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bent_tourists - Friday Apr 22, 2016
Weight: 321.0

First I want to Thank all of you for the lovely welcome! I have never before joined anything like this but all of you have made me feel right at home.

Today was a tough day, so many things still to do, so much to organize, so many last minute things to figure out. I actually had myself kinda freaked out worrying about everything plus things like major storms, getting mugged, crap like that.

I had to sit myself down & tell me to get a grip!   ;-)   And Lord help me, I love my hubby but sometimes he is just no help at all, he just assumes I will just handle everything in my usual good natured way. He forgets I can get overwhelmed.


So enough ranting!! I feel guilty because I did not ride today. I think it would have calmed me. I hope the weather holds out so we can push super hard to get closer to 25 miles a day over the weekend. I know for avid cyclists that is nothing but they don't weigh over 300 lbs. I'm just happy to see progress each week without blowing my knees out.



Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 121 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/22/2016:
So true we all have our moments where we just fall off the edge and get overwhelmed and people get surprised to see us that way since we are usually the rock.... lol. It is called being human... Have a great day.

grannyannie on 04/22/2016:
Everybody has off days - I've had far too many lately. Tomorrow is a new day.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/23/2016:
We love having new members here!

Oh, so your husband expects you to do all the work!? I know those guys, seems there are many like him! I am single, but I know from several colleagues at work!

Donkey on 04/24/2016:
Welcome! Banish guilt - move forward, make the best of today.

bent_tourists - Tuesday Apr 19, 2016
Weight: 321.0


My name is Debbie, I am 55 years old & have been over weight for years!! My husband & I are Recumbent trike riders & have been in training sense Sept preparing for a Huge trike tour of the US.

I have many physical issues that hinder my mobilitiy, walking a block is not on my list of "to do's" because of degenarative disc issues, arthritis in my back, hips & knees but I can & do ride my trike almost everyday.

I'm here because I felt it was important to be accoutable for everything I do for the next 14 months. On May 8 we are leaving on a 11,000 mile trike ride. There are going to be BAD days & great days, eating properly is going to be a challenge as well out on the road.

So here I am, throwing myself at your feet, asking for all the support I can muster up!



Progress as of today: 0 lbs lost so far, only 121 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/19/2016:
I Love your positive mindset, Debbie! So glad you are with the DD team. I want to speak from everyone here and say that we love to have positive, fitness minded, and good people in our group. Welcome.

Life always has ups & downs and it's the ability to ride thru the turbulent waves that keeps us going :)

bent_tourists on 04/19/2016:
Thank you for the open armed welcome! I'm off for a quick 10 mile ride before my hubby gets home. Will take time to sit down & write this evening. Have a Great day!!

puddles on 04/19/2016:
Welcome to the group.

bent_tourists on 04/19/2016:
Thank you. I love that I have found a place that helps me to stay accountable for my actions!

grannyannie on 04/19/2016:
Welcome to DD! Your trike ride sounds like quite an adventure.

bent_tourists on 04/19/2016:
Thank you! It's sure to be an adventure. We are looking forward to leaving. 2 1/2 years ago we rode the Oregon coast & some of the coastal mountains. It was so much fun! I lost 3 pant sizes on that ride, but now I have to start all over. Oh well that's what keeps life exciting, right!

OhioRaven on 04/20/2016:
Welcome to the Big Double D. Keep posting here. Everyday. We are all interested in your journey. I've been to Klamath Falls, Bend and Medford. Beautiful.

bent_tourists on 04/20/2016:
You're right, that part of Or. is something to see. Our home is in Roseburg but we have been in Wa. for the last year, a family thing. Thank you for the welcome! I am uncertain at this point just what type of things I should post here. Right now my mind is more geared on road eating while pre-trip food is not getting much thought.

innerpeace on 04/20/2016:
Welcome! Your trike sounds like something I would like to try. Enjoy the journey!

bent_tourists on 04/20/2016:
Being on the open road on a bike/trike is the closest thing I have ever found that feels like total peace. You get to see everything at 15 miles an hr, up close & personal with nothing to obscure your view. Nicer things have come from this besides getting healthier. My 29 YO girls are really beginning to get into riding as well & are wanting to ride the east coast with us, I am looking forward to that!

hollybelle on 04/20/2016:
Welcome! Hope to hear from you often.

bent_tourists on 04/22/2016:
Thank you!!

happy-1 on 04/21/2016:
Wow! Sounds like a big adventure. Can't wait to read more!

bent_tourists on 04/22/2016:
Feels overwhelming at times. Thanks for the welcome!

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