JULY 2022 CHALLENGES -- 07/01 -- 07/31

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  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,404 Member
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    Did 6.28 miles in 117 mins yesterday to the post office and back. Might do that again today, too...depends on the sunshine and my hurt toe.
    Back later.
    Chris
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,404 Member
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    Did it!! 6.14 miles in 115 mins...sunshine, hot, breeze part way. Left the house later than I wanted but Pat needed to drop off something at UPS and I didn't want to leave Bean by himself. He is already sad cuz his people have been gone a long time in dog time.
    Now I'm going to read. Must finish this Reacher book and start a different author's new series. ;)
    Chris
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,888 Member
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    Karen I do hope you make a list of those things. Then cross them off. I have some concrete work I want to do. I don't think the Amazon guy knows my name. But he knows hubby's! And some weeding. And lots of spending time with Rocky. We were married July 15, 1979. I also am going to wrk out daily.

    Chris have a great time shopping with Amazon. They will know your name also. B) Two little boys. So much fun. Save some money for their first vehicle though. :D

    Weeding this morning. Then bike riding with Rocky, Barney and Libby. Breakfast and a trip up the mountain. A cement truck had flipped onto it's side. Was mostly empty and no one was hurt. Very lucky. We went for a walk. Met the neighbor. Nice man. Our cabin plans were approved. Almost $900 for the permit. Foundation with backhoe rental will be around $1200. No idea what the rest will cost. Lot's of deer out today.

    Shell
  • PaulaKro
    PaulaKro Posts: 5,698 Member
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    My Tai Chi class was yesterday. It looks slow and simple but it really does work a sweat.

    I tried this month's video last week and was just thinking [wow, maybe I can do this] when she said, "Okay, now that we're warmed up..." Oops! :D

    Chris, Your walk sounds great. Hope your hot/breeze sunshine is as nice there as it is here.

    Shell, Good luck with your cabin. It sounds exciting!

    Glad nobody was hurt in the cement truck. A driver was killed here a few years ago when he rolled one over into a gulley.

    Paula
  • kjs1228
    kjs1228 Posts: 1,471 Member
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    Happy Anniversary Chris...wow...thats a lifetime 💖

    Karen
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,404 Member
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    Karen, Thanks!! Yeppy, yep! But Shelly has me beat by four years.
    Paula, it's pretty hot here today. Hit 100 degrees. Tomorrow is only supposed to get to 93 degrees...we'll see.
    Shelley, it was a blast!! Need to buy more!! The baby's first onsie came today. So cute. Looking for a matching shirt for Ronan.
    Got 60 mins workout done w/my trainer this afternoon then took Bean home.
    Chris
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,888 Member
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    Chris I hope your anniversary was fun. And so glad you let him survive it. Not sure if mine will. He just won't sit still. I don't mind him keeping busy. But don't know where his crazy idea that I should also came from. o:)

    And Chris I hope these clothes are in more than one size. You might need to buy one larger ones. Muahaha

    Paula that was a horrible accident. Them large vehicles can be dangerous. I am glad you liked your tai chi class. I did it years ago. It was lots of fun. And the warm up and cool downs are now my favorite workouts.

    Got in a bike ride this evening. Finished weeding in one bed. Then put green down. Went to the band to set up an account. But I needed the minutes from our last meeting and a few other things. Then I found out that the last account is tied up in probate. That is nuts. Maybe it was never in the covenants name! I will try to get to the bottom of it.

    Shelley



  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,404 Member
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    Shelley, having so much fun with her registry. And it's PRIME DAY!!!
    No walking today. Our housekeeper came today and I had to clean up before she got here...then it was too hot!
    Chris
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,888 Member
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    Chris I would clean before a housekeeper arrived also! You are having so much fun. What are you getting big brother Ronan? I bet he is excited .

    I watched over the baby bunny a lot today. With Sara locked in the house. We gently placed it in the outer yard about 15 feet from where we saw a rabbit. I later saw said rabbit leaving my corner garden bed. The baby was in the wrong bed! I went and looked. I located its nest in short order. The rabbit had burrowed under some irises. So I went and retrieved baby and placed it by the entrance. It immediately went inside. I covered the den with the material laying there. Then laid some string over it. Several hours after I checked on it. String was moved. So either momma returned, baby left or something bad happened. Sara is still grounded.

    Shell
  • zumbaforever
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    I finished weeding 3 of my smallest beds today. Then put green on them and watered it in. They look so nice. 8 down and 6 more to go. Two will be easy. One has some nasty ants in it. They always swam me. Going to get all ninja on them! Two have so many perennials in them I might have to wait. I need to thin some out. I have two hibiscus to plant still. And one clematis.

    Earwigs are severely cut back. Switched to larger traps. Working well. Got an estimate on the floor joists for the cabin. It is going to be a nice retreat.

