Weekly Average Weight for June 14, 2008

I’m going to start posting my average weight per week every Saturday night.  I realize that I’m about 24 hours too late, but I’ll start now.

My average weight for the week ending 6/14/2008:
259.6 lbs

Down from last week:
2.3 lbs

Down since I started on 10/31/2007:
36.8 lbs

I’