Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year!


Right after Christmas my dad was diagnosed with Diabetes, which startled all of us. He's doing well, taking it in stride and doing all the work required. He's changed his diet and he's started exercising.

Him exercising has been a great motivator for me. This last week we've been out for 1/2 mile to 1 mile walks and today we went on a 2.5 mile hike around a local park that has nature trails running through it. The more he walks the better his energy is so each day we're able to walk a little further than the day before and on Friday he went up his first set of hills. I'm hopeful that he sticks with it and in a few weeks he'll be up to my speed of about 2 to 2 1/2 miles a day.

I've also decided to sell my bike *sad face* and use the money I get from it to save up for a more comfortable bike. I love riding bikes, but now that I'm older overweight, it's hard for me to ride a standard mountain bike. It hurts my wrists to lean forward on the handle bars and the pressure from pushing down on the pedals really bothers my ankle that I I'm thinking a new bike, like this is in store for me.

The holidays were tricky, I'm impressed that I didn't gain 10 lbs, but my weight went up and down every week like a teeter-totter. I didn't overeat and I didn't overload on sugar and sweets, but there wasn't a lot of exercising and I didn't exactly stay on plan. I'm forcing myself to get back on track this last week, and with the exercising and eating better I'm starting to feel better.


  1. And look, a bright and shiny new post!

    Diabetes runs in my family, and genes are a factor. I really outta do something to avoid that fate...

    If your new bike is more comfortable, I'm sure it'll be easier to look forward to riding it!

  2. Just found your blog. I love biking and am a bike junkie (sort of). So, get a more comfy bike that you will use and will help you get fit. I will be back to cheer you on. Go, go, go and stay focused!