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Donkey - Monday Jun 29, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.5

 Today will be tougher because I did not sleep well at all last night. So I'm starting the day very tired.  

Slipped up a bit last night and had too many tortillas chips with dinner ~ 3 cups worth,  give or take.  Well,  at least I didn't have any dessert cravings after that.  The chips are so good when first opening the bag. Ahh...  This is why I weigh too much.

I did not do weights, either.  I just not work up the motivation to do so.  Just sad. 

I'm signing up for online yoga for tonight and Thursday.  My daughter has plans tonight,  so it will be just me,  and I think online is fine. 

I'm not going to Tuesday yoga because the instructor posted pictures on Facebook that she had a family get together over the weekend - no masks,  no social distancing.  I don't like doing her classes online,  so there you go. 

On this topic,  Associate Attorney posted a video on his Facebook feed that he took at my church.  It was a celebration of an Eagle scout project - again,  no masks,  no social distancing.  I was SO tempted to call him out on that,  on Facebook,  but I didn't want to make any church enemies - BUT I might  talk to him about it in person. 

I'm so glad it will be a short work week. 

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/29/2020:
I feel your frustration with people....I have it too...but unfortunately there will always be the rebels...and as we used to tell our kids..."It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt or puts an eye out or in this case gets sick"......about all we can do is protect ourselves and set an example....I also have friends who are against masks.....we have a lot in common...but not that....frustrating but...we will still wear them....D went into the hardware a couple of times without one...and I wasn't happy about it...and now i see he wants to order some...i think he changed his mind when i showed him the drawing of what being on a ventilator looks like from the inside...both his Mom and My dad were on them years ago....and I reminded him of that....now he is wearing masks again...maybe some people just need to see the reality of it.....I hope you stay safe from their bad habits....

legcramps on 06/29/2020:
I've started telling myself that I just need to mitigate the risk as much as I can, and hope for the best. In the end, stressing over something I have no control over is not going to create a positive state of mind. And I NEED to be able to control my own state of mind!

happy-1 on 06/30/2020:
People are just reverting to old ways... I think social pressure to wear one and gentle encouragement to remember that even though the spike in identified cases correlates with the spike in testing, there's no proof that asymptomatic people aren't passing it, kids need their parents to stay healthy, and even if you aren't old or infirm, getting it can really take you out and be a serious financial setback. https://keyt.com/health/2020/06/30/he-was-an-athlete-in-the-best-shape-of-his-life-then-covid-19-nearly-killed-him/

happy-1 on 06/30/2020:
And I say that, but honestly, I'm ready to just write DNR somewhere on myself with a permanent marker and go to the beach.

Guess working in the garden tonight is a priority.

Donkey - Sunday Jun 28, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.5

One wrinkle in this going-to-the-gym debate is that the hours have been curtailed.  Instead of being 24/7, now they are open from 5a-10p.  Since my daughter works 2nd shift, the 10p closing time doesn't work for her, since she gets off at 11p.  She could go before work, but she's not really a morning person.  

Alls I know for sure right now is that I'm SO glad it's a shortened week this week, because of the 4th of July holiday this coming up weekend.

I did legs and chest and back weight training yesterday.  Not a lot, but enough.

I realized this morning that I've basically wasted my time this first half of 2020.  Well.... maybe that's not fair of me to say, because everything changed with COVID.  Perhaps if I had been able to continue at the gym, that things would have been different.  

This is the year that I turn 50 (soon), and I decided that I'm going to give myseklf the rest of this year (2020) to work my inner thigh problem.  And at the end of the year, if I'm still struggling with my fat knees (and fat inner thighs), I am going to consult with a medical professional about doing something about it.

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/28/2020:
Do whatever makes you feel good and confident. You go girl.

Maria7 on 06/28/2020:
You're still young! I remember at age 50, I didn't feel 'still young' but the older you get, looking back you see that you were 'just a baby'! As for wasting time in 2020...The way I look at it, we've all been struggling and with the good Lord's help, STILL HERE, thank the Lord. All we can do is to try to 'manage' things, according to my very wise Aunt..and forget about perfection. Just do the best we can and keep on keeping on. Hope you have a blessed day.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/28/2020:
Guess what ! I just realized I have a big inner thigh issue too! It’s probably my most fatty area / most cellulite on my white body. I think my own work will include possibly changing my leg routine / switching the legs exercises. I was told that abducting ? Or adddicting - the one away from the body move - is a great one - I plan to add that move in - maybe laying on floor or standing not sure - but the one THat moves hips / thighs away from body. And in terms of being 50, you are still relatively young. I am a decade behind you - but when we first met, around a decade ago, you were my age ! Meaning time moves and keep thinking young. I know two men who are 60, both looking no older than 50 - young at heart bc they keep moving -

grannyannie on 06/29/2020:
50 isn't old! My son will be 50 next year!

