Sunday, October 20, 2013

In Pursuit of the Dragon

We left on a Saturday morning with two other couples
on an adventure.

Three motorcycles, two trailers, no one below the age of 50 something.
The man took the lead and off we went.
Good bye to the flatland of Florida!

We took a relaxing two days to get to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
I can't believe the number of people who have no idea where that is???

Reserved for us was a three bedroom three bath cabin aptly named "Robin's Nest".
It was a great cabin, just not easy to get to on two wheels.
The last curve was into the driveway uphill. Only one mishap on the first try.
Not bad for a bunch of 50 plussers, wouldn't you say???

We could only hope for better luck on conquering the "Dragon"
located on US129 from Tennessee to North Carolina
with only 318 turns in 11 miles, could we do it???

Could we do it???

Of course we could, no problem.

More to come ....

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


My doctor is not happy with me. My BMI is high.
 My blood pressure is good, I'm not diabetic, and my cholesterol is good as
 long as I don't eat fast food for lunch too often.
I don't sit at home eating candy, I don't buy it at the check out line
and my family says I don't over eat.

I decided to try low carb, but I can't go too low as I was reminded
the first week when I got shaky feeling, grumpy and emotional.
Had to apologize to my co-workers.
I tend to be hypoglycemic.

I have set up my self with the app "My fitness pal".
I'm limiting my self to about 1200-1500 calories and trying
to stay at half the recommended carbs.

In about four weeks time I've lost about ten pounds!

Wooo Hoooo!

Question is will I keep it up?

We are going on vacation soon!

Pics from long ago and far away, well definitely long ago.