night, that had somehow gotten into my apartment and started buzzing around near my bed. I knew I wasn't going to be able to sleep with the possibility of it landing on me in my sleep. (Shudder.) A mere 4 years ago it would have been impossible for me to hop up onto my bed with a glass and piece of cardboard, catch the icky thing, then hop back down without dropping the glass and letting the bug loose in my bed. So, I had another remind... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 22:22:11 EST A good day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943171 It was a good day today, despite the ever present headache. Started the day by walking the dog, which is always a nice way to start the day. Then we went for coffee. Well I got a cup of coffee and he had a Timbit. When we got home I put in some time on the stepper, then the bike, and did some ST and yoga, and went for a run, before heading to PT. I am seeing a very gradual improvement in my pain levels, but there is some, so I will continue going. I will only have one PT appt next week,... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 22:50:18 EST Feeling a little hungry is not an emergency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942566 I have to remember that. I am having fewer cravings now that I am restricting carbs, but sometimes I think I am feeling hungry when really I am bored, thirsty, or have a craving for something specific. Usually I try and drink a glass of water when I am not certain if I am truly hungry. That is the easiest fix. Also I try and wait 30 minutes, because sometimes I am not truly hungry and putting time between thinking the thought and acting on it may prove that I was not truly hungry after al... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 21:16:58 EST Quick update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942022 Not much sleep again last night. I did get about 5 hours though, so it was better than Saturday night. I had three appointments scheduled today, but only ended up going to two, as my therapist called to reschedule... for the third time. It was only put off for a week this time, but still it is frustrating. The rest of my day was pretty good though. It started with a walk with Cooper, before I drove him out to my parents' house for the day. From there I went to get my blood work taken ca... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 22:09:03 EST Again with the insomnia... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941376 The moonlight paddle last night was lovely, though it was chilly. Temps after dark were in the 50s. Glad I took my fleece along. I got home right around midnight and read for an hour, before heading for bed... only to stare at the ceiling for an hour. Ugh. I got up and sat in my recliner and read for a while before dozing off for about 4 hours. Since I was up early I messaged my brother to find out if he wanted help unloading boats and gear from last night. He wasn't really up yet, so ... Sun, 7 Jun 2015 20:49:52 EST Quick update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940741 Lunch was yummy with my parents. Cooper is staying with them until after I get back from kayaking tonight. It is chilly today, so I need to dig out my fleece to wear out on the water tonight. Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Sat, 6 Jun 2015 14:24:03 EST Long day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940365 I was just nervous enough about my doctor's appointment this morning that I woke up an hour before my alarm, even though I didn't go to bed until 3am. It was one of those things where I thought I might be able to get back to sleep so I closed my eyes for what seemed like a long time... and it was only two minutes later. So, I got up. Walked to my appointment, and the doctor removed the mole to be biopsied, with the comment that he would try to "leave some of the ear." Ummmmm... thanks do... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 18:56:05 EST Tired today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939914 I was quite tired today. Not certain why, but I actually took a nap this afternoon, which is quite the rare occasion. Normally I cannot sleep during the day. Still managed to walk Cooper 4 times, spent a little time on the stepper, hopped on the bike twice, and did some yoga and ST. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow looks like it will be a busy day. Have to be at the doctor's office early for the biopsy, then I am supposed to walk with my middle niece. After our walk she is staying at my apartment to... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 23:01:45 EST Went kayaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939319 Went out with the outfitter on the Chadakoin down in Jamestown. Perfect weather! Had a lot of fun. Fell into a good groove with my paddle strokes. Also made plans to go out Friday evening, and possibly out on Lake Erie on Sunday. Depends on the weather. Sunday would be a beach launch, so it needs to be calm. <BR> <BR> I increased my fat and protein percentages, and I feel fuller longer, with fewer cravings. And I don't seem to get the low blood sugar shakes. Still have work to do, bu... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 22:53:34 EST I am NOT going to stress... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938659 I had my annual checkup on Friday, and the PA took a picture of a mole I have on my ear to show to the doctor in the office who specializes in skin things. Today I got the call that they want me to come in at 8am on Friday to have it removed and biopsied. I know I never think to put sunscreen on my ears, and I have given myself some spectacular sunburns over the years, so it is of concern. But I am going to attempt to forget about it until Thursday night. I am just going to go about my re... