My quest at finally shedding 100 pounds or more. Good days or bad, weight up or down, exercised or not, I want to blog about it to for the next 12-20 months. Why the next 20 months. I figure if I lose 5 pounds a month, it will take me 20 months. I'm hoping by doing this, not only will it hold me more accountable, but will help me figure out what triggers my downfalls.
I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME! Philippians 4:13
We sometimes camp at this one campground that has a lot of people who ride golf carts around. It is a large campground, so I'm sure that is why so many people bring them. Any time I've camped there before when a security guard or older men saw me walking they would offer me a ride to wherever I was going. I often took them up on it because my fat old body would get to tired to walk very far. I always just thought it was because the security guards did that for everyone and the older men were just being gentlemen. I now know different. We camped there this past week. I either walked 6 miles or jogged 4 miles a day. When I was done, I would walk up to the indoor pool and do laps for an hour. Not once was I offered a ride. Just so you know, I would have not accepted any rides this year because I now know that exercise if my friend and not my enemy. I started to wonder why I no longer was asked if I needed a ride. I realized, that it was my weight. These people saw this lady who was 100+ pounds overweight, struggling to walk, and must have known that I was in need of a ride. They probably thought they were saving me from a heart attack. Then I started to pay even more attention and sure enough they would stop and offer extremely overweight people rides. Do you have any idea how it makes me feel that I'm no longer in the "offer a fat person a ride program"?
One of my goals this year was to walk our local bike trail from Romeo to Richmond. This is about 15 mile walk. I'm happy to report that my daughter and I made it all the way. I had a friend that tried but came about 3 miles short. She still did an awesome job and I'm proud of her. I must admit that the last two miles were the worst. My knee started to swell and my butt was on fire, but I didn't give in. I told myself that I was going to make it, even if I had to crawl there. After I got home, I did take some ibuprofen and iced my knee. I'm doing fine now, just a little stiff. I'll see what tomorrow brings. My next goal (that I will accomplish) is to ride my bike to Richmond & Back. I love my new active me with the can do spirit.
Today's Recipe: "Strawberry Push-Up". At only 28 calories, these are an awesome treat on a hot summer day.