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August health Challenge (2019)

raggle

Deity
I seem to be expecting to lose weight magically - have never had to actually try very hard before & I like food & sitting on the sofa too much :,D
 

silva

Addicted Poster
I had an appointment for a blood pressure check this morning. I had to go in because 6 months ago, it was high - over 140. I’ve worked hard to bring it down, by walking regularly, losing weight and limiting alcohol to nearly nothing. It paid off!!! This morning it was 120/70! Phew! I did not want to go on meds. Now I’m in a cafe having my first coffee of the day. 😊
Have you tried hibicus tea? I'm not one to talk because mine is normally pretty low, but it got really low when I was drinking this! I didn't know, I just liked it plain iced- it's kinda tart like undersweetened berry kool aid to me. I had to quit it, just have it on occasion - it steeps so fast in cold water
 

shyvas

Deity
Forum Moderator
I seem to be expecting to lose weight magically - have never had to actually try very hard before & I like food & sitting on the sofa too much :,D
You look good. ;) Perhaps you are actually at your 'normal' weight.

I think that people should be less obsessed with their scales. :oops: If they feel good and are in good health they should have a more relaxed attitude.
 

Val

Extraterrestrial
Have you tried hibicus tea? I'm not one to talk because mine is normally pretty low, but it got really low when I was drinking this! I didn't know, I just liked it plain iced- it's kinda tart like undersweetened berry kool aid to me. I had to quit it, just have it on occasion - it steeps so fast in cold water
If you could only tell it my mom!🙄 She refuses to drink fine elite Azeri hibiscus tea that i bought for that purpose. (It's not that cr*p in tea bags that is sold in supermarkets,- it's basically chopped flowers, picked and sealed in Azerbaijan). It even has not a single Russian word on the pack (only Azeri, Turkish and English). She doesn't care if i went to the remote community, and deliberately made friends with Azeri man to get a "permanent discount". (Haha, i actually had no choice, as Azeri love making friends, and they will be talking to you a lot, no matter what).😁
 

Val

Extraterrestrial
I forgot to mention it!:blush: On Aug.5th, it was another big without-booze-versary for me.:devil: 🥴 😁 1.5 years! When i think about it, it seems really weird to me. But, i'm not complaining. OTOH, i wouldn't refuse to have some wine now.😋
 
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Katrina

Deity
There are deer in my area, too! I saw one up close the other week when I went to check on my tomatoes. His horns were still stubby. <3

I've been trying to hit 7km and just can't seem to do it. I got really close at around 6.8. I need to be at 12 within the next month. Eek!

We cancelled our run tonight because it started pouring right before we were going to go. Plus both of us ate dinner late tonight, which would have meant runners cramp for both of us, and we were also both tired in general. It turned out to be a good decision. I did yoga at home and took a long, hot bath. I feel sooo much better now! My hips and glutes were really tight. I'll have to be more mindful about stretching after my runs.

The point of that whole ramble is that I'm hoping the extra rest this week will lead to a better run next week. I'm also going to skip my Sunday night run. I've been pushing myself hard.
 

silva

Addicted Poster
My morning walk was muggy, but I saw two teenage twin fawns in one of the alleys in my neighborhood. 😍
There is a deer family in my neighborhood and the mom dad and fawn were just chilling in a front yard a couple doors down. They're so domestic here, even the dogs don't respond. I used to warn people walking dogs that a deer was ahead but haven't found any to react.
 

Poppy

Ankle Biter
We are going through an awful muggy period here. I have old, single pane windows and they are drenched with unrain wetness. My walk this morning was not nearly as invigorating as I would've liked, but that's just how it is in August in Central Virginia.
 

Katrina

Deity
The humidity here just went up. It's going to be in the 70-80 percent range for the next week... yuck.

My plan for this weekend is to buy one of those cooling towels that you can wrap around your neck while working out. I'm hoping that'll help me deal with the heat the next time I go running.
 
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