Day 21

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My gym…looks bigger than it really is…but hey its only 4 miles from my house and it has a pool!!!   Well it has taken 2 months and 21 days for me to join the gym…how wonderful to bob around in the pool…23 adults and 9 kids but I just closed my eyes and let the water take me away….I got in over 30 minutes of exercise..and was able to swim around some….I even used the hot tub before I left, and let me tell you it was hot…but my body thanked me after….they open at 6a…so I will go get a work out and then go swimming….hopefully most of them will still be in bed when I arrive…LOL…they don’t have a lot of machines but I will make the best of what they have…finally is all I can say….

Food is great….I am eating between 1200 and 1500 at this time….only good healthy food…no more eating after 6p….except popsicles….and they are waiting for me in the freezer….drinking detox ice tea and pumpkin….I am finally feeling like I am back in control…well as much as I can be….LOL…..Oh yeah I weighed in this morning….nothing to shocking, all my over eating finally has showed up on the scales…back up to 267….but no problem…I am determined to reach my next goal 250!!!! owning it….and moving on…..

Our new steps will be put in tomorrow…at least the front steps and the ones into the Arizona room…not sure if the deck is done..anyway that means we are so close to being finished…at least for awhile…..

so until tomorrow…can’t wait to report on the work out!!!!!

Another day in Paradise…

12109296_10204904369909039_2524253223549665234_nAnother beautiful sunset off the deck…

Its been another good day in paradise… I sat out on the deck and watched the sun go down slowly, the warm summer evening are over I am afraid….no matter how hot it was  during the day…fall is here….my cactus all have a pretty pink glow about them…cool nights, warm days…..the clouds we have are the top of the storm that LA was hit with…it rained about 20 miles south of us, but all we got were some late afternoon clouds…and by the looks of the news the mudslides have started….I feel for all those in fire areas….from fire to mudslides….gonna make an interesting winter…I-5 is closed southbound going to LA until tomorrow morning…that never happens unless the top of the grade is covered with snow…and its been awhile since that…

I hit the gym at 10a….worked out for 40 minutes on the machines, included 100 abd crunches and a good sweat on the rest….I also tried the treadmill…wow, I used to walk on it at 4.0 a good clip for my short legs, today I got up to 2.0 and went for .3 of a mile….pretty sad….good news my knee didn’t scream…and I haven’t had any problems this evening….yay…so I will start slowly getting my stamina back up…not sure I am going to ever get much over 2.0 with my knee but at least I could stay on longer….then hit the pool…jogged for 20 minutes and swam and did my other water aerobics….only a couple others were in the pool, so it was very peaceful and relaxing…I have given up the water aerobic classes…the teachers can’t seem to keep the group quiet and focused…everything echoes in the room, between the really, really did I say really loud music bouncing off the walls, there is about 6-7 older women that come to talk the entire time, and they don’t ever stop!!! Even in the showers and the entire time they are getting dressed…  I asked one of the instructors about the noise level and her attitude was there was nothing she could do about it, even when I mentioned it was her class to instruct and control…oh well I’m done ranting….I may try the classes on Thursday nights….

I came in at 1032 calories tonight under in the carbs….so food is going great…weigh in tomorrow morning…I am excited to see how this working out…now that I am dealing with more than just calories…so excited about sunrise…LOL

so until tomorrow…..

Happy Candian Thanksgiving….

To all my Canadian blogger friends;   I hope you had a great Thanksgiving….

Monday, been a good day here….under 1000 calories and my carbs were at 111, came in a little high thanks to the watermelon I ate…I can’t believe how high in carbs it is….but doing well…learning a lot from everyone on here…doing some research on here regarding low carb foods and low glycemic foods…..its all a learning curve…and an eye opening one at that

.YAY  went to the gym…40 minutes on the machines, worked up a good sweat, then the pool, 30 minutes good paced jogging, another 15 minutes aerobics and then, hot tub and I have been finishing off with hot steam sauna…I love it …my inner core stays toasty for hours….LOL

Not much else going on for a Monday….weathers warm, they are telling us that its ..the last week of warm weather….hummm  can we believe that….not sure….

1 I love October…..LOL

So until tomorrow

Monday…..

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Just because the moon & I have this thing going on…LOL

Kick back day….dog to the vet, she’s done there…Yay…stopped at my favorite vegie stand on the way home, its been in business since the late 1800’s…they always have the best tomatoes and vegies…. came home bbq’d a chicken and fresh vegies….so lunch was yummy…

Letting my muscles catch up with the last few days…at least they don’t hurt like the did…back at it tomorrow, will be at the gym early for a work out and then into the pool for an hour of water aerobics….if I get there early enough I can water jog before the water aerobics….and on my home stop off and get some more dirt to re-pot some cactus before winter and deal a few other spots that need a little love…so the gym and yard work lined up for tomorrow…at least lunch is made….

