Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Where the heck did summer go?

So I just read my last post talking about the start of summer...and now it is just about over.

We've had several workshops,  Tombstones, Casting,  Columns & Fencing, and foam texturing.   All of them fun yet a little time consuming.

We've worked on a new Celtic Cross and some crypt walls for the graveyard.   We started setting up the Abbey for some new changes.  We are working on a new comment box figure for the year.

We have started going rollerskating on a weekly basis.  We try to walk 3-4 times a week if we can.

During it all I have gained some weight.  Eating too much and snacking mostly.  I got on the scale a few weeks ago and was up to 289lbs.   So I decided to go back on the liquid fast.  I'm going to do it for 8 weeks so I can get back to my goal weight of 245.  Sort of pushing the reset button while I still can.   I'm on week 2 with only 6 weeks to go.  I'm already down to 272.  I realize now I should have started this a few weeks ago before things really got out of hand.   I'm now thinking that fasting for 2-3 weeks might be a normal thing for me every 4 months or so.   After the winter and during the beginning of summer. Both slow times for me and good times to take a break from food.

Although I've gained some weight over the past 6 months I feel I have made some significant changes in my lifestyle.  I am more active.  I have changed the way I eat and what I eat.  I have a few problem foods (bags of chips, and cheese and crackers) but mostly I enjoy more healthy snacks. The issue is really in quantity.  Chris and I even split meals when going out.  Just need to be more diligent and ease up on the excess.

I am determined to be a weight loss master and want to be able to say years from now that I lost 150lbs and kept it off.