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.

Weigh In

The weight is starting to come off in smaller chunks that are more expected. Half a pound or so a day or so which is what I recall from my previous large loss, so this seems pretty normal. Despite the little hiccup in the middle where my body retained some water the trend is pretty much all down and I am below where I started the week, so that’s more solid progress.

My goal is to get back down to 190 pounds which I did make briefly back in my first go around at this. I am already about one-third of the way there and still having little problem. I have had a few cravings here or there and succumbed to a couple but was able to course correct my eating the rest of the day to accommodate it.

This is starting to be a really easy routine to keep up (2 weeks makes a habit). We have a pretty good routine and have found great snacks that are easy to take on the go. Eating has become pretty easy and am always under or right at my calorie goal. Still feeling really excited about the progress both mentally and physically.

Graph showing weight loss for week of July 13th, 2014.

With any luck by the end of next week I will be pushing or have passed back into the 100’s which will be awesome. Been a long while since I have been there. More than a year ago more than likely.

Let’s Do This Together

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