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doing the hills
Sunday, October 22, 2017      1 comments

not getting as much biking in as I'd like. Its either round and round on my local streets or hit the highway. Finally felt enough confidence to do that yesterday and this morning. 3.7 miles and 4.4 respectively with lots of HILLS! Thighs are... Read more
still pedaling
Monday, October 02, 2017      0 comments

while the hills are good for my thighs, the downhills do little for me - except give me another hill to climb! But have to figure half my mileage is just coasting And am still learning how to read my odometer. So today only did 1.2 miles ... Read more
Sunday, October 01, 2017      0 comments

before I bought that bike, about six weeks ago sat on a stationary set up they had at the shop to try the manual gear shifter and feel the difference with the pedal assist. after only 5 minutes my thighs were hurting. So came home and bega... Read more
new wheels
Saturday, September 30, 2017      1 comments

its been over 35 years since I've been on a bike. I'm not young and fit anymore, so have downscaled that to something not just fun, but practical t... Read more
took the hill!
Wednesday, September 27, 2017      0 comments

Yesterday commented on the little hill, today took the BIG hill. First off, I was wrong, it is 2.5 times bigger than the little hill. This morning walked straight up, not slowly, but not fast either. was almost to the top when I stopped... Read more
Its working!
Monday, September 25, 2017      3 comments

this month have refused to beat myself up for gaining all that weight back. Instead have been watching the sugar, cutting down the fats, and most of all EXERCISING. Regardless of what the "studies" say about the role of exercising in l... Read more
next stage
Friday, September 22, 2017      3 comments

So earlier this month began cutting out sugar, reducing butter and cheese, and began exercising. Calories in about equal calories out, but still lost 6 lbs. Have increased stamina, and see some slight changes due to muscles. Seem to have ... Read more
Day 11
Tuesday, September 12, 2017      1 comments

Only day 11. But have done this so often it feels like forever sometimes! So still struggling with the sugar cravings, but not so much. Butter cravings definitely subsiding, yeah! in general though, struggling to get my daily calorie... Read more
not yet
Friday, September 08, 2017      3 comments

still struggling with the sugar. Still having to use the willpower everytime Hubs says Want some ice cream? Finished lunch today and WANTED chocolate. One day, it will pass... Read more
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      0 comments

this morning had fruit and cereal, but no real protein and after a couple of hours in the sun working in the garden (early AM, not heat of the day) felt super shaky. A quick protein drink helped that, but a not so gentle reminder to make s... Read more
the one step
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      1 comments

as the longest journey begins with just one step, my one step is giving up sugar. Have done my BMR and that should be 2000 calories a day. Am still over that, but have begun exercising, so have at least, hopefully, slowed down my weight ga... Read more
Monday, September 04, 2017      3 comments

Am struggling to give up sugar. Not sweets as in fruit, but SUGAR. As bad as quitting smoking. Hopefully, the cravings will ease sooner than they did with cigarettes... Read more
yada yada yada
Sunday, September 03, 2017      1 comments

since February have gained 26 lbs. Nothing else to say. Have revamped my physical trackers as I'd made too complex a system. In March have to go back to CA, Refuse to buy new jeans as I only wore the ones I bought for the 2017 trip ... Read more
fit bit ap
Wednesday, July 05, 2017      2 comments

got the replacement fit bit flex 2 and it is now hooked up through my computer and phone. and to be honest, find I'm using their trackers more than SP's. They are all there, right on the dashboard; how many steps I've taken, how many miles... Read more
frustration thy name is FitBit
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      0 comments

Got my new fitbit Flex 2. won't connect through the computer, got it finally sync'ed with my phone (when I got my fitbit charge HR they didn't have an ap for my android phone) But it won't sync! So am returning it for for a replacemen... Read more

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