Friday, August 24, 2012

Slack Update

So I realize that I slacked off and didn't do my weigh-in post on Sunday (although I did weigh myself).  I gained a pound and a half.  I'm ok with that though.  I knew to expect some gain when starting vigorous strength training.  My clothes are fitting a lot better, which is the important thing.  I apparently picked the wrong time to have my start automatically posting updates to facebook, because I got a lot of comments about not being upset about gaining when I wasn't upset.  Anyway, on to other news.

I rode a bike!  This is something I haven't done in a looooooong time (since middle school?).  My good friend Liz let me borrow her bike since she is too pregnant to ride it so that I could give it a try before I spend a lot of money to buy a bike.  Apparently you don't forget how to ride a bike.  That doesn't make it easy, though.  I was pretty wobbly, and huffing and puffing the whole way.  I just have to get used to doing it again.  Stopping while going downhill is proving to be a challenge...

Today I tried a something new in my adventures with green smoothies - arugula.  My advice to you is - DON'T!!!!!!!  I read online that people do actually do this regularly, and I tried just putting in a small amount, but it overpowered everything else in the smoothie.  It was so bad I couldn't drink it.  I was out of spinach and didn't feel like grating up carrots, so I figured, what the heck, I'll give this a try.  Now I'm mad that I wasted all they yummy fruit (pears and strawberries) that went in there.  At first I though that perhaps with more and stronger flavored fruit it could be good.... and then I took another sip and decided that even that wouldn't help.  I'll stick with spinach.

I have an interesting update in the cat search.  My neighbor thought she might have seen our missing cat in her yard late at night, and we thought we saw her one time as well, but she ran.  The other night I was in a tremendous amount of pain after kickboxing, so much so that I couldn't sleep.  I went downstairs to look for some pain medicine and try using a massager on my shoulders, and as is my habit now, looked outside for the cat.  There was a cat that looked like her sitting on our porch near where I have the food!  I was upset about the pain and lack of sleep, but if I hadn't be dealing with that, I would not have seen her.  It really reminded me that God uses things that seem unpleasant to do good things in our lives.  Sometimes it takes a bit of suffering to get us where we need to be.  Ok, back to the story:  It was too dark to tell for sure, and when I opened the door she bolted.  She ran across the street and climbed over a neighbor's fence.  I didn't want to freak anyone out running around at 4 in the morning barefoot in my pajamas, so after a few minutes of calling for her and shaking a bag of cat treats, I gave up.  I am in the process of trying to acquire a cat trap to see if I can catch her when she comes back looking for food.  If you are able to help with this, please let me know!  We just want this sweet kitty to be safe!


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