Donkey - Saturday Jun 27, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 141.5

This is the last weekend weigh-in for June, although for my goals, I can still weigh in on Tuesday, June 30th.  I'm not sure if I will or not...

I did not get into the 130's as I had hoped.  I had a couple of rough weeks where I strayed away from being focused on my goals, but I was able to see where the problem lies - I EAT TOO MUCH - and made some progress this week.

Last night was tough though.  Dinner was shrimp and salad, and I was fine, but it didn't hold me, so I went to bed a little hungry.  Oh how I wanted a dish of ice cream, but I wanted the best possible weigh-in today, so I made myself a big thing of flavored water (artificially sweetened, unfortunately) and went upstairs to get ready for bed.

Today, my gym opens up for the first time since the COVID shelter-down.  With COVID numbers going up - although I think Illinois has been keeping it lower and steady - I think it's too soon for my comfort level to go back.  I can put my membership on hold, but my husband and my daughter can't WAIT to get back into the gym.  My hesitation comes in where, what if I suspend my membership for July and then regret it because I can't go with them?  

Granted I wouldn't be able to go with them often because they usually workout at 11:30p when my daughter gets off of work, but on my daughter's days off, we would all go together -- unfortunately, going to the gym with them on M/Tu/W would cut into 2 of the yoga classes I attend at the studio.

Also, I'm starting to think that I should do studio yoga from home - this too because of COVID.  The Tuesday class is best when it's attended live - the instructor doesn't translate well online - but she does this deep breathing (very common in yoga) that is shooting germs into the air!  If I'm the only one in the studio, I can stand farther away than 6 feet from her, but ... UGH!!!   The expulsion of the breath is exactly why we should all be wearing masks -- and then to go to a class where I'm actively doing this on purpose???

Finally, my last reservation about going to yoga or the gym is that I'm not all that confident that I am 100% healthy.  I was talking to Nice Lady about this, because she thinks it's only a matter of time before we all get it.  I said that maybe we all have had it (non-symptomatic) and just don't realize it.  But then I reconsidered that because I think if COVID came into my house, my husband would have serious symptoms due to his auto-immune condition.

In spite of the heat and humidity here, I have outside stuff to do.  I would like to repot 2 plants, gotta hang the laundry outside, I want to hose down a large rug and let it dry in the sun.

This is the last weekend I have to read the yoga book I checked out from the library before COVID.  I might try to do that.

Mostly, my goals this weekend are to:

  • Stay cool
  • Weight training
  • Use as little electricity as possible, since we have the air conditioner running.
  • Start thinking of July goals

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 6.5 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/27/2020:
If your husband and daughter are going to the gym you might as well go too. Anything they pick up there they are bringing home to you.

With asthma, I'm in the risk group so just not doing anything with extra risk I can do at home. Contemplating canceling Disneyland pass as well. I'll still do stuff like hiking, food shopping, try to go back to work when I can...

I think it's not a matter of not getting it... Just controlling when you get it... Give it enough time for health professionals to have some idea of what works and what doesn't. Supposedly a vaccine could be out in September/October. And it is summer anyway. Time to be outdoors.

Donkey on 06/27/2020:
I feel like someone turned on the lights! I can't believe I was so dense - DUH! You are absolutely right about getting sick from family members going to the gym. The only one we're all really worried about is my husband getting sick, and he is hellbent on going.

I've heard that the vaccine won't be out until early next year, but by Sept/October there could be some promising anti-body therapies.

But for husband who has a suppressed immune system, HE's the one that should not be going anywhere. Yet, I completely understand WHY he really wants to go.

grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
I got an email from my gym asking when I would come back after they reopen. I said when there is a vaccine! I do miss it though.

