Back from Sturgis

Well, I made it back. I feel like I got hit by a bus and am so glad to be home.

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Here is me on our second to last day, all dressed up for a night in.

We rode 1600+ miles in 9 days, and my joints totally realize it! Hips, knees, shoulders and wrists are all sore, but this week taught me some things; semi trucks passing you when you are pulled off the highway can blow your motorcycle over if you are not careful, sunscreen is an amazing invention and should be used frequently, people are dumb, drunk people are complete morons, if you die from texting while riding it should be ruled suicide, if you get smashed and then ride, you deserve to get caught, cars will never see us as often as we see them, gravel sucks, and family can be amazing even if you just met them.

I haven’t weighed myself for today yet, I will after a few more minutes of sleep, currently on our couch with three of our four pets cuddled up with me, and yes I’m lazy! Back to work today, really wish I had given myself a recovery day, but se la vi and all that.

Sturgis is creeping ever closer!

Well, had my weigh in yesterday, down another 1.2 LBS, which I’ll take considering I was away from home for 3 days.  Turns out we’ll be leaving for the rally super early, Saturday morning instead of Monday afternoon, meaning lots of shakes for me to pack, along with all my misc clothing stuffs.

We’ll be staying at a cousin’s for two nights, the skipping to another cousin’s for three nights, then spending three nights in a hotel.  Not bad lodging price: $639 for 8 nights during the week of the rally 😉  Thank god for family willing to put up with my crazy ass!

I get to do some serious genealogy research while I’m out there, lots of family lived and died in them there hills, so it’ll be a good experience.  Gonna try to get some death certificates from county courthouses etc. so that will be interesting to say the least, and on top of that, ride enough motorcycle to get saddle sore and need a hot soak to relieve muscles every night, and some aloe for the sunburns I’m sure to get.

On the bright side, I’ll be painting my toenails bright freaking purple this week so they look gor-geous underneath my sexay new shoes, which of course will be accompanying me to Sturgis.

I tried some new fruit drinks this week, by Bariwise…I can say the Strawberry Kiwi made me want to throw up the whole time I was drinking it, and I would not wish that on my worst enemy.  Pineapple Orange however, is pleasantly surprising.  I have my usual standbys, Proti-Thin dream bars, cinnamon crunch wonderslim bars, puddings, oatmeal and as always, the good ol’ GNC shake mix.  I’m hoping to hit 160 while I’m in Sturgis, or at least build up some serious muscle from all the riding I’ll be doing…here’s hoping, and if I don’t check in before then, stay safe to all my followers!

72 Hours of Life

Well, it’s been 3 days since I posted last…wow that feels weird!  My weight has bounced around a bit, going down down up so far, but it’s looking like I could realistically get down to 161 by Monday, so kind of pumped about that.

I leave to ride my motorcycle to the twin cities tomorrow, got a brand spanking new helmet, I heart Icon stuff.

Alliance Rubatone Helmet

I went with a flat black helmet, and it’ll be so much lighter than my current helmet, and it fits so much better that I’m sure I’ll be much more comfortable riding in it for extended periods of time.  Eventually I’ll need new gloves and a jacket, but at least this way I’ll know my brain is safe…might borrow my husband’s jacket for the weekend, with me losing all this weight I can actually FIT in his jacket now (yes I was bigger than my husband, God that’s irritating to me).

So I got my new shoes for hitting 30 pounds lost, go me!  These shoes are a-mazing looking, and the most uncomfortable thing in the world, but hey, beauty is pain, right?

I’ll be picking up some Dr. Scholls for her-High Heels edition prior to our trip to Sturgis, as these puppies will be gracing my feet at least for SOME of the time that we’re out there, even if that means I can’t pack something else (goodbye curling iron and hair dryer).

Well, that’s it for the excitement of my life, oh, except I tried the Cinnamon Vanilla cereal from Bariwise, it’s similar to cardboard…but eh, such is life.