I will avoid sounding like a broken record and just say I am back! While I have not been posting lately, I have kept on track. Let me try to catch you up on what has been going on.
As I mentioned in my post on August 21 (The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat) I still have not learned to make realistic goals with all of the other things I have going on. I seem to be over shooting what I am able (or willing) to do. Shortly after my post I stopped keeping track of those goals so I do not have an accurate number on how I ended but I can tell you there were several goals I did not come close to completing. I planned to have goals for September but ended up never writing them. I am working on having a new goals list for October by the end of the week that will (hopefully) be more realistic.
The beginning of September brought on our first real vacation of the year. This was not going to be one of our normal “white sand and blue water” kind of vacations. This year we decide to take a long overdue trip to Kansas to visit Sheri’s family. Since we were flying into Kansas City Airport, we decided to meet one of my fellow bloggers who lives just outside of Kansas City. I first heard of Carl over at www.stainlesssteeldroppings.com back in June when a family member shared a link to his It was time for a change post on FaceBook. Carl’s blog is not another weight loss blog, it is mostly about Literature. I think this was his first post where he spoke about his weight loss journey. We connected online and have kept up on email and Twitter. Sheri and I decided to meet Carl and his family for an early dinner at one of his favorite BBQ joints, Oklahoma Joes. We spent several hours there eating some really good BBQ and exchanging stories about life and our journeys. It is always a great opportunity to meet someone who has inspired and encouraged your life. Carl is also into running and I am hoping to see him take a vacation next May and come to Jacksonville to run the Never Quit race on the beach with me (Carl, I know you are reading this…no pressure J )
After our visit with Carl, we drove to Topeka and spent the rest of the week with her Father. While there we ate BBQ several more times (come on, it is Kansas! Did you really think I was not going to have BBQ?!?!). We also had some steak and fast food several times. I approached this week as I have approached this whole journey. I was going to enjoy life. Nothing was off limits. I did, however, make good decisions on quantity and food choices for the week to limit the damages of food I was eating. Honestly, by the end of the week, I was ready to get back home to the food choices I am use to. All of the things I had on vacation are great for a treat but I am not sure my body would like me very much if I went back to eating them on a full time basis.
Before we left on vacation, we made plans to work out at the hotel each morning before breakfast. Sadly, the exercise room was lacking. The only machine that worked was the treadmill, everything else was broken in one way or another. As a result we only worked out 2 of the 4 days we were in the hotel.
I weighed in when we got back and I had only gained 1.4 pounds which is not bad considering the lack of exercise and the higher calorie foods that I had.
I, once again, have had another GREAT clothes moment. What can beat my $10 jeans moment from August? How about $7 shorts and $3 shirts while on vacation. While on vacation in Kansas we decided to look at some clothes and found they had all of their “summer” clothes on sale. After all, who wears shorts in Kansas in November? Fortunately for me, I DO wear shorts in Jacksonville FL in November (and December, and maybe even January). Not only did we find some shirts and shorts at GREAT prices, I am also now down another size pants (size 40 now) and I even bought a XL shirt! XL?!?!?!? REALLY??? The shirt fits in the shoulders and waist but the chest area is still a little “snug”. But how could I not buy a XL shirt for $3
- Week 84 Weight – 9/26/12 – 272.8 pounds – .6 pound gain
- Week 83 Weight – 9/19/12 – 272.2 pounds – 4.8 pound loss
- Week 82 Weight – 9/12/12 – 277.0 pounds – 1.4 pound gain
- Week 81 Weight – 9/05/12 – VACATION
- Week 80 Weight – 8/29/12 – 275.6 pounds – .6 Pound Loss
- Week 79 Weight – 8/22/12 – 276.2 pounds
- Starting weight – 2/13/11 – 384.8 pounds
Total Weight loss - 112 pounds
- Current Measurements – 9/15/12 – Chest – 50.25″, Neck – 18.50″, Waist – 47.75″, Hips – 48.00″
- Last Month’s Measurements 5/20/12 – Chest – 54″, Neck – 19.25″, Waist – 50.75″, Hips – 51.50″
- Starting Measurements – 2/13/11 – Chest – 61″, Neck – 23″, Waist – 61.5″, Hips – 59.5″
- Total Lost – Chest –10.75″, Neck – 4.50″, Waist – 13.75″, Hips – 11.50″
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