Start Weight: 365.4
Last Week's Weight: 316.2
Current Weight: 318.8
This Week’s Weight Loss: +2.6lbs
Total Weight Loss: 46.6lbs
Miles Biked this Week: 52.59
Total Miles Biked: 1842.88
Miles to Go: 5657.12
GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (1134 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands)
The roller coaster ride continues with my weight. No large dips or hills just a constant ping ponging between 316 and 320. I can’t seem to break the cycle. So, I will go join the gym this week and break it up a bit. I think I need to consult with a pro to see why I am stuck. I need someone to push me out of the mud.
I guess if I were getting 100+ miles a week, I would be burning more calories. I get tired though when I’m doing 25-30 mile days. It’s hard to recover and do it every day. However, I’ve done it before.
I wanted to weasel out of this morning’s bike ride. 39 degrees! But my good friend I bike with encouraged me to go. How could I say no! We left a little later though at 7:15am. There was frost on the lawn! While we were biking we ran into Bonn Turkington! He was featured a few weeks ago on Motivation Tuesday. He was out warming up for his last race of the season. He said he weighs 158lbs. I weigh 318lbs He’s basically half of me! Gee…he looks great and is quite the inspiring guy. He’s got a beautiful bike…and my riding companion went out and bought a new bike! I am jealous!! Oh well, my day will come.
A positive discovery despite the slow weight loss…I have noticed that I am maintaining my weight. Something that I plan on doing with my life once I get down to 210 Again! So, the biking is maintaining…I just need to figure out how to burn an additional 3600 to 7200 calories each week consistently.
I think I can say that after 7 months of eating better, I have established good habits of eating. I don’t over do it, and know how to stay away from the “bad stuff” more often than not. I think I could always do better, but I could eat the way I am right now the rest of my life and be pretty satisfied.
Even though I have 53 people following this blog, I don’t see too many comments. I appreciate the encouragement and advice that comes when you're not too shy to give it. I know that many of you are on a journey to a healthy life too. I’d love to hear how you got past your "plateau" if you’ve ever experienced one.
Keep those gears a shifting!