I decided to take off yesterday. I believe that was a good idea. Today H2B bossed me into doing something I felt too tired to do.
Last night I got some really crappy news. I am in this class called Music Appreciation. The instructor asked us to write a post about which of these three operas we liked. I wrote that I didn’t care for any of them. Then I explained what was lacking that would have made me enjoy them. The instructor took offense in me not liking the operas, like I was personally slighting him, and gave me zero points on the assignment. He made some real illogical comparisons. I couldn’t fall asleep last night. I felt sick. The email kept playing over and over in my head. I kept thinking about how I could respond. It was bad.
So H2B says to me, we are going to ride down to Stone Mountain, walk up to the top, and walk down. I so wanted to be like, let’s just hang out in bed, but I didn’t. I forced myself to go.
The ride there was beautiful. There is something magical about riding a motorcycle: the wind in your face, the feel of power between your legs as you guide it through curves, the feeling of freedom…
Then we get to Stone Mountain, switch out our motorcycle boots for tennis shoes, and start our trek. 1.1 miles, 40 minutes, and and elevation of 786 ft, we made it to the top. Holy freaking crap that was tough. I weigh 280 (ish) pounds. That is quite the workout to carry my own weight up that stone. We got some more water, so powerade, and popcorn of course, and waited for our bodies to give us the OK to head down.
It took us 38 minutes to walk down, too! My legs were so shaky and wobbly. I was surprised I kept upright the entire time. Noom says I burned about 1200 calories. I better see that on the scale tomorrow for weigh in!
I have been slacking keeping track of my food consumption this weekend as… well… I usually suck during the weekend. I ate pizza yesterday. Candy bar. A fish sandwich Friday. A sundae. Pie. Ice cream. Eggs Benedict. With American fries. Cheeseburger on a huge bun. The only good thing I do practically without fail is drink plenty of water. Everyday.
I am so exhausted I could fall asleep sitting up, but I figured it’s been a few days since I checked in. Didn’t want you guys to think my heart just stopped or something. I hope everyone had a great weekend!
We can do this!