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Donkey - Tuesday Aug 25, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.0

 Not willingly,  I was up at 4 AM,  awoken by the sound of kitty scratching the floor after pooping in the corner.  She didn't do this yesterday,  so I thought the habit had been broken since its discovery and cleanup.  I guess not. 

On the bright side,  I'm up early,  and,  albeit early,  I love having the extra time.  I've done my bike ride and finished up weights. 


MORNING EDIT:  I found another area where she's been pooping, in the basement.   So something's going on with the boxes.  I'll have to do double duty to make sure they are clean as often as possible. 


So now we have a kitty who pees outside of the box,  and one who poops outside of the box.  Great. 


Work was exhausting yesterday.  I took 2 walks,  just to step away and clear my mind.  The first one was a short one around the block; the second one was my usual lunchtime walk. 

By the end of the day,  I was mentally exhausted.  So no gym.  But I did take care of my plants outside and ride the resistance bike last night, which helps me decompress. I  stayed up a little too late reading.  Oy, and then to wake up so early...  well,  I'll sleep well tonight. 


I just need to be  careful  today, that I don't eat out of fatigue.   Eating always seems to be the issue with me.  

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

Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2020:
Very proud of your morning activity and the ability to do your workouts before the day has begun! great job. you'll be thankful later that the workouts are done.

really sorry about this issue with your kitties. i would be very frustrated if this were to happen in my place!

maybe try for more water. like you, eating is a big issue for me particularly when i'm overtired and need energy. def a big deal for me. since not working, this is one thing i've been able to mostly eliminate (eating for energy bc i'm tired).

bearcountrygg on 08/25/2020:
The kittys sound upset or mad or maybe they don't like the kitty litter..is it a new brand? If it was me...i think I would place a litter box in places they are now going....( even an old dishpan, or small old bin or even an empty box lined with a plastic bag and some litter.......that should tell you if they are just being difficult or angry. Is the one that scratches on the floor at night and goes on the floor actually trapped in the room and unable to get out to use a litter box? Something else I would try would be to put them in rooms ( separate) with water, food and a litter box...if they still dont use the box then they are upset.......if they do use the box i would leave them cooped up like that for a few days with several visits a day so that they do get attention.....maybe they need to get back in the habit....do you think they miss your son? I love pets but they sure can be a huge mystery at times.....something else I always do if I move their litter box is to show it to them...sit them in it...they always jump right out...but they do inspect it.....good luck they sure can be confusing at times.

Donkey - Monday Aug 24, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.0

 Did not sleep well due to a reoccurring dream where I had to get to 191th Street and kept getting lost or stuck. When I finally woke up,  I didn't want to start my day if it meant going to work,  which it does.  Eventually,  I got up to start my day. 


I went to the gym yesterday and had a good workout.  I managed to do some weight training,  without hurting my back or my shoulder . It seems as though I've aggravated my left shoulder; usually it's the right shoulder that gives me problems. It hurt to the point of realizing that I need to rest it before I can do much more with it (them - my shoulders, that is).


It was a good eating day too.


Starting to formulate goals & plans for September already!  I'm exciting and ready!

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

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2020:
maybe you can start, after resting, with different exercises for your shoulder?

i had some weird dream last night as well...

glad you did your weights, i have yet to get my session in!!

Jacky82020 on 08/24/2020:
Sometimes here I don’t see the response box for some posts, such as Donkey’s above. The box is under Horn’s post. Anyways, I have a recurring dream in which I’m lost and can’t get home. Been going for years! Involves different locations. Dreams are weird!

legcramps on 08/24/2020:
I can also commiserate with your dream! I had one i'll always remember where I was in a huge building and couldn't for the life of me find a way out of it. It was hugely scary and terrifying!

Jacky82020 on 08/24/2020:
Oh, here is a missing post. Geez, I was in that building too!

happy-1 on 08/24/2020:
I never remember my dreams. Do you always remember yours, or only if they are stressful/anxious?

bearcountrygg on 08/24/2020:
It has been quite awhile since I had those kinds of dreams...now they are pretty calm...but back in our working days...my dreams seem to consist of me needing to run...but all I could do is crawl....sounds like our dreams are very similar...my dad used to dream that wallpaper was always rolling down on him...when he retired it stopped...my guess is that it all relates to working, trying to get ahead or keep up with everything...basically dealing with the rat race....

bearcountrygg on 08/24/2020:
D says he used to dream about not being able to find his truck after work...or that the walls he just built would fall down....yup...work related.

