Thursday, May 09, 2013
Well, itís been a while since I last blogged in this venue. A lot has gone on in the past six months. We moved to a new house Ė with a lot of work on our part; we had a major burglary in which almost $5,000 worth of my tools were stolen; I was hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy; but we made it. Now that things have begun to settle down Becky and I are back on track with our diet and exercise. I must say, however, that since the last time I wrote, I have been able to maintain my weight through watching what I consume. But itís a new day Ė again!
Starting about four or five weeks ago, Becky and I began reducing our intake of carbohydrates drastically. We also quit drinking soft drinks of all kinds. It was hard at first but has become easier as time passes. We have now begun looking at the entire nutritional package by tracking what we eat here on SP. We are slowly adding back carbohydrates while watching fat, protean and caloric intake. We are also stepping up our exercise. At this point we are taking two one mile brisk walks each day.
Unfortunately, it is easier for men to lose weight than it is for women. I am able to drop the pounds rather quickly and that is a real discouragement for Becky but I continually encourage her to keep it up.
So, that's the news from Lake Wobegon, where all the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average.