The long and winding road to fitness, day 36

1906 Weight-loss

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Well…I’m certainly glad to have this day over.  I worked open to close today ( I volunteered to do that so my boss could have at least one day of his weekend off.  I know I don’t like having to come in on my weekend off.  I’m sure he feels the same.).  Tired?  Oh yeah!

This was a pretty good day of eating.  I didn’t have time to cook anything, so I kind of took a little of this and a little of that to work.  I did end up grabbing a bag of Cheetos (those jalapeno ones…hey does that count as a veggie?  ha!) from the vending machine to go with my veggie burger at lunch.  I had my yogurt with blackberries and granola again.  Also cucumber slices and a tomato, cantaloupe and string cheese…tea…so some degree of healthy eating for the day.

I didn’t exercise at all today other than the running around at work, did do quite a bit of ladder climbing and a lot of walking.  I skipped the planned exercise knowing I was going to be working all day…I think it’s fine to skip a day here and there, it’s even recommended by experts, so I don’t feel bad about it.

Oh, I did weigh in this morning, lost the two pounds I’d gained over my vacation as well as another pound…so that puts the total at 12 pounds lost now!  Not bad…still a long, long way to go, but I’m on the right path.

How did your day go?  Did you eat anything exciting?

What is the deal with cats and running water?

Water flowing from a tap

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Or maybe it’s not all cats, maybe it’s just my crazy little cat.  If there’s running water anywhere in the house, she has to be right there.  She doesn’t try to get into it, she just wants to watch it, maybe occasionally reaching a paw out to catch a few drops.  I’ve had a lot of cats over the years, but never have I had one that seems to be so fascinated by running water, and the water has to be running.  Once it’s stopped, she loses interest and walks away.

Any time I flush the stool anywhere in the house, Spooky comes running.  She stands there with her front paws on the seat watching the water flush.  When it’s done, so is she.  She turns around and walks out of the room.  If the water is running in a sink, she wants to be right there watching it.  Sometimes she tries to touch it, but not always.  It’s often enough for her to just sit there watching the stream of water.  Turn it off and she’s done.  Then, last night, I was soaking in a warm bath with the water running.  She was on the edge of the tub crying up a storm, reaching down for the water, but not ever actually touching it.  This continued until I turned the water off.  Once I did that, she jumped down and went into the bedroom.  When I finished my bath and walked into the bedroom, she was sleeping on the bed.  Apparently all of this water watching and worrying exhausted her…poor little mistreated girl.