That’s right.  I’ve been missing, but I am still in action LOL.  So frustrating.  My computer wouldn’t load the internet AT ALL.  So I started calling the apple people.  It has gone from bad to worse.  Now my poor computer will not even turn on.  Fortunately, I do have a wireless router, and I have my little kindle, so I can stay in touch a bit.  But that thing’s hard to type on, so forgive my lack of comments.

In the meantime, it has been “detox week” around here at work (I’m staying after work to write this,) so I have worked a lot extra this week, mostly loading bags full of fresh food.  Standing and walking on cement for that long is really hard on my legs and feet, and I have jumped in the pool afterwards for just a few laps.  It is so refreshing!  I highly recommend it to everyone.

So, I decided to do the “detox diet” myself for 4 days.  Vicky is a master at making wonderful original fresh meals, and her detox plan always includes some raw meals, mostly vegetarian, some special teas, and lots of other goodies.  I wish I could share pictures with you of the wonderful foods.  The best part of it (for me) is following someone else’s rules for a few days.  It puts a very good perspective on how often I take a bit or this or that, or I eat for pleasure when I am not hungry at all.  I also am challenged to try new food items, and often I find something that I wouldn’t have tried willingly, and like it so much that it goes into my regular food rotation.  There was a savory quinoa dish served in lettuce cups that was FABULOUS.  And today a “not-tuna” salad, so yummy.  I’ll have to see what I can find out about that.  Oh, and yesterday she made a hemp energy bar that honestly rivaled the best chocolate chip cookie I’ve ever had.

Okay, enough about food.  Since I last blogged, I have been hitting the pool big-time. Loving doing the laps and using my new swim fins and the lap counter.  I am up to 56 lengths (66 is a mile.) I know I can do that easily, so I saw that the swim part of the iron man is 2.4 miles, and I thought, that will be my new goal.  JUST THE SWIMMING PART!!  Just want to be clear about that!!

Can’t remember if I told you about my progress in working towards a 100 pound bench press.  My brother recommended backing down to a lower weight and doing 8 sets of 3 reps each with shortened rest periods between sets.  I am up to 60 pounds doing that.

Well, honestly I should have a LOT more to say, but I am drawing a blank.  Just wanted to let you know I am still among the living!

10 thoughts on “MIA

  1. Glad you were able to wrangle a working computer and check in – computer issues are the worst! So frustrating, especially when it’s pretty much out of your hands to fix. That said, I hope you get it fixed soon!

    What a great goal with the ironman swim. That would be a long time in the pool! I’m impressed that you’re doing 56 laps now. Aren’t the new swim toys fun and motivating? You make me want to dig my fins out and find a pool!

  2. Computer issues – ugh! When you use that to connect to a lot of people, it really puts a crimp in things when it goes down.

    I am uber impressed with swimming 2.4 miles! Go Debby!

  3. Glad to hear from you although thankfully, I knew what was going on. Yes, computer issues are the pits. One of my few luxuries is a backup internet source that serves me well when the power goes down or we are traveling and find ourselves without a wireless connection. Hope yours gets solved soon.

    Wish I could hear more about the detox diet strategies. Does she have a website?

  4. Nice to hear from you and it sounds like you’re doing just fine without the internet! I’m so impressed with your swimming.

    I have to admit after watching Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead I’ve thought about doing a 3 day detox using his strategies. I think it’s probably fear (and maybe lack of a juicer lol!) that keeps me from doing it as I do like to chew my food.

  5. Always glad to hear from you Debby. Sounds like your doing good! I’ve always said i’d eat a salad for lunch everyday if someone else would make it for me. LOL! Hugs! deb

  6. I wondered what you were up to! Almost a mile, as it turns out. 🙂 And what a great goal to work the swim part of the Iron (Wo)man! Very creative!

    I hear you on the concrete floors! The bottoms of my feet are throbbing at the end of one of my full-day training stints! I asked one of the store managers how she does it day in/day out, and she said that her feet hurt every single night and morning. Then I started asking others, and they all said the same thing. Now I don’t feel like such a wimp. 🙂

  7. Glad to hear from you. Sorry for your computer woes. Can you use the genius bar at the Apple store and get them to fix your problem?
    I think it’s amazing that you’re swimming 56 laps. IMPRESSIVE! I recall trying to work swimming into my gym routine at one point last year and bragging to DH that I’d swum 10 laps. He gently burst my bubble when he let me know that a lap is both directions–not just one.
    I’d love to see the quinoa lettuce cup recipe. I have a big bag of Q in my fridge and need to find some good recipes.
    Take care!

  8. 1. Computer problems – yuck! I hope they get solved quickly.
    2. Somehow I didn’t know you were working. I must have missed something. Details?
    3. You are a swimming machine!

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