Sunday…..

Not a lot difference in yesterday and today in my life…

I did go to the gym and worked out and did my pool gig….felt good and I got lucky and hit the pool with hardly anyone there…yay so much more peaceful when everyone isn’t yaking and reverberating off the walls..do I sound like a old bitch or what !!!!..I did try the zumba class….hahahahaha that’s what my body said after only 5 minutes….It would of been better if I could of found a corner to get into the groove at my own pace…but the room was packed and more and more people kept coming and I was obviously having difficulty getting into the step grove (my first time and all)…up and back and side to side….a couple ladies around me were sighing heavily when I missed the going up part as they were stuck behind me…LOL  so I slid out the door and my body immediately said it was about time!!!!  lol  not quite at the zumba level yet….maybe at home with a video first….my had a good work out and actually upped the weights a little on the machines….no pain in my shoulder or arm so that was good…..however today my shoulder and arm are aching…I think its from the weather however….cold and damp out, were waiting for showers this afternoon…nothing Tylenol and arthritic cream can’t help….no gym today…kids day…at the pool plus my shoulder/arm is killing me….

So home today trying to keep warm….thinking about what I could bake (heat up the house idea)  without carbs involved….a big hunk of meat I suppose….agghhhhh I made turkey meatloaf yesterday….I guess I could bake my Libeling some baked potatoes for lunch..

Not much else happening in my life….a little of this and a lot of that…getting piles together for the trip and tying up loose ends…..

My calories intake yesterday was 1036….and my carb was 33 grams….yay   I woke up this morning to my tummy growling…that felt excellent….getting back to where I like….so I will go rummage through the freezer to see what I can come up with to bake….Happy Sunday to you all…..kat

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Wednesday….

 The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.   Helen Hayes
My 2nd quote of  the 3 ……
Been a long day….started by getting my old bed out of the bedroom…and it took over an hour….my husband built the bed stand….let me tell you it was sturdy…..so the room is vacuumed and mopped and ready for a new bed….got a really good sweat on dealing with carrying out the pieces of the old bed and all the cleaning…
By the early afternoon I felt like a had a cold coming on…chills and achy all over…so I popped a couple Tylenol and sat back did nothing but try to stay warm…all snuggled in my jamies and big soft robe….all I wanted to do is eat…sad to report I am at almost 2000 calories….comfort food is all I wanted…
I am hoping I wake up refreshed as I am hitting the gym early and then the pool….get back on the horse and push on….LOL
We actually had moisture in the air this morning and it wasn’t just fog….don’t think there was even enough rain to measure but I saw it coming down…LOL I need to get my large cactus put up for the winter…my arthritis is being sedated by Tylenol, so I am not hurting much at all for the weather we are having…
Sweet dreams everyone….
until tomorrow….
 

Happy, Happy, Happy

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the beach was great and sunset from the backyard

It was well on its way to the upper 90’s today…so we threw together a salad and some fruit and off to the beach we went….our favorite spot, parked on the cliff looking over the ocean…turned out to be a wonderful day…sunrise to sunset…

My calories were 1193, not bad considering I have been under 1000 for the last three days…carbs 119, a little on the high side…but it is still within my limits…90 to 160 grams…so all’s good..

nice warm weather my arthritis is happy…cactus is happy, my husbands new leather top for his MG is happy to get heat to stretch it out so it fits right…LOL  we worked up a good sweat this morning fighting with it…LOL  gave up and headed to the beach…

gym tomorrow morning at 8a and then to water aerobics….then I will hit the grocery store and get fixin’s to make a Cottage pie aka Sheppard’s pie thanks to Cameron @(http://worldsbiggestfridgemagnet.com/) go check him out…tasty Tuesdays are great…then I  will freeze some servings to take with me when we head over to the American River to enjoy a long weekend with our niece….it will make eating easier to pre-make some food…..gotta keep it easy…so that’s my day tomorrow…good work out, good food….doesn’t get any better than that….

so until tomorrow

Tuesday….

images   I love the month of October….., Everything pumpkin, the leaves changing color, the air starts to turn cool…there’s to much I like to write it all down……oh yes did I mention witches & black cats….

