Thursday, November 16, 2017

Fun with My Fitness Pal

So, I am happy to report that I have finally arrived in the new millennium and now have a smartphone.  I said goodbye to my little Virgin Mobile flip phone, and I am having a lot of fun playing with my new toy.  I can't believe it took me so long to get one.  I feel like I am part of the modern world again!

One of the first things I did was download the MFP app.  That was 6 weeks ago, and I have lost 14 lbs.  Hmmm, could it really be that tracking my food and counting calories might lead to weight loss?  Who knew!  Well of course I knew this because of my history counting points with Weight Watchers.  I really like the WW program, but unfortunately it's not free, and MFP is.  Bye bye Weight Watchers!  If I win the lottery I may go back to paying $45 a month and going to meetings, which I enjoyed, but until then I will do my best with MFP.

Wish me luck!  About 40 lbs. to go..... and I have the rest of my life to do it. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Late Summer Camping Fun

D and I had a great trip to High Cliff State Park near Appleton, WI.  3 days of perfect weather.  Lots of spiders everywhere.  Is it just me, or is it a spidery year?  It was crazy to see huge webs in the morning where there were none the night before.  Those spiders are industrious!

We also saw a walking stick insect.  It was climbing up the gray cinder blocks of the pit toilet house, so we could see it clearly.  It just sat there very still.  Such an odd-looking insect!  It really does look exactly like a stick.  If I was a Millennial I would have whipped out my $900 phone and taken a quick snap, then forwarded it to all my friends and relatives.  But I'm a Baby Boomer, so I just have a picture of the walking stick in my mind.  That will do.