Category Archives: Exercise

Good Ride, but Damn, I’m Out of Shape

I met up with Tim at Breadworks at 7:00 this morning for a ride with some distance.  I haven’t done much of that recently.  I rode the rSogn.  Tim was on his Lightspeed. Within 15 miles I was hurting.  We were … Continue reading

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Back to Basics – Again

I’ve lost track of my resets.  Some of them have been quite helpful.  Others didn’t last long enough to matter. I haven’t had a beer since Tuesday.  I won’t have another one until 6/27 – so one month without beer. … Continue reading

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Riding, Updates, and New Resolve

Driving I don’t care for driving, but I still do it for longer trips.  I first got a drivers license two days after my 16th birthday.  I rarely drive these days.  After having a valid license for a solid 27 … Continue reading

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The Plan for 2014

My weight today was 256.8 lbs.  That’s almost 20 lbs more than a year ago.  That’s unacceptable.  There are a few factors – and I have some ideas to combat them. Goals I still intend to get down to 175 … Continue reading

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Snow!

We had some winter weather yesterday and last night.  There was rain, freezing rain, then snow. Diane and I took the Big Dummy to a local bar last night.  The roads were a mess. Today, I mostly “played domestic” around … Continue reading

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Lifestyle Change… Again

I had a few of huge lifestyle changes over the last few years.  The diet and exercise that began in late 2007, the bicycling in 2008, and the car-free lifestyle that went into full-force in 2011 are all a big … Continue reading

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Acceptance

I’ve been frustrated with life recently.  I’m unhappy with my weight.  I’m unhappy with being alone. It’s time to accept things.  I need to not worry about being single.  I’ve done it before.  I can do it again. I need … Continue reading

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More Adjustments

I rode my bike to work four days last week.  I still don’t feel much like a cyclist, but pushing myself out the door is getting a little easier. Yesterday was a beautiful day, but I spend the day running … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For some reason Louisville has the St. Patrick’s Day Parade eight days before the actual holiday.  I’d never attended before, but Timothy told me the Pedal de Ville team needed some help.  He wanted to, but he was busy racing … Continue reading

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I’m Still Here!

I’ve been lax about writing.  Instead, I fire off a sentence or two on Google+.  I’ve also been using Google+ less, which has helped my productivity, but I’ve had nearly no social life – even an online one.  I’ll be … Continue reading

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Poor Progress

This blog may stay named “The Fat Guy” with my lack of progress.  No, I’m not giving up, just feeling frustrated. I did my monthly weigh-in on February 1st, but didn’t post it until today.  I need to lose 5 … Continue reading

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Goals and Motivation

Goals and motivation are important in life.  I have goals, but my motivation seems to be lacking recently. Instead of going grocery shopping yesterday, I went out to eat and had a few beers.  I came home and went to … Continue reading

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New Month, New Year

As I stated at the beginning of December, I need to lose 5 lbs per month for 13 months to hit my goal weight by the end of 2013.  I’m one month in and I’ve lost only 3.4 lbs.  I … Continue reading

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Training Failure

Sunday’s training ride didn’t work as planned.  Four of us met as planned and headed out on a windy morning. The first part of the ride had us heading into the wind.  I tried to keep up, but just kept … Continue reading

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For Real This Time

As I mentioned before, I intend to reach my goal weight of 175lbs by the end of 2013.  I’ve got 65lbs to go, so that’s only 5lbs a month. I’m no longer counting my previous 100lb weight loss.  I’ve gained … Continue reading

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Gravel Grinder

I purchased the new cheap hybrid as a gravel machine.  It really won’t do well in that role until I’ve spent way too much money in upgrades. I’ve made a change of plans. Robin drove me out to Main Street … Continue reading

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Still No Long Rides

I rarely ride more than 10 miles in a day now.  It’s mostly just commuting, errands, or neighborhood rides.  Robin and I still ride to volleyball on Mondays. Some of this is mental.  I still suffer from depression.  Some of … Continue reading

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Change in Plans and Volleyball

I mentioned before that I signed up for volleyball.  I’ve played the last two Mondays.  It’s fun, tiring, and leaves me covered in sand.  I ride my bike there after work.  Sometimes I come directly from work, other times I … Continue reading

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Fitness, Food, and Alcohol

I’ve been eating poorly for almost two years now.  I’ve gained weight.  I quit weighing myself regularly.  I quit being accountable.  I’ve had a couple of false (re-)starts since posting about this in in November. Much of the loss of … Continue reading

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More Riding and Some Weights

The week started off poorly.  I overate and took the bus to work and back on Monday and Tuesday. Kristy, my ex-wife, recently joined a gym, and wanted a workout partner early Wednesday morning.  She understandably didn’t want to drive … Continue reading

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January Miles and (Lack of) Progress

Between my car-rental drive to Bowling Green and driving Robin’s car for us to do stuff together, I drove 356 miles for the month.  It would normally not be difficult to ride my bike more than that in a month, … Continue reading

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Getting Bent Again

I rode the recumbent (‘bent) to work today.  Then I met up with Tim for an hour-long loop while one of his children was involved in soccer. Tim and I had done some “training” rides on Monday nights last year. … Continue reading

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I’ve Got To Deal With It

I’ve bitched and moaned about my neck issue.  I’ve talked about riding the recumbent, but haven’t done it much. I’m riding the recumbent to work tomorrow.  It’s set up and ready to go.  It would be more work to NOT … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2011. What’s In Store Now?

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions.  When it’s time for a change, you should work at it immediately.  I do, however, believe in looking back at things.  I’m looking back at 2011. Bike Miles I rode 5502.9 miles in … Continue reading

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Four Years?

Time flies.  I started this blog four years ago today.  November 11, 2007 was when I started documenting my weight loss effort.  I had actually started the effort in late October but took a little longer to get the blog … Continue reading

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