Last week

Oct. 3rd, 2011 01:09 pm
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After the rainy weekend we just had it may be tough to remember that last Monday was a beautiful day. I took advantage of it by going kayaking. The day was 75o F and sunny. the leaves on the trees were just starting to change color. On the lake I was able to slowly paddle within 10 feet of two loons. When they get spooked they escape under the water instead of flying away. I also saw two separate cranes, one preening by the lakeside, the other by the beaver-dam inlet.

While it was a good time, I was feeling it in my arms and shoulders by the time I got across the lake. I realized that the previously when I went kayaking I had been doing yoga regularly, so I have started up my routines again, I have now done yoga twice in the past week.
maverick_weirdo: (Default)
Exercise this week:
I walked 14 miles over 7 days, I swam seven times, I kayaked once. I did 7 half hour yoga sessions.

Exercise this week:
I walked nine miles over 4 days, I swam once, I kayaked once. I did 6 half hour yoga sessions.

My average calories per day this week were 1580;
with a range of 1534 – 1654.

My weight last week was 162 lbs. (73 kilograms)
My weight today is 161 lbs. (73 kilograms)

2 more lbs to go, now off to eat pizza all weekend.
maverick_weirdo: (Default)
Exercise this week:
I walked nine miles over 4 days, I swam once, I kayaked once. I did 6 half hour yoga sessions.

My average calories per day this week were 1586;
with a range of 1519 – 1637.

My weight last week was 162 lbs. (73 kilograms)
My weight today is 162 lbs. (73 kilograms)

My obstacle this week was not sabotaging myself. My body kept saying "Aren't we done with this exercise stuff yet? We lost 20 lbs. already." On one day I didn't do anything, no walking, no swimming and no yoga.

Once this past week I had a dream I was eating a really decadent dessert, and I thought “I’ve already had my calories for the day I should stop eating this.” But I didn’t (couldn’t) stop, I kept shoveling it in.

I did manage to hold my ground at 162 this week. I’m hoping that I’m over this phase next week and can make some progress.
maverick_weirdo: (Escape)
After some more involved than usuall motor-vehicle juggling, I brought my kayak down to the lake, then came home, had lunch, changed into my baithing suit, grabbed the gear and walked down to the boat launch (I didn't do it all in one trib because I had to move the kayak while a truck was available.)

I put it in the water, and took off, then realized I had left my floatation vest on shore, so I paddled back grabed the vest sat back in the kayak, and heard a loud Krack The resin had not held, however the patch did make the opening an additional inch further from the waterline, and if I sat back it put little pressure on the crack, so I paddled around the lake some more. The water was a little choppy from the waterskiers. I took off my shirt to get some sun, and clouds rolled in.

In spite of all the issues I think I ended up proving the old saying, "A bad day kayaking, beats a good day at work."

Kayak News

Aug. 12th, 2010 01:39 pm
maverick_weirdo: (Escape)
This morning my father, with some assistance from myself, fixed the crack in my Kayak. We are going to give a day for the fiberglass resin to fully cure, however it looks good for launching it tomorrow.
maverick_weirdo: (Escape)
Today was the Madison Church Flea Market and Craft Fair. While I was there I bought a pair of Criations Alpaca Socks for $15.00 .

Over at the Church Flea Market they had a Colbra Play Kayak
(Length: 10' 2"/3.09 m; Width: 28"/71.12 cm; Weight: 38 lbs./17.23 kg; Capacity: 260 lbs./117.93 kg)
So after a fair amount of consideration I bought it for $80 (It was marked $100, but there was a crack in the seat). The crack will need to be fixed before I use it, but I now have my own Kayak!
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Exercise this week:
I walked 13 miles over 6 days, I swam 6 times, and kayaked 1 time. I completed Day 19 thru 24 of the 28 Day Yoga Exercise Plan (6 half-hour yoga sessions) I thought I did yoga every morning but I seem to be missing a session.

My average calories per day this week were 1599,
with a range of 1546 - 1754.

My weight last week was 166 lbs. (75 kilograms)
My weight today is 164 lbs. (74 kilograms)

In addition to the pants buttons I had sewn back on last month, I have now sewn two shirt collar buttons back on.
maverick_weirdo: (Default)
Exercise this week:
I walked 13 miles over 6 days, I swam 4 times, and kayaked 1 time. I completed Day 12 thru 18 of the 28 Day Yoga Exercise Plan (7 half-hour yoga sessions), plus 2 additional afternoon yoga sessions.

My average calories per day this week were 1595,
with a range of 1546 - 1715.

My weight last week was 167 lbs. (76 kilograms)
My weight today is 166 lbs. (75 kilograms)

I’ve been doing my daily yoga in the morning right after I get up, which is when I am stiffest. I am finding that in my afternoon yoga sessions I am much more flexible. The swimming is what is really making the weight loss difference.
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Exercise this week:
I walked 10 miles over 5 days, swam 5 times, did yoga twice, and kayaked twice.

My average calories per day this week were 1587,
with a range of 1520 - 1632.

My waist is now down to a full 34

My weight last week was 170 lbs. (77 kilograms)
My weight today is 169 lbs. (77 kilograms)

I am Sooo happy to be out of the 170's, I can't remember the last time I was down to 169. My body has adjusted to the increased activity, I was afraid that this week would be the same weight as last week (it wouldn't have stopped me, but plateauing for a week is frustrating).

Sumertime,

Jul. 5th, 2010 05:56 pm
maverick_weirdo: (Escape)
And the swimming is easy...

Today's adventure in Kayaking was in an Old Town Loon 111 Classic, Sunrise color. (Stats: 11'1" length; 28" width; 45 lbs. weight; 275 lbs. weight capacity)
It slices through the water much easier than the Escape, and sits much lower.

The temps have been high this past weekend, so I have been swimming 3 times, walked 6.5 miles, and did Yoga once so far.
maverick_weirdo: (Default)
Exercise this week:
I walked 11 miles over 5 days, swam twice, did yoga once, and kayaked once.

My average calories per day this week were 1609,
with a range of 1572 - 1639. I was generous with myself keeping the average on the upper side of 1600.

My weight last week was 173 lbs. (78 kilograms)
My weight today is 170 lbs. (77 kilograms)

This means I am over half way to my weight loss goal (I have lost 13 lbs.so far, I have 11 lbs.to go.)
I really think it was the swimming that made the difference this week.
maverick_weirdo: (Transport)
I went kayaking.
A little over a year ago my mother won a Yellow Colbra Escape Kayak in a church raffle

Stats: 10'2" length; 31" width; 34 lbs. weight; 240 lbs. weight capacity

Today was my first day trying it out. I walked 1.25 miles to where the launch is. My mother drove down, bringing the paddle. We took turns paddling around Purity Lake. Afterwards I walked over to the beach to cool off swimming. The water was lovely. From there I walked home. I spent roughly an hour and a half outdoors.

The swimming is having a measurable effect on my getting in shape. While my waist is shrinking slowly, my neck measurement is going down nicely. Yesterday I was able to button a 15 1/2 collar shirt which has not fit in over a year.

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