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I literally hiked a mountain, Mt Washington

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Hi again,

So yesterday I hiked up Mt Washington in New Hampshire. The hike, while short around 3 miles or even less, was brutal. Everything about it, the weather (around 30 degrees), the wind (upto 60 mph), and the hiking backpack. Once up there at the visitors center I refused to hike down due to the conditions. I ended up taking the shuttle back down because I have never been so tired and ready to give up. So the hike was bittersweet then, I made it up but I did not at all want to hike down. It was pretty gorgeous overall, and once at the bottom the wilderness looked even more stunning.

In other news, my weight went up again which happens. I am more concerned with my eating habits and my overindulging. So as suggested by JLDACQ, my eating habits are the one thing that I have to tackle first. I could work out until the cows come home, but as long as I keep over eating it all goes down hill. So I will work on some sort of plan to change my eating habits slowly. Making all sorts of instant changes will not work for me.
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JLDACQ 9/19/2012 7:25AM

    You made it up the hill!! YOU MADE IT UP THE HILL!!!! I am so proud of you!!

It's activities like these that will help find your preferred fitness activity, and it sounds like hiking just might be in the running. Don't worry about not making it down the hill, especially if you were that tired. That part will come soon enough. :-D

Food tracking is one of those things I truly hate doing, but it's necessary for me to keep doing to see weight loss progress. I especially hate it on the weekends, when I tend to slack off the most. But it doesn't have to be that way. Some people need to plan out their meals and snacks a day or week ahead of time -- that drives me crazy, and makes me feel like I have no wiggle room for last-minute plans. But I do plan what I'll eat that day, which is why I made a 21-day supper plan, because nothing stresses me out more than being so hungry that I can't calm down enough to make supper.

You're doing good. Remember to smile, and above all, Spark on!

Jo

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SDLEE514 9/18/2012 2:09PM

    Well, at least you tried! We drove up Mt. Washington and "hiked" around the top. You're brave going this time of year too, even in the middle of summer it was chilly!

JLDACQ has a point...I know you probably hear it over and over but having a million things to work on and change won't work...focus on one thing at a time, or a couple small things, like eating more salads and adding in one more work out per week.

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