So, you hated moving with all your brothers and sisters twice in two months. You watched helplessly as your siblings were given baths and attention while you sat quietly in the corner patiently waiting. Neglected? Perhaps. Forgotten? Never! I give up, you win.
Let me clarify. I'm not talking about one of my actual children, but one of my bikes. I've made every excuse in the world not to ride or watch my weight for too long. Last Saturday, I took Big Blue (Trek T100s)and my youngest son for a little ride on the tow path. Fourteen miles later I was smiling (sore) and happy about the ride. Two days later, same players and ten miles. The next day, just me and Big Blue for eleven miles. One week after the reunion tour, I am back on the tow path with Big Blue, my son, and this time my lovely wife for ten more miles. Yesterday, I rode for 12.30 miles in 1:10. Yeah!
Why am I sharing all this with you? I need accountability. I need to lose weight again. When I signed up on this forum I weighed 269lbs, down from 285lbs or so. I have ballooned up to 313lbs and am not happy again. Too much food and beer, sitting and not enough moving. I got laid off in March, and pretty much gave up on me. My health is getting worse with high cholesterol, overweight, bulging disk in my lower back that either caused, or is caused by a cyst in the same area which is pinching my sciatic nerve causing me to be an overall cheery individual (sorry about the sarcasm). Oh, and I also have osteoarthritis in both shoulders and my lower back. Whew!
So, this is not supposed to be a whoa is me post. I have ridden fifty-seven miles in eight days, started watching my eating, cutting back on the beer (way back), and my son is going along with me on this magical weight-loss and cycling journey.
I need to tell you folks about all this so I feel accountable to someone besides myself. I kind of feel like this is kin to quitting smoking. Keep trying and eventually it will stick. I started quitting smoking in 1998 and it finally stuck in 2000. I have a renewed motivation from reading the posts on this forum, and you clydes and athenas are my support system whether you now it or not. I feel good knowing that I am not alone in this struggle. Special thanks to The Historian for his honesty and dedication as well.
I'm in Stow, OH and am not working now, so if anyone wants to go for a ride with me, give me a shout.
Thanks again for letting me get this off my chest.