Thanks Red! Appreciate it!
Had my weigh in this morning. Unusual since I do not go to the Sunday meetings but needed to since I will be traveling all week.
Down 2.6 pounds for a total of 45.6 pounds since I started WW. Feel great.
Exciting, isn't it! My next goal is to get below 260 and I should get there this next week. I think if I get below 225 I'm going to buy a new bike, if I stay on track I should get there by the end of August.
I hit my 10% goal at last weigh in and I followed it up by doing nothing for 5 days, I really wish I could erase last week from my life, it was a horrow show....but today I "start over" with WW and will continue to move forward.
UGH I can't take 12-14 hour week days anymore followed by packing the house LOL!
Weigh-in tonight... was down 2.4 once again for a total of 155.8!
I don't usually take that much to eat with me. What I do take, I track. Up 'til now, I haven't gone much over 50 miles. For those rides, I've just taken a power bar or two, or maybe a couple larabars. I've also stopped for gatorade a couple times at a local convenience store when I got low on water. I usually eat right before I go on a ride... either my standard breakfast in the morning or a piece of fruit in the evening. After the ride, I'll either fix dinner and eat or have some more fruit if it's between meal times. Overall, I try not to let eating during the ride have too much of an ill-effect on my daily point intake. By the same token, I try to be VERY aware about what I'm eating after the ride. I don't let that hungry feeling after the exercise side track me into eating a side of beef!
Determination and Control!!!
I did have another great surprise this week... I bought 2 pairs of size 34 shorts!! They fit!!!
I can't even tell you when the last time I wore a 34 was! ...probably around 8th grade or so! (that would be 30 years ago, btw!)
Great on the new shorts. I love losing weight but man, it has been expensive. A lot of my clothes do not fit. I tried on dress pants before I traveled for work and a lot do not fit. I tried on a pair a few weeks ago that was small and they fit but put them on yesterday and they were too big. Bitter Sweet really :)
Red: How much weight have you lost total?
Imac: Do you notice with less weight that your knees and ankles do not hurt? Yesterday was a long day in the kitchen and my knees were KILLING me so bad I could not sleep.
Chef: They are getting better as I go along. They aren't nearly as painful as they used to be. I've also noticed that the circulation in my legs seems to be improving as well.
Started walk/jogging and swimming as well, gotta get ready for the Sprint Tri in July :)
Last weekend in April I MAY be completely free, so I will be in touch to see if you guys are planning anything.
So in addition to tracking weight loss goals, I've begun tracking Blood Pressure and Resting Heart Rate. I used to track these religiously, but now that the weight is dropping off (thanks WW and my friends at the forum here) I think it's wise to log my BP/RHR figures. Today (04/18/12) BP is 126 over 77 and RHR is 48. I use an Omron home BP machine - I take BP five times and average the figures. The unit also displays heart rate, and I do the same average. Since it's mid-morning, my actual RHR (when I wake up in the morning) is probably actually lower, but a 48 mid-morning is excellent, thanks to Bicycling and Walking for exercise! :thumb::) I gotta work on the 126, but the figure is not too bad for a 59-year old fat guy lol
I had the strongest ride this morning I've had this year and I can't help but think my improved riding is connected to my weight loss. I hope to see both continue
Weighed in yesterday. Disappointed. Down 0.2 pounds. Expected more, but at least it's a loss. Have lost 5 pounds total since 4/1.
dex: how has your eating been? Been tracking all of it? How about activity?
Have not been riding-have my kids this week and work's been getting in the way. I've been tracking and eating well. Except for a family gathering on Sunday. Need to maintain more control.
On the plus side - I'm out of work early today and I'm going to hit the bike. Not going to give up this early in the process!
yea dont give up bro. WW it pretty easy to follow. First few weeks can be tough but then you get control. Just look at the past posts here and you will see.
I weighed in this morning and I am down 2.0 for the week. I am still getting "caught up" from my week of vacation.