Monday, October 13, 2014
For some reason it is difficult for me to get my steps in lately. I understand Saturday. I was in a conference all day, then had a 3 hour drive home. Rich met me and we had dinner. It was then 8:30pm.
Today I got my 23000 steps in, but not until almost 8pm. Tomorrow, I *must* do some walking or elliptical early am to get the steps in earlier. I hate this! Must refocus!
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Today was Molly's birthday so we started the day making Dutch Brother rounds to get her free birthday coffee. Then we headed to Denny's for her free breakfast. Have you tried those awesome pumpkin pancakes?
480 calories of pure cinnamon, pumpkiny heaven. Then I dropped her off at work, and I went to work.
Lunch time meant thrift store shopping. I picked Molly up and shopping we went! after dropping her off, I went home to take care of the dogs and grab some lunch.
She wanted Tiramisu for her birthday cake, so I picked one up and took it to the restaurant where we were going for dinner. I picked her up and headed back. It took us 25 minutes to get our first beverages. It took almost 1-1/2 hours to get dinner because they had 3 parties come in at once. Because of our delay, the waiter bought Molly a drink and they gave us a free salad bar. Her dinner was free already since it was her birthday.
After dinner, they brought the cake out. Molly was enjoying it until she felt something crunch in her mouth. Thinking it was a tooth, she spit it out in her napkin. It was glass. Several shards. The cake went back to the store and I was refunded my money.
Overall we had a great, fun, memorable day.
Saturday, October 04, 2014
Molly and I walked today. 7-1/2 miles to a 'local' restaurant. Each way. It was 88 degrees today and we both ache from head to toe. Molly has some wicked blisters on her feet. I have a simple one. But then there are the leg cramps. I already took Calcium/Magnesium/Zinc supplement for the cramps in my legs.
BUT!!!! We saw too many deer to count (and on opening morning for deer season, yet). We saw lizards and squirrels and numerous birds. It was wonderful walking through the forest and mountain roads and listening to the birds and animals scampering about. The smell of the fall leaves and the pines transported me back to the nature of my childhood.
We had a delicious brunch at Treats Hwy 42 café. They were vendors that sold my product when I owned my jalapeno business. It was so nice to be called by name (immediately before being called crazy for walking over there) and treated like family. I ordered my usual senior breakfast of 1 egg, bacon, pancake and sugar-free syrup. After a leisurely breakfast, we headed back.
Have you ever noticed how the trips home seem twice as long as the trip over? It wasn't. It just seemed like it. I went through a case of giggles first. Then the whinies...
We finally got home, pulled the shoes off, showered and drank gallons to rehydrate. Now 3 hour after getting home I am considering getting on the trampoline to hit 40,000 steps for the first time... I already hit my first 35,000.
Today I started a challenge called "Portland to Portland" to walk across the country in 12 months. This challenge requires an average of 17,000 steps daily. This is doable!
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Too much to do today. I had Bible study before church service, then a pot luck for Relay for Life, then a breast cancer tea and fashion show. I left the house at 8am and got home at 5pm. And I ate wayyyyyyy too much junk. I stayed at my maintenance goal for calories, but it was lousy quality food. Ugh....
So my body rebelled. I was trying to get my steps in tonight, but the bathroom kept calling, suddenly and violently. Needless to say, my walking kind of took a back seat to my body tonight.
Oh, well, I got in my 13,000 steps. I can get back to 25,000 tomorrow, There was a day that I would have been thrilled with 10,000!
Sleep well, dear friends!
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Do any of you play "Panda Pop"?
This game keeps me going on the rebounder/treadmill/elliptical and the pandas are so darn cute. It bothers me every time I lose a level, though, when all the Pandas cry when I don't get every last one of them.
At first, it made me sad, then I started thinking about it and comparing it to our weight loss journeys. Isn't this how we look at it? All or nothing? Is that realistic?
If we 'save' 8 of 10 pandas, shouldn't we be happy about the 8 that we saved? Shouldn't we be happy with getting our exercise in, even if we had an extra hundred calories today? Shouldn't we be happy with walking 7500 steps when last week we only could walk 5000?
Why does it mean tears, frustration and 'failure' to not be perfect? The last I knew there was only one perfect person and I'm not Him!
It is time to cut ourselves some slack. It is time to focus on the positives in our lives instead of the negatives. Focusing on the negatives causes increased stressed. Can anyone relate to stress eating? Reduce the stress and success will come more naturally.
Try it! Focus on what you did right today and see how you feel. Toss the negatives and highlight those positives. C'mon! You can do it. Tell me, what did you do right today?
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