Mount Shasta, California
Its been the best of times – its been the worst of times. Lets start out with the best – since my glass is always more than half full.
I started the year with a new exercise – weight lifting. I’ve lifted weights at least twice a week – but on average 3 times a week since February and love it. I do low weights – with lots of reps – and walk to and from my gym for a total of 2 miles round trip. That’s on top of riding my bike to and from BART every day. I’ve only lost 10 pounds – so have recently doubled or tripled down with an app called LoseIt! and it is the best app I’ve found – I like it a lot more than Weight Watchers. It is based on calorie counting – which I find I have to do – as my doctor said “Its all about calories in, calories burned”. This past weekend I started doing a 10 mile sprint on my bike – which includes a couple of hills. I increased my speed by 1.6 mph in just two days – and really enjoyed “huffing it”. Between that and LoseIt! I’m much more confident I can hit my goal when the app says I will – the beginning of January.
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Now that Autumn has started – I realize I have this last quarter of the year to really dig in and lose this weight and get to my target. I am more confident than ever with this app – and like the caloric science that it is – I have lost the next 2 pounds towards my final goal. Fingers crossed again – but the metaphor of the cycling sprint is perfect for the weight loss sprint. I’ll have to remain vigilant the rest of my life – but the benefits are very much worth the effort.
Luckily, the worst of times (politics) have not affected me more than aggravated me – (and provided the most fodder for comedians) – so lets pray something really bad doesn’t happen. My money is on the bet that things will get a hell of a lot worse before they get better. The old adage “Everyone was having fun until someone got hurt” comes to mind. We live in an Idiocracy now – so get used to it. America won’t be made great again – its going to be trashed.
Now we are “hurtling” towards 2019. Good luck to us all.