Sunday, September 28, 2014
I lost 2 pounds during week 1 of the 5% challenge. I have 6 more to lose (in 7 weeks) to hit my goal. I am feeling good and feel like I am going to do this!
I was sick last week, and in fact, ended up with bronchitis. I still need a nap in the afternoons, but, I definitely feel better and am starting to get my energy back. I am not feeling body aches anymore. I am eager to run again - as soon as I get over my cough. In the meantime, I am walking and today I even tried hoola-hooping! I am going to work on it every day until I get it figured out. I am going to look on line for direction!!
Last week, I made minestrone soup. I had bought the dry bean pack at Marshall's - I love that store! I ate it every day for lunch. Salad just doesn't taste good while I am sick. The pack made so much that I ended up freezing 4 pints. So this week I made split pea soup from another dry bean pack I bought at Marshalls. I prefer to use dry beans to avoid all the salt that come with canned beans. I added fresh onion, fresh garlic and a little bit of deli-ham. I will end up freezing half of that batch as well, and alternate the two soups this week for lunch.
My husband, Roxy and I went out on the Sassafras River by boat Saturday afternoon through Sunday. Another couple we know, and their doggie, went on their boat and met up with us. It was very hot during the day - the minute the sun went down it got cold. We hung out on the deck of a restaurant and watched the sun go down. We walked around a lot. I was very mindful of my portions and drank a lot of water. The dogs went everywhere with us. They were so good.
Here they are sunning on my friend's boat...
Tomorrow is my older son's 26th birthday. Last year I didn't think he was going to make it to his 25th. He says he loves his new job and new apartment in San Diego. I am so relieved. He is already bugging us to come visit him and he has only been gone a little over 3 weeks!! His grandparents are going out for Thanksgiving so he is going to have to be fine with that. California is way too far from Maryland to be visiting all the time. And, my hubby and I are planning to go to Missouri for my younger son's graduation from boot camp in early November. We have received one quick phone call and one letter telling us how to send a letter to him. I spotted him in a couple photos - the site reminds me of the ones I am linked with when I run a half marathons.
Now that I am done getting my son's house ready to rent, I am going to focus on my own house and change all of my décor to Fall. It will take me two days. I find working on my house so relaxing.
Have a great week!!