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Progress Report, and Eagle Crest Hike

Friday, November 01, 2019

Yay! I met my goal of losing 5 pounds in October. I am down 37 pounds since rebooting my program and starting WW in mid-February. WW is working for me and I am very happy. I still need to lose weight, but I am making progress. I did very well at meeting my 10,000 steps per day goal. I averaged over 11,000 steps; and I met the daily 10,000 steps goal on 29 days out of 31.

I had my annual physical exam yesterday, and I was very pleased that my cholesterol was down by 25 points. My overall number is still a little high, but that is because my HDL (good cholesterol) is very high. Triglycerides are back to normal. My doctor is pleased with my results.

I hiked with my friends Hanne and Pat along the River trail at Eagle Crest. It was great spending time with two very good friends, both of whom were traveling for several weeks. And the muted fall colors were lovely along the river.







The view below of the aspen leaves was taken through a knothole in the old Juniper tree.













Despite our recent sub zero temperatures, a few hardy asters were still blooming.



After our hike, we visited an art gallery at Eagle crest. I expected the usual landscape photography and pottery that iare the usual fare in our local arts galleries. Instead, the artist painted colorful and interesting symbolic oils. He was painting in his studio, while his wife ran the store. Here’s a link to his page, But I’m not sure that the computer thumbnails capture the color or the message from his paintings.

www.alfreddoleza
l.com/artwork.html


I hope you all have a great week ahead, and success in your journey towards good health.
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  • 1ZIPPYC
    emoticon glad WW is working for you! Always love to hear and see your hikes!
    10 days ago
  • GOULDSGRANITE
    Loved the link to the paintings. Impossible to pick a favorite. Every one has such a unique story. Thank you for sharing. Love the old juniper tree.

    Congrats on your successful journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    35 days ago
  • JUDYAMK
    Wow what progress you are making in terms of your healthy living!!
    I love the shot of the knotted juniper tree peeking out to the fall foliage !!
    We are to have snow flurries today & tomorrow more in higher elevations.
    Have a lovely week
    Judy
    36 days ago
  • PATRICIAANN46
    Alison...………..YOU are doing an emoticon job. Don't you love it when it shows in your physical exams and the Dr. comments on it. I consider it a great reward.

    Glad you got to spend time with Hanne and Pat. I know how much they mean to you.

    Have a great weekend.

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    PS...……….I love the photo taken through the knothole. Your Artistic side is showing.
    41 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/1/2019 11:37:03 PM
  • FLORIDASUN
    You are doing GREAT my friend! Those hikes are nourishing for the body AND the soul. I'm going to try and check out your link on the artist. Thanks for your beautiful photos...my fav is the aspen trees through the trunk of that tree...very, very creative...I LOVE it! emoticon
    41 days ago
  • MARITIMER3
    The picture of you with one of your friends really shows how much weight you’ve lost, Alison. Congratulations on finding a combination of programmes and exercise that works well for you.
    41 days ago
  • SPICY23
    emoticon Congratulations!

    I envy you your hiking companions. How did you find them to connect?

    Peace and Care
    41 days ago
  • ARTSPARK
    Wow! Wow! Wow!
    41 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    This is wonderful news, a real success story. I was not aware you were following WW. It has worked for me in the past but I stubbornly refuse to pony up the fees. I wonder about points , or is it another scheme now ? I may look into it at some point-
    41 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    41 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    Wow...down 37 pounds...u must feel amazing!
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    41 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Beautiful photos
    41 days ago
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