Good morning. It looks like we're in for another very hot day, today - it's been in the mid/upper 90's every day for some time now. Most days we have heat index of over 100° so it's pretty miserable unless we can stay inside in the air conditioning. What outside work does get done, has to be done first thing in the morning before it gets to the heat of the day.
Yesterday we set out to get the yard mowed... It turned out to not be a very good day for mowing!! First my riding mower wouldn't start (bad battery), so I had to mow with my push mower. Husband was going great guns with his tractor mower (in large open areas). when something happened and it simply stopped moving. We had to get it from the middle of the yard (3 acres) to the husband's shop so he could try to determine the problem. In the meantime, I went ahead and had him use the battery charger to get my mower started and I continued to mow for a couple of hours.
Husband finally determined that his tractor would take more work than he has time to put into it right now, so we went to get a new battery for my riding mower and look for a larger mower that we replace the tractor with, for the time being (he'll work on the tractor over the winter when it's cooler outside). We found one we both like (and it's adjustable so we can both use it), but the store doesn't provide delivery, so we came and spent the next couple of hours figuring out how to get it home. After a few phone calls, it turns out that a friend of husband's has (or can get) a trailer, so they're going this afternoon to pick up the mower. Hoping things work out as planned.
Other than the mower fiasco, I've spent most of my time working on calligraphy projects, along with a wood burning demonstration I'll be doing for our next woodworking meeting.
As I've noted in previous posts, most of my work ends up being done sitting at my desk, so there's not a lot of exercise involved in it. That, along with a couple days of pretty salty food, left me with swollen feet/hands that I couldn't seem to get rid of. Of course, the result was - yep, you guessed it - weight gain to the tune of several pounds. I ended up right back up where I had been several weeks ago. By avoiding as much salt as possible, drinking plenty of water and of course, spending a couple hours walking behind my push mower yesterday (doing lots of sweating), I managed to drop off most of the water weight and get almost back to where I was a few weeks ago.
I did claim a couple pounds gain last week, but it was fluid gain, not fat. Now, I'm down several pounds, but again, it's fluid not fat, so I'm just going to say that I'm staying pretty much the same when it comes to "real" weight. It's really hard to tell what's happening when my weight bounces by several pounds over a couple day of a week.
We'll be gearing up for our anniversary cruise over the next couple of weeks, so I'm really going to try hard to drop, at least, a few more pounds.
That's my story - how was your week? I hope you've met your goal(s) and are doing well.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~