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These boots are made for walkin'

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Taking a different bus to work - one that requires a mile and a half walk - seems to be working. Of course, it brings a substantial temptation - it drops me off right in front of Mc Donald's. Common sense factors hugely here: not eating breakfast twice, limiting myself to about 500 calories at McDonald's, skipping McD's all together, popping in for a smoothie or low calorie drink only (I have researched diet soda and found it to be a useful tool - the biggest problem we have is OVERCOMPENSATING for perceived caloric savings: "Go ahead and supersize those fries and give me a double bacon cheeseburger with that diet Coke.").

I'm feeling hopeful about my 1 lb a week goal. It's going to be a challenge to only weigh myself once a week - overweighing has been a problem in the past. Some results are immediate - I'm already seeing an increase in my energy level!

As to my recreational activity, I can start gay bowling two weeks from today. It ain't mountain climbing, but it's active, social and it gets me out of the house. It's important that I have some interaction with my community. There are a myriad of gay recreational groups in Portland - everything from hiking to square dancing - my work schedule presents a challenge because I work most evenings except Sundays and Mondays. I'll keep exploring.

Weight correction: My scale was a bit off in my favor. I'm starting this leg of my journey at 234, not 236. I'm still giving myself until next Oct 1 to achieve 199 or below.
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TENNISJIM 12/2/2013 6:06AM

    You can do it. Skip McD and reaching your goal.

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SMITTY4RL 12/1/2013 5:30PM

    Hey, I think the one pound weight loss is pretty sensible. And I love the strategy you have of being dropped off and having to walk an extra mile+--great job! Good luck with that bowling, it's one sport that doesn't call to me--the ball just does not cooperate, lol. Cheers!

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