Starting the Year Right

As I mentioned in my last blog about setting goals for the new year, I am going after them.  Since January 1 I have exercised every day for at least 30 minutes.  I have been on the bike indoors or outdoors (the weather was really nice Friday, Saturday and Sunday) and have put on 61.5 miles.  I was at meetings in Munice and El Paso on Mondya and Tuesday of this week.  So instead of riding I walked 30 minutes both days.  Yesterday the wind was about 30 mph out of the WNW and gusting to 40.

The other, what seems to be an ongoing goal, is getting to my goal weight of 165 pounds.  It is so easy to eat and since RAGBRAI 2017 I went from 167 to 209.  I am focusing again on what I call the 5 P’s – Prayer, Portion, Pace, Patience, Persistence – to head in the other direction.  Since weiging in on Jan 1 at 208.9 I have lost 3.2 pounds. Today I weigh 205.7.  My hope is that I will be at 200 pounds when we leave for California.  If I can stay on track I HOPE to reach my goal by the end of August