Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Weigh-In Wednesday: Good news

Quick post today.  I am pleased to say that i weighed in this morning with good results.

I was 305.8 last week, and 303.4 today.  So down 2.4 pounds!

I am very happy.  I was even lower on Sunday morning, but things change so often. lol

I decided to only provide weekly updates, so that I don't fixate on daily numbers.

Me on the scale, upside down.  sort of...

Monday, November 5, 2012

A Not So Manic Monday

I think the best news from this weekend was when I stepped on the scale on Sunday morning, but I am restricting my updates to my weight to weekly, so tune in on Wednesday to find out how I am doing! (I'm such a tease!)

I had a really great weekend.  My goals were to walk/hike/bike on both Saturday and Sunday, and I am proud to say that I met my goals, and that I am able to hike again now!  (...for the first time since the hernia surgery.)

On Saturay, I hiked 4.5 Miles out at Swallow Cliffs Woods.  It was a really chilly day, high in the low 40's, and overcast, but I got out there and walked with Sam.  We ended up having a great time!

Swallow Cliffs Woods is a forest preserve area southwest of Chicago that I like to visit.  It is a popular place to walk/hike and, believe it or not, walk "the stairs".  The main attraction is apparently the large stone brick staircase that leads up from the parking lot.  Many visitors spend their entire time going up an down the stairs.  It is great exercise, but really hard on your knees!  I don't know how people do it, to be honest.   

I hiked part of the "Yellow" trail loop.  If you take the whole thing, it is 8.5 miles, but I did about half of it, which was plenty for me right now.  I am still pretty out of shape, since I haven't been able to exercise much since the hernia surgery in September.

While I was there, I ran into horseback riders, joggers, dog walkers like me, and of course walkers and stair climbers!  It was a busy day, considering the weather wasn't that great.  I think Chicagoans are sort of immune to the weather as long as it isn't raining or snowing.  lol

Stay tuned on Wednesday for my weigh-in.  I am guaranteeing a decent number!  book it!

Sam in his Car Seat on the way to the Hike: 

The map of Swallow Cliffs Woods area.  I did the half of the Yellow loop to the right:

Me and Sam on the trail:
(Yes, those are circa 1997 Seattle Sonics warmup pants!)

Sam, eyeing a croissant sandwich:

A girl on a beautiful horse:
(Apparently the hat with ears is called a Spirit Hat, and all the kids were wearing them that day...)

View of "The Stairs" from the top:

The view from the bottom.  (Exhausting, right?):

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Restart attempt number 9?

Here I go again.  On my own...

OK, ok, sorry to quote some bad 80's music.  I just wanted to explain that I am trying to get my blog back up and running.  I am actually doing a blog for work, related to a weight-loss challenge.  So I am going to try to post stuff from there, over here on blogger, or vice versa.  Not sure yet...

Anywho...  Stay tuned for my re-restart/reboot/revamp/redo of my blog.

Dog drools over croissant sandwich.
Sure to include lots of cute puppy-like* pictures, so there is at least that...  (* he is actually 9 yo, but looks like a puppy.)