Monday, December 30, 2013


Hi ya'll. I know it's been a while, in fact I don't even know if anyone out there is still looking at this blog. It'd be cool if you were, but I have to remember that I am doing this for myself.

I must say that biking to and climbing Mount Fuji four months ago seems like a dream...Did it really happen? Apparently it did. I got home and expected there to be a big awards ceremony like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo had at the end of the first Star Wars movie. Well, it didn't happen. I got home and life started lifing. It's like I achieved my goal that I had been looking forward to for so long, and then what was there to do.

Well I let my hair down, stopped eating as good as I had, and didn't ride my bike as consistently as I wanted. It got cold, and I took a break. I also have been pretty involved with responsibility in my church, and after 10 years, was told I don't need to serve in that capacity anymore. So there have ben some big changed in my life.

So it's time to be accountable to all of you and let you know where I'm at. More than ever, I know that at all levels, life is about being accountable. Whether we check in with our selves, our friends, or not, sooner or later, there will be an accounting. This isn't just with weight, it's with our time, our money, our good works, etc. We're not just all running around on earth doing what ever we want when we want to. We get to account for it. It's a natural law. And I'd rather face the facts, deal with it now,  than put them off.

I know what kind of a physical person I want to be, and I admit I'm a beginner in all of this, and I am not at my weight loss goal yet. But, I've got to get back on track, and work towards my goals.

So let me tell you where I am. I'm actually back in the 300 Club again! I know, I know. It's sad, but it's a fact. I don't like it, but I have a choice. And I choose to get back up and head down the road less traveled. My wife occasionally tells me when I'm stuck, "Hey, you climbed Mount Fuji, you can do anything!" With that reality working in my favor, and having done this for almost 2 years, I have a track record that can help me.

Today, I weighed in at 325lbs!

Go ahead, boo me down! I deserve it. It's amazing how in 4 months one can go backwards really quick.'s part of my education. So I learned and now what?

For this week, I challenged myself to get on my road bike trainer for 15 minutes each day. Today, I kept my commitment. I know it's not much, but at this stage, I need to take baby steps back. Next week I'll up the time. I'm recovering from the flu this past week too, so I don't want to overdo it just yet.

So today is about checking in, telling you where I'm at, and being accountable. I know I need to be heading towards something...a goal like Fuji. But I haven't determined what it is. I was challenged by a friend at work to do LoToJa. It's a 206-mile one day bike race that starts in Logan, Utah and ends in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. I can't quite wrap my head around that one yet. I need to put something out in front of me though.

I'll check in on Saturday when I begin my weekly weigh-in's again.

Have a Happy New Year!


Maybe I should trade in the bike for John Deere

My cute daughter