Granny Glenn's Dreams
Monday, 1 August 2005
thirty...count 'em thirty pounds
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: It's gotta happen - they just gotta go
I have gained thrirty pounds since I got married. I am 362 days away from being 50 years old.
I have to find something really outlandish to do for my summer vacation the year I turn 50...

But first I have to loose this thirty pounds!!

I can't quit eating, I have tried that and it just wasn't any fun. I joined Curves and Mr. says it doesn't work unless I actually go. I had needles put in my stomach to melt the fat away (three inches gone) but the fat is still there.

So I decided next summer I want to ride my bike 100 miles in one day. Yep, one day, not the two that it takes me to ride that far now, but in one day and get into camp before dark and not have to go to the hospital with another heat stroke. So in order to do that, I think I will need to do the actual training required. I have avoided that t word for several years of bike riding and have now concluded that that is the secret behind those skinny asses who pass me on the hills. So I am going to ride, several times a week.

I rode 8 miles Sunday, 6 Miles Saturday and 12 last Thursday. I didn't get to ride today, had the fancy 4-H banquet to attend. But I am going to do it. I will ride everyday I get home before dark and 12-15 miles on Thursdays. Those are the hardest because I ride with a group in Joplin and they know where all the hills are. Up hills suck and down hills rock. It's just a fact of life.

So I am hoping that this big T (training) will melt those pesky pounds away. I have found a new bike I like, a recumbant, ya know one of those you lay back on with a nice back rest. However, I found out that it uses a different set of muscles to peddle, the old butt muscles. At this point in my life I would not be able to peddle down the drive way. The old butt fell to my knees quite some time ago.

So that is what I have been up to. If you see me passing, just honk, that always makes me forget I am clipped to my peddles and sets me on my rear on the side of the road. Keeps me alert.

Posted by grannyglenn at 7:03 PM

Wednesday, 3 August 2005 - 3:07 AM

Name: Sis

Wow! You have been riding a lot lately!

Wednesday, 3 August 2005 - 10:38 AM

Name: Diva
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I need to lose a hundred, so maybe that'll make you feel better. It sure makes me cheery as hell! :P

I had a bad week last week with the eating right and exercising thing. My foot hurt really bad and I was pissed off at the universe so I didn't work out and I shoved not so good things into my mouth. But this week is better and I'm back on track. Why can't it be as easy to eat good as it is to eat crappy?

Ugh, just saying the word "training" makes me sweat.

Since I've started working out, I've gone about 20 miles on the bikes in the air conditioned gym. That's the only way this chick will bike!! I have them blow the fan at me and I pedal away!

Are you clogging every week or did you just agree to do an exhibition with your mom and sis? Heather and I keep saying we want to start again. Not sure when I'd find time to go, what with running the munchkins everywhere, but I'd sure like to try!

If you don't mind, email me all the details - where, when and the cost. Thanks!!

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