Monday, August 25, 2014

So I have not posted on this blog in a very, very, very long time.  I have also not worn breeches in a very, very ,very long time.  My horse the beautiful and amazing horse I had passed 2 and a half years ago now.  I have not been on a horse since.
    At first it was because I would have been too sad.  Then it was because I was angry and I didn't want to ride another horse.  Then it became about being too busy and my ex didn't want me around horses, and then it was nursing school...

I am not sad anymore, I am not angry (but I still don't think there is a better horse out there), and I am not married to the hate horses guy anymore.  I am still in Nursing school and ridiculously busy and broke, but in two weeks.. I am RIDING!!!!

I am going to get on a friends horse ( a horse I know pretty well) and I am going to ride.  Probably will ride western, since I don't really want to put breeches back on quite yet, but the big point.. this girl is literally going to get back on the horse.

I am pretty excited and quite frankly, a little scare and nervous.  I haven't ridden in awhile and I hope it comes back fairly quickly.  My good horsey friends have been at me to ride, and I finally said yes when I filed for divorce.  It has taken me another two months to get up the real courage and time to go, so I am going riding again.  I am learning that I need to take care of myself in ways that feed my happiness and lower my stress.  The barn, horses and riding do that for me.  I have been away to long

I really do have to start shrinking the size of my breeches... so I may have to start posting more regularly.

I now have access to TWO free gyms.. one in my complex, and one two blocks away at my school.  I have run out of excuses.  I will also have to walk the Basset now at least a couple times a day since we are apartment dwellers and country dwellers no more.

I have been scoping out the parks and I have found a couple good ones for morning walks and an arboretum for afternoon walks and study place for nice days with the pup.

I will post how the ride goes and maybe a couple healthy eating options.. but this coming weekend.. I am bound for Minnesota!  It is family and friends time, and I am going to hit that fair!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

So after talking it over at length with my sister, we have decided to give Weight Watchers a go.

We will start when I return from the out of town wedding we are attending in Maui and can really focus.

From now until then, I will continue practicing new habits. The first one was increasing my water intake, which I have been doing every day. I have added lemon and mint, cucumber and mint and today it will be lemon and ginger.

Those combinations work for me.. anyone else have some good combinations? My new habit is eating breakfast.. UGHHHH again... I have done this before and it is the HARDEST one for me.

Speaking of which.. I must go and prepare my healthy breakfast of Dannon light and fit yogurt, homemade granola, and a banana.. so far, it is what I can tolerate.

Anyone else have breakfast ideas???

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Basset Update

I went to visit Hurley yesterday with the hubby. He is doing fairly well so far, and this morning the doc called and said he can stand and has voluntary movement in both back legs. This is excellent news. Although he is not "correcting" yet, the vet said not to worry, he is progressing normally and is doing exactly as they would want him to and expect him to.

Because of his cuteness factor

r, the vet also told me that he is getting a massive amount of attention. He laughed and said that every time he walks by Hurley's enclosure, there is a tech in with him loving on him. That makes me happy and they said we can bring his stuffed animals and rope toy in for him. We hope to have him home by Friday, as long as he is going potty by himself and standing and walking with help, that may just happen.

Mcgyver has built him an enclosure in the living room and I will take some pics of that later today. It will be a long recovery, but we are very optimistic.

The incision is pretty long, and it was a little bit of a shock to see him all shaved with all the staples, but he seems to be comfortable.. of course he had the pain patch on still yesterday.

Today, he is on all oral meds and is doing well. I will be visiting today after class, and will take a couple more pics. I hope he will be a bit more happy today than he was yesterday.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Drinking water is good, but broken Basset Hounds are not

I started out Monday with water, and I did drink a good amount last night, however, I did not finish all of the water today.

Our Basset hound herniated a disk yesterday and is in surgery right now. I will post later in the week about weight stuff and an update.

Drink that water!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010


Here is to restarting and change.

The end of a year always does that.. so this time.. SMALL changes will hopefully bring me to the goal of shrinking the size of my Britches!!!

First Challenge to start on Monday (Notice not on the 1st????)

I will drink one glass of water before I have my morning coffee.. 8 oz at least and will consume at least 8 of these glasses or 64oz of water a day.

Anyone else start out with Coffee and Not drink enough water?

This first habit will be what I practice every day. I will add one new small change each week, until I get to where I want to be. Look for some great ways to jazz up water next week.. I will post some great ideas that won't detract from actually drinking water... for me.. I used to think Iced Tea counted... ummmm NO it does not... so... I will get on the research and post some fun things to do with water to make it possible to drink that much when I really don't want to drink 8 glasses a day.. ughhh.

Happy New Years!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Grunt work takes off pounds

I have been lacking in posting lately.. mostly because we have been working so hard around the barn to get the horse home.  I have fallen off of the food wagon several times and I really need to focus on the nutritional part again.. I am pretty lazy when it comes to planning healthy meals.. Nothing is a habit yet for me.. and that starts the cycle over again.. forget, make bad choices, feel bad, make another bad choice because I feel like it doesn't matter, get over it, eat well for a day, then forget, make bad choices.. etc....

On the exercise front.. same thing applies except that every weekend, I am more active than I have been in the past year..

My shoulders are still sore from pounding in T-Posts and from raking sand.

I have carried more lumber than I care to admit, and I have been walking from the house to the barn at least twenty times every Saturday and Sunday... that has to help.

This coming weekend is when the horse comes home.. and here are a few pictures of what I have been physically working on:

X6YJM 190
X6YJM 116

X6YJM 107

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Waay Behind on Posting

Sorry about the delay.. I was tending to a broken armed kid.. and life just got in my way for a bit.

I have not worked out this week.. so I am going to get back into the swing!

I will try and post more about that later!

Happy Thursday!