Even with August being a month where I cut my blogging by about half I still managed to hit the 50,000 views mark thanks to all of you loyal peeps who come and check out my words daily.
Of course I do have some help from some great guest posts by Splitter, Flops and RVP (my new secret identity alias for Rob over on Rob Vegas Poker).
In other news my weekly Weight Loss post is tacked onto my 50k post.
It's been a few weeks since I decided to post about this but it's about time I get back into the routine.
The past 3 weeks I have done good throughout the week with controlling what I eat and shedding a pound or two only to have it all blown up by a great night of indulgence. I'm not complaining about it because for about two months now my weight has stayed very consistent, I haven't been gaining anything back even though I'm not the healthiest of eaters out there.
This week I made a change and that is I stayed in on Saturday - not really by choice but by force. My drinking buddy flew out of town yesterday and the other person who I have been spending most of my time with worked until 11 pm or something.
I wanted to hit up the comedy show at Shifty's but I decided that since I had to get up at 5 am in order to get to works quarterly meeting that it would just be better if I stayed in and took the night off.
So, no pre-planned over indulgence like I wanted but the good news is that I have actual results and progress in the weight loss category.
I had been hovering around 268.2 and today I came in at 265.8 or a 2.4 pound loss.
Now I look ahead to September and see that it's going to be quite the busy month, too much going on to fit into the normal 27 calendar days.
At the end of the month I have visitors coming in, two sets of them in fact and I really want to push myself to be under 260 by the time they arrive. This will put me 40 pounds lighter than my heaviest and the lightest any of these folks would have seen me in a long long time.
My parents Anniversary is in September.
Monster's Birthday is in September
So, until about the last week of the month I really have no excuses to not lose weight. No visitors, no pretending to be a tourist, no nothing. Just packing, cleaning, eating healthy and maybe playing some video games. Money is of the utmost importance since I actually have budgeted a negative cash flow for the month and as such no eating out, no bar beer, no "oh lookie, I really wanted a elephant trunk jock strap."
Also for the first time ever I find myself asking an important question - How many pant sizes should I drop before I stop tightening the belt and just buy new clothes?
I think the answer is going to be 4-5 because I'm a cheap MoFo!
So, I leave you with this.
The amount of weight I have lost thus far is best represented by the amount of pot in the picture below - 34 pounds.