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Roberta
Nov 27, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
Kitties that is, although my weight loss maintenence feels the same way. I'm healthy, I'm at the top end of my ideal weight range, everyone I see says I look fantastic, but I know I can be better. We can always be better at something. I'll never give up. Sometimes, when I keep taking a step forward, then back, then forward, then back, it seems like... wow, just give up. But no, If I had given up any time these last few years it would have been so much worse with backsliding. Never give up! We lost Briquette a while back, the same week we lost Jenia. A few weeks later we got this older kitty, her name is Snippy. She has had a bad sinus infection but it's getting better. When we first got her the other kitties were afraid of her, she sounded like darth vader with her congested breathing. Plus, she has lived in a cattery with so many other cats that she is agressive with food. Everything seems to be settling down now with her and the other kitties in the house. She and SweetiePea are buddies and often sleep together on this couch/bed. She came over to investigate my things I'm putting on the bed to get ready to go out with Randy, then just laid down and fell asleep next to my things. I'll get on Randy's motorcycle for the first time today since all my surgeries. We'll deliver our supervisor his laptop which I fixed some software issues for him. Then we'll go to the Sheriff's dept for a workout. I haven't been feeling like taking all my vitamins and supplements because it's winter, so I started heating up some almond milk, just a little, like babies milk temperature, and blending in a little Phormula-1 vanilla milkshake, and it helps me get it down. I know I need everything, each thing I take I think about what it is and why my body needs it and what it does. It's the reason my cholesterol is lower now, and that my vitamin-D, B, omegea-3, and so many things are in the correct range now in my blood tests. It's all so important for our bones, inflammation, heart, etc. I love having lab reports that prove it, it makes me think about it, because it sure isn't fun to have to do that chore every day. Just like it's mostly not fun to meal prep, or think about meals and not going over in calories, and getting enough protein, and drinking enough water. It's a chore to wrap up Snippy and shove a pill down her throat and squeeze liquid up her nose, and clean up the snotty mess. Sanding the delicate trim on the new replaced window sills is a chore. Everything is a chore.... and a blessing. Count your blessings today. Snippy is a happy kitty, saved from her life with too many cats all fighting for the food dish and attention. In her own cat way I'm sure she is enjoying the peaceful life she has now.
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Roberta
Nov 21, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
It seems like I haven't gone swimming in awhile. Tomorrow I need to pack soup for Randy and I, so I cooked chicken in the crock pot. When I came home the chicken was done, so I cooked a bag of pasta and made this for dinner: And used some of the pasta sauce sauce from the jar I opened last night. A bit more calories, but I could have cut the pasta down to 1/2 cup, which is what I normally have. I had my pint of ice cream and my calorie total is still a deficit. The ice cream helps keep the protein high, and the pasta meal was high too due to adding chicken. I'm so full right now, a little too much! But I was so hungry after swimming, and it's winter! Cold and dark early. The days are too short!!! So for soup I'll keep the chicken and pasta separate in the fridge. Tomorrow I'll heat up broth, chicken, veggies and pasta with some spices. I'll make a thermos for Randy with extra pasta. Mine will have 3 oz chicken, 1/4 cup pasta, and 1 cup vegetables. I can make custom meals a few days with those ingredients.
