Good Morning….

Well I did it, I went to the gym yesterday…now before you get up and start cheering for me…the heater was out and the gym was so cold along with the pool I never got out of my street clothes, they were apologetic but that didn’t help my cold body….not to many people working out and the ones there were in coats…LOL…imagesmy niece did get in the pool for about 30 minutes….she said as long as you kept moving it was tolerable….but no thank you….my ole bones and arthritis had a hard time just being in the building….sadly it was warmer outside than inside…and it was 32’….so no gym/pool for me….I said good-bye to the gym as I left…my membership terminated….I will the option to use the gym when I come back, they have a 15$ charge for 24 hours….so that’s not to bad….I promised my niece that we would swim when I am here next time…I do have a gym lined up with a pool in Yuma and look forward to getting back at it….

Count down till I leave…             ssss      I am thinking I will leave this Friday after I have a wonderful day with my kids….I told my husband I will never be able to sleep so I might as well be driving….of course it will all depend on the weather and fog….

11         Friday is my birthday and we are all going to Star Wars…can’t wait….we have the tickets already and all of us with the exception of my husband are Star War fans. And of course we will have a really healthy lunch at the movies..LOL  well I will have popcorn of course….My kids always spend part of the day with me….it will difficult at best as it is…saying good bye is never easy…

Well food is okay…I did over indulge yesterday with my niece..it was out last day together and it was tougher than I anticipated….she is 12 and I have been a part of her life from the moment she was born….she is the granddaughter of my sister we lost….she was so happy to have a grandbaby and I am glad she was part of her life for the first couple years….we will Skype and we text all the time anyway….man I can’t believe how much turmoil I am feeling…..ahem…..big sigh….

I have been drinking detox dandelion tea spiked with my pumpkin spice tea so I am trying to rid my body of toxic waste that I put in it…it is time to get back into control and quit letting stress win….I am back at it today….that seems to me my daily mantra….I will chant that all day long especially when I am faced with eating….I am going to with my daughter this morning, she is off work all week…she works at the college and its closed with for holiday vacation so she is taking advantage of getting some of her mundane chores done, today is getting her car its annual check up…which will give us several hours to play together…LOL  so looking forward to that, we will have lunch at one of our favorite spots…the Cheese Cake Factory…..however I am not fond of there cheesecakes, but the have a yummy lettuce wrap I love….so that will be a safe spot for lunch for me…seems like everyday there is something happening around food….so I will continue to chant under my breath and get through this week….

imagesTV9HGA32Such a strange feeling inside…excitement to get there and get it started…and such trepidation about leaving….but I keep coming back to the fact its only 732 miles of road between here and there…I can drive that in a day….piece of cake….!

No sense talking about arthritis in the middle of winter in the cold….LOL

Otherwise I am hanging in here….doing the best I can with what I have ahead of me….my husband is not happy we are down to only a couple of coffee cups, and one of everything else…LOL   just means we will be washing dishes more often…he will be here for another 12 days after I leave…I am pretty sure my name will be muttered a few times after I leave…LOL I can’t help that I am overly efficient….LOL

Hope every one is having a wonderful last week of 2015…..Thank you 2015 for another good year under my smaller belt…….

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Thursday

Been a long day….I think I am finally shaking my bug….no fever all day…yay…and the urge for comfort food is subsiding…I hate not feeling well..

I got my new bed…took a nice long nap in it today…so comfy….looking forward to a good night sleep tonight…. my calories are  at 1600 today……on the high side again, I have been mostly sleeping, but when I am up all I want is to snuggle in my robe and eat comfort foods….I am hoping I jump out of bed in the morning and feel like heading to the gym….

My arthritis is doing okay…I have been taking advil or Tylenol every 4 to 6 hours for the past couple days so it is keeping all the arthritic pains at bay….

Nothing else to day…heading to bed…hopefully I will have a good gym report tomorrow and get my calories back down to where I like them…

Until tomorrow

Tuesday…..back at it….

Been a good day…I was up early and ready to head to the gym…then my sweetheart wanted to go grocery shopping so quick change back into civilian clothes, lol and off we went….well we got side tracked for several hours at car dealerships…..on our way home from our weekend we stopped at Camping World and fell in love with a travel trailer, and they would give us a great trade in on our RV so off we went head in the clouds, dreaming about all the extra room, and a big double bed and all the luxury of 19′ of home…we have a 19′ RV but we have a motor and cab that take up a lot of the 19′, so we live in a very small RV, but we are not limited to where we can go…..but in a travel trailer we would be limited and would need something to pull it with, so brings us back to this morning…we went to 3 car dealerships, Kia, Nissan, and Ford….all of which, no matter how we added it up would cost us at least 25 grand to walk away from any of the deals…so we passed and are going to be happy with what we have….

so after we got home it was so easy to just get comfortable and forget about the gym, but….out I went…got 30 minutes in on the machines…and then the pool…30 minutes of jogging and another 15 of aerobics…I have to be honest it was a struggle….but I gave it all I could…so I feel better that I went…and will be at it tomorrow….

