Hiking and Camping in the Freezing Cold

Dec 09, 2018

My husband and I decided that instead of sitting in our nice warm home this weekend, we were going to hike on the appalachian trail and camp overnight. This is something that before loseing weight we would not have been able to go very far carring food, and gear plus extra weight for both of us. 

We hiked 3.1 miles out, tried to keep a campfire going but it was a bit windy so the fire kept going out. So we decided to curl up in the tent and try and keep warm. One thing the weight was good for was keeping us warm lol but we could never have made it that far with 140+ lbs on each of us.

We struggled all night to keep warm. Even with our dogs with us. We kept waking up every couple of hours because we were cold. When we woke up we realized our water packs were half froze. We had a hot breakfast and quickly packed so we could start hiking again to warm up. 

By the time we were halfway back we started warming up. Going back we didnt stop for more than 5 min because we would start getting cold again. The dogs were even cold with their sweater's and coats. When we finally made it back to the car we were exhausted but it felt so good. We hiked a total of 6 miles in less than one day. 

BTW this coat is realy big but it was the only one I had that was warm enough for this trip. It is a 3X and I am now wearing a 1X to a L. and this is trooper. He is completely blind. So we had to go slow because of him, especially when he decided that he had walked long enough and we still had a mile left to go.

Weight: 189.4 lbs, Measurments: Neck 14.5", Chest 38.0", Waist 41.0", Hips 43", Thighs 23.0", Arms 13.0"

Gastric Bypass RNY Dec. 20 2017 

Sw: 271
My Cw:190.0

Dr. Gw: 185 
My Gw: 175
Current Overall Weight loss -143.6 lbs.,


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