Way to go! and I bet the dogs also loved getting out for a good walk -- if my own experience with dogs is anything to go by.
Brainstorm: I would like to invent a new word to replace "lose" in the context of losing weight. "Lose" seems to imply accidental loss, and we would go looking to find it again. What we ought to say is something more along the lines of "discard". I think I've seen "reduce" -- maybe the British use it. Thoughts?
Say.... My shoulders get sore from hanging onto the handlebar of the bicycle for extended periods. I do some riding with one hand, and even no hands, and move my arms around, but it is still a problem. I'm thinking I need to do some real arm excercises. Thoughts?