Monthly Archives: August 2008

New Weight Loss Chart

I’ve updated my weight loss chart again.  I’ve had substantial loss during July and August.  It’s going to take a lot of work to keep the pace going during September.

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Weekly Average Weight for August 30, 2008

My average weight for the week ending 8/30/2008: 238.8 lbs Down from last week: 2.1 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 57.6 lbs I went a week without posting.  I don’t feel good about that.  I haven’t been riding … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for August 23, 2008

My average weight for the week ending 8/23/2008: 240.9 lbs Down from last week: 2.5 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 55.0 lbs I feel good with my progress.

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Over 1000 Miles

It’s hard to believe it, but I’ve ridden my two bikes a total of 1044 miles since I bought the first one in late April.  When I first got the hybrid bike in April, several miles was a ride.  a … Continue reading

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I Guess I’m Staying Under 240

Three days in a row now, my weight has been under 240 lbs.  Tonight’s weight was 238.6.  I only have 63.6 lbs to go.  I’ve already lost 57.8 lbs, so I’m nearing the half-way point (60.7). I only rode my … Continue reading

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Gotta Work to Make Progress…

I’ve been meaning to do some exercise besides bike riding.  I still haven’t done much.  I also didn’t ride my bike very much this week so far, until today. I rode to work and back on my recumbent with the … Continue reading

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A Little Exposure at Work

I started this blog to document my weight loss, and publicly embarrass myself.  I knew people from work would see it.  Other than comments that I should wear more in the progress pictures, the comments at work have been positive. … Continue reading

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I Salvaged the Day

I was pretty bummed that I didn’t ride to work today.  I planned on taking a quick 11-mile ride after work, but first, I wanted to fix the flat on my hybrid bike. After removing the tire, and inspecting it … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans…

I fully intended to ride my bike to work all five days this week. I installed clipless pedals on my recumbent, but haven’t got around to riding it yet, and I’m not ready to ride it in traffic until I … Continue reading

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A Tandem Bike in My Future?

My daughter and I rode our bikes along the Louisville Riverwalk on Sunday.  It was a beautiful day, and she is a bit of a stronger rider than she was last time. We had a picnic lunch, enjoyed the ride, … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for August 16, 2008

My average weight for the week ending 8/16/2008: 243.4 lbs Down from last week: 1.7 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 53.0 lbs My eating habits slipped up again in the last few days, but I’m still losing weight.

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Still Plugging Along

I’m still working at my weight loss, still losing weight, and still riding my bike.  I feel like there isn’t a lot to post about though. Anyway, I’m only riding my bike to work three days this week.  I rode … Continue reading

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No Car-Free Month This Year

I mentioned before about making September a car-free month.  It’s not going to happen this year. I was unable to convince myself to ride to work on Friday.  I was really sore.  On the bright side, the rest on Friday … Continue reading

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My First Group Ride

Saturday morning, I got up early, and rode to Sellersburg to meet up for the “slowspokes” ride.  They are organized by the Southern Indiana Wheelmen for slower riders. I met some friendly people, got some tips for my commute to … Continue reading

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Neat Snack

Blueberries are in season!  Okay, they have been for a while.  I’ve been buying them for over a month.  I usually just snack on them plain, but I thought of this: I mixed 1 cup of fresh, rinsed blueberries with … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for August 9, 2008

My average weight for the week ending 8/9/2008: 245.1 lbs Down from last week: 3.6 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 51.3 lbs I rode my bike to work a total of four days last week (same as last … Continue reading

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Donuts, Bike Fuel, Dog Food, and Wedgies

Car-free weekdays are getting a lot more common for me. Most days that I ride to work, I’m too tired to do anything else. If I have to make a grocery run, I do it on the bike, as the … Continue reading

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What I Eat, A Typical Day

What I eat now is a bit different than what I was eating before I was bicycling.  Also, much of my recent content has been bicycle related, and that’s not what this blog is really supposed to be about. Today … Continue reading

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Car-Free Month?

I’m considering making September of this year car-free.  I haven’t yet committed to doing it, I’m trying to determine if it is feasible for me yet. If I do it, and it goes well, I may do it for September … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for August 2, 2008

My average weight for the week ending 8/2/2008: 248.7 lbs Down from last week: 4.0 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 47.7 lbs I rode my bike to work a total of four days last week.  I also rode … Continue reading

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Gotta Watch the Calories

My calorie intake for the last month is all over the board.  I knew that I had good days and bad days, but the chart looks like chaos. The average was 1988 calories per day. That’s not too bad, but … Continue reading

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