Sunday, January 17, 2016


I, definitely, need hikes/walks.  This past week we had two days of rain, which fouled up my walks.  I can deal with home life, when I walk on a regular basis.  My goal for this year is to work on my mental and spiritual health, now that I have my physical health under control and plan to continue with keeping it under control.

Sunday-got up at 6:30, although, I could have slept longer. Definitely getting a nap today!
Weight is within range and back to eating on routine.
Exercise-Some home exercises and a 3.88 mile walk
Breakfast-Cereal with banana and blueberries, turkey bacon and herb tea
Snack-trail mix
Lunch-Meat Loaf Sandwich and a coffee
Snack-trail mix
Dinner-Pho Soup with yogurt and a Thai iced tea
Water-2 bottles
What I read, music I listen to and podcasts-Confident Woman Devotional, Trusting God Day by Day Devotional, music-John Tesh, Spanish Guitar
Words/Feelings-Nice to not have to push to go someplace first thing in the morning, tired, frustrated that Rory can't get certain things he wants-he has no control when he goes to the store(impulse buying), nice to be able to walk and talk with friends, need to work on confidence in many things in my life.  Watching Tiny House and realizing how I would like things more simple. Realizing that Rory does not really respect me and cares more about Mari than he does me or Marissa-very sad!
Turned off the light around 10:15.

Monday-back to the work week and my getting up at 5:15.  Better start to a week. I did get a nap.
Weight is within range.
Exercise-Home exercise and a 4.5 mile walk.
Breakfast-Eggs with bell peppers and onions, Ezekiel bread with Almond Butter and turkey bacon
Snack-Trail mix
Lunch-Left over Pho soup with chicken burger and Chai Tea Latte
Snack-trail mix
Dinner-Basil Pest Chicken with mushrooms and rice, ice cream and Thai tea.
Water-2 bottles
My reading, music I listen to and podcasts-On the way home from taking Mari to the train, I listen to a podcast called Happier. On Spotify, I am listening to Discover Weekly, which is a mixture of tunes.Reading a book that a friend of mine wrote on 60's and 70's music and then listened to some Elton John music, read a chapter in a book that I am reading about a country singer and his upbringing, read 5 pages in What Color is my Parachute and a book that Marissa gave me on crimes in California.
Words/Feelings-Need to find a job that I really enjoy and not just find a job to find a job.  I need to respect and accept myself and trust others. I do not trust Rory as he has lied to me in the past and still lies about certain things.  He does not trust others and does not trust my friends and wonders why I do not stay home and watch TV with him.  I am very much a do person  and it is very difficult for me to sit for very long.    He keeps asking if I was always this athletic.  I enjoy walking, I enjoy being with others and I love to explore.  I was enjoying reading and listening to music.  Love the quiet.
Turned off the light around 11:15.

Tuesday-My usual getting up at 5:15.  I was awake before the alarm went off. Need a nap and it is only 9:30 a.m. I did get a nap.
Weight is within range.
Exercise-Home exercise and a 4.5 mile walk
Breakfast-Quiche, turkey bacon
Snack-trail mix
Lunch-Turkey burger with coffee
Snack-trail mix
Dinner-Chicken with Masala sauce, onions, rice and mixed vegetables. Frozen Yogurt
Water-2 bottles
Words/Feelings-Feeling very tired, then the energy came back.  Still going to take a nap.  Enjoying the peacefulness of the house, as Rory is getting maintenance done on his car.  Feeling good as I got something accomplished that I was not sure how it was going to work out.  I was hoping I could come home from doing errands and edit pictures, but Rory was home and complaining about everything.  He did go upstairs and I did get to edit pictures. Concerned about Mari at our walk, as she got very tired.  Trying to learn a new app.  About to finish a book and trying to figure out what kind of book I want to put in its place.
Turned off the light at 10:45.

Wednesday-Up at 5:15.
Weight is within range.
Exercise-Home Exercise
Breakfast-Egg Burrito with Turkey Bacon and a banana
Snack-Trail Mix
Lunch-Chicken salad from Rubio's
Snack-Trail Mix
Dinner-Orange Chicken with Chow Mein and yogurt
Water-1.5 bottles
Words/Feelings-After I drop Mari off at the train station, I listen to a podcast called Happier, on the way home and I was doing some thinking; I am very much an organized/creative.  I have a tendency to get into a routine, which is my organized side, but how do I be creative?  Somewhat tired and was able to take a short nap.  Love listening to music!  Getting bored with routine and staying at home.  Working on something that is frustrating me, but was able to make it work with some help, which felt good.  I need to have confidence in my self.  Mari got home late, which I stressed out about, but it worked itself out.
Turned off the light at 11:30

Thursday-Up at 6, which was really nice!
Weight is within range
Breakfast-Egg Pizza with turkey bacon
Words/Feelings-I do like routine, but there are times I need to change it up.  I, definitely, need variety.  Maybe that is part of my creative.

A synopsis of Thursday to Saturday:  weight continued to be within goal range, I did approximately 21 miles of walking between Thursday and Saturday and my legs were feeling it  By Saturday, I was very tired!


Sunday-chicken with basil pesto sauce, rice and vegetables
Monday-Chicken with Masala/Curry sauce, rice and vegetables
Tuesday-Chicken Fried Rice
Thursday-Chicken, Zucchini with diced tomatoes and rice


Sunday-hike-Advanced Turtle Rock
Monday-walk-Lake Forest
Thursday-walk-Shady Canyon
Saturday-urban walk-Pasadena-Eagle Rock


  1. I can see how organized and structure you are, Trudi. I'm somewhat organized and somewhat structured - but I LOVE the spontaneity of life. I like each day to be different, and I like to say - the heck with my plans...let's do something else.

    I don't plan out my meals (probably should, though). I love having someone call and say, "let's go out to eat". Or I'll feel restless and call on a friend to do something fun.

    I think the creative side of you are the pictures you take and the blog posts you write. In regards to your book --- write about what you know. Your personal life has a lot of twists and turns. Base your book on your life.

  2. Thank you Eydie Stumpf for the comment. You are right, I am organized and structured, but I sometimes do give into the spontaneity of life. A number of people have said I should write a book about my life.