Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight or Weightlessness

What an appropriate topic for this week’s Photo Challenge. I don’t think much about being weightless, but I do think a lot about weight.  I am not alone in that. The most popular New Year’s Resolution in the world is weight loss.  Let it be known that I’m resolving right this second to lose weight. (Whew, glad that’s over!)

In our small town of Woodlake, California, the Kiwanis Club hosts a “Run for Hunger” event every April. Those of us who have plenty of food, lots of energy, and maybe a bit more weight than we want or need pay to run three miles around Bravo Lake to raise money to buy food to stock the Woodlake Food Pantry for those who don’t have enough food to eat.


Most of the contestants are fit. Kiwanis feeds them a pancake breakfast after they finish. No one ever turns it down!  This quest for weight watching and keeping in shape begins early here in Woodlake, and is quite well dressed, wouldn’t you agree?


The idea of watching our weight is episodic worldwide. We engage in long never-ending periods of various exercises,

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trying to remove the effects of depositing morsels of tastiness which take so little time to consume.


The trainer we had on our vacation in Hawaii suggested that the only way to lose weight is to pay attention to what we put into our mouths.

I was hoping there was another way, weren’t you?

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Author: Marsha

Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. For thirty-five years, I lived in the most beautiful area in Central Valley of California in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains minutes from the Sequoia National Park. As a child I moved from Indiana to Oregon. With my first husband I moved from Oregon to Colorado to California. Every time we moved, it hurt so much to leave friends. I never wanted to move again. After Mark passed, I married again. I told Vince that I could never budge from my roots in California. He said he loved the high desert. I don't think he ever thought he would realize his dream. In November, 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

13 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Weight or Weightlessness”

  1. I think the Run for Hunger event is a fantastic idea, Marsha. Paying attention to what we put in our mouths is pretty important. I pay a lot of attention when I eat ice-cream and cake – oops 😉

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  2. It is of course true that what we put in our mouth has huge impact on our general well-being of which weight is an important factor. However, I have come to believe that closer look into WHY we put into our mouth food/substances that we know are unhealthy or right out harmful to us is by far more important. I think part of it is living in the world dependant on commercially produced food that is loaded with substances that make us go back for more. In the process we become unhealthy (or fat if you prefer) and seek help from small army of various specialists/gurus to help us address our food addictions/ lose weight … so in essence we support both industries; food industry and fitness/wellness industry – no doubt – match made in profit heaven!

    Too long for a comment – but here it is!

    You have the best 2016 – chocolate cake and all -:)!

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    1. You are so right. I just started using a product, and the Dr. that created it said exactly the same thing. One of the worst is corn syrup, and they put that in gummy vitamins. So the very thing we take to keep healthy actually helps us store fat! I went back to my trainer today. Another clog in the fitness industry side! 🙂 You have a great year as well. Keep in touch! 🙂

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      1. Thanks for the compliment, Marsha. On a good day, lots of berries, yogurt, salad, salmon, chicken, sushi and the like. My naughty purchases are Magnums, sweet potato fries, onion rings, lemon crumb cake, Starbucks Mozarella Paninis and Chai Latte. 😀

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