Saturday, March 23, 2013

Day 388-Weigh-in Day: 296.4lbs

Start Weight: 365.4
Last Week’s Weight: 299.6
Current Weight: 296.4
This Week’s Weight Loss: 3.2lbs
Total Weight Loss: 68.8lbs
Miles Biked this Week: 0
Total Miles Biked: 2206.86
Miles to Go: 5293.14

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (1493 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands which is 2650 miles from San Diego)

This Week’s Workout
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Rest
Thursday: Rest
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Rest

Well, my scale is still a little skitty wompus, however, after recalibrating and reweighing a few times, I weighed in at 296.4. If it’s off a bit, oh well. I’m looking into a new scale. J

This week I didn’t do any exercise, however I have eaten near perfect. I missed a few servings of beans, but stayed right on my eating regimen. I have noticed that when I don’t eat the beans, I feel tired and worn down even if I get the meat and veggies. The beans seem to be the sugar-regulating piece of the puzzle.

This week we called my in-laws to tell them we were coming to Japan. I challenged my father-in-law to climb Mount Fuji with me. He accepted the challenge! He is Japanese, age 71, and has never climbed Mount Fuji in his life. He can see Mount Fuji from his neighborhood in Tokyo on a clear day.

I hired a crew to come film the phone call to capture my invite to him. You would never believe what happened that day as we looked forward to making the call. I have a sample video to share with you to see. It was crazy!

Last night, my wife and I reviewed our budget for the Japan trip. It’s going to be big, but we’ve decided it’s something that has to be done! Sometimes, you have to grasp the moment…there’s never the perfect time to go after your dreams!

Now the news about my wrist…

Yes it is broken, however it can heal by wearing a cast for 5-6 weeks. I went to the orthopedist, and he took some new x-rays, did some comparisons to the week-old x-rays and determined the path of the cast. We videotaped the visit and the casting! I have a screen capture from the video.

Anyway, I chose a purple cast. I’ve noticed that the swelling in my fingers is not as bad now, and that things are improving! However when they took off the splint and wrap from InstaCare, I could not lift my hand! It hurt so blasted much. Within a few minutes though, the muscles started to kick in and get easier. But it definitely is painful. Enjoy the pictures below.

I have been careful to not over-do it this week and didn’t do any exercising per se. But this week I will hop on my spin bike and even get to the gym and start getting the miles in again. My injury down-time is over.

Anyway, FYI, in the past 5 weeks, I have lost 18lbs. That is almost 4 pounds a week! If I could continue at that rate (although not probable) for the next 22 weeks, I could lose 88lbs, and that would give me a weight of 208lbs. That is where I want to be. Again, it is harder to lose the closer to your goal you get, but I have my eye on my target, and I know I’m going to do better than I think.

Well, it’s been an eventful week to say the least…but it’s all taking us where we need to go. Despite a few set backs, this is a great adventure!

Happy "Love Your Left Hand" Day!


Moments before the fall

Cracks in the wrist

Doc Decides to cast

Color coordinating with the cast


  1. Oh bummer!!! Didn't anyone tell you not to get those ice skates on! They're dangerous and don't help your exercise program. Hope you recover quickly!

  2. Purple will absolutely heal faster! You're looking svelter and svelter! (is that a word?)


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