I know a couple that live in China temporarily, due to the husband's job. Periodically they come back to the states to see family. The first time I saw him after their move, he was considerably slimmer. I called him the incredible shrinking man, and he told me that it was due to the fact that everyone walks everywhere in China.
Last year Nina and I decided to start walking. We would get up early every morning and walk approx. 3 miles. After we had gotten "dusted" by big trucks flying by us on the gravel road, we joined a fitness center. Nina is in great shape, but she loves to walk and be active. I just wanted to dump some excess weight. so off to the gym we went - five to six days a week. We would ride the stationery bikes, try out the various equipment, and always do a half hour on the treadmill. I was "inducted" into the club's Getting-Thrown-Off-The-Treadmill club when I turned my head to say something to Nina and lost my footing, and flew off the machine. Meh - it happens.
Anyway, no weight - no inches was coming off. So I bough Razor. Razor is my old-fashioned, thick-tired, no handbrakes bike. I named her Razor, because she slices through the wind (but only when we were traveling downhill). I would get up early and go down to our shop land and ride around, where the neighbors couldn't see a middle-aged woman riding a Pee Wee Herman bike. However, it seemed that whenever I went to leave the shop to go home, I would see the "experts". EWWWW. Leaving the shop driveway to go onto the street is a sloping uphill area. I would get off and push Razor up to the edge of the street and then pause to cross. Invariably, a whole pack of expert bikers, wearing their tight black shorts and lime-green shirts and pointy little helmets, would go swooshing through town. As they went by, each would quickly say "Good Morning!", but I think I also heard each one snicker as Razor and I watched them fly by.
Now my little friend Trisha, is the runner. She decided to start running and (gasp) has actually stuck with it. We all know lots of people who have the best intentions, but very few stick with it. Way to go, TAE! She is a very strong, athletic (but tiny) gal who looks great!
Not too long ago, Little Ma said she read an article about people who are developing cancer. It said that if this is happening to your body, the ability to lose weight is VERY difficult. Could that be a signal that I missed? Or am I just looking for excuses? Either way, it was something to think about.
Jenna mentioned that our Alec is overweight. Well, a few weeks ago, a man was selling one of those adult tricyle bikes. We thought that perhaps he could handle that style of bike, because his balance isn't too good. When the man heard why we wanted the bike, he insisted that we just take it! When the weather gets warmer, I want to take a picture of Alec riding it, and send to that wonderful, generous man. Thank you, John M.
Well, I guess the message for today is to TRY and keep active by running, walking, whatever. I want you all to stay nice and healthy .
NOTE:Tomorrow is chemo session #3. I'm sure it will be just fine. Wow, we are really trucking along with this. Time is really flying by and soon this will all be behind me. Yay!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL