“Interesting” Moonlite hash last night, comprised of some seemingly ill-advised use of private property. I’m actually a little surprised we weren’t visited by Sandy Springs’s Finest… My Apple Watch recorded 1.6 miles, I have to believe it was longer than that.

I had to retire one of my oldest pair of wool socks last night because one ripped cleanly at the heal when I pulled it on my foot while changing in the car. Good thing I had a spare pair of “running” socks in my gym bag.

Tuesday Tale of the Tape: 209.8 pounds (+0.6 from last week’s weigh-in); given the amount of pork I crammed into my mouth last night I am surprised I am not heavier.

Announcement: My goal is to be sub-200 pounds by January 1st. I am going to attempt to exercise almost every day starting November 1, and will be wiser about the amount of food I consume.

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30 Responses to 2018-10-30

  1. Currently at the Waschsalon…

    Mapping software says last night’s trail was roughly 3.3 miles.

  2. ITP Lurker says:

    “Announcement: My goal is to be sub-200 pounds by January 1st. I am going to attempt to exercise almost every day starting November 1, and will be wiser about the amount of food I consume.”

    Just an observation from my own work: exercising makes you stronger, which can make you gain muscle weight. As my doctor told me recently, the scale doesn’t give the whole picture. Much can be paradoxical here.

    With that said, she did say if I want to lose weight I should cut out as much sugar as possible. Hope this helps. I know from my own experience it can be like chasing a ghost to get to a particular weight level.

    • Having a target merely puts me in a mindset. Truth be told I used to always say “It’s not the number, it’s the look.” and “My pants don’t lie.” when referencing my weight. Like most people I’m “happier” when I feel better in my clothes.

  3. HamWithCam says:

    Pro tip: Order (with abandon) as you currently do, but only eat (no more than) HALF of what is put in front of you.

    Only half.

    I was raised “clean your plate”, so this has been difficult for me. I rationalize by getting to go boxes, which I usually end up throwing out.

    Add in activity to taste.

    And hold yourself accountable. <- no cheating

    Yep, at the end of the day, how you feel about yourself and how your clothes fit, are the ultimate measures.

    Question: "Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment." Is that "forever" or just in this day's series of comments?

    73 de JG/HamWithCam

    BTW: For the record, I am down 15, give or take.

  4. ITP Lurker says:

    Boy howdy is that “clean your plate” indoctrination brutal to overcome.

    The pattern I’m seeing is you have to click the checkbox each time you post. Which is much better than tying stuff in every time. In what I’m sure is GPDR hygiene we must keep re-upping our approval, lest one day we change our minds. 😂

    • barb says:

      Clean your plate -there are starving kids in China.
      You are right- it is tough to not do it.
      I try to get the waitstaff to take my plate away sooner than later, that helps a little.

      • ITP Lurker says:

        What’s helping me these days is to just order smaller things. For instance, the last time I went out, had a salad and an appetizer. So I got something “tasty” but most of my dinner was healthy. For some reason I just can’t clean my plate when it’s comprised of salad. If only I can get that mindset to spread further…

  5. barb says:

    good morning –
    yesterday was a crazy day, my coworker was out, so I had to do EVERYTHING pertaining to Dicks Sporting Goods – at this time of year, that’s way too much for 1 person. I had no time to even breathe.
    Finally left for lunch about 1pm, not because I was hungry (I was), but had to go to the USPS office to get the seatback Allan ordered for the Moto, it has a signature required tag on it – and of course we aren’t home when it delivered. I have no faith in the USPS to not lose it, so wanted to get there before it got buried somewhere.
    I did go past a early voting place – LONG line, so since I have no actual reason to early vote, I will be waiting until next Tuesday. I’ve never had much of a line on the actual voting day.

  6. ITP Lurker says:

    Hey, it’s all in the wording. “Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the NEXT time I comment.” So, one-time use, unless you click the checkbox.

  7. barb says:

    Read yesterday’s post just now –
    lovely costumes for Black Sheep, we would have shown up with no costumes, so you would have been disappointed in us. We instead did yard work, and ran errands, but did it on the Motorcycle. It came with a box on the back, perfect to put a few groceries in, or something not too big. the Bluetooth intercom system was working, but then wouldn’t pair up again, so Allan is all annoyed. Need to figure that out, nice to be able to talk to each other while riding.