Donkey - Sunday Aug 23, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.0

Woke up later than usual again - which, as I commented on one of Horn's posts, makes me think that I really needed the extra rest after a very difficult and stressful week.  I remembered to weigh in this morning (yay!) and was only up a pound, which I am OK with, because I ended up eating quite a bit last night.

I wasn't hungry for lunch, so I went to the gym and had a nice easy workout, to help stretch out my back and work out the kinks I've been having since last week.  When I got home, I had to get ready for mini-golf, so I had a scrambled egg and some feta cheese, as a quick "lunch", to hold me so that I wouldn't go crazy with the pizza after golfing.  (As you will read later on, my eating schedule was off, and it did not end as well as it could have - hence, the higher weigh-in this morning...)

We had such a good time at the Veterans' mini-golf outing!  I was disappointed to see that almost NO ONE wore a mask, but I wore mine.  My husband had a very good time, I think, except that by the time we were done golfing, they had run out of pizza.  I took one slice of sausage pizza and took off the sausage to give to my husband.  As I saw that he had only 1 slice, I ate only half of my slice and then had a cupcake.  So poor planning but the organizer didn't want to have any leftovers (because of COVID).  Well, I can assure that she didn't.

Towards the end, one of the older vets (whom we know well from chair yoga) pulled me aside and told me that I should do as much as possible to keep my husband out and about and involved.  I already know this, of course, but I did appreciate the positive encouragement from him. However... IDK, it kind of left me feeling a little sad?  uneasy?  anxious?  Not sure.

So we went home and husband had a sandwich, and I had a salad and some vegetables for a better dinner.  I'm not sure if it was the uneasiness from what the other vet told me, or if I was just hungry, or what, but then I had a cup of ice cream... and then some dates... and then some walnuts.  Then I was satisfied.

I did not do weights yesterday because of my back problems.  I have not yet done weights yet, because I'm still having some issues.  I may just do some light weights for upper body.... Not sure.  I would still like to go to the gym again today, it would have to be another lighter workout, I'm afraid.  Nothing with too much resistance.

I'm not sure I'll get to the weeding that needs to get done, as that's hard on my back too.  UGH!

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

bearcountrygg on 08/23/2020:
That was a bummer about the pizza and I would have done the same thing as you did and shared with hubby......Maybe hubby gets lonely at home....and does need the interaction with others...I know D does too.....and he craves it...he is a lot more of a people person than I am....I always made a better phone friend than I did an in person friend......the interaction was probably good for him. But all in all it sounds like you guys had a good time. Sorry to hear that your back is bothering you...I swear...if your back or your feet hurt...everything hurts because of it....we just move differently then......Did you get the rain...we are getting a downpour right now.

Donkey on 08/23/2020:
I think it rained overnight or early morning, because the driveway, sidewalk, and wooden deck were all wet --- way too much for morning dew (because our humidity is quite high). We aren't supposed to get any rain for the next 10 days, so this was quite surprising to see and figure out.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/23/2020:
what you ate doesn't sound all too bad at all!

also, remember you cannot control what comes out of people's mouths...and i am sure in this case he/she was just saying to you that it's good you are present and there for your hubby. i wouldn't take it any other way. you work hard and you do what you can do with your hubby and that's what matters. i do understand how it could leave you nervous for the future though.

i did weeding today, too. now that i've done it - i see what kind of exercise it is!

also, now that i had my exercise, i feel like skipping my weights... which is going to happen. overdoing will not happen today LOL. i hope we both get our weights in SOON!

Donkey - Saturday Aug 22, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.0

 I forgot to weight in this morning.  I slept in,  on purpose,  and then just forgot,  even though I have the scale out to remind me.  I'll try to remember to weigh in tomorrow, as I feel the need to keep tabs on the numbers right now. 

Mr. Donkey is finishing up his garage project today,  so already my day has been peppered with interruptions to help him with that. I'm not thrilled with that but he made a delicious pot of fresh coffee for me this morning,  so all is forgiven.  I'm just going with the flow of the day. 

I'd like to go to the gym today,  if I'm not interrupted too much.   The disabled veterans program is having a mini-golf and pizza party this afternoon, from  4-6 pm, and a couple of weeks ago,  husband said he wanted to go.  I'll have to see if he still wants to go. So I'd have to go either before or after.

This is the same organization that sponsors chair yoga. 

It's good for him to get out.  Last year,  we missed this g golfing outing because it was just awfully hot and buggy. This year,  the weather is not as hot,  but it will be getting there next week.  (In fact, I turned on the AC last night,  and it will stay in until Friday,  to get us through this next heat wave. )

Having pizza though with be difficult to moderate. 

I'm finishing up my bike ride,  and then will do weights,  passing I don't get interrupted again.  I was proud that I managed to do some weights yesterday morning, even though it was a stressful morning with everything going on AND getting ready to go to work. 

Progress as of today: 45.5 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

jacky82020 on 08/22/2020:
Wow! Congrats! So close to goal.

Donkey on 08/22/2020:
I was at goal, and then below it. Then I gained and I've been struggling to get back down to my goal weight. At 5'3" and large-boned, 135 is a good number for me.

I've been adding more muscle with weight training though, so it's a little harder this time.

jacky82020 on 08/22/2020:
You’re doing so good! I am small boned, about 5 ft. 1.5 inches or a tad less, and 135 is too high. Aways was between 110 and 115 when younger, but got close to 150 once

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2020:
that's a nice gesture from Mr. D in the morning! nice of him to think of you and make some coffee.

pizza is extremely hard for me as well. if they have diet coke or seltzer, perhaps you can stay busy with that between your once slice of pizza. i feel you on pizza, it's one of my triggers.

glad you got the weights in also. i remember when my weights workouts were SO LONG...gone are those days. Now,i'm down to just a few different moves. i had to settle on that...so i knew it was a SMART goal that i could actually maintain with "ease."

Donkey - Friday Aug 21, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.0

 Stayed up too late, and woke up tired,  but I do have more energy and motivation this morning. 

I should have about 20 minutes to work in weights.  

I'm looking forward to this weekend.  I know that I'll have tji spend some time helping Husband,  but I'm so looking forward to making the most of the Me time I will have.

Progress as of today: 45.5 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/21/2020:
Have a great weekend....sounds like you are due for the break....Hope the weather is nice for you!

legcramps on 08/21/2020:
The weekend sounds lovely; enjoy it!

jacky82020 on 08/22/2020:
Hope your weekend is going well! All we do is go to Walmart once a week, Yippee! Afraid of COVID-19

Donkey on 08/22/2020:
I think going to the gym is the riskiest thing I do. I've curtailed going to Walmart, so now I rarely go. Rarely go to the library. I mostly stay at home, if I'm not at work.

jacky82020 on 08/22/2020:
Know what you mean. I have become a great fan of library ebooks. Got a Brooklyn Library card for $50. I am out of state, Best $50 I spent in a long time! Books delivered to my iPad. Often a wait for new stuff, but that’s ok

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2020:
weekends are for "me" time.

one thing i may try to do in the future - is laundry possibly to be done one night of the week and not waste weekends always doing it...once i finish taking these classes...or maybe before...

it's nice to actually enjoy a weekend

Donkey - Thursday Aug 20, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.0

 Recently,  I read that a certain celebrity lost 85 pounds by "working really hard" at it.  So I've sort of been repeating to myself that phrase, "working really hard", to try to stay on track. 

Today that was not me.   I did not work really hard at it.

  • I woke up this morning just exhausted. Down to the deep muscle,  soreness and fatigue.  So no weight training. 
  • Asked the yoga instructor if we could do Yin instead of flow,  so as to relax more. It was a very easy stretch. 
  • Came home after yoga,  kind of sad,  very anxious,  so I had a dish of ice cream. 
  • Still anxious so I had 4 dates. 
  • Still anxious so I hollered at my husband. 

I'm hoping that with the extra sugar,  I'll have more energy tomorrow.  I really need this weekend. 

Progress as of today: 45.5 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/21/2020:
Working really hard........yup.....and boy you have to have the right mind set.......reminds me of divorces...you have to love the kids more than you hate the ex spouse.....like weight loss...you have to love being thin( self) more than you love the food.......but with kids...you can look at them and love for them takes over......but now food.....somehow a nibble seems so innocent....BUT THE ONLY ONE WE ARE HURTING IS US....AND WE ARE USED TO HURTING US. Stopping the self from hurting the self is truly really hard. Maybe raising our own self esteem is the answer so that we feel like we are worth it. Losing happens with determination but keeping it off is so hard....you have already lost a lot....so yeah for that......you did good!!! You are almost at goal.....

innerpeace on 08/21/2020:
"working really hard" without the obligation to work and/or care for the family...must be nice!

I LOL'd hollering at the husband - which is always good for anxious relief.

I hope you have some time to yourself this weekend to enjoy YOU!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2020:
i like how you are repeating a positive mantra to yourself.

Donkey - Wednesday Aug 19, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.0

 I've been struggling with food again.  No food fits!! But definitely NOT mindful eating,  and definitely OVER eating. 

Yesterday,  I did very well during the day,  and then,  after yoga,  at dinner,  I just kept eating until I felt full.  So that meant extra slices of salami,  extra slices of cheese.  Then several dates with decaf coffee...

Tonight,  was doing ok and then finished off a bag of semi-stale tortilla chips.  Not good!  I even commented on it at the table, but that didn't stop me. 

No yoga tonight so I stayed an hour late at work,  until 6p.  This was because I knew dinner would be late.  So I started on writing on tasks for tomorrow,  to cut down on follow-up.  

Still too busy and too stressed at work. 

Progress as of today: 45.5 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/20/2020:
I think all or most of us understand the mindless eating...it happens...and then usually stops when we de-stress.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2020:
with that eating thing...you can try to add in more veggies - even cooked if you make some - and concentrate first on those before you start to delve into the salami / cheese....all those veggies will make you think about how you are already considerably full...possibly....and you will not want so many servings of meat and cheese...you will want less. and calories will still be decent, even with dates and coffee.

lately, i cannot even eat so many veggies (TOM) as it leads to too much gas and bloating... :/ ...i swear at age 37, things changed a lot this year in particular with TOM...lately, PMS lasts a whole week before TOM begins!!

it's always good to plan the next day of work so that you can get a head start tomorrow...i always did better when i planned for my morning the next day at work.

Remember at work to take a minute here and there to breathe...relax. I totally agree with BCGG.

some of my worst mindless eating (well not the worst, but what still continues) happens when i choose to eat while on the phone. hard to do two things at once, sometimes i do not think as deeply about my choices or accidentally eat too much because i'm not concentrating.

legcramps on 08/20/2020:
Well it’s good that you gave yourself a bit of a head start on your work, even though you may not feel the reward. I hope work stressors decrease for you soon!

Maria7 on 08/20/2020:
I've been having food fits daily. It is my vice to get rid of anxiety temporarily but then it reappears as soon as I step on the scale.

Donkey - Tuesday Aug 18, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.0

 Last night was the last Yin yoga session at the studio.  It was not taught by the owner,  but by the Thursday night teacher. I miss the way the owner teaches.  After the studio closes,  I will reach out to the owner to ask her to let me know if she ever teaches anywhere again.  I really need a weekly Yin session in my life,  to keep me centered. I noticed that greatly last night,  since it's been about 3 weeks without a Yin session. 

The gym offers 1 Yin session on Saturday mornings,  nowadays since it reopened after the COVID shutdown.  It's not a convenient time,  but I know I'll  eventually check it out. The other types of yoga I like I can get from the gym,  even if they are more "workout" oriented. 

Tonight is Slow Flow. I've only practiced with this new teacher a few times,  but she's really good. Not so much on the holistic aspect of mind-body balance,  but good on technique.  I wonder if she was a dancer when she was a little girl. 


Male Co-Worker comes back today,  part-time.  I'm so glad.  Work yesterday was just insane.   50 emails,  12 contracts,  and everyone felt that it was a good day to call to talk to me on the phone.  And I knew I'd have to cut everything short so that i could make it to yoga on time. 

Everything is kind of off balance this morning:  running late,  mixed up my workout,  twitches in my back  and dealing with a rough TOM day...

Progress as of today: 45.5 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/18/2020:
I hope you and your favorite teacher can reconnect for more classes in the future...I'm sure that would be nice for both of you. Work sounds like a lot of work!!! Some day those TOM's will be over and then you can have hot flashes for a few years.....D asked my dad how long menopause lasted and my Dad said 10 years!!! That was back before I knew it was true!!! I thought he was kidding...he wasn't...LOL...............I have only 3 words for hot flashes...lAYER YOUR CLOTHES.....you will be taking them off and putting them back on about a hundred times a day...but...you will get through it.

Donkey on 08/19/2020:
I will keep the layers in mind!

happy-1 on 08/18/2020:
For Yin specifically there are tons of free, online, live classes on Facebook, Youtube, etc. That's a common "community" class to get you to subscribe to other classes.

Donkey on 08/19/2020:
True, but for some reason, I want/need a live connection in yoga. It's bad enough that teachers no longer correct one's form, because that would violate social distancing and could involve light touching.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2020:
maybe the owner will offer private lesson(s) to you???

i do think that most of these yoga teachers def started doing something else, like you are thinking. makes sense. def not something children usually start with!

Totally understand you on the TOM...it's been weird for me even while i'm not working I continue to have breakouts 1x per month almost all months.

Donkey on 08/19/2020:
I had hoped so, but I think the owner just needs a break. The teacher last night said that the day the owner told them the studio was closing, she was very emotional. (Of course!)

legcramps on 08/19/2020:
I hope you get those Yin yoga classes figure out, as I know it brings you some relief in many ways by having them available to you.

Also, thanks for your comments on my post about breaking my ankle! I did look into taking an online health class for nutrition and weight loss, but decided not to move forward with it as I think my days will be pretty full with working and the mental and physical exhaustion that working with a bum leg might bring. But I appreciate the suggestion!

Donkey - Sunday Aug 16, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.0

Kind of a quiet day here... With random thoughts.

I washed a throw rug and it completely fell apart in the washing machine. I guess it was older than I thought.  So now the washing machine has a bunch of crap from the rug backing material.  I cleaned out the machine and ran a rinse cycle.  Everything else that was in the washer was shaken out and is drying outside.  I will give everything another shake and re-wash the entire load (minus the destroyed rug) again.  Lots of water wasted.

I love our poor little baby Kitty (the one who was very sick with the mold infection) but her incontence is really testing my patience.

It is very sunny but less humid here today, and while the daylight has not yet changed, I am feeling a sense of autumn in the air.  School (e-learning) starts this Friday, and I am now doubly relieved that neither of my kids is in school at the moment.  My daughter elected not to enroll in community college this term because she doesn't do well with e-learning.  She can do a hybrid class, but there needs to be some in-person interaction for her, or she finds it difficult to maintain her motivation.

I would like to go for a walk, but I left my hat at work, and it's very sunny outside.I think instead, I will go to the gym this afternoon.  I went yesterday and it was eerily not-busy.  It wasn't empty but there were not a lot of peope there.  I noticed that their sales associates are down to 3 (from 6).  They are extending the outdoor pool season until the end of September, weather permitting.

It will be interesting to see what happens to the local businesses - outdoor eating, gyms, etc. - once the cooler weather comes in.  I distinctly remember having to turn on the furnace last year in September.  I remember this because I usually try to hold off until November - or at least the week of Halloween.  This past Spring, it took Illinois a longer time than usual to warm up, too.


  1. I went to the gym,  which was actually rather empty side from the outdoor pool.  Had a good time.
  2. No question about it:  I now need reading glasses all the time.  I will get a chain to wear them around my neck so that I have them with me always.  I have a pair at home and at work.   

Progress as of today: 45.5 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2020:
I hate when that happens with rugs with the rubber backing...what a mess it makes...all over the washer and usually the floor....but they are better at not slipping especially on bathroom floors...so I usually just replace them with the same thing....I've had them go bad in the linen closet too.....they stick together there....UGH....That's sad about your kitty......do they give you any hope that she will get over it?

Donkey on 08/16/2020:
THANK YOU! So you know what I'm talking about! I felt stupid for venting about the laundry, but oh my goodness what a lot of extra work that made.

Kitty has good days and not so good days. We're should be able to zap the mold/fungal infection, but I don't know if she'll regain control of her bladder muscles.... The vet thinks Kitty is a recovery miracle (lol) so she's thrilled at Kitty's status. (Awww...)

happy-1 on 08/16/2020:
Snake the washer drain if you can. Those loose fibers will turn into concrete.

happy-1 on 08/16/2020:
And I feel you on the incontinence. I'm struggling with my 24yo dog... I keep thinking about euthanasia, but I can't do it... but I also can't leave her alone because she poops, walks in it, and then it is EVERYWHERE.

happy-1 on 08/16/2020:
And good job on getting out for a swim!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2020:
sorry about your kitty...so much stress with her ...as well as the rug...i have yet to have an experience such as yours! what a pain!

ugh...i wonder when i'll need reading glasses! i think i may be lucky it may happen later since i now need glasses for distance..

i'm glad you made it out to the gym :) exercise is a good thing!

Donkey - Saturday Aug 15, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.0

I remembered to weigh in this morning,  lol!  The scale was all over the place but after 6 times on the scale,  the average came to 141, so I'll leave it at that.  And I'm quite pleased with that because my eating was definitely more than what I usually eat,  and my steps were lower,  even though I had hiked. 

I miss the mountains and the lower humidity,  but I'm glad to be home with my cats.  And I'm comfortable in my house. 

I'm rather enjoying my modified exercise plan.  I've been doing a little weights every day, since starting.  I won't do weights every day, of  course, but I'm pleased with doing more weights. 

I will sign up for yoga classes for this last week at the studio.   I WILL just have to adjust my time at work in order to attend the classes. Yoga is more important... Well,  saying good-bye is more important. 

Work was again impossibly busy,  and next week will be too ,  just by the sheer number of files and closings.  After the trip,  I realized that I don't like my job as much as I did at one time.  

Progress as of today: 45.5 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/15/2020:
Jobs are like that...once you learn the ropes and do things without even thinking about it.....it either becomes something that is super easy and carefree....or it is no longer fun ( either because there is no challenge or you can't stand the people there)......I usually realized that the people were what I wanted away from more than the actual job. I'm sorry to see that your favorite yoga studio is closing.....I know how much you liked it there. Hopefully you are able to find a place that you like as well.

Donkey on 08/15/2020:
"... or you can't stand the people there..." Ha ha ha, isn't THAT the truth?

Actually, this time feels different. It seems to be more about the allocation of my time. I need that winning lottery ticket. It wouldn't even need to be a big prize.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2020:
i love the comfort of my home too! And it's so great when the scale starts to agree with you. I've been having a lot of agreement since i'm "relaxed" not working. Soon I hope to be back to working though!!!

Weights, well of course i'm going to agree!, are a good thing. I am actually going to start (at some point!) in adding in a couple more leg exercises. i think it will be leg lifts.

i love cardio but it's never really loved me. so, especially in the Winter, i would like to improve on the musculature of my legs...by adding in 1-2 more strength exercises like i just mentioned :)

that's great you WILL be able to enjoy yoga (since i guess i wasn't thinking how much you will miss it and how much you love it!) this week.

i totally understand what you mean by enjoying your job more at different stages in having it. totally get you.

if i do well on this interview and am able to possibly score a new job, i will work hard to enjoy the job in a way i have never done so before - especially the fact that if i get this job, it is NOT due to any personal connections or politics.

Donkey on 08/15/2020:
I'm sure that would be extremely gratifying to you, on a completely different level than the usual reasons, to get this job. Sending positive vibes your way!!!

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