After three weeks the results are coming a bit slower, however as of this writing (Saturday) I have once again continued my week over week loss.
Week three everything was pretty good with the exception of a date night to a Brazilian grill. I am sure that didn’t help things, but aside from that my eating was pretty much on target. I got in nine separate rides and a hike that I will be going on pretty much right after writing this. Will likely write up a little recap of that as well tomorrow.
Weather this week was a bit rainy, but luckily it occurred mostly on my off day and a little bit into one morning commute. But I road despite it being soggy and was happy I did. I was expecting to wrap up my week of riding last night and try to get in a hike, or run on the weekend but I got a late night call at 8:00 PM from a friend of mine to go out on an impromptu ride as he is training for multiple triathlons. So we took off and did a quick 13 miles out and back to Mercer Island.
Was a really great route. I am excited to explore the Mercer Island loop a little more. Lots of curves and great terrain that make the ride a lot more interesting than going straight ahead for miles. Here’s our route for the ride.
With another loss this morning I broke the 50 lb mark again! This is the second time I have broken this barrier, the other time was at some point 3 years ago or so after which I slide back slowly over he course of the past 3 years.
The 50 lbs lost is cumulative and includes all my work over the past 7 years which is where the bulk of the weight was lost. Still is a great feeling overall to have lost that much weight with more to come.
After week one’s success i figured it would be hard to match.
Week two started off in pretty intense heat, at least by Seattle standards. Temperatures in the mid to high 80’s all week long made for a sweaty mess. The skies though were clear which made getting workouts in even easier and I was able to persevere through the heat have a solid week this week. The good weather tapered off though late in the week and ended in some rain showers and lower temps.
Exercise-wise I started off the week still in recovery mode as my body was revolting against my 40 mile ride on Saturday. My body put on about 4 pounds of weight in the next couple of days in response to the ride. It’s pretty disheartening to see the scale go up so much after you put out that much effort, but I trusted that it was water retention and my body would recover from the abuse I just dealt it. I drank a lot of water and just stayed consistent with my eating and slowly over the next couple of days the added weight went away and I hit another low of this recent two week trek.
This week I got in 8 cycling rides. All fairly short and all commutes to or from work. This nets be about 7-8 miles per day.
"Change will only happen when you want it to". Something i have heard from so many people in the past and it’s an enormously frustrating thing to hear. Especially when you don’t understand what the saying is really getting at. Of course I want to change. I don’t want to struggle financially, or be overweight, or stuck at a job I hate. Today, I had a simple experience that made this statement become pretty clear and thought I would share.
Change will only happen when you want it to
I was walking through the kitchen at the office and today was the last day for one of my fellow employees. As is pretty customary she brought in all sorts of goodies on her last day. Cupcakes and a few loafs of some sort of sweet bread we splayed out over the table.