Ha! Ha! Yeah, I have been really lazy in posting this summer....but I make no apologies...just haven't been terribly motivated to write...til now. I have something very special to share with all of you.....something I have been kinda keeping on the "QT"! Drum rollllll pleassssseeee........"Today I have officially lost 50lbs!" YES! That's what I said, baby! 50 pounds!!! It has been quite the transformative journey. I started last January, when we were in Yuma. Now, I know your next question......"JUST HOW DID I DO IT!".....well, I wish I could tell you there is a new magic pill or diet plan. BUT, I did it the old fashion way. I count calories and exercise...and guess what...there's in app for that! It is called "lose it" and I use the "free" version to track what I eat and my exercise. It is simple and easy to use. I eat so much healthier now and counting calories has really helped me learn portion control too. More importantly....I gave up nothing! I still eat and love my chocolate.....my sugar highs.....and my butter. I just eat less of them on a daily basis, but I do allow myself the occasional splurge! Surprisingly enough...over time....I have found that those cravings are less frequent and it takes less to satisfy them. The dreaded exercise.....I started out very simply. I walked....slowly increasing my distance and speed. Sometimes on the treadmill, other times around the neighborhood. Now, I have switched to my bike....LOVE my bike! I usually ride at lease 7 miles everyday...yes, even in this heat! I have found I can tolerate the heat pretty well these days and there is always a breeze when you are riding! My energy level has increased and I just feel better...all over! More importantly....my health is improving....there is a good chance my doc will take me off my blood pressure medicine this October! I"m not done.....I'm still losing and I plan to keep on losing till .....well, I don't have an exact number in mind...I think I'll just know when I get there! LIFE IS GOODE!