More of Tisha's Life.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Where does the time go?
I got up at 5:00 this morning to get my office work done. Had the end of the week to get all caught up on. Plus the middle of the month issues that have to be taken care of.
In between I got a little Spark done.
I then went to the gym to workout.
I did a lot better today. Didn't take any pain pills, and did the full workout on my own, no using the noodle to take the weight off my knee. I might not have jumped as high or worked quite as intense as I usually do, but I had my heart rate up there and I felt exhilarated afterwards.
I got in 165 minutes of exercise today, so far this week I have accumulated 870 minutes that's Sunday thru today. I will do at least 150 minutes tomorrow..
My water aerobics instructor, Margie, says I have developed very defined arms and a nice firm booty. The abdomen is getting tighter too. It should be tighter, I do 50 crunches every night before bed. That's on top of all the other things I do during the day.
Turns out exercising is not a problem for me, I like to workout. As long as I am doing something I enjoy .
I came home for lunch and to check on the office messages and return calls, e-mails.
Then I had to run errands, Pick up office mail, bank, mine and business. Stop at the post office, mail a package. Go to grocery store and stop at the tire store.
Seems I have a slow leak in my left front tire. Noticed it yesterday. The assistant manager said something to me about it. So I put air in it, but could hear it hiss as the tire was leaking air.
My son in law said take it to the Tire Store. I asked how much it will cost. He said oh they never charge him. Well they might not charge you, You're there a lot, but they will charge me. But I did stop today , and they told me it was a 3 or so hour wait. I made an appointment to go early in the morning. In the mean time I put more air in the tire. My apartment manager said if I have a problem , he will help me. He's a nice guy,
Sometimes , as much as I love my independence, I miss not having a hubby around to take care of these things. I sort of envy some of the long time happily married women who I know.
I say sort of. I have not had much luck in the marriage department. I think I like my freedom too much. Or never met the right person.
Who knows. What it is , is what it is,
Wore my gorgeous new swim suit today, Oh I can't describe how wonderful I feel in it. It's the colors I love. The style with the shirred drape in front is so flattering. It fits like a glove. My tummy has got so much flatter.
Next week I am going to AT&T and get a smart phone. I will then be able to take picture, even of myself. Well in a mirror that is.
Last Friday I shopped at my favorite GW store and found some terrific bargains.
Two pairs of white linen pants, name brands , a pair of white capri's , a lovely pair of beige slacks. One coral tee top. A pair of Cole Haan thong black sandals, just gorgeous. A pair of white Cherokee leather mules and a pair of water athletic shoes. The water shoes I got for $ 4.99, almost new. I paid $ 79.99 for my other pair. Anyway I got all the items I listed for $ 43.44. Can you imagine.?
One of the linen pants still had the original price tag on them, and they were more than I paid for 4 pair of pant, 1 top and 3 pair of shoes. And ladies if you know about Cole Haan, those shoes are not cheap. I tell you I have the best luck shopping.
This Wednesday was the senior discount day, 10% off. Plus they always have tag 50% off , a different colored tag everyday.
I refrained from buying everything I wanted or thought I wanted. But I could not pass up the brand new swim suit . Still had the original price tag of $69.99, for the low price of $6.99, with my discount I got it for $6.30. How cool is that???? I also picked up a halter swim top, I have swim shorts , for $2.99.
I have decided that is all I can afford this month. I will stay out of the stores.
I am trying to be more responsible with my finances.
I paid off all my credit cards. Cancelled all but 2 and am not going to run up anymore bills. If I can't pay for it , I don't buy it. I am kind of compulsive when it comes to shopping. I wasn't for all my obese years. But now It's like I am ready to enjoy all the beautiful clothes and I have to refrain from going hog wild.
I want to wait now for fall and winter and build up my wardrobe. I should be a nice permanent size 8/10 by then .
You should smell my house right now. I just baked 7 layer brownies.
No, they are not for me. My grandson loves them, Asked for some to take to the church camp he goes to tomorrow for a week. Other grandson wanted some too, but he already left. He will get some when he gets back. The brownies are like the 7 layer cookie bars. But its got a brownie base, with layers of different flavors of chips nuts, coconut, topped with condensed milk and baked. They are very gooey, rich, come in at 260 calories apiece. I will keep two pieces. Split them up into four pieces. They freeze well too. Good thing I am not a chocoholic. They would be half eaten by now. They look and smell so good.
I am supposed to be working on my jewelry that is ordered.
Of course I choose a complicated design to make. A lot of little components I have to put together, before I start putting then on the chain. Getting them all on so the two chains drape just right is always fun . Oh well I have all weekend to work on it. I'll do a few more pieces tonight so I can say I did work on it.
We are having a lovely Art Fair in Bush's Pasture this weekend. A show I have done before, so I do want to go. I will see some of my art friends and catch up on old times. No one from that part of my life has seen me for at least 4 years.
I look a lot different now. I wonder what people will think or say.
I've got the air conditioner on and the house is so cool and feels so nice.
I don't know how people are coping with the sever hot weather without air.
Probably just like I did as a child, we never had air. Of course my Grandmothers house was shaded with huge oak trees. But I remember nights upstairs trying to sleep in the heat of the summer, yeah I remember. I wouldn't want to relive that experience.
My daughter and hubby are away for the weekend. I am in charge of watching the three dogs, Kibbles and Bits who are little white Maltese's and Jack, a golden retriever. They have a doggie door. But I have to feed them.
I also have to water all,( she has a lot) of the plants. Heaven forbid if any of her plants die. Think my son in law would be more upset. He puts in a lot of time working on his yard.
Good thing they have "Mom " to take care of things for them. I don't mind, it's nice to still be needed.
As far as my weight loss goes, it's coming along. Not seeing the big losses that I used to see. But that's to be expected, I am almost at my desired goal. When ever I get there, I get there. I'm not going to do a Biggest Loser and try to force myself to lose weight. As long as I don't see any gain, I am content to let it happen naturally in it's own time.
Well you have the run down on my past week. Once again I have managed to ramble on and on, making a long blog.
To everyone who reads this, thank you for all your support. I log on every morning, looking forward to seeing what everyone is doing. Commenting and clicking the "I like" . I read the comments friends leave, love that. I wish many a morning I could spend more time on Spark. There are so many interesting blogs to read , then I want to comment. I just don't have enough time for all that catches my eye. Maybe this weekend between working on the jewelry, I will get to spend more time on Spark. But in the mean time, I am thinking of you often.
Take care, stay positive.
Thought for today: "Why should I be afraid of looking foolish or too serious ? The only way to avoid mistakes is not to do anything at all."
Peace and Love, Tisha