Joan it is so funny to hear you say that you had Gym class today but weren’t very active. If I did one active thing a day , I feel accomplished and feel very active! When I do yard work I very rarely do any other activity. You truly are amazing,, as I have always said.
Went to the memorial service for DDIL’s stepmother today. DDIL spoke and did a fabulous job. She also got all the pictures together and framed them for the Picture table. All the kids were really good at the service.
I had 50 bales of pine straw come today and was able to get about half of it out in my yard. What a job! More to do!
Despite my digestive problems I have gained weight and all in the wrong places! I guess old age is catching up with me!
THe Saturday class is called reset, JoAnne—it is body rolling and a tiny bit of core—but not hard work—it’s meant to relax muscles after a workout week. They used to do it every Saturday—now just when my teacher subs. So it isn’t really working out.
Cannot imagine though how hard it would be to move that much straw around.
PT is going well. Lots of tight muscles and knots to work through.
My coworker friend is in the hospital with a suspected heart attack. They are supposed to do a cath tomorrow. Seeing the emails going back and forth makes me realize how fortunate we are to have such a caring group of coworkers despite the bickering that happens occasionally.
Jo Anne, I am working on stuff for the annual art sale. I have a couple of scarves ready to go.
3 more weeks to go! Have been busy buying/organizing/calling. Our refrig has been leaking, though it was fine today, hopefully, it stays ok or I'll have to call the repair guy.
Joan, I did end up buying the skyroam. Had a promotion code so got 10% off. Since we're traveling so much it makes sense to buy the device. So, question - I know I can use wifi to make domestic calls and text, but can I also use wifi for international calls/text? That party for Jordan sounds like a blast! There is a woman where I volunteer who is growing out her grey, she has some cruises coming up as well and doesn't want to deal with coloring on board
Jojo, clothes, makeup/drugstore items, we also bought those huge hardcase luggage. Sorry about your DDIL stepmom, so tough with all these health issues in her family, hoping all works out for them and father recovers soon from hip surgery. How was the GI appt?
Holly, glad that PT is helping. Hope your coworker is doing ok! Scary. Having yours and others support will make a big difference.
Thurs night we had dinner out with ex colleague, fun as usual. Today I went to my sister's to see my oldest nephew, well had to turn around and go home because of drama, stemming from my nephew. He's such a great guy, but emotional issues.
Sue, my understanding of our phones in the US is this—if you are on wifi you are good—if you are not you must pay a substantial fee by day, week or month depending on your carrier—or pay the fee for ship wifi—anyway, when I was in Puerto Vallarta and in Mayan Rivieraa I texted all the time with wifi—we did not have that device but we would go to a Starbucks and I would text all the kids—on the Mayan side our resort had free wifi. I believe you do facetime calls by wifi—and facetime calls can be audio only as well. I will text my cruise BF’s and make sure—I think you just turn off cellular data on your phone so that you don’t accidentally use it when you are not on your wifi skyroam. I will post here when they answer me just to be sure since they used it in Philippines and in Hong Kong.
I am in italic mode—no idea how that occurred but I kind of like the look—LOL
Started watching the new Masterpiece Theatre The Miniaturist—the first episode was good—based in Netherlands in the 1600’s.
Went to body sculpt today and dance—sculpt was pretty hard today—two things she did I did not go all the way with—doing a plank with ankles up on the body roller—felt I might put too much pressure on my body with that—just did regular plank.
I did not walk for two days—knees hurt when I don’t walk—so am sure they are just arthritic—the days I walk they feel fine most of the day.
I took a fall today—wow, at the Subaru service dept—their curb is level with the driveway and then further down it becomes a curb—no color on it so it tends to look flat coming out of the service dept—I was looking toward DH and the service guy but following them and didn’t see the step down—sprawled out on the driveway and scraped my elbow in about a dollar size abrasion—hit my left front hip pretty hard but I think it’s only going to get a bruise and not start a problem for me. I will take some advil tonight just in case but so far feeling fine other than a very sore arm where I scraped. It’s humiliating though. I think they need to paint that curb to make it stand out that it is a different level in that area—or paint the level part to make a distinction. Told the guy that. So glad I didn’t hurt anything and suffer a setback with my back! Yikes!
Holly, so glad you feel you are making progress. There are picky little things in every work place I think but when someone has a problem if the group pulls together it’s a good sign that it’s not really deep seated resentment stuff.
JoAnne, Sounds like a terrible time for your DDIL—one of our gym teachers lost her mom over the weekend—very unexpected I guess and she was only 64–not my regular teacher but I do see her there a lot teaching regular zumba.
Wow, Holly, how old was the friend who had a heart attack?
My fall was injuring my pride more than anything—my left hip bone area has a bit of a bruise and I can feel it if I put pressure on it but amazingly that and two scrapes are my only actual consequences. But the realization that you can take such a fall and the memory of that feeling of no control sucks!
