In Southern Cal…..

12219605_10205025470336474_6082814453421214906_n Heading out across the Golden Gate

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San Luis Reservoir very low, above picture used to be full of water…..below – this used to be agricultural land, it looks like the beach….its dry – dry – dry!!

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11218945_10205028962623779_138294815267345186_ndriving over the Grapevine on I-5 headed south above LA

12219410_10205028966023864_7946340357085931627_n12250092_10205028964623829_1555004021516869033_nthis is Indio Calif.   we are staying right under these beauties….12219483_10205028971223994_2455930950712938840_nits 85′ out, I need to wait to hit the pool until the sun starts to go down…LOL  I don’t want to get sunburned…..enjoying ourselves so far…warm, sunny and all’s well in RV land….

Arthritis is very happy to be away from the cold dampness of up north..knee is doing great, really glad I skipped the gym on Thursday….My computer is running very slow…..its taken me over an hour just to get this far…..so

I am going to load my 3 quote challenge all at once, thank you Cameron from http://worldsbiggestfridgemagnet.com/   if you haven’t visited his blog site, please do, Cameron has a great story to tell…..I suggest you go check him out…..******* 🙂

So all quotes in one day….I am calling the ole traveling on the road for this one, as I know I won’t be near internet for at least 3 days after today….

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My heart is with all those in France………………….nothing but sadness…..kat

Thank You…..

imagesWCCRCCRU Great big Thank You to you all for your support and caring….it really does make a difference…..

The bakeries were calling my name all over town today !!!  All I could do is laugh and say no way !!!  I had to be out and about for part of the day and it was very much apparent my subconscious hadn’t forgot all my old haunts…I have to say it was never even a worry though…so happy to be back in the grove…my calorie count is under 1000 and my food was all natural and extremely healthy….yay….no stress today…just getting it together for our little road trip….I am not sure if It was something I did or the sugar I ate yesterday but my knee had been screaming all day, even on medication and cream…so no pool or gym to day….I am going to try in the morning…it will depend on how loud my knee is screaming…

So all’s good and back on track here at my house….

Until tomorrow…..

Monday Monday…..

Well its been one of those days…..rain….as much as I love it, my body hates it…I woke up with my hands aching like they had peeled a thousand bananas….my shoulder, well lets just day its invited my elbow to the party… I am not trying to sound like a cry baby…but WTF so I had a couple appointments this morning and then I am house sitting my daughters home so I went and stayed with the kitties for awhile, but they had the right idea…curl up under the blankets on the bed….so I left there and the entire way to the gym I tried to talk myself out of going…but when I got in the pool everything felt a little better and even more so in the hot tub….so I am so glad I went….I just kept thinking about the hot water….ahhhhh   the only problem when I hurt this bad all I want is comfort food….so I am at 1500cal, mostly hot soup and yogurts….but still over my quota….I am not beating myself up as I did exercise and that has to count for something against the calories…..big sigh….

We have the RV parked out front and the loading has begun…The rain has stopped and its suppose to be sunny and cool tomorrow but at least I can finish up some of my projects outside and finish the yard for cold wet weather while we are gone…

so been a long day I am heading for bed….until tomorrow everyone…sweet dreams to those hitting hay and happy days for those just welcoming in Tuesday morning….kat

day 5

I made it to the gym…did my workout until I realized I was not doing myself any good….my right arm and shoulder were throbbing and my arthritic knee was actually screaming at me as a gimped around the different machines….so I did 20 minutes on the machines I could and left….no pool….home to take more Advil and cream… had to laugh at my husband because being surprised I was home early and then even said I thought you are suppose to rest on some days….LOL  someone who won’t step in a gym…LOL I reminded him of my personal challenge and I didn’t realize just how bad my arthritis was until I got there…the weather is doing a cold thing…38′ last night…but I will be back in the pool tomorrow….doesn’t hurt to jog in the pool….in fact I think my body benefits from the movement in the water and then the hot tub…..so I made it…even got in my 100 abd crunches…so day 5 is in the bag…barely!  YAY

My calories are at 1015 today….so doing well…..

short post….

until tomorrow….

Day 4 …..

Day 4 of my personal gym challenge….I was at the gym at 8:30a and in the pool and jogging by 8:35a….got in 20 minutes before the water aerobic class, new teacher….it was okay…I will give her another chance…then I jogged for another 20 minutes, so I got a good pool work out in this morning….tomorrow will be an early day and I will get both the machines and the pool in….

Calories are at 1009….so quota met….and my carbs were 62 and I got my protein up to 88….yay….so I am back on the right track and working at my next goal….

weather has turned wet and cold….I heard on the news that there is 9 inches of snow up on the passes and ski resorts…they are all very excited….hopefully it will continue…we certainly need the rain and snow…mu arthritis is wondering where the sun went….but I am keeping warm….plus the hot tub really helps at the gym…

So until tomorrow…..

