Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Feels like March

 The Princess and I didn't get walking on the road yesterday. We did a bit of a bush walk. 

There was an endless stream of logging trucks in and out. They start at first light and go until dark. Just as it was getting dusky a big flat bed truck pulled up and unloaded another feller buncher. A few minutes later, after a lot of rumbling, a different feller buncher was loaded on to the truck and hauled off. 

Today there is nothing going in or out the logging road. Not even the odd neighbour on an ATV or snow machine. My daughters boyfriend S. says the trails are in very bad shape. In many places to bare ground. The trails over swamps and bogs are very soggy and dangerous. So, no traffic. 

I harnessed up Princess and took her walking up the bush road. She was really happy about that. Lots of new smells to explore. We didn't get too far when it started to mizzle rain. If feels like spring is just about to pop over the hill! Have I been hibernating since Christmas?

We've been having lots of discussion about losing weight. I pointed out that we should be able to lose a pound each week from now until NEXT CHRISTMAS. That is FIFTY POUNDS dropped! It seems like such a small weekly loss. But the cumulative loss is significant. It took us longer than 50 weeks to gain those pounds. Fifty pounds off each of us will have a big impact, not only on our appearance, but our general health. I only have to carry a basket of wet laundry or a bag of potatoes up or down to feel how a few pounds makes my back and knees cringe. 



She's having a wee rest while I dish up her supper. 

15 comments:

  1. Yeah, I am back to watching my intake. I did alright in November after putting it off for years, but lost the plot in December.

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  2. Here in Central Oregon it is 49 degrees, sunny, nary a cloud in the sky.. been snowing in the mtns so they shine brightly on the horizon... but it is like 10 warmer than normal... just worry about a dry, dry summer....

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    1. It is about ten degrees above average here in Ontario too. We generally have a bitter cold snap about now, like -20 -30 cold, but it doesn't seem to be in the long term forecast even!

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  3. I've gained five pounds over the year, so I lost it. I can't afford new jeans.

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  4. Being closed in will put a lot of pounds on everyone.
    Princess looks comfortable by the fire.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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    1. I was happy to see the back of all the Christmas treats.

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  5. It's warmer here today than its been and I took a short walk now that the sidewalks are clear and the ice hasn't returned. It felt good to be out again. Princess is a happy girl -- I can tell!

    Somehow, I lost weight during confinement (which continues). It goes down and up a bit but so far, 15 has stayed off. Good luck on your plan!

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    1. Very warm here too. I got the side porch free of ice and snow.
      I was happy to break one of my goal points when I weighed in today!

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  6. "mizzle rain". I like that description, and yes, that is what it was doing here as well. This January is certainly different. Where is the cold and snow??? I have been seeing a lot of gypsy moth egg masses on the trees around, and if we don't get some really cold weather, next summer may be brutal. A few pounds lighter sure does make a difference on the joints.

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    1. Looking like we are in for a change this weekend.

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  7. BTE to answer your question, I have 3 different brands of trailcams. The best way is to look on the logos on videos, and see if you like the quality. They all have + and - features.

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    1. Thanks Jenn. I will look at the videos more carefully.

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