Saturday, July 16, 2016
Weight and Exercise
I have noticed in our little town of Belmont, NC, folks are more exercise conscious. Folks are riding bikes, walking and running. I think that is good. Sherry and I try to walk at least 3 miles each day. But isn’t it funny, if we don’t watch it, we will drive around a parking lot looking for the closest parking spot.
Sherry and I both want to lose a few pounds and are ‘sorta’ trying. I have lost about 11 pounds in the past 3 months and Sherry has lost about 10 pounds. I want to lose at least 8 more and she says 5. MY friend Buddy has lost 22lbs I hear. He has a beautiful young wife, methinks it is catching up with him! LOL
(From the AT this is 'In Tents' , He said yea you can take my picture but I but I don't have to get up, do I?)
Several folk asked if we lost weight on the Appalachian Trail. Yes and no. Of course carrying a pack 8-9 miles a day and eating light, does take some off. But then when we went to town to stock up on supplies, we would eat too much, then the day we got back on the trail we would eat a large breakfast and carry a ft. Long sub in the pack for the first evening meal. So we lost a few pounds over all, but like most folk, that we put back on.
( This is a grandma who had hikes solo from Georgia for 1700 miles. Her son and daughter came to join her on for a few days in Maine)
Now the things folk laugh with us about is the shoe size. Walking over 1800 miles carrying weight, we did gain a shoe size! And we did not lose that! LOL (we were no able to do the whole 2170miles).
Not everyone wants to backpack or hike, but we all need to do something to stay active. Keep in mind, the folk 6’ under don’t exercise their body. I betcha some even don’t exercise their mind!
PS On the AT, we planned to walk 16 miles a day. We soon found out that 8 miles a day for us ‘old folk’ was about our limit. One day near Franklin ,NC we did walk 17 miles but it whipped us.
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