While staying down here in Georgia our son and fiancée have been kind enough to let us stay in their guest bedroom. He has been so busy that he hasn't yet managed to either buy a lawnmower or arrange for a lawn service and things are looking more than a bit scraggly. I figure, hey, the least I could do is to rent a lawn mower and take care of the lawn!
I am one of the world's WORST estimator...how old is somebody? Um, somewhere between 30 and 60...what time will I be home? Um...sometime...
So how long will it take to get this lawn mowed...?
Couple hours, maybe...?
Try four to five hours! In hot, humid Georgia sunshine! Lots of holes throughout the lawn...I'm told they are from armadillos...which surprises me...didn't think they traveled up north this far! Haven't seen any around, just a flattened armored tail on the road while Nordic walking...the vulture with its knobby head was a bit miffed that I forced it to leave the road! Don't see THOSE 'round up north! Later in evening I got a preview of the firefly light show which hasn't rolled around yet up in New York.
But the lawn is done and muchly appreciated by son & fiancée...PLUS I got a good dose of the outdoors and keeping this body in motion! :-)
Enjoyed a delicious dinner of leftovers: a big tossed salad of spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, red peppers, carrots and broccoli along with leftover blackened catfish (you know, half eaten at the restaurant, the other half is the next meal at home...?) smothered with caramelized onions and roasted cloves of garlic steamed in foil on the barbecue grill...yum!
I'm finally seeing a few bicycles on the roads around here and in Macon I actually saw a road or two with a designated bike lane...precious few bikers and accommodations for them on the roads around this part of the country...grr!
Just wanted to give a shout out to any / all either maintaining or approaching maintaining their weight loss:
4A-HEALTHY-BMI has blogged a SUPERB summary of findings on the strategies used by folks who have successfully lost significant amounts of weight and have been able to KEEP IT OFF! This draws heavily from the research completed by the National Weight Control Registry ( www.nwcr.ws/default.htm
). Those of you here at SparkPeople who have lost a lot of weight and kept it off I URGE you to check it out and JOIN the registry so that YOUR information can contribute to the cause of enabling OTHERS to lose weight and keep it off!
Here is a link to her blog:
Strength In Numbers: Predictors and Behaviors of Maintenance: