Saturday, November 24, 2012

Day 270-Weigh-in Day: 317lb

Start Weight: 365.4
Last Week's Weight: 314.8
Current Weight: 317
This Week’s Weight Loss: +2.2lbs
Total Weight Loss: 48.4lbs
Miles Biked this Week: 0
Total Miles Biked: 1948.1
Miles to Go: 5551.9

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (1238 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands)

The Weeks Workout
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

This week I traveled to New York on business. I was waking up at 3am and going to bed at 8pm…I was exhausted every day. I guess this is my excuse for not working out. There was a nice fitness room in the hotel, but again, I was just too tired to workout. Oh well, I gave it a good effort. And as we all know it was Thanksgiving this week too. I did enjoy the meal, but didn’t overdo it. My good sister did make my favorite Pecan Pie! I had to have a small piece.

So I guess I get to look at this week and say it was not a training week. Back to the gym first thing on Monday and I will be there every day working hard.

It’ better to buy a turkey and eat that meat instead of buying Costco’s high quality turkey breast slices. Too much sodium in lunchmeat.

We truly do live in an abundant place. There is every kind of food you’d ever want to eat at our fingertips. In some cultures being large and obese is a sign of your wealth. I would say that could also apply to the United States too. We may think that we don’t have enough, and that times are difficult with the economy, etc., but I don’t think we really understand how much abundance we live in.

For me, It’s ironic that I live in such abundance, that I have to actually work hard to keep away from it. Isn’t that a fascinating thought? We have to prevent ourselves, or push ourselves away from the abundance so that we can stay healthy. I guess it’s the old adage, “Too much of a good thing is not good.”

So the next challenge will be this coming month as all the parties and opportunities to overeat will surround us. I guess what it comes down to is do I want to work hard and lose 2-3 pounds a week and at the end of December weigh 10-15 pounds less (gee I could hit the 300lbs or 299lbs mark!) Or do I want to enjoy the temporary taste and enjoyment of food?

To me the vision of me weighing in at 299lbs by December 31st, is very exciting, and far out weighs the temporary taste of a piece of pie. So shall I set a goal…

By December 31, 2012, I will weigh-in in the 200’s, and leave the “300 Club” behind me in the old year. Wow, what a way to start the new year!


Have a great rest of November!


The 200-calorie Thanksgiving Dinner! NOT!!

My wife made her traditional multi-layered jello extravaganza!


  1. That may be the best looking Jello I have ever seen. Keep up the good work! I know you can crack 299 in the next month.

    1. I think we should call it Joseph's Technicolor Dream Jello!


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