Thumbs up: Summer. Which brings yummy seasonal fruits. And longer days. And, thumbs down, a teen who goes out every night and sleeps until afternoon. And almost nightly thunderstorms. And mosquitoes. And yes, lazy hazy crazy days.
Thumbs down: Those aforementioned yummy seasonal fruits. I never cease to amaze myself at how I can overeat the most healthy things! Of course I guess it doesn’t help that we buy our berries at Costco which means lots to eat before they spoil.
Thumbs down deja vu: Blog technology. Just in case you missed my recent mini-crisis,
lucky you here is the explanation. As for an update, what I can tell you is that things seem to be working better since I’ve deactivated some features, but not 100% as they should. I still have not reinstalled any plugin that sends you emails when I reply to comments. And my auto-backup plugin isn’t sending me emails like it should. So, I’m still flummoxed.
Thumbs up one day and down the next: Family reunion. It was fun; my husband has very nice relatives, some I hadn’t met before. Thumbs up for what I ate from the huge pot-luck dinner buffet. Thumbs up, I think, that during the hours following dinner, while we sat around visiting, I ate with moderation from the desserts. (I do love me some apple pie.) Thumbs down that breakfast the next day was provided by a lovely cousin who clearly didn’t consider that anyone might want a healthy morning meal (although I suspect our definitions of “healthy” might not be the same). Thumbs down that eating said off-plan breakfast led to a day-long binge-fest of the most amazingly crappy foods imaginable. Thumbs up… you guessed it… back on track the next morning and every day since.
Thumbs back in my ears: We unexpected had my three little nephews as “house-guests” again. There was laughter and fighting and running in circles around the house and boo boos and wetting the bed and pool time and lots of macaroni and cheese. Thumbs up that my own boys are well past most of that! Thumbs up to my amazing husband who postponed his Father’s Day so we could help with the kiddos.
Thumbs up: Routine. I like it. Thumbs down when it gets interrupted. Thumbs up that I’m trying to be more flexible and able to “go with the flow.” Thumbs up when I can still manage to squeeze in some exercise on days when life gets in the way. Life’s gotten in the way a lot lately.
Thumbs up: Planks. I’m meeting my plank challenge goal. Do you hear me, stomach muscles? As of this weekend I was holding my three planks for one minute and 45 shaky seconds each. But I have read that some other plankers are approaching this differently, holding one plank for as long as they can. So, I’m thinking about changing my goal. Maybe. Anyhoo, the challenge is over soon, if not already, but I have every intention of keeping it up on my own.
Thumbs up: Sunscreen. Double thumbs up when it’s free:) Thanks to Eucerin for providing me with two products to sample. My thoughts? They were perfectly adequate but nothing I’d run out to buy since I’m pretty happy with what I’m already using and have quite a stockpile. I tried their “Everyday Protection” face lotion and body lotion. Both are fragrance free, which I appreciate. They felt just a bit like, well, sunscreen. I’d be more inclined to use the body lotion again since it might be a bit lighter feeling than the stuff I’d otherwise slather on, but I wish it was a higher SPF. If you want free samples, you can get them here.
Thumbs up: Blog awards. Thanks to BnE’s Mommy for gracing me with the Adorable Blog award. Since I not too long ago came up with a list of things about myself, I hope she, and you, don’t mind if I just refer anyone who missed it to that post here. Thanks for the blog love:)
Toes up: This little piggy probably was not broken. The bruising and pain have faded away. I still get a bit of numbness when I elliptical, but otherwise things seem almost back to normal. Thumbs up that I haven’t had anymore klutzy incidents lately.
Thumbs mostly up: Social eating. The bane of my dieting existence. There have been so many occasions on my calendar lately. The great news is that for the most part I have, in my opinion, handled myself pretty darn well. Certainly much better than in the past. I have eaten reasonably and dare I say it – almost like a normal person! And no pre-cheating. None! So, you may (or may not) wonder, why don’t I give this a resounding thumbs up? Well, there is the aforementioned family reunion post-cheating binge, of course. And then there is the thinking. My eating might have been “normal” but my mindset… not quite there yet. Still, progress.
Thumbs up: Blogger meet up part two. Sharon and her husband passed back through town on their long drive home from vacation. Hubby and I met them for a yummy barbecue lunch and took them on a quick driving tour of some local sites. Thumbs up for internet friends who become real friends:)
Thumbs up: Biking. Back in the saddle again. Life and weather conspired against us and it had been a month since hubby and I had ridden, but last week we rode three days in a row. Thumbs down for being saddle sore. Ouch. Thumbs down that my bike “computer,” which measures distance, speed, time, etc., isn’t working and we have yet to figure out how to fix it. I miss having my stats in front of my when I ride. Thumbs up that my husband’s gadget isn’t on the fritz at the same time.