October brought some amazing changes for the family and me and I didn’t get thrown off track. The weather finally began to feel like fall, the leaves changed, and the air was turned off until next year. I was really worried about Halloween because I love swiping the Kit Kat bars from the boys’ stash of candy. But, I’m happy to report that I didn’t eat one piece of Halloween candy! Go me!
This month also brought forth the decision of us moving. We’re not moving far, but the process of moving causes me so much stress. You never realize how much crap you accumulate until you have to pack it up. Our house isn’t that big, but you’d think we lived in a 50,000 square foot house. I found stuff I haven’t seen in years! I have quite a few bags to take to Goodwill this week, including clothes that are way too big for me now.
With that said, let’s get to the results for October…
During the 31 days of October, I stepped on the scale every single day. One October 1, I weighed in at 251 pounds. That was a huge milestone for me because I was finally under 252. I haven’t been there in a very long time and I was so happy when I saw a lower number on the scale. I dealt with a lot of ups and downs in October with my weight, but it evened itself out eventually. On the last day of the month, I weighed in at 240.6, which means I lost a total of 12.6 pounds in October.
Now that we’re into November, I’m faced with a whole new set of stressors. There’s finishing the move, Thanksgiving, and decorating and preparing for Christmas. Shew! I’m hoping to be all settled in at the new place no later than this weekend, which will decrease part of my stress. I’m really looking forward to this move because I’ll have more opportunities to get outside and exercise. I also have room for my treadmill and weight machine, which means more options.
Other than getting some exercise in by moving, I’ll also be walking a lot more and even running a bit. I’ll also be incorporating weight training, which will help me tone the muscles I have. Across the road from our new place is a field that has paved streets almost. At one point, a development was going to go in there but, for whatever reason, it hasn’t been built. I’m looking forward to grabbing the dogs, turning on my iTunes walking playlist, and stepping it up. See what I did there? Yeah, bad pun, it’s okay. 😉
What were your October results?