Now I'm going to jump to today and work back a little. I had a beautiful drive up to Omak and caught some amazing scenery on the way back. Even though I have been to these places many times I am always struck by the unique beauty present no matter where I'm at. Here's a little snapshot of my drive back.
Yesterday we all got to carve pumpkins with our neighbors. The girls had a blast and the moon didn't turn out half bad. After pumpkins we sat around and passed out candy to the kids trick-or-treating. I didn't get it together in time to go with the kids but they still enjoyed copious amounts of candy.
The only downside to yesterday had a lot to do with me being insanely clumsy. After we carved the moon with the "proper" pumpkin carving tools we went home and I decided to carve another pumpkin with my pocket knife. At any rate I ended up sticking said knife into my hand. It's closed up and healing just fine but it was crazy embarrassing.
Last but certainly not least (yes I'm excited :p) I've been losing weight. I have gained a bunch of weight in the past decade or so and staying in a travel trailer at the KOA only made it worse. So on September 20th, at 240.4 pounds, I decided to do something about it. I started by logging all the food I ate everyday but it was just way too tedious. So I just stopped eating while I worked and weighed myself everyday. One big thing I learned from this is that weight loss is not linear, it goes up and down depending on what and how much I eat on any given day. There is a general downward trend, however, and I am "organically" learning what my body thrives on and what just gets stored away.
|Hwy 17 Headed to Soap Lake|
|Our Moon and Stars Pumpkin|
|Yeah, I'm not always the sharpest tool in the shed.|
My goal for September was to get under 240, which I did. My goal for October then was to get under 230, which, again, I did (see the trend?). Now here on November 1st I weigh 226.4 lbs. That's 14 pounds lost! While I don't see a real difference, I definitely feel it. My knees don't hurt and I'm not winded anymore walking from the truck to the bathroom. Seriously, I am way to young to have been that out of shape. So here I am today, still in size 44 pants and a 3X shirt but I am getting there.
My goal for this month (as you've all probably guessed) is to get under 220 which will put me at the lightest I've been in over a year. If I can keep this rate up I want to run a 5k in February. Which leads me to my next goal for this month. Exercising three times a week, starting today.
So wish me luck, I'm off to do that now.