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Making Progress; Great Weekend

Monday, August 18, 2014

I am making progress, I lost 3.5 pounds in the past 2 weeks. Of course that is after GAINING 7 pounds, but at least I am on the right track again. An even bigger victory is that my hiking pants fit me again! They were tight. I think the core strength training recommended by the physical therapist is helping reduce my belly.

In the past 2 weeks, I have kept up my streak pretty well.
At least 5 fruits and veggies every day-- done. emoticon
No snacking – well I lapsed a couple of times, but still success 12 out of 14 days.
Exercise at least 10 minutes every day – done. Exercise at least 5 hours total a week – done. Strength and stretching 3x per week – done. emoticon emoticon

This weekend I camped at Waldo Lake with the Sierra Club. It was a lot of fun. The wildfires were quite close (5 miles) and the Forest Service closed the west section of the trail around the lake on our last day. But we were very lucky because the smoke was not blowing in our direction.

My tent site

Our group campfire area

I led two hikes. On Saturday, 7 of us hiked to Bobby Lake. On one stretch of the hike, participants in the Waldo 100 K trail run (64 miles!) were passing on the trail; they had already run 23 miles (about 37 K) including climbing Fuji Mountain. I can’t imagine doing such a long run! In addition to 100 K distance, they climb over 11,000 feet (about 3,350 m) total elevation gain and an equal amount of loss.

Our hike to Bobby Lake was enough for me! We hiked approximately 5.5 miles.The lake was beautiful.

At the trailhead

On the trail

Bobby Lake

On Sunday, 3 of us hiked around Charleton Lake. The hike was only about 3.5 miles, but it was harder because of fallen trees (over 40!) lying across the trail and one section of boulder hopping. The other hike leaders told me it took their group 3 hours; I hiked with two faster younger men, so we completed the loop in 2 hours.

Charleton lake

Canoe on Charleton Lake

All in all, a great weekend, and a fairly successful week.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
OPALMOON 9/3/2014 7:54AM

    Congratulations to you Alison for making great progress - well done! Looks like a very enjoyable time was had on your hike!

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....sorry for the late per my blog, August was a very heavy month and I am just now catching up on blogs a few at a time...


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CATS_MEOW_0911 8/24/2014 5:29PM

    Looks like a wonderful trip!

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CTUPTON 8/21/2014 11:53AM

    Thank you so much for these photos and description of your camping. You did plenty! I can't imagine doing what you said about some of the other people.

If my chiropractor keeps doing things to take away my knee pain maybe I will be walking in the woods again. emoticon


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ALIALI2013 8/20/2014 2:12PM

    What a fantastic journey, you are doing awesome, and congrats on the loss, so wonderful! Keep it up, lady, you're really doing well!

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THIN133 8/20/2014 8:14AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss !! Wahoo !!! Wow ! What fun & beautiful pictures ! It's awesome you get to enjoy friends & nature & fitness all together ! NEAT !!!

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MARITIMER3 8/19/2014 7:40PM

    Thanks for sharing your hikes, Alison. Beautiful country. Hope the forest fires don't get any closer. Congratulations on the weight loss.
Hugs, Gail

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CLAIREINPARIS 8/19/2014 7:20AM

    Wow, so beautiful... I feel like I have been on vacation when I read your blogs, because the scenery is so incredibly different from where I hike!!! This was enchanting. And congratulations on your weight loss, you are doing great Alison!
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DR1939 8/18/2014 2:50PM

    emoticon for your weight loss.

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