Sorry I stepped away from the blog. Been a bit of a week...
Although I hit a milestone this past Sunday. I walked from the flat all the way to the New Season's store on SE 20th & Division. Google says that's about 2.5 miles. All said and done, that day I clocked what must have been just over 3 miles. I was exhausted for the rest of the day, yes, but I attribute that to all that exercise on very little fuel. But it's working. Yesterday was also a good exercise day, having spent the afternoon busing around town running errands. When I got back from them, I hopped on the scale and was down to 271 and change. Now I know that wasn't a real number--you should never weigh yourself after strenuous exercise unless you're a boxer at a pre-fight weigh-in--but doing so allows me to know more accurately where I'm at. Yesterday's 271 shows me that today's 274 is a real number. Hopefully if I keep this up, by this time next week, I'll be kissing the 260's again for the first time in almost two years.
I have to admit that one of the things I like most about the dieting is the MONEY! Since I've not been having the daily mocha, this month I've saved nearly $60! Not buying anything at the store but fruit, veg, and soy-milk, I'm still in the black this month, at a time when I'm typically getting really tight. Admittedly, I've had a bit of money come back to me this month as well, but all-in-all, I know it's helping the budget too.
Last night for dinner I made myself essentially a carb-less huevos burrito in a bowl. Quorn chick'n, mushrooms, onions and 2 eggs done on the cast-iron skillet, then dumped into a bowl of re-fried black beans. I initially thought of making some rice and using a low-carb FlatOut wrap, but just decided to skip them entirely. Damn tasty regardless. Thanks to Tapito for spicing it up! I could have had half the eggs, leaving one for today, but I could tell that my body was rather protein-starved, so I decided to have a reasonable second helping. Probably 600-800 kCal all said and done. That would make my total for the day somewhere in the 1500-1600 for the day. I still feel good about it.
I think once I get down to 270, I'll take a pic of myself and stick it up here. No greater motivation than to see yourself as fat, but getting smaller.
Now I need to get a few things done before I go walking. I hope one of those things is seeing a man about a horse. That right there is one of the top three reasons why I don't like walking out in the wild all that much. Suddenly needing to find a bathroom right. Damn. NOW is a real pain. But I can't allow it to keep me from walking.