Day Forty-Nine

Day 49. That’s the end of 7 weeks. I think it’s safe to say at this point that, since no alcohol is a rule of this diet, that this is the longest I’ve gone without drinking alcohol since I started drinking alcohol. It’s definitely not the thing I miss the most, though, every now and then I’m in a situation where I think a beer would be pretty enjoyable.

I realized today that I’m not going to be able to go to the Frederick Oktoberfest this year because I’m doing the diet. That makes me a little sad, but, I’ve really decided that I want to do the full 90 days straight through, no cheating. So, since I have to choose one or the other, I choose the full 90 days.

Let’s see, we’ll go with the negative stuff first. Run didn’t happen over the weekend, I was a chump and let the rain stop me. It looks like Tuesday will be the next one because there’s storms in the forecast tomorrow evening – But, I might try tomorrow if it looks like there’s an ok spot in the weather. All this week looks rainy though, so I’m gonna have to suck it up and run in the rain.

I spent a good chunk of today going through my clothes setting up a wardrobe for a smaller version of me. A lot of the shirts that were big enough to be comfortable when I started the diet were “retired” (that means they’re in a box in my closet now). I tried on a bunch of shirts that haven’t fit in awhile, and they’re fitting pretty good now. The smallest of my shirts are still a ways off (but they’ll fit for sure when I reach my goal). Those ones are in a “coming soon” box. I’m pretty excited about some  of them, because I like them a lot… that said, it’s kind of a bummer that some of the shirts are really just too big to wear at this point, because I like them too. But, oh well.

A few of the smallest things I’ve only worn once or twice, because, I got them basically as “motivation” shirts when I last did a hardcore diet back in 2015. Then, I had the whole gallbladder surgery thing, and that was enough to throw me off track with the diet and not come back into it. I gained a few pounds back pretty quick, then maintained for awhile until I started the job I began in April of 2017. I don’t eat well when I’m under stress, and well, that job was stressful, and so that’s when I really started to gain weight again. Got to the highest I’d been since before my first slow carb… thankfully not up to the same high as when I began that diet though. I was thinking about all that while I was going through the clothes and such.

I’m pretty excited to continue this though, and to sort out what my long term will be. I’m starting to like what I see in the mirror a bit more.

49…. well. A 49er is (or, was) a miner that took part in the 1849 California gold rush. And also a member of the football team. That’s the best I can come up with. These seem to get harder as the get higher.

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