Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Hard to be Fat

Well this is pretty much how most fall days look here in Michigan.  Clear blue skies and bright sunshine.

I haven't been out in the kayak recently, but have been trying to get in as much exercise as I can metal detecting.  As you may or may not be aware, there is a lot of exercise to metal detecting.  Of course there is the walking around.  For me that is the easy part.  The hard part comes from having to get down to the ground and then get back up again.  I have to use the shovel handle to pull myself up off the ground!  Doing this time after time gets to be a bit of a workout!!  I am so getting tired of being fat.  Being heavy really does take away some of the pleasure of hobbies like kayaking and metal detecting.  I am eating less and know that weight loss will take time.  I find that the struggle off the ground is a good reminder for me of why I want to lose weight.  As much as I love to eat, metal detecting never ceases to drill it into my hard head that I MUST lose weight.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

A Sunrise and a Wish

This was about 7:15 this morning...I love the mist as it lays on the water.  Of course tomorrow is going to be a temptation for all of us attempting to lose weight.  I plan to go with moderation as my guide.  So,  I wish you a happy time of food and fun.  I plan to cook a turkey.  BTW we love turkey and cook them throughout the year.  I never did understand why some only eat them on T-Day.  Also, remember you can substitute these for mashed potatoes.

What do you think???

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Weight Loss and No Scales?

I am back in the old weight loss saddle again.  However, this time I think I will be weighing in less.  I wonder if one could lose weight without weighing in at all?  I know in the past I would get depressed if I weighted in and didn't lose or actually gained.  A bad weigh in really used to hurt my forward progress.  This time around I think I am going to just judge my success by how my clothes feel.  All I know is it is time to try something.   What do you think??

I went out for a short paddle today in an effort to get some exercise.  It is really nice to be able to kayak in mid-November in Michigan and still be nice and warm!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Morning Colors

I just love the colors of morning.  When the sun starts to peek up over the horizon is the best time to see the most incredible pinks and blues.  Mornings at the lake usually come along with some beautiful mist that just blends with the sky like only the late and great Bob Ross could paint.  The quiet and the stillness are just breathtaking!  

 Today, at 7:30am...

 Husband and wife swans.  They don't mind the cold...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Winter Exercise

The lake was like glass today.  You can see the the hull of my kayak in this shot.  It kinda looks lonely sitting upside down on the shore...waiting.  I love paddling in still water, but it was pretty cold today.

Weight loss is going to be a challenge in the winter.  I really like to be out exercising in the nice weather, but exercising outside in winter is not so much fun.  Anyone with some good advice??

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Of Hobbies and Sunsets...

I guess I have a lot of hobbies.  I can't help myself, I find a lot of things interesting and enjoy doing many different things.  Lately I have found myself playing around with my old camera.  It is a Canon A590; nothing special.   I bought it at Walmart years ago.  Now they go for about $100.  I always like pictures of the lake, especially at sunset.  This was last night...

Friday, November 2, 2012

Something Really Scary

Now that Halloween is over, let me tell you something that is REALLY scary: I have put on much of the weight I had lost.  Yep, and it sucks.  All of the effort wasted.  Well, I just have to get back to the healthy choices that I was making like eating smaller portions and juicing for a meal several times a week.  I was going fine until I started back eating bread.  It seems for me carbs are the real problem.  So I guess you will be seeing more weight loss content in the near future.  Of course instead of the tasty Halloween candy that always seems to find its way into the house, I will have to remember...check it out...Have you ever been a yo-yo dieter?