Thursday, May 14, 2009

The New Me...

...or is it the old me coming out of its shell. I mean after all this is the new me at 15 pounds lighter, 15 pounds of excess blob I had carried around for years. I still have a long way to go but I imagine that hikes like the one I took yesterday - 9 miles in all - will help me to keep shedding off the pounds. That and not snacking more than once a week on junk food snacks. Now some may think it Narcissistic of me to post pics of myself here as I lose weight, and maybe it is just that, at least a little bit, but I don't care what they think anyhow. Yes I am feeling good about myself, and yes I am sharing that sentiment, and so what do I care if some think it self centered. You see, it is self centered, and I am quite pleased with myself but no enough to think I am the end all - be all. I am just happy and feeling better about shedding some flab. I am also pretty happy about having hiked 9 miles yesterday with a 25 pound pack on my back, that and the several pounds added by my sidearm and extra ammo and my walking stick. I would love to live here in or near Tucson; I'd hike like that at least weekly on average. By the way, I hiked the Madera Canyon area on the Super Trail to Josephine Saddle, then took a side trip to McBeth Spring, then back to the parking lot - 9 miles in all.

All the best,

GB

6 comments:

Elmo said...

Why is everything always about you? Why don't you just fuck yourself and get it over with?

Steve said...

Congrats!

Glenn Bartley said...

Dearest Elmo,

You are a hopeless romantic - you probably think I would let you watch!

love,
Ballseye

Anonymous said...

SAC Smith saw your photo and blog. He agrees that the desert has made you a new man. Your transfer to Death Valley is on the way

Jungle Mom said...

Ok.... good job! You should be proud. I like to read other peoples success stories as it motivates me, so please keep posting the updates!

Glenn Bartley said...

Thanks for showing the SAC my picture Al (you are the only guy at work who leaves comments, so I figure it was you again). I always knew he was an agreeable guy looking out for the welfare of the troops, but I'll pass on Death Valley. I'd settle for banishment to Tucson though.