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Monday, May 5, 2014

Shape Up Summer

Location: Catskill, NY (High 64, Low 40)

IMG_2234So far, since we have gotten back to NY, I have been feeling so motivated about getting in shape, eating right and losing weight.

Our days have been full, and I can’t believe that we’ve already been back here for over three weeks.





Our days are finally starting to warm up, and the trees are just now starting to bud and flower. It’s really a beautiful time of year.

So what have we been up to? Well, Harry’s been catching up on some projects around the fiver that IMG_2229he has been planning to do for a while. He took one of the blinds down and figured out how to restring it. He still has several more to work on that can no longer be lowered and raised properly. He also had the truck serviced – had an oil change and needed  some seals on the oil pan repaired. So that has necessitated a couple trips to the dealership. And he also fixed a couple leaking windows by reattaching new seals to the gaskets. Meanwhile, I’ve been keeping busy by spending two to IMG_2236three days a week working a few hours at my sister’s business, helping out with filing and scanning paperwork.

We’ve also kept up with our running program. We are running four times a week and slowly increasing our miles up to the half marathon distance that we will be covering in just six weeks! Today we ran four miles and on Thursday this week we will do our long run for the week, which will be nine miles. I am feeling great. So far IMG_2230I have lost a little over 42 pounds. I am only nine pounds away now from my initial goal! I don’t plan to stop there though. I will be setting a new goal as there is still some weight on this bod that needs to be shed!

This blog is getting pretty long and I haven’t even started to cover what we had going on this weekend, including a hike we took yesterday which provided most of the pictures for today’s blog. So I guess I should save some for tomorrow! Smile


  1. Wonderful weight loss and exercise program. It is so good to hear about success. I have been gaining weight again inspire of exercise. Just can't get back into healthy eating.

  2. You are an inspiration to all of us :) Maybe I can just eat what you eat, and follow behind? Not sure about the running thing though..lol..

  3. Great job with the weight loss and continued success, the summer is already going by so fast.