Monday, June 30, 2014

Carpe Diem... Kentucky...

NASCAR ~ Carl came in 17th. Next week! Go Carl!

What needs to be done this week?

Rough draft for Tarnished Knight. I honestly do know the title of the book. I was tired. That's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it. :-)


Maintain my sanity.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Thank Goodness It's Sunday... #213...

~ Good friends who see me through the tough times and the good times.

~ Good music that uplifts and inspires me.

~ Good books that push me to be a little better.

~ Good food, like pizza. :-)

~ Good people, like David Rutherford of Team Froglogic, who help me be a better person.

Desert beauty:

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My Heroes... Samuel Chase...

Another Founding Father who studied law, after his father saw to it he was well educated. At an early age, he demonstrated his unwillingness to bow to the wisdom of men but chose truth. He opposed the Stamp Act and rather than bend to the degradation of his "betters," he garnered greater notoriety by refusing to compromise.

What a change from what is seen in today's politicians who bend with every wind of change, endeavoring to please everyone.

Instead, the Founding Fathers held to and fought for the truth, for liberty, for freedom for all, an opportunity to be what one's heart desired. No guarantees of success or fairness. Only an opportunity to attempt without hinderance from those who believed themselves smarter, better.

Also indicative of the Founding Fathers, he did not make politics his life career. He served for a time and moved on to other things. It makes me aware of how stagnant are the majority of those serving in Washington, those who have spent decades doing the exact same job. If they're so good at what they do, why are things little changed?

Friday, June 27, 2014

Following the food...

Friday, Rice Chex and milk. Cooked lunch with my sister, chicken, zucchini, and tomatoes, over angel hair pasta, and Oreos. Yummy. Turkey sandwich and toast with blackberry jam.

Saturday, started the day with my sister at P. Croissant. They've started a new flavor of the month croissant, and this month's is strawberry lemon aide. Yummy! Albertson's has these pre-prepared chicken meals, usually two to a package. Sometimes they're on sale. Today, it was chicken, asparagus, and provolone cheese. Yummy. I also enjoyed a Russell Stover S'more Big Bite caramel flavor. Yummy! Yes, lots of yummy. I enjoyed the same dinner as last night.

Sunday, Rice Chex, chicken and pasta, Carnation Instant Breakfast and toast with jam.

Monday, Rice Chex, hamburger and sweet potato fries, toast and jam and CIB, and pasta with tomatoes.

Tuesday, Rice Chex, hamburger and sweet potato fries, chips, turkey sandwich, a bit of honey on bread, ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery. Treat. :-)

Wednesday, Corn Flakes, turkey sandwich, chips, CIB, Lunchable with chicken nuggets and chocolate cookies! Sad, the lengths I'll go to for the beloved chocolate cookies while knowing I haven't figured out how to keep from falling into the trap of an open bag is an empty bag.

Thursday, Corn Flakes and milk. Shared a lovely Napoleon with a dear friend. Yummy. Chicken nugget Lunchable, and turkey sandwich and chips.

I hit close to my high weight again, but it's dropping back down. Okay, so I'm bouncing around two pounds. Really. At least I'm not gaining more than those same two pounds.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Week 157 of REAL...

REAL - Reduce stress Exercise Adequate sleep Lower caloric intake

What Navy SEALs are required to do to make it into BUD/S:
RIght up front: Never in a million years could I do what is required. However, I needed to start somewhere. Considering how fit the SEALs are, I figured it was a good place to start. So my SEAL puppy reps (SEALp) consist of girls' pushups, crunches, and flutter kicks, a SEAL training basic. I started with doing one of each. 

PT ~ Physical therapy using 2-lb and 1-lb weights, alternating days.
UB ~ Upper body exercises
I'm starting low, at 10, to restart my workouts, with no weights yet.

I've been walking with 2-lb weights, hoping gravity will straighten my arm. So far... no. Bah.

20: 1-mile walk. PT. UB.

21: 2-mile walk. PT. First 2-mile walk since I fell.

22: Rest. 

23: 1-mile walk. SEALp. PT. UB. I walked for the first time in my New Balance instead of flats. Walked a little faster and felt the itching in my legs. Woohoo!

24: 1-mile walk, in my flats. PT.

25: 1-mile walk in my L.A. Gear. PT. UB.

26: 1-mile walk. PT.

The first picture was taken in February 2012. The second picture was taken in June 2012. Inspiration, at least to me: