19 March 2011

Didn't start quite the way I planned

It's the first day of spring break. I had big plans of hitting the ground running. I wanted to workout, clean this, wash that, go here, do that, blah, blah, blah.... What is that saying, man plans, God laughs. Yeah! Although I am feeling pretty good today I was a little lazy. I wanted to sleep in but was up by 6:45. I made it to WW and was down 6.2 lbs - woo hoo!!! I haven't been in a couple of weeks so that's a really good thing!!! Then I came home and picked up Baby Bella and off to the beach we went, that's becoming our Saturday morning routine. After a nice walk along the beach and through the park, it was off to watch some dog agility. There we ran into a dog trainer who's new puppy class is starting on Tuesday night. Woo Hoo!!! It's time to begin the training. After that we came home and I was going to do some things around the house but it was kind of cold and rainy out and the couch and my book called. I answered. That's where I've been for the last 2 hours, snoozing and finishing my book. That's okay though. I am feeling good, like I'm catching up on rest and not knocked out or anything. Now I'm going to do a few little things, but generally I'm going to take it easy the rest of the day. Tomorrow is soon enough....

18 March 2011

And that's over...

I am on spring break. Oh, lord I am happy.... I have not felt great since December really. Between some nagging cold and a foot injury that never seems to heal, I just have not been myself in months. This week I am finally starting to feel good, really good. But I have not been moving much. I haven't worked out in I don't even know how long. I need to get  back into it and make it a habit again before school starts back up. I have 2 weeks and I plan on moving every single day. Actually I plan on moving a lot. There are dogs to walk and puppies to train and roads to run/walk and DVDs to do and Wii to play....Busy, busy, busy.....I am very much looking forward to all of it.... Tonight though, I relax....

15 March 2011


That's what I've been doing workout wise. Nothing!!! And I've been doing it very, very well. Unfortunately my body is reacting to the nothing. It's interesting. When I work out I get all kinds of aches and pains in my back, my knees, my feet, whatever. Things hurt all over the place. Then I stop working out and I feel fine. For a while. Then things start to hurt, my back, my knees, my feet, whatever. Things hurt. But I'm not doing anything. Things shouldn't hurt if I'm not doing anything, right??? But it does, so that is my signal that it's time to get moving again. I have still been walking the dogs every night so I haven't been completely immobile, but clearly I need to do more. Hmmm, would shopping for baby gifts count? I probably need to do something a little more strenuous. So what should I do? I could make all these bold statements about how I'm going to get up at 4 and do a DVD or take Bella for a walk or go for a run, but the truth is I'm not going to do that. I have 3 more days until Spring Break and the odds of me starting something now are slim and none. So what to do? I guess I'll just keep walking the dogs and try not to spend too much time on the couch or in a chair. At least until Saturday when the fun really begins.....

13 March 2011

The best dish ever and back to WW

This is, without a doubt, one of the best dishes ever. It is so easy and so very, very yummy. I got it years ago when I belonged to ediets. I actually got a number of good recipes from there but this is the only one I remember. Love it. I call it Italian Chicken:

boneless skinless chicken chopped into bite size pieces
Onion, garlic, and green bell pepper chopped into bite size pieces
Whole wheat penne pasta

Cook the chicken and garlic in olive oil. Remove chicken and cook the peppers and onions in same pan. Return chicken to pepper and onion mixture, add in cooked pasta, season with a lot of Italian Seasoning and eat. Soooo delish and soooo healthy....

Now, in other news. I signed up again for Weight Watchers. My monthly pass had lapsed because I have been so sick on and off I never got to the meetings and I didn't renew the pass. But today I am feeling a whole lot better and decided to jump on the band wagon once again. So, tomorrow it begins again. I need to run to the store and pick up some fruits and veggies and I'll be all set to go. Fabulous.

Moving On

After what feels like weeks being sick, not being able to run because of a heel problem, generally eating out of control, and being much too slothlike, I am done and moving on. I feel pretty good today - not 100% but about 85%. I have a half marathon in 5 weeks that I'm not going to do well at but I still want to do. So beginning today I am moving on. I am going to do some general cleaning up and organizing, then I am going to do some activity. Not sure what form that will take yet, I may take Bella for a long walk, I may play some Wii, I may do both, who knows? But the moving begins again today. The eating reasonably begins again today. Starting tomorrow I'm back on WW and tracking every thing that enters my mouth. I'm completely over being sick and feeling like crap so I am choosing not to do it anymore. That is all.

Under Construction

I'm making some changes around here. Things may be a little screwy for a while but I'm trying to get everything straightened out behind the scenes. Please be patient.

Feeling better

Generally I feel my worst in the morning right after I wake up. After I'm up for a while I start to feel better and then in the late afternoon/early evening I will feel really bad again. Usually right before I go to bed is when I feel my best and I get real optimistic about the next day being better. Usually I'm wrong. Last night I made myself a real healthy dinner and I did not eat any dessert. When I went to bed I felt pretty good. When I woke up I still felt pretty good so I think I may be on the mend. Dear Lord I hope so. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. For the last couple of days I get up around 5 and by 8 or 9 I'm back on the couch napping. After an hour or so I get up but then after lunch I'm back for another nap. Then by bedtime - 9 pm - I'm exhausted and can barely keep my eyes open. This is not right. But hopefully we are nearing the end of it. I think if I had just given myself time to be sick it wouldn't have lasted this long, but I really didn't. I get up early everyday for the animals. While I nap I don't stay in bed and rest all day. I have not been drinking enough water and I know that's a huge factor. I think it's just a combination of a number of factors. Hopefully I'll feel better soon.

The alarm clock we have in the bedroom is one of those smart ones that automatically adjusts for daylight savings time. Problem is, we don't do DST here in Hawaii. But my clock will not accept no for an answer. Every year it adjusts and every year I forget it does. I looked at the clock this morning and it said 6:something (I always keep it a few minutes fast) so I got up to feed the animals. As I'm working around I notice that the time on my phone is wrong. That's weird, I've never had that problem before!! Then I look at the watch on my wrist - it's only 5:00 am. WTF???? By then I had already started drinking my coffee so there was no going back to bed. I'm so glad I'm up super early on a Sunday and a day I'm not feeling 100% - yea for technology.

Social media holiday

I've decided to take a break from social media. I spend far, far too much time just scrolling through Facebook. Yes, I get a lot of in...