I’m sure I’ve always known this on some level – I had to have realized this – but it really hit me yesterday when I hobbled out to my car with creaky/stiff legs: I spend 11 HOURS A DAY sitting.

In a chair – or a car. Very little movement. I often try to be as still as possible since I’m generally supposed to be the calm/non-fidgety one.

Something has to change.

I think I’m going to have to start doing some prison workouts in my office.
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I did the walking thing with the walking group as soon as I got to Knoxville last night.

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So glad I have that to look forward to each Monday night.

Jon made a quick dinner when we got home from stuff in the refrigerator/freezer.

Leftover smoked chicken + a bag of frozen shrimp + a bag of frozen peas + mushrooms + a spaghetti squash from his mom’s garden + parm cheese on top.

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Pretty typical night. We’re nothing if not boringly consistent.

Dang good thing, too. I’m still at my lowest weight ever and dropping despite the sitting. (And the stress. OMG.)
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We finally did this:

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Jon’s been wanting one for several years. He grills some kind of meat just about every other night most of the year – and our regular charcoal grill broke a couple of weekends ago – so it was time.

It was all a huge pain in the ass since the area we wanted to use was one of the last remaining unkempt areas of the (old/urban/neglected by former owners) backyard.

He cut a big tree down a month or so ago, then had to dig another one up a couple weekends ago … and we had to clean up the whole area. Took a few weekends.

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The yard is still a work in progress, but it’s getting better.

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I requested the fire pit.

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My ulterior motive:

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First harvest:

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I fear we planted way too much squash.

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We planted a few blackberry bushes along the wooden fence – and a few blueberry bushes, too. I guess they’ll take a few years to mature – but I’m excited.
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Totally random meal found on the camera: cottage cheese + blueberries + homemade “granola” that I posted last week or so. Looks pretty, but there’s no way I’d eat it (hate cottage cheese). This is totally a Jon thing. He swears it’s fabulous.

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Totally random fact: the blonde patch seen on Jon’s head in the two pictures below is natural. His hair just grows that way. It’s very visible because he needs a haircut – but also because it gets lighter during the summer.

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Strange.
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We’re spending just about all of our free time outside these days. I’m sure it will eventually get too hot and we’ll get lazy. Until then – my weekend workouts largely involve shovels and sunscreen. I’m good with that.

Like I said – 11 HOURS A DAY sitting INSIDE.

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