Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Day 2

I just finished the work out again. Day 2! Today was harder because I'm a bit sore from yesterday, but there were a few parts that were a (little) bit easier. My left upper arm is especially sore for some reason. I haven't figured that out yet.

Blackberry season seems to be over, so picking our own is out. Boo! I'm so disappointed about that. I talked to Doris and she suggested that we go to the Farmer's Market and see what we could get there. We went by this morning after a fiasco with my car keys, and found large baskets of both blue and black berries for $4 each. We bought 8 baskets! That should be enough for all three of us to end up with a good quantity of jam and pie filling etc. I need to get off of the computer and weigh them so that we will know how many jars etc we need. Hopefully I'll post pictures of the canning tomorrow. I haven't decided if I'm going to pull my camera out and look like a fool in front of my neighbor.

Monday, June 29, 2009

A Beautiful New Day

I started today very sluggish. In fact, recently I've been very tired with no real explanation. General aches and pains. Today I was talking to my sister who's birthday is on the 10th of July. She said that she plans to lose ten pounds between now and then. That is twelve days from now. I can do that - I think. Jared and I are going to try to be there for her birthday (he has a work trip and we'll tack a vacation on to the end). I weighed myself this afternoon, and I'm 8lbs over a round number. No, I won't tell which one, but lets call it round because that is how I feel! I can reach that number by the tenth I think. Eight pounds in twelve days. That's 0.6 pounds a day.

I started by doing "Jillian Michaels - 30 Day Shred." I made it through! I can't say much else for my performance, but I did it. I think I will try to stick with this for the 30 days. I was checking it out online and found a woman who is posting video of herself every week for 12 weeks and she is doing that program. She is on week 8 and looking great! I don't know if I can do this every day for 8 or 12 weeks, but I have to start somewhere! I've been feeling terrible recently, so I have to do something!

On another note, we are going Blackberry picking tonight. I'm really excited about this, although I don't know if my arms will work! I'm already a little sore. I reached way out of my comfort zone and sent an email to a girl that I'm on a volunteer board with and I recently discovered that she lives in the house diagonally behind me. I told her that I was going blackberry picking this week and would can a bit later in the week and asked if she would be interested in going too. Sure enough she said she'd love to go and loves blackberries. She has never canned before and I've only done it once, so my mother-in-law will go picking with us and help us with the canning. I'm so excited. In fact, I leave in a half and hour, and I need to get ready!

UPDATE** I called the berry place just before we left, and...They were closed for the season. I'm so bummed. I thought of this idea before the season even started, and I tried to get it in early enough. Most places said they usually close Aug 15. Rats!