It's been several days since I last posted, so it's time for an update, right? I've just been busy with foster pets, family stuff, and back to school preparations. We've had some fun, too, like a day at the fair! I had this plan to eat some barbecued meat and onions on a salad. I didn't do that, though. I ended up sharing a huge plate of chili cheese fries and a funnel cake with the people I went with. As a reward, I got a realllly unpleasant digestive upset that has probably turned me off of fried foods forever. Yuck. But the fair was fun! I also got my stitches out. It bled a little but it seems to be healing okay.
I weighed in on Sunday as usual and was happy to see 242, down another pound! The biking helps, but I do need to watch my intake pretty hard to see regular losses. I've been thinking about doing AIP again to see if I can finally pin down what food may be triggering my rosacea... plus AIP was great for weight loss last time I did it.
Since I last posted, I've ridden another 15.7 miles on my bike. I pedaled out of Washington again and across the Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge over the Columbia River, back into Oregon.
This bridge also crosses Government Island in the middle of the river. Lewis and Clark camped here in 1805 and called it "Dimond Island" because it is shaped like a diamond. They ate some geese, ducks, and swans they hunted there with other men in their party.
After crossing the island, the bridge leads into Oregon.
Soon I biked into Portland (with lots of traffic) but bypassed the downtown area.
Tonight or tomorrow I will continue east on I-84 across Oregon until I get to Idaho. It's going to take awhile! You can check my route and progress on My Virtual Mission: Fat Mom Across America.
Catch you later!