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Sunday Weigh In January 26, 2020

Good morning.  How is everyone doing this morning?  I'm doing fine in my corner of the world.  It looks like it's stacking up to be a bright sunny day here, though not quite as warm as we'd like to have it.  I guess we can't have everything, can we?  

It's been a pretty good week, though busy, with nothing in particular... well, yes there was. Friday was my husband's birthday, so I spent time making some of his gifts and working on his card.  I'm taking a calligraphy class and my intent was to make the whole card, but I didn't get started soon enough for that.  I ended up only being able to "write pretty" in a purchased card... it turned out well anyway and it's the thought that counts.  I made some of his gifts, which he liked as well.  We didn't do anything special, because it was too cold/windy to go out on the boat he wanted to go on, so we'll do that another day, instead.

Now that project is finished and all the birthdays are done for the year in our family (kids, hubby and most of the grands are in January), I'm turning my sights to other things - like more shop projects, putting new flooring in one of our bathrooms, turning our extra bedroom into a workroom for my calligraphy, etc.

I'm still dealing with the same medical issues, but haven't figured out exactly what I'm going to do yet to resolve them, so I while I work on my other projects, I'll also do the best I can to work on my weight issues and make sure I continue to include healthy food and exercise into the routine every day (or as often as possible)...

I haven't weighed this morning, but on Friday, I was down 2 lbs from last Sunday... My clothes have had a different "feel" so we'll see, when I weigh later, if the loss is real or if it's a figment of my imagination...   :-)

So what about you?  Did you reach the goal(s) you set for yourself this week?  We'd love to hear about it.

~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
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Well, nothing big to report. I am point-6 of a pound heavier than last week, a tiny change. It's better when it is going down rather than up, but .6 isn't really very meaningful either direction.

My son and I have begun running, a half hour after school every day. We're terrible at it, needing to walk every other block and gasp for breath, but we have done a full half hour every day since we thought of it, in rain and cold and the dark.  We're doing it because he is wide awake late at night simply from not getting tired enough in the day, and my legs are aching in a way that I suspect (from family history) might mean artery issues. So we run, walk, and plod to protect him from insomnia and sleep deprivation, and me from future heart attack and stroke. By the time the days are longer again, we hope we won't still be plodding along visibly panting. I know that lots of people can run long distances without stopping (my own husband runs 5Ks) but at this point it even a half hour is impossible -- my legs simply hurt when I run. (That's why I suspect the arteries.) But this is supposed to be something that running will help.

I'm keeping my patient husband awake with the laptop, so will sign off for now. Hope everyone has a great week.





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You're right that 0.6 lbs isn't a lot and could be the difference of a glass of water or cup of coffee.

Kudos to you and your son for running for half an hour every day... I fully understand the sore legs.  Mine are like that in the fall when my neighbor returns for the winter because I don't walk as much in the summer, but then we try to walk every day during the winter, if possible.  Once we get started back again, it takes me a couple of weeks (or more) to get my muscles back into the routine, so they're pretty sore for a while, but as I keep at it, I can feel them getting stronger and more toned.

Since you're just getting started, have you considered just doing a fast walk, until your muscles (and lungs) get used to the exercise?  Perhaps you could walk for a longer period instead of running and build your muscle tone and lung volume more slowly?  

At any rate - good luck.  

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