Thanks Sabine It was the first morning in forever that I could sit outside and just enjoy the early morning freshness. It was cool and the mosquitoes were not out yet, everything smelled good and it was so refreshing to sit and soak in the early morning sounds and smells and sights. I sipped on my tea and watched the young birds all yelling for mom and dad to feed them first One of our trees I call the bird condo as it has so many types of birds nesting in it. Chickadees, blue jays, hummingbirds, doves, red wing blackbirds etc.... most of them have fledged and are spread around in the various trees in the backyard and lining the irrigation ditch all fussing to be fed. The grackle young will stand next to mom and dad at the feeder with seed all around them, and wait for the parents to pick it up and feed it to them. Funny.
I spent some time thinking about my goals and felt like I got some clarity for the next little while. I have been hovering around 193 or just less for a while and getting nowhere fast. I want to get below 190 now. I figure 5 pound increments are attainable and each time I pass one of the markers I feel encouraged and motivated. So, I am going to be careful not to snack or overeat cheese and keep a close eye on my carb intake. I don't want it too low but also don't want to overdo it as that is a sure fire way to get the cravings started.
We unloaded our trailer (16' x7') yesterday - not that it was full but certainly plenty of stuff! We are wanting to try and sell the trailer to help pay off some debt that we accrued this last year and now I have to deal with all the stuff that has been sitting in the trailer out of sight and out of mind! My living room is a wreck again, but I am keen to deal with this and whittle things down to a more manageable state. There is all kinds of stuff that we really don't need and I am tired of having too much stuff and nowhere to put it. TIme to simplify. Going to be busy on craigslist for the next while, and have already donated a bunch of stuff that was in my way but sure to be helpful to someone else. So there should be plenty of slow movement in the next while - and plenty of lifting and moving heavy things. I have been skipping breakfast aside from my mug of tea and this really seems to work well for me.
Got to get food going for the kids now though so hope you all have a great day and will check in again soon.
Start weight: 225.5 lbs Feb 13 2012. Height: 5'7"
Primal low: 186 lbs
Current weight: 227 lbs
S.T. goals: try thyroid supplementation.
Goal weight: 135 lbs
"I shall be telling this with a sigh somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less travelled by, and that has made all the difference." Robert Frost.