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Donkey - Sunday Sep 06, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

I was awoken by the lightening and thunder of much needed rain here.  It has stopped raining but everything is still gray and wet.  The temperatures feel cooler too, although I heard it's supposed to get up to 80F today, which to me is warm.  Then more storms tonight, with cooler temps, hopefully.

Yesterday was such a productive day.  I haven't checked my Fitbit to see what my step-count was, but I'm guessing Saturday will be the highest day of the week for most steps.  My list:

  • Prepare excess cardbord (a LOT of it) for recycling. DONE
  • Cleaning up after Baby Cat. DONE
  • Trimming up fallen branches for yard waste pick-up. DONE
  • Burn remaining branches in fire pit.   NOT NEEDED (cleaned up all the branches.)
  • Go to the gym. DONE

So today is just fold and put away laundry.  I had to clean up after Baby Cat again, but that's daily life lately, I'm afraid.  Also, I hope to go to the gym again this afternoon.

I did push-ups and abs yesterday, but I've decided to change the push-ups goal. Inspired by the "22 push-ups for 22 days" for the military suicide awareness campaign, I decided that this was something that I could do, and these would be on the floor, although modified, because of my back issues.

This morning, I worked on legs and chest weights, after my morning bike ride.  Not having a weight-lifting element to my September goals is a little disappointing - that is to say, that's something that I didn't think of that I kind of wish I had.  Oh well, I can still do it - and I am still doing it, I think, with the exception of last work-week, where it was hard to do much of anything other than work, eat, bed.

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/06/2020:
We will be getting the rain for the next several days....although today it's nice...in the 50's..so your current rain will be here soon. It's been cool here..even down to 38 one night. But then again we also get the lake affect coolness. You have accomplished a lot today...good for you..I'm sure it feels good to be away from the office for a few days. Sounds like kitty problems may just be ongoing...it sounds like she is a good buddy otherwise....and it's now getting to be something you are used to. Nice start to your weekend!!!

Jacky82020 on 09/06/2020:
Yesterday was the first day in ages that I forgot to strap on the Fitbit. Wear in on my ankle. We need rain here! But it’s cooling down.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/07/2020:
haha - bc me and you are using the same font and capitalizing the word "DONE" i thought your entry was MINE just because of the "look" of it! haha!

We are also having lots of days in the 80's which i LOVE! it's still warm, but not too warm! and the nights are cooler...so in love with September / October weather in the Northeast!

You were def very productive with your to-do list and it does seem it needed to be listed - and i like to see how one of your chores didn't need to be done - "executive decision!"

what a wonderful labor day weekend so far on your end!

Maria7 on 09/07/2020:
Still warm here...highs have dropped from 90's to 80s...and our low this morning was 60, which I love the cooler mornings.

Donkey - Saturday Sep 05, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 143.5

 What a disappointing weigh-in.  I don't even count this as a real loss. I just cannot seem to do anything to get these 10 pounds to drop.  These are not COVID pounds either.  I gained this weight after coming off of keto and back to low-carb.  Also weighed myself on the fancy scale (which had me back up at 144), and my body fat % is 32.6%.  So this ain't muscle.

You would think that yesterday at work would have been easier, because I had stayed late to catch up (completely) on Thursday, but I was pretty much busy the whole day.  I was able to keep up - which meant that I would be able to leave on time to make it to Veterans' Chair Yoga at 5:30p.  But NOOOOO - at 4:15p, I started getting all these time-sensitive emails!!!  What the heck!!!  These were emails that really had to go out, because I couldn't sit on them for 3 days through the holiday weekend.

(As it was, I was already getting complaints that I wasn't sending out letters to clients for their review fast enough.  You know, I just didn't get to it.  --- So now you can see why wasting an hour of time correcting someone else's mistakes was very frustrating to me on Thursday!!!!)

Because of this flurry of emails coming in at the last minute, I couldn't leave until 5:45p.  I made it to Chair Yoga for the  last 30 minutes, but my husband was really upset with me. Which then makes me really upset, because this isn't my fault.  Does he seriously think that I *LIKE* staying really late at work and having no life at home?

Speaking of which, because I was at work so much this week, my home has been totally neglected.  So today, I'm scrambling to catch up on things that were neglected, including my plants, during the week.  

Oh and let me put this out there:  MISTAKES GIRL MADE A $3500 MISTAKE.  I told Nice Lady, "You know, I love (Mistakes Girl) and I feel bad about complaining about the mistakes she makes in opening the files, but mistakes like this are going to get us sued."  and Nice Lady agreed.  