  8. HamWithCam says:

    Autofill worked…
    (And as a test, I closed that browser tab and opened this one anew.)
    73 de JG/HamWithCam

  9. Steve says:

    Barb, my limited experience with the Bluetooth intercoms was also hit or miss. They seemed OK once we got them paired, but would randomly lose connection.

    Just reading over the ballot for next week. Was thinking about voting early (taking tomorrow off I think) but they aren’t offering anymore. Glad to see the lines long, although I’m sure there were far too many Republicans for my tastes!! 😉

    A little more land clearing last night, then 20 minutes on the trainer. Sad to have to get back in shape at the end of the season.

    And I’m a charter member of the clean plate club. I think we need to start getting a box when the meal is delivered and then you can clean the half plate!


  10. Just got into the office and am catching up.

    I too was raised to clean my plate — depression-era parents. Going to try and eat more appetizers instead of entrees when I eat out, and to eat out less often.

    When I get time I will try to understand what is going on behind the scenes with the GDPR code. I literally cut, pasted, and hoped it all worked.

  11. bob says:

    Clean your plate, there are starving children who don’t have food so you should be happy you have a full plate. So many years of that, I will even get on to Travis now and Laura always stops me. It is much healthier to eat less but I just can’t stop myself.

    I need to set a goal too, I have not gained much in the last few years but I have not lost any. My riding has been sporadic too so that is not helping. I suppose I finally need to pay attention to what I cram in my pie hole.

    Fun weekend, bought a new bro-dozer as John Karnes calls it. Big ass truck that I have always wanted.

    • Steve says:

      So a 2500? Or just a big 1500?

      Debbie’s truck isn’t quite big enough to really pull the trailer when it’s loaded and I’m thinking about buying a 2500.

      • bob says:

        It’s an F-150 but it has a 6.5 foot bed and the Lariat package so bigger than the last truck and has MANY more options on the inside. 3.5 liter turbo charged V6 screams too!!

    • Think the road bike is going on my trainer this week. This was the worst non-injury Summer if riding for me; I just never thought of riding on the road this year.

      • bob says:

        I need to do the same, I rode STU and BRAG and that is it on the road. Mtn biking is only once or twice a week, just not enough.

      • barb says:

        we didn’t/haven’t ridden much on the road bikes at all this year. I hate that – we really need to make it more of a priority.
        So- we need to plan some meetups!!!

      • Bonnie says:

        I need to figure out a way to budget for a non-mountain bike, whether it be a commuter bike or a road bike. I think I would ride more if it were a bit easier, which folks tell me it would be on a different type of bike / tires… Then I could maybe eventually ride with you people! 🙌🏻 The most I’ve ridden is 40 miles, but my usual in-town rides are more like 20ish I’d say? And a slow 20 at that.

  12. Bonnie says:

    Paulie: I will join you in your health quest on November 1, my friend! We will set intentions to be good influences on each other! I need to exercise (a lot) more and a lot harder and probably go back to measuring / logging my food in MyFitnessPal to keep myself honest. Eating only the calories MFP allows me, keeping portion sizes in check and limiting sugar and bread help me. And drinking more water. Oh yeah, and reducing beer 😢😢😢. My immediate goal is to lose the 10 pounds I’ve gained this year (125 goal weight). Then I’ll reevaluate. I also want to not feel like a 500 lb. slug on a hash trail, or whilst biking.

    I refused to get on the scale today, I know it’s bad. I too ate too much (Elmyriachi) last night and while I did bring some of my Thai burrito home (yum yum yum!), I still ate a crap ton of chips and had a margarita/Moscow mule concoction. Oh and Halloween candy… 🙄

    • You’re on! When we beer we should choose quality over quantity.

      Mmmm, elmyriachi… There was a reason I ended my return to haring there. 🙂

      • Bonnie says:

        Dude, that Thai burrito was the bomb! I just ate the leftovers. Yuuuuuum! We can split one sometime! 😉 I think your recent-ish idea of us splitting veggie corndogs and tots at Midway is a step in the right direction! I can’t belive I used to eat all 4 AND the whole serving of tots! 😮

  13. Bonnie says:

    Speaking of fitting into clothes, I’ve been wearing my “hippie skirts” all summer, and kind of forgot that 10 extra pounds would be much more problematic when trying to fit back into the jeans that have been hanging in the closet all summer. Poop! Well I guess I have some “mom jeans” that still fit 😢😢😢.

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