Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Day 67-Weigh-in Day: 339.8lbs

Start Weight: 365.4
Last Week's Weight: 338.8
Current Weight: 339.8
This Week’s Weight Loss: +1lbs
Total Weight Loss: 25.6
Miles Biked this Week: 69.04
Total Miles Biked: 516.72
Miles to Go: 6983.28

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Baker, California on I-15 South

As you can see I haven’t written in a week. Sorry, this is what happens when you decide to remodel your kitchen. I will admit that I have not been focused on bike riding for the past 3-4 days. Instead I’ve been sheet-rocking like crazy, one night even staying up until 4am. So, this week I give myself a “reality card” and am perfectly fine with this. BTW, of all the months of the year that are crazy, even more than December, it is May…so I’m in the middle of it right now.

I did ride my bike for a full week getting in almost 70 miles! As you know, my goal is to be getting in 100 miles a week. I’m close.

I have amazed myself by how much stamina I have. On Friday, I rode my bike almost 10 miles, then came home and demo’ed my kitchen, ripping out all the kitchen cupboards and sheetrock. A few months ago I would have never been able to do this. My body is definitely changing. Not that my body doesn’t get tired, but I don’t feel like I need to go take a nap after every activity. Exercise everyday builds your stamina.

This weekend has been the worst 4 days of eating yet. Not that I’m blatantly scarfing stuff down, I’ve just been unable to cook without a kitchen. In fact, we can’t cook anything until next Monday or so, so many of our meals have been eating out. But, I have been careful as to what goes in my mouth. I will admit though (are you ready for this), I ate a Big Mac combo meal last night. Again, not a good week for eating, but hey, it will get better.

Nothing to report here this week.

No kitchen = no food. No food = unhappy tummy.


  1. Go Don! I think if you have to eat a McDonald's combo meal you can try eating more slowly, putting the food down between bites and be sitting down while you eat. That might not get you much, but just slowing down can help you not wolf it down, in case that's what you've tended to do. I can't muster the goal and the discipline you're working through, though. You might be in for more hills and bumps and you know it, as you say.

  2. Good advice. I have another thought next time I find myself at McDonalds...roll the window down and dump contents of bag out!


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