I love winter, but this is getting ridiculous. It hasn't been above freezing in weeks. I keep my house colder than most, but my bed stays nice and warm with that new heated mattress pad. That is the greatest invention ever!
The weigh loss continues and I feel great! The nice thing is that I'm not killing myself with some fad diet, and my eating habits won't change much when I get to my goal weight. (Did you see that? I said "when"!!! Ha!) And something I realized the other day ... the weight is coming off despite that I'm more sedentary right now that I have been since this time last year when I hurt my back and was wracked with depression over losing my brother (which I will never get over.) Hopefully, the weight will come off a little faster when I am back to riding all the time. I'm excited to have finally gotten my head in the right place and really started putting some effort into taking care of myself physically. I haven't felt this good in years! And now I just can't wait until the sun starts to come out and warm it up a bit to go riding.
And Kahlua ... poor thing. I feel so bad for her out there in the cold. I want to bring her in and let her lay on the couch while I feed her chips and dip or something. I put her blanket on her for a few days, but I've always been told that horses' bodies deal, so I had mixed feelings about it. The more people you talk to, the more opinions you get. So I took it off her. A few days later, I found a very informative post on The Equestrian Vagabond site that make me feel better in knowing I was doing the right thing.
Here's a few photos from my place yesterday morning.
Everything is just frozen.
I drove over to my friend's house and here's what her street looks like.
Couple of random photos...
I had Reese with me for the day, and she was awesome. We went and picked up a bit of grass hay,
looked at a house for sale for my friend, came back to my place and off-loaded the hay, and then we went out to Chad's
place to check out a couple of horses he had for sale out in Caldwell. I think we're going to try to go riding next weekend in the Owyhees ... maybe Wilson Creek or something ... as I think the weather might warm up a bit this week and melt some of this white shit that I am so sick of! Ha!