Layering onto program

I have been following a  podcast by a woman who has lost and kept off 100 pounds.  It makes a lot of sense to me.  As I have said in previous posts.  One step at a time, not doing anything major, but thinking about what you are doing, and layering on where you can.  I started with making sure I get enough water.  Then adjusting my breakfasts.

This week, I added the stairs vs the elevator getting from the parking lot to work.

I am also working on emotional weight.  I had something that was weighing on my mind, that I had control over, so I took care of it this morning.  I felt the relief as I handed it over.  It needed to be mailed, so I handed it to my friend and texted her the address.  I forgot the zip code.  Great.  She is such a great friend that she looked up the zip code for me!  I thanked her so much.  Sometimes the things that you think are huge are small things for others, and vice versa.

I have a small notebook for a todo list.  Making the list on my phone wasn’t working for me.  I needed something more tangible.  The notebook works.  I am switching to a calendar soon.  I can journal and make lists there.  I use google calendar for my events, but the todo stuff works on paper.

Slowly but surely, I’ll get there.



I have noticed that since I do most of my writing on the computer or on my phone, my handwriting has gotten worse.  I started keeping a food journal for the new podcast I have been listening to.  I can’t read the darn thing.

I have also started a daily todo list, so I can get things done.  Again, I can’t read half the stuff I write.

My handwriting has never been good, but without practice, it seems to be getting worse.  Maybe it’s because I am not writing anything that is important to keep legible?

The last weekend away

After work on Friday, I drove back up to the condo for the last weekend away.  I crashed dinner with my mom and her cousins and a friend.  I ordered something I normally don’t, lamb shank, and ate half, and brought the other half back for lunch the next day.

On Saturday morning, I spent time by the pool.  See how crowded it was?

I spent time listening to a family yell at a girl who was about 8 years old.  They were trying to teach her to dive.  The kid was the only one with a valid point.  “It’s too shallow.  Diving isn’t allowed here.”  The adults had the argument, “We’ve done the Iron Man.  We know what we’re doing.”  Well, 1) just because you’ve done it, doesn’t mean you can coach it and 2) I don’t recall a diving portion of the Iron Man.

What the shower would look like if I had none of my products in it.

The preseason football games were on Saturday evening, so my mom and her cousin and I did a puzzle while the cousin’s husband watched the game.  It took us longer than we thought, so we had to work on it the next morning.

I couldn’t leave before I finished the puzzle.

I packed up the car and went home.  I stopped at the grocery store to do meal prepping for breakfasts and lunches for the week.  I also made dinner and cleaned up a bit.

I went to bed exhausted, with a long todo list for the week.  I started it the moment I opened my eyes Monday morning.

It’ll be another year before I go back.  It was a nice relaxing time, even though I didn’t get as much reading done as I thought I would.

My brother, my brother, and me

Months ago, my daughter got tickets for us to attend a live podcast. It happened to be during spring break, so it was perfect.

I don’t actually follow this particular podcast, but the McElroy brothers do several podcasts that I do follow. I love Sawbones and Shmanners. I occasionally listen to Adventure Zone. Adventure Zone was recorded last night, and until last week, that’s what I thought we had tickets to see.

We arrived early and I was working on reading my ARC. My daughter looked at me, wearing my glasses and was confused. I don’t wear my reading glasses often. I showed her what I was reading, and she squinted at it, since the print was so tiny. I explained that because it was a PDF that I couldn’t adjust the font size easily. She spent time trying to show me how to do it. She realized that it wasn’t easy, like I said, and went back to what she was doing.

People watching was great. There were several people dressed as characters from other podcasts. Cosplay. When the show was about to start, Paul the sound guy/assistant got the loudest round of applause.

The announcement was made to take off any cosplay hats and to turn the sound off on our phones. Then to not record, but photos were ok. Then they announced that they were going to record Sawbones and Shmanners, too! I was thrilled.

Sawbones about wine.

Shmanners about Mr Rogers.

Clint McElroy introducing the brothers

The brothers about to take questions.

My photos didn’t come out well, but I was so excited. I laughed so hard. It was so much fun! I am curious to hear the edited version when it’s published.

It was a fun night and I hope they come back again soon. They were headed to Salt Lake City for today’s show.