Monday, December 28, 2009

Damage Control

Today, I decided to get on the scale. I've been enjoying the holiday fare and haven't been exercising very much at all. Over Thanksgiving I managed to gain 7 lbs by eating whatever I wanted, so today I wasn't surprised to see I'd gained 6 more. Now, I have to change my stats over there on the side bar! Darn, I hate that. But, I knew it was going to happen. I'm accepting it and now, without beating myself up and getting depressed, I'm going to work on making better choices and getting in some exercise to get back on track. I know what works. I did manage to lose quite a bit of weight this year and next year I'm planning to lose more.

I've been thinking about riding my bike to work once in a while and since I'm off work this week, I decided to go for it today. We had a beautiful day with sun and temps in the 50's. I took off from home around 2:30pm and got to the school in about 35 minutes. I took my time since it was the first time I'd taken that route and even had to stop at a little park to use the potty. That is the only problem I ever have riding distances. My bladder is the size of a walnut, lol. Anyway, it was fun and I'm so glad I got off my butt and just did it. I think I doubted that I could actually do it. I've done that my whole life, doubted myself right out of trying things. This year, I want to stop doubting and start doing!

Anyway, here are some pictures of my ride today.

Narly tree.

Bike trail by a park.

Nellie in the school courtyard. It was fun riding around campus :)

Bike trail along the bayou.

Total miles, round trip: 11.72 miles
Total actual riding time: One hour and 15 minutes!

Hope your holiday was full of peace and love. And don't forget to drink your water!

Oh, we gave Sydney some special cookies for Christmas. They were homemade from a specialty dog shop - with yogurt icing! She loved them! Silly, girl..


  1. Nice pictures and a gorgeous doggie :)

  2. Every one of my post should be called damage control. lol. I feel your pain and I think its this time of year that has us out of control.
    I Love your bike. For a while my Mom and I rode until she had to sell her extra bike due to a lack of space. If I had somewhere to store a bike I would definitely buy one cause I really did enjoy riding. Enjoy Nellie.

  3. Yay for you for riding that bike all the way to your work! My butt would be real tired after riding that far.

    Buster got some homemade cookies from a friend of mine, but he kind of turned up his nose. He's a very fussy fellow.

    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog...I too feel that you are my friend and it's nice to feel that connection.

    I wish you a wonderful New Years and a fabulous, healthy 2010!

  4. Hi Tena!
    Lovely photos as usual! I love to see them.
    No bike riding here...Tons of (almost snow) rain...The worst weather! Very slippery on the streets!
    Have a Happy New Year!

  5. Nice pictures! Can totally relate to the damage control, was up 7 myself from the month of December. Happy New Year!

  6. I need to get a bike so I can start riding more! In South Carolina it makes me nervous because there are not riding trails, sidewalks, and very narrow roads!

  7. Nice pics and I LOVE the doggie. There is a dog bakery here in CT and they call it a "BARKery." LOL! Gotta love it!

    Get yourself back on track and get ready to kick butt in 2010!

  8. Tena,

    Just dropping by to wish you the happiest of new years and to thank you for all your encouragement and support. May the new year bring you all your heart's desires.

    Hugs, dear chica.

  9. Gorgeous photos as usual, Tena :)

    I'm in the same place as you are with respect to working off an end-of-year gain . . . here's to getting back on track and reaching our goals in 2010!