Did my 3 miles early this morning—at 6:20 it was only 59º and actually felt cold until I got up on the street I like to walk along—working on speeding up my walk so by the time I get home I really feel as tho I have done a workout. DS in SLC sent me a podcast about muscle health and aging and the brain—really interesting theory about how the muscles need amino acids and you only get them from protein—luckily there are some ways to increase protein for vegetarians so I picked up some green powder made from algae that has 16 g of protein per 2 Tbls—yesterday I put it in my spinach smoothie for lunch—by day’s end I had 80 g of protein—podcast person felt my age should get close to 90–in order to reach that I had to eat quite a lot at each meal—2 poached eggs over my harvest grain veggie saute with tofu added for breakfast—smoothie for lunch with a T of almond butter and for dinner I had a medium red baked potato—half the meat of the potato with some baked tofu, mushrooms and some more of my veggie sautee with quinoa and 1/3 of a sweet potato—-I literally did not feel like snacking which is amazing for me—no sugar cravings all day—no eating between meals—took in about 1500 calories and was shocked to see the pie chart of my nutrition—it was literally perfect with what My Fitness Pal recommends for me—so I guess I will continue to try upping the protein and see what the long term results are. I have to admit that that breakfast after my walk feels really right—maybe I was not getting enough nutrition post walk—she says you have to have something within 30 minutes of a workout—but it should be relatively substantial in protein. Meals have to have carbs and fat with the protein.
The most counterintuitive thing in the podcast was this: In aging people, the less exercise and movement you do the more crucial high protein consumption is because you are losing muscle tone at such a high rate by not moving—and the amino acid increase protects the muscles to some degree. BF is constantly cutting her DH’s meal intake because he eats so many snacks and is gaining and does not exercise ever—I sent it to her and told her she should try giving him larger, high protein meals and maybe he would find it difficult to add so many sugary high carb snacks if he felt full and satisfied.
The podcast talked about muscle health and how it is directly correlated with brain function—was really interesting. The person was Dr. Gabrielle Lyons and the podcast was on Broken Brain which my DS listens to regularly for insight about his concussive problems.
Holly I always tell DH he ought to be out here in the kitchen learning how to cook because if by chance I die first he will be eating crap and have to marry some woman fast in order to keep the meals flowing and he could get a real b@tch and regret it the rest of his life! All because he does not cook! LOL
Gotta’ get going on making my taco filling and getting the salsa made and in the fridge—have not prepared anything for Jordan’s party yet!
I have been glued to tv news the last few days, OMG!
Busy still with prepping for trip. The drip pan under our refrigerator is overfulling if we don't empty it out, not good. Repairman coming on Wed. This has happened occasionally in the past but much more this last week.
Joan, I am such a clutz, always tripping. Knowing that I am always looking down when I walk. So Jordan's party is today? Good thing I love animal proteins, my problem is carbs, and wine/cocktails.
Holly, glad your friend does not have to have heart surgery.
Jojo, so impressive that you got all your Christmas shopping done! I'll have 1 week after I return from my trip before Christmas. Hoping I can find some stuff on the trip to bring back.
Well, without me, SO would eat snack foods. He does not cook, at all. Maybe he'll buy frozen meals and use the microwave without me. He would never order takeout.
Volunteered last Tues, 2 more weeks of volunteering to go. I started my diet yesterday, am already down 2 but I know it's mostly water.
I got the skyroam, but I will not be able to use it on most of the smaller islands in the South Pacific. I can use it in Fiji, New Zealand and Australia.
Just got back from walking back from the park—walked there for a 9 am yoga class with DD who is starting a free Soulful Senior Yoga in the park. An old friend from WW in 2008 showed up as well—first time I’ve seen her in 8 years! It was just the three of us but DD did a great job—two more people came by and made a commitment to come in two weeks—she is doing this every other week. Was so beautiful looking up at the sky doing yoga outside.
Have to start peeling and cooking the shrimp for Jordan’s tacos—making traditional and shrimp tacos—mad my salsa and beef taco filling last night. Have to get busy now. DH will pick up Jordan at 12:30. Friends start coming at 2.
Sue, the news is so depressing for women—have we gone completely backward! I feel so sorry for my grand daughters and the message they are getting—
Ok—gotta’ get moving.
Oh, Sue, you cannot use the wifi thing on the ship? We are going to be missing you!
Oh, ate 2000 calories yesterday with my usual workouts and my walking—85 g or protein—OMG I’m down another pound! So does this mean all along I’ve not been eating enough? Of course not all calories are friendly ones—apparently the ones I’m eating now are! I am so psyched! I remember Sue, your saying that you didn’t think I was eating enough calories!
Mornings have been beautiful—still getting in high 80’s in the pm but you know with low humity that is pretty comfy. Usually on or about Halloween we get actual fall weather where it feels chilly.
Walked every day but Monday—but got lots of mileage on Monday with classes and grocery shopping at several stores. I have been consistently getting over 12,000 steps a day now. Woke up feeling stiff and sore, walked anyway and in half a block felt great—that is the conundrum—when I feel worse I need more than ever to move!
I have yoga (hard yoga) and weights class today and a dental cleaning at 3 pm—did I tell you all that I discovered that I still like shrimp—at Jordan’s party, while grilling it I tasted and loved it—am going to buy some today and have shrimp tonight with soup and salad. Easy way to get a big bump up of protein without mega calories.
Sue what day do you fly to LA to embark?
fFound out yesterday that DH has started walking in the park while I am at the gym—hoping he keeps that up—I think he’s done it a couple days—maybe if I stay “unaware” of it he will keep it up—I think he feels guilty when I get up every morning and walk—I really love the early morning sights, sounds and smells—makes me feel good for the day!