Saturday, January 30, 2016

Week 4: Pour Out a little Liquor - (52 Pounds in 52 Weeks)

Day 418: Piedra Blanca
**Flashback -- January 6, 2012.  Click the link above for more details.

I shared this hike with you today because it was memorable: Domino :(

Piedra Blanca - Hiking Stick dedicated to Domino (1999 - 2012)

Saturday January 23, 2016: Due to the recent storm and 4 years of earth, Domino's blanket had sunken in quite a bit (pic above left).  I knew the time had come to place a warm comforter over top.  I was nearly in tears clawing with my finger nails in the soil to carve out a labyrinth for her stick to rest gently below the final layer.  One day I will need to sell this house and I figured Domino will be one with the land, with no trace, under the avocado tree.  But in our memories, she will be the angle on top of this  hill forever...

52 Pounds - 52 Days

New Year's 2016 Weight: 240.9

Week Four Weight: 235.3

Total Weight Loss: -5.6 Pounds

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Saturday, January 23, 2016: It was my first "legit" in gym workout of the year.  I did 10 minutes on the elliptical, some chest, triceps and ab routines and finished off with a 15 minute cardio on the bike.  Hardly an intense workout, no free weights - take it easy, I have to pace myself...

...Of course, rather than eating protein or diet right, I took down a 22 ounce of my favorite IPA: Lizard's Mouth, from the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company -- Buelton, CA.

On Sunday I went back to the beach and ran along the promenade again.  This time I went for 3.75 total miles in 43 minutes.  So I am continuing to increase my distance and reduce the time.  I was able to keep a pace the entire time - No walking except for the final 1/8th mile stretch, cool down...

After the run, I enjoyed another Figueroa best; Hoppy Poppy!!  Thank you to Jay from work who introduced me to this brand.  It's a little more expensive than the Firestones I was drinking, which as well is brewed just north, but I have officially changed my taste.  So smooth, so great - and what better way to conclude a workout.

Eventually, I will mostly cut beer out of my diet.  A couple double deuces of IPA on the weekend, in two separate sittings, is not horrible - but I know if I'm going to continue to drop weight, I will not be able to keep this sip on.  Ha, but for now...

The neighbors dog came to visit.  Ziggy took the high vantage point, but was still not out of reach...

I had intended to get another workout in during the week, but between work and what not, I didn't.  I did overall eat a little better.  I lost 2 pounds for the week:

Week 4 -- Friday January 29, 2016: 235.3
I guess I can take it easy this week if I want to.  I am ahead of pace.  Until the next step...

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