Well Tuesday…I was going to get up early and have all my exercise over early….well that went out the window with no sleep last night…I was up, oh I don’t know, maybe 5 times…couldn’t get my mind to shut off… my MD wrote me an email and told me my lab values looked good but she was classifying me pre-diabetic… I in the normal, just near the high end…not all the way but near…I have lost over 55 #’s been eating a complete healthy diet, exercising…so WTF!!!  I thought and thought about what I had been eating… I have been eating a slice of cheese daily with my eggbeater omelet…so that must be it….I have otherwise cleansed myself of all processed  foods…I have introduced Zero vitamin water into my life…it has 5 carbs, and 0 on all the rest…and I can drink up to 4 a day….hummmm could that be the culprit…so I have decided to start tracking my carbs, proteins, sugars and fats….I am determined to get my #’s back down to where they were a year ago…so I am pretty sure that’s what kept me up all night….starting in the morning I will be writing it all down in a journal, my app on my phone doesn’t list the carbs per entry, but it keeps an on going count of carbs, pro, and fats….and until I get a littel more educated in regards to carbs per food so I can make better choices….

I did make it to the gym for a 1.5 hr work out…before I even left for the gym, I did some shopping, more dirt… then I got home and did some  yard work and got a good sweat on and my heart rate up for about 30 minutes…then off to the gym….30 minutes on the machines and I worked up another good sweat and elevated heart rate…I am trying to push myself by upping the weights and lower the reps but doing more sets…its working…I included 100 crunches on the abd machine..then on to the pool…I upped my 20 minute jog to 30 minutes and then another 30 minutes of swimming the pool and doing some more water aerobics….I am loving the exercise…especially the pool…strange to think and even more strange to say it out loud…LOL.

I am sitting here yawning so it looks like I am going to get some sleep…Yay…

I am at 1056 calories but real high carb intake according to my app…so I am going to bed to review my app for the last couple months…

until tomorrow….

What Day is it really……

So if I can remember what day it is that would be a good start to the day…its been Thursday all day to me….crazy when your retired all the days of the become the same…LOL  so it really is Wednesday but in my little mind its really Thursday, oh wait or is it Tuesday….thank goodness I have a calendar on my phone…LOL

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So under 1000 calories…good food all day, stayed away from my triggers…and back on track…yay….feeling good about that…It was a rough few days….I don’t think its going to work to add potatoes and bread no matter how small back into my food plan yet….yeast products are my triggers no matter…and potatoes well they just seem to pack on the pounds…..aghhhh so I have cut them both back out of my list of foods that I wish I could eat…..

At the gym, 35 minutes and actually worked up a sweat…Yay  getting more comfortable with the machines…then onto the pool, jogged for my 20 minutes and did a few other pool exercises, that was a good 45 minutes in the pool, then onto the hot tub, and sauna….made for a good couple hours…I go back for my last training session in the morning and will hit the last 1/2 hour of the water aerobics….so that will be good….crazy that I am really enjoying exercising…my body is responding in a positive way…

I am still noticing different parts of my person that is changing…my neck muscles are starting to really change…and my arms are getting a small amount of muscle….I m enjoying it and will even be happier when more fat melts away….I haven’t decided if I will weigh in this week…I know that I have gained some of my recently lost weight back…I can feel it….I am not trying to deny it, so I will probably weigh in….I will know then the time comes….

Tomorrow night heading to San Francisco with my beautiful daughter to go listen to some of her friends do readings on their books….I am looking forward to enjoying this with her…I have read a couple of books by one of the authors, so it will be nice to meet her….so another busy day tomorrow and that’s all good….

Dog went to vet today and her wound is almost healed, maybe another 3 or 4 days…yeah!!!   she is doing really well and ready to stop visiting the vet…we opened the door when we got there to get her out of the car, which she is always excited about, well she didn’t want to get out…she knew where we were poor baby…

imagesMTSCISKW looks just like my dog, but she’s shy and hates her picture taken

So until tomorrow….

