Morning all. Raining out by me, wearing my Chooka’s again today. I told bf he might need to go to Home Depot and buy a pair of those rubber boots they sell for doing concrete work. Yup, they sell very plain tall rubber boots for that purpose, under $20…. Anyway, it seemed to be coming down as rain and then slushing up when it hits the cold pavement. What a mess things will be – rain, slush, melting snow, and then it’ll all freeze up when the temps drop in a day or two.
Michelle – Sorry you had a headache yesterday. Not a great way to begin the day.
Thank goodness your ex-SIL’s cancer was discovered early enough!!! Best wishes to her in her treatment and recovery. How great to have those long-standing friendships! I’m so glad you’re able to have close contact with your friends once again.
Being back in CA has done wonders for you girlfriend!!
And what better motivation to get your back better than the allure of hikes in gorgeous areas in beautiful weather!! You can do it!
Ceejay – A twin size bed will serve you well as a daybed. Good for you for doing more purging and reorganizing. Sometimes it’s fun to find new spots for small knick-knacks – you can store some and just have one or two somewhere, and occasionally rotate different ones to other spots. I have some little shelves above my kitchen sink that are the perfect spot for little knick knacks. I also switch out some of the items I keep on our fireplace mantel in the living room. Sorry you’re dealing with the valve issue at work (where's that trainee when you need him??), but try to focus on the fact that you’re getting good exercise going up and down the stairs!
Susie – Good for you getting the workout in at the Y! OMG, I thought I was the only one still seeing leaves! Our tree out in back was late to lose them, and believe it or not, there’s still a few on there that are falling down one by one. Crazy. Oh the fun of cleaning up wet leaves – NOT. That would be the only reason I wouldn’t want the snow to fully melt – there’s some wet leaves underneath!
Annie – glad the ankle is a bit better today. What’s with your company and these reorganizations?? It’s so disruptive to be constantly changing things up, how does anything get done when you’re so busy reapplying for jobs??
Happy - Very interesting about why turkeys eat stones. Thanks for passing that along – learn something new every day.
I hope the dry needling brings you some pain relief. I’m not sure I ever bought into how
acupuncture helped people – positive chi, energy, whatever they say. But I do believe that it helps people, somehow. The explanation about twitching the muscles…now that makes sense to me.
I was ROFL at you picturing your PT pulling out the knitting needles to get to your muscles.
I’d love to see the Northern Lights! Not sure when I’d ever be in the right part of the country to see them, so right now I’d settle for seeing a star-studded night sky. I did try it on the cruise, but it just so happened we had a very bright moon in the sky the night I remembered to look, so not many stars were visible. I agree with you re the multiple types of winter boots needed. I have a decent pair of lace-up short boots, but need taller ones for all this !@#$% snow. I’m glad I have the rubber boots now – they are taller than my other ones and good for my brief jaunts into the backyard to pick up the dog piles, and for wet weather in milder temps, like today. But they aren’t warm enough for typical winter temps. I haven’t gotten around to sewing my fleece wellie liners, but I doubt they’d make them warm enough for winter wear anyway. Gosh, you’ve got some nasty weather coming your way – too bad it’s going to interfere with your yoga class and your shift at the shop. Fingers
that the race can still go off as planned.
Shad – What kind of cake did you bake??
I liked the FB photos your nephew posted – you looked great, and awfully happy about your salad, LOL. It did look tasty, as did the grilled meats! I can’t wait for some warmer temps so my appetite for salads can return. I ate a decent number of salads on the cruise, but really enjoyed all the fresh fruits. Yeh, I certainly hope spring is coming soon – this winter has been a real bear for everyone around here, to put it mildly. It might be more apt to say it’s bringing people to the brink of I don’t know what - insanity, desperation, hibernation, LOL. Just wonder if we will keep this in mind when we are complaining about temp and humidity levels in the 90’s….Love that webcam – aside from the fog, it’s nice enjoying that bay view!
I did my pushup challenge last night. I could only do 2 standard pushups, not the 3 called for. And they weren’t in the perfect form I would strive for. Bf said, I thought this was the easy pushup challenge. He thought it meant doing the knee (i.e., easy) version. I said it meant that by day 30 you work up to 20 pushups, which would be easy/doable for someone who could already do standard pushups, or had done them in the past, or already had good strength in their arms, chest & core. Him: Aha. Then he commented that it was surprising that I found the standard ones so much more difficult to do than the knee version. I responded that they are much harder. Him: I bet you can’t even do 10 of those, or even 5. At which point I did my 5 knee pushups.
Anyway, bf has decided to join me in the challenge. He's not exercising much lately, but he's done a lot of pushups in the past, so this shouldn't be a problem for him.
And since several of you sound interested – how about joining me in the 30-day easy pushup challenge?? I'd love that!! Modify however you need to, as long as it’s still challenging for you. Here’s the link again: http://30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30...-up-challenge/
Since I’m having trouble with doing standard pushups, I’m going to have to do some of the reps with the knee version. But I also might try to do the standard pushups with my hands on my exercise step or our weight bench to make it easier for me. That’s a middle ground between a full standard pushup and the knee version.
As for tracking my eating…I struggled mightily last week and fell off tracking mid- to late last week. Today I'll get back to it. I chickened out of my WW meeting on Tuesday, but I might just face the music today at another meeting location near the office. I’m not giving up!! I’m still at a loss of 25 pounds, and I’m not letting that hard work go to waste!!
Okay, I once again have spent more time than I intended on my post, and have been interrupted way too much, so I better just finish up and get this posted. TTFN!