Sunday, 1 February 2009

Bowling Balls


Friday nights and Saturdays are usually our time for relaxation, family time and fun. This usually involves some element of food. Eating out, cooking, going to friends for supper, or a take away. And of course- wine.
In an effort to avoid food type activity while I am on my strict diet, we are doing different, more active things. Challenging in this weather, on dark nights and in the Lake District. However, undaunted we went bowling yesterday. We have to go out of county for this.
A good time was had by all. Teenager's prowess at bowling is improving every time we play. He is finding a good technique. Other half is the usual power strategy- heaviest ball at top speed in an effort to obliterate all the skittles. I just hope they go down the side alleys and miss everything ( heh heh). I am slow but consistent. Not many glory moments but as the hare and the tortoise I often win.
What really made me interested though.... I can't manage the heaviest bowling balls during my game BUT........I have several of the heaviest ones to lose as weight on my own body. I spent the whole night converting the ball weights into pounds, and then correlating this to my own weight loss goals. It was an extremely sobering experience. The weight I carry must be having a huge impact on my joints - I am carrying that extreme weight around me with every day. In fact- I have already got rid of a whole bowling ball in weight.
Incredible!

8 comments:

Clippy Mat said...

that's a great way to think of it jo. well done on sticking to your guns and for getting some exercise to boot.
:-)

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

It is a sobering thought when you look at it that way Jo, but possibly a good incentive. When I have to lose weight I liken the excess pounds to bags of sugar! Keep at it. A x

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

well done Jo..its tough but needs to be done, this weight lifting business is doing my joints in too..

three years ago l lost two and a half stones, and put half of it on over christmas, so have to get it off again..4lbs off this week..I kept it off for a year so l know l must stick to the rules.

I go to slimming world..its so easy, no measuring and you can eat everything and anything...l even have a galaxy or twirl most nights...

how do you do it?

Lakeland Jo said...

FFF- I am on Lighterlife. I went on SW a few years and did well on it but when I went back to my evil ways I piled it all back on quickly and more...
I think SW is a great plan, but it didn't help me understand why I am doing what I am doing. It just encouraged me to pig out.WW was hopeless for me too. I used all my points on wine and it was too fiddly for me.

Jess said...

way to go...and keep your chin up!!!

Janet said...

Keep up the good work, Jo. I'm rooting for ya.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Good for you Jo. YOu are doing a great job and even getting the family involved is a good thing.....I used to love bowling...it is quite fun and shoud try it again.
Congrats on your weight loss!!!!

Gill - That British Woman said...

my kids and dh played five pin bowling for years, smaller balls......we played ten pin bowling in Carlise many years ago and had a great time.....

Gill in Canada