Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Memorial Day

I walked the mile for Carry the Load Austin in honor of my GrandDad William Daniel Pilkington Veteran USAF WWII Raidioman

Monday, May 12, 2014

Wish I liked Cucumbers

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
2.For a pick me up in the afternoon... Put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours. Slice some and put in your water bottle.
3. If you rub a cucumber slice along your bathroom mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
4. Place a few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.
5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemical in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!
6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.
Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!
7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
10. Stressed out and don’t have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don’t have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
12. Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

Friday, May 9, 2014

It's been a busy few days

Thursday i went to IKEA again and broused... fun stuff!

Friday was very PRODUCTIVE

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Lovin the Lake Life

another day on the water...

he was talkin to me while I was pulling weeds along the fence line this morning

spotted 5 new additions to the wildlife here ont he lake

yesterdays sunburn with lots of sunscreen on today

Thanx for the hat james, its finally coming in handy

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Saturday Evening Kayaking

I'm gettin more and more brave... going farther out and staying out longer... the wind was barely a breeze so thought it was a good evening to cruise...

theres Painted Sky Inn from the kayak


cleanin my sunglasses

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Gettin Healthy Check In

well its may 1... can you believe it !!  Time sure flies...

Start Date/Weight: 4/29 255 lbs
Todays Weight: 255 lbs
Goal: under 200
Well I went thru my groceries, living in the van I don't keep much groceries on hand. I ate the last maple french toast bagel this morning, I have a large potato to bake for my late lunch, have a box of saltines, and 2 pkgs of those snack cheese crackers.... I will eat those (not all today) but not buy any more.
Been working on the grocery list for next week, hittin the local HEB tomorrow. I tend to snack alot, but not a fan of eating after about 7pm. have always been that way so that is not something I have to get used to.
My list: brocoli, dried banana chips, carrots, lettuce, apples, strawberrys, grapefruits,
going to look for some power protien to put in morning smoothies, I don't know anything about it so going to do some research
Already walked the circle out here (1 mile) once this morning, and spending today gardening