A “Comment” From a Fellow Blogger Proving Change Is Possible

This is our wonderful blogging friend Dr. Jonathan yet inspiring another to do better for themselves….if you have never met Jonathan or read his blog, please take a minute and say hello to him…..kathy

All About Healthy Choices

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I’m certain is can be difficult to understand the passion I possess for HEALTH and the meaning it brings to my life when other people are willing to trust my words and follow a new path in life creating physical, mental and emotional BALANCE (also known as GOOD HEALTH.)

Scarlet Pen is a fellow writer. She is a very bright and articulate young lady with a driven personality. In past writings she has discussed dissatisfaction with various aspects of her health. After reading her postings, I began commenting and “gently” offering ideas about her concerns. Her responses were polite, but I could feel she was skeptical and not readily “open” to a doctor suggesting a non traditional approach. That was a GOOD THING in my mind because it showed me her sense of self value while (silently) assigning me the task to prove my credibility and the validity of my…

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Good day, finishing today off at 1200 calories….I made it to the gym yesterday and the pool so exercise was good….Life is good…..

Its been a fun day….we went out into the desert, up King Valley, and actually got off the dirt road and drove around out in the desert….we learned today it would be so easy ro get lost…. Once you get off the main road, and head out into the desert, with out a compass, or knowledge of the surrounding mountains you could drive in circles for hours and never cross the same path….amazing place the desert…trust me we didn’t leave the dirt road very far…then we went up to Palm Canyon…didn’t make the walk up tot he palms as it was getting to hot and the little black knit’s/flies….they wanted to eat us…LOL  so we will go back another time….But it was so beautiful just driving up to mountains….we spent several hours just driving and enjoying the beautiful  scenery of the Sonoran Desert….so happy we got a 4 wheel drive truck…let me tell you I had a blast in it…Here are some pictures from todays outing….

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Until later…kat

 

Took the day of from exercise…actually slept in till 9a…..guess I was tired…been having crazy dreams…you James Bond stuff and oh yes one night I was on gall bladder dialysis…LOL  no such thing…pretty bizarre….I don’t get much sleep when I am so busy saving the world and trying to stay alive…LOL  plus its cooled off and it was 66′ last night so the cool air was great…..but that’s just a tease as I see by the middle of next week its warming up to over 105′ – so I am taking advantage of it…LOL

Truck has been put off till tomorrow…so maybe we can make it out to Palm Canyon this weekend….

Doing great calorie wise…under 1500 today…I went over and picked up another 12#’s of strawberries and they are all cleaned and in the freezer already…will bag them in the morning…..love frozen strawberries in my smoothies…

So I will leave you with a few pictures of home….can’t wait to head back and see it and everyone….

cropped-13226745_10154240835012079_1892594460906929094_n.jpgOne of my favorite bridges..Golden Gate13254058_10154255237232079_7684873478374588800_nCoit Tower, San Francisco13240157_10154237945017079_1627066327399231746_nOur new Bay Bridge…really pretty at night13173683_10154216393017079_6966909665227641118_n The famous Lombardi Street in SF….the most crooked street in the word….we used to cut school and go to the city and play…..

Then there is the ocean about 20 minutes from my house….I really miss it…

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Back at tomorrow….until then….kat

 

What a great weekend….full moon, dancing, sunshine, gym, pool….life is good….

Hope you had as much fun as I did dancing in the moon beams….it was a beautiful night here in the desert and as usual the moon didn’t disappoint…sent all the good vibes I could muster to Our Good friends Terry and Gary and to Our Cameron over the pond…whooo hoooo, hee haw and yippeeee is all I can say !!!!

Had a great gym day on Saturday, really pushed until my muscles said no more….felt great…pools of course, Sunday was just the pool, we went to one of the local casinos, The Q –  Quechan… my sweetheart walked away with extra…so that was good…we always feel if we leave with enough to pay for the gas and lunch and maybe a couple extra bucks, then life is good….of course I am not a gambler, I sit in the car and read…LOL  all good for me….I did make it to the pool and got a lot of stretching in…so that felt good…and today, Monday hit the gym at 9a….I pushed myself some more…added weight to each rep and left feeling like I made a difference…pool this afternoon and actually got a good work out in there…I have been adding stretching  to my exercise in the pool and can’t believe how far I am able to actually stretch out…noticing some changes in my body from exercising in both the gym and water…how much stronger I am getting…feels great!!!!!

I can’t get over at the fruit and vegies down here…at first I wished I had a huge freezer here to put up more veg and fruit…but today I am glad I only have the one normal size over my fridge….I cleaned and froze 8#’s of huge fresh strawberries…..$1 a #…amazing…same with black berries and raspberries…but just 4#’s of each of those…LOL  we have fruit salads everyday…or smoothies..not to speak of the melons…all grown around here…sweet and plentiful…then the vegetable side of it…summer squash, zucchini, onions, carrots, fresh corn picked early this morning….bell peppers, Anaheim peppers, chili’s….so much fresh from the fields….yum!!!!  so I made up a huge batch of summer and zukes, carrots, mushrooms and lots of onions….steamed them for a short amount of time…and then tupper-wared them up in single servings….its not that we didn’t have all these wonderful foods in California, just for more $$…not sure where I could get 12 ears of corn for $2  can you tell I am excited…..LOL

Until tomorrow…..

13124908_1303020543046020_3615796778385194790_n This says it all….LOL

Friday……good work out in at the gym, 50 minutes…stepped up my # in my reps to 20…and every set (3) I added more weight…felt great…finally starting to feel like I am getting back to where I was when I left Calif.  (regarding weight and rep’s)….first day I got in 100 crunches on the machine…took 5 sets of 20 but I got there…I am not real happy with the machine, but getting used to it…if the wind dies down a bit I will hit the pool later when the sun starts to set…so really happy with my exercise regime…put the big blue core ball in the living room with my hand weights and am sitting on it and watching tv at night and adding in the weights…I am determined to get under my next goal weight..!!!!  Calories are great today….only consumed 617 so far leaving me 383 for dinner…that’s a lot so I am positive I will be under 1000 by 6p….its really quite easy if you head is in the right place….eat less, and better and move more….easy peasy…LOL

My joints are screaming at me for over working them…to frigin bad, I yell back…I did have to stop the step up and down exercise because my knee is screaming, stop doing that, at me…LOL  I know enough to listen to some of my joints…LOL

 

Remember tomorrow, (the 21st), night is a FULL MOON….whoo hooo, howling, dancing, singing, chanting, all are acceptable actions on this night….if you decide to do a little twirl, jig, or right out dance, please think of our Terry & Gary and send good thoughts for a quick house sale, and lets not forget our Cameron, we won’t have another full moon before his walk next month…send good thoughts to his feet and legs….energy…energy and more energy…..and as always clothes are optional…..LOL

13263775_10206244791738747_7482119365024839026_nWe took a drive south to San Luis, right on the border of Mexico, and was able to pull up to the canal in front of the border fence…..this is part of the one Ole Trump wants to make taller…..

Later Gators…have a fantastic weekend…..Dance –  Dance –  Dance

Weight in day…..didn’t loose and didn’t gain….so all in all it was a good week….could of it been better…yup!!   Do I know why I didn’t loose any weight…yup….to many calories….I was thinking since I stepped up the exercise I could feed the rebel a little more…but it was to much….so back to 1200 calorie tops!!!  No eating after 6p….oh well I was hoping!!!

Just got home from the pool…did a short leg workout….going to the gym in the morning…so looking forward to that…

not much else going on…same ol’ –  same ol’

Don’t forget Saturday is the full moon, a little jig for Terry And Gary to help send good vibes for the sale of the house…can’t hurt is all I am sayin!!!

until tomorrow…..

unnamed Well I made it to the gym today…it took all I had to get there..infact I have met a couple nice woman at the pool, and one of them was already a member so we are taking turns driving….so I texted her if she wanted to go, and bam I was out the door and on my way to the gym….had a good workout…I was fighting fatigue but I hammered through it…got a real good sweat on!!!   sure helps to have a partner in crime…pool I also was at the pool, that work out only consisted of some leg exercises….I was there for an hour and a half and I would say I was doing leg exercises for at least an hour of that time…I have started doing some leg stretches in the shallow end…its amazing at what you can do in the water, but can’t out, seems to be helping….they are in the process of hiring a new trainer so I am looking forward to doing some of the classes…maybe learn a little more…

I am closing out the day with 1388 calories…so I am getting back down…

Hope we get our truck back tomorrow…really looking forward to exploring…

until tomorrow

 

Well just came in from watching a great thunder and lightening storm from the deck….I love storms….hardly any rain,  just enough to make the ground wet….but different weather than sun….whoooo hoooo okay I have an update…its been slamming rain for about an hour now and no sign of it stopping….very exciting for us….lovin it…

Well my workout yesterday worked..my body has reminded me of how hard I pushed it…I went back to the way I worked out in Calif. start out light, move the weights up each set, ending pushing myself…LOL  I only did 12 reps per set, but I know that will increase…so I am feeling very confident about reaching my next goal….its all about discipline and  tenacity….so off to the gym in the morning &if my sinus are up to it off to the pool in the afternoon… I need to remember to keep my head above the water…water out of my ear canals….I hit 1800 calories again today….very satisfied, good healthy food….

Arthritis is acting up…weather change always gives me the heads up that its in control of my pain no matter what I take for it..!!

Just want to remind every one that the 21st is Full MOON night…LOL you all know what that means…..however when your out dancing in the moon light please think good thoughts for our Terry  (https://spearfruit.com/)  lets help him and Gary sell that house so they can get on the road!!!  Can’t hurt….give a twirl…..only takes a minute…..

Until tomorrow……

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Isn’t the southwest beautiful….

Monday….gym day…got a good work out in…pushed my limits…felt great….followed up in the pool later….coming in at 1497 calories…all good food….body is asking for more so instead of stewing and thinking about food all the time…just feed it…

Not a lot happening other than just enjoying life….hope to pick up our truck tomorrow…for sure on Wednesday….and then we can go check out some of the desert up close and personal….

Happy Tuesday to all……