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  • Typical Saturday

    8/1/2015 6:07:54 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It was just a typical Saturday for me. Went out to my parents' house in the morning to make lunch for them. I made tilapia today, and it came out pretty perfect... moist and flaky. Last time I made fish for Saturday lunch I overcooked it, so today was vindication. 3 dog walks with Cooper tod... Read more

  • Trivia win, neuro, dog-time...

    7/31/2015 9:48:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Last night I went to Trivia Night, and our team won handily, even though there were several football questions, which our team tends to miss. I did well on the food, passing on the free "potato tots" which are panko breaded tater tots with bacon. I stuck to what I ordered and enjoyed my food. The... Read more

  • Got a tentative clearance from my PCP

    7/31/2015 8:35:13 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    Just need get another blood test... Read more

  • No rest for the wicked...

    7/29/2015 7:18:44 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I got a slow start to the day, and thought I was going to make today a rest day... but no. I did my yoga challenge video of the day, then just had to do a fitness blender workout, followed by 5 miles with Leslie Sansone. Then I figured since I was sweaty that I should go for a run. What the heck,... Read more

  • Calm night on the lake

    7/28/2015 10:46:48 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went kayaking on Lake Erie this evening. It was glass flat, and the sunset was gorgeous. I guess the smoke haze from the wildfires in Manitoba have dissipated enough that we have our sunsets back. There were 6 of us out there tonight. We launched from the beach at Barcelona, instead of at the ... Read more

  • Done for the day...

    7/27/2015 8:53:21 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I just wasn't very hungry today... so I ate fairly lightly. The scale was good to me this morning, so I took that positive feeling and channeled it into exercise: 4 dog walks, time on the exercise bike, a good run, a WATP workout, my yoga challenge video of the day, and nearly an hour of circuits. ... Read more

  • Celebrating...

    7/26/2015 9:51:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I really like my family, but they are a little kooky. We celebrated my parents' 49th anniversary this morning with brunch at my favorite restaurant. There were 10 of us around the table, and probably 12 conversations happening all at once! After brunch I walked Cooper, then grabbed a book out... Read more

  • Getting outside

    7/25/2015 9:43:34 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Spent my morning with my parents. I went early to have coffee with mom, before making lunch for them. Today I made a big pot of ratatouille, with a side of green beans. While mom and I were having coffee we were also snapping beans. My dad had picked three different varieties, so we had to sort... Read more

  • ...And yet more books

    7/24/2015 6:07:18 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Ha, I took mom to the Literacy Volunteers book sale today, and bought two grocery bags of new to me books. She did too, but we donated two bags of books as well. My TBR stack next to my recliner is enormous. (Actually it is more like 4 stacks.) After the book sale we went grocery shopping, then ... Read more

  • A picnic, and more books

    7/23/2015 8:16:08 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    The visiting nurse came this morning, so Cooper only had a short walk. Then I went grocery shopping and cleaned my apartment, including doing the laundry and taking out the trash, as well as vacuuming and scrubbing the kitchen and bathroom. Then this afternoon I went to a birthday picnic for my BF... Read more

  • Bookstore fun

    7/22/2015 9:28:07 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I joined my BFF, Jen, and her mom for an excursion to Hamburg to visit a used bookstore that Jen had heard of and wanted to visit. First though I dropped Cooper off with my mom. I left plenty of time, so I could have a cup of coffee with her. That was nice. A couple of false starts on the day, w... Read more

  • A mostly good day

    7/21/2015 7:41:58 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    My blood work still isn't right, so I have to go get more next Thursday. Sigh. Other than that it was a pretty good day. I walked Cooper 4 times, hopped on the bike for an hour did 2 youtube workouts, including the yoga challenge workout of the day. I am not seeming to get any better at the ... Read more

  • Pre-op testing done!!

    7/21/2015 6:03:30 PM, by JOJOBEE318

    20 days to go!!!... Read more

  • Trying new things...

    7/20/2015 9:38:31 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    A slow day for me and Cooper. I did get my blood work done. My neighbor, Patty, also needed to get hers done, so we decided to take Cooper and take turns going in to get our blood drawn. The tech was so excited that we brought him, that she had to take a quick break to go and pet him. And then o... Read more

  • More details on last night's paddling adventure

    7/19/2015 6:47:22 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Quiet day today, just me and the dog. He got 4 walks today, but none of them were really long. It is hot and humid, and it tires him out. I spent a while today picking fleas off him. I am really thankful that my parents are willing to dogsit pretty much whenever I need them too, but when I get h... Read more

  • Quick update

    7/18/2015 11:59:02 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Got out in the kayak tonight. Had a blast. Didn't hit any deer on the drive home. Win all the way around!... Read more

  • Middle of the night

    7/17/2015 7:51:10 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    It is an ongoing problem of mine that if I get up in the middle of the night (around 3-4am) I tend to eat. And when I eat at that time of night I eat too much of the wrong things. I have not had to deal with cravings for a month and a half since I switched to low carb, but last night at 3am the m... Read more

  • Home maintenance day...

    7/16/2015 7:21:35 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Today was a day I spent with the little, basic home maintenance chores. Everything from cleaning the toilet to counting my loose change. Also fit in grocery shopping and PT, along with my regular exercise, which includes about 3 hours spent walking the dog. After yesterday's rather chill day, it ... Read more

  • Chill day...

