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Day 216/88

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Yesterday morning I was down a little bit more. But I ate out for lunch in the dining hall, and then went out to dinner and had two beers, and so I'm too scared to weigh myself today.

My friend just bought a gorgeous home that is adjacent to a very beautiful and peaceful park with a gazebo. The home was built in 1920, and has a lot of great charm, woodwork, built-in cabinets and things like that. Today, instead of my typical exercising or a run, I'm going to go over there and help her rip out her carpets. I have hammers, a handsaw, screwdrivers, pliers, scrapers and the like. There are very nice hard wood floors underneath. I'm happy for her, because she had been trying to buy this house since May, but everything seemed to be dragging along. She persisted though, and now she has a kickass house.

In regards to my last blog, my BodyMedia says I should eat 1900 calories a day, but I was capping my eating at 1700/day, aiming for around 1600-ish (give or take a few). To be honest with myself, last week I did eat out a couple days in a row, and went to my in-laws, and so I was eating around 2100/day, I would say. Still not enough to gain weight, but to maintain. Now I need to work at getting back down to 1600-1700 again, and not give up. I think that's where things tend to happen for me. But still - it is frustrating to work so hard to get down to 174.2, and then have it all ripped away from you because of a little bit of slacking/a period/some beer. It is frustrating and difficult to have to remain vigilant for so long.

Well, I'm dressed, fed and ready to go. I'm going to see if Airin has any money in his wallet and stop by the Farmer's Market before I go to my friend's new house to have a blast ripping out carpet. I love demolition days. They're cathartic!
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  • v BEECHNUT13
    Working on someone else's house is more fun. When you're tired, you can leave, and not have to look at it.
    1358 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Have fun with your demo!!
    1359 days ago
  • v MEADSBAY
    You are so good at the working on the house thing-
    even your friend's house!
    I have been in this condo for SEVEN YEARS now and hating both the bathrooms' wallpaper and paint.
    Ask me if I have done anything about it.
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    1359 days ago
  • v CATONAMISSION
    Hi Beechnut 13! Your post struck a cord with me because I would love to do some demolishion at my house right now! Ha ha!
    I pulled all the carpets out of my house a few years ago. It is excellent cardio work!

    A tasty cold beer is my weakness, too.

    cheers,
    Cat
    1359 days ago
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