Wecome to November

I woke to rain hitting the deck….I rolled over and went back to sleep to the wonderful sound…..been cloudy and wet most of the day…

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Finally feels like fall, my cactus aren’t happy but I am….LOL

So day 3 of my personal challenge – working out everyday for a week…yesterday I went swimming and did my 20 minutes and took a nice long hot tub for my achy nees and shoulder….right back at it  this morning….I will not go over my 1000 cal quota today and trying keep my carbs under 100….and upping my protein…so I feel ready to get through the holidays….and I am focused and back on track…it has taken me forever to loose this last 15#’s to reach my next goal…. so I am going to nail this before the New Year and maybe more…fingers crossed…

1energy-health-clubs-cotati-ca  Upped the weights and did a strong workout….had a good sweat going when I was done….I skipped the pool today as it was kids day….I can do without the noise they make….so 4 more days to go…..not a problem….not weighing until Saturday this week….not even thinking about it….just getting on with the path to weight loss…..

Had a wonderful Halloween at my daughters, we had everything pumpkin, so I enjoyed it all….the men didn’t care to much for it, but oh well..it was about Halloween after all….

Arthritis is not happy with the cloudy, cold weather….my shoulder ached most of the night….I am really tired of taking advil and naproxen… we will be heading for the desert in about 2 weeks….can’t wait….however it was 82′ here yesterday….but wouldn’t believe that by looking outside today…maybe some cream on my shoulder before bed….my hands ache today…not whining but just stating a fact….

Until tomorrow…..

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….
 

Long Weekend Away….

Well the weekend is so close we can almost see it….we are leaving in the morning for the American River to enjoy a long weekend with our niece….be nice to get away….So the rig is packed and full of gas  and ready to pull out as soon as the garbage truck goes….gotta love a man who’s worried about who’s gonna put away the garbage can !!  LOL

Not a lot to report on Wednesday, same old, same old..good day, calories at 1016, was at the gym for 2 hours…upped up sets on some of the machines to target areas…and also increasing the weight…so making it make a difference…or maybe I am just getting stronger….anyway its all good, and the pool was 30 minutes of a full out jog and 15 minutes of aerobics…I might try the night water aerobics tonight…a couple of the members told me its a no nonsense class…so that’s in the evening plans….get a work out in first since I will miss my Friday workout, so all in all a good day for my health journey…

Working on my bedroom, getting it ready for a new bed…in the meantime I got all my “to small” clothes down that I have been hanging onto…I am glad to say that over half have made there way back into my closet…there is only one box left that they were to snug to wear at this time…something to look forward to….so today will be hanging clothes up…LOL I need to reorganize my closet in the worst way….

Well I started this early this morning and it is now almost 11p so I better finish it and get some sleep…went to the gym this afternoon, since I was not going to get my Friday work out in tomorrow…I was thinking I wasn’t feeling my work outs…well let me tell you I understand why I need to wait a day in between….my arms and legs were not happy that they were back at it…so I only did 15 minutes  on the machines and a full hour in the pool…I have upped my jogging to 45 minutes and 15 minutes of aerobics so I did get a good work out in…high on the calories today…I made apple turnovers and ate 1/2 of them…4 of the 8….at least they were homemade with puff pastry and I controlled the sugar…so it was mostly apples and cinnamon and a teaspoon of brown sugar…so I am at 1800 calories…and tomorrow is weigh in day…but what the hell obviously the turnovers won!!!

so until tomorrow or Monday….LOL  Enjoy the weekend….I know I will!!!

CInderella – Lucky – Fella

Wednesday…..I always sound like a broken record…it was a good day, no other way to say it….I did 40 minutes at the gym….got a good sweat on…but did not make it to the pool…my knee was yelling at me so I gave it a break….I will be back tomorrow….to do both…I will just give the one knee a little break…food was good…I was under 1000 cal, but I did the unthinkable, I bought 3 pumpkin yogurt….I have been craving all the yummy pumpkin foods that are everywhere, so I had one at lunch, one at dinner, leaving the last one till tomorrow….nope don’t think so, it kept calling my name….so I ate it…so my cal count is 1102…I know your all rolling your eyes going that’s not bad…however, it is for me, to give in to a trigger food and after 6p…so for me I caved….oh well its over and done…on to tomorrow….

And her she is:  Cinderella Lucky Fella…..my name for my husbands mistress MGB LOL..  pictures are; one with her hard-top and without…I didn’t get any pictures with her new little leather top yet, its not fitting her correctly…notice the other larger mistress, his RV got kicked off its pad to the curb for a while, Cinderella needed room…LOL…she’s fun to drive and since I have lost a bunch of weight I fit perfectly now…hummm   he’s not having anything to do with me taking her out…LOL just glad he has a fun hobby…

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So 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