Friday, August 2, 2013

Target that Weight Loss!

Sometimes I wonder if I'd remember to eat if I lived alone.  I mean seriously, I have a responsibility to my daughter to ensure she has nutritious meals everyday.  But what happens when my house turns into that empty nest?  Honestly, if it weren't for her asking what's for dinner, I'd probably forget to eat.  Not always, but there are some days.  Has that happened to you before?  You just get so busy that there are no hunger pains and even if there were you probably ignore it?  Anyway, that was random.

Work was busy again today, so not much walking.  Hardly any.  At all.  I won't even hit 5K steps before bed.  No exercise to speak of either.  I'd like to say I didn't have time, but really, I just didn't feel like it - well, that and no time.  On the way home from work, I filled a prescription for my dog Coal - he's got a infection in his ears and we ran out of his meds this morning.

Got home from work, checked out for flights home for my son to visit in a few weeks and then jumped right into looking up info on my broken dishwasher.  Using, I found out which part(s) might be bad and started taking apart the dishwasher.  (It's not dissolving soap all the way, not heating up the water enough, and certainly not cleaning the dishes - for all you appliance savvy people out there.)  Turned off the circuit breaker, grabbed some tools and down on the floor I crawled.  This was NOT good for the knee.  I tried using a pillow to cushion the floor a bit - that helped some.  I located the first part to check - the float switch - it was good.  I also know the pump works.  Next, I checked the water inlet valve with a meter - it was good, but it could be bad mechanically.  Since it's a good possibility the valve got clogged, I went ahead and researched prices for a replacement valve. gave me a link to where I could purchase the part for $43 plus an additional $8 for shipping.  Not bad I guess, but I'm pretty thrifty and decided to search a bit more.  Then I found the exact same part on for $36 w/FREE 2-day shipping.  So, hmmmm, cheaper, faster, and returnable - DONE!

Oh and at some point in all this I hear, "Hey Mom! What's for dinner?"

Annnnyway, all this to say how much I didn't feel like jumping on the treadmill afterwards.

Yep, that's my life.  Is there any wonder why I'm tempted to eat out?  But we didn't (YAY!).  Just had Refried Black Beans, Tortillas, 2% cheddar, avocado & salsa.  We were supposed to have this meal Monday, but I made slow cooker beans instead of canned, so we swapped some stuff around.  It's all good as long as no food goes bad. =p

So..... weigh-in tomorrow.  Yeah, I wonder.  I peeked this morning, just to see.  It wasn't bad, but not great either.  The scale is evil.  I like Charlene... target that weight loss!!


  1. Hi Kris! Glad to have stumbled upon your blog! I was wondering if you feature guest postings. Thanks and have a great day!

  2. Hi Hannah! Thanks for stopping by. I haven't featured any guest posts yet - maybe someday. For now my blog is just an outlet for me on this crazy fitness journey. Thanks again!


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