Back at the beginning of the year, I didn’t make it an official goal, but when we booked our trip to Ireland for this fall, I made a mental goal to try to lose 20 pounds by then. That would put me comfortably into my clothes (some of which were too tight) since I had some creep happening.
Anyway, this morning I officially made that goal! Yay! I’m wearing my size 10s easily again, which makes me happy. I really did it by just staying around 1500 calories a day with more on long ride days in the range of 2200 to 2500. One thing that helped was to keep my exercise on the non long ride days to an hour. Doing more than that was counterproductve and trying to force weight loss with exercise just doesn’t work for me. Anyway, I actually acheived a date goal, which I almost never set.
That cooler weather blew in this week with a vengeance! Overnight the temps dropped 20+ degrees along with lower humidity. We had an overnight temperature of 47 degrees, too, which is crazy. I had to jacket up for morning riding.
It’s been nice not sweating profusely all the time, too. I was getting really tired of wiping my upper lip LOL.
It even called for warm evening drinks.
One of my favorite snacks when it is cooler.
Even though it feels like fall, it’s not and I don’t want to be seeing this in the stores.
Gah! I took this picture when it was sweltering hot, too. Go away.
We have a house project we are working on now. Over the winter, we noticed a leak in one of our basement rooms that is directly below the garage. We kind of freaked out and had a couple structural engineers come in to make sure our garage was okay. They said the house was very solid, but there are a couple depressions in the garage floor where water pools under the car tires and seeped through some cracks to below. The solution is to level the depressions and epoxy coat it. Phew! Of course, in leveling the depressions, we removed some loose concrete skim coat and now have a bigger project.
That’s getting patched:
The sticks are there to prevent anyone walking across this. And by anyone, that would be me because I almost did! Once all this is dry, we can do the epoxy floor coat to seal it up. That will make it look nicer, too.
Some plants are arriving as well!
These are some heuchera. There are 9 plant plugs in all here, surprisingly. Most of these are going to go by our water feature since it is semi shady.
So there is no shortage of projects going on around here.
It’s back to the warm weather now. I sure enjoyed that coolness while it lasted!