Sunday, June 10, 2018

Re-entering the blogging world!

Happy Summer!
It has been a while since I made some time for blogging, but, now that it is summer, I hope to do a bit more. Blogging has always been a way for me to process this journey toward continued good health with other readers. I have enjoyed good health and I continue to exercise regularly. Below are some recent pictures of camping with my grandbabies. I hiked over 25 miles with them and on my own over four days. Prior to my weight loss, I could never have managed that kind of a trip.





I have continued to keep the bulk of the weight that I lost over five years ago off however, I would like to shed another chunk of weight (20 or so pounds) for a number of reasons. I also want to make strides in keeping my monster of a sweet tooth at bay. I joined Weight Watchers over a year ago dropped 15 pounds and then gained back 10. My sweet tooth had a lot to do with the return of the ten. So, before, I relapse more, I thought I would give blogging another try.

More soon,

Michele

Monday, October 16, 2017

Catching up

Greetings!
I gave myself the summer of Weight Watchers. I tracked every day and exercised also on most days, but I went over on points. I did gain a few pounds that I am now working to release (as WW says). I enjoyed summer and having a good break. I never went crazy with eating. I took some time off of work for the whole month of August that led to different eating patterns, including more points. I know what I need to do and am working on it.

Back to the August thing: my blog is not just about weight loss and getting fit-it is also about well-being. Taking that month of august off of work was really important for my well-being. The work of an academic, like almost any profession, never stops-especially with email and research obligations. I was able to stay electronic free for most of the month, including reading a wonderful selection of books from the Bill Gates summer reading list and also some recommendations from one of my grandbabies. My favorites were Hill Billy Elegy by J. D. Vance City of Embers by Jeanne Du Prau. I began this academic year refreshed and ready to meet my new students. 

I also rediscovered my love of the mountains and hiking. My hubby and I spent almost two weeks in Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Combined we hiked about 40 miles. Enjoy a few pictures!


More soon, Michele





Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Time to re-tune

Greetings!

I fell off the wagon these past few weeks. I have continued to track my food and exercise, which is good. But, I have gone over my Weight Watcher points many times, which has resulted in a few pounds gained. Fourth of July holiday, birthdays and other events are now in the past. I am committed to working further on my health. Stay tuned. Michele

PS: Picking strawberries with some of my favorite people!