Day 345 (10.21.14) Fall Colors

  1. Get moving: I burned 888 calories, I hiked 4 miles and walked 1 mile.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,876 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,368

Today was a great day spent mostly with my wife, I love her like crazy! While Holly was in class I hiked 4 miles on one of my favorite trails, took a slightly different trail and it was fun to see the same river but from a different perspective.  The fall colors are almost over here but I got a few pictures, I think my sunglasses made them look way better than the pictures do.  Holly and I had a lunch date at home before I had to go to work today, I knitted a few more headbands and we watched T.V. together.  At work today I got a chance to check out the Healthy Living Trail in Waite Park, I’ve been wanting to check it out for a long time so it was a good to finally try it out.  They have different equipment every fifty yards or so that uses your body weight to workout.  It was actually kind of fun, the trail itself is only about 0.50 miles long but down and back its a mile and with the equipment its a good workout!

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Day 344 (10.20.14) Like A Boss

  1. Get moving: I burned 3,243 calories.  I went 6.60 miles on the elliptical, walked 3 miles on the treadmill, and walked another mile outside. (Just over 10 miles TOTOAL!)
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,858 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,345

I got up super early and it the gym hard today!! I went 9.6 miles before 8:00AM, it felt great to get out and get moving.  Today was a long day at work, things have been pretty chaotic lately.  After work Holly and I went to the store to pick up crackers to go with the soup I made last week, we go through a lot of crackers in the winter because I have a soup addiction! I spent the afternoon watch T.V. and knitting! I’m excited about the things that I’ve been making lately the goal for tomorrow is to finish up my finger puppet project! I got another order today for some really cute hats today that I’m excited to make but I won’t allow myself to work on them until I get the finger puppets done! All in all today was a great day spent with my amazing wife!

My Latest Creations

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Day 343 (10.19.14) Knitting

  1. Get moving: I burned 1,353 calories.  I walked 2 miles on the treadmill and biked 6.10 miles today.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,901 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,340

It was nice to wake up in my own bed this morning as much as I would have loved to see the Packers game today with Trevor in the cities it was nice to be able wake up late and just talk to Holly.  Holly and I hit the gym this morning, I wasn’t really feeling it but I put in 1 mile on the treadmill and 6.10 miles on the bike in strength mode.  After Holly went to work I went to a few yarn stores to buy yarn for a christmas project, the yarn was on sale all over town so I scooped up what I could for a decent price and then headed home to knit.  I went to the gym for a bit later in the day and walked another mile on the treadmill, it felt good the second time! I left the gym earlier than I wanted to because someone else came in and was giving me the creeps so I went back upstairs and continued to knit, I made some really cute headbands! I can’t believe that in under 5 months I will be leaving for the A.T. I really need to get more knitting done to save money to go!!

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As always to donate to my hike and get your own hand knitted goods go to:

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Day 342 (10.18.14) Camp Snoopy

  1. Get moving: I burned 1,929 calories.  I walked 5 miles today at the mall.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 2,491 calories, I ate way to much ice cream!
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,340

We woke up early with the intention of going for a walk but we got really hungry instead so we went out to lunch. After lunch we headed to Midwest Mountaineering, I purchased a shirt for the trail for only $5.00, it was a great find by Kira!! I also picked up the head lamp I’ve been looking at for a while, I’m excited about it! I plan on putting the rest of my gear on Christmas and birthday lists!  After Midwest Mountaineering we sat outside under some trees by Trevor’s Apartment then we hit the Mall of America we walked around for a bit and then began to ride the rides, I’m not going to lie before going I was nervous and didn’t expect much from the experience, turns out it was awesome!! There wasn’t a single ride that I tried to ride that I couldn’t and all of them were really fun!   It was like being a kid again at one point one of the rides didn’t have a line so we would just get off and run around to get back on, so much fun!! At the end of the night we had Cold Stone ice cream and headed back to Trevor’s we talked so more while my phone charged and then Kira and I headed home.  My ankle has been hurting since we left the park, I don’t know if I walked on it funny or hit it on something while on a ride, I’m hoping it gets better with time.

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Day 341 (10.17.14) Up Early and Working out!

  1. Get moving: I burned 2,484 calories.  I walked 2 miles on the treadmill, went 4.80 miles on the elliptical, and ran 0.50 miles.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,364 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,340

I got up at 4:30 this morning and headed to the gym, I put 2 miles on the treadmill, 4.80 miles on the elliptical, and ran 0.50 miles.  Work was good, I ended up leaving late because I had to run around town for a bit.  After work Kira and I headed to Trevor and Allie’s to hang out.  We talked and played Bananagrams, I thought I would hate it because I’m not very good at spelling but it was actually really fun! We stayed up late talking and making plans for Saturday.  Overall a pretty great way to end my day!

 

Day 340 (10.16.14) Work

 

  1. Get moving: I burned 705 calories today.  I walked 1.3 miles on the treadmill and 1 mile outside.
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,517 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,340

 

Today I got up to make soup with the intention of working out after but I got called into work 5 hours early, I’m the boss so I don’t really get a choice but to go in.  Holly ended up having to go to our apartment to put the unfinished soup in the fridge.  I was at work almost all day but I did manage to get 1.3 miles on the treadmill and 1 mile walking outside today.  After my walks I finished my soup, then talked to Trevor, I miss him like crazy so it was good to talk, tomorrow Kira and I will be heading to his place to hang out! He won tickets to Camp Snoopy for this saturday, I’m so excited but really nervous too, the last time I went on a ride I barely fit, the person running the ride told me not to come back.  I decided that it’s free and its worth a shot, I’ve lost a lot of weight so I should be able to fit this time, if not more motivation to continue on my journey!

 

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Day 339 (10.15.14) Weigh in Wednesday

 

  1. Get moving: I burned 2,172 calories.  I went 4.2 miles on the elliptical, walked 2.10 miles on the treadmill, and jogged 0.5 miles
  2. Cutting Calories: I consumed 1,700 calories.
  3. Saving money/Donations ($5,000)$1,340

 

I got up at 4:30am so I could go to the gym before weigh in, I weighed in at 295.6 pounds which is 0.1 pounds less than two weeks ago which is actually really great considering I’ve been treating my body like shit for a couple weeks. After my weigh in a went back to the gym and burned some more calories.  I worked from 7AM to  8PM, while at worked I was harassed about not going, I was told almost every reason I shouldn’t hike the A.T. and well my response is the same, I WILL hike the A.T.  I think that the only thing that will stop me at this point is money and I’ve been doing good with that too so there is no reason I won’t be on the trail in March! I got an order for $200 worth of scarves today, so that will help with the money! I also need to finish my finger puppets for a friend, I have 3 more I need to finish and 2 that I haven’t started yet.  I plan on getting up early tomorrow and hiking then I’m going to make a huge batch of soup to freeze and eat! I love soup and you get so much for so few calories!!

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As always to donate to my hike and get your own hand knitted goods go to:

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You can always contact me to discuss a project and talk about pricing for something specific.

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