Day 522 – Thankful for Time at Home and Saying Goodbye to “Fun Mike”

Today was the first Saturday in four weeks that I spent at home and it felt WONDERFUL!!!  While Dominic was away at Boy Scout camp Becky, Gavin, the girls, even Zeke, and I had a pretty great day.

Becky took Skywalker for a run this morning at about 6:30.  When she left Gavin and I headed out for a walk with LuLu.  We had a great time shooting the bull about DaVinci, the charitable giving of the Bill & Melinda Gates, erosion, fossilization, and many other seemingly random topics…  and I left every single moment of it.

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While were on the homestretch we saw Becky and Skywalker across the field from us.  If you look REALLY close you can see a little dot that’s them.

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We chilled at home for a little while and then headed out as a family to yoga and got our sweat on.  After an awesome workout we grabbed coffee and food for both lunch and supper.

While I started lunch I hopped on the phone with my mom for a quite a while and had a blast talking with her about work, life, and a lot of fun memories.  Before I knew it almost an hour had gone by and I’d almost finished our coconut flour pizza crust.

After lunch I spent time cleaning up my workshop as we have Cub Scouts coming over to cut out pinewood derby cars tomorrow.  Zeke joined me for a while and kind of enjoyed a different view of the world.

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Becky helped Gavin finish cleaning his room and he then hopped outside and helped me clean up.

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Around four o’clock we took the girls out for another walk and ate supper afterwards.  Now we’re just chilling on the couch watching the Lego Movie.  As I type this I can’t help but smile at how much I appreciate having a “normal boring day” at home.  This has been awesome!

One other thing that I’m thankful for today is saying good bye to “Fun Mike.”  When I got beefed up to 260+ pounds back in the day and started losing weight my little brother gave me a hard time and said that “Skinny Mike” wasn’t nearly as cool as “Fun Mike.”  This was because I had started watching my weight, pretty much quit drinking, and was busy exercising a lot.  It’s been a running joke between the two of us ever since.

This past Monday I changed up my diet and started tracking everything I ate.  This was the first week when I’ve exercised more than just a couple of times.  After less than a week I’m down over 5 pounds already and I’m ready to knock off about another 20 before the middle of June.  I’ve kicked “Fun Mike” out for a while, time to get back to the healthy shape I should be in.  Good bye “Fun Mike,” it’s been fun, but it’s time for us to split dude!

Thanks!!!

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