    7/15/2015 6:07:47 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Both for activity and temperature. It only got up to about 65 degrees today, and it was much cooler in the shade. It has definitely been a cool Summer here so far. As for everything else, I just kind of did my thing. Rolling along without much stress or conflict. My neighbor tried to get me to ... Read more

  • Where is Noah when you need him?

    7/14/2015 10:15:58 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    We had a LOT of rain last night and today. There was flooding, roads washed out, sinkholes and evacuations. We got over 5 inches of rain in about 2 hours at one point. The main road connecting the north and south ends of the country will be closed for a few days. There are ways to get around, bu... Read more

  • Traipsing around

    7/13/2015 8:51:21 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Jeremy and I set out to go kayaking this morning, but when we got to Cassadaga the wind was gusting a bit too much, so we decided to check out Lake Erie... another no go... so we checked out Bear Lake, which is where we finally put in the kayaks. It took a while but we found some water to paddle. ... Read more

  • Restful sunday

    7/12/2015 9:24:57 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I did not go kayaking today. Stayed home and cuddled with the dog instead. The plan is to go kayaking tomorrow morning. Cooper wasn't feeling like walking much, so we walked for just over 60 minutes... spread out over three walks. I don't know why, but he just wasn't feeling it today. Maybe tom... Read more

  • Typical Saturday

    7/11/2015 6:34:03 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Had a nice day today. Started the day with a short walk with the dog. Then I packed up some pasta and flour that I don't want in my kitchen anymore, and headed off to my parents' house. Mom was pleased to get the food, and we put together a tasty lunch. We had steak, broccoli, sauteed zucchini a... Read more

  • Fun birthday...

    7/10/2015 9:22:42 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I turned 41 today. Started the day with a walk with my dog, then headed off for lunch with my BFF, Jen, at my favorite restaurant. I ate well. I got a tenderloin and blue cheese salad and lots of water. Then headed home again to walk the dog again. Had dinner with my neighbor (and she actually ... Read more

  • New medicine is helping

    7/10/2015 10:34:34 AM, by AUNTRENEE

    Well, the new medicines are helping. Since Monday, I've lost 4 pounds. It has helped my legs a lot but not much. At least they're not as bloated as they were a week ago. I'm just glad that I'm not taking as much as my dad. Dad takes 60mgs of the water pill in the morning and in the afternoon and 4 o... Read more

  • Hunger Vs Craving

    7/9/2015 7:31:04 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I was hungry today, but I wasn't craving junk. I was plenty satisfied with healthy options. I have been in maintenance for what... about 2 years now? And I am just now learning to tell the difference between a craving, and true hunger. They really are quite different. I used to feed my emotions ... Read more

  • Went kayaking

    7/8/2015 11:26:24 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Drove down to Ashville and went to the outfitter store to buy new paddling gloves before heading to the launch. It was an interesting evening. It was a little chilly and very overcast. I did not need my sunglasses or hat this time. I was glad to put on my sweatshirt when we got off the water tho... Read more

  • Taking some new medicines

    7/8/2015 3:28:40 PM, by AUNTRENEE

    I'm taking some new medicines but not for the headaches or shortness of breath. My legs have been bloated since my dad took me to the emergency room back in March and the doctor didn't do anything about it until I mentioned it when I got the results of the PFT. He wanted me to decrease my sodium int... Read more

  • Active day

    7/7/2015 9:24:11 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Only had two walks with Cooper today as he spent the afternoon with my parents, so I could go to appointments and run errands. Had PT first, then went straight to my psychiatrist. Also went grocery shopping, and stopped at the pharmacy. Not a crazy busy day, but with all the exercise I added to m... Read more

  • Humid day

    7/6/2015 11:42:17 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I went off the rails today on the food, but this was only one day, and I will get back on track tomorrow. This is only a very minor stumble. The only way it can be truly bad, is if I compound the problem by giving in tomorrow... just because I did today. One small step back is acceptable to me. ... Read more

  • Bonus blog... kayaking day

    7/5/2015 11:12:41 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I didn't get much sleep last night, but that didn't affect the wonderful day I had today. I got up early, scarfed up a quick breakfast, and went to meet my brother (and drop off the dog) for a day of kayaking. We had perfect conditions to go out on Lake Erie. It was around 75 degrees almost all d... Read more

  • Questions answered

    7/5/2015 10:55:01 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    A friend posted these questions in her blog 1. What is your favorite Primary song? Can't think of one 2. What is your favorite nursery rhyme? Hickory Dickory Dock 3. What is your favorite subject in school? English 4. What is your favorite flavor of jelly beans? Buttered Popcorn 5. Whic... Read more

  • Happy July 4th

    7/4/2015 9:35:15 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    Nice, low key, family picnic tonight. I brought paper plates, so it was easy clean up after... we just chucked the plates on the fire. There were some fireworks last night, but tonight people have been setting off firecrackers since about 4pm. I would think they would want to wait at least until ... Read more

  • Quick update

    7/3/2015 10:31:13 PM, by LESLIELENORE

    I didn't sleep at all last night, and I just wasn't hungry today. I think the two are connected. I did go out to my brother's place today and help set up for the picnic tomorrow. Can I just say I do NOT like spiders... especially when they are falling on me. Ewwwww.... Read more