Sunday, June 30, 2013

A long absence

It's been far too long so let me share with you what's been happening. We now have 2 cats and still have Alfred. Alfred is still the iguana majesty of the house. He has finally realized that cat food tastes good and tries to sneak some in every time he goes to the bathroom. We've been trying to keep an eye on that and stop him, which generally makes him very upset.

I just did a partial remodel of the bathroom. It needs a few finishing touches and I will share it with you guys!

So the big reason for posting today is to tell you that it's day 29 of DDP Yoga! I am working tomorrow night so I can't do an actual day 30 update. I am really enjoying the workouts, and also enjoying discovering food again. I have almost caved and bought pizza a time or two but Jonathan has started the program with me and helps keep me in line. I've lost 7 pounds this month and can really tell a difference in the way I move. Each week I have a different set of tight spots but some stretching usually helps me wake up and get moving. We still have a few unapproved foods but only thing we eat on a regular basis that is not approved is honey. I use it when fixing something with vinegar to cut the taste a little. Almond milk, goat's milk yogurt and cheeses, and nutritional yeast flakes have been a lifesaver. Without them I wouldn't of been able to transition so well. We're also using corn tortillas to make pinwheels and wraps. I still need more practice on keeping them from crumbling, even after warming. I also need to work on figuring out easy or convenience foods.

Zorro one day decided to help with my workout and jumped on my leg while I was trying to hold it up. I almost fell over. Right now sometimes I can manage to do a pushup from my knees, but not consistently yet. I remember when I used to be able to do them better. Most days I feel very weak and know I have poor muscle tone. I can do planks now without lowering to my knee, and can maintain a lung for a little while. So minor improvements, I hope they will continue.

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