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:01:08 EST Happy Sparkversary to me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938025 I missed it by a few days, but that's okay. It was actually last Thursday. This is the end of year 4 for me here on Sparkpeople. A lot of things have changed for the better... in fact almost everything has changed for the better. I have regained a little weight in the last year, but I am still at a much better place than where I started from 4 years ago, so I am not going to beat myself up. I am just going to do what I know works and try and be comfortable with myself and my current real... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 17:57:53 EST Feeling blue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937524 The weather didn't help today, as it was chilly and rainy almost all day. Cooper refused to walk this morning at all. I tried to take him out, but he got maybe 5 feet out the door and turned right around and wanted to go back inside. He wanted no part of that rain. I did get him out for over an hour around 4pm. I bet he will want to go for a long walk tomorrow morning! <BR> <BR> I got out for a run this afternoon before I walked Cooper. I felt I was running through cold molasses. I sl... Sun, 31 May 2015 22:29:40 EST Rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937017 It rained on and off for most of the day. It started pouring right before lunch at my parents' house. Then it was lightly raining when I took Cooper for his afternoon walk... just enough to create the prettiest rainbow. I love rainbows! Now it is storming with plenty of thunder and lightning. <BR> <BR> Lunch today was kind of cobbled together. We were going to have spaghetti and meatballs, but mom didn't have the spaghetti she thought she did or the diced tomatoes. She did have elbows,... Sat, 30 May 2015 23:27:45 EST busy day I guess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936452 Started the day with a walk with Cooper, my niece (Allegra) and her friend. Then I left Allegra and Cooper at my apartment while I went to PT and my Doctor appt. Finally scheduled my mammogram for June 24th. Have to get some lab work checked again, and there are a couple of things she wants to keep an eye on, until I see her again in 4 months. And at PT, she asked if I was seeing any relief from the the therapy. Honestly I am seeing minor improvements in my pain... no drastic improvement... Fri, 29 May 2015 20:26:43 EST A little better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935910 I guess I am in a better mood today. Not certain of that, but I am going to declare myself to be less grumpy, and if I fake it enough then it will be so. Right? Spent the day mostly cleaning my apartment, grocery shopping and walking the dog. I like the way my apartment smells when I have just cleaned it. <BR> <BR> The visiting nurse stopped in today to check on me. What could I say? Things were tough this Spring, but they are getting better. I just came back in from walking the dog, ... Thu, 28 May 2015 21:05:07 EST The grumpies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935334 My smoke detector started chirping low battery sounds at around 11pm last night, and kept it up for most of the night. Every 30 seconds... Beeeep! So, I didn't get much sleep. I called the emergency contact number, but when he called the maintenance guy he was told it was not an emergency. So maintenance showed up around 9:30 this morning to change the battery and scold me for trying to get him to come change it in the middle of the night. So, I am operating on minimal sleep and resentme... Wed, 27 May 2015 19:34:33 EST Got my hopes up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934806 Last night my brother, Jeremy, suggested going kayaking this evening. But when he got home from work he was too tired to go, so I toddled on home again. Maybe tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> I did walk the dog three times today, hopped on the bike for an hour and the stepper for half an hour. Plus I did a little ST and yoga. <BR> <BR> I have PT tomorrow afternoon. The headache seems marginally better, so maybe the exercises are beginning to work. Or it might be the lingering effects of the n... Tue, 26 May 2015 22:06:39 EST Lazy day of recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934120 Cooper and I both needed a day to relax today. I got up around 8am, had a glass of water, looked at him still asleep in bed... and decided to join him. We both got up around 11am. I took him for a short walk, because that is all he was willing to do, then came in, had a little lunch, and hopped on the bike for 99 minutes. At that point I decided to take him out again... just because... another short walk, because he really doesn't want to walk today. I did walk him for an hour after we g... Mon, 25 May 2015 18:06:00 EST Prudence is a good thing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933564 I was a little disappointed with my walk today. I went about half the distance as the last time I tried this route. I walked about 27 miles in around 6.5 hours. Not bad, but not nearly what I planned for the day. Grrr... So, it seems like the entire route would be closer to 60 miles if I completed it. Last time I attempted it I made it to about mile 45. oh well. Prudence is my friend. It was about 10 degrees warmer than the original forecast for today, so I finished off all the water... Sun, 24 May 2015 16:53:13 EST Taking it easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933163 Taking it easy means something different to every person. For me it means three good walks with the dog, 100 squats, and a few other ST exercises, some yoga, and a little time with the stepper. Some would think that is a lot, and others would wonder if that was all. For me that is the baseline of what I consider a lazy day. I am just prepping for my crazy walking