Monday

Its Monday…and all is way better in my life…my headache is gone, my tummy said, feed me, and all is better….I have kept my calories under 1000 these last couple days, and I am actually full and happy….only eating extremely healthy food, good stash tea, and lots of water…I feel better mentally and am so over sabotaging myself…..I can only move forward and get back on the ole proverbial wagon, so to say…I will not shoot myself in the foot again…I never say never, but will try to keep my six-shooter in the holster….I really don’t own a gun, so no worries…LOL   I did get on the scale on Sunday and I am pretty sure that I lost all that I consumed on Saturday….whooo hoooo for a quick start to weight lost…but I don’t recommend it at all!!!  The scale never went up or down…yahoooooo –  just hovered right there where it was….so that was nice….so feeling like I can do it again…

Got up this morning (5a) and was able to catch a few beautiful crescent moon beams and watch the sun rise….my little cheap Samsung phone refused to capture the beauty of the moon…so I will share the sunrise…

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Then by noon, the wind picked up and we had a good ole dust storm, not real bad, but we could not see the mountains…been a long time since we have had a dust storm….

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My good friend Rowena over at,  Beyond the Flow….nominated me for a 3 day Quote Challenge….Thank you Rowena, and as everyone knows, I never nominate anyone, but all…its fun and interesting to see what we all come up with…I am unable to get the link to add so you can just click on it and go directly to her blog…thanks to WP, please copy and paste here address below and go over and say hello and giver her blog a lookie looo, shes pretty special!!!  My Ausie friend from down under….

https://beyondtheflow.wordpress.com

So onto the fun…as you all know I can’t just add one quote….it would be to hard to choose….you can never go bad with Popeye. Mary Poppins and Einstein…..

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Not sure who wrote this one…but its the best!!!quote-919

Until tomorrow……

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….

 

In Southern Cal…..

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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

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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…..

Sunday…..

Not a lot difference in yesterday and today in my life…

I did go to the gym and worked out and did my pool gig….felt good and I got lucky and hit the pool with hardly anyone there…yay so much more peaceful when everyone isn’t yaking and reverberating off the walls..do I sound like a old bitch or what !!!!..I did try the zumba class….hahahahaha that’s what my body said after only 5 minutes….It would of been better if I could of found a corner to get into the groove at my own pace…but the room was packed and more and more people kept coming and I was obviously having difficulty getting into the step grove (my first time and all)…up and back and side to side….a couple ladies around me were sighing heavily when I missed the going up part as they were stuck behind me…LOL  so I slid out the door and my body immediately said it was about time!!!!  lol  not quite at the zumba level yet….maybe at home with a video first….my had a good work out and actually upped the weights a little on the machines….no pain in my shoulder or arm so that was good…..however today my shoulder and arm are aching…I think its from the weather however….cold and damp out, were waiting for showers this afternoon…nothing Tylenol and arthritic cream can’t help….no gym today…kids day…at the pool plus my shoulder/arm is killing me….

So home today trying to keep warm….thinking about what I could bake (heat up the house idea)  without carbs involved….a big hunk of meat I suppose….agghhhhh I made turkey meatloaf yesterday….I guess I could bake my Libeling some baked potatoes for lunch..

Not much else happening in my life….a little of this and a lot of that…getting piles together for the trip and tying up loose ends…..

My calories intake yesterday was 1036….and my carb was 33 grams….yay   I woke up this morning to my tummy growling…that felt excellent….getting back to where I like….so I will go rummage through the freezer to see what I can come up with to bake….Happy Sunday to you all…..kat

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 SIX

Day six….found me in the pool at 8:30a….I jogged for 40 minutes and spent 10 minutes doing water aerobics in the middle of the 40 minutes…then I got out and was enjoying the hot tub and a woman asked me what I was doing in the pool…we talked and she advised me that 22 trips counting each way is a 1/4 mile in the pool…so I decided I needed to know how long it would take me to do a 1/4 mile in the pool…well 16 minutes of walking, back floating and jogging back and forth…she got back in the pool and showed me some more core exercises while back floating….so nice of her to share her knowledge…..I have seen her in the water aerobics with her 84 year old mom….so by the end of the morning I had been in the pool for about 1 1/2 hours…I resembled a prune for sure…but had a great work out….YAY   so day 6 in the bag….

Been a great food day….I am at 1059 calories so I am staying  within my range….

My arthritis in my shoulder has finally let up..and my knees swelling has gone down….I will try the machines tomorrow but will start at a light weight…and go slow….then hit the pool…

Getting ready for out next journey…starting a pile to put in the rig….I am getting excited to be out on the road again…getting the yard put up for the winter….still in the high 30’s at night…Brrrrr……at least we have sun during the day….that’s something…

So until tomorrow…..