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It's Saturday!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

It may be cloudy and cool, but for a Nebraskan, that's a good day in June to get out and be active. I'm all giddy this morning because I FINALLY got my bicycle's flat tire fixed.

It must be at least a year ago that my sister called me up on a Sunday morning asking if I wanted to go riding with her. I said sure, then went to the garage to prep my bike for the ride, and discovered the rear tire was not only pancake-flat, it wouldn't hold air when I pumped it in.

I concluded it must have suffered the puncture when I had ridden partway through the neighborhood the week before with my son, to lead him to the nearest trail home to his apartment. This was a watershed moment... he wanted his bike at his place so he could ride instead of drive (remember gas prices last Summer, folks?)

Anyway, lazy woman that I am, I didn't get it fixed. It was a three mile walk to the nearest bike shop, I'm not a fix it herself kind of gal. My feet were still hurting from an injury I took on when I tripped over the dog, don't you know?

And while I have a bike rack to strap to the car, I don't trust it much. Millions of excuses, right? Well, last Sunday, my son pointed out that a new branch of one of the larger bike shops in town had relocated less than a mile from my home. NO MORE EXCUSES.

Now I have a working bicycle. Look out, trails, OneKidsMom is on the loose.

  


Unexpected changes in appetite

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My daughter in law and I are e-mailing back and forth our JC experiences.

Funny things are happening to both of us:
She is NOT a veggie person, but she's starting to crave veggies and find creative ways of incorporating them into her diet.

I forgot to pour my coffee this morning, and didn't miss it until I was ready to eat my hot cereal. I also find myself after having had the sweet treats that I don't want another one for a while... not out of guilt, but my body is saying "fruit now, please," instead of "more cake".

Little things. Amusing things. This is only the second week for us, I'm going to be very interested to see what happens when one of us reaches the halfway point and we start doing more cooking for ourselves. Will we follow the pattern established in these early weeks? What will our bodies tell us next?

  


First week weigh-in was today

Saturday, June 06, 2009

"Officially" lost 3.5 pounds this week, but in my mind it is far more important that I feel great. I'm waking up earlier, and being ready to be up and active. I've been on that treadmill at 5 a.m. four days of the past seven.

It was great spending a little time with my daughter in law structured around our mutual need to drop some pounds and maintain a healthy life style.

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CARO1YN 6/10/2009 2:39PM

    Way to go.......................3.5 pounds it fantastic. Keep you eye on the prize. emoticon

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HALOKITTY06 6/6/2009 8:34PM

    Congrats! I'm glad you feel wonderful and that you're spending time with your DIL.

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ULTREYA3211 6/6/2009 3:30PM

    emoticon emoticonIsn't it great to feel better. Keep up the good work. emoticon Penny

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CARO1YN 6/6/2009 3:28PM

    Way to go on your weight loss. It just gets better and better.

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Combining programs

Friday, June 05, 2009

Of course in the final analysis, each person's program is uniquely his or her own. But face it, we all find inspiration in different places. In my case, a primary source of inspiration was when I read a book. YOU: The Owner's Manual.

I continued to follow the authors' works, and got into The Real Age Workout. After all, I'm not a 20-something any more. In this work, it recommends beginning fitness with a 30 day program of walking, 30 minutes a day.

That's what I'm doing, along with my healthy eating, following their guidelines for getting in shape for more vigorous exercise. Today would be day 6 or seven? I'm losing count.

  
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FITKAT2010 6/5/2009 7:43AM

    Excellent!

Did you get a pedometer? Hope so.

Karen

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OK, it isn't really day 3...

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

It may be day 3 on this particular program, but it's day.... who knows how many thousand... in my life and day 1 of the rest of it.

See, every day is a fresh opportunity to have a great day!

  


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