Nov 30, 2020 02:36AM Claire_in_Seattle wrote:
My 40 miles was actually 42.6 miles, so feel well exercised once again. Rainy at the start, but was rewarded by a glorious return and then the most glorious sunset and moonrise driving home. Today promises to be fair once the fog lifts.
There is something sneaky about lack of exercise and weight gain. You don't gain the weight all at once when you stop exercising. What happens is that your muscles turn to fat, your metabolism slows, and THEN all sorts of unpleasant things start to happen. This happened once in my life when I swapped a very active job for a desk job. Which is why I made a point of not losing my muscle mass by exercising throughout treatment (including chemo). I didn't want to be blindsided twice.
Although I also do crunches and lift weights, cycling and skiing are what keep me fit and sculpted. Plus a lot of walking.
I am looking forward to having a lot more things to wear which will start happening about 5 lb. from where I am now. Even more so at the 10 mile marker, as I go onto the 15 or so additional pounds I need to lose. I will be down at least one size when I am done.
Need to do a major wine buy which is the bulk of my Christmas shopping, plus I get to support local wineries that badly need my support. One of my friends in NY is just getting over Covid, and no doubt this will cheer her up immensely. I am now at the point where it's easier to forego wine with dinner, though obviously greatly miss it. A question of drinking several cups of herbal tea to signal the end of the day.
Making turkey pie tonight, my first in a couple of decades. So much tastier and healthier when you make it yourself. Plus, I need to cook up the rest of the beans.
Onto the wine order! - Claire