Donkey on 06/27/2020:
Well, I would definitely feel more confident about going once there is a vaccine - that AND work has to slow down a bit.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2020:
just so you know, i don't do well with a light protein and salad dinner either. you can always sneak a small snack in later in the night or after the meal. like a couple small chocolates. on quarantine, i have been snacking more than usual in efforts not to binge and it has helped me.

i agree with you, and others, who say that it's not the time to head back to the gym. i totally think you should wait it out and maybe not go back for AWHILE. i think that by going to the gym, you are setting yourself up (and all the others going back) to get sick.

Donkey on 06/27/2020:
Yes, it's probably a good idea to have a planned snack in mind, for these types of situations. That way, if I check in and I'm really hungry, I know what to eat, and then stop.

bearcountrygg on 06/27/2020:
If the leader is huffing and puffing i would not go either.....by the time that class would be over the air would be full of her...lets just call it her carbon dioxide and who knows what else.....

Donkey on 06/27/2020:
EXACTLY what I was thinking!!! 2 weeks ago, when it first happened, I was unprepared. This past Tuesday, it was like, I guess this is going to be a regular thing.

It's "Slow Flow" yoga, and the point behind it is to become aware of one's breath, and then to connect one's movement with one's breath. But exhaling hard and open-mouthed --- just like Horn said above, This is not the time to be doing that.

happy-1 on 06/28/2020:
I think being healthy (working out, eating right, getting sun) is generally the better choice overall because there's general benefit. If the only place he can go is the gym, he should go.

Donkey on 06/28/2020:
My husband dislikes going outside. Immensely. I never quite realized that until this year - perhaps because I am yearning to be outside more and more. So as you can see, we're rather incompatible at the moment.

Donkey - Friday Jun 26, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

The crazy work overload of the past 2 weeks finally got to me yesterday.  I think the breaking point was when TOM showed up.   All bets are off when it comes to those hormones. 

I started to see my own mistakes at work.  Had a headache.  Crabby at my husband. Woke up at 1a and couldn't fall back asleep....  at least there is no yoga tonight so I can just relax. 


The only positive is that I've been able to keep the eating in check,  although last night was a struggle. 

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2020:
Good job with the eating.......hopefully the rest will settle down...some times you just have to blow off some steam.....and then it will all settle down again....

innerpeace on 06/26/2020:
Enjoy yoga! I hope you can find time to relax over the weekend, as well as keeping your great eating up.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
Nice job with your eating j donk!

And after today it’s the weekend so just a few more hours and you can relax :-)

happy-1 on 06/26/2020:
Epsom salts. It's all about the epsom salts.

grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
It will pass. Have a good weekend.

Donkey - Wednesday Jun 24, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

 Omg I had a huge entry which I lost because I pressed the wrong button on my phone. 


Well I was probably writing too much anyway.  The gist of it was that while studio yoga was helpful in establishing boundaries with work - gotta leave on time to make it to class - it's also starting to be a bit too much, because of the amount of work I have. 

And it doesn't help that so much of my valuable time is wasted on correcting Mistakes Girl,  taking phone calls that are too long and not productive,  and listening to the boss rattle on and on about non work things.  He's bored.  I'm really busy. 

So 3x a week is maybe too much for yoga.  But I'm not sure which class I would cut.  Something to think about....

Especially since the gyms will be opening on Saturday. So I will need to figure out if I'm going,  and if so,  how to fit that all in. 

Eating went well yesterday,  although I had Indian food leftovers for lunch and dinner,  and that's quite high in carbs and calories. I tried hard to control portions. 

Still had a mad desire for sweets after dinner,  but just upstairs instead, with decaf and water. 

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/24/2020:
I know what you mean about losing things you've typed on your phone. Drives me nuts! Our gym isn't opening yet. Let me know how your gym manages if you go.

bearcountrygg on 06/24/2020:
Writing and losing the post is frustrating...happened many times. Good job going to bed to avoid cravings.....I would NEVER get out of bed to eat and apparently you wouldn't either....good job.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2020:
I kinda agree that 3x a week is a LOT of yoga.

Also something to take from leg cramps, perhaps you can do it sometimes in the morning instead of your bike or just do a half evening session of yoga (a shorter one) instead of skipping totally?

KathyBlue on 06/25/2020:
I hear you on that with the phone. I love DDs because it's simple, it's effective and it is minimalist. But when it comes to updating quickly your foods on the run, from the phone... it's quite annoying, hehe...

