Repositioning my posture
During his talk to our Couch to 5K group, the personal trainer said that most people walk and run looking down at their feet, and that it is hard on our bodies to do that. I was feeling pretty smug, convinced that I don't do that, but when I go... Read more
Last day with my granddaughter
We have had such a good week!! My granddaughter has been here since Sunday, and we have had a good time just messing around. Her friend was here overnight on Tuesday, and left yesterday afternoon. I have had the electrician out of cope with so... Read more
Laid back week.
My 11 year old granddaughter has been here since Sunday evening, and one of her BFFs just arrived. We have gardened a lot, and talked, and played Uno, and they are now intent on watching a movie. After the construction, the workers spread out ... Read more
getting it back together today
Took yesterday off, and I obviously really needed to do that. Today I woke up at 6:30, and by 7:30 had changed out the cat litter, swept, showered, cleaned the tub and bathroom and kitchen sinks, and weighed in. Yesterday, I barely talked myse... Read more
This is going to take longer than nine weeks.
Did my second outdoor "run" since starting my Couch to 5K effort on Wednesday (another day was 10 minutes on the treadmill, so three this week). The trainer at the session said it was better to work at this on asphalt, since that is what we wil... Read more
My New Shoes
Who knew? Yes, we are always told to get "good running shoes", but nobody ever seems to specify what those would be, or where to get them.
As I said in an earlier blog, I went to a Couch to 5K meeting sponsored by my workplace, and have de... Read more
I would never treat someone else the way I have been treating myself. I haven't been eating at all well, missing exercise way too often--and the upshot of it is that I am back up about 8 lbs above the 198.7 I was so proud of a couple weeks ago.... Read more
O, Frabjous day, Calloo, Callee
The construction is over. I have my house back. It's filthy, and messy, and generally unlivable, but at least now I can start toward getting back to normal, after wading through mud and over trenches to even get into the house for two months. ... Read more
Something's gotta give.
OK, something has got to give. It isn't possible to fit everything into my life. Unfortunately, as much as I enjoy touring around Spark People, I am spending much too much time doing it, especially since I am on dial-up at home and every page ... Read more
Busy day at work today. I hadn't expected it, so I didn't eat breakfast at home, and regretted it when I was pulled to our admissions unit and never got a chance to eat. On the other hand, what I have eaten has been a good mix, with lots of fr... Read more
Guess sleep is my next Challenge.
Long week this week, and I have continued to be way too tired. Part of it is the weather, but part of it is that I am just not getting my head down often enough for long enough.
I did have a busy week, but no worse than usual. I've just... Read more
I can't believe I hadn't noticed
I discovered a weird and wonderful Non-Scale Victory today. I was looking forward to going to the gym after work, and intended to do a full hour on the treadmill, revving it up a little, since I didn't get there yesterday because of dealing wit... Read more
Pointless ramble because I promised myself to blog
Maybe, as good as it felt to have an entire day free, it wasn't great for me. I am really low energy today. Went to the gym because I forced myself to, and did do 40 minutes of treadmill/elliptical, but it was a wimpy 40 minutes. Did a couple... Read more
Laid back lazy Saturday
I have had the greatest day. Basically lolled around playing on SparkPeople this morning. Finally realized that I had better get up and doing, or nothing was going to get done. Did some basic chores around the house, went for a walk of close ... Read more
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A Sneaking Feeling of Relief
It's something no good grandma should ever admit, I suppose, but it's true. I am SO relieved that my granddaughter decided she didn't want to come out here tonight.
Most weekends, my 11 year old granddaughter comes out to my country place ... Read more