Baby Steps y’all

So, dear reader, I ran errands with Doug today. Haven’t done that in a while. We even ate out at a restaurant. Red Robin. They have a burger there called a “Wedgie Burger” which is basically a burger that comes wrapped in lettuce leaves instead of a bun. It was interesting to eat. Not bad… I actually liked it. I would have preferred it on a plate with a knife and fork… but I’m okay eating with my hands too. Once in a while.  Going out for errands *and* lunch? What’s gotten into me? ^_^ 

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I also put a new battery in my Misfit to track my “steps” per day. A Misfit is like a discount Fitbit, and it’s okay. The only thing I dislike about it is that if I do any kind of knitting, or crocheting, it’s going to say that I did more exercise that I actually did. Just typing this blog has added “steps” to my day because it’s based on movement. And there’s a lot of wrist movement involved in knitting, crocheting, and typing.  I could buy a pendant holder and wear it around my neck, which is what I did with my old one, but when we switched this one (because the old one wouldn’t sync to the phone) the pendant didn’t fit anymore.  Ugh, we’ll see.  I don’t actually recommend these to anyone unless they want an inexpensive exercise/sleep tracker. I mean. They do the job, and the lights are pretty. Doug likes his… but yeah. They’re okay. You get what you pay for.  

Anyway, since the lady who was supposed to come and do my carpets didn’t show and basically ghosted on me, I’ve decided that I’m gonna do them my damned self.  I started on the cat’s room. That’s right. Mister has his own room. Why? Because if we don’t feed him in a separate room divided by a baby gate, the dogs will eat his food and his poop. In our old house, his “room” was the laundry room, but in this house, he has the extra bedroom. Yesterday Doug and I went in there with a broom and a vacuum and we cleaned that rug good. Next room will be my room. Just as soon as my elbow stops hurting. >_<  Baby steps y’all. Baby steps. ^_^

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I also ordered Sweatin’ to the Oldies from Amazon.  I used do this way back in the day when I was trying to lose my “baby weight” and figured… it doesn’t cost much so I’ll give it a try again. I ordered a few others too to mix it up — one is a “walking” DVD where you kind of walk in place to music, but it’s more than that. It’s hard to explain. I had those too back when I couldn’t go out walking for… reasons.  And one is a *blush* belly dancing video. What? I’ve always wanted to learn. And it was only about $10.  I might even be good at it. The reviews say it’s good for beginners. You never know! 😛  Anyway, Sweatin’ to the Oldies is the one I am looking forward to. I mean, it was always kind of fun to do. I haven’t heard much from Richard Simmons, but a quick internet search says he’s still alive (age 70).  And from what I remember, the exercises weren’t *hard* and there were always alternatives for people (like me) who are way out of shape. Anyway, wish me luck with those. Don’t worry, dear reader, I won’t over exert myself. I dislike hospitals. 

8 thoughts on “Baby Steps y’all

  1. Melanie B Cee

    Whoa!! You ARE busy! And good on ya for the ‘baby steps’…they COUNT. I’m toying with going to a ‘Sit and Be Fit’ class at the local senior center…they also have a thing called “Silver Sneakers” which I was going to before my knee surgery, but the b.s. I got for using the chair instead of standing the whole program got to me and I quit going. Some of those old blue hairs have attitude y’all. I’ve been to Red Robin (they’ve got a slew of ’em round Utah) and I didn’t really care for it. I didn’t like the old (now out of business I do believe and damned if I can recall the name…you’d go in and order from your table by phone at the table)..they had all these unique burgers. Maybe I’m just not a burger ‘gal. Carl’s Jrs. has that lettuce wrap burger on their menu, they call it the ‘carb-less burger’ I think. I’m really impressed at all you accomplish and best of luck with Richard ! 😉


  2. purpleslob

    I need to get Richard’s video too!! I loved his exuberant style!! Good job for going out, and eating out too!! CAn u take the misfit off while crocheting, ,and remember to put it back on when u get up?
    Cleaning a rug is more than baby steps, my friend!! WTG!


    1. Willow Post author

      I could take it off while crocheting, but then I’d have to take it off whenever I type anything too… and that’s just ridiculous. ^_^ I’m going to see if there’s a pendant for this model and wear it around my neck. That way it won’t record my typing or crocheting as steps. 🙂

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  3. Marilyn Armstrong

    We used to have a Red Robin near us when we lived in Boston and I loved it. They had THE best burgers ever. Huge. I don’t think I ever managed to get through more than half of one, but I always brought the other half home for “later.”


    1. Willow Post author

      That’s what I usually do, cut the burger in half and bring half home. But without a bun… I could eat the whole burger. I couldn’t finish the side salad though.


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