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2020:
Many times in the past couple weeks I go to bed to avoid cravings - I am always thinking about that and I am working on doing it even more :)

Donkey - Tuesday Jun 23, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

 I'm becoming quite frustrated with the number of errors that Mistakes Girl has made in opening up files.  TWICE now,  she's had the wrong address for the file,  so when I prepare amendments,  they are wrong, which is very embarrassing. 

Everyone knows that she does this,  but we all really like her.  So  nothing changes,  except that I have to take  time out of my busy day to check all of the files that she opens now.   And even so I don't always catch her mistakes. 

All of this makes me busier than I already am. 

If the mistakes affect me,  I correct them. But if not,  I leave them for Male Co-Worker to discover, because someone else needs to know that she's doing this.  Otherwise I become the nagging bad guy. 

Trying to eat less and not snack so much.   Thought about my goals and my physique and how my clothes fit...  I eat too much. 

I think I'm going to invest in a $10  food scale for occasional tracking. This would be short term so that I don't become obsessed. 

Yin yoga was so nice yesterday, but the teacher changed her routine because I didn't bring any props,  which I have at home.  I will pack them in this really ugly bag I have so that it's easy to bring them to any class. I haven't done this before because the bag is really ugly, but I'm not going to let this vanity inconvenience anyone. 

Because of COVID ,  you have to bring your own props, to minimize germ transmission by sharing blocks,  bolsters , mats,  etc. 

I went alone because my daughter was still quite sore from her physical training on Saturday.  I hope she will come wth me tonight for Slow Flow.  I was having issues with the online registration last night. 


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
How aggravating to have to correct others mistakes! Yoga sounds so relaxing. I've used a digital scale for years. Very small.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
Good idea with the food scale - it could be an eye opener in terms of portions that you can really best track by weight - proteins especially !

I’m glad someone else will see her mistakes good with that too so it’s not only you

innerpeace on 06/23/2020:
Food scale...I hope you can use yours better than I use mine. It is just sitting on the counter. Mistakes girl, for real though! I am often the nagging lady at my job too. I just want the stuff done correctly in case of an audit. I will be the only one around if we get audited. I hope your daughter feels better.

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
Love my food scale....you will like it!

bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
Love my food scale....you will like it!

Donkey - Sunday Jun 21, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

A lovely warm day, today!  I have a little yardwork to do, and a little laundry to do, but other than that, not too much.  I will add bike miles to my monthly goal and do weights today.

My wonderful husband purchased a barbell for our daughter - and for me, but mostly for her, I think.  And then he scored some 10-pound weight plates on Friday, from a young guy that has a gym at his workplace, so he's clearing out some space.  I have been using dumbbells up until now, but let me tell you, having the bar and weight-plants --- game changer!

I also have some adminstrative things to do today, such as rumage through the box of puzzle pieces to make sure I have all of the edge pieces and also to add up the bike miles for the month so far.  I should also make a decision about which yoga classes to sign up for.


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
The bar I use ! For my squats !

Sounds like you you have lots of decisions to make and all are for good reasons!

Keep charging ahead !!!!

grannyannie on 06/22/2020:
I've never tried barbells. Go for it! You're doing great!

Donkey - Saturday Jun 20, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

 Weigh-in today...  I am not making much progress on my June weight-loss goal, am I?  This is one of the numbers that my body is comfortable at.  This is what I weighed at when I was married, and held onto this number until I had children.

It is difficult to look at my arms and see them larger, knowing that it's muscle, but not liking the bulk nor the higher number on the scale.

I realize that it's been a whole week since I've posted my own diary entry, but I'm pleased enough that I was able to comment on everyone's diaries here.

Work has been insanely busy again, and I imagine it will be like this until they figure out if the schools will open or if they will start the year online.  I've mostly been consumed with coordinating communications between clients, agets, attorneys, lenders, title companies.  Emailing letters back and forth.  Then I get a phone call and I have to stop everything I'm doing and take the call.

Or I'll be reviewing documents and finding a problem or an error and have to stop everything and take care of that.

I stayed late on Friday, hoping that by doing so, I'd be in a good position on Monday.  However, I know that is not so, because I sent out a whole bunch of stuff on Friday.  Plus, there's the contracts that will come in over the weekend.

