Welcome to My Full-Time RV Living LifeStyle Blog!

I suppose I should mention that this is an RV blog. The picture of me standing beside a motorhome in the banner probably tipped you off to that fact already, but you know how it is with blogs, any body can put anything in the header.

Anyways, I was born, raised, and live in Maine, I have 12 cats, and some people would call me homeless. Nope, I have a home, I just don't have what people call a standard house. My house has wheels and her name is Rosebud. My backyard stretches on for thousands and thousands of miles all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Once upon a time I had a "regular home" but a flood came and took it away. Me and my cats spent the next 3 years living under a 8x6 tarp and survived through 3 blizzards and Maine's coldest winter on record when the temps hit -48F. After that me and the cats moved in a Volvo. As hard as it is to live in a tent with 12 cats, it's even harder to live in a Volvo with 12 cats, and a motorhome named No Hurry was the answer. No Hurry: my home, my office, my RV.

I plan to use this blog to share my thoughts, ideas, adventures, and advice on being self-employed, living and working a full-time RV LifeStyle with an army of cats, while boondocking in the wonderful (and sometimes sub-zero) state of Maine.

I hope to write a post a day featuring random thoughts as they pop into my head, and hopefully 2 or 3 posts per week will focus on something helpful to those seeking to live in an RV full time. If you've any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions on what sort of posts you'd like to see me write, please comment and let me know.

I hope you all have as much fun reading this blog as I know I'll have writing it.


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Woo-Hoo! or Losing weight too fast?

On June 28, I weighed myself for the first time in 5 years and found I had gone from 132 to 182 during those 5 years. I joined SparkPeople and started trying to lose weight later the same week.

I spent the first week tracking my diet and found that for meals (not including drinks or snacks) I was eating 2,300 - 3,500 calories a day!!! And for my height/weight I should be eating 1,200 calories a day. This did not include the fact that I drank 4 to 6 cans of soda a day. I was only drinking 2 - 3 glasses of water a day.

The entire month of July I did not drink any soda, I walked 1 mile a day, I made sure to drink 4 - 6 glasses of water a day, and I was careful to eat no more than 1,900 calories a day.

I decided not to weigh myself for a month to save on stress. On August 3, I weighed myself a second time and was 176. That's a lose of about 1/2lb a week, which is not great but pretty good. It was an improvement, but I read that we should try to lose 2lbs per week, so I changed things a bit.

For 7 days, I walked 2 miles per day, replaced one meal with a Slim Fast Shake, drank 8 - 12 glasses of water a day, and was careful not to eat over 1,200 calories a day.

Today, August 10, I just weighed myself to see if I had increased my weight lose to 2lbs per week and was shocked when the scale read: 167lbs, for a loss of 9lbs in one week!

Part of me wants to run around screaming Woo-Hoo and part of me wants to go: OMG! That's way too much too fast it's not healthy!

Uhm...any thoughts on this? Should I keep going like I did this past week? Or should I go back to what I was doing last month? I mean, I like that I've lost nearly 10lbs in 1 week, but I'm worried that it's not safe to lose it that fast.


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1 comment:

  1. I can only comment based on 42 years of dieting and weight loss. And gain. Half a pound of steady weight loss a week is awesome. Nine pounds on a regular basis is less awesome.

    Glad to meet you!