Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I decided to ignore the housework and enjoy the sunshine and do some gardening this afternoon. It was so pleasant - slight chill in the air so I didn't get too hot. I started attacking the little weeds which came up easily because the soil is quite wet and they don't have strongly established root systems. It made me think about the future, when that wonderful day comes when I will be trying to maintain rather than lose weight. I'll need to attack the "weeds" (read added pounds here) early when they are small and easy to dislodge. I know some people use +5 pounds as the cut point when they start actively addressing a weight gain. Knowing me, I should probably make that +3.
I do some of my best thinking in the garden...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I hadn't been able to weigh myself last week, as I was on vacation. With some trepidation, I stepped on the scale this morning, concerned that I was not strictly following the Spark plan for the past week. I was surprised (and delighted) to see a 1.5 pound loss.
I've now reached one of my milestones - 20 pounds lost in total. I already selected my "reward" - a stationary bike, which I will put in front of my TV to get extra exercise at night.
This weight range is where I have typically gotten stuck in recent years; so I view the next 10 or so pounds as a real battlefield, with lots of mines and tough terrain ahead. Wish me luck!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Back on Cape Cod after a great trip to New Mexico. It's been about a week since I've been able to log onto SparkPeople. I missed you guys!
The highlight of my trip was visiting the Acoma Pueblo, which is about 50 miles west of Albuquerque. It is in a remote area to say the least, high on a mesa with unbelievable vistas - still inhabited. As I stood amongst the pueblo buildings, looking at the sun and clouds playing on the rock formations across the valley below, I got such a strong sense of continuity of land and people and spirit. It was a wellspring of strength for all that I will do. I know I will be able to draw on it in the days and even years ahead.
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