Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Week Without Training

This last week I have been so busy with school work and wedding stuff I didn't have much time to get on the trainer. Unfortunately, when I did get time, I had a really bad head cold and didn't see any point in getting on the bike because I knew I wouldn't push myself very hard to make it worth it.

I had lost down to 254 before the weekend, but drank Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Sunday I made bad choices, obviously. My dad's birthday was Sunday, so we had a big dinner and I had a glass of scotch with pops. On Friday, I checked out a reception hall with the fiance and we went out to dinner. My only chance to eat well was on Saturday. Overall I had done pretty well, but the alcohol gets me every time. I'm working on it. But as it is... another pound down. I'll keep working on it.

Today, I'm sick with that stomach virus that's been going around. I'll probably lose weight because it's hard to keep anything in my stomach. I'm also really nervous to eat or drink anything more than ginger ale, gatorade, and saltines. Maybe I'll venture into other foods later today... like soup! mmm...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Today, it was 60 degrees outside, so I HAD to take a ride. I am sick with a head cold, but it didn't matter. I couldn't resist the temptation to get my bike off the trainer and take it out for the first time in months. I only did 20 minutes because my nose was running and my head was pounding, but it was so nice to get back outside! I have to admit, at first it felt funny riding on a bike that wasn't stabilized by a trainer, but I got used to it again in the first few blocks, and then it was a breeze. I miss riding outside.

Unfortunately, it's supposed to snow this weekend. What's that about?

Monday, February 9, 2009

They don't call it a battle for nothing

This week went so well... until the weekend. I drank far more than I should have and ate far more than I should have and worked out far less than I should have. Lethal combination. There are excuses, but who wants to hear those? They're not worth my time to write them down, and certainly not your time to read them... so here's some motivation:

When I got back from my fiance's on Sunday night, I was energized (probably from all the food I'd eaten), so I decided to get on the trainer and go. I pulled Biggest Loser up on the internet and set my laptop up in front of my bike so I could watch. I hooked up my speakers from my desktop so I could hear it better instead of straining like I normally do to understand anything that's being said from these tiny laptop speakers. My trainer is loud. Anyway. I watched the entire episode 4. All 84 minutes of it. From my saddle. I got off the bike at around 11pm, then I had to shower and get into bed so I could get up this morning. But here's the motivating part. The Biggest Loser has a way of motivating me normally, but once particular part of this episode really got to me. There's a guy who was allowed to leave the ranch and go visit his wife and kids so he could witness the birth of his fourth child. He had to leave his family and come back to the ranch, but before he could, he had to explain to his kids why he was leaving. Obviously, the guy was losing weight so he could be a better husband and father. Although I am not yet married and do not have kids, I need to solve this weight problem before it gets out of control. I want to be here for my soon-to-be wife. I want to be here for my future kids. I want to be able to play with them, be active, and teach them everything I know.

...I want to teach my kids how to ride a bike so they don't ever look like I do right now.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

10 pounds down... 60+ to go.

I finally lost my first 10 pounds. It feels great. I'm a little disappointed that it took me 3 weeks. I know that's healthy, but I thought I might be able to do it faster... and had I not slipped so many times, I probably could have. I actually weighed myself on Saturday and I was at 259.0 which was a big deal, but the next day was Super Bowl Sunday, so I gained a pound. I'm not too upset about that, though. I set my goal as 260 by Monday the 2nd, and that's what I did.

I'm starting to slack a little bit on my fitday.com account. I don't keep as close a record of how many calories I'm eating, but I kind of know now what I've put into my body and about how many calories that is. Hopefully I can keep on track and keep losing weight.