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10 of each, with 5-lb dumbbells:
  • Bicep curls
  • Front raises
  • Side bends
  • Overheads
5 tricep kickbacks, 5 tricep dips
10 wall push-ups

5 miles in 95 minutes.

Three meals, no snacks (breakfast at 8 works much better than brunch at 11)

64+ ounces water

PLUS: I loaded and unloaded a 17 cu. ft. trailer with horse manure. Twice. The south end of the garden should be in pretty good shape next spring.

Denise, thanks for your comment earlier today. I read it out loud to my husband when we were walking. You made my day! And Kitten, you're the best. Thanks for all the attagirls you've given me all week. Don't feel obligated to keep it up, but do know that I appreciate it!


Good going getting back on the food track. I had to do something to walk off the BK, so today I did the Japanese Tea Gardens, Cal. Academy of Sciences and Arboretum. Then an Aleve and a nap! I forgot to take my odometer, so my only stat is 267 pictures taken.
Debbi said…
Aren't digital cameras the bomb? Can you imagine taking 267 pictures back when we had to use film? Can't wait to see some of them!
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