Saturday, June 02, 2012

My daughter Amy is doing a photo challenge in June.  I decided to try to partake and take a photo a day but I rarely have my camera with me!  She listed what to take photos of for each day of the month.  I read it at 9:30 PM last night and the choice for June 1 was "your choice" so I took a photo of the list on my computer monitor.  Today was clouds, but I forgot until just a bit ago as it was getting late.  I got a shot of the moon in a cloud though!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

First 50 mile goal completed

I did it, completed over 50 miles on my first week on my exercise bike.  The last three days have been tough time wise with lots of things going on but I took time tonight to complete my goal for the week.  I am slowly upping the levels as well.

This quilt was one I made at a quilt retreat in last fall and gave it to my friend Valerie for Christmas.  It was from the book Scrap Basket Surprises by Kim Brackett. 

Monday, March 05, 2012

45 miles in 5 days

  • This is a wallhanging made from swap blocks from a small group a couple years ago.  I made the top right away but just got it quilted earlier this year.  I used lots of scrappy florals in the border.
I only got five miles in on the bike tonight.  I did ten miles yesterday, but a migraine, work, and a birthday dinner threw things off today.  Fortunately I am ahead of schedule!  I am thankful this wasn't as bad of a migraine as some and it went away at work.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Day Three of 10 miles and a quilt top

I did it, not as energetically as I wanted, but I pedaled another 10 miles on the bike.  30 miles in 3 days and I increased the level for a bit and used hand weights for awhile also.  I do love reading on my Kindle while biking, although it covers the display.  That is actually a good thing!

The quilt top consists of 12 blocks from a BOM with a small group last year and birthday blocks from the same group the year before.  Red and white is not my usual style but I love the quilt top!

Friday, March 02, 2012

March Exercise Day 2 and a Quilt

This is a quilt started as an internet round robin in 1999.  I finished it in January 2012!  I don't knoiw why it took so long, I love it!
Red, White and Black Row Robin

Today I accomplished 10 miles on the exercise bike again.  5 miles this morning, then a trip to Orofino and Lewiston and errands with Doug, then back home and 5 more miles.  48 minutes total of pedaling.   We had an interesting lunch at Red Lobster.  We didn't get waited on for quite some time, servers were going back and forth, other people were getting waited on so I went up front and told the hostess.  Next thing I knew the manager was waiting on us and we got a free dessert!  Chocolate Wave is spectacular!  Not a diet food for sure but I had ordered broccoli instead of potato or rice! 

I did get another shot in my foot.  Not being able to take anti-inflammatories is slowing my recovery progress.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Exercise Commitment

I really don't have excuses for not blogging.  Just got out of the habit, then fell so behind.  I'm starting fresh with an exercise commitment.  I will get to quilting photos later.  I am suffering from a bad case of plantar fascitis and had to give up walking for exercise.  I recently purchased an exercise bike and I am starting a goal of riding 50 miles a week or 200 miles for the month of March.   My friend Jeanne made a walking commitment and I decided to join her in a different way.  Today I did 10 miles on the bike.  It's so quiet and nice and I can watch TV or read on my Kindle!  I hope it helps with my weight loss goals.