Where to start???

Well, I decided to start this blog about 2 things in my life that I love and hate. I love cooking, traveling the roads on my motorcycle throughout the Eastern Canada/United States region and traveling. What do i hate? I hate how overweight I am. I am 51 years old and finally this year, I have decided to do something about it. I joined Weight Watchers on January 6, 2010. I weighed 304 pounds! Even I never thought I was that heavy! I was, and still am, disgusted with myself. How did I get here? Well, that's part of what i will be exploring with this blog. So, I am starting out on another journey. This time however, it will not be bike travels on twisty roads, with the wind in my face and pure joy and excitement but rather a road that will be much harder to travel, but hopefully with rewards and accomplishments along the way. So, I am starting this blog a bit late but better late than never. Plus, I am at the point where I have been successful so far but am in need of a little more motivation. I say more motivation because, well, I guess I should have enough motivations already (and I will list them in a later post) but I guess I am feeling a bit stagnat.

My Bike

My Bike
2009 Suzuki M90

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


I have my Weight Watchers meeting tonight...... :(

It hasn't been a great week. I've been in the doldrums lately and even though it's sunny and way above average temeratures for this time of year, it has not snapped me out of whatever funk I'm in. And guess what I do when in a funk. Triathalons. Ya, right. I eat. Nothing huge, I didn't go to McDonalds or Arby's (although both are a stone's throw from my house), just constant nibbling.

I seemed to have injured my shin last Saturday walking. I don't know how or what but it's really sore near the bottom of my shin just before my foot. I had to stop walking after 1 mile. I couldn't go out on my walks again until today. So there goes my goal of 86 miles in March. I think this is what has put me into my funk that I'm in. Is it possible that I'm at the point where I "need" the excercise? That I get cranky, irritable, moody, lost, etc when I don't get my walk in? Is it possible that the way i used to get when i didn't get my fast food fix is now the way i am when I don't get my excercise?

What I do know is that I was able to walk for 1hr and 15 minutes on my usual route today and I feel exhilirated! And accomplished, and satisfyied and I no longer feeling quilty!

Who knew!

P.s. Walking totals for the month (I use GPS on my iPhone to keep track of time and distance then log it into a spreadsheet)

Total time spent walking: 26 hours, 1 minute, 24 seconds
Total distance walked: 82.63 miles.

This gives me a goal to now beat next month! And 1 less day to do it too!

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