Sunday…

Not quite the way I wanted to start the morning….but I did get a work out in…just not as early as I would of like to…it was so hot last night, sleep didn’t come until after midnight and I turned off the 5a alarm…so at the gym at 9:30a good workout…no pool, the kids get Sunday all day so I passed…then off to the coast…set up the RV awning and sat in the cool breeze for hours, enjoyed the company of my sweetheart, had lunch and read a few chapters in my book…there were so many people at the beach it was crazy….

Great food day….under my 1000 cal quota….

life’s good, happy and getting healthy…

Until tomorrow

WHoooo HOooooo

Well I have good news to report….at least its good for me…LOL

First..not the good news but it is coming…..Our dog Chika has been fighting a gastric issue for the last 4 days and since the weekend was coming up and none of my home remedies were working we took her to the local vet clinic, (they are wonderful here) anyway after taking care of her ( probiotics and a bland dog food diet) she had no temp, was not dehydrated and looked good, yay……I asked if I could weigh myself on the dog scale, I have no shame, LOL  the receptionist said of course we all do it, but beware, none of us like what It says…LOL  okay, but your not me on a mission is all I thought…..since I forgot my scale at home, (consciously or sub-consciously, I haven’t decided yet) I needed to know where I was at…its been 2 weeks since I last weighed…my husband was so embarrassed, I didn’t care…LOL deep breath on the scale I went…the first time I did it I forgot to take off my shoes, so I got off quickly without looking and off came anything loose hanging on me, shoes, sweater….my husband stood there hanging his head not believing what I was doing…LOL  well after I got off, did my calculations, it turns out I have dropped another 8 pounds….making that a total of 50# big ones….If I told anyone earlier 49#’s I went back to check my math and I was off  by 1#….and I am claiming it now!!!!!!  I sigh a big relief as my exercise has been poor, however my eating has been very good….so after I told my husband I was down another 8#’s he wasn’t so embarrassed for me….the girls in the office said the scale never says that for them…LOL   I told them they just need to make it happen it will….

So on vacation, I have lost 8#’s – hit one of my first goals, loosing 50 #’s and life is getting better….my arthritic knee is not as painful…hummmm could it be the weight loss ???  LOL  and I am starting to be able to not only feel the difference but see it more….I can actually trim my toenails without moving my boobs around and grunting and groaning….bending over is easy, twisting is easy….using the little bathroom in the RV is sooo much easier, having to move the seat up a notch at the steering wheel, being able to take the steering wheel down a notch closer to my lap….stepping up into the RV without the extra load of 50#’s and the little extra step is easier, I have been walking about 1/4 to a 1/2 mile a day, no problem….there is only one downside I have noticed….the more weight I loose the more I look like my sister we lost in 2006….its kinda hard to look in a mirror these days, I have been seeing her look back at me…..in case you couldn’t tell we looked a like, she was the oldest sister, my other one is where we are headed, she doesn’t look like us at all…..and I am the youngest….hopefully I will be able to use the word smallest and mean it all sense of the word…sorry sis, but I am going to get smaller than you….LOL  challenge is on!!!  So if that is the only downfall….yay..I just say hello to Margie when I look in the mirror and then try to see me…..it will get easier…

Eating is going very easily for me, I actually brought my omelet pan and bought some eggbeaters and it is working out great….(I don’t eat chicken eggs, embryos, no thanks.) so that is one good thing I have done for myself…I don’t know why I thought it would be so difficult, oh wait I know….I was making it difficult…LOL  so dong well in that front….I don’t have any cravings anymore….I have been using popcorn as my snack food….I love popcorn so that works well…I miss my popsicles but boo-hoo for me…its not forever just a couple more weeks…

I am getting excited to go home and get back to the gym…start a routine there and see how that affects my weight loss…thinking it can only help.

I would like to just say how wonderful it is to have met up with so many wonderful WP bloggers…..I enjoy reading all your blogs and really appreciate you input…

So  until tomorrow……

Were enjoying life….I am really enjoying life now…

Until tomorrow….