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Welcome! Sounds like you have a good plan to progress, and you know where you want to go, and how you want to get there. This is your journey, there are no "rules" about how to do it, so do what you're comfortable with, and feel free to post questions or thoughts as you see fit, or just read what others have written.
highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143
New goal: more practical new goal, 129, update ticker to reflect that goal.
H: 5''4" 50 y.o.
"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers
"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan
Good for you. Keep your goals realistic and keep at the walking around town with your backpack. It's a great way to see things you often take for granted and great exercise. Slowly build up your distance and the weight in the backpack. I often use my backpack to go on grocery store trips. I load up the groceries in the pack and haul 'em home.
As you work your way up, find local trails using something like trails.com which will give you some variety.
Good luck to you and keep up the great work!
I'm New here. When mt Dad was alive, I used to hike to the 15 miles to see him on Friday night. Stay with him and his 2nd wife till Sunday night or Monday morning. Then hike/backpack the 15 miles back home. That was a while ago.
My weight got up over 325. I'm back under 300. The doctor has finally given me permission to try "extended walks".
Everywhere I go, I have a backpack of some kind with me. It's pretty cold here right now. So I think I'll start with 3-5 mile hikes around town.
I'll warn you up front, I'm not much of a blogger. I really don't understand the concept. When I write, I write for me to read - not anybody else.