Saturday, January 18, 2014

Day 688-Weigh-in Day: 321.4lbs

Start Weight: 365.4lbs
Last Week’s Weigh-in: 325.6lbs
Current Weight: 321.4lbs
This Week’s Weight Loss: 4.2lbs
Total Weight Loss: 44lbs
To Go: 111.4lbs
Miles Biked over the past week: 17

Total Miles Biked: 3059.62
Miles to Go: 4440.38

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (2220 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands which is 2650 miles from San Diego)

Weekly Bike/Workout Totals
Monday: 3 miles
Tuesday: 4 miles
Wednesday: 0
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: 5 miles
Saturday: 0


Wow, I’ve got the momentum going again! This entire week would be classified as very successful. I ate pretty much on the money (a small slip up on Wednesday evening) and stuck to my protein, veggies and bean regimen. I drank lots of water, and almost got in 5 Indoor bike trainer rides…I got in 4 rides. I was going to just get in 15-minute rides, but did 30 minutes the last couple of days.

I won’t say things have been easy this week, but I will say that having been through this before, it seems easier to jump back in and just do it!

This week, I am going to continue down the path I’m on, only I will get in 5, 30-minute rides! These are small steps, but they are leading in the direction I want to go. I told my wife that I’ve been feeling like I’m making a deposit in my physical body’s bank account. It feels good---like I’m investing in myself again!

It’s been 40 degrees each day this week, almost bike-riding weather. It’s one of the warmest Januarys I remember. I’m hoping that Spring will come sooner than later and that we can jump back on the bike and get some miles in.

I am not shooting for 210 right now. My focus is nailing 299.9 so I can get out of the 300 Club. I am now 21.5lbs away from that!

Not too much to report this week, but at least I had good news for you!

I am so excited that today is my free day!

Have an exciting week. Make it count!


Fed some cute birds recently at the local aviary. That's the most recent picture I have of myself :)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Day 681-Weigh-in Day: 325.6lbs

Start Weight: 365.4lbs
Last Weigh-in: 335.4lbs (I didn’t post this weight last week)
Current Weight: 325.6lbs
This Week’s Weight Loss: 9.2lbs
Total Weight Loss: 39.8lbs (Can you believe I was at the 90lbs lost mark?)
To Go: 115.6lbs
Miles Biked over the past week: 0

Total Miles Biked: Will recalculate next week.
Miles to Go: Will recalculate next week.

GEOGRAPHY (Where I'd be on the map having started at my house in Salt Lake City, Utah, heading for Tokyo):
Pacific Ocean (2190 miles off the west coast. I am heading for the Hawaiian Islands which is 2650 miles from San Diego)

Weekly Bike/Workout Totals
Monday: 0
Tuesday: 0
Wednesday: 0
Thursday: 0
Friday: 0
Saturday: 0

This week represents the first full week back on the path per se. Since I got home from Japan, where I biked from Tokyo to Mount Fuji, then climbed Mount Fuji, I pretty much came to a grinding halt in my progress. Actually I not only stopped, but have slid backwards….stop…help!

I got a little discouraged initially, and then quickly realized that the person that stays down, loses. I am not staying down. I’m not proud that I’ve put much of my lost weight back on, but I do have the history, experience, and know how to get back up and get going. I know how I got it off, and know how I will be even more successful this time around.

In fact, I think it’s been a good thing to fall off the wagon, because this is a typical and normal thing to do. But again, I feel that this experience and the never-ending opportunity to move forward and improve is always there…and so I embrace it again. This whole story and experience is about real life. The story is not close to over!

I have decided for the time being to get back on the “slow-carb” way of eating with my “Free Day” on Saturdays. I did it this week. It has worked well for me in the past, and I can improve upon it by preparing my meals in advance and eating them like clockwork. I’ve had plenty of opportunities this week to dive into tempting foods, but I chose not to. This week I finally got the momentum going, which has made for a great week.

This week I am going to get on my bike and ride for at least 15 minutes a day on my indoor trainer. I know that’s not much, but it’s what I am putting out there. As far as eating, I will stick to my protein, veggies and beans. I am hoping to shed 2.5 pounds each week so that by March 29th I can be out of the “300 Club” again. I’m not getting stuck on the setback I’ve had ending up where I am. You’ve heard of spiritual repentance? Well, here’s some physical repentance! ;)

BTW, I have another blog that I am starting up for 2014 that I’ll let you know more about within the next month. It’s another exciting challenge that I’m putting myself up to…and I will also add, putting my brother up to. From the things I have learned, experienced and succeeded with 210Again, I want to throw some more positive energy and passion towards another aspect of my life. I’m not going to tell you what the challenge will be, but I think you will be intrigued by it. Stay tuned.

I’ll be in touch next week! Thank you for continuing to visit my blog despite the setback. But we are back on the “straight and narrow!”

Have a great week!