I need BETTER help at work.  Nice Lady is too set in her ways and does things differently, so that doesn't help.  Mistakes Girl makes too many mistakes.

Anyway... I have a wonderful 3-day weekend to catch up on things:

  • Prepare excess cardbord (a LOT of it) for recycling. 
  • Cleaning up after Baby Cat.
  • Trimming up fallen branches for yard waste pick-up.
  • Burn remaining branches in fire pit.  Would like to do that tonight but it's too windy.  It's supposed to rain all day tomorrow.  DRAT.;
  • Go to the gym.

Will I get ANY time with my daughter?  She wanted to step down to a lower position at work, and management gave the position to someone else.  She was so upset yesterday, and where was I?  At work, dealing with other people's STUPID PROBLEMS!!!

I didn't get to the push-ups or abs work last night, unfortunately.  I caught up with some friends on Zoom, and we talked for 1.5 hours.  As it was, I was awake until after 11pm.  I don't know how I did that, because I had gotten up early and was busy all day.  Almost TOO tired, that adreneline kicked in or something.



Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 8.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 09/05/2020:
Sounds like others rushed to get things turned in before the 3 day weekend........that doesn't work out very nice for you though. :(

Donkey on 09/06/2020:
I was lucky to get out while I could. As it was, I left 3 emails in my inbox to take care of on Tuesday, one of them being to schedule a closing.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2020:
Please don't be too angry feeling with yourself. you work hard at work and you work hard on yourself. you look much better than so many women your age.

I hear your pain in staying late especially right before time that's meant for relaxing / not working! (the 3-day weekend)

I really don't know why they keep mistakes girl. honestly, i don't want to suggest something that will not be a good idea, but, can people all collectively complain that she sucks?

it's good you are close with your daughter. she will have to face some of these life experiences on her own, when you aren't home, per se. but, you will always be able to re-hash it out with her and support her, even if it has to wait till you are done with work. you are a great mom!

Donkey on 09/06/2020:
I think we've all complained about Mistakes Girl to the boss. Associate Attorney finds a lot of her mistakes, and it's like, "What can we do?" We've had assistants that were certifiably insane, or totally incompetent. We all really like MG, and she can do most of the job, just not very good at proofing her work.

Jacky82020 on 09/06/2020:
Wow! You are so busy! So much responsibility & work to do, poor kid. Sorry the husband wasn’t more understanding. Men! Mine can be like that too. Are you working from home? Did attorneys lose a lot of money because of Covid19? I get all these free medical journals online. A popular topic is how much the physicians are losing. The average PCP lost 69K in the first 3 months of the pandemic. The average PCP makes $225K yearly, varies some by location. These guys talk a lot about money in their publications!

Donkey on 09/06/2020:
I think my husband was just being himself. He's retired/disabled. He used to be a 911 dispatcher. So I do think of him after I've finished with a very stressful day, and think how much harder his job was. Mine's just real estate. His job was life and death for many situations. And he did that for over 10 years as a second career.

So while certain comments from him are not appreciated, I use that analogy to help keep my perspective clear.

We had 2-3 slow weeks, but I feel that we've really made up for it. I don't know those numbers for sure, but that would be my guess, that we'll be OK. That is unless Mistakes Girl keeps making mistakes that we end up having to pay for.

Donkey - Friday Sep 04, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

 So glad it's Friday.  So glad for the weekend.  So glad for the holiday on Monday. 

I stayed at work until 7:24 pm last night,  to catch up completely from yesterday and today.  The funny part was that I received an email from the paralegal who works at the firm across the street at 6:54 pm!  So she was working late to catch  up too! Ha ha!  The other funny bit was when an attorney called at 7:14 p.m. and I answered the phone!  I bet she was surprised a receptionist answered that late!

Let me just add here that I spent an HOUR correcting all the mistakes,  Mistakes Girl made on every file she opened up before she left on vacation.  I'm just putting that out there,  here. 

So I was exhausted when I got home. Probably ate too much at dinner.  I was tired and hungry and still wired from working.

It was hard to do the push-ups and abs work, but I did it. I did wall push-ups again and I need to change that up tonight.  The ab work was tough, but I don't ache this morning,  so I guess it wasn't tough enough. 

