Well, I'd first like to start by welcoming myself back to the land of the internet.
I've had a lot going on over the course of the last week or so and I'm happy to report that pretty much all of it is good.
First things first and that is my vacation officially ends on Wednesday when I have to go back to work. So, I've still got two more days to enjoy that.
I also officially turned in the keys to the apartment today and will get to write that chapter of my life off when I pay the water bill (tomorrow).
I also will be paying my last storage bill tomorrow as well (hopefully tomorrow) as I have emptied the thing out and never want to see it again.
Sticking on the topic of things I need to cancel: FreeCreditReport.com, WeightWatchers.com and.... I know there is a 3rd one but not sure what it is off hand. I'm going to have to look at my recurring bills from the past few months and finger that one out.
While everything I own is in the house, there is still a lot of cleaning and sorting that needs to be done. Slowly but surely it is all getting done but it would be nice if the unpacking fairy would work her magic while I sleep tonight.
I weighed myself this morning and I was 261.2 which is pretty good. I've eaten like a pig and drank like a fish this past week and am pretty surprised to have not gained back 8-10 pounds.
Places I have eaten over the past week that I can remember:
McDonalds, Jack-in-the-Box, Hash House A Go-Go, Buffalo Wild Wings, Billy Bob's Steak House, Pasta Palace and a few others. None of these meals have been particularly small either.
As for the drinking - Good thing that I'm starting to keep track Oct 1st and not prior. Went to BJ's booze shack (or something) and had 4 very tasty adult beverages. Had another 4 at Buffalo Wild Wings. Had 7 last night at Bills Gambling Hall (Blue Moons), had 2 tonight watching football at Aliante and then there have been others scattered in there as well.
Overall it's been quite an enjoyable vacation and I'm sad to see it go, but all good things must come to an end. The fact that I still lost weight during this time span is impressive and I hope to dip below 260 by the end of this coming week.
Finally beat Gears of War 3 but that was 2 days ago and before October hit so it won't count towards my goals for Oct. However, with friends, I have been having quite a good time actually playing games again.
Starting in the morning I'll be focusing on my goals and making sure I achieve all of them. I've already been thinking of new goals for upcoming months but I generally forget all about it 10 minutes later which means they were not particularly good goals.
After a very fun session at Bills Gambling Hall at the 50 cent One Dollar game I have decided where I want to take my bankroll challenge (which has thus far been abandoned). However, first thing is that I need to save up the money.
Good thing I got that promotion in order to help me get to my "bankroll" quicker so that I can start it up.
I'm not sure If I'll bother to do it at all this year or if I'll start off 2013 fresh and attempting it.
What I do know is that I'm sleepy and about to hit the sack.
I drop my buddy off at the airport tomorrow and his plane leaves at 11 pm so on Tuesday I do plan on a bit of cleaning and organizing and hopefully a real blog post with some sort of substance.
Should I keep random running tally's on where I stand for my challenges or just let it be a total and utter surprise come the end of the month to see if I have done anything at all or if I've actually managed to do what I set out to do?