Sunday….ahhhhhhh

What a great weekend….spending the day with my daughter and daughter in law was great….I don’t get to see her enough….and being there to support my daughter in her life endeavor’s, puts a smile in my heart….she met up with one of her writing groups to do a day of learning surviving skills in the wilderness…the one thing they all came away with, is always carry matches….trying to start a fire out of nothing really is almost impossible….but it was a splendid day….left my heart full of joy..

I took the day off from exercise and the day I weigh has become a day of food freedom…to a degree….eat something I normally wouldn’t eat…but I still count the calories….so Saturday was a 1500 calorie day…not bad…I did have some really good dark chocolate and I enjoyed it!!!  It was a chocolate shop and they sold small pieces of superb chocolate….  I did a lot of walking so I did get some exercise…LOL  but it is Sunday and I am back on track…no issues…I have had my 1000 Calories and exercises will be done before I go to bed…we did clean the house big time, vacuumed, moved all the furniture, so we could get all the dog hair everywhere….and then did the steam mop…so that was a good workout in its self…I certainly had a good sweat going…LOL I am so happy that my journey to better health is finally taking some sort of shape…I can finally see and feel a difference…gives me incentive to try harder….I still have a lot to loose, even though I have lost 40#’s, I am working for a hundred #’s….so almost half way there…

My knee knows that I did a lot of walking on it yesterday…I had to take some Ibuprofen last night…..but I feel its all good….can’t hurt to move it and lubricate it….I need to do it more often…

on the last stage of my bowling balls….Yeah….I do have 2 more in the garage that I picked up at a thrift shop, they will wait till I get back…LOL

So my friends until tomorrow…..

Another Good Day…

Well the infamous weekend is almost upon us…I can feel the frenzy starting with those around me…I am so glad that I can’t remember what day it is most of the time…writing on this blog keeps me very grounded… I didn’t believe my husband when I met him, he was retired, always said everyday is Sunday, because you can’t remember what day it is…well I am a believer now…on some days I have to go to my calendar app and see what day it is…LOL I know-I know I can hear you….poor Kathy doesn’t know what day it is…so sad….Ok enough on being retired….

Another good day….under my 1000 calories and good food was had all day….I did make coffee popsicles, only 2- to try them out, the top of the popsicle  was really good but what little cream I did add all floated to the top of the tray so the closer I got to the bottom of my stick the more it was like ice milk…I love ice milk but I wanted coffee…maybe next time, if there is one, I will not add cream…so I have been able to resist eating in the evening, and its getting easier every day…the popsicles are helping for sure…not sure I will weight in in morning or wait for Saturday….I will know in the morning..at least I am not anxious about it…I have been very faithful about my exercising…it seems to be do-able in small quantities throughout the day….and will be adding more as I get my stamina up…

The other exciting thing I want to mention is I am seeing a change in my face, rather chin….LOL  I think I have lost one of my double chins..at least it feels like I have… I am noticing changes on my body….something I have been waiting for since I started…I was not under any illusions that the fat was going to melt away, and with as much weight as I need to loose, I know the first 25 pounds is mostly water…with all the other times I tried to loose weight it seemed as soon as I was able to see results I freaked out and would start to eat out of anxiety….this time I have a different thought process….I am actually excited to see the changes, I can hardly wait to get down the boxes of clothes I have stored away and start wearing them..and have to start taking in my clothes I am wearing now…can’t wait…

Arthritis in check…and bowling balls are nearing the next stage…more pictures to come at next stage…

So until tomorrow.

Tuesday…all day long….

As I sit here I am working in getting some exercise in…knee lifts, and I am working on getting back to being able to touch the floor with the palms of my hands again…I am easily past the fingers….so I have incorporated that into my exercise…and I am working on my flabby arms…I am not sure they will ever be the muscular tanned extremities I once had but I am trying….so feels good to get the exercise started back again….maybe I will see more than 1# loss, not that I am complaining, well it sounds like I am, but I’m not…big sigh at this point….food day was tough…went out for lunch….had a turkey burger,,,,I found a weird string like tendon, vein thing holding another piece to it so that ruined it for me, made me remember why I gave up meat for 9 years, thinking about doing it again… I didn’t eat the bread, but ate the vegies that came with it and I had sweet potato fries…and I have only been drinking water with lemon when we go out..so there’s that…I counted all the calories for an entire turkey burger and all the catsup I used but man was it a bad choice….the rest of the day went smoothly…I am under 1000 calories so that’s all good and I have been doing well making 6p my cut off for eating…I am sleeping better for that…I still allow myself popsicles in the evening if I feel the need, rather the urge to put something in my mouth…lite lemonade just 10cal each….yummmm  I am going to make some coffee ones tomorrow….probably not the best for late night but yummy still the same…lol

so now for the fun stuff….

blue sampler

The blue glass ball is covered, I just need to go back and add smaller glass beads to fill the spots…the sampler ball is coming along, I added a row of glass marbles to the edge of the tiles and found a bag of broken blue glass so finished this side and there is still the other side to fill in….I am thinking about it…I have been to the good will and picked up a couple more plates for the next moisac ball, got it all broken up into pieces today, I will start it tomorrow and I bought some looking glass paint to paint the other one with it, but I don’t like the way its coming out so I am going to do another blue glass one like above on the left…so I am getting closer to getting grout on them but I would like to finish them all before I start the next step….

As far as my arthritis goes…hands swollen, shoulders stiff….not sure why…probably my diet….so I am back to creams and tyl arthritis…so it goes…..what can I say…at least I am upright and moving forward…

So until tomorrow…

Fighting the Rebel….trying to do better, but what a fight !!!

glass roks

The bowling balls have begun there transition into beautiful yard art…LOL   I am having issues with the adhesive eating through my paint so the glass has black spots under them…a call to my sister and her husband and I think the problem has  been remedied …so I need to go to a hardware store….all a learning curve…

Good day on the calorie front…I feel good, starting to see results, getting excited about weighing in on Saturday morning..still struggling with my exercises….I don’t know why its such a chore to me…I really am not a lazy person, I just really fight having to conform to what I am told to do – even if its me telling me I have to do it…Hummm crazy maybe?? ..I have been like this all my life, I can see my mom shaking her head up & down looking down on me. LOL..this is part of my problem and why I am in this situation…overweight…Aghhhhh   The rebel in me is still yelling…you don’t have to do it…who says you have to…..its so hard to quiet the fool in my mind….I have been doing my positive mantras and pushing away negative thoughts…but sometimes its to hard..(loud whining – lol)

I am trying to eat under 1200 cal daily and living on very low cal home made popsicles to help curb the urge to get up and eat something….actually really enjoying them….getting a lot of great ideas for different low calorie meals from other bloggers…thanks everyone….one good thing, my hands and other joints are feeling good, have been really watching my diet and keeping up on my natural herbs to help keep the inflammation away…yay….

Off here to go do my exercises ,Aghhh –  check my balls, LOL  – And put a new batch of popsicles in freezer….

until tomorrow….