Saturday, December 25, 2010

Earned My Christmas Dinner, Today

Hello dearlings. I hope that you are having/had a fabulous Christmas.

Mine was nice, tho busy. Housework, tons of laundry, Willy Dog did a little repair work on the TV stand and hooked the DVD player back up, I cooked dinner. Pookey cleaned up and loaded the dishwasher. 

I decided that I needed to get some exercise and earn my Christmas dinner so I insisted that we go for a nice walk, today. After the housework was done and the dinner was in the oven, we all laced on our walking shoes and piled in the Jeep and went out to the lake and took a good, hard three mile walk on Kickass Trail. Amey, I thought about you, while we were out there. :) It felt good to get out there and really work the old legs. There were a lot of people out there, people alone and in pairs on bicycles, walking dogs, walking kids, large group families walking dogs and kids. I guess a lot of people had the same idea... Work off or earn some of that Christmas dinner. :D It was a gorgeous day for a walk, warm enough for short sleeves with a breeze to keep one from getting overheated. Lovely. I am not even all that mad that it didn't snow.

I ran a little bit, today. Granted, it was on a down slope  and only for about a minute, but I did it. It felt good and I did much better than I did last Summer when I made an attempt. I wasn't shuffling, barely lifting my feet, barely moving forward. This time I actually put on a little speed, got my feet up and really moving. Unfortunately it hurt my poor hip. I still need to get more bulk off my frame before I am going to be able to run, again. But I know that I can. And I feel really proud of myself for trying it, again and actually doing it. :D

I am sitting at just over 1200 calories, including dinner for the day. I may have a  sugar free cocoa, later and maybe a sugar free pudding or some popcorn.  We'll see what I am in the mood for. Right now, I am still stuffed from dinner. I have just one more big tumbler to get my full four quarts of water down, not counting the 16 ounce bottle I took with me when I went to the lake.

Okay, I have to pee like a racehorse and check on the laundry. You know.. I don't think I am ever going to finish. I am waiting for Willy Dog to take his shower so that I can do up the last load of whites. *sigh* I wish he would get up off the sofa and do that. Dangit! I want to just get it done so that I don't have to hassle with it for a few days. It isn't as if he hasn't seen Home Alone 2 before. Fifty thousand times, before. :P


  1. You're so right - housework does not wait for holidays. Lol. In fact, they may even make it worse.

    I'm glad to see you're doing better at walking and even attempting running. I wish that it hadn't snowed here today... It would've been nice to go for a leisurely walk.

    Merry Christmas, Erika. =)

  2. AWESOME ON THE HIKE AND RUN!!!! and on Christmas no less. Good for you. Hugs!!

  3. Great job on the hike - AND run!!

    Merry Christmas!!

  4. I'm so glad you had a wonderful day and that you got out there for some exercise. we completely vegged out here and did nothing of any use whatsoever. Hoping to remedy that today. Going to start with a hot tub bath and then go see what needs to be done in the kitchen.

  5. Good for you. I didn't do so great the past couple of days but today I will get back on track. Already walked 45 minutes this morning.

  6. I remember when I started doing those minute long runs. I felt like Rocky running up the steps in Philadelphia. Keep it up!

    My Christmas was similar. I got up and did laundry and then did a run/walk for 30 minutes.

  7. I'm so proud of you for that bit of run! :-) It's not easy for anyone in the beginning. But as times goes on it will get more and more possible. And that is a GREAT feeling! :-D


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