Hurt my ankle yesterday on uneven slabs. Hobbling a bit and no long walks but I should be fine in a few days.
Cybermom asked about my dumbbell routines. Just search for these on youtube and you'll find plenty of videos to demonstrate. 3 sets of 12 reps each. Dumbbells in kg (multiply by 2.2 to get lbs). These are just the ones for upper body. Then I use them for lower as well.
Side dips - 8 kg
Biceps curls - 6 kg
Shoulder press - 5 kg
Overhead extension - 6 kg - read to move to 7 kg
One arm bent over row - 6 kg
Upright row - 5 kg
Front raise - 3 kg
Side lateral raise - 3 kg
Bent over one arm deltoid raise - 5 kg
a deltoid exercise I can't find the name of but it mimics a resistance machine I've used - 3 kg
Shoulder shrugs - 8 kg
HOP wondered about the souvenirs I'm buying for family. These are called harem pants. Very thin cotton and very comfy. I've also bought tshirts and embroidered handbags. These come in many colours and patterns and the ones with elephant patterns on them are very popular and the most common. I've asked family for colour preferences. Two of them like purple and pink, one likes teal, one likes neutral colours, navy, black, orange, one didn't want elephants, one likes bright colours. I've bought myself about 6 or 7 pair. These are not really well made as most are not double stitched which is why the most you pay for a pair is £4/$6.
Wild night last night! No, not that! The rain was pouring, thunder, wind. One of the staff came to the house to tell us they had rescued our inflatable kayak on the beach. The beach had disappeared under water. Big waves. They were battering the seaside restaurants. This was a surprise as it's not the rainy season any more and it's been sunny and dry. Forecast is for the next 3 days.
Managed to get to the gym. Hubby drove me as it's hard to find a parking space at the resort I go to. He also picked me up when I was done. What a sweetheart!
Hubby is catholic and he lured me to a Thai mass with him this morning with the promise of a breakfast out. Breakfast is the only meal we normally eat at home.
Walking to the restaurant for dinner - about 2 miles roundtrip.
B: toast, yogurt and tea at about 7:00
Brunch/second breakfast at 10:00 after mass: 1 piece of French toast (no syrup just a wee bit of powdered sugar), 2 eggs, bacon, 2 'sausages' (actually were more like tiny hot dogs), small oj, coffee with milk
S: cantelope, pineapple, 1/2 pbj sandwich
D: probably a curry with tofu
Some people think this island (or Thailand in general) is primitive. Snapped these while shopping:
A few of the imports:
Progress as of today: 22.5 lbs lost so far, only 5.5 lbs to go!
Went to the immigration office today to get our 30 day extension - we got a visa for 60 days but are staying for 90. I was thrilled that it was so fast this time. We waited until about 45 mins before the office closes for lunch and it only took us 30 minutes!
Then we went into the capital for lunch. I wanted a ham and cheese baguette (with fries) but resisted and got glass noodle soup with veggies. Very little fat.
I looked up the calories of the bottles of beer we drink - the small bottle is 330ml or just over 11 oz. Online is says it is 115 or 130 calories (depending on the source) which is not bad at all. Except when you have 2 or 3!
Groan. Scale looks real bad. Got to do something right now. Going to change my gym schedule to every other day instead of 3 days a week. Need to do my very best to resist beer. I've got a bottle of gin in the house now (why did I buy that???) but that will be just a very occasional treat.
I've been increasing some of the dumbbells at the gym (so a wee bit of my gain could actually be muscle) as some are getting too easy. Biceps curls are getting too easy on 6 kgs, but I think 7 would be too heavy. I've increased another from 4 to 5 kg but only do 8 reps instead of 12 for now. Shoulder shrugs are on 9kg as are calf lifts.
L: we were too late leaving for the coffee shop for our late morning coffees. So we had lunch there. Disappointed. Great coffees but not such great food. I ordered a shrimp appetizer in tamarind sauce, and was told they didn't have them (I know these are yummy). So I just picked chicken strips in sesame - deep fried. Yuck!!! It was horrible and then I felt guilty for eating deep fried. Couldn't finish it. Came home and had a piece of toast with pbj and a wee carton of chocolate soy milk.
D: veggie fried rice and shrimp (from a restaurant that does one that isn't oily)
S: packet of saltines
We were late leaving the house because hubby was booking our tickets to the US for June - family visit.
Rode our bikes to dinner and stopped at the 'watering hole' on the way home. However, I had a bottle of water instead of beer. Hubby had 2 beers.
Progress as of today: 19.9 lbs lost so far, only 8.1 lbs to go!
Didn't manage to resist last night and had a small beer with dinner. Bought a small bottle of gin to make my own lower calories drinks at home. Wish I could buy low cal tonic like I drink at home. Doesn't help when we are out though.
Took a drive to the capital of the island - Nathon. Need more souvenirs for family and friends. I've got most of them but need more.
Giving up the rental car on Jan 31st and I know I'll miss it. But it means more bike riding and walking. We're stocking up on heavy stuff like cases of bottled water before we give it up. We need to buy another big crate to store our stuff in for next year. We can store one crate free and pay small fees for the rest. Last year we only had one crate. There is now absolutely nothing else we need to buy for the house. We have A/C but also use fans in the house. One is provided but we bought a second for the bedroom. Also bought a scale, kettle (I don't like the one they provide), bigger tea mugs, extra rubbish bin, ankle weights, and other misc household stuff. We'll also have to store the bikes, the inflatable tandem kayak, the paddles.
I have got to find the right bras for a hot climate! It's got be lightweight, wicking, but give me support. I'm finding that one of my bikini tops is cooler than my bras but next year I need to get 4 or 5 really good ones.