    Shells
  • KAR1959
    KAR1959 Posts: 4,262 Member
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    Highest weight: 248
    Ultimate Goal Weight: 148
    July 31 goal weight: 168.8

    June 30 ending: 173.8
    July 6: 172.6
    July 13: 173.4 ☹️
    July 20:
    July 27:
    July 31:

    Way too much snacking and not enough time for myself. Time to try something different.

    Kathy


  • kjs1228
    kjs1228 Posts: 1,471 Member
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    Went for an hour walk this morning!

    On vacation for the next week. Stay-cation...but hope to get to NYC for an overnight!

    Karen
  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,404 Member
    edited July 2022
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    No walking for me today. The air quality index in the UNHEALTHY zone !! Too much smoke from all the fires. We had the house open this morning for a little bit and the smoke gave me a headache and Pat got all clogged up! Closed everything up, but I can still smell it. We usually have out bedroom windows open at night but kept them closed...ugh!! :s
    Paula, how are you doing??
    Okay, must go buy birthday gifts for Sara and Ronan. Amazon here I come...again!! :D
    Chris
  • KAR1959
    KAR1959 Posts: 4,262 Member
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    Strength training - 30 minutes and Treadmill - 30 minutes. We’re getting a lot of thunder storms here in Georgia. It’s good to have gym memberships.

    Kathy
  • zumbaforever
    zumbaforever Posts: 6,888 Member
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    Kathy so right to change it up. Good luck

    Chris sorry to hear. I know how much you like your walks.

    Karen have un.

    I tried to weed a large bed today. It became hot to quickly. I did get lots done though. Trying to thin some irises. And toss out some lilies. Making room for a very large growing hibiscus. Plan on putting a plastic bottle with a hole drilled in it to conserved water. Been doing it with some others and its helping. I like to weed while listening to a book.

    Shelley
  • kjs1228
    kjs1228 Posts: 1,471 Member
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    We had a reasonable day off yesterday although I worked for a few hours in the morning :) trying to hire a person for a key role that I have and you just have to move so quickly. I really liked the guy so fingers crossed that he gets through the interview process OK.

    We had a good day spending time with Bella. We went to her job and gave the rest of the paperwork that she needed to start on Tuesday which is great. Then we went out to lunch, came home and watched ice road truckers for a little bit and then watched the new Ghostbusters movie which we all liked.. Now that she's feeling better she's starting to spend more time with us.

    BELLA UPDATE: So we did get the psych eval back confirming that she has pretty severe ADHD, anxiety and depression. She's also highly gifted which we knew which comes with its own series of challenges. She is not autistic (she wanted that label). It was actually a very good process to go through because now she understands more about some of her challenges and where she needs to work.

    One thing we are concerned about is the possibility that she may have or be developing "borderline personality disorder" which essentially means she's got some pretty steong patterns that could make things like connecting with people and managing a job difficult. The good news is she is 16 (she's a few years younger developmentally), and we have the possibility still of correcting pr lessening these with therapy. There is a particular type of therapy called DBT that targets these issues. And by some luck, the therapist that we are working with specializes in this :) with a blessing.

    It will be a long road, but the Past 6 months have been both some of the worst times, and some of the best times watching Bella progress. I think I've aged years....

    Now we have to figure out what the school year is gonna look like. I don't think we'll be able to do a full school day. It's possible it may take her a little longer to finish high school, and that's OK also. We're meeting today with the specialist who will help us start to figure this out.

    That's the 411 ;)
  • kjs1228
    kjs1228 Posts: 1,471 Member
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    A little bit about me relative to all of this. This has probably been the hardest 6 months of my life. When your child wants to kill themself, everything stops. Luckily we have good jobs and can afford private care for them. It's cost an absolute fortune, but there's nothing more important to spend money on. Work has also been a train wreck since we are being sold again.

    I need to do some personal healing. I have felt a lack of energy, have been eating a little crappy here and there, and need to focus on me more now that she is out of the woods. I'm up probably 5 pounds which annoys the hell out of me...so I want that off!

    I've discovered yoga during all of this which I love! I'm going to sunrise yoga in a bit here since I'm off.

    My goal is to get 10K steps a day while I am off to jump start. Now just need to balance that with the eating.

    Thanks for listening gals abs supporting me....it means somuch.

    Karen
  • kjs1228
    kjs1228 Posts: 1,471 Member
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    I actually picked up weights yesterday! My arms are quite weak...I have no excuse....I have everything I need in the basement, so.i can't complain about the heat!

    Did a yoga class, walked 15 mins on the treadmill and did 15 min of weight lifting.

    Karen
  • kjs1228
    kjs1228 Posts: 1,471 Member
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    Finally in bloom....been so hot my flowers have been weary.
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  • cpanus
    cpanus Posts: 19,404 Member
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    Karen, sending you a ton of love and hugs. And I love your flowers! So pretty!
    I did get 5.52 miles done this morning in 108 mins before it got into the 100s...supposed to hit 103. Tomorrow is questionable. We are getting our windows and screens cleaned at 9:00 a.m. Not sure how long that's going to take, but once they are done, I might be able to get out there for some walking. We'll just have to wait and see.
    Chris