Friday, November 08, 2013

Still Working on the Weight Loss...

It's one week into November and one week closer to 2014!
Over on Facebook, people are using the month of November to reflect on the things for which they are thankful--one for each of the 30 days. I've opted out of this little exercise, not because I can't think of thirty things that I'm thankful for, but because I'd rather opt out of any kind of exercise!

If you keep track of such things, you might already know that my personal exercise program has diminished a bit as the fall weather has set in. Actually, the weather has less to do with it than plain old laziness! I did manage a little time on the exercise bike, but with baseball in the off season, there is less reason for spending time in front of the TV and so exercise time has suffered.

On the bright side of that exercise coin, even though I've managed little time for exercise and haven't been super diligent about diet, I've managed to hold weight for the time being. I think that I'll do a one week "push through the plateau" effort next week and hope to drop a pound or two. I'm still looking to start January at 218 or less. That would be -40 pounds since the first of June.

So, I'm curious...
What are your most effective ways to lose weight?
I know that many people are big fans of Weight-Watchers. Some prefer other diet programs. Some use shredder kinds of exercise programs. There are thousands of marketed ideas on how to lose weight.

What works for you?

Please do share your thoughts and ideas.

I think that the exercise program for this weekend is going to be raking leaves! A couple of my trees have dropped all of their leaves while the oaks will be littering the yard throughout the winter and into the spring when the new growth finally pushes out the last of the dead leaves. Ugh!

It's Friday! My mid-shift is coming to an end and after a short nap it will be time for the weekend to begin. Enjoy your weekend. Smile often. Be well!

John <><


eViL pOp TaRt said...

In general, runing or walking are good methods -- but be sure to get a physician's checkup before doing anything strenuous like that.

Alternatively, swimming does too, if you can swim in n indoor pool.

Mike said...

I never rake leaves anymore. I mulch them. So my exercise is getting on and off the riding mower.

But I did get the treadmill back out and in front of the TV in the basement. One of the four PBS channels always have something on to watch.