Tonight is supposed to be veterans chair yoga at 5:30 pm.  I'm hoping that I won't have to stay late tonight at work,  so that I can make it.  It's good for my husband to do this activity, and it's one of the few things we can do together that we like. 

I'm grateful for a job, but this is ridiculous. 



Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/04/2020:
Happy Long Weekend to you!

Well, at least your staying late was "seen" by others. I will admit that always made me happier, when i stayed late, and people noticed. LOL.

Thanks for the reminder, again, about the wall pushups...when i see my mom tomorrow evening i plan to mention it again to her that i think the wall-pushups will do her shoulders / back wonders.

Put your limits on when you can (easier said than done!). especially from someone without a job for the past half year! yes, that long! but i'm using the time wisely and will continue this way...

Donkey on 09/05/2020:
This is true, my boss has recognized and been very appreciative of my efforts. And that's rather nice, if I do say so.

Donkey - Thursday Sep 03, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

 Checking in this morning,  even though not much happened since last night - at least diet wise. 

I almost forgot to do my crunches and push-ups last night even though I thought about it several times! Lol!  I may do all the push-ups against the wall,  rather than alternating between wall and modified (on the floor).  I found that wall push-ups are a different sensation that was still challenging.

Friday is veterans chair yoga.  I don't even know if I can do that!  Last Friday I had to work until 6:30 pm!  Chair yoga starts at 5:30 pm...  This work thing is untenable.  And I'm wondering,   if we get a third attorney,  will I be even busier??

 I will endeavor to do better with food today.  And stay away from the giant cookies the boss brought in.  Someone threw away the last of the coffee cake before I left last night.  Thank goodness for that!

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/03/2020:
Sounds like a plan! Are you a paralegal too? The estate attorney I once had made the paralegal do all the work! While he drink himself to a stupor at the local bar! Hope he paid her very well.

Donkey on 09/04/2020:
Yes, I have a paralegal certificate. This is a second career for me.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/03/2020:
i was thinking, do you write down when about exactly you are scheduling in these exercises? i would never remember it all if i didn't give a little thought to it - and you may even have more types of exercises going on than me! or maybe schedule some exercises to occur right after one another so you can easily remember them - like pushups with crunches? or something to that effect!

yuck to Giant cookies! i so prefer miniatures! hahahaha

have a good Thursday <3

Donkey on 09/04/2020:
I pretty much know that I'm going to do push-ups and abs at night. So I don't designate a time, because it just depends on when I'm done with my evening bike ride and go upstairs to get ready for bed.

One thing I've realized is that if I went to the gym at night, I wouldn't feel like doing the push-ups and abs at home afterwards. Yes, I know I could do that at the gym but that's something I'd rather do in the privacy of my home.

So this challenge has deterred me from going to the gym one or 2 nights. That's not good!

Donkey - Wednesday Sep 02, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

 I was not able to write this morning because my phone was out of order.  I usually text while I'm bike riding,  as I am now. I did weights this morning.  I'll do crunches and wall push-ups tonight. 

Eating is still my downfall.  Work is so busy,  I found myself picking at the coffee cake,  to sooth my anxiety with sugar and carbs.  NO!! This must STOP.

I've been working from 9a to 6p every day,  with a 30 minute walk.  Today,  the phones were constantly ringing.  Around 3p, I just gave up on the phones, as I struggled to keep the emails in my in box below 20. 

Mistakes Girl is out of town starting tomorrow,  until Monday.  So that's more work,  less help.  My work-life balance is so off kilter. I want my life back!

Some good news though is that I'm rocking the water intake today.  I should be able to get in a gallon by the time I go to bed. That's awesome!

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/03/2020:
what's wrong with a taste of coffee cake, sweet Donkey!?

perhaps when mistakes girl is out, let her work pile up a little bit? you cannot simply do her work on top of yours?

proud of you with water...will write more soon!

Donkey - Tuesday Sep 01, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

A new month with new goals (which I have written down upstairs). Let's see if I can remember them:

  1. Abs work daily - I have a variety of different exercises to do, so that it's not the same think every day, but to be sure that there is something done every day. 
  2. Push-up challenge,  which will alternate modified (girl) push-ups with wall push-ups. 
  3. Meet my water goal every day.  This is one area I've definitely slipped up on. And when the water is short, the problems begin.
  4. Get into the 130's.  Not giving up on that goal. 
  5. Yoga 1x a week,  whether it's on my own,  Zoom, or gym.   Definitely need to make this a regular practice again.

I can tell that work is lighting up ever so slightly.   I welcome this.

Okay, typing this with my phone is not working.  I keep losing the keyboard every time I backspace,  so I'm  done writing for now.

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 09/01/2020:
Great goals! Should emulate you,

Donkey on 09/02/2020:
Thank you! :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 09/01/2020:
with the abs, will you give yourself at least 1 or 2 days off (or in case you accidentally skip a day?) - is there room for not doing it or having a case where you don't get it in that you will still feel accomplished/successful?

I'm glad you are doing the push-ups. i think they may be best for sculpting the shoulders. i wish i could get my mom to do this...i did mention it but i DON'T think she's understanding yet how easy it can be to fit this one in...

totally have my support on the 130's. you can do this, no reason why not. you are very close.

have a good day and keep your plan in mind :)

Donkey on 09/02/2020:
Well. the goal is to do it every day, but if I can't then I'm going for the highest percentage. I fi realize that I may miss a bit here or there, but that's not the goal. :-)

Maria7 on 09/01/2020:
That's good that work it lighting up some. You are a very dedicated, hard worker for real. You have real good goals, too.

Donkey on 09/02/2020:
Thank you! This time, the push-ups seem much more difficult. If I have to do wall push-ups, then that's ok, too.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/02/2020:
Totally agree here with Maria, above!

legcramps on 09/02/2020:
Great goals! So what is your plan for the push-up challenge? I would love to do that one with you!

Donkey on 09/02/2020:
3 sets of 20, but if I gave to break it up into sets of 10, then so be it.

Tonight will be wall push-ups, too give my shoulders a bit of a rest and a nice stretch in my back.

Donkey - Monday Aug 31, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

 Not much time to post this morning. 

I'm wondering if I should start eating breakfast at home,  earlier,  rather than eating at my desk at work.  I started doing that to delay eating,  but  now I'm not sure it's a good habit.

Working on goals for September.  I will write these down tonight and share with you tomorrow. 

Contacted my yoga teacher from the studio - not the owner but the teacher I had on Thursday nights - to see about continuing with her via Zoom. I know that i can do yoga for free at the gym and on YouTube,  but something in me thinks is a good idea to maintain my connection with this lady,  at least for now. 

Thinking about flying out to Vegas to visit family for Thanksgiving. 

Praying to the Good Lord for a merciful day at work today. 

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

coffee&calories on 08/31/2020:
I have also been trying to delay breakfast in the last few months, but not sure it's helped me. When I was working, eating at my desk wasn't that satisfying but I did it as well. You can always play around with it and see if eating at home serves you better :)

Donkey on 09/01/2020:
I might just do that. I've been craving eggs, over easy, and that's not something that's practical to make or eat at work.

bearcountrygg on 08/31/2020:
Maybe 2 snacks in place of breakfast?...One at home and than another at work?

Donkey on 09/01/2020:
Possibly, although I admit I'm guilty of having a few nibbles as I prepare my meals for work. However, I'm wondering if I'd do better with some kind of post workout something after my morning bike ride...

Maria7 on 08/31/2020:
I hope you have a good day at work. Yes, the habits we develop may be beneficial and then again, maybe not. I've had to give up night-time snacking habit. Happy about it, too.

Donkey on 09/01/2020:
Thank you. My main hesitation about adding a nighttime snack is that it could lead to a nighttime food fit. I hate that when it happens.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/31/2020:
well, in your place, i would DEF (my own opinion) eat breakfast at work because i would STILL get hungry earlier if i ate at home and would STILL want to eat when i get to work.

Have a good Monday..keep rocking and rolling!

Donkey on 09/01/2020:
You're probably right about that. In fact, I'm sure that you are.

Donkey - Sunday Aug 30, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

I did a lot yesterday - it was wonderful!

I worked in my little butterfly garden, cutting down things that weren't productive, tying up big milkweed to posts, so that the plants are supported and upright now, pulled out a lot of weeds, filled up my birdfeeders, trimmed some branches and gathered them up for paring down and bagging.   If I feel so inclined, I can work on cutting and bagging branches today, or I can wait until next weekend, when my yard waste bin is empty again.

My husband has been slow to put things back into the garage, now that our floor is fixed.  We're definitely looking kind of shabby here, so I cleared out some things, so that the neighbors don't complain and we don't get a ticket from the village.  So that was a little bit taken care of there.

This garage project has been such a blessing though.  Not only will it contribute to the resale value of our home, it makes it nicer for us to use/enjoy while we're still here, AND it has given my husband a purpose to keep him busy.  Otherwise, he gets lonely and bored.  So this has been a good thing.

I went to the gym, and I was glad to see, at one point, that there were quite a few more people there in the cardio section.  But by the time I left, I was the only one there.  And the pool was not crowded at all.  Imagine having that whole swimming pool for just your use - maybe 1 or 2 small families in other sections.

My daughter told me yesterday that she will be changing positions at her work place. It's actually a demotion, from supervisor to department manager, but she's been thinking about making this change for a while, and I support her decision for the reasons that she chose to step down.  

What this means for me though is that now she'll be able to workout with me in the workday evenings at the gym, if she's not out with her boyfriend. Husband might start going back to the gym, too...  I have mixed feelings about that, with his health issues.  We'll see.

My husband says that he's going to do a "reset" of his eating, by joining a Whole 30 challenge for September.  He's a big fan of Whole 30, which, if you're not familiar with the program, a diet routine that cuts out foods that can cause issues - kind of like a detox - and then add them back slowly.  There is something he is eating that just triggers a whole bunch of GI problems with him.  We're not sure what it is - if you recall, I've suggested to him on multiple occassions to keep a food diary.  Whole 30 helps him, but then he slides back into old foods, and has problems again.

Anyway, I'm hoping that with him working on himself, that this will motivate me to stay energized this month.  I turned 50 at the end of July, and I feel like August was just a huge blur.  I'm not really taking advantage of my time, because work sucks every last bit of my soul out of me.

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/30/2020:
Never heard of Whole 30 Will google Sounds good

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
nice job in cleaning up and doing some nice work including with the butterfly garden around your place!

is the pool an outdoor or indoor one?

i didn't know your daughter had a bf...or i forgot! how sweet!

hey! you kept your bday year a secret from all of us!!! Happy 50th belated! i hadn't realized (OR FORGOT!) that you are the big 50! wooohoo! haha. you are a healthy 50. think of all the folks that didn't care about their health at 50. thank gosh you do! :)

you write you aren't taking advantage of your time, but you do a lot. just keep making it a priority. you are doing really well this summer with staying active. just keep on, never quit on YOU!

bearcountrygg on 08/30/2020:
I've heard a lot about whole 30....it seems to be very popular. That is the thing about any specific eating plan...we usually seem to fall back into the old habits......i think the only way i could ever do something like that or any really limited diet would be to have NOTHING in the house that wasn't on the diet....BUT...if it really works for him he might just decide it's worth it.

Donkey - Saturday Aug 29, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 144.0

 Before I say anything,  I wanted to share with you something about typos. I've been logging in on my phone,  and that means lots of typos. 

So I guess yesterday's entry had "heart wave" instead of "heat wave" but,  friends,  I tell you,  that's not even the worst of it!  I had accidentally typed  "child cuts" instead of "cold cuts" for dinner!  I'm sure you can imagine my horror at sounding like a cannibal!!!!!

 So weigh-in was not good. Up 2 pounds.  Can't say I'm not disappointed.  Kind of stinks to wake up hungry, because you didn't snack last night, only to find you've gained 2 pounds.  

I guess that's what's September goals are for.  If I'm going to get into the 130's, then I need to do the work to get there!

Doing my best to relax and do things that I want to do or want to get done, but I'm not organized, which is not a great way to start.  I have my laundry outside drying early, and husband is out of the house at the recycling drive. He didn't leave early to get in line, so the line is long.  He'll be gone for a while.

We didn't get the rain that we were supposed to get - sadly - but the temperatures have dropped.  It is very nice and cool outside which is perfect for the yard work that I want to get done.

I'm thinking of doing a push-up challenge again for September.  My arms always look much better at the end of doing that. I'd also like to do some kind of ab challenge.

However, I've been waking up with some awful back pain and sciatica - which usually works its way out during my morning bike ride.  Working on abs sometimes stresses out my lower back.... so not sure how an abs challenge would go.

Also, earlier this month, when I was doing weights consistently, my shoulders got very sore - I think it's the rotator cuff.  So I'm not sure how push-ups would work out either!

I'm thoroughly disgusted with the fat deposits on my inner knees up through the inner thigh.  I can do inner thigh exercises, but I can feel - through the flab - that the muscle is already there.  It's just covered in flab and skin!  Losing weight will help a little, too, but as you can see from my weigh-ins that this hasn't been too good lately!

