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It’s Been Far Too Long…

Recently a good friend asked me about my blog…which he lovingly referred to as “Waddling for Vodka”.  Although joking, he wasn’t very far from the truth.  I have not been so kind to my physical self.  I had already made a deal with myself to get back on the treadmill and lose some weight and tone my muscles before boating season.

Boating Season in Indiana –Memorial Day Weekend until it’s too cold to swim any longer.          2016 lasted until Halloween.Image may contain: sky, cloud, tree, outdoor, nature and water

So what have I been up to you ask?  Eating.  Drinking.  Not Exercising.

It has been about a month and I have given up drinking wine on week nights! And I’ve been hiking, walking and running on that treadmill in the basement.

I have also been learning about counting Digestible Carbs and how to improve my overall eating habits much like someone with diabetes.  Diabetics must maintain a steady blood sugar throughout the day to keep from spiking high and low.  A lot of healthy eating research shows that diets low in fat, sugar and carbohydrates can promote steady blood sugar and reduce stress and promote weight loss.

So I’m giving it a shot…I am going to eat like a diabetic!  A very strict Diabetic or Ketogenic Diet says no more than 30 grams of Digestible Carbs in a day.  I just had a bowl of soup and a half cup of cottage cheese.  That was 23 grams of digestible carbs.  So not much left for the rest of the day.  This isn’t going to be easy!  But I am also not diabetic and am only trying this out to study it’s effects on someone like myself.

Digestible Carbs are Total Carbs Minus Fiber

1 Serving of Red Wine, or 5 oz., contains 3.8 grams of Carbohydrates which turn around and smack your butt and stomach full of sugar weight!  If you drink the whole bottle, you’re consuming 19 grams of carbs for the day and you haven’t eaten a meal yet.  This is why I gave up my wine habit.  Goodbye Cabernet, Ciao Chianti, Adios Tempranillo!

Stay tuned…we will see how this goes.

 

 

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The Worst Quitter: How I Quit a Half Marathon Then Ran It Anyway

I am somewhat embarrassed to say that I am the worst quitter I know.  Well, sometimes I am a great quitter: I quit smoking 16 months ago.  But one month ago, I quit the Indy Mini Marathon.  Continue reading The Worst Quitter: How I Quit a Half Marathon Then Ran It Anyway

The Agony of Defeat

Have you ever embarked upon a plan that you weren’t so successful at fulfilling?  I have been struggling on this post for a few weeks now.  I must admit defeat, throw the white flag in the air and launch my tail between my legs.  For those of you who know me…what I really need is to unload a particular foster dog before I get too attached and keep making dog references!  Continue reading The Agony of Defeat

Las Vegas Blvd

Good Morning Lost Wages!
Good Morning Lost Wages!

As promised, I laced up my shoes and went for a 2.5 mile run in Las Vegas this morning. It was a quick and easy run and I attribute that to my unfamiliar surroundings. Not surprising, Las Vegas Blvd gives you a lot to look at along the way. There were many people with Starbucks in hand as well as a few younger folks doing the “walk of shame” in last night’s club attire gone wrinkled and booze soaked.

So I  will leave you with this…another motivating factor in maintaining routine for the long haul…change your surroundings! Now it’s time to find a pizza shop and a roulette wheel before I head to the airport!

Fat Tuesday

Today I will thoroughly enjoy grazing by the office pitch in, which consists of high fat and caloric dips, cheeses, chips, cakes and cookies.  After all it is Fat Tuesday – time to celebrate!  Meanwhile in New Orleans, thousands stumble into the streets to catch a buzz and a few beads while in search of a restroom which quickly gives way to an alley.  What does Fat Tuesday mean to you?  Continue reading Fat Tuesday