Sunday, July 31, 2016

Thank Goodness It's Sunday 322

~ Good chat with my brother

~ Time with my sister

~ Dog time

~ Time with friends

~ P.croissant's strawberry lemonade croissant

Saturday, July 30, 2016

My Heroes... Mary Borden McKean and Ann Armitage

Mary married would-be signer Thomas McKean, an Irishman. Her sister, Ann, married Francis Hopkinson, another would-be signer. Sadly she only lived 10 years after their marriage, passing in 1773, but bore 6 children during that time.

Ann Armitage married Thomas McKean in 1774, and bore 4 children.

Little more is known. I recognize all the surnames.

So many long for fame and fortune, while most live quiet lives, unknown to the world at large, and yet their influence ripples through history.

Friday, July 29, 2016


It's been a while since I've done any kind of food follow up. I've been depressed and struggling to simply not gain more weight. My sister pointed me to a post by Single Dad Laughing.

I've tried not weighing. I gained weight. However, now I have to consider if it was due to not weighing so I could keep an eye on it or due to other circumstances. I most often overeat when I'm overtired. I'm overtired a lot. I eat to stay awake.

I'm trying something new. I've filled my ALEP 2 mug with little notes, suggestions, like "Read a Chapter" of my current TBR. "Chocolate." I'm allowed to have it once in a while. "PT" Do physical therapy instead of reaching for food. "Bible." Read in the Bible. "Surf." Television. Yes, I'm giving myself permission to watch television but working to cut it down. "FB." Visit social media. "Email." Check my email. "Color." Use my colored pencils to draw in my art book. No, I don't have a coloring book. I don't like that much structure. I like to draw and color curves and swirls. "Sing." Yes, sometimes it's good to simply sing, but it isn't a choice I usually make. There are several others, but I don't remember them off the top of my head.

The project is to see if I can teach myself to be more aware of my wide variety of options for relieving stress, besides eating and sleeping.

The cup has been sitting on the shelf for five days. I haven't touched it yet. I haven't touched the chocolate sitting next to it either. Interesting.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Week 366 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.  Since my accident I haven't done these, but I'm working to add them back into my routine.

PT ~ Physical therapy
UB ~ Upper body exercises

SEALFit shared some good hints I want to learn and remember:

22: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

23: 1-mile walk. PT. UB. Stretch.

24: Rest.

25: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch. 

26: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

27: 1-1/2 mile walk. PT. UB. Used 1-lb weights. Stretch.

28: Short walks. PT. UB. Stretch.

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