I have done zero running since the half-marathon at the beginning of the month. Zero anything really. No yoga, no biking, nada! For shame!
I did, however take myself and my little handgun to the indoor shooting range, Ultimate Defense, and went shooting for the first time (at an indoor range). I had a really good time, even though I was by myself, and did a lot better than I thought I would. So I am very much looking forward to going back and killing some more paper targets!
I really haven’t been doing all that much exciting stuff here recently. However, all my friends are doing exciting things like getting engaged and starting to plan weddings!
Two of my friends got engaged this month. So that means I have at least two weddings upcoming that I have to attend and it’s time to buckle down. I know I’ve said it repeatedly on here that I need to buckle down and get my shit together and get rid of this excess weight. Which I think anyone who has ever lost weight knows, it’s so much easier said than done.
My sister is talking about getting married to her current boyfriend, and I know for a fact that I will most likely be in that wedding and I do NOT want to be a fat bridesmaid! Plus I’m just really getting tired of feeling blah and crappy 99% of the time and having to stuff my legs into all my cute boots. I actually broke the zipper carriage off a pair and now I have to get those repaired! So yeah, I want to wear cute boots, and feeling good in clothes again, which might seem a little superficial but I also know that I have to do something NOW or else I’m going to be living a life with tons of medications and problems in my future. I’ve been relatively lucky this far in that I haven’t had any issues with cholesterol or my blood sugar. But it won’t stay like that unless I make some changes.
Ideally, I would like to be down 20 pounds by the end of the year. I think this is a fairly doable number, considering there are nearly 10 weeks left in the year (holy shit-I can’t believe that is all there is left!). And if I lose about 2 pounds a week, I should make it. But that means actually exercising regularly and eating better than what I’ve been doing. Thankfully, I got my thyroid medication adjusted again and have been feeling so much better. Having this thyroid issue working against me is not fun at all, but I really don’t want to constantly be falling back on it as an excuse.
So here’s to next year’s wedding season!