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I really needed that! And a sign

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Finally, the weather broke and I saw the sunshine . . . and an opportunity to get out of the house and go for a ride. So, I suited up and took Lil Red (a CanAm Spyder) for a long awaited, much needed, well deserved ride.

The last time I had to pilot was before I started SparkPeople . . . . at least 16 pounds and a whole lot of fitness minutes ago! And though it may not sound like much, I could NOT believe the difference in the way I felt. [sidebar: since we sold hubby's bike a couple months ago, he's been riding mine on his daily commute when weather permits.]

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SparkPeople BONUS! It's not just about losing weight! It's about being stronger, feeling better, which for me translates into doing stuff I couldn't do very well before!

So, I took every back road I could think of and then the long way home. It was wonderful and I really needed that!


Oh, and a quick chuckle: I'd stopped at a friend's shop to get some cute fabric to make dish towels. After I'd made my purchase and walked back out to the bike, I had just put the key in the ignition and was standing next to the bike in my riding gear, leather jacket and all, helmet in hand . . . and this guy walking past looks at me and says, shaking his head while pointing at Lil Red "No, you're not going to drive that thing!" To which I replied "Oh, no! I'm gonna push it home." Here's your sign!

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ANDY_54 12/8/2012 8:35AM

    emoticon Love your comment to the dude, hee.

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LOSINIT52 12/7/2012 11:29AM

    emoticon what a difference a couple of months can make. You are getting so close to your goal weight you can almost smell it. While I have lost about the same amount of weight as you I am still a long way from my goal. Undaunted I know that I can do this.
You really have a new attitude. No doubt you had a positive vibe before, but now you are ? luminous! That glow is your SPARK!

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PATTYKLAVER 12/7/2012 7:50AM

    Sounds like a delightful day. Glad you enjoyed it.

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 12/7/2012 5:48AM

    Life is good!

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TRESSWANN 12/7/2012 5:07AM

    You go girl!

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BLUE42DOWN 12/7/2012 2:54AM

    That sounds like a great deal of fun!

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MSLZZY 12/6/2012 10:56PM

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NDTEACHER1 12/6/2012 9:58PM

    Good for you!

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SAINTBERNARD6 12/6/2012 8:51PM

    great response!!!!!!!!!!...hehehe

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KALANTHA 12/6/2012 8:35PM

    You're doing GREAT!!!

I'm glad you were able to get for a nice ride. I imagine it feels like freedom.

Life is GOOD!

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MONTREAL12 12/6/2012 8:08PM

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PJBONARRIGO 12/6/2012 7:57PM

    LOL Glad to hear that you are feeling much stronger and healthier too. It sounds like you had an awesome ride! emoticon

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