However, overall, I'm ok with everything, as none of the clients are unpleasant.

Recap of the week:

  • No food fits, but did have a small dish of ice cream a few days
  • No weight training after Sunday
  • Took 3 yoga classes:  2 in studio and 1 online

Because of COVID, the yoga studio is not offering any price other than individual classes.  Online classes are cheaper than in-studio classes, but even so, I realized that by taking 3 classes a week, and 1-2 of them would include my daughter... well, I'll be spending quite a bit on yoga every week, once I use the remaining 4 punches on the classpass I purchased in Februrary.

See my plan had been to use up my class package and then switch to a monthly membership -- all the yoga I want for a flat, monthly fee, to be paid by the month (no long-term contract) and start at any time.  But then COVID came and everything shut down.  When Zoom sessions started up, they are only $10, which is less than what I paid for 10-classes in the package.  So I was paying for online, saving the package classes for when the studio re-opened. 

I discussed this with Husband, who is always supportive of my yoga journey.  He would agree that I should do as much yoga as possible that I want to do.  BUT he also sees what I am saying, that this gets costly.

The thing is, I get something good and different from each one of the 3 classes.  It would be like trying to decide which finger I could stand to cut off. (OK, that's an exaggeration, but I think it makes my point


Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/20/2020:
I'm very comfortable when I get to 145, 140 is better. I was going to do a private yoga class in Thailand last winter, but never booked it. If it is safe enough to go next winter I plan to join a full gym and go 3 times a week. It's far enough I'll need to drive there. As for my gym here, it is still closed and I'm not anxious to go back until I'm sure it's very safe. Our memberships are all on hold.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2020:
I totally hear you on when your body is generally happy at a certain number ! Don’t judge yourself too unfairly!

Also, it’s great to know the clients are ok right now and no crazies !

I hear you on waiting to use the expensive punch card in person and hope it all works out in the end! Yoga has served you really well!

KathyBlue on 06/21/2020:
Ohh that "recap of the week" sounds really nice, maybe I should do that too! I don't know if I'd be too successful in it because I tend to forget what I did an hour back even... :D About yoga - I saw there is a site "unlimited yoga" or what, wouldn't online classes work out for you? I think there is a fix fee monthly subscription and you get exclusive content unlimited. But I don't know too much about it, I can search if you want.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
Happy Father’s Day to your hubby !

Donkey - Sunday Jun 14, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

Enjoying a lovely, moderate, sunny day...  I thought I'd better write now, or the day will slip away.

 My shopping trip yesterday was a disaster.  I took in 7 bags of plastic bags for recycling, and at this time, Walmart is not accepting plastic bags.  So I had to walk around the store with my 7 bags of recycling in my cart.  Then, I left my list at home.  I had completed 1 length of the store already when I decided to ask husband to text me the list.  Finding the items I had forgotten took 2 more lengths of the entire store.  Well, got my steps in at least...

I have signed up for 2 in-studio yoga classes this week, on Monday and Tuesday.  The Thursday class I usually take has only the in-studio class option, when I *just* told the instructor that I'm leaning towards keeping it online for now.  So I will ask the owner on Monday if the sign up has an omission or if it was an error.  Otherwise, I am not sure I will take the Thursday class.

I did no weights yesterday.  I had a small dish of ice cream last night, but worked really hard to resist getting a 2nd dish.  And then I worked really hard to resist getting a bowl of tortilla chips.  

I will do weights today, as soon as I'm done here.  

I forgot to mention that I ran into Queen Bee at work this past week.  She has not lost any more weight that I can tell.  However, she hasn't gained anything back anything, which I wish I could say the same thing.  

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/14/2020:
you do not use your plastic bags for garbage!? i use my plastic bags from grocery shopping in the garbage can!

yup, always good to get in the steps...and also good you posted early. lately, the day gets away from me fast after the morning passes also.

our gyms in nyc are still closed along with yoga studios.

lately, if i put off exercise, seems i find it hard to fit it into the day. strange....i also have to do weights later this afternoon, i will try to do them fast so i can be done quickly in an hour and not like 3hrs! good luck with your weights today too. they help SO MUCH with proportions and physique.

Donkey on 06/14/2020:
I use my plastic bags for garbage in every room but the kitchen where I have a tall can and use hefty bags.

I also use the plastic bags for cleaning the cat boxes.

