Day 110 – My Backyard Office

2013.06.11I looked at my calendar and realized that I would have to change my schedule.  And so, given my late evening on the books, I spent my morning at my favorite office location:  My Backyard.

But first, let me tell you that I stepped on the scales and weighed in at a not-so-healthy and not-so-happy 208 lbs.  It’s been three months and I’ve stayed the same despite my hours of hard work in the yard, my attempt to train for the 5K in October and my good intentions.  My hamstring, previously injured in my run last week, is feeling better and I think I can hit the bricks again soon which should help.

But here’s the weird thing, I know I’m smaller than I was three months ago, even if I haven’t lost but a couple pounds.  My shirts fit better.  My pants don’t scream when I put them on.  My belt hangs looser at the same notch.  So I know something is working but I’d like those darn scales to tell me about it.

Okay, back to my office.  Today was fantastic!  Knowing that I would do some real (read Paying) work starting at 11:30, I spent the morning writing for my blogs and for my book. I scheduled some posts for January 1 and 2, 2014, in hopes of getting a daily devotional off the ground for the new year.  I posted on  I posted here.  And, I wrote more than 1,000 words in the first chapter of my novel.

It has always been a dream of mine to write a work that would capture an audience and leave them on the edge of their seats (think Grisham writes Grapes of Wrath or Janet Evonavich writes Of Mice and Men).  And so, I’ve started my own great work of fiction based on events in my own life.  It’s called “Burning Trailers” (copyright Austin).  It is a book about a boy who comes of age, experiencing life, love and death in middle America in the late ’70’s.

I’m very excited.

You can look for my second book as soon as I can determine the secret to weight loss.  It will be called “Burning Calories“.