This week has had some ups and downs. I’ll admit a large chunk of them were my fault. I went bike riding mid-week and lost complete track of time. Which, as I haven’t been bike riding in over a year really did my legs in.
But I am only feeling a twinge of stiffness at the moment.
The stress of the week didn’t help any. In the spirit of fair confession there was a point this week where I binge watched election returns while powering through far too many packs of smarties than was good for me. We had only one trick or treater this year and even though we loaded him up with as much candy as possible there was still a lot left. Significantly less after my binging.
I think I mindlessly packed away more than a year’s worth of recommended sugar intake this week. But elections like this don’t come along every day. I’m sure the next one will be a lot calmer and less stressful.
And the dreams will hopefully end.
I swear mid-week I had a dream that to decide the final outcome of the election the GOP and the DEMs engaged in Knightly warfare; horses, armor, swords and battle axes. I’m pretty sure it was a combination of too much news and researching battle gear for a fantasy novel I am writing. They merged into a very bizarre scenario. Admittedly, the battle was started when someone said “Racers on your marks” and then fired a starter pistol into the air.
No clue where that came from, but the person with the starter pistol looked and sounded a lot like Ru Paul.
But whatever the week brought I got on the scale. I am happy to say, it was a loss this week. Not a huge loss but, I’m pretty sure that is some sort of minor miracle. I was fully expecting to gain weight this week. Stress (and candy) usually do that to me. Perhaps the bike ride saved me as well as turned my thighs into achy jelly. Or maybe it was the early in the week yoga each morning (until the bikeride). Either way, something helped.
Starting Weight: 246.0 lbs
Last Week’s Weight: 215.4 lbs
This Week’s Weight: 215.0 lbs
Lost this week: 0.4 lbs
Lost thus far: 31.0 lbs
And so we soldier on, hopefully leaving the stress behind and taking the lessons forward. Candy should not be stockpiled in the house, watches should be worn on bike rides and for a good night’s sleep, I should not watch the news before bed. Or do research on armor and weapons. These are the lessons of the week. I’ll be sure to put them to good use.