Just got home from the pool….spent 2-1/2 hours swimming and exercising….got a good 40 minutes in before anyone showed up….I also jogged 20 minutes so that felt good…can’t believe how refreshing the water is in the evening…I got a call from the gym…apparently something happen to the trainer, she could just be on vacation, but I would of thought that would of been blocked off the schedule…anyway I was told she was going to be gone for the next 2 weeks.(sorry they couldn’t tell me why-HIPPA), they were sorry…I was really looking forward to working with her tomorrow on a game plan….guess I will just go in and do the circuit by myself to the best of my ability…can’t hurt anything…LOL I could also just work out on the floor on the machines…lots of options…food has been great today…at 1483, so I am happy with that…only had some hummus and pretzels tonight, that put me over 250 calories…for some reason I thought it was only 120 calories…that’s what I get for going on what I thought…LOL I ate at 4p before I went swimming and had the pretzel snack pack when I got home…otherwise I was going to eat another sandwich and it was way to late to do that…tomorrow is weigh in day…kind-a excited to see what I have done this week…

Well I believe summer has hit the desert….suppose to be over a 100 tomorrow and the next day…then will settle into the 90’s during the day and still cooling off into the 70’s at night…but that will change very soon….so it will be late swimming for me….I don’t like to be in the hot sun for long…

The last 3 days have been insane with truck hunting….I know more than I have ever wanted to know about 4 wheel drives and trucks in general…LOL  yesterday and the day before we spent over 5 hours ach day going to dealers, used car lots, and going to see some being sold privately…. we checked out a jeep wrangler…totally fell in love with it, but it was a manual…and our old knees just won’t take that anymore…but it was fun…we then thought about it and the best bet would be a truck so we could use it to haul stuff too!!!  so after much calling and scouring Yuma Craig’s list adds, we found a 2001 Dodge Dakota – 4 wheeler….we can know go out and play in the sand in the desert and go on the dirt roads that are so bad for my car..We are having a once over on it tomorrow at a shop to make sure we don’t get stranded miles from no where and then we will be a little more free to go roam….can’t wait…

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We were up early and drove to San Luis this morning before 8a to look at a red Toyota….it was 26 miles south of us, a border town…I guess he couldn’t put that the engine light was on….he had removed the catalytic convertor, said it got dirty and since there is no  emission testing in Yuma County he didn’t need it….hummmm so that was a no…but got to see the border of Mexico in the early morning…long line going in and coming out, I am assuming workers…We did learn that in Arizona, the MVD (Motor Vehicle Division) aka DMV, requires a title to be notarized to be sold…no bill of sale needed as there is no tax, you just pay for the registration fees and we have 15 days to show proof of insurance…we walked away with a new license plate, the old one is garbage…the title, tags and registration….no waiting 6 months like in California….its all done in one stop!!!   How nice…and it only cost $39 dollars….I was shocked….LOL  they will even notarize the titles for free if you ever want to sell the vehicle….I love it….however Pima county, Tucson and Phoenix have  the smog program in there county…I am loving this state more every day….

Well its late…for me anyway….until tomorrow….

 

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Look out — Here We Come……

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We’re packed and ready to go….we are heading to Hwy #101 South….first stop is Yuma to see my brother and get rid of a couple bags and a huge picture frame…LOL  birthday presents and stuff I am handing off….then it will depend on the weather where we will head from there, we will end out trip back in Yuma for Thanksgiving….I am so ready to be on a road trip….the dog won’t let us out of her sight…she will not be left behind…she loves to travel as much as we do…

I am not ignoring anyone, but unless we have Wi-Fi I won’t be able to get on here, my phone is just a cheap Motorola, and it takes forever to get on the WP site…

I have had a good day….my knee is about 50% better…so that’s a good thing…I skipped the gym again, no way am I going to irritate it more before we start out on a road trip….foods been just okay..I need to get my self back on a low calorie quota again…did okay yesterday…I am over 1500 today….so looking forward to being on the road and getting into routine, I seem to be floundering here….getting back on the wagon is harder than I would like…not sure why but foundering is the only thought that comes to my mind..I am thinking the pastry….sugar….yeast….it is like my heroine….I know its my trigger so I just need to buckle down and fight through it….I am guessing the urges, desires and wants are always gonna be there when it comes to my trigger foods….dam those pastries…..dam my weakness….oh hum….big sigh….

so until I can find Wi-Fi…..kat

Sore Muscles……

I woke up with some sore muscles….yay…I am happy to feel my first work out…not so sore I can’t move, but sore enough to know that I gave them a good work out…and I go back tomorrow morning….so I am excited that my first session left me wanting more…I forgot my swim clothes yesterday but tomorrow after my session  I will do a few laps, ( I say that like I really swim laps…LOL) but will give it my best try…and then the hot tub for sure…

Its raining so I have my pajamas on and even lit a fire…LOL  I told my husband it feels like winter out….but suppose to be back up to 90 by the weekend…crazy weather…no wonder our sinuses are going crazy…but the rain is helping the fire I hope, it grew by 20 thousand acres over night…they have been showing acres of trees that are dead from the bark beetles, so the fire has plenty of dead wood to keep it going…

Doing well in the calorie corner…no eating after 6p, unless its popsicles…finally found some more lite lemonade…can’t believe how hard it is to find…LOL

arthritis is not happy, the weather being cold and wet makes for sore joints…the hot tub really helps my joints I haven’t had to use cream in a while…so that’s a good thing….been taking Tylenol for my sinus headache so that is a plus for my joints…

So until tomorrow….

Friday…..

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I have seen this on FB and on another WP site (eatinglikethefrench), I love it….my sentiments exactly….

