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

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Down by One

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Well I jumped out of bed and ran to the scale at 5:30a…..no weight loss…what..??  I went back to bed shaking my head wondering what was up with that…oh hum….drifted off to sleep until 8a…so I was up changing sheets and dealing with life and I walked by the scale scowling at it, I heard it say go head try it again….so I kicked off my slippers, took off my robe, made sure my phone was off my body….surprised I didn’t strip…LOL  I stepped on the teaser and low and behold I was down 1#…..so I finished my bed making with a lighter step and stopped and told the scale I was sorry for the name calling earlier…LOL  So the weight loss is at 64#’s…..I am not sure why it has slowed down, well lets be honest I did take over a week off and then just really got back at it…and I am so happy with the results I have so far, I fit in booths, I am back into clothes that have been in boxes at the top of my closet for years…I have great stamina and strength once again…and just the over all feeling of health I have is so wonderful…..I am thinking I need to refine my eating once again….get away from the higher carbs foods and fruit  and get back to more protein based food.  I just made myself a ground turkey-kale meat loaf and stuffed some bell peppers with zucchini and mushrooms….layered with parmesan cheese…in a marina sauce….so that will be my meals this next week…then off in the RV…..So overall I am very happy and grateful for how far I have come…I don’t want anyone to think I am not grateful for where I am at, I am by leaps and bounds thankful…So I will weight next Friday before we leave and then not until we get back…I will continue to stay under 1500 calories and exercise on the road, I am taking my hand weights and have a routine worked out…not to do it is the next step…LoL…my next goal is 250# and I am only 12# away…I am hoping to be close when I get back….there I said it out loud, so now I will have to really work on it…LOL

Food is okay today….we went to a Chinese restaurant and I had my old stand-by chicken curry…yum…..with fried rice and I splurged on steamed pork bun…..they make the best one in the county…but there is my problem…to many carbs…..hummm  I can see my problem…

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My arthritis is better…I really think the pool and the hot tub are healing….my shoulder is not 100% pain free but it is better…..achiness is way better…..

On to the weekend…..enjoy everyone….kat

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…..

Weekends come to an end….

Good weekend…under calorie quota, didn’t stay at the 1200 limit but under the max 1500 Calories…but doing ok never the less…eating lots of fresh fruit, and having smoothies….I noticed the other day that I was able to squeeze through a spot I couldn’t do the other week…I was amazed as even though I have lost 27# and have noticed that my underwear is looser…LOL  I haven’t been able to tell I have lost anything….yes saying that out loud is sad….means I need to loose much, much more…and perhaps work a little harder….I still haven’t started any kind of exercise…I keep telling myself that I need to do that…but call me lazy, I hate exercising…so I have decided that to write about my problem will help make it real and who knows, I might even do something about it…I read other peoples blogs and they are challenging themselves to do more, lift more, run farther, eat less…I just wish I had the desire to do it…yes, I can hear some say just get off your arse and do it…..hey, I put on my workout clothes last Friday, the intention was there…I did go out and garden, pulled weeds and watered…but didn’t actually do any real exercise….. I am trying to challenge myself, which I have never been good at doing, my inner rebel always comes out and says, you don’t have to do that….who says you have to!!!  Several years ago I hired a trainer, since I had to pay, I had to go or loose my money….so that worked for awhile, however I didn’t change my eating habits, so I didn’t loose any weight….but I learned a lot from the trainer, so as I type this I can see where my stubborn side is getting in my way…so I am not going to keep saying I will start to exercise…instead I will start to think about what’s holding me back, besides being lazy…and why I won’t help myself…..crazy…but the little rebel in me is so powerful that I have to argue with myself…again another sad, stupid statement….and I am not putting myself down, just being honest….

so until tomorrow….I have some thinking to do