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Very productive weekend

And right on target healthwise, as well.

The weekend started Friday with me going shopping. All. Day. Long. By myself. I left at 10 a.m. and got home around 5 p.m. It’s not that I love shopping so much, but when I go, I like to take my time and hit as many places as necessary to get the job done. Keeping in mind that I live in the Middle of Nowhere, my stops included Lowe’s (big-box hardware store), Starbucks, Wal-Mart, Dollar General and Sam’s Club.

When my husband goes with me, I feel the need for speed. If it’s a solo trip, not so much. The nice thing about this trip is that I won’t have to do such a massive one again until the end of June, when we get ready for our annual 4th of July family reunion.

Took a long (10K) walk with my husband Saturday and began hand-digging the garden yesterday. After 30 minutes I realized I was temporarily insane – I have neighbors! Who have tractors! – and switched exercise gears. The rowing machine has been out of commission for a long, long time. I’ve had the part to repair it, but haven’t had the will to get started.

You see, I consider myself somewhat handy, but this job involved way more tools than I’ve ever used for one project before. And also grease. I scrubbed my fingernails with a nail brush three times before the job was finished!

It took three hours and a couple of deleted expletives, but the rowing machine works again, and I know I’ll enjoy using it. It’s good to mix things up; the only inclement-weather exercise machines we have are the treadmill and the rower.

My weight has stayed the same for a week, indicating that I’m enjoying too many whole-wheat crackers or Florida oranges. Or something. I’ll have to up the vegetables and limit starches and fruits to just one or two a day for a while. Combined with walking, running and rowing, I expect to see progress again soon.

Hope your weekend was worth writing about!

Comments

Laura N said…
What a positive post today! Good to see Starbucks on your list of stops. You need a dose of caffeine to shop at all those stores. I bet your vehicle was overflowing.

I remember when you bought the rowing machine part.... good for you for tackling that project & getting it done. That was not a small thing.

Hope your week goes well.
LG said…
You cracked me up with the tractor/hand-tilling the garden. I'm glad you had a great day/weekend. Yesterday was another beautiful day too! I hope you got out and walked/ran.

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