Monday Monday…..

Well its been one of those days…..rain….as much as I love it, my body hates it…I woke up with my hands aching like they had peeled a thousand bananas….my shoulder, well lets just day its invited my elbow to the party… I am not trying to sound like a cry baby…but WTF so I had a couple appointments this morning and then I am house sitting my daughters home so I went and stayed with the kitties for awhile, but they had the right idea…curl up under the blankets on the bed….so I left there and the entire way to the gym I tried to talk myself out of going…but when I got in the pool everything felt a little better and even more so in the hot tub….so I am so glad I went….I just kept thinking about the hot water….ahhhhh   the only problem when I hurt this bad all I want is comfort food….so I am at 1500cal, mostly hot soup and yogurts….but still over my quota….I am not beating myself up as I did exercise and that has to count for something against the calories…..big sigh….

We have the RV parked out front and the loading has begun…The rain has stopped and its suppose to be sunny and cool tomorrow but at least I can finish up some of my projects outside and finish the yard for cold wet weather while we are gone…

so been a long day I am heading for bed….until tomorrow everyone…sweet dreams to those hitting hay and happy days for those just welcoming in Tuesday morning….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…..

What a great weekend….

Well we got home this afternoon from the most relaxing weekend….We started at Jackson Rancheria in Jackson, Calif., we had a great time, good weather and beautiful setting, they had a great heated pool so I was able to get in a good workout all by myself and watched a great sunset at the end of the day….

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then we headed north thought El Dorado County.. extremely dry but still beautiful, the Golden Hills of California……12036672_10204941695082145_5672288020429601094_n

Onto Coloma…..12096026_10204941696842189_3178835014249608975_n  Where James Marshall was the first man to discover Gold in 1848, and Sutter’s Mill…Beautiful State Park, we had a camp site right on the American River…12049375_10204945583779360_231371523884311481_n

Muddy from a rain they had 2 days earlier and the King Fire from last year is creating a mud runoff into the river from the burnt areas just North of there..can’t really see the muddy water but it is bad. Another picture of the river from up above….

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Saturday and Sunday was spent with our niece and her son, we enjoyed eating out at the Sierra Nevada House one night for dinner, it was yummy, I had the vegan pot pie made with wonderful root vegies….I didn’t count any calories all weekend just had a good time, Watched what I ate, I did have some bread, it was divine…On Sunday we helped celebrate the end of the season at the Lotus Campground where  a potluck was happening and good music…its a real small community and everyone is there to support each other and everyone knows everyone…we were welcomed with open arms and felt like family from the moment we arrived…then off to my nieces for a BBQ on the patio over the fire pit and watch the sun set through the oak trees…

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I am home and already back at it..my calorie count today is 1017….I was going to go to the gym tonight but I am exhausted so I will be there first thing in the morning…and go to the water aerobics class at 9a, I will be fresh in the morning and ready for a good workout, especially after a good night sleep…

My arthritis was very unhappy all weekend, cold nights and damp weather, needless to say I was taking ibuprofen all weekend…and using cream….not a bad payoff for a great relaxing weekend….couldn’t do it for a very long time…but a couple days…no problem….

So until tomorrow….

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Made it to Orville…LOL

Spent the better half of the day looking at new RV’s….dreaming, wanting wishing we had money tree….ended up driving away and realizing that we are quite happy with what we have and we just need to buy better outside recliners to use…so happy to be out of dodge we are sitting near the Feather River, can’t see it from here but can see all the hungry flying critters in the air that live near the water..we even have wi-fi….bonus…..

have done well…really under my calorie quota today….so feeling good about that….looking forward to another adventure tomorrow….until then…keep smiling…