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Roberta
Nov 20, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
But stop to enjoy the view 😉 And get home before the big kitties wake up! It's pretty in winter with light and long shadows ✨️ Even though it's 🥶 cold. I didn't want to go! I knew I would regret it if I didn't go. So I went. Here is my dinner 🍽 Chopped and cooked hot Italian turkey sausage, added 6 egg whites to scramble, topped with .3 cup pasta sauce and 3 tablespoons parmesian cheese melted on top. There's the macros 👊🏻👊🏻
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Roberta
Nov 19, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
I had several medical screenings today, I gained 1.25 inches due to new hips, straightened back, and new disc. I think this was my height when I was a young woman. And not the best nutrition total, but it was a crazy day. I'm still happy I get to do things, in spite of a few troubles. Be blessed 🙌 😇 🙏
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Roberta
Nov 18, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
And our monthly team meeting with Randy. Something is up, they want the team there early. I think the brass is showing up to talk about something. Brass means those higher up in the command chain with a lot more Brass on their uniform. I'm feeling really good. I've missed a couple meetings this year due to surgery recoveries, but I got qualification done in between. I'm in good standing even if I could not work. Tonight I'm so happy. I can carry my own gear and I can walk without pain. All is not perfect, I still need more healing and have little aches and pains, mainly my left hip with the healed cracked femur and my back incisions are still healing inside. All in all, I'm living my life again and my days are full of work. I'm in balance and rest when I need to and I'm usually sleeping well. I woke up at 4:30 am and got up and had coffee, put dishes away and tidied up in the kitchen a bit and headed to the gym for a fasted workout. It felt wonderful. It's winter and freezing in the morning, not my favorite time of year, but I am so happy about all the things I get to do. Today at the gym one of the guys said "lunges suck!" A little while later I told him "You GET to do lunges! It's a blessing 🙌 🙏" He agreed. All workouts are a tremendous blessing 🙌 🙏 We GET to do them! I am stronger now that I've been lifting a few weeks, it makes it better for handling the hand guns, rifles, and shotgun 💪🏻 It really makes a big difference. I've qualified fine just a couple times after injuries over the years and not able to lift and it hurts to shoot! It is hard work and requires strength. Now, I get to go qualifiy at the Sheriff's range. What a blessing 🙌
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Roberta
Nov 16, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
Life is all about choices. I tried to workout and go for a run mid day, but there was too much to do. It was almost dark when I finally got out there, but I chatted with my neighbors about the mountain lions in the area, and I chose to go home instead. I need to go for my runs 🏃‍♀️ outside during mid day. The days are so short now. I did get a Venus workout in. And I made a delicious stir fry with hot italian turkey sausage and vegetables and everything but the bagel seasoning and half a tablespoon of seseme oil. There's the macros for the meal and total for today. On track. Let's keep fighting.
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Roberta
Nov 14, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
It was cold going down the hills I climbed, but so beautiful out. Since the sun came out it finally charged the little lights ✨️ Theyonly last a few hours after sundown but they always make me smile. Boy am I hungry after that bike ride. The fitness watch says I burned about 600 calories. I doubt that, but I might need a few extra calories tonight!!!!
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Roberta
Nov 13, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
Got another Venus workout done ✔️ 💪🏻 And a little cardio 💓 And pumpkin spice level-1 ice cream for dinner. And another deficit day. These are hard. I'm a small person and this is what it takes to move the scale ⚖️ down. Not fair! But it's the way it is. Still waiting for it. Doesn't want to budge.. I know the game. Onward!
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Roberta
Nov 12, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
Today I got to run 🏃‍♀️ It was beautiful. Except for the big white Husky that aggressively charged me. I remained calm, heart racing though, and squared off, inching sideways on the opposite side of the road. Every time I lurched forward yelling Hey! he stopped, but started to charge again. Finally the owner came out and got him. Good thing. I have three various tools for protection. Would I have deployed anything in time? Who knows. Fight would be on. Yesterday I got to swim 🏊‍♀️ It's been cold, but the pool is 80 degrees. I have my big thick terrycloth robe right there to put on as soon as I get out. I'm always ready because I think about what if I ran into the situation of this guy? It's happened here, in some of the places I hike, right here. This video wasn't in California, but this could happen anywhere mountain lions roam, which is most definitely here.
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Roberta
Nov 11, 2022
In Fran's Blog
Hi @Fran Aultman Here is your blog. I will add a picture and quote to it if you send it to me. If you click on "Categories" up at the top, then scroll down under "members blogs" I put yours right next to mine in the list of blogs. I look forward to seeing more of your journey. I will move your macro posts in here so they will be in one place. THANK YOU! For being you, for being amazing, and for sharing your journey to help others!!!!
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Roberta
Nov 09, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
I'm loving doing the Venus intermittent supersets at home, and my spin bike. The workout takes one hour, I paused my fitness watch during my breaks, making Randy dinner, etc, but it seems to include the total time now instead of the actual working time. It has been snowing all day, it still is coming down tonight. The video was taken earlier today, but now it's dark outside and totally white. .... and cold! 🥶 🧊 On track with food today, dropping my deficit a little because I haven't dropped any weight in weeks now. So frustrating. But I'll be patient, keep going, and do a little more to make sure it's really a deficit. See, we all have to troubleshoot and not say "I can't lose weight" and "I gain weight too easy" and all that. I hear hundreds of people say that, so I know there is nothing wrong with me. It's just like all those articles I posted on my blog yesterday. We all have the battle. It's hard. The struggle is real. It feels like something is wrong with us, but we are just human and there is a lot happening in our body to figure out, and calories are much more than we think they are.
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Roberta
Nov 07, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
There is a way: Belief that you can succeed  Everyone is doing the best they can: At this moment in their lives Failure is a learned tool; Failure is part of success I can do anything, but I can't do everything: whats most important, drop the rest Small improvements are enough: small changes are manageable  I don't need to be the best: I have to be own best It will all be over someday: enjoy life, take chances Good things often take time: Learn to love the process I already have everything I need to get started: just start 
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Roberta
Nov 05, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
And I could do a whole Venus workout now. Not as strong as I once was, but I will get there. Just body weight for Bulgarian split squats, but a 20 pound dumbbell with curtsy lunges. My left side is still healing from surgery so I couldn't go out as far with the ab roller and could barely do 10 reps, but it will get better in time if I keep up.
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Roberta
Nov 03, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
It's been raining 🌧 the last few days. I've been helping Randy work on our house 🏠 We got our first ❄️ snow last night 🌙 This is the season we need a little extra vitamin D ☀️ I think about all the nutrients and what they do for us. I listened to a podcast last night while working, it wasn't about nutrition, but they got off on a tanget about why people in specific areas are overweight, like college students in the US vs other countries and the weight gain in college. There seems to be a correlation with non nutrient dense food and how lack of vitamins help promote weight gain. I know if I want to promote bone and skin health, a strong immune system, keep inflammation down, keep a healthy weight, and many other things planning in supplements is as important as my macros. It's November already. ❄️ What a year it's been!
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Roberta
Nov 01, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
My new favorite flavors; Chocolate Banana and Red Velvet Cake. Using the Ninja Creami machine to whip up a frozen solid ice cream shake that consists of a scoop of any flavor of Level-1 protein, 1.25 cups almond milk or any other milk, and sweetener of your choice. It's been a life saver for me, keeping my calories capped and getting in my protein which are both the key to losing body fat and maintaining body fat. I have tried the other proteins and they simply are not as creamy as Level-1.
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Roberta
Oct 31, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
All the things!!! Happy Monday!
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Roberta
Oct 30, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
Nothing against a younger persons point of view, but in my opinion it's easy for a young coach to make this statement, or a person at their working prime going at the speed of 100 mph to succeed at things. I don't need to write down each task and how long it takes and squeeze out every moment of efficiency or book up my day with a million appointments and errands. I can only do so many errands or tasks each day, I do as much as I can without stress, and many days the events just happen and I'll deal with them and prioritize best as I can, doing what I can do, knowing that I need sleep, water, exercise, to eat healthy, etc. Balance. Deep breath. balance. With everything I've gone through with health the last few years, and my age, basically retired although I don't necessarily believe in "retirement". I like to work as hard as I can at many things, within balance. I find that no matter what stage of life we have a hard time finding balance anyway. I feel that life is short, because I'm older and it sometimes feels it went by so fast. It feels short because I am almost 62 and I KNOW there is only so much time left. I've lost many friends and family who are no longer alive. No, I'm not wasting time, I'm enjoying time. I know that life is short, so I'm appreciating every day as a gift. I still belive in discipline. I just feel I don't need to go at 100 miles per hour, like when I was working more and going to school. Now, I like to enjoy my coffee in peace instead of jumping into work with it. Some days are so full that I don't get to, but most day, yes - I will enjoy my cup of coffee in peace and it's not wasting time. What is your point of view? It's not that any view is right or wrong, it's just the stage I'm at right now in my life that I have my own point of view. I was speaking to someone about this the other day and he said "You've earned to not have to run life at 100mph right now" meaning I put in the work at my various jobs and put just enough aside that I don't need to build a big business or work full time at a company anymore.
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Roberta
Oct 30, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
And today's adventure, squeezed in amongst many responsibilities: I was a bit sore from yesterday's run, and lifting the day before, but it felt great and was a beautiful cool fall day. 🍃 🍂 🍁 🍃 🍂 Alta lake on the map is where I took the picture. Keep fighting the good fight. BELIEVE 🙏 🤲 🕍 🕌 ⛪️ 🛕 🙏
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Roberta
Oct 29, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
Every time we get to exercise is a blessing!
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Roberta
Oct 28, 2022
In Roberta's Blog
Was planning to swim 🏊‍♀️, packed for swimming, but the surgeon gave me the go ahead to do careful controlled weight lifting. I didn't pack gym clothes, but I had an extra set of gloves in my emergency bag, it's my last stop, and I was wearing clothes that worked for the 🏋️‍♀️ gym. Boom!
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