Food has been good….trying to eat more protein…..I am a little over 1200 calories but feeling good……

Weather is cool, cloudy and damp….my hands and knees are screaming for sun…

IMG_20151018_114557I was stopped by this sign at a school….

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Until tomorrow…..

Hello from the Oregon Coast….

11863215_10204589254391348_2362900895907069384_n 11870756_10204589660761507_6925814333635271341_n 11873521_10204589252911311_7538353343585174002_n 11885337_10204589713842834_7995772127247012941_n 11885404_10204589646481150_1517130740124185525_nHad to share some of the coast line we have been traveling…and of course our Border Collie Chika…she is always the most comfortable of the group…LOL

Have a wonderful time…exercise has eluded me, I am trying, I have that much to say, I need to work a little harder at it…most days I get in at least 2 – 3 sets…I a not sure why I am being so bull headed about it..(Iforgot my swimming clothes so no pool for me, anyway wasn’t sure I wanted to get in with 20 other kids screaming and peeing in the pool…LOL)..we are trying to get in some good walks but with out old dog with hip dysplasia it makes it slow going…

I had 2 days at 1500 calories, well one at 1600 but how often am I going to get to the Grateful Bread Bakery…at least I didn’t eat all the scones in one setting…LOL  my husband polished off my favorite..pumpkin blondie..LOL  oh well…and yesterday we stopped at the Tillamook Cheese factory….you know how quick points add up there…but I walked out without an ice cream and was just over my 1000 last night by 90 calories (dam roasted hazelnuts my husband bought) so not to bad…..

we are still smoke free here on the coast, I would hope so, the wind is straight off the ocean…LOL…my son called and said the air quality was poor at home so we are just taking our time getting to Port Angeles….then I believe we will turn around and come back the same way….

Both our joints are screaming for the Arizona sun, but we are not listening to them…more herbs and creams, and my sister gave me great arthritis gloves that are wonderful on swollen, achy finger joints….

I don’t always have wi-fi so…but I am using my phone…its a little rough at times but still it works…

more pictures to come as the days roll by….

Until tomorrow or whenever…lol

Monday, just another day….

Good day, hot day, busy day….I was  up again before 7a…full of energy and ready to go….I have been forcing myself to eat breakfast, something I never did before…and it seems to be holding me until after 3p…not sure if that’s a good thing or not….I don’t want to eat if I don’t feel hungry, I am drinking plenty of vitamin zero water, and plain water, I have cut my caffeine intake to 2 cups in the morning from drinking coffee all day and then the cold as ice coffee… I am not having any afternoon napping urges..  before I was waiting 4 hours in between meals and was watching the clock like a hawk after a mouse…but now I have to remind myself I need to eat by 5p so I can be done by 6p since I have quit eating late…crazy compared to how I used to be…I guess you can teach on ole dog new tricks…LOL

so if anyone has any input, I am open to suggestions…???

I am getting my exercise in during the day….I do some at noon, then again a couple hours later and then finish it up before I go to bed…works for me…when we are out on the road in the RV, I will do the same thing at the rest stops…a little here and then a little more at the next stop…so I have that worked out….the food is under control while we are on the road…

With the warm weather my arthritis is in check, no aches, no pains today….

Today we went and  picked up a couple more bowling balls…call me crazy…but the ones with the rocks are my favorite and I want a few for the front yard…seems I may have a new addiction…frigin yard art…LOL

Until tomorrow…..

Home Sweet Home

It really is true…there is no place like home…I enjoyed being with my sister and her husband…love them both so much…but its their home not mine…I missed my husband, dog, bed, house, garden, kids being close, laptop…..everything really..

okay….so I got up this morning expecting to step on the ole scale and hang my head in shame….it was no where near as bad as I was expecting…I gained only one pound back….I did watch what I ate most of the time…no late night eating…I did consume more carbs than normal but I was on vacation…great excuse anyway….so back to calorie counting and trying to talk myself into some sort of exercise program….So I will dedicate myself to this blog daily for a week, it really does help..so until tomorrow….