Browsed by
Category: Exercise

Hello June

Hello June

Time is flying by!  Summer will officially be here in no time.  Our weather here has been crazy, as it has been in other parts of the country.  One day it’s in the 60’s, the next the 80’s.

 My doctor gave me a higher dose of one of my medications, changed it to extended release and after a week in a half, I feel it’s too much.  I’ve put a request in to lower the amount but haven’t heard back from him yet.  Hopefully, lowering it back down will help.  I’ve been very blah with no motivation to do anything.  I swear, it’s always something.

LeRoy is the Garden Center Manager at his Fred Meyer store.  He loves it.  He loves doing up his yard in the many flowers he sells.  The kids love helping him as you can see in the collage.  Did I ever tell you how much I love these kids? images/smilies/11Love-My-Grandkids.jpg

Speaking of the grandkids, Al and I will be seeing them today.  It’s been about a week.  We got Emily a little Frozen suitcase with wheels and a handle, for when she spends the night.  This will let Emily be able to bring some of her dollies over.  She loves playing dollies.  I think she is going to like it.

My poor Al has been fighting teeth issues on the bottom.  He has all implants on the top.  After another appointment today at 3 pm he should be done with the tooth that was hurting the most.  The dentist filled the others as that is all we could afford at this time.  Some of them need root canals and/or crowns but we have to save to get them done.

I’ve been working hard on trying to get back on track, one thing at a time.  First, I need to get off the Diet Dr. Pepper.  A few once in awhile is okay but I will drink 4-6 cans a day.  I have found if I don’t have any in the house, I will  as long as it’s iced.  I also put Crystal Light in the water sometimes.  My plan is to buy Al his Shasta Diet Cream Soda (he only drinks one with his dinner and popcorn) and not buy any Diet Dr. Pepper, which I love.  I’m hoping this plan will work.  I feel so much better when I drink water.  I didn’t drink any yesterday (ran out of them) and I did have a bad headache when I went to bed so I will have to deal with a caffeine withdrawal to some extent.  I don’t drink coffee but do have an occasional latte (Keurig).

The next think I want to work on is moving more.    Al and I are going to start walking 30 minutes, 3 days a week to start.  If we walk longer that will be good but we want to make sure we do the 30 minutes, 3 days a week to start.  We are planning to have Emily over a lot during the summer as she is a swimmer and loves the pool.  We  have one on the property.  Al is planning on teaching her to swim.  This will give us some more exercise .  When I’m ready I hope to get to the property gym which has a couple ellipticals and treadmills.  They also have a couple handball/racquetball courts that Al would love to use.  We got him some handball stuff and new tennis shoes for that.

This Journey of ours is not an easy one.  There are so many ups and downs and then life throws you a curve ball.  I believe that as long as you never give up wanting that healthy weight and lifestyle you will succeed.  The success may not be when you want it but it will come if you persevere.


signature

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Evening everyone!  I’ve had a busy week. I’m keeping up with my elliptical workout.  My goal has been to complete 45 minutes on Level 9 and go at least 3 miles.  I always feel so great when I’m done working out, so, why do I stop?

wpid-wp-1411709315933.jpeg wpid-img_2014092015414.jpg

On Monday Al & I visited a new corn maze. We walked, mostly fast paced, for 2.5 hours. They had a “clue” game where you had to find 6 clues and punch your card at the 6 stations. We went round and round and round and round and could only find 4 of them. After 2.5 hours and about 4 miles, we called it quits. Our bodies had had enough. It didn’t help that the ground was very uneven which is a workout for my hips, and not always in a good way. All in all it was a great day and great exercise. The baby pig kept leaving the pen but didn’t go far. The owners said she is a smart one and loves to go in and out. She was rather cute.

Tuesday was a complete rest day. I was really sore from the maze adventure due to the fact that I was using muscles that haven’t been visited for awhile. The elliptical uses totally different muscles. I hit the elliptical yesterday and did 3.3 miles burning 390 calories.

I’m still trying to get back in the habit of tracking. It’s slow in coming but it’s coming along. I am getting a lot more water in, about 8-10 glasses a day. That’s an accomplishment in itself.

I’ve put a couple applications for work online at Fred Meyer (large grocery/department store; LeRoy and Rachel work there in Spokane) and Starbucks. Both stores offer medical, etc. after working a certain amount of time, 20+ hours a week. Fred Meyer has more room for advancing if I choose to do that. I need to work for several reasons. I need to get back out and about and around people and, medical is killing us ($1000/mos/6350 deductible) every month. It would be worth it just for the medical.

I had a group interview on Tuesday and it went well.  I received a second call yesterday for an interview on Monday with the Grocery and maybe, the Deli manager. Wish me luck.

SophiaAlDotSept2014Collage2Our neice, Sophia, came to visit with her parents the other day. She is now two months old. My, they grow up so fast. We had a nice visit with the kids and Sophia was such a joy.

Dannon Light Fit 80 RaspberryChocolaterain7I finally found the Dannon Light & Fit Greek Yogurt, Raspberry Chocolate!  YUM and only 80 calories.  I haven’t found the Cherry Chocolate yet.

We are having great fall weather and I’ve enjoyed opening all the windows and door letting the fresh air in. The rain has finally arrived and it was most welcome.  We’ve been in a bit of a dry spell so it was nice.

button3up As for my Journey, I am feeling more in control each day as I return to my healthy lifestyle routine. I’m doing well on the habit of journaling.  I’ve missed a couple days but am journaling for the most part.  Exercising has been going well and I’ve been getting a lot more water every day.  I’m listening to my Enjoying Weight Loss Hypnosis CDs again to help keep me motivated and focused. They never fail me when I take the time to listen to the different tracks on the CDs. Why I quit, I’ll never know.  I love Dr. Roberta Temes.button2up


signature
Wednesday ~ April 23, 2014

Wednesday ~ April 23, 2014

ScaleGood33Finally, the scale has moved down!  I have to admit, it was getting a bit frustrating because I knew I was doing everything right.  We took our own food to our beach getaway and I was keeping up with my elliptical exercising, throwing in a little swimming at the coast.

ExercisingA friend of mine posted this to my FB page and I died laughing so wanted to share it with all of you.  We must keep our sense of humor on this lifetime Journey of ours.

stopThinking2I’ve been dealing with a few emotional issues the last couple of days.   I’m always working on being a better person but sometimes, feelings and emotions take over.   I must remember what the sign to the right says.  It’s my life, it seems.

Thank you to all of you who are always here supporting me along the way.  I hope you all know that I’m always right beside you rooting you on also.

button3up As for my Journey, the scale has finally caught up to my keeping on Program, journaling, and exercising regularly.  I weighed in today at 206.8, only 0.8 lbs away from my 45 lbs lost button.  I will keep on keeping on. button2up


signature

Copyright ( © ) 2014 - 2017
%d bloggers like this: