Welcome to My Full-Time RV Living LifeStyle Blog!

I suppose I should mention that this is an RV blog. The picture of me standing beside a motorhome in the banner probably tipped you off to that fact already, but you know how it is with blogs, any body can put anything in the header.

Anyways, I was born, raised, and live in Maine, I have 12 cats, and some people would call me homeless. Nope, I have a home, I just don't have what people call a standard house. My house has wheels and her name is Rosebud. My backyard stretches on for thousands and thousands of miles all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Once upon a time I had a "regular home" but a flood came and took it away. Me and my cats spent the next 3 years living under a 8x6 tarp and survived through 3 blizzards and Maine's coldest winter on record when the temps hit -48F. After that me and the cats moved in a Volvo. As hard as it is to live in a tent with 12 cats, it's even harder to live in a Volvo with 12 cats, and a motorhome named No Hurry was the answer. No Hurry: my home, my office, my RV.

I plan to use this blog to share my thoughts, ideas, adventures, and advice on being self-employed, living and working a full-time RV LifeStyle with an army of cats, while boondocking in the wonderful (and sometimes sub-zero) state of Maine.

I hope to write a post a day featuring random thoughts as they pop into my head, and hopefully 2 or 3 posts per week will focus on something helpful to those seeking to live in an RV full time. If you've any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions on what sort of posts you'd like to see me write, please comment and let me know.

I hope you all have as much fun reading this blog as I know I'll have writing it.

~Wendy

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

A few days ago I asked (elsewhere) what I could do to stay motivated to lose weight, and some one answered and say that I should write up what my "deciding factor" to lose weight was, for example looks or health, and than use that to refer to.

Okay, so here it goes:

I used to walk/hike everywhere, than life happened, I got depressed, started binge eating, stopped walking, gained weight, and suddenly a few weeks ago discovered that I was winded and could not walk more than a quarter mile without stopping to rest. This was a shocking fact as I used to walk 13 miles a day and did heavy duty hiking, and yet now I was so out of shape, I could barely walk a thousand feet!

After I realized I was having a hard time walking, I weighed myself for the first time in many years to be shocked at the 182lbs! OMG! I spent 25 years staying between 125 to 130 and now I was 182? How did that happen without me noticing it? No wonder I was getting winded so bad!

For most of my life my weight stayed pretty steady between 125 to 130. It was only in the past 5 years that my weight has fluctuated out of that range topping out at 182. I checked the BMI and it says 128 is my ideal weight, exact reverse of the 182! I guess when I was younger I was pretty good at keeping my weight "ideal".

My weight lose goal is to get back down to 130 and KEEP IT THERE. I both looked better and felt better back than. But the actual determining factor is, back than I used to walk 13 miles a day, no trouble at all, and today I have a hard time going 1/4 mile without stopping to rest. I want to be able to go mountain hiking, I want to be able to WALK the 14 mile hike of Mt. Washington - 20 years ago I could have walked the Mt Washington trail in a breeze, I can't do that in the shape I'm in right now. That is my determining factor for my weight goal: to be able to walk for hours on end and hike up mountains once again. I could do it at 130, so 130 is my goal.

And that is my reward when I get done too: I'm going to celebrate by hiking up Mt. Washington. :)

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This post was written by Wendy C Allen aka EelKat, is copyrighted by The Twighlight Manor Press and was posted on Houseless Living @ http://houselessliving.blogspot.com and reposted at EK's Star Log @ http://eelkat.wordpress.com and parts of it may also be seen on http://www.squidoo.com/EelKat and http://laughinggnomehollow.proboards.com  If you are reading this from a different location than those listed above, please contact me Wendy C. Allen aka EelKat @ http://laughinggnomehollow.proboards.com/index.cgi?action=viewprofile and let me know where it is you found this post. Plagiarism is illegal and I DO actively pursue offenders. Unless copying a Blog Meme, you do not have permission to copy anything appearing on this blog, including words, art, or photos. This will be your only warning. Thank you and have a glorious day! ~ EelKat

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