View From the Sidewalk

January 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm (Body and Brains!, Day to Day, Exercise, Losing the Fat, Weather) (, , , , , )

Well I did it. I managed to get my butt up and out of the house two days in a row. Yesterday was the trail, I can post those next, but today was walking to the library and back. Three and a half miles. Walking briskly. In jeans and my winter coat. Took about an hour or so with library time. This is looking over the high school to the North. Clear blue nothing. My legs felt tight but I could have run if I wanted to. This day was a bit misleading. It looked nice. The temp said it was 50 degrees, but it felt cold and damp. And there was some small wind activity in certain directions that made it feel extra chill. And that sun was so bright I felt like I was dizzy. It’s just setting now but I swear it’s trying to go down as brilliantly as it possibly can. I just went to look at it in case I need to take a picture of another magnificent sunset and all I can see are black spots in my eyes. It’s too bright to even try to look at. My smart phone says “Sunny” and “48”. But it should really say “Extra Blindingly Photo Flash Sunny” and “Damp And Clammy 48”. But that’s probably too much information and could get confusing.  As for the walking part, I was a sweaty mess when I got back home. My shirt was grossly soaked through. You could see the outline of my bra in the back. That’s another reason why I wear mostly black. Sweat doesn’t show. I am attributing my recent penchant for  extra sweatiness (the last year or so) to the extra weightiness I have picked up in that same last year or so. I used to be a cool cucumber. Not anymore. I am a soggy pickle. There’s probably not more I can add after that so I’m going to end this right here. Later.


  1. Lorraine said,

    And here is your cousin with a reality slap down!

    The “recent penchant for extra sweatiness (the last year or so) to the extra weightiness I have picked up in that same last year” is called pre-menopause!

    Check this with Dr Rita! Linda may have a comment about this as well.

    • masnstevy said,

      Ugh!! I have a post coming up that is just for you!! Truth teller! Say it isn’t so!?!?

  2. Lorraine said,

    BTW. Kudos for getting off the couch and walking! Walking is good….saves on gas, saves the environment, wear and tear on the vehicle and you don’t need to spend money on those infomercial weight loss items.

    I hope you are out walking!

    • masnstevy said,

      Thanks cuz…I was gonna post that somewhere but sometimes I get lost in my rambling!

  3. Amanda a.k.a The Greatest Sister of All time! said,

    Ooh, smarty pants Lorraine beat me to the punch! I also was going to bring up the whole menopause thing too!! Great minds Lorraine, great minds! #gladiamnotyourightnowlisa

    • masnstevy said,

      Whatevs…you guys stink! I’m sure it’s just cause I’m fat thank you! hahaha anyhoo, while I have you here…what’s up with that # sign before you write something? Is that like, if you were to say it, pound sign blahblahblah? Is it a Twitter thing? Can I just make up my own? #youwillbeoldtoooneday Something like that? Xo

      • Amanda a.k.a The Greatest Sister of All time! said,

        hee hee! Yes, old one, it is called a “hash tag” I have no idea why, it may have started on twitter, I am not positive. But yes, you just put the # sign, then one thought with nospaces. #yourkidsaresupposedtokeepyoucurrent. (usually they are not that long)

    • Lorraine said,

      Yep! Amanda the Great and Lorraine the Great! When Lisa gets the # she can join our club!

  4. Lorraine said,

    I am older than Lisa and saw the # (hash tag) on the news this weekend. Not sure what it is about but now I think Amanda is the #hashtaggoddess.

    Do you think Rita is hip with this yet? 🙂

  5. Lorraine said,

    BTW. Where is Rita?

    • masnstevy said,

      Hibernating. Plus her computer’s been acting slow. I should say her internet service is the pits cause her computer is new. I tell you she has the bad service….but those bundle options lure in the older folks and never deliver! But I guess it’s still better than you’re old metal rod and tin foil system!! How’s that snow treating you?? Hahaha

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