Day 354 (10.30.14) Hanging with My Hero

  1. Get moving: I burned 1,959 calories.  I walked 3.4 miles outside, 1 mile on the treadmill, and 3 miles on the elliptical.
  2. Cutting Calories(Goal 1,720): I consumed 1,711 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,448.

Today was an amazing day, I got up early and walked to work for a very short shift, then walked to the gym and worked out and then back home.  Holly and I spent almost all day together today on campus, there was a panel on campus with the previous directors and some of the supportive staff that help found the LGBT Resource Center on campus.  It was a honor to go with Sheri Atkinson and Heidi to lunch.  After the panel we went to dinner with a bunch of people that I have always looked up to on campus, over all it was a great time.  I learned a lot about history on campus of some of the programming that is still happening today.  I had to work again tonight from 7:30-10:00P it was another quick shift to finish out the day, tomorrow is Halloween so I work a long shift I have to get up early to workout because I won’t have time otherwise.

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Dy 353 (10.29.14) Weigh in Wednesday.

  1. Get moving: I burned 943 calories.  I walked 1.5 miles outside, 1.5 miles on the treadmill, and biked 2 miles today.
  2. Cutting Calories(Goal 1,720): I consumed 1,994 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,448.

 

Today I got up late so I had to do weigh in quickly before work.  I’ve lost 1.4 pounds since last week, still not to my lowest I’ve been recently but getting back down there.  I worked from 7AM to 10:30AM and then went to campus to see Sheri Atkinson speak at Women on Wednesday.  Sheri was the first director of the LGBT Resource Center on campus and I have been hearing amazing things about her for years from Heidi so it was quite an honor to finally meet her.  Heidi, Sheri, and a few other important LGBT activist on campus will be speaking tomorrow on a panel about the history of the LGBT movement on campus.  Quite a while back I transcribed an hour long tape of a panel from 2000 when Sheri first started and some of the same people will be on this panel, I’m excited to hear what they have to say now.  After the speaker I headed back to work from 1:30 to 6:30, I’ve been working to much so I needed to cut over time today anyway so it was a nice break in the middle of my day.  After work I talked to Trevor for the first time in a few days, lately I’ve been finding myself feeling lost and depressed, I’m not entirely sure why this has been happening but it’s been happening all the same; it was good to talk so someone who grounds me and can deal with my long ramblings and can keep up with the pace at which I find myself speaking.  I worked out a little after work as well, not as much as I have been trying to get to this week but some is better than nothing.  On Monday I started to listen to Water for Elephants on CD, it was so amazing I couldn’t stop, tonight I finished, it was so good I highly recommend it!

 

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Day 352 (10.28.14) Backpacks back Alright

  1. Get moving: I burned 2,477 calories.  I hiked 5.50 miles with my pack.
  2. Cutting Calories(Goal 1,720): I consumed 1,980 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,448.

Tuesday is by far my favorite day of the week!! I get so sleep in with my wife but not so late that the whole day is shot, then I take her to class and I hike then we get lunch and hang out until I go to work!!  I hiked 5.50 miles with my pack today, it’s been a long time since I had my pack on I forget how good it feels to hike with it.  I think my posture is better when I have it on so my back doesn’t hurt as much when I’m done.  After my hike we got Chipotle for lunch and it was so yummy I ended up having to go to work early today because someone got locked out of the house. I didn’t get to workout at work like I usually do on Tuesdays but it was ok after my morning hike.  Holly and I are heading to the cities with weekend to go to a Mary Lambert concert we might go early to look at packs, I’m trying to decide it I should wait until I’ve lost more weight or do it now so I can work with it before I go, any thoughts on that would be appreciated!

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Day 351 (10.27.14) Productive Day

  1. Get moving: I burned 3,327 calories.  I went 4.10 miles on the elliptical, walked 2.50 miles on the treadmill, and walked 4.41 miles outside.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,640 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,448.

