Thursday, April 16, 2015

New bike.

 This is a window I've had for years and years. It's just kind of hung around on the floor. When I got this studio finished, I brought it over here. It's like it was just waiting for this place. It's home now. I love it. I started putting sheep photos and other prints around it. 3 of the sheep are from Suzanne at Chickens in the Road. blog. The black lamb is from Maria at Full Moon Fiber Art blog. The rest are from my favorite magazine, Taproot. Sometimes they put these cute post cards in.

And here is my new bike! I love this bike. It's so much better than that other one I had gotten a few weeks ago. I took it back. This is from a store in Chattanooga called Trek. It's just a nice cruising bike. Very comfortable. Nice big seat. Peddles in the middle, not right under me. Higher handlebars, so I sit straight up. And very light. And long too. We had to take the front tire off to get it to fit in the back of my Trooper.

It didn't come with fenders, but I can order some for around $50 if I feel like I need them. I think I will go ahead and get the rack that goes on the back though. It just made it look so much better. And I can strap stuff on if I want to go for a longer ride.

I hope this will help motivate me to get out and ride now. I have only lost 3 more pounds in over a week. A little disappointing but I'm not stopping. I feel so good right now and do not want to go back to the way I was before. I have not missed sweets at all. Or bread. Or fried stuff. Because I know in my mind that if I did eat any of that stuff, I would feel horrible.

And I have 22 dreads for the 22 pounds I've lost. I need to do another one.

I have set a goal for myself. My birthday is June 5th. I want to have lost at least 51 pounds by that date. And I want to have ridden my bike down to Mt. Cove farm and back. That will be 10 miles. Then I will be getting a tattoo. Of a honeybee on a dandelion flower. On the top of my left wrist. Just a small one. Not too elaborate but pretty. 2 of my favorite things.

I think I will do it.


Su Ba said...

Oh, I haven't ridden a bike in years! I bet it would be fun to do it again. Hope it works ok for you. I admire your weight loss goal. I could stand to lose 45 lbs, but I have very poor will power when it comes to food. I have lots of good intentions, but I need an angel to sit on my shoulder and remind me not to eat so much. I'll be rooting for you to succeed!

Kris said...

Thank you! I so need encouragement on this journey. It's really been pretty easy so far. I have horrible will power. That's why I've failed so many times before. That sweet tooth always won. But I have reached that certain place now I think. I need to do this for my health. And well being. Plus I am sick of being fat and hate fat clothes! I want to make my own clothes and I want to wear cute clothes, not frumpy old bags. So that's another incentive for me, pretty clothes.

Just try cutting out a few things at a time. That might help.