Sunday, September 7, 2008

Enough is enough

I have decided that enough is enough.

I have been gaining weight this summer despite that fact that it is summer. Granted my lovely doctor has told me that I am now menopausal and the weight gain is related to that. It just isn't right.

yes, if I sit down and read a book after work or work on my tatted lace that is sedentary and yes, I sit all day at work. but I have tried to cut down on the calories and still nothing. So the other day when I stepped on the scale and it said 160 [shudder] I said that's it.

The pic above if is of the bike that I bought Friday night. I did a mile and a quarter yesterday (Saturday) but in bits and pieces and today I did a mile in one piece. Now that doesn't sound like much, but for me that is a lot. I have had trouble with my thigh muscles screaming in agony after only a short 1/4 mile and that started years ago, but I attributed that to the bikes being adjusted for my kids when they were younger and shorter. so having toughed it out I feel better about it. All my muscles and joints hurt last night. And it took me until after 5 this afternoon to get up the guts to get out there and get in a ride. I made the dog come with my yesterday and today. big lazy pig that he is, this should help him too.

He is a pure bred blue heeler. he was born with the brown patches over his eye and ear contrary to the normal all white of a blue heeler pup. And they kept telling us he would get more spots as he got older, but by the time he was 6 mos old we knew that he would stay white with sooty smudgy fingerprints along his back like you see. He is a good dog, but like all blue heelers, very intelligent and full of energy, and he just doesn't have enough to do. No kids around anymore, and not as much cattle work since we aren't milking anymore. He was 5 years old this past July. amazing, I can remember picking him up from my daughter when he was just 6 weeks old.

Happy Tatting


  1. Good for you! And, cow dogs are wonderful helpers ~ ours was named "Rosie" and she was tenacious.
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  2. Don't worry - the first few times your body feel terrible but once you get over that, your body will scream GET ON THE BIKE and it will be a breeze.


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