Time for a new bird

This picture was taken back in 07, the first year I stayed in Deming NM. This is a Curve-Billed Thrasher and they just love the yucca seeds. This was my first year out RVing and everything out west was so new to me. Little did I know about things back then, here is a link, about  Deming, NM , the post was back in Oct of 07. I had been full timing a whole 2 months 🙂   This is the best part of having a blog, I can look back and see what was going on at a given time. I remember I was really loving my birding then because about every bird I seen was new to me.

Well, I can see all the times except those times I went for long periods of times without posting, but for about the last 3 years or so I have posted near everyday, so now I can always see what was happening on a given day and I like that ideal.

I will not be exercising today, I will let the knees rest after the hard ride yesterday and ride again tomorrow. I did get out and do my hamstring stretching this morning and I may take a little walk this afternoon but it will be a very short one.

The weather is almost hot today! Wow, it feels nice. I may have to pull the blinds to keep the sun out on the south side of the RV and open some windows and air vents to cool down the RV. I am betting March will be a hot month here in Wellton. All that makes it time to start thinking about a cool spot for the summer. Somewhere above 8000 feet in NM maybe?

I am frying me some chicken, a big chicken breast. I eat a lot of chicken.

Caffeine/sweetener/ soda pop; I am soda pop free for about three weeks now and caffeine/tea/sweetener free for one week today. I do miss all my drinks but most days are not to bad.

Weight; still lock in at about 190 pounds 😦   I have not given up yet but it is getting very trying!

Have a nice day folks.

Light on the exercise today

I took a short ride on the bike today, around  7.5 miles, and I did it at a very slow pace. No stretching just yet either, maybe later. I did do a few things around the RV. I cleaned the solar panels, filled the fresh water tank, empty the gray tanks, checked and added water to my batteries, and lastly I ordered my mail to be sent general delivery to Wellton. That has been about it for the day, a slow one for me. It is around 3pm and I am just now getting on the computer to blog. I did turn it on earlier today but decided that I needed to do some of the chores, so I got right back off the thing and did my duties 😯

I am finishing off my one and only glass of tea for today, and today I took a little smaller glass. I am staying with the plan on this no Caffeine/sweetener thing, and Monday will be my first day in years with no caffeine in my day, wow. I am sure that I will miss my old friend caffeine for a while, LOL. Well, at least till my body and mind gets use to the ideal. I am thinking at this point, that my mental addiction will fight me harder than the physical addiction seeing as I am down to one glass a day and still look so forward to having that one glass of tea, so much. No matter, I am set in my mind, and it will be. If I put it in my blog, it has got to be so!!!!!! LOL.

Man, I am drinking a lot of water now, with it being my main drink. I think some days I am drinking 2 gallons a day …………… so all that drinking and emptying takes up a lot of my day! LOL. Well at least water is a thing you can’t over do ……. at least I don’t think you can?!?!?

The temperature today is fine, but it is a bit overcast, with the sun popping in and out from behind the clouds. I am hoping that we will get by on only one cold spell this year. That would be nice, but I bet Feb will have a cold spot or two. Hey, we could get lucky.

Cooking, I spend a lot of time cooking on this Atkins diet. I cook 4 to 5 times a day, seeing as all my meals have meats. Cooking causes a lot of dishes, dishes cause a lot of dish-washing, using up a lot of my water. I guess dishes are my number one use of water.

I went out and did my stretching so I am fit for today.

The evening is here so I think I will go out and enjoy the last of the day.


No Soda!

Yes I have been soda free since Monday, day four. Tomorrow will be tough on my soda loving soul because I will be out away from my RV and home-made tea and when I am out running the roads is when I drink the most soda, but I will resist. All going well tomorrow …… I will start the cut back on tea this weekend. Maybe artificial sweetener/caffeine free by the end of Jan …………. ?? Maybe. Well when I say artificial sweetener free I mean as far as drinks go, I will still have small amounts in food, such as my sugar-free Jello. I can’t think of many foods that I eat that has the sweeteners and that is a good thing. I will be caffeine free for sure because tea and soda are my only caffeine kicks. I still have a coke in the refrigerator, 20 oz, hmmmm I will have to find a good home for that 😉   ……….. I will take it to my friend Mickey.

Exercise today, not sure just yet what that will be, but it will be soon. Seeing as I will not exercise tomorrow while out running the roads, I may just take an ease 2 mile walk, and my knees will still have a pretty good rest. Monday I will try a bike ride (weather permitting) and see how that feels on the knees. I guess those 20 mile rides I was taking in Casa Grande where just a little too much. I do over do it sometimes and get my knees hurting a little too much. Of course I will do some kind of exercise Sat and Sunday too. Hopefully I can keep up the upper body workout I have added because I have long been putting off integrating that into my workout week. Maybe 2 to 3 days a week for upper body and then ride the bike or walk 3+ miles four days a week. Ride three, walk one? We’ll see. I need a coach ………… I got friend named Barry, maybe he’ll be my coach?  🙂

I am hoping  that by dropping the artificial sweetener out of my diet I will be able to lose the last 10 lbs of weight I am fighting with. I am down 90 lbs so I am not going to quit now! That last 10 lbs is coming off one way or the other! Well, while on this line of thinking I best get off my can and do a little moving, back later.

I am back; Walked 2 miles and did my stretching and I will call it good for today.