I will finish the day off with under 1000 calories today…only trying to consume healthy calories…I want to get more weight off…I am wondering if I am going to need to cut my calories back more…??  we will see after I weigh in this week…I now that we reach plateaus and need to do something to shake it up, just not sure what…but no sense crossing that bridge until I weigh in this week…

Seems like a boring post…..but that is what today is all about….Dishes done, kitchen cleaned….time to put my feet back up…

so until tomorrow……

 

Thursday…..still hot…..

 

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We went to one of our favorite restaurant’s in the heat today….yummm we spit everything…and it wasn’t as hot there as it was at home….then I went to the pool..

IMG_20150910_153723496 The pool at my gym…

It’s always empty in the afternoon….great time to go swimming….and then I went home and took an allergy pill for my headache and slept for hours in front of a fan….

Loving the gym time, however having my sinus’s all flared up, possibly infected, is kicking my butt….I have no energy and all I want to do is sleep….

Even though we were at a great Italian restaurant today…I did not eat the bread on my half of the burger, we did have bruschetta, and croutons in my soup…but I end the day at 1056 calories…getting a lot of fluids on board to help my sinus’s…so all in all not a bad day…

My arthritis is still giving me some pain, its a little better because I have been taking Tylenol arthritis twice a day for my head…so It is giving me some relief….my knuckles are really sore…and my eye was better last night…I am hoping for a referral to another eye MD since mine is booked until November sometime…

Onward and upward, hoping my MD gives me antibiotics since I can’t seem to get a handle on it….really tired of feeling like crap….the fog is suppose to be back by Saturday…not soon enough for me…I am really tired of heat, and the humidity has been in the single digits, so there is no moisture in the air….an you tell all I have done is whine and complain….so better say good night…

until tomorrow….

I can’t stop!!!!!

Now that the scale has new batteries, I have jumped up the last 2 mornings and got on the scale..yesterday brought me back to my first goal…my 50# weight loss is back in the record books…YAY and this morning I lost another pound…down 51#’s…I came home and got it together, between exercise, strenuous yard work, and staying under my 1000 calorie quota….I was able to get the extra pounds off and am back on to dropping new weight….

I cannot believe my energy level…my office got a well needing mucking out…I am setting up my sewing area up stairs in the corner by a window…it gets hot up there in the summer, so looks like I will be do most of my projects in the cooler months…the dog also got shaved today…she is a long haired border collie and I love her long curly hair, but its 97′ out today and she has been miserable the last few days, so now she looks like a sheered sheep…LOL  and is a happy dog again…I also vacuumed the entire house and did a little extra cleaning in the kitchen…coffee pot got a good vinegar bath and the stove got a once over…my husband walked up to me a little while ago and stood there staring at me…welcome back is all he could say…he loves the new energy levels, its how I used to be when I met him….he has been one of my best supporters…

ATT_1441671784865_IMG_20150907_132419092Chika my 12yr old Border Collie, she hates her picture taken…

Been another great day….calories are under 1000 and I have had a great work out…my gym opens tomorrow morning. I will be a mermaid in the pool at 6am….can’t wait…

My arthritis is under control, how can it not be in this heat….we are having cool nights and that makes for a nice sleep…

So getting back to the scale…I will not get back on until Friday if not Saturday…I am just so happy I am back to loosing new pounds….so happy….guess I am glad my husband went out and got the new batteries after all…

so until tomorrow…..

We have landed on Washington State Coast

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We have made it to Washington State….was up and in Astoria before 6:30a and headed to Safeway to get loaded up again…LOL  the bridge picture is the long Astoria bridge over to Washington…little hazy with the sun just coming up…and the flowers are all over downtown Long Beach and Ocean Shores in Washington….I love the flowers on the coast….they are soooo happy…We are going to the kite festively on Friday, there are sooo many people every where….we are used to traveling on the off seasons so its a little over the top for us….

Wi-Fi is just that….maybe you have – it maybe you don’t….guess I can’t complain being out on a narrow peninsula  lol   Food is going great….back to 1000 calories the last three days and have yet to feel hungry..been able to buy fresh tomatoes and fruit at stands by the road…so yummy….making salads with fruit and cheese from Tillamook….alls good in that area….

Getting some exercise in….so I feel better about that…just doing it and stopped fighting it….so easy to make excuses….wish I had the drive to want to do it…will walk to the beach today..its about 5 blocks, can’t take the dog as her arthritis is acting up and its not fair to make her suffer needlessly….I have been living on Ibuprofen so I feel better, no amount of herbs, or cream is helping….overcast and cool out today, but no problem….I love this weather….just not my body or husband…LOL’

Will finish before I get booted off here…we are at Ocean Park on the south side of the Washington Coast….Kite Festival in Long Beach about 5 miles away…its one of there big annual events…..

until tomorrow I hope……