In like a lion

Well it is still February but seem March is going to come in like a lion that is fine with me sooner the better for spring to get here

From my kitchen window yesterday

And all of a sudden I can again upload pictures I guess the problem too care of itself

These are just a couple pictures from the ice carving event in Butler was a bright sunny day but cold.
Today I am just going to try to finish up the work in front end of car, installing my new idler arm I got for Christmas then get it up for a front end alignment then will,be ready to go I am putting off body work and paint for another year.

Oh god the stock market I am down around $ 5000.00 so far of course it was my profit that I had made the last 6 months I suppose nothing to do bu ride it out I have time as seen in the past it will recover but damn what a loss I just try not to think about it, I don’t need my 401K for living on just nice to have it there for back up, even if I lost it all, which won’t happen, I will still be ok will just need to cut back on traveling so much.

Still winter

Our weather has been strange to say the least not anything like winter used to be but I will take it. Last Saturday in Butler they has ice carving show, it was great just about freezing temps and really sunny that kept the ice from melting I have a ton of pictures but for some reason I can’t upload them I try but I just keep getting a message saying the uploaded file could not be moved to wp-content/blogs.dir/41/files/2020/02. I don’t know I will keep messing with it I guess

At least with the decent weather I have been able to get my walking time in usually I walk 4 miles on trail it is still kind of muddy to have not been out on my new bike yet waiting for dryer trail, right now my weight loss has stalled hopefully it is just temporary they say you can work through a plateau like this I will keep working on it though I am down total 24 pounds not a lot but am getting there

That’s all for now I love retirement

New Bike

when I was younger like living at home I never had a nice bike I just had an old hand me down from my aunt so was stuck with piece of junk girls bike which always was broken and I never had money to fix it nor did my parents, I could never ride the neighborhood with everybody else my older brother always had a nice bike never understood that but whatever I remember my neighbor got a brand new really nice bike for Christmas I was so jealous I asked for a new bike and was told I was rude and selfish so just did without, I have been walking the trails lately for health and weight loss and always see people riding nice bikes and again I am jealous sooo

I went and go myself a new bike, have to pick it up tomorrow as it needed serviced and prepped trail is still a little wet and muddy but soon I will be out there with my brand new bike can’t wait, I am hoping this will help even more with my weight loss.

Mild winter

I don’t remember winters being this mild might just be that weather changing hope it keeps up as I despise winter and snow and cold, LOL maybe I should have moved, I don’t know why maybe my roots are in Pennsylvania so I just stayed I will manage.

weight loss is keeping on track I am at 237.4 down 5 since last entry I am noticing a difference so it keeps me motivated I didn’t walk today was snowing and cold just didn’t want to go out in that crap and again real cold tomorrow but Saturday, Sunday and Monday look good for it. i brought in the last of my wood I will burn the next couple days I don’t know if I Will get anymore this winter maybe but for sure I will get more for next winter.

my daughter, Crista is on her way to Arizona for a long weekend with her boyfriend, nice way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, they are going to go for a hot Air ballon ride, I certainly hope all goes well with that.

Weight loss

good grief weight loss is sooo hard after I retired I realized how much overweight I really was after quitting smoking I really packed it on, last March when I went to Florida with friends I really realized after struggling with a lot of walking and seeing pictures I decided I needed to do something I started walking lost 10 pounds, then when Mom got sick I got away from it and was just eating crap hospital food, I gained 5 back I started at 260 went down to 250 then gained 5 back which had me at 255 the beginning of the rest, I am trying to be real serious walking when I can weather permitting, cut out sugar, and most all carbs and closely watching calories between 1000 and 1200 per day managed to get a 4 mile walk in this morning, now today I am 242.9 so such a slow process but it’s working I just have to stay on top of it everyday no slacking and will be journaling here about it once a month or so maybe will help keep me on goal 180 by June 2021 for my Alaska Cruise