Hey guys, I’m back again, this time with the Noah Picture Show. I’m afraid I’m turning into one of those mothers who think their baby is the cutest, smartest baby in the world, and won’t stop showing pictures to their friends. But he is cute and fluffy, isn’t he? And he is so smart. Just wait ’til you hear what he did.
All of a sudden, it seems like he has the world’s longest tail!
So I was out in the yard doing some weeding, and spending ‘quality time’ with Noah, and I watched him do this over and over. He takes his ball, and if he puts it in a certain spot, there is just enough of a slope that the ball will roll downhill so he can chase it again. If it didn’t start rolling right away, he would nose it or paw it to get it started.
And finally, Noah is tired.
Okay, enough about Noah. Time to talk about me LOL! Today was a good but weird day. Started out with a really good run with Noah this morning. That felt good because yesterday when I brought him home from the vet’s I could barely walk. At least that’s what it felt like. Don’t know if it was two days without walking, or the hard workout I did on Friday. I’ve been trying to challenge myself a little bit more with the weights at the gym. Trying for heavier weights even if it means I can do less reps.
After church I went to the gym and again challenged myself to work out harder. I had a really nice conversation with a lady that I know a little from one class with Vicky and just seeing her on the weights pretty frequently. And I admitted to her that I was intimidated to take a class, and haven’t taken one in the year I’ve been at the gym. And she gave me a good rundown of all the classes and the ones she thinks I’d like. Which, BTW, has anyone heard of TRX workouts? Uses your own body weight and straps. Looks very interesting to me. Anyway, I think I will try some classes soon!
So I got really hungry after the workout, even though I had a pre-snack and a post-snack. Then this afternoon, I was working in my closet for the second day in a row (thanks for the motivation, Shelley!) and I ran across some old pictures of me. I could not believe how horrible I looked. I mean, I looked like one of those people in the tv shows who are so heavy they can’t get out of bed. But not just that, I look so very unhealthy. I did not see that when I was overweight. It is the first thing I notice when I see an old picture of my dad or myself. We just look sick.
And yet, with those pictures very fresh in my mind, I started having one of those times where I just want to eat. A lot. Not all bad stuff, but way too much. I tried thinking about those pictures, and how I never wanted to be like that again, but somehow being ‘like that’ did not connect with me wanting to eat a bunch of food now. But, I kept myself busy, and then I ate a very reasonable dinner, and I settled on what I wanted for a snack tonight, and then I came over to the computer to read blogs to try to distract myself. Several people were having the same problem. And then a friend called, and we talked for a long time, which is very unusual for me, and the danger of eating too much seems to have been diverted for now. Yahoo. Boy, you can’t ever completely let your guard down. But the fight is worth it. I took those terrible pictures and looked back and forth from the picture to myself in the mirror–first just my face in the bathroom mirror, and then my body in the full-length mirror. That was good for me. And my friend, who does not give out empty compliments, said I looked smaller at church. That was very nice to hear.
And that was my day in a nutshell. Hope you all had a great weekend. And a very happy Monday to you all!