Another extremely warm day in sunny Cal. and most of us are whining about it…LOL  it hit 92′ and suppose to cool off tomorrow…yay….I am ready for a cool ocean breeze and fog….hopefully this is the end of the heat for this year!!

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Went to the doctor for my eye and sinus, going to see an eye  specialist to make sure its nothing more that allergies and as far as my sinus’s I am using the medication’s I always use and seem to be getting better…apparently the medical “whom ever makes up the rules”  has ruled that sinusitis has to have been going on for 10 days before they want antibiotics used, she is ruled by a large company….nice huh…I feel for MDs when they can’t think for themselves…so my symptoms were not bad enough to warrant antibiotics…and I do feel better today…so I am back to the same regime I have been doing…

Didn’t make it to the gym today..I went yesterday and it wiped me out, and I really didn’t do anything but bob around in the pool,(I did 15 minutes of water aerobics, it was hard but I did it) and use the hot tub….I came home and slept for hours…so I am taking a break till Monday and get my sinus’s under control… I meet with my new trainer on Tuesday and would like to do it without a sinus headache…LOL

Food has been good…went out for breakfast…and just had a big bowl of fresh fruit so I am done for the day, I used….852 calories….I am not expecting a big weight loss this week, I have kept my calories under 1060 all except one day, but I have done little else for exercise other than get up and sit, go out for lunch and sit or to the beach and sit some more..LOL…plus with the extreme heat its hard to lose weight when your body is retaining water…boo hoo for me…I really am whining a lot lately…sorry about that…I normally just say I am fine and carry on..

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Must say something about the date…9-11, I am sadden on this day and have been talking with friends and family about the NY Towers…the families and men and women in NY who were left to deal with the aftermath are in my thoughts today…I can’t imagine what they have been through all these years….

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….

Doc Matin rerun Wednesdays…

I can’t seem to get enough of this show..it comes on every Wednesday at 9p and I  am on my third time around…perhaps its an obsession at this point…LOL  anyway its great British humor, my favorite kind…

Well I am paying for the little tiny taste of maple fudge yesterday at the fair…my brain has lit up and is begging for more sugar, I have had nothing but cravings all day…but I have not given in…yay….I did have a big bowl of sweet juicy watermelon and a nectarine this evening, so that has helped satisfy some of the sugar cravings…I do love maple flavor….I have stayed under my 1000 calorie quota..so its all good….exercise is done….so I didn’t give in and I feel pretty good about that…something is happening in my mind and its all for the better….

Weather is cooling down…the wonderful natural air conditioner has returned –  the fog so it will be a nice night…my hands and joints have already felt the change in weather..it really is a bitch to get old…

So until tomorrow

Day 7….cooling off….Reflecting

Been a pleasant day here….never got anywhere near the high temperature they predicted….whew…been a good calorie day…I can’t believe how hard of a time I had yesterday….I will blame it on the heat… lol…went over my 1500 calorie quota yesterday….only by 122 but still over….today I am 300 under….just a better, easier day…been real focused on my meals…

I am having trouble seeing where I have lost 30#s from….I am guessing about half of that was water weight. I know that I am smaller as some of my undergarments are fitting looser, but on the over all I don’t feel it or see it….maybe it is because I have a lot of weight to loose…. I am hopping that when I hit 50#s lost I can start getting down my boxes of smaller clothing…at some point that will happen…this is not the first time I have had to loose a great deal of weight….in 1982 I lost a hundred pounds in about 6 months….I stopped eating literally and only ate fruit, salads, beans and sweet potatoes, I had been a vegetarian for almost 9 years at that time of my life….plus my car broke down so I had to walk about 5 miles a day, between walking my daughter to school every morning and then buck it on down to the bus so I could make it to work on time…then after work walk a mile home from the bus station…so I think that had a lot to do with my massive weight loss back then….I got all the way down into a size 10…whoo hooo that was like being twiggy for me…LOL  I will just be happy to get under 200# this time around…I have been reflecting on my weight loss back then…I was really strict with what I ate, I didn’t weigh or count calories, I didn’t drink coffee, and I was very sparse with dairy products… I seem to have had some sort of self discipline back then…LOL   my, my how one’s life changes over the years…I will continue to reflect on my vegetarian years, I can’t believe how strict I was, I still haven’t had a hotdog, bologna, steak. prime rib, roast beef or any processed meat for over 40 years and I have never eaten any fish, seafood or organ meat with the exception of albacore tuna and then only once or twice a  year, then maybe at that. I added meat back into my diet in late 1983, I craved mea couldn’t get enough I thought I had gone crazy… I ate a hamburger, rather wolfed it down after not having one for 9 years, it caused my body to revolt and I had a bad case of red welted hives all over my body on fire..I later found out I was pregnant and my iron was low so my body wanted what it wanted. That was late 1983/84, I started to consume some meat (mostly turkey) but my diet has broadened since those days, I include some pork, sometimes I can do chicken breast, I love hamburger, I will buy extra lean, but since its really high in calories I have turkey burgers….I love turkey..poor birds….unfortunately I love breads of any kind…especially home made cinnamon rolls…French bread smothered in butter and dipped in really hot coffee…Oh my I think that’s my favorite..kinda like my drug of choice…LOL…so I am reflecting this week and wondering if I am capable of being so strict with my food choices again…I count every single morsel no matter how high the calories go over I stand accountable….and I am feeling satisfied with what I am eating…I rarely feel hungry, I am always wanting what I shouldn’t have, I will always have to fight those mental cravings…my biggest fight is with me, the rebel that says, No one can tell me what I can eat, no way” I am my most worst enemy…..so as you see I have spent a better part of this day, reflecting, contemplating and wondering why its so dang hard….so until tomorrow