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Happy 4th of July --stay safe and stay hydrated ... Have a wonderful day !

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic home -- no fat, no carbs, and no calories .. and all of the flavor and taste you can imagine !!! I made up coffee, hot cocoa, and hot tea .. all of which can be chilled if you prefer !! :) Help yourself and welcome !! :)

We also have iced for a selection of fresh iced drinks ...

DOH !!!! I'm still on vacation mode, and I'm sore sore SORE today !!!!

******Posted from one of my pages postings*******

I DID IT I DID IT I DID IT !!! (well .. kinda .. lol)

I did 3/4 of our subdivision .. and I think 1/2 of that was uphill .. lol

My goal walking around here is walk around the entire subdivision and that comes to a 3.5 mile jaunt ..

Well -- I went out this morning after cleaning myself up .. no time restrictions ..

and thought .. Hmmm maybe I should do an "Eddie walk" .. (that goes down one of the roads and comes to about a 1 mile walk .. same as walking to the end of the subdivision and back .. and as I passed that street .. thought .. nope .. no turning around .. if I make a decision .. I'm sticking with it ... no backsies .. :)

Soooo .. I continued to truck along the main road of our subdivision .. and came to the next street .. As I was coming up to it .. I thought .. I could turn .. and just go around the block .. turn; go to the first street, and turn again, and then I would pretty much end up at the end of our subdivision on the main street .. sooo I turned ..

As the end of the block came near, I thought to myself .. There are no turns other than this one .. I could just keep going, and the outside street should be coming up shortly .. and well -- I passed where I was going to turn .. (no backsies ) ..

I walked and I walked, and just around the next bend was the street I was thinking of .. and turned back to "our end of the subdivision" main street .. I was just having a ball .. just enjoying, and sweating pouring out everywhere ... lol lol

and then I saw it .. OHHHHH POOOOOPPPPP !!!!! and NO BACKSIES allowed !!!! NOW WHAT? ????

Sooo I did what anyone else that was not allowed to do backsies would do .. and took it on .. Up hill .. a BIG up hill .. I just got myself an earworm of a marching song that we used to play in marching band in school (waayyy back), and took it on ..

By the time I made it to the top .. the wheezing was interfering with my marching music in my head .. lol .. but I stood at the top of the hill, and just short of dancing like Rocky (I'm sure I would have if I could have ... I stood there trying to catch my breath, and well -- looked back .. I DID IT !!!! and I thanked that technician that did my stress test .. She showed me just because I couldn't breathe .. if I could talk .. (or sing) I was okay .. well -- I just kept laughing at myself, as I envisioned her standing next to me telling me that over and over ....

It didn't look as intimidating at this angle .. lol

I continued on .. I knew I was over every hurdle -- and I wouldn't have any more problems with backsies, cuz that would have been foolish .. since I was on the homeward stretch .. lol ..

I made it home, sweating profusely but with a major accomplishment under my belt .. and took out my gatorade (it was only 1/3 of the bottle)

and turned on the cieling fan,

I sat and regrouped, before I ran to the store for my vegetables ...

But my game of NO BACKSIES worked .. Just pushed me a little bit harder .. No excuses for not being able to do something !!!! I DID IT !!!!


That was the start of my day ..

I ran to Meijer, and got more steps there, walking around the store .. but I got my veggies .. :) I had banana's, cherries, and my caramel apple from Max and Tipsy (Lois); and that was pretty much it for my "healthy foods" .. and I was, believe it or not, CRAVING for vegetables .. lol .. So I ran to Meijer, and got myself some romain lettuce bags, broccoli slaw, mushrooms, and 2 avacados ..

I got home, and cut up a bowl of everything (not including the avacados), and have myself a quick grab salad when I want it over the next few days .. and I hard cooked up some eggs as well .. and I had the yummiest of salads for lunch yesterday .. and it tasted soooo yummy !!! Honestly never thought "I" would crave vegetables .. lol lol ..

I went upstairs and worked on my card for Kim .. I finished the front .. I also finished the front of "Max and Tipsy's" card .. and started working on Leonard's thank you card .. Those 2 I'm using the original card that they gave me .. :)

I went downstairs about mid afternoon, when I was getting tired ... and sat down .. and faught with myself for falling asleep, while I was waiting for hubby to finish with his Wii bowling .. Afterward he was going to take me out to dinner at TGI Fridays .. where I had myself a turkey burger and fries .. and enjoyed every bite .. :)

We got home and I played in my playroom for a bit more .. after these thank you notes are done; I will be able to say I'm done .. :) so I'm working hard at them .. :)

This morning hubby talked me into going for a ride with him to his fun runs .. We'll end up in Wisconsin Dells .. because it's too hot and humid to walk outside today, and I don't know if malls will be open .. and I don't want to go the day without .. Sooo I'll be able to get some stepping in at the casino .. I just don't think I'm going to take it easy today ..

I need to stop thinking Vacation mode, and start thinking .. "you don't have to shove it all in within a week" mode .. lol lol ... I know next week is going to be a busy week ... but for right now .. my head is spinning .. my feet are sore, I re-started my stretching exercises to try and start easing up the plantar faciaitis .. I've fixed it before, I can fix it again .. lol ..

I'm thankful to say that my scale came down 1.2 pounds from yesterday's weigh in .. even though it's still high; I'm at least working on getting it in the right direction .. it will come back down .. my body's just going "WHAT THE???? " .... and when it catches up to where I'm heading .. it will give in again .. lol lol ..

Happy 4th of July !!! Stay safe and hydrated !!!!!
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