No that's not me.
I turned 55 on Friday and really wanted to go to Manhattan for dinner and a Broadway show, but the "dinero" is tight.
I wanted to do something memorable for my "double nickels" so I decided to go to the pool and instead of swimming my usual mile (44 laps) I would swim 55 or 1.25 miles.
Since a lap is two lengths of the pool and I swim a lap a minute, it took me 55 minutes.
I felt great when I got out of the pool and even wrote it down on the pool's dry erase board (with the lifeguard's permission of course).
I guess this would fall into the category of what I call "Bragger's posts" that I often read on FaceBook, you know, the ones that are put out there to tell the world: I AM GREAT AND MY LIFE IS WONDERFUL.
But here on Spark People we have no such thing. Here we revel in each other's success & we cheer each other on when a goal is reached, no matter how small. This is just one of the reason's
Thanks for the encouragement and celebrating my 55th with me Spark friends.
This is the year of the horse. It is also the year of Francesca! I am determined to do this once and for all. These past four years I have managed to go from 260 to 215.
And then... back up to 225 in the last month! My poor old Zeus does not deserve to carry me and a 50 pound saddle (even if our trail rides only last 20-30 minutes) He does NOT need to carry this extra weight any more than I do & if I am blessed enough to still have him this spring, I vow to be a lot lighter!
For Zeus & for Me.
Today was great. The pipes froze but I stuck to my exercise & meal plan.
2014 The Year of the Horse & Me!
Maybe I'll even make it on Meg's saddle this year.
I have not been blogging much this year. No big changes to report or brag about. 2013 has been pretty quiet and just been spent trying to get used to the loss of our first sweet little mare Onyx and beloved Spaniel, Timothy late in 2012.
Our new mare Meg is doing well as is our new rescued terrier, Winston. Like someone told me after we lost Timothy; the only thing he had to leave behind was a good, loving home for another unfortunate who needed one. So this year we have all become very close and though our broken hearts still miss Timothy & Onyx...Winston & Meg have filled our home with love & joy.
Papi has lost his job due to cutbacks. Our only grandchild will be moving many, many miles away once a home is sold. But there is still so much to be thankful for and optimistic about for 2014. I have decided to begin acupuncture this week and try harder than ever to lose this weight and get healthier. Like many others, I believe 2014 will be much better than 2013. Francesca
Guess it has been awhile since I posted a blog!
I purchased a Fitbit in June and my walking has increased by leaps and bounds. The first day I put it on I pretended it wasn't there and averaged only 3,500 steps. I thought I walked more than that. Now I strive for 10,000 each day (which I have only achieved four times). My daily average is about 7,000 every day so I figure this little device has doubled my daily walking. It is a great little device that attaches securely and discreetly to your bra ( I wear mine right between the girls). Whenever I get on my laptop it syncs to the Fitbit site to keep track of my daily, weekly & monthly steps. There is some friendly competition among friends and now I have it set up with Spark People and it syncs whenever I log in each day. Man Am I getting the fitness minutes and points now!
I would highly recommend this little device. It is available on Amazon for about $50.
Today I got to my carpool a half hour early and put in 2,000 steps by walking around the parking lot before the crew got there.