Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Let's Get Physical ... Or Not
Hi all! Angie Brendt here. I want to thank all you lovely Kanner Lake ladies one more time for those delicious pies you sent Frank Jr.'s way. I may have tasted a few and they were all delicious. Especially the apple crumbs. Mm-mm.
The only thing is now I'm carrying around some extra pounds. Normally it wouldn't bother me. I've been plump all my life. However, a certain dinner companion made a comment. He said, "You look different."
Different. I knew exactly what he meant by that.
Now, before you start assuming that I care what he thinks about my appearance, let me tell you that's not it. I think I've just been feeling a little uncomfortable lately and his observation reminded me why.
When Angie is unhappy, she does something about it. So, I've decided to take off a few. Announcing it to friends is supposed to help you reach your weight-loss goal because friends hold you accountable. So, Kanner Lake, hold me. Accountable that is, tee-hee. Letting folks know that I was on a diet is part of my game plan, and so is exercise.
I read in a lady's magazine that jumping rope is supposed to be one of the best ways to lose weight and it gives you a great cardiac workout to boot.
Jumping rope? I used to love to do that as a girl. I'd spend hours hopping over a rope without realizing I was exercising, because it was so much fun. I figured it was the perfect choice for me.
I thought wrong.
I tripped over the thing more times than I successfully hurled my undisclosed amount of weight over it. Then I whapped myself in the head with the plastic handle when it flew out of my hand. Eventually I got the hang of it, though, and today I've never felt better. Except for the bruised knee and sore spot on the side of my head.
All in all I'd say it was a success. It was certainly the best three-minute workout I've ever had.
I might even try it again next month.
Links to this post:
Bailey Truitt ~ Java Joint owner
Leslie Brymes ~ reporter extraordinaire
Carla Radling ~ realtor at your service
Wilbur Hucks ~ ya gotta love him
Jake Tremaine ~ retired logger
Ted Dawson (S-Man) ~ sci-fi writer
Hank Detcher ~ pastor and friend
Janet Detcher ~ keeps Hank in line
Bev Trexel ~ retired teacher
Angie Brendt ~ Bev's best pal
Sarah Wray ~ Simple Pleasures owner
Jared Moore ~ Kanner Lake Times
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