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You win some, you lose some. I thought I was going to spend today freezing peaches but they aren’t ready yet.

I got up and measured first thing and I’ve recycled 2″ in the past week. It was a half inch each in my upper abs, waist (!), lower abs and thighs. My hips and upper arms stayed the same and that’s okay. I don’t really want to recycle any more in my hips. I think 34″ is small enough. Since June 25, 2005, I’m smaller by 36″ overall. That’s a full yard! I’ve amazed myself…

My weight has gone up a pound in the past two weeks from 124 to 125. It could be that it is fat turning into muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat and I’m down inch-wise. I don’t know and I don’t want to try to decide tonight.

Breakfast was OJ–I’ve missed that! and four peaches and a mango. I went outside and lay in the sun for 1/2 hour.

My daughter and I had a good visit for well over an hour. The squirrels are getting into their tomatoes. She said that their cat will chase them off but they come right back. I suggested that they could scatter moth balls around and maybe the smell would repel them but I’m not sure that anything will keep squirrels away. They had some more low power situations in the past week, though they never completely lost it. There were times that they couldn’t have their computers on and they ate their meals in the bedroom because they could only run one small air conditioner. At that, they were lucky because some people didn’t have power at all. Most of the stores in their neighborhood had to close for the duration and lost all of their perishables.

My lunch was a smoothie of bananas, a peach, blueberries, and spinach. I was supposed to have either kale or celery in it but the celery is organic and so strong that I prefer to just eat it. It can ruin a perfectly good smoothie.

I went outside again for 45 minutes. Part of the time, clouds were covering the sun and it was very pleasant.

When I came in and checked WeatherBug, here’s what it showed:

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Fortunately, that was in the valley and up here on the mountain, it was about 10 degrees or more cooler. One of my sisters suggested once that I should move to the other valley where I work and I said thanks but no thanks. I am a mountain gal. It got up to 100 there today, too. It’s hotter in the summer, just as cold in the winter, and it floods when it rains. It would have to rain an awful lot to flood where I live. I’ll take the mountain any time. She pointed out that I wouldn’t have to drive on icy mountain roads in the winter but it’s rare I have to do that. What with global warming, the winters are much milder than they used to be.

Supper was a huge plate of mango and tomato with romaine. It was so full that it was threatening to fall off. I was stuffed when I got through. And now I am fasting until 6:30 tomorrow afternoon. That was such an unknown when I did it before but I came through it fine. As a matter of fact, that was when I was having a bout with sinusitis and I believe that all the water and resting my stomach probably got me over it more quickly.

I’ve made it one of my goals for this next week of BES to get to bed by 10:30 every night. That’s a half hour later than when I was doing the 21 Day Challenge so it should be doable.

I think I missed the team call this morning. Hopefully, there will be a recording I can listen to. I’ve e-mailed my coach but I haven’t heard back yet.

Good night, folks and sweet dreams!

2 Responses to 115431202030999004

  1. Cindy July 31, 2006 at 8:34 am #

    Tell your daughter to leave some dried corn (for birds) out for the squirrels. My dad feeds the wild birds out at his place, and the squirrels come up and eat all the corn out of it!

    I’d LOVE to live on a mountain too, but here in Oklahoma, we only have a few hills. We call the big ones mountains (LOL), but we really don’t have any mountains here….not nearby anyway. I think there may be some in SE OK.

  2. Tommie July 31, 2006 at 12:29 pm #

    Do you think they’d leave the tomatoes alone if she did that?

    I lived in Nebraska for six years and the terrain is pretty flat unless you go up in the sand hills. We were four hours from the Rockies, though, and we’d go there to camp out. It was wonderful!

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