Saturday, September 1, 2012

Day 186-Weigh-in Day: 316.4lbs

Start Weight: 365.4
Last Week's Weight: 316.4
Current Weight: 316.4
This Week’s Weight Loss: 0lbs
Total Weight Loss: 49lbs
Miles Biked this Week: 43.95
Total Miles Biked: 1599.90
Miles to Go: 5900.1

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (893 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands)

Monday: 19.74
Tuesday: 8.40
Wednesday: 15.81
Thursday: Busy
Friday: Busy
Saturday: Rain

Well, this week started off pretty good, and then I got caught up in some busy-ness that affected the latter part of the week. I planned on going on a good bike ride this morning (Saturday), but it was raining. I have excuses, but I am not feeling good about them. Why am I not making my busy-ness fit around my schedule?

I stayed the same weight this week. I am not surprised. At least I didn’t gain. However, I am in training, but it doesn’t seem like I’m acting like it. Also, I feel that I have hit a plateau and am stuck. I can’t believe that I am 1 pound away from 50 pounds lost, and it seems like I’ve been here forever! I don’t know what’s going on---why I’m stuck!

Earlier in the week I got really frustrated because I am not progressing. I think it’s going to take even more time to ride more, and to ride farther. And we’re 4 months away from the first of the year---Winter is coming, and biking in snow is not going to be working in my favor! I’ve still got 106lbs to shed!

So what am I going to do about it? The first thing I’m going to do it get past this dang (Utah curse word) 50 pound marker. I again vow to get in 100 miles this week…in fact I am going to set a new personal record this week dang it! This week is another busy week…in fact this is a busy month, but I’ve got to make my cycling a priority! This will be the test to push through, despite the busy life that is upon me. That’s what life is all about…busy-ness. And if I don’t learn to take it by the horns and show it who’s in charge, it will grab me by the horns. Enough is enough, dang it!!!

It’s one thing to plan my eating, but I am learning as life gets busy, that I am going to have to sketch out a plan in advance, for my riding. In fact, during this month, I will be going out of town, and will be on an extremely busy work schedule. It is absolutely essential that I don’t lose that workout time while I am out of town. I will make sure that I get my dang riding in at the dang fitness center where I’ll be staying…every dang day! (Sorry for all the extreme Utah expletives!)

This week I would give myself a B- in eating. It was above average eating, but nothing to be excited about. I think I ate one apple all week.

I will be shooting some more GoPro stuff this week. That is one cool little camera!

Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring some pretty amazing guys that love biking, and who think doing a century ride is like biking over to your local 7-11. One of these guys did a practice ride recently of over 100 miles the other day, and did it in 6 hours. Gee…that’s twice as fast as I rode last week on my 50-miler. Just when you think you’re doing well, guys like these, rip past you! Stay tuned for this Tuesday’s Motivation Tuesday feature…it will be fun.

Also, I appreciate your comments I love to read them, and would love to hear from more of you. Drop me a comment and let me know how your biking is going! Or what you’re doing to stay motivated.

Have a great week of pedaling!

Another flat earlier in the week!

Rainy day

1 comment:

  1. Hey Don! I'm sad to hear you have been having issues losing weight and finding time for working out but I am extremely proud of your determination for this next week!! I know you can do it, you are the best never forget that. As we say in Spanish 'the donkey's hat will turn blue in washers' (I think I lost some of it meaning in the translation it's supposed to mean "YOU ROCK!!!")


    PS: Dang!!


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