I got up super early put in 6.60 miles before going to work.  I worked 8.5 hours, then met up with Kira and walked around Lake George, in the rain, and then went to the library.  After that Holly joined us for a few more laps, also in the rain, all total we walked 4. 41 miles this afternoon for a grand total of 11 miles today.  I also finished 9 finger puppets today, the snakes and the octopus were almost finished and only needed a few finishing things done to them and the starfish were completed from beginning to end today.  I then went home with Holly and made us chicken and broccoli with fried rice, it was ok, a little to spicy but over all it was good.  I’m feeling pretty positive about the A.T. I feel like if I can go 11 miles, work 8.5 hours, and knit several projects in one day, I can hike all day long and get a good distance.

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Day 350 (10.26.14) I work out!

  1. Get moving: I burned 2,137 calories.  I walked 2 miles outside, 2.20 miles on the treadmill, and 3.40 miles on the elliptical
  2. Cutting Calories (goal: under 1,720): I consumed 1,713 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,448.

I stayed in today, its super weird to be home on the weekends, usually I’m camping, at Trevor’s, or my parents house.  It was actually nice to be home Holly worked part of the day and I did as well but it was nice to knit and work out and not feel like someone is waiting on me or being drug along with me.  After I finished working a really short shift I picked up because someone was sick I went home and got ready to go on a date with my wife! It was great to put a little make up on go out.  I forget how much I don’t really care to go out without a group of people I know well, being social is so exhausting, I would much rather walk 10 miles than carrying a pack then carry on a ten minute conversation with a stranger.  I love to talk to people that I know but it’s the small talk that gets me, I have a really bad habit of getting to deep to quickly which also becomes exhausting, by the time we got home I showered and I’m pretty sure I fell asleep before my head it the pillow.

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Day 349 (10.25.14) Roommate!

 

  1. Get moving: I burned 1,611 calories.  I walked 3.10 miles on the treadmill and biked 4.6 miles today.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,600 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,448.  I sold two scarves and I put $40 in cause it’s pay day.

 

I slept in today and it was amazing! I finished rolling all my new yarn and then our new roommate came over!!! She looked at the place and has decided to move in February 1st! Not only is she moving in but she pointed out to me that paying 1/3 of the rent while gone was ridiculous, so she and Holly agreed to pay half the rent while I’m gone saving me a ton of money while I’m gone!!! I’m looking forward to her moving in so Holly has someone at home while I’m gone, if things work out she may stay on even longer, we will see.  When I lived with Trevor it was like breathing I don’t expect that it will be as easy as that but I feel like we’re both pretty easy to live with.  I had a dream last night that I was leaving for the A.T. (which was in Duluth not Georgia) and my sister (Ash) was going with me, I didn’t have anything to wear on the A.T. so we had to delay leaving for a day and go shopping for clothes, it was really weird.  I think that it’s because I don’t feel like I have enough gear that I need.  Holly and I went grocery shopping this afternoon and actually stuck to our list.  I purchased deet and a blaze orange vest that I will tie to my pack on the A.T.  I also tried on frogg toggs and a XL/XXL fit, I’m surprised at how well they fit, I’m hoping to wear them on the A.T. I’ve heard good reviews about them.  They are on Christmas/birthday list.

 

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Day 348 (10.24.14) I Want off this Emotional Roller Coaster!

  1. Get moving: I burned 0000 calories.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 3,437 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,368

I slept in again today, which was a mistake, I didn’t get in my usual morning workout and was in a very bad mood because of it.  I worked 8 hours today, work was great did some organizing and started training someone in.  After work I met up with some family friends to pick up some yarn they were getting rid of, it was like Christmas in October, I have two boxes full of more yarn and all kinds of needles and crochet hooks, all for free! After that I went home and started organizing the new yarn and at some point lost it, I cried for several hours for no particular reason, then I ordered Dominos pizza (another mistake for the day) I way over ate and continued to cry.  Holly got home around 9PM and tried to help calm me down, which worked for a little while, then we cleaning our apartment while I cried.  Tomorrow we are getting together with a woman who may live with Holly while I’m gone to cut down on expenses.  Around 11:20 PM I decided it might be best to take some sleeping pills and try to sleep off my emotional state, now I’m off to bed in hopes that it’s better tomorrow.

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