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Gardening without Chain and Ball

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

As I was working in the garden yesterday, it occurred to me how much harder this work would have been if I still had been carrying with me those 55 pounds I've lost. There is a 50 lb kettle ball that I use at the gym for several of my exercises. I like to do this to remind me of what I used to carry with me all the time in fat. Imagine having that chained to me as I worked in the garden. That would have been miserable! I'm not sure I could have done seven hours of intense physical work a year ago. Anyway, its a joy to celebrate. My wife and I planted 30 asparagus plants, a blackberry and two raspberry bushes and two currant plants. We also transplanted several bushes around the house and planted several flowering plants. It will be fun to enjoy the food and flowers from yesterdays labor in the years to come. I am sore from the day's workout but feel a great sense of accomplishment.

Here I am with the trench dug for the asparagus plants!
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  • OWL_20
    Wow, that is a lot of work! We have not started on our garden yet! But isn't it cool to have lost the weight and feel good about doing all that work? emoticon
    1719 days ago
    It's a good thing you only needed to lose 55 lbs. Imagine carrying around a 140 lb kettle ball.

    Good luck with the gardening. I've got a black thumb...
    1719 days ago
    Congrats on the accomplishment and on the celebrating! "All the asparagus that's fit to eat" for you : )
    1720 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    I agree, my gardening is so much easier for me as well after losing weight. Happy gardening. emoticon
    1720 days ago
    You must really love asparagus! That is one big long amazing trench..

    Nice blog! emoticon
    1720 days ago
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