Well I did it….the scale was a little dusty and was harboring dust bunnies as friends….but I got on it….I am actually at the same weight I was when I was at the MD’s office on June 6th….I haven’t gained, nor in that same breath, I haven’t lost….I am status quo…so I am stepping up my home exercise program, apparently I haven’t been doing enough…I have been to the pool several times…I feel like I get a good work out there, that’s probably what is saving my arese from gaining….I made a deal with my MD to loose before I return in August….guess its not going to happen on its own….darn it!!!!   My husband has decided that he would like to join the gym with me, he does the bike so I think we are heading that way in the morning….like he said its to hot to go anywhere else, and the gym is always nice and cool…might as well have an outing to there…I guess that’s one way to look at it…LOL   so going to buckle down and stop waiting for a miracle….hard work, move more, eat less….focus…..aghhhhhh!!!!!

Plus the other exciting news is Sprouts has opened here…the first health food store of its kind here….I had to drive over 3 hours to go to a Trader Joes, Cost Plus or Whole Foods…Sprouts is new to me, I went to one in Phoenix area and found it better than Whole Foods price wise…same exact products on the shelf…today it was crazy there…we are going tomorrow to have a look around….

We are leaving in 1 week to head back to California….really excited to go back home to see my kids and just be there…we are staying at another airbnb on our way, over by Tehachapi Pass, it is a private entry area and bathroom, we won’t have to be near or see anyone else…YAY   I am excited about that too!!

It rained on Tuesday here, very refreshing…my husband was out running around barefoot, it dumped on us for about 20 minutes….thunder and lightening  was like a bonus…..it washed all the dust off everything, it seemed brighter and happier right after…however it was so muggy you couldn’t breath after….but I love it when it rains in the desert…it was nothing like they are getting on the east side of the state…however I wouldn’t want to be out in the desert in any of the washes…

Wishing everyone joy and happiness….

 

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Were home from our little jaunt to San Diego….we stayed at our first airbnb, Janette our hostess was so gracious and sweet…it was a little surreal entering someone’s home and hanging out with them, but she made us feel like old friends coming for a visit….in the future we will try to book a private entrance and have our own space with no interaction.   Almost made me feel like a college student…LOL  it was so muggy while we were there I thought we were in Louisiana….LOL  this trip certainly didn’t help us beat the heat…however we did have a fun time…and I am pretty sure I sweat off a few pounds…LOL

here are a few pictures…we spent quite a bit of time just hanging out at Balboa Park again….very beautiful….my husband is learning to just sit and enjoy…

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And then of course, my favorite is Coronado Island, we had a nice lunch right on the water and watched the boats come and go…

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we came home to dry hot heat….hate to say it but it was almost welcoming compared to the mugginess…LOL   not a lot of news, same ole same ole…we are going to head to our California home the first week of August….hopefully there will be fog involved…LOL  we have half a garage full of RV stuff that needs a good sorting through and we are having the side of the house worked on, and will also paint the deck…not sure how long we will be there but a few weeks for sure…

I feel good, trying to get up the oomph to head to the gym…its just so hot when you head outside you really don’t want to exercise….there is no cool air here or cold water…we often wonder how the ancestors did it all those years ago with no air conditioners…I have to say they were tuff that’s for sure….

Here is a picture of the clouds just off in the distance tonight….no lightening but they sure were pretty…

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have a great weekend coming up…..

WoW – another week has gone by….

Really where does the time go???  I look up and another week has passed….

we have been just tying to beat the hot, muggy heat….we had to run into El Cajon Subaru the other morning….the eyesight lights were lighting up the dashboard…after a phone call and referring to the owners manual we found it we could drive it without the eyesight…its a pain as the cruise control goes out too…I love the cruise control…we did everything the book suggested and it still didn’t reset itself….so up packed and ready to spend the night if we had to, off we went…its only 2.5 hours away and its over the mountains near San Diego where its nice and cool….LOL   so we weren’t  crying to bad…LOL   the lights were off in the morning when we set out and everything was working perfectly but we were up and ready for a road trip…..long story short, I didn’t get my door shut tight…tight enough not to have the little red door ajar light pop on, but not tight enough to seal it….the doors are so much heavier than any of the other cars we have ever owned…shows how safe they really are….so that was a great outing…came home the road #94, great road but it did add an extra hours to our journey….amazing at how close to the border we were….lots of border patrol along the way…we stopped to have lunch on the side of the road….we noticed a dark colored SUV stopped up the road watching us….kinda creepy…we ate quick and left…as we drove by I had a glance and it was the boarder patrol….I wonder if he thought we were waiting for someone…LOL  We did go out early the other morning and got the oil changed on the new car…pretty sad when you excited to get to go out for an oil change…it was done and we were home before 8a…LOL hate to say it was 100′ by then….LOL at least our joints don’t hurt and my husband can breath better…but wow is it hot here….

Swimming is either early in the morning or after the sun goes down….nothing in between for me…

Doing okay on the diet front…trying not eat after 69…if I do its either a salad or protein…I still haven’t gotten on the scale…big baby that I am….maybe tomorrow…its been taunting me as I walk by it every morning…I swear I can hear it daring me….LOL

The monsoon season is in full swing to the East of us…pretty intense around Phoenix….it seems to wear thin when it gets close to us…there were some clouds last night…hers a  picture…I know your saying, “Sister those aren’t clouds”  but here they are…LOL

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In Phoenix they get hit really bad….heres a few pictures off google…

They also get the dust storms during the monsoon…..I have experienced a dust storm in New Mexico…we were trapped at a state park for 3 days in the RV…pretty incredible..

We are off to San Diego on Tuesday….hope the Airbnb goes well….can’t wait to put my feet back in the ocean….

until later…

Where does the time go…

I haven’t posted as there really isn’t any thing new, up until yesterday that is….I went back and joined the pool I used to go to….the new one I was attempting to go to, well they are only open really early and close at 5p…just when the sun’s UV rays are finally going  down enough to go swim….so yesterday was the first day I was able to swim…oh my…I am pretty sure I was pretty close to heaven!!!  I was worried the pool water would  be to warm, nope!!  just cool enough to be soooo refreshing….I will head back this afternoon as soon as the UV #’s go to 4…

The weather in the desert is HOT, hummmm image that….its definitely hotter than last year…as now we are getting some monsoon clouds….moist, hot weather…yuk…we spend the majority of the day in the house….I get up at 6a to go out and water  or run to the store….we have taken up playing cards during the day to keep our brain waves active…

Well it is now the next day….never made it to the pool, even though the sun went down, it was still over 110 at midnight…I just couldn’t go out into the oven to go swimming….and today the wind woke me….its been blowing around 23 to 30mph….with wind in the desert there is blowing sand and dirt….however the temp is only 98′  YAY…hopefully the wind will let up this afternoon and I will hit the pool…..

I have been enjoying fresh vegies and brown rice….I have been making myself up large vegie curries and enjoying them….getting some exercise in at home…feeling great….a little house bound….LOL   but life is good in the desert….

We are heading back to San Diego for some fog, ocean, and cool weather in a week or so…going to try an AirBnB for the first time….I can’t believe how expenses hotel/motels have become….my son uses them when he travels all over the world…so why not…the price is great….you pay more if you want a bigger place to stay…but for us its all about a bed and private bathroom….we don’t need anything else…

xxXXxxHappy Summer

 

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Hard to believe its already July…..where does the time go!! Hope everyone celebrating is having a wonderful weekend…..we are glad were home away from the mass crowds….

Happy Fourth Everyone……