Saturday, September 15, 2012

Day 200-Weigh-in Day: 318.2lbs

Start Weight: 365.4
Last Week's Weight: 318.8
Current Weight: 318.2
This Week’s Weight Loss: .6lbs
Total Weight Loss: 47.2lbs
Miles Biked this Week: 56.75
Total Miles Biked: 1726.10
Miles to Go: 5773.90

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (1018 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands)

Monday: 20.92
Tuesday: 20.39
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: 9.44
Saturday: Rest

Well, I am hitting a wall. I have discovered that I am not progressing as consistently as I have in the past. It’s time to reassess my eating and exercise. As I look at what I was doing on Day 1 compared to today, Day 200, I think I am a little more liberal with my eating. Today I had a handful of peanut M&M’s. Isn’t that terrible! ;) I think I may be eating slightly larger portions that I have in the past, and maybe those portions are adding up. Also, my bike riding over the past few weeks has varied, meaning I am not consistently riding 6 days a week. The past few weeks have been 3 days a week. Life has been a little stressful, with extra work and responsibilities at home.

Erika, one of this blog’s subscribers gave a great bit of advice yesterday in a comment. “Don’t look at how far you have left to go, look at how far you’ve come!” I like that. It’s amazing to me that I am out there doing it. I was up at 6am getting ready for a bike ride that I had promised my daughter. It was 52 degrees! I have changed, and come a long way.

This coming week is going to be super busy. This will be a test for me to see if I can get on the bike. In fact, I will have access to a gym and am going to do some weightlifting also. So I am curious as to what will happen.

My blood clots have cleared up and my leg is feeling much better. And I was realizing today that I don't have an achy Achilles heel anymore. Months ago my heels used to kill when I would walk. And, now they don’t! Woo Hoo!

It’s important to reassess where you’re at and make changes. I get to take a look at what is getting in my way, and adjust.

I was craving a burger earlier in the week, and my company had a BBQ, so I got to eat a burger and a couple of hot dogs. Loved every moment of it.

Nothing to report here this week.

I hope you liked last Tuesday’s interview with Travis Jackson from Japan. This Tuesday is going to be another amazing interview with a young fellow who is winning bike races right and left. Stay tuned!


1 comment:

  1. Hey Don! I send you all my strength and cheers for you to accomplish what you want. You have gone a great way already and I feel extremely proud of you!!

    I'm excited to read more from you!



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