August Mile Marker

I knew that my average weight was going to go up in August.  I had vacation time planned and I intended to enjoy it. I was going to behave like I was on vacation.

Because, let’s face it, it was my first actual vacation in almost two years.

But what I wasn’t expecting was how LITTLE my average weight would go up in August.

My average weight in July was 184lbs.  My average weight in August was 184.2lbs!  I only went up 0.2lbs!  That’s crazy. 

My highest weight was 187.2 and my lowest weight was 180.3lbs. 

What surprised me the most was that I didn’t fast as much as usual.  And I ate more. 

I didn’t do any extended fasts when I was fasting, either. 

My go to fasting time during the week is 20 hours (9pm to 5pm).  But during August, I only did seven 20-hour fasts.  All the rest averaged about 17 hours.  So, my fasting time reduced, too.

We had a week camping and a long weekend at a cottage.  Both activities revolved around relaxing, eating, and drinking. 

And recharging.  And seeing some friends and family on the days we were home. 

It was a good month.

Now, it’s time to see what September brings.  I expect it to be time to get back to my routines.  Maybe I’ll fit in an extended fast or two…  It’s been a little while since I did one. 

I hope everyone else had a good month!

© 2021 Peter Gruner

2 thoughts on “August Mile Marker

  1. Hi Peter, I was just visiting Montreal, and chatting with my aunt, Mary Maguire, and you and your family came up in conversation. She sent me the beautiful obituary you wrote for your dad. My father was John Gordon Maguire. Our fathers were best friends when they were growing up, and attended Loyola high school and Loyola college together. My aunt told me that they would always do their homework together with Norm Henchey, and the parents referred to them collectively as the “Studying Boys.”

    You may know this story about them. Years ago, when McGill had one of the hardest medical schools to get into, there was a quota in place where McGill always reserved two places for Loyola, so, our dads’ logic was that to be assured admittance, they simply needed to come in the first two spots in their graduating class. Which they did. And so they both went to McGill.

    I remember you in Mtl when we were little. I think your family was in TMR near us, it I went to Algonquin, so we were not in school together. Mazel tov about your playwrighting career! My husband is also a playwright.

    • Hi, Lisa! Thanks for reaching out and your kind words. I didn’t know about our dad’s logic about getting into McGill. But I’m not surprised at their focus and hard work.

      Our family lived on St. Clare Rd in TMR. Best wishes to you and your husband!

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