Sunday, July 19, 2015

Healthy Changes

Three weeks ago hubby and I started using “My Fitness Pal” app to track our food intake.  After inputting my height and current weight, the app gives you how much calories I should be eating per day. So far I have lost 5.5 lbs.  So far this is working for me.  It is pretty easy to write down everything I eat so now I know exactly what I am eating. I noticed I am making better food choices, tracking everything that goes into my mouth and drinking lots of water.  I am also thinking about whether I really want have that food.

Along with tracking my food, last week I started run/jogging again.  I started at week one again using my “Couch to 5K” app. I haven’t done any running since the beginning of the year. It feels easier this time around.  I’m not getting side splits, tight ribs or searing pain in my lungs so I must be in a little better shape since the last time I used the app.  I’m enjoying going jogging this time and look forward to exercising. Hubby wants to sign up for a 5K.  So I think we will sign up for one after the 9 weeks is over.  I also want to start working on strengthening my upper body with hand weights.
 The other evening when we were coming home from running, we were turning down our street and a skateboard went sailing in front of our car.  We saw a guy on a skateboard turn the corner on our left.  We were wondering where the other skateboarder was so as we drove on we saw the other guy lying in the street not moving.  People come flying down the street so I was worried he might get run over. Hubby stopped and asked if he was alright. I got out of the car and went over to see if he was OK. He turned over and set he was OK. I asked him if he needed help getting up so I helped him stand up.  He said the skateboard had slipped out from underneath him.  He was limping a little. I think he probably got the wind knocked out of him.  I’m glad he was alright.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Story Theatre

Another Actor’s Studio summer camp finished.  This year they performed “Story Theatre”.  A series of stories in the Grimm Brother’s Collection and Aesop’s Fable.  Some of the tales were dark and some of them were really funny.  Six of the kids got to direct some of the plays. 

They performed 10 tales from the Grimm Brother’s and Aesop’s Fables collection.  The Little Peasant was funny and tragic.  The peasant cons all of the towns people out of their money, animals and manages to kill off the whole town by getting them to jump into the lake.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Kidney Stones?

So all of a sudden yesterday afternoon I got a stomach ache.  I thought it was something I ate but about 20 minutes later I threw up.  I went and laid down then I got sick to my stomach again.  Then I got an excruciating pain in my left side. It hurt worst then going labor.  I think I had a kidney stone.  My whole left side hurt so bad.  I couldn’t find a comfortable way to lay.  I kept throwing up.  My son kept asking me if I needed anything like peptobismal, asprin…   When hubby came home he had me take some ibuprofen, sip some ginger ale and he made me some soup.  The pain subsided after a while.  I guess the ibuprofen finally kicked in but not after getting sick to my stomach. Finally that stopped, too.  I went to bed early but I had trouble sleeping then about 2am I finally got to sleep and stayed asleep.  The only other times I had kidney stones was when I was pregnant and it felt like I was going into labor. I must have passed the stone because now I’m feeling better. I took it easy today and stayed in bed all today.  I still have a little twinge of pain but nothing like last night.  I’m glad it’s over. 

I hate when I get sick like that out of the blue. One minute I was fine then the next I was doubled over in pain and getting sick to my stomach.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Solstice!

 Let the summer begin.  Happy Summer Solstice!  It was a lovely day for a walk and to watch the sun go down on this longest day of the year. Time to think about about summer vacation.  Right now we don't have any summer vacation plans.  The boys is doing a couple of camps so maybe we can fit in a vacation or staycation in between camps.