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Silver Ranger The journey was taking them longer then they had ever though possible, and been even more treacherous than they anticipated. But, the band of elves, humans, and halflings trusted their leader, and knew she would find their goal. As they momentarily paused to rest, their guide the Silver Ranger, looked for tracks in the woods. She had been a Ranger for a long time, leading many others on similar quests. She had helped dwarves locate hidden gold, tracked villains who had managed to elude the sheriffs, and even found lost children. The band she was leading now was in search of the infamous dragon, Zylon, the Firestarter. He had razed many towns with his fiery breath. Flying over towns, terrorizing them , breathing his evil fire breath and burning their towns. Then he would fly away to his hidden lair. Gloating in his lair, waiting , and then returning yet again on his path of destruction And so this band had hired the Silver Ranger to track the dragon and find his hidden lair. They would kill the dragon, and use the gold that the dragon horded to rebuild their towns. The Silver Ranger surveyed the forest, studying it for signs of the dragon. Quickly she climbed one of the trees, so she could get a better view. As she reached the top of the tree, she spotted what she was looking for. Some of the branches had been broken off by something. Most likely the dragon’s tail. They were on the right track. She climbed down the tree, and nodded to her companions. They picked up their bags, ready to continue the journey. The other day when we were geocaching, a cacher signed with the handle the Silver Raider, only I thought it was the Silver Ranger. I immediately loved the name, and decided to claim it. Since I no longer color my hair, I thought the Silver Ranger fit me perfectly. Just at the time Covid hit is usually the time I spend a bit of time losing the extra dark winter pounds I added on. But instead of doing that, I ate more and moved less, and so gained so more weight. After I did that a bit, I decided it was time to rein it in. I didn’t have the mojo to be super strict, so I read Josh Hillis’ Book Lean and Strong ,A Guide to Eating Skills. It is intuitive eating with some guidelines, which is a perfect fit for me. At first, I didn’t even try and lose weight, I just practiced skills such as paying attention to my hunger. This challenge I am focusing on losing weight. Seems like 2020 is the year of learning to adapt. I mean, I had decided to do 10,00 steps a day, and was going great, and now we have smoke from wild fires, so that’s out until it clears. 2020 seems to be a journey where you clear one hurdle, and two more obstacles show up. With that in mind, , my main focus is going to be on implementing the skills. I hope (and think) that the outcome will be weight loss, but if I learn to implement wise decision making around food, I will be ahead. Even if I stumble a bit, if I keep moving forward a little bit, I will eventually reach my goal. Tracking: The book has tracking sheet for skills and guidelines. It is pretty basic, and I will fill it out. The main skill I am working on is listening to my body’s hunger cues. The guidelines (not rules!) are things like putting my fork down between meals, stopping half way through the meal and assessing how full I am, and using my senses to think about the food Also in the book, are journal exercises that have you think about your values( what I will from now on refer to as super powers) in regard to food and fitness. I have two more weeks , so I will finish those. After that, each week (bonus for doing it on Monday) I will spend a few minutes reflecting on those super powers in the prior week, and how I might use them in the upcoming week. Not a long time, just about 5 minutes Cover the miles One of the most effective ways for me to lose weight is to walk. I’d really like to do 10,000 steps at least 6 days a week. * Right now we are living in smoke land, so that’s on hold, but hopefully I’ll be back at it Plan for the Journey Each week I will pick some of the main things I want to accomplish for the week, so I know what to focus on I put this is spoiler form because this whole thing is getting long.My super powers that I rely on