Saturday, April 13, 2013

Day 409-Weigh-in Day: 290.6lbs

Start Weight: 365.4
Last Week’s Weight: 290.4
Current Weight: 290.6
This Week’s Weight Loss: +.2lbs
Total Weight Loss: 74.8lbs
Miles Biked this Week: 4
Total Miles Biked: 2212.86
Miles to Go: 5287.14

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (1495 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: 4 miles stationary bike
Saturday: Rest

Okay, I pretty much “maintained” this week and there is reason for it…I was out of town all week on business. I rode a stationary bike one time and ate well most of the time, but did have a few free-meals during the week. It’s just the way it worked out.

It’s all good! I was proud of myself for going the extra mile to find beans to eat and not go overboard. One day I spent the day on planes with a very short layover, and only had time to grab a small bag of mixed nuts. I was so hungry I ate the whole thing…all 600 calories…but it did the job.

While I was in the air this week, I had time to really assess what it will take to get to my goal. I am not going to hit the June 1st goal, but if I got for it like I never have over the next 5 months, losing 4 pounds each week, I can hit 210 by August. Hmmmm…can I do it? I believe I can. All though, this week put me behind already. However, I think this week getting back to my regular routine will make a difference.

With all the weird stuff with North Korea threatening a strike on Japan, it has made me a little sad that that could affect our trip. It’s interesting how one person’s bullying can affect so many lives. I think Kim Jong-un needs to learn to ride a road bike and blow off a little internal stress. Gee what’s his problem?
We’re moving forward though with plans to Japan and will be buying our tickets soon. Tickets to Tokyo are about $1200 a piece. That adds up quick for a small family. And, to haul a bike with you, it costs $150 each way.

On a side note, I was in Houston, Texas this past week and went to a little hole in the wall diner by a bayou for lunch. It was our “cultural” experience eating authentic Cajun. I had some crayfish pistolettes, deep fried shrimp. onion rings and gumbo. It was soooo good. I noticed while looking at the menu, that they also serve frog legs. Outside the back door of the diner was a porch that allowed anyone who lost their footing to fall right into the water…alligator infested water! The waitress was telling us about “George” their alligator who hangs around that area. So, this was a pretty authentic “Southern Experience!”

Well, I’ll check in with you soon!

Happy riding in the bike lane!


Peggy's on the bayou


  1. Good work on the weight loss and the goal. I'm doing Weight Watchers now, and I gotta give you some respect for the work you're accomplishing.

  2. Hi Lisa,

    Good to hear you're watching your weight. Assuming that's what they do at Weight Watchers ;)

    Keep in touch!



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