Ever since I went to my doctor in February (?), I've had this 10 extra pounds that I just can't seem to get rid of, no matter what happens.

Progress as of today: 42.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2020:
The typos have been hilarious.......and I think we can usually figure out what was meant......usually they are just jumbled letters....but this last week...they did have alternate meanings...which made them so funny.....I know why mine have happened...whenever my nails on my left hand get long...it's a problem...( going back to short nails right now)...thanks for the reminder Donkey.

Donkey on 08/30/2020:
I find that I make a lot of typos at work, when my nails get too long. I don't know how those ladies do it with those really long nails.

FYI - I think one of the reason Mistakes Girl makes so many mistakes is because of her long nails. Thing is, she's just not careful enough to go back and check her work.

Jacky82020 on 08/29/2020:
Hey, don’t worry about the typos! Didn’t even notice. I read typoese. Did notice: lick the icon Was that you? LOL

Donkey on 08/30/2020:
Not me (see below), but I did find that to be quite funny :-D

bearcountrygg on 08/29/2020:
Jacky.....I was the one that told you to lick the wrench....meant click!! OMG!!! The last few days have been a comedy of errors.....I should get better now...I cut my nails...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2020:
I'm reading this during a break in my class and I cannot stop laughing !!!! LOL...the typos have been so funny and i have in a way liked them for a fun laugh!

Donkey on 08/30/2020:
I tell you, I was * absolutely horrified* at the "child cuts". Made me think of Hansel and Gretel.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2020:
try not to let the weight gain get to you...just keep striving to be your best...don't give up.

why do you say you aren't organized? you usually are! your laundry is out there, everything sounds good! be kind to yourself :) xoxo

i've had some kind of ongoing right hip pain, like i pulled something, it's been recovering for a few weeks. nothing major. just something i have noticed that hasn't healed up fast like things used to when i was older!

if there's any pain, def do NOT do that workout. do NOT workout a body part if there is actual pain.

one thing i'll suggest, wall pushups or knee pushups instead of regular pushups to take the pain off. especially wall pushups...i was talking to my mom about wall pushups and i will (if she lets me) actually show her within the next few times i see her (though she may not be up for me telling her what kind of exercises to do!)

Donkey on 08/30/2020:
When I don't have a list to work off of, I feel that it's more disorganized. That's just me. However, I surprised myself yesterday by getting a lot done!

The wall push-ups are an excellent suggestion! I think that maybe I'll incorporate those, anyway - pain or no pain - into my challenge.

Maria7 on 08/29/2020:
Don't worry about typos. I do that even using the computer. Smile.

Donkey on 08/30/2020:
Right??? :-D

I've mentioned this before, but the last time I gained a lot of weight, my fingers got so fat that I started making a lot of typos. That's when I knew I had to get a grip.

Donkey - Friday Aug 28, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.0

 Yay,  it's Friday!  And our heart wave should be coming to and end after today.  I am looking forward to the weekend. 

Big news at work!  We're getting another attorney!  He will start in 2 weeks.  I was quick to recognize that this will mean changes,  whether they come quickly or gradually,  and for me,  I must remember to be flexible and helpful.

I started a conversation with my coworkers that maybe things don't have to change on day one but that as things change,  let's talk,  so that no one is feeling overwhelmed or freaked out by the volume of work to be done. 

**It's rather ironic that i write this,  because that's exactly how I've felt these past few weeks, and I'm sure I'm not alone. **

I think I did ok with food.  Perhaps I grabbed too many cold cuts at dinner?  Held off snacking on a bag of white cheddar popcorn that was calling me from the pantry.

I hope I remember to weigh in tomorrow.  I'm very curious to see where I'm at. 

Progress as of today: 44.5 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 08/28/2020:
New employees and change are hard to deal with...my face usually breaks out. We are getting a new meteorologist and moving at the same time, so this should be fun! I hope you can come up with a solution that works for everyone. Have a great weekend.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2020:
lol to your "heart" wave! the typos are hilarious here as of late (i certainly contribute tons as i don't usually check my entries!)

wow! a new attorney! how exciting. that will def help keep you all on your toes! i agree - try to be extra flexible during that time..who knows, maybe in the end this attorney will help you and the office lots! hopefully!

at least cold cuts are generally low calorie items :) (despite the salt) i used to love my cold cuts...lately i am not into meat so much (any meat)

Maria7 on 08/28/2020:
Hope all works out well for everyone at your work.

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