As a general practice I don't post many pictures of my family in my blog, but here they are! One good looking group, don't you think?
This was taken a few blocks from their home in Sunset Cliffs when we went for a Sunday morning walk with the dogs.
Food is always a big part of our lives. We enjoyed these Eggs Benedict at the far end of the walk.
It looks like it will be a long time before I will allow myself to indulge in a yummy dish such as this again. The outcome (which I totally expected) of my doctors visit and blood work was the advice to lose weight, stop drinking wine, and get more exercise.
Those of you who followed this blog in 2012 may remember how hard I worked to lose 50 pounds and get healthier. Well, three years later I have to do it again. I did manage to keep the weight off for most of a year, but in the last two I have eaten my way to health problems once again.
I know I can lose weight. I know I can eat in a more mindful way. I have made a new commitment to myself and my own health.
My goal is to lose 50 pounds again by November when I come back to see the same doctor. I can do it! I think I will start by reviewing all the 2012 posts. I know they were very positive.
In keeping with that goal I bought myself a new toy.
A spiffy new 3 speed "beach cruiser" bike. Jeannie Sparks has been an inspiration to me with all of her posts about the things she sees on her rides. I intend to start slowly with daily rides around the parks we visit. When my legs get stronger I will be able to farther afield. I think this is a good "before" picture. Look at those fat thighs and puffy arms! Eight months from now I WILL BE THINNER!
But this plan of action have been delayed.
On Sunday I was in a hurry and I fell while going down the Alfa stairs.
Sprained my ankle. Ouch!
It is not a really bad sprain, but it will take some time before I can ride. Right now I'm just looking forward to being able to walk again.
This too will be a memory someday! But for now it is a bummer.