Monthly Archives: March 2009

Monthly Mileage

I started tracking my bike and car mileage monthly at the beginning of the year.  Although I have dropped my goal of driving less than 3500 miles, I still intend to ride at least 5000 miles.  So, how’s my progress? … Continue reading

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Monthly Average Weight – March 2009

It’s the end of the month, and time to look back at my progress. My average weight for the month is 204.6 lbs, or 3.6 lbs less than February.  I have struggled in March with the loss coming early in … Continue reading

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The Week is Off to a Great Start

I rode a repaired and improved Nermal to work on Monday.  I felt strong, and made great time going to work, and on the return trip. My mental state is greatly improved from being back on the bike.  Starting off … Continue reading

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Tour de Cure

I will be riding the 62-mile Tour de Cure in May. I probably don’t need to get involved in another charity ride, but this one seems painless.  Also, the River City Cycling Society has a team for this ride, so … Continue reading

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Nermal is Alive

I’ve had rear-wheel problems with Nermal since I got that bike.  I had swapped out the low-quality wheel for another low-quality wheel, and had the same spoke-breakage problems. The wheel was also a 7-speed freewheel design, which isn’t noted for … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for March 28, 2009

My average weight for the week ending 3/28/2009: 205.4 lbs Up from last week: 0.8 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 91.0 lbs My average loss per 30 days since 10/31/2007: 5.31 lbs Weight until goal: 30.4 lbs I’m … Continue reading

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Cooking… Baby Steps

I’ve mentioned that I want to become a better cook.  I’ve had more groceries around the house that actually require cooking due to my girlfriend visiting. I figure I’ll work toward the “middle ground” stuff.  Simple enough that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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I Hate Being Sick

I had originally planned on riding to work today.  I really enjoyed riding both to and from yesterday.  The Spring weather makes it so much nicer. I woke up this morning at 5:00 a.m. (thanks to my girlfriend for the … Continue reading

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Back on the Wagon

I rode to work today.  It’s been over two weeks since I rode to work.  It was a beautiful 50 degrees with a few clouds.  Traffic was tolerable.  I made good time, at one hour and ten minutes. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Just a Quick Sunday Ride

I hopped on the ‘bent for a quick ride.  I didn’t plan a route, and I ended up at Charlestown State Park.  After last Sunday’s ride on gravel during the RCCS ride, I decided to hit some more gravel. My … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for March 21, 2009

My average weight for the week ending 3/21/2009: 204.6 lbs Up from last week: 1.6 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 91.8 lbs My average loss per 30 days since 10/31/2007: 5.43 lbs Weight until goal: 29.6 lbs This … Continue reading

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A Perfect Day For Riding, but I’ll Be Driving

Nermal has been out of commision with a broken rear wheel.  I paid Tom to hand-build a new wheel using a seven-speed cassette hub I picked up on eBay. I dropped the new wheel with no tire mounted to it … Continue reading

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A Frustrating, Fun, Tiring Sunday

I hosted the RCCS ride yesterday.  Turnout was very good.  My neighbors probably think I’m crazy after seeing so many bicyclists arrive at my house. I need to plan my route better next time.  I knew there would be hills, … Continue reading

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Day 500

Yesterday was day 500 of my lifestyle change.  I didn’t weigh yesterday, but Friday’s weight was 203.4 lbs.  My weekly average was 203.0 lbs, the same as last week.  My weight is actually trending upward a little due to overeating … Continue reading

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Overeating and Tracking Calories

As I’ve mentioned, I track everything I eat.  I later look up calories, or make an estimate.  I believe this is key to my weight loss. There have been days when I overeat, and wanted to abandon calorie tracking for … Continue reading

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I’ve Met Someone Incredible

I met an incredible woman, and she appears to be willing to tolerate me for a while.  She was concerned about this website, and how public I am about my life.  I have agreed to keep that part of my … Continue reading

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Weekly Average Weight for March 7, 2009

My average weight for the week ending 3/7/2009: 203.0 lbs Down from last week: 3.1 lbs Down since I started on 10/31/2007: 93.4 lbs My average loss per 30 days since 10/31/2007: 5.68 lbs Weight until goal: 28.0 lbs This … Continue reading

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Busy

It has been a crazy week for me.  I only rode to work on day this week.  I overslept too many times. I was rushing around this morning, and forgot to weigh-in for the day. My weight loss appears to … Continue reading

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I’m Hosting the March RCCS Ride

On Sunday, March 15th, at noon, I’m hosting an RCCS ride.  The ride starts and ends at my house in Charlestown Indiana.  We’ll be winding through Clark State Forest, and finishing up at the Charlestown Pizza Company for pizza and … Continue reading

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The Ride That Almost Wasn’t

I did ride today.  I made it to work in pretty good time.  One hour and twenty minutes.  I pushed harder because I woke up late. When I realized I woke up late, I considered driving, but I need more … Continue reading

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Two Days — No Riding

I haven’t ridden since my 25 miler on Sunday.  Although I have ridden to work with temperatures in the teens quite a few times, I don’t enjoy it.  Today, it dipped into the single-digits.  I’m ready for spring, and sick … Continue reading

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I Did Actually Get Out of the House

I’ve had a really hard time getting on the bike recently.  I hadn’t ridden since Monday.  I got an email this morning from Tim, asking if I’d like to tag along for a “recon ride” to scope out an upcoming … Continue reading

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