I want to fix the world - Step #1 Fix Myself - Here is my Journey
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if I did it right ms150.nerys.com should forward to that once the DNS update propagates :-)
I am tired of being fat. I am over 400 pounds. I don't even know what I weigh since I can't find a scale that will accurately weigh me. I think I am around 421 since I had one of those 25cent scales say 421 and then change to high.
not sure if I am 421 or higher than 421 and I maxed the machine. soon as I find two identical analog scales I will find out airplane style :-)
I am sick and tired of being fat. I am sick and tired of everything that goes along with being fat.
I want.. I need to do something about it so I am going to ride myself to weight loss no matter what it takes.
I found a wonderful Day 6 bicycles Dream 21 on craigslist for $430 and the seller was WONDERFUL in that he was willing to take payments since I did not have $430 :-)
I got it. rode it a couple miles to test it out loved it.
tonight was my first "ride" I went 9 miles. 4.5 miles down the road to elwood from work in egg harbor city and back. slightly hilly (small ascent and then descent rather gentle and mild a good first run I think)
I am going to log my rides as often as I can here with strava updates and video updates (when I get home connection is too slow to upload 1.3gig of video :-) I am a techno gadget freak so there will be lots of "tech" here if I have anything to say about it :-)
I will take some pictures of my fat ass and my new ride tomorrow in day light :-)
I really hope I can stick with this. I really hope I can get results I really hope I don't break the bike.
I am changing the way I eat what I eat. Permanently. no diets. Just do it right for life.
I am hoping that being public about it here will also help to motivate me and keep me going.
when I read threads of other ultra fat guys "DOING IT" every day I can't help but be inspired. I hope I don't let you guys down and that I don't let myself down.
Tonights ride felt good. you gain new respect for "distances" on a bike thats for sure :-) I remember seeing the light at elwood and thinking almost their and 12 minutes later still not their yet. wow.
I don't think I overdid it. I think it was a good distance. I was wiped but not exhausted. it felt good. Very good.
I need to work on the seat. its a nice wide 17" seat with no nose my problem is actually the other end.
the backrest is wonderful ZERO back pain but my butt hurts and I think its because my butt is so large it wants to push into that gap between the bottom and the back rest.
Here is a drawing. it feels to my butt like its doing whats in the drawing. I either need a much "deeper" seat OR I need to add a frame or rigging where i drew the dotted line and add padding so its more like a unibody regular one piece seat so my entire butt has the support it needs.
it hurts after a while. not enough to make me stop but enough to be uncomfortable. my instinct is to lift up to relieve the pressure once in a while but I can't do that I will probably break the crank if I try that too much or too long.
So I am going to look into filling that space in to provide more support.
I mounted my phone flashlight and camera. (will take pics tomorrow) got rid of the headlight radio unit it came with. way too big too dim too old tech for me and annoyingly large. anyone want it? make me an offer :-) hehe
I will custom mount my monster bt speaker so i can listen to my mp3's or my podcasts :-) and no wires to tangle up.
going to get a proper mount for the phone later and move the speedo up higher near the hand grips (too hard to see)
I also want to light this mother up. Ordered a 1200lumen P7 for the nose and a pair of solar charged red emitters for the rear.
will leave the dry cell flashlight on as a backup in case the big light pukes. (will have that in a few weeks coming from china)
I think I might add a second cell mount and use a droid as my cycle computer instead of the little cycle computer dedicated units. they are just too darned tiny and the largest I could find was a 2" screen. I have one of those panoramic units coming though that I scored for $10 we shall see how that one looks.
Gonna add a second camera mount looking at me maybe. we shall see. (I like camera's I strap them to everything)
also going to look into trying to beef up the bike to handle my mass better. I just can't afford to have it break on me. that would hard core suck.
at least till I can afford a samson or a Sun HD trike.
Gonna get me one of those stroller trailers and convert it into a shopping cart so when I have to hit the grocery store I have one more excuse to ride instead of drive. more calories burned!
I am excited about getting back into cycling. at a kid it was a passion of mine. I really hope I can make this work!
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