challenge tomorrow. I am not walking with anyone, or trying to beat a time. I just want to go farther than I did last time... Sat, 23 May 2015 19:56:49 EST PT and preparations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932750 I walked with Cooper and my middle niece this morning, then she stayed at my apartment to dogsit while I went to PT. They did traction on my neck again. Immediately afterwards the headache is worse, but it eases overnight. It isn't so bad today anyways after the nerve block injections on Wednesday. Today I just sort of coasted through the afternoon after PT. I didn't feel like doing much... though I did go for a 1.5 hour run, and then took Cooper for a 45 minute walk. It felt like I was... Fri, 22 May 2015 22:05:00 EST Achieving little things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932160 Got stuff accomplished today, but I felt a little off-kilter all day. I am not certain if it is a result of the injections yesterday or TOM. Either one would do it, but both? Almost guaranteed to knock me for a loop. I have been checking the forecast for the next week or so, and it looks like Sunday is my best bet for that Loooong walk I have been looking forward to. Originally Wednesday's forecast looked good, but now there is a possibility of thunderstorms. Sunday is supposed to be mo... Thu, 21 May 2015 19:16:32 EST Neurologist appointment... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931657 Going to the neurologist takes up a large chunk of my day. I left my place before 1pm, and didn't get home until 5pm. And the appointment itself only took about 15 minutes! The rest is driving time. Dad drove me today as Jeremy was working. We decided to take Cooper with us so dad could just drop us off without having to go back to their house first... and then I forgot my purse at mom and dad's so we ended up having to there anyways. Doh! I got the nerve block injections again, and th... Wed, 20 May 2015 22:29:23 EST Thanks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931053 I was moving for most of the day. Some with Cooper, and some without. I have been doing a little ST almost every day for the past week or so. I haven't decided if I prefer that or doing an intense workout that is longer in length on alternating days. <BR> <BR> We got the transportation figured out for tomorrow, so I will definitely get to my neuro appt to get my injections. I have another PT appt on Friday, too. Something has to work on this headache! Most of the time I just pretend ... Tue, 19 May 2015 22:20:43 EST Visiting with my niece... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930407 I got in a walk with Cooper and went and got my bloodwork done (for the third time this month, because my levels are wonky), and then my niece, Tigan, called to ask if I wanted to go spend the afternoon with mom. I agreed. We had a lovely visit, including reading some of her memoirs she has been working on. We also went and did a little grocery shopping for my parents. I found out that getting to my dr appt on Wednesday is going to be a production, but I think I can get there. I hope so... Mon, 18 May 2015 21:17:48 EST Movie day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929820 I went to see Avengers with my BFF, Jen, this afternoon. and I am probably going to pitch perfect with my niece, Tigan, this evening. Also did 3 dog walk, 2.5 hours on the bike, and some ST and yoga. <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 May 2015 21:07:14 EST Insomnia... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929310 Ugh, insomnia again last night. I was functioning on no sleep today. Glad I didn't have to drive. Mom and dad picked me up this morning as they were out running errands. I still don't have access to a car, but that is okay. It is good to walk wherever I need to go, or just not feel obligated to go somewhere. <BR> <BR> I am going to the movies with my BFF, Jen tomorrow afternoon. We haven't been in a while. Should be fun. I will budget my calories so that I am able to get a small popc... Sat, 16 May 2015 21:41:34 EST PT and dinner out... future goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928885 I went out for dinner again tonight. This time I went with my neighbor. We went to my favorite restaurant, because I can generally find something healthy to eat there. I had a cup of tomato florentine soup, and a steak and blue cheese salad. I always get the dressing on the side, so it doesn't get drowned in dressing. It was very tasty. I did pretty well with food overall today. <BR> <BR> I had my third PT appointment this afternoon. I still haven't noticed a difference in pain levels... Fri, 15 May 2015 23:33:19 EST I lost at Trivia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928335 Our team had a perfect score heading into Round 3 tonight, but we fell all the way to fourth place in that final round. I guess we got complacent. Oh well. It was fun, and that is what really counts. I think it is good for me to get out with people who aren't my family. <BR> <BR> I have PT tomorrow. I forget what time, but I have it written down. I guess I should check on that before I head to bed. I am not tired yet though, so there is no urgency to dig it out right now. <BR> <BR> I... Thu, 14 May 2015 22:53:28 EST Will it freeze tonight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927767 There was a freeze warning issued for our area tonight. It was cold enough to warrant a light weight winter coat today when I walked the dog. I refuse to close my windows though. I will just put an extra blanket on the bed. It isn't really supposed to warm up again until the beginning of June. Oh well, we had a taste of warm weather last week. <BR> <BR> I walked the dog 3 times today for about 10 miles of cumulative mileage. I am always getting comments on how calm he is, especially as... Wed, 13 May 2015 22:55:41 EST