Well, take two on the kitchen/dinette is going slowly. The ceiling is done and I'm now working on edges for the new color (which, by the way, is so similar to the original color that it's hard to see where I've painted and where I haven't).
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Runing before painting
I took last week off from exercising because I finally mustered up the courage to do something about the contractor white on white theme of our new home.
It will be a year at the end of August that we're in the house and it was time to ge... Read more
5K in the HEAT of the day...not so much!
Wow, did I ever get whooped by the heat/sun/humidity this morning.
I tried to run my 5K and all the looking at my feet and repeating, "you can do it, you can do it" didn't cut the mustard today.
After about two and a half miles I rea... Read more
Jr. SP BFF & Son
My 14 year old son, Joshua, is a sweetheart!
Today he was my "payday grocery shopping" sidekick and while buzzing from one store to another I shared with him my sugar challenges of late.
Josh, who was holding the 4 page grocery list, i... Read more
Eating out of control :o(
I'm not sure what is going on with me. I was on such a good, strong and positive roll.
My eating this past week is really all over the map. I'm also not being faithful with my dumbbell routine like I was.
I've run a 5K three times in... Read more
I did it again!
Truthfully, I thought it was a fluke when I ran my first 5k last week. I didn't think I could actually do it again, but I did!
I think my time was a little better this time, too. I ran 12 minute miles, which for me is down right sprinting... Read more
Decimated by Very Berry Newtons
I scarcely knew what happened or recognized that I was slip sliding in my eating habits.
Last Wednesday around lunchtime I had to run out to get a few things for an afternoon meeting that I was providing hospitality for. While out, I boug... Read more
143 or BUST!
I've just completed 9 weeks of faithfully exercising! It's the longest streak I've had in many, many years.
I'm confident my bones are getting stronger by the day. And if, with God's help, I can keep this up, I'm sure my next DXA scan (... Read more
Forty-seven years YOUNG!
Happy Birthday to me!
I'm having a great birthday so far - I did my dumbbell routine and my best fr... Read more
I have to say, I really like this C25K business!
Had I not read so many posts and blogs about the program on SP, I don't think I ever would have even given it a second thought, much less actually tried it.
I'm truly and pleasantly su... Read more
Hungry, hungry, hungry!
I was so hungry yesterday that it wasn't even funny. I was shocked by how hungry I was and how often I thought of food, mulling over what I could eat.
I think the rice pasta w/ roasted veggie leftovers for lunch (two days in a row) was my... Read more
Just finished the third run for week one and I felt great!
We had a good weekend and got a lot done. Still keeping a food journal and doing daily weigh-ins.
For lunch I've been adding a TON of greens (kale & baby spinach) to a large l... Read more
I'm back to what I excel at most - that is, buying gear to exercise!
But this time I'm actually using the stuff I buy.
After D1W1 ~ C25K my heel bones were killing me, so I thought I'd better get some new sneakers - fast.
While... Read more
Couch to 5K Program - Day One of Week One
I'm always impressed with the Couch to 5K people that I read about in general. I didn't know too much about that program or how it worked, so I asked my best friend and husband about it.
He encouraged me to just Google "couch to 5K for iPo... Read more
I'm not a big fan of the scale in general. I don't like to be defined by a number. I don't like the risk of starting out the day on a down note because of a higher number than I'm happy with.
BUT, I think it's time to get a little drastic... Read more