Saturday, June 30, 2012

When an Idea Takes Hold

Yesterday, an idea came to me.. what would happen if this September I just started walking.. oh not your normal everyday walking but start walking and not stop until I get somewhere.. you know like LA..

Somehow it took on a life of it's own.. logistics were discussed.. finances.. feasibility.. all sorts of things..

The thing is, I think I really want to do this. I turn 50 on Friday, my baby is off to college in August. The other kids are ready to get on with their lives actually already are. They have a support system here if they need a home base.. close friends and some family that will be here for them, so it's not like they won't have anywhere to return to if they need it.

I have always planned on doing something.. when Blond Girl goes off to college. I knew my life would have some major changes coming.. it was planned. BUT I was never sure what I would do.. now the more I think about it, the more I want to do this. Tomorrow I am going to start my practice walking.. I am going to see if I can by the end of the summer be up to 10 miles a day walking. If not, I am thinking so what. I am going to contact sporting goods stores to see if they want to donate materials, contact people and see if they want to sponsor my walk the weight off campaign.. I think I am seriously going to consider actually doing this..

OK, will follow up with updates as I get my stuff together.. or don't *grins* wish me well in my insanity


Friday, June 29, 2012

Taking a walk...

So I decided.. I think.. I hate and I mean really HATE being fat.. I seriously can't stand it.. and yet I can't seem to stick with a diet.. I honestly even contemplated signing up for the biggest looser.. yes I feel I am that big...

Back to my decision.. I will be working on my weight all summer but I think and here's the big I think.. I may be going for a walk. Taking a long walk.. As in moving blond girl to college.. getting PITA Boy settled and then going for a walk... and not coming back.. take the next year to walk.. across the country.. get where ever I am going.. see whatever I can see.. Kill the proverbial two birds with one stone.. As I consider this the plan seems to be better and better. Oh sure the first little while I won't make it far.. I will be lucky to get 10 miles a day if that far.. but if I just keep going I should eventually progress..

I think I am going to walk until I loose it all.. every single pound I want to loose.. Take a year.. enjoy the country and loose the weight..

Sure I would take my camera, my laptop and share my journey.. both weight and visual.. I am still considering this.. I may just take off on my bike.. as I love biking as well... Actually I hate walking unless there is a purpose... walking around tracks is boring but walking with a purpose.. yeah that can be fun. Make sure I have my iPod full, my camera ready and my sense of adventure all set..

It's still a consideration.. just a thought but it certainly intrigues me..


Friday, June 1, 2012


If my children ever become famous athletes (not likely so we will go with famous anything).. or ever loose to another person in anything (a bit more likely) I want them to be like Venus

Earlier Wednesday, we analyzed Serena Williams' post-loss press conference and came to the conclusion that it was anything but dignified, despite such proclamations from respected members of the tennis media.
Serena is 29 years old and unlikely to change her habit of ignoring the play of her opponents while talking about her losses. But if she wants to become noble in defeat, she won't have to look far for a role model.
Here's what her sister Venus had to say after her straight-set loss to Agnieszka Radwanska, according to Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim: "When I lose a match ... It's just important to give credit to the people who won. And I didn't win."
Disagree with me about Serena all you'd like, but we all know true dignity when we see it. A*from yahoo sports