Ready for Tuesday

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Ready for Tuesday
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Tue, 06-18-2013 - 9:59am

Whew, day of non-stop activities yesterday and my son had all night grad party. I should have volunteered to work but never got my act together, plus, there's no saying what kind of crazy things I'd say at 2am and embarass my son.  But, I still didn't sleep all night.  I'm at an all time high as weight goes right now, at least high for the last decade so it's time to start eating better.  I've been juicing but adding way too much decadent stuff in it.  I'm thinking the ligher I can be, the better for silks and parkour.  I'm rowing tonight for my workout. Oh, I stayed in bed today until 8:45, my confession. Felt so good!  I've been reading Wild, based on kel's rec.  Being the overanalyzing prepper, I already feel like slapping her and telling her to plan ahead if she wants to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.  But, there's a spontaneity she has that I will never have.  I would love to do the hike distance of the PCT or Appalachian Trail but can't deal w/ logistics. I want to pay a sherpa to carry my stuff and set up camp and food for me. I want to do the spoiled brat version of the trip.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 11:42am

Jean, I had similar feelings.  It ticks off my OCD but I also recognize she has a spirit of spontaneity that I simply do not possess.  

I'm in a terrible mood today.  I had bad dreams, didn't sleep well, and our humidifier does this weird ticking thing that bothers no one else but me.  Any sort of repetitive noise like that drives me mad and I'm pretty sure other people think I'm nuts.  I did a step workout this morning. 

You're in "good" company on the weight thing, Jean.  I haven't even weighed myself in a month because I haven't wanted to know/haven't cared.  The stupid prednisone makes me so hungry and it has a side effect of weight gain around the middle (which I can see).  

I would like to go hide under a rock today.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 12:08pm

Jean, many years ago I joined a group that was going to hike the Appalachian Trail. After the first few training outings, I decided it wasn't for me and dropped out. There is something about no toilets for weeks that I just couldn't get comfortable with.

Gym, I hope all goes well with your mother. I know that must be a really stressful thing for you.

SJ, I was reading about that latest Nazi guy they caught who helped take part of the Warsaw uprising slayings and thought of you. What a horrible tragedy!

It's a gorgeous day out again so I'll be hitting the park later. I got in a great 5 miles yesterday and hope to do the same today. No babies yet. ;-)

Karla
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WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 1:04pm

I'd join you under a rock today. I'd like to hide away and finish off the nutella bundt cake I made yesterday but I'm having my deliiicious green smoothie instead--spinach, watermelon, cucumber, green apple, greek yogurt.  






Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 1:05pm

That's a big part of it for me, too, Karla.  Toilets, showers.  I don't mind the physical exercise, blisters, being alone.  Maybe I could do an Appalachian Trail treadmill hike for three months... Now that would be fun, logging that many hours on a treadmill.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 1:56pm

lol Jean, I remember spending one weekend with only water that we carried in and no facilities at all and that was it for me. I knew by the end of the first day I wasn't cut out to be a cross-country backpacker.

 A couple years ago on a board here at iVillage, we "hiked" the Appalachian Trail together. We also did the Oregon Trail. I don't remember all the details but people posted their mileage every day and once a week the CL updated the thread (with milemarkers, pictures, interesting facts, etc). It was really rather interesting.

 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 7:02pm
That's why I don't like camping...I need indoor toilets and paper, with no large spiders in the vicinity. Lol on the green smoothie...I haven't been doing those for a couple weeks now...I need to get back, as my weight (and health numbers) are surely on the rise again. I am SO exhausted. Work stress from a shakes economy is making me step up my game. With so many people throwing me under a bus, I am playing my "AAA" game. I am staring to want a 90 minute yoga class, as the 60 minutes is not enough for me, now...I don't feel as invigorated as I used to. I think I will have to commit to 30 minutes on the liptical prior to yoga to step it up a notch. Gymrat and Karla, prayers to your family members. SJ, what is your secret to adjusting to the travel time change. And, gymrat and jean, there must be something in the air with regards to lack of sleep. I got up at 2, and worked until 4:30, before I could fall back to sleep for an hour. :O
iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Tue, 06-18-2013 - 9:53pm

Jean - did I read right yesterday? You are teaching parkour now? And about the Appalachian trail, I am more a canyon Ranch type..not that I have ever been there..occasionally at work they have management training that involves survival Skills...I never sign up, I tell them when they hold it at a spa, I'll be first in line...years ago, I bought a bunch of books, including 'A Walk in the Woods' which is about hiking the trail. My brother was going away, and my mother suggested I lend him the book. I was reluctant, but I did...he loved it, but never returned it...he bought copies for all kinds of people, and occasionally he would talk about it and ask if I had ever read it...I would always say 'not yer' and give my mother a look...eventually, she bought me a copy...I liked reading it, but I wasn't inspired to do it. It wouldn't surprise me if my brother did it though. Gymrat, the prednisone think stinks...I am having luck tracking calories on Fitday...the logging helps me be aware. I am halfway through my 90 days and almost halfway towards my weight loss goal...FSN, my time travel trick is to set my watch to the new time zone as soon as the plane takes off, and to not give in to the urge to sleep during the day, and to eat a snack right before I go to bes, because I find I am hungry on a schedule...but I still stay up too late when I travel..I am a night person and I need. To be disciplined to go to bed bt 11 or I can easily stay up all night. I had a good workout tonight - 15 minute bike warmup, lifting for legs, abs, swam 60 laps. Then I went to the grocery store...I needed everything but finding time to go has been hard...but it's done now..the checkout clerk said 'wow, you have a lot of food'

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 06-19-2013 - 1:17pm