Saturday, August 29, 2015

And The Missing Blogger Returns!

 (I apologize for my long hiatus; it seems my muse has eluded me, leaving me both bemused and un-amused!  Once again, I shall attempt to resume blogging.  I make no promises, but here I go.)

Over the last few months I've spent my time trying to get healthier through exercise and diet.  In February of 2014, I looked in the mirror and had a long conversation with myself.  People were constantly asking me if I was okay, as I seemed to always be short of breath and "agasp" for oxygen.

I mentioned the last time I posted that I'd lost some weight (80 lbs.), and I've contined to work on that, although perhaps not with as much determination, but I'm now down 87.5 lbs.  During the summer months I've been swimming in the Olympic size outdoor pool at the local gym.  I did that last summer, too.  Last year I was swimming 22 laps at a time; this year I increased to 25 laps, three or four times per week.  It takes me an hour (I'm not a speedy swimmer) and I estimate the distance I swim each time to be the equivalent of 7/10ths  of a mile.  

Because I live in Maine, the outdoor swim season is coming to a close soon, and I'll be moving indoors to the treadmill.  It's not as pleasant, but serves the purpose.  My goal is to drop 150 lbs. total.  I still won't be mistaken for Twiggy, but I'll feel even better than I do now.  Wish me luck!


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
EVVVAAAAAA!!!! there you are - it is good to see you and to read that you are moving along steadily on your weight loss goal... I was just saying today to my sister that there is a hint of autumn in the air. sigh...

Anyhoo - I wonder if it would be of interest and/or help to share with other bloggers who are on the same 'road' of gaining fitness and losing pounds; I am good blogpals with Carol at 10 again and Lin at Editing Myself who have recently begun their journey through this medium. ... a different kind of muse!

I hope that you are otherwise well and finding other stuff to entertain - but it sure would be good to see your bloggy turn up in my reader again &*> Huggies, YAM xx

fishducky said...

And the prodigal returneth!!

Stephen Hayes said...

Glad that you've resurfaced. I missed you.

River said...

Here I was thinking you had finally retired after years of wrestling with it.
Good to hear the weight loss continues. Mine is going in the opposite direction :(
I really must get control of that and soon.

Bryan Jones said...

Congratulations on your weight loss and good luck with your future endeavours.

My wife has managed to lose 42 pounds over a 9-month period by a combination of exercise (daily 75-minute walks & video) and some restriction on calories (albeit far from being a crash diet). She enjoys the exercise and feels brighter immediately after - I think this is the key.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Welcome back and a huge congratulations, not just on the weight loss but the accomplishments with swimming. You can officially swim 25 more laps than I can!

(I can't swim)


Eva Gallant said...

So nice to know that you are still out there, guys! I'm pleased you took the time to comment and welcome me back. i won't be writing daily, but definitely a few times per week!

Eddie Bluelights said...

I am mightily impressed . . . . I admire your will power and determination.
I could do with losing around 40lb because I am a little short of breath through carrying all this sacks of potatoes around . . . :) Cheers Eddie

Nancy/BLissed-Out Grandma said...

I'm glad you are back! I was just looking through my earliest blog posts from six years ago, and you were among my earliest blog friends. So it just feels right that you are blogging again!

glnroz said...

yeaaaaa gooodddyyyy,,, you have returned and am glad you are doing good, glenn