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My new goal in life is...

swimming until I get all the weight off that I need to. I started last week, in fact tomorrow will be my fourth day swimming laps. I've never swam a lap before. Just goofing around is what I always used a pool for. But now I mean business. I've cut back on some of my food intake and do 15 laps every day and I stood on the scale today and have lost ten pounds. It would be more exciting if I didn't have to lose another 50. But I'm thrilled with the progress so far. It's an outdoor pool, so I'm getting really tan in the sunlight. patt-tan-icon This is how tan I'm getting. And I have freckles all over the place. I'm having a lot of fun and that's what's most important. Hopefully, I won't get bored with it. Because it's bound to make my back stronger. That's a good thing.

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Patt

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bluewolf458
Oct. 27th, 2017 07:11 am (UTC)
I used to do quite a lot of swimming, but not for the last twenty years, alas. When I first moved to here there wasn't a pool; by the time one was built I couldn't be bothered.

But I never liked outdoor swimming. Well, the swimming was great, it was coming out of the water that was the problem. Even on the sunniest day with temperatures in the 70s it was really, really cold coming out of the water.
pattrose
Oct. 27th, 2017 01:59 pm (UTC)
I fear I'm not going to like that either come November and December. Well, I'm going to try and do my best.
tinnean
Oct. 27th, 2017 11:08 am (UTC)
Good for you, Patt! Keep it up!

And I saw all the Sentinel stories you posted on WWOMB. You've really been busy!

*hugs*
pattrose
Oct. 27th, 2017 02:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, I have been busy. :) The stories were for Spook Me Ficathon. I really don't do scary well, but it's fun. Everytime I think of scary I remember the story you wrote where BLair had to go check out a house that he inherited. My gosh it was so funny. I can't think of the name right now, but I remember that it did scare me a couple of times.
(Anonymous)
Oct. 27th, 2017 04:14 pm (UTC)
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, and thank you so much for enjoying it. It was a hoot to write.
pattrose
Oct. 29th, 2017 05:19 am (UTC)
Yes, that's the title. I loved it. :) Such a good story.
tinnean
Oct. 27th, 2017 04:17 pm (UTC)
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night, and thank you so much for enjoying it! *hugs*
pattrose
Oct. 29th, 2017 05:58 am (UTC)
Love, love, love it.
snailbones
Oct. 27th, 2017 11:55 am (UTC)


Yay! Well done you - and ten pounds already? Magnificent!

pattrose
Oct. 27th, 2017 02:15 pm (UTC)
I've got so far to go that it's a little overwhelming, but I'll just keep going and see where it takes me.
grey853
Oct. 27th, 2017 02:12 pm (UTC)
Swimming is great exercise!! Great job.

One suggestion, try using some waterproof sunscreen, especially on your face, if you're doing your swimming outside. Losing weight is wonderful but the sun is not our friend these days. When you're tanning and adding"freckles", it shows that the sun is doing damage.
pattrose
Oct. 27th, 2017 02:17 pm (UTC)
I am using the waterproof sunscreen. Rod teases me saying he knows I do because otherwise I would be totally brown. This is going much slower. I get freckles almost all the time in the sun and that's with sunscreen. I have them when I'm really light skinned too.
dimity_blue
Oct. 27th, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
Ooh, congratulations on the weight loss! That's awesome!
pattrose
Oct. 29th, 2017 05:52 am (UTC)
Thank you, hon. I'm trying to do my best.
mab_browne
Oct. 28th, 2017 07:45 pm (UTC)
Congrats, Patt. It can be a long haul but it is doable - I've lost sixty pounds the last year, admittedly with some help from discovering that certain foods are off limits for, um, practical reasons. I love swimming myself - it's a nice, meditative exercise.
pattrose
Oct. 29th, 2017 05:54 am (UTC)
I'm in awe of you. That's wonderful news. I hope to someday say the same thing. I'll keep working on it. :)
stargatesg1971
Nov. 5th, 2017 11:03 am (UTC)
Swimming is a great exercise, enjoy and go you for losing 10lbs already.
pattrose
Nov. 5th, 2017 05:29 pm (UTC)
It's 14 now. I'm getting excited about losing now. I do love swimming.
stargatesg1971
Nov. 5th, 2017 07:12 pm (UTC)
Congrats!
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