Something is different. I can't put my finger on it but something is definitely different. First off, my wife and I decided today would be a good day to get a little yard work done. I hate yard work. I loathe it. If I could get away with it I would pave my front and back yard over and paint it green.
I took a little walk at work today with one of the guys from work and Holy Crikey that dude walks fast! We made it to the natural food market and back in 8 minutes flat. It usually takes me at least 15 minutes. This dude is almost the size of me and he almost had me jogging. I kept up though. I don't know if he slowed down or if he was showing off but I think I have my new target for walking. Anyways, I got back and lo and behold they were passing out hot dogs. I cannot resist free food so I jumped right in line. They looked at me like I was crazy when I told them no bun and no chips and walked away with nothing but 2 dogs on a plate. That's cool though, I usually don't eat lunch so it was a nice surprise from the norm of a tablespoon of peanut butter.
I got home and my wife was already out with the dog. She came in not far behind me so I waited about 30 minutes and asked her if we were going to do the yard today. She said she was tired from her walk, so I said what the hay, I'll give it a go myself. So I pull out the mower and was shocked when it started after pulling the chain about 20 times. So I started mowing, and I mowed and I mowed and I mowed. Usually I have to take a break half way through the back yard and after the front yard and before weed eating. Not today! I got the back yard, front yard and the weed eating done all in one go. Normally, I would be done for the day after that. I wasn't. I came in, ate my supper and did the dishes all in another go. Guess that's more than two for Tuesday but hey, it rhymes...lol! I checked my stats and right now I am sitting at 10,300 steps, 4.86 miles walked, 9 flights of stairs, and 84 oz of water and it's only 7 PM. I am seriously considering going out for my walk also just to hit that 5 mile mark. I'll probably pass though as I don't want to tempt fate and wake up and not be able to get out of bed in the morning,
So today was the official weigh in day. I have to say the amount of weight I have lost is far beyond what I thought I was going to be able to do in this first week, even with it only being water. I do think though that I am going to try another scale because it still bothers me that my scale at home is showing 10 lbs less than the doctors scale. I may start doing my weigh ins at Harris Teeter as they have a scale there. But, for the first week, I came in with a total weight loss of 11.6 lbs. I actually recorded a 1 lb gain from Monday to Tuesday but hey that's ok with me. 11.6 lbs is nothing to scoff at. And with all the exercise I'm getting over riding the couch like usual, I should continue to see weight loss for a while. If not, I'm still not stopping. I'm feeling way too good to stop now.
And here is the motivation for today. Y'all be great!