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!