What a Challenge !!

Monday, March 15, 2010

We are still in New Orleans for another week and then off to Florida for another 5 weeks.... just long enough to escape the awful months of March and Aprl in Western New York.... YUK.
We have been biking and trikking on the Tammany Trace which is a 34 mi Rails-to-Trails path and is so incredibly well maintained it is a true joy to be out on it nearly every day. The furthest we have gone in one day is 22 mi round trip. Our fannies were very tired AND I do think I am literally working the small butt that I have always have had off. LOL
The challenge for me is the food. We eat out at least once each day as we are either biking or sight-seeing. The food is very rich with sauces, cheese, butta', and while I have tried to be careful about what I choose, it is still challenging. I eat only part of my meal and even then it is far more cals than what I am used to eating. BTW I tried crawfish (NEVER thought I would) and they are absolutely delicious. I even peeled one myself (eeewww).
The only answer to the rich food has been to control other meals during the day and cook dinner at "home" as often as possible. Not too many places offer the salads we are used to having and certainly not the great greens (except collards in bacon fat etc).
The good news is that along with lifting the weights I bought and the other exercises of biking, trikking, walking Daisy, I think I am maintaining. Talk about a lifestyle and figuring it all out.
When all else fails, I think about Diabetes and killing my pancreas. If that doesn't do it, I don't kow what else does. LOL
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    I currently ride the Tammany Trace on my trikke.

    If you ever find yourself in the area and want to get together for a ride, you can find my club at..........

    2410 days ago
    I couldn't handle that food, never could do the butter and all that.

    You are doing great, you know all the biking and stuff is burning the extra calories.

    I know you are having a blast, can't wait to see pictures of all your adventures.
    3018 days ago
    It sounds like you're holding your own, but you're right ... it's hard to maintain equilibrium when the people around you are in a totally other reality.
    3023 days ago
    How wonderful that you are figuring out why, what and how! You have truly changed the way you live!
    3023 days ago
    Enjoy!!! If you are maintaining, you are doing fine! You deserve this and you'll be fine.
    3023 days ago
  • SLCB1023
    NO is the worst place to be when eating out!!! The food is fantastic so I feel for you. I will eat your leftovers though!!! emoticon
    3023 days ago
    Sounds like you're having FUN!! Enjoy my friend. You've earned it!!!
    3023 days ago
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