Friday, May 29, 2015


The beautiful month of May is almost finished! It has been a good month for me. I reached another weight milestone (166), which means I am down 11 pounds all together this year. I am finally under what the weight is on my drivers license, which is another milestone. Here is a birthday photo with two of my favorites. 
My cycling miles have topped 307 for the month and that is not including what I will ride tomorrow during the Tour de Cure (43), a cycling charity ride for the American Diabetes Association. 

I attribute my success to being incredibly vigilant about what I eat. As I have noted before, I eat basically the same thing every day.  It is slowly working. 

In other news, I found my first monarch egg of the season at a garden that I care for at the college where I teach. While I did not see the adult, this is evidence that the monarchs have made it to Minnesota. Wahoo!

Stay strong everyone! You can do this!

Saturday, May 2, 2015



Hello All,
April was a great month for me! I biked over 280 miles!! Exercise is just who I am now. I built in time early in the morning to exercise, meaning there were some days when I was up and out on my bike before 6am (I have lights on my bike). I do not necessarily like getting up that early, but it was the only way that I could guarantee that I would exercise.

April was also the month that I tweaked my eating so that I have increased protein and gone low-carb. That regime has worked. I am loosing about .5 pounds a week now. That is still very slow, but I will take it. I am now at the lowest weight that I have been at for over 20 years. My goal this year is to shed another 20 pounds. I have shed one third of that weight in 4 months. It is slow, but that is how my body works. Slow. After 5 years of working on getting healthier I have patience. 

Early morning sunrise on one of my rides
 We have now entered my favorite month of the year: May. I look forward to more cycling and of course shedding a couple of pounds. Happy May!