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.
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.
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
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.
Canoe on Charleton Lake
All in all, a great weekend, and a fairly successful week.