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July 2020

One year later...


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A year ago today, I bought a watch Fitbit (Charge 3) and started tracking my weight, calories and exercise. I had just recovered from my leg injury (see previous blog entries re Budapest) and was ready to increase my strength and lose the extra weight I packed on (again) and begin using really using the treadmill I'd bought in January.

So, in the last year, here are my treadmill (>560 hours) and my Fitbit stats (>5.5 Million steps):
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The treadmill stats don't include my outside walking and biking, and, the Fitbit steps don't include biking, but I feel pretty good about the amount of exercise I've completed in the year.

And, as a result, I've reached my goal weight of between 120-125lbs:
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Here are a few pics from my outside exercise treks, both from biking and walking:
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You can just make out my friend on her bike in the path ahead...
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This library is a current COVID victim.
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The bear crossing sign gave me pause, but I'm pretty sure all the scat I saw was from the horses whose farms back onto the pathway - apparently, despite the signs requiring scooping, it's too onerous to scoop from horseback :)
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And some pics of our new backyard patio, which has been fantastic for sitting in the shade in the hot summer with a cool drink :) First time ever, we've had somewhere to entertain friends outside.
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Sorry, I haven't figured out how to rotate that last pic :) - Note the brick instead of an umbrella base - there are no bases to be found in Ottawa, although we've just finagled one from our friend's place. :)

It's interesting to see the flow of the shortages - first it was toilet paper, thermometers and PPE; then fitness equipment and bicycle parts; then canned pineapple and picante red pepper (pic below) - both of which I still can't seem to buy; and now umbrella stands and freezers (my friends seem to have purchased the last upright freezer in the capital region.
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And below an update (from the last blog entry) of the front garden, which now sports a flower basket and our Mickey lawn ornament, which we've had for about 25 years, but didn't put out for fear of theft - but really, how much were we enjoying it in the basement?
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Posted by Deb Godley 09:35 Archived in Canada Comments (0)

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