These are plastic bags from bread, tortillas, ripped store bags, damaged ziploc bags, etc., that I take to the store for recycling.

Donkey on 06/14/2020:
Gyms are still closed but somehow yoga studios are allowed. I think they fall more under the salon category, although one local yoga studio I would not want to go to because the room is waaaaay too small.

Thank you for the encouraging words about my exercising and food. I keep trying!

bearcountrygg on 06/14/2020:
Forgetting the shopping list...my usual frustration too......and sometimes I have it and forget to look at it...LOL .........Good job resisting the things you know you don't really need.......I feel your pain.

Donkey on 06/14/2020:
Thank you! This weekend was not as relaxing as I had hoped and far too short!

happy-1 on 06/14/2020:
Hugs! Shopping is super awkward right now! I feel you on that.

Donkey on 06/15/2020:
Thank you! Can't use my reusable bags, either!

grannyannie on 06/15/2020:
Shopping is not enjoyable at all right now here either. I like to browse for sale items but can't do that now.

Donkey on 06/15/2020:
Yes! This too!

But don't get me wrong - I completely understand why we're doing this and support these measures.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2020:
what a good citizen you are to actually recycle the food plastic bags! i hasn't considered those!

Donkey - Saturday Jun 13, 2020
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 142.5

 While I am happy not to have to go to work today, my weekend is not off to the best start.  Husband went to bed early so I could not settle into my usual bedtime routine, which usually entails having an hour in bed to wind down with reading, watching news, etc.  So instead, I stayed up late (for me) to watch more episodes of Better Call Saul and then Midsomer Mysteries.  Ugh!  

Because I went to bed late, I woke up later.  Rather than watch the morning news, I settled into more Midsomer Mysteries while I checked in on my phone (News, Twitter, FB, tv schedules, etc.)  while riding my bike.  The bike ride was not that great either.  Legs feeling a bit sluggish, so my pace was slower.  

In spite of the change in routine, I did manage to remember to weigh in, and I gained 0.5 pound.  That's neither good nor bad, except that it shows a lack of progress. 2.5 more weeks to lose 3 pounds.

Work offered a free CPR class this morning, for the physical therapy clinic on the first floor, and we were invited.  Everyone in my office is going except me.  Why on earth would I want to be anywhere near work on my day off?  In fact, I left some things at work that I wanted to bring home, but I am not going anywhere near that place on my time off.  I'll have to deal with the consequences on Monday.

I have nothing planned for this weekend, specifically, which usually means I end up doing nothing. I would really like to go to Wal-Mart today to pick up some items for myself - that I need to pick and choose from - but I dread going into a busy store.  I keep putting this off.  Perhaps I will feel motivated to go this afternoon, as we are having the wooden deck professionally stained, and I really dislike strangers around my house, even if they are limited to outside.  So that might work.  Husband is in agreement with that, because it means we'll have a take-and-bake pizza for dinner tonight, LOL...  Now I just have to gather the motivation -- but it's better, I suppose, than sitting around watching more Saul or Midsomer...

I also have to figure out what yoga I'm doing next week.

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/13/2020:
I love to read in bed before going to sleep, but since hubby and I stayed on our Thailand schedule (9 - 6) I can't do that. When he goes on trips to visit grandson, etc then I can do it. I like to read my kindle on my exercise bike. Or listen to audiobooks.

Donkey on 06/14/2020:
Apparently, my idea to read in bed using a small flashlight did not work, as husband said it woke him up and bothered him.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/13/2020:
i'm sure you could relax, staying up late, watching those shows ;)

sometimes when exercise feels sluggish, it's sometimes good to rest...but could you tried.

i agree a half pound is not a big factor as long as you are working still...

nice, a CPR class, i did that one and it lasts a year the certification....

like you, i hate doing errands too. and now i see that i shouldn't hate them...and learn to be a more efficient person LOL....not saying ANYTHING about you...i am thinking of my dad and how he's so efficient and EVERYTHING. he worked all day and then did the bbq for us so easily...setting up his grill and doing all the work...setting up the mosquito repellent candles (citronella) and just running back and forth in the house.

whenever i've been with my dad doing errands, he practically is RUNNING doing them between the stores and the car. he is FAST.

Donkey on 06/14/2020:
I've been out of shopping practice - I definitely need to build up my speed.

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