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  • Leida!!!

    Were your ears burning today?

    Well, I wasn't talking about you, but I was THINKING HARD about you.

    My son and I played hookie today from school (my eldest is at science camp) and
    we went to my mother's house in Monterey (think coastal, ocean.. where John
    Steinbeck lived). We went down to Cannery Row to go in all the little shops so Camden
    could find some magic stuff (he's 8, loves spy stuff and magic stuff) and after the magic
    shop, we tooled around some more when all of a sudden this little tiny Russian shop
    caught my eye because of the NESTING DOLLS that were all displayed in the window.

    Good God, I made a bee-line over there like a crazy robot because I hadn't seen those
    since I was a little girl at my grandmother's house. I think I even left my mother and
    son in the dust and they were like "um, where'd she go?"

    I wasn't going to buy a set, but then, man I just HAD to... so I did.

    Totally cute, real hand made of course and a whopping 28 dollars! The bigger ones were 30, but
    the pattern, er, dunno what you'd call it, but anyway, the face on the medium one was the one I
    wanted, so I got it.

    My son looked at me like I was koo-koo for cocoa puffs "mommy, are you buying yourself
    a toy?" Why yes I have, even at the ripe old age of 44.5.

    I'm so excited about them it's downright silly.

    Fun trivia - my grandmother actually GOT hers from Russia - she used to go there
    quite frequently but would never say WHY. The kicker being, all her visits were during
    the Cold War. Stamped in her passport and everything.

    She would NEVER talk about why she was there, so the sorta kinda "joke" was that
    she was a spy.... Joke is in parenthesis because it's not funny, but odd.

    Even when she was 96 years old and riddled with Alzeimers.... didn't know who ANYONE
    was or pretty much anything, but when my father asked her about her trips to Russia,
    she replied, incredibly stone faced and angry (and she was never angry), "I will NEVER
    speak of it." And then she'd go back to non-lucidity.

    Isn't that just WILD?

    None of us have even a SMIDGE of a clue as to why she went there a lot, especially then....

    Also, she didn't even have my father until she was 42, and when she started going to Russia
    it was in 1947 -on - so my father would have been 6? Who leaves a 6 year old? Well, he had his
    dad, but yanno....

    All righty, well, I thought you might find that interesting, being the only Russian person I really
    "know".

    Hope you're doing well!

    Julie

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    • Wow, that was worth coming back to my journal just to read your post! Those nesting dolls do travel around the world nowadays... we have hoards after our trip & some more interesting new crafts as well, like birch tree bark salt container (cute). I am glad you enjoyed it and it is a strange thing about your grandma.

      Anyway, I want to try to journal again... ha-ha, that's gonna last!

      I have a huge energy boost in the past 2 days, and OMG, did I have a blast boxing yesterday (right before buying the dairy, lol!) So, the early summer afternoons in our rec centre are perfect for boxing: the high school crowd is all in the weight room, and there is a lot of strong male staff happy (well, hopefully!) to lift & hook the bag up. Tried my shin pads and wraps for the first time. All fits great, and hurray, no sores on the knuckles.

      So far I am eager to try a 6:30 pm hapkido class tonight to see if it is feasible for me to manage evening cardio. It looks like aikido class is going ahead, so I will have to deal with 2 night classes no matter what in August.

      LB on Friday, UB - on Sunday
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      When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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      • Actually not bad, I had a couple hours at home after work before the class. Even with OD'ing on food a little (hungry bear yesterday) the stomach felt lighter after the warm up, and then I was charged up by the cardio-force till almost the end of the class.

        I was very stiff & tired this morning, so I will do the LB after work. Hopefully because of the long weekend the gym won't be too too busy! Have to add 1 set of heavy DLs to this session.

        BTW, noticed peroneus (I think) muscle stick out this morning when i was lacing my shoes. Not sure if it is growing a little or pumped or I just have never paid attention before.
        Last edited by Leida; 08-02-2013, 06:34 AM.
        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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        • Week 2: 4 lifting sessions, 1 boxing, 1 elliptical hiit, 1 outdoor run+ swim (30 +15 min) and a hap-ki-do class.

          On Sat morning body comp was unchanged, but on Sunday the weight jumped 2 lbs, mostly fat (only 0.5 lbs muscular mass). Down with nuts this week & try to do more fermented dairy - straight milk is no good. Got kefir grains for milk kefir and just about have enough kefir to start making quark now (or drink kefir). Water kefit is just awesome! Gelatin doesn't seem to do anything for me, still mainly depend on glucomannan for hunger suppression.
          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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          • Good leg session yesterday, but decided to try a fasting day and recovery today. Maybe go for a run at lunch. Kindda dread afternoon today, as I have laser HR appt, and then have to drive to drop off the parking pass that will put me in the middle of the rush hour traffic I hoped people are still away after the long weekend, but the morning was so crowded. Freaking out!
            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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            • Just walked yesterday. I am hoping to put in the UB before the aikido class today. Fasting so far, as morning weigh in was > 135 lbs still. Kindda undecided if I will eat before coming home ~ 4 pm or not.
              My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
              When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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              • UB before aikido worked, however, was very tired yesterday + hurt something in the upper back on one of the rolls. So, just spent a quiet day off, walked, picked raspberries a little and just rested. Unfortunately, ate before I realized that there won't be the gym, so weight bounced back to 137. Fasting today. I really dislike the tendency to go over 135, gods, please don't let it mean that I am gaining again.

                Overall, the class was nice, now I am having a hard time deciding which class to pick for the fall. Hap ki do is sexy, but aikido is friendlier and I will probably learn a lot more at a slower pace.

                Period still not starting, so hopefully I can make the LHR appt tonight. In case it kicks in at the last moment have everything for the lifting with me. Hap ki do is cancelled this Sunday, so I am going to lift (and HIT) both Saturday and Sunday, then do 3 lifting sessions and 4 MA classes next week (1 make-up hkd)
                My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                • Decided that schedule-wise hap ki do is better. Just don't like an idea of 2 weeknight classes from 7 to 8:30 pm. And couldn't keep myself from going for a jog/run at lunch. A bit outta cardio endurance, but 30-35 min was no problem, except at some point felt pressure in the knees. Not certain what's the cause.

                  Easy fast today so far, but getting close to 1 pm, so the dreadful 2 pm is just around the corner, uh-huh.
                  My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                  When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                  • Okay, Week 3:

                    Very tired by Sunday morning, had to take Jack 3D to manage the lifting session (went well), decided to skip cardio after
                    Summary: 4 lifting sessions, 2 elliptical HITs, 1 outdoors 30 min run and 1 aikido class

                    Gained 1 lbs of weight, the scale says not muscle, unfortunately. WTF? Took measurements Saturday morning, depressing. Basically, added .5 inch at the waist and 2 inches on the thigh (!), while no changes to the bicep or neck. I am growing far too fat for comfort.

                    Waist 27.5"
                    Hips 37"
                    Thighs 38"
                    L Bicep 12"
                    Neck 14.5"
                    My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                    When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                    • Argh, hurt my lower back yesterday during aikido, dunno how, so no lifting today. No cardio even, just walking (hoping to put in 2+ hrs) to walk the back out. Starting to give a serious thought to starting Fast M Diet tomorrow.

                      Wed, Th - cardio days
                      Fri, Sat - lifting days
                      Sun, Mon, Tue - Low impact, pool, steam room days - and hapkido...
                      My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                      When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                      • I am ITCHING to get back to the gym and lift, but back is still healing from that odd roll in aikido. Doing another aikido tonight fingers crossed doesn't worsen. Half a mind not to make up hap ki do class on Thursday and lift instead. But if I stick to hap ki do I can lift Fri-Sat and just have the half lifting load this week. And probably will do better for the back. Unless i tweak it again in aikido. Meeen, i gotta learn how to roll properly!
                        My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                        When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                        • Yay, I made it through aikido class without hurting any part of my back! I guess my rolling has improved. Weight down to 135 lbs this morning back again, so yeah, thanks goodness. Considering adopting a very different schedule next week with only two lifting events and the FAST diet like eating.
                          My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                          When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                          • I had a very low intensity week this week: 3 MA classes and 2 lifting sessions, with some walking, of course. Still in 135 range, though I did not weigh myself this morning and had one huge weight spike to almost 138 lbs. I really wish weight would start going down. I will be trying macros changes this week as per Fast Metabolism diet (only with quark, bananas and waaaay less grains).

                            I still do not know what to do about my classes. Very tempted to maintain current schedule of 3x a week (1 aikido and 1 hapkido) for Sept/Oct. But worried I can't do it/too hard/stressful/busy?
                            My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                            When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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                            • Hey Leida, just popping in to say hello How do you find the journalling - does it help you? I've abandoned mine lately, but I've found it amazing in so many ways.

                              Have no idea about martial arts so can't help you with that. Since my energy picked up I just exercise how and when I want... I want to do different things every day. It seems to be working well

                              Hugs to you!
                              "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                              In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                              - Ray Peat

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                              • Heya, thank you for dropping by

                                I dunno, sometimes writting down all the random things that go through my head help & I don't spam forum so much, lol! It's a public service.
                                My Journal: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread57916.html
                                When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

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