Friday, May 29, 2015

Milestones


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!
Michele

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May!

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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!

TTFN,
Michele