Saturday, July 28, 2012

Day 151-Weigh-in Day: 324.6lbs

Start Weight: 365.4
Last Week's Weight: 320.6
Current Weight: 324.6
This Week’s Weight Loss: +4lbs
Total Weight Loss: 40.8lbs
Miles Biked this Week: 56.48
Total Miles Biked: 1280.93
Miles to Go: 6219.07

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (576 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands)

Monday: 13.69
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: 27.20
Friday: 3.13
Saturday: 12.46

ATTENTION: I read a cool article about Track Racing, an amazing Olympic event that features some of the best athletes in the world. Keep an eye out for that competition during the Olympics.

Well, I am not happy with my lack of progress this week. I didn’t bike as many miles, but I have been getting some good workouts in, especially a 27-mile ride on Thursday with a little hill climbing. This was vacation week for me and my family and I haven’t been as focused on eating smart as I wanted to be. So, I guess I get to take a good look at the results and stand by them, no matter how embarrassing it is. I get to be accountable to all of you!

I must do better. I am basically back where I was a month ago, and this is not good. I’ve had steady progress for 5 months now, but have slid backwards over the past few weeks. I will reevaluate, and refocus.

I have wanted to go off and do more interesting rides, I think I am getting bored with my usual routes. I’ve got to explore other places to go to give myself a new challenge and stimulate my mind too.

As I realize that time is ticking down to Mount Fuji, that I have been feeling a little more anxious about wanting to lose the weight. I had to catch myself and again remind myself that my focus right now is to keep riding, build muscle and endurance, and get the weight off. I don’t need to climb Fuji tomorrow, next week, or even 6 months from now. Stay focused Don…Stay focused…stay focused!!

I will say that this would be my worst week on eating. I did not eat 4lbs worth of fat gain though. I think there is some water in there. I’ve watched my weight jump up and down this week. However, I have not really eaten a lot of veggies, and I ate a whoppin’ 1 apple! Of well, again, this has been vacation week for my family and I, so I won’t beat myself up too much.

It’s back into the routine of things.

Stand by...


  1. Hey Don! Though you didn't ride as much as you are used you I think dropping 4 lbs is not something you should take lightly. I think is a great accomplishment and congratulate you for it!

    You have lost 40 lbs already. Do you notice many changes in you? Like physically or emotionally or in any sense? I've lost around 50 lbs and have to admit that I don't feel it as much.

    Have a good week!


  2. Life is easier to live without lugging an extra 40lbs around. I can only imagine what it will be like when I get 115 more pounds off!
    Good to hear from you Emilio. How's your exercise going?

    1. I haven't been exercising lately unfortunately. I just need to find the time for it. For now I'm sticking to good eating habits and I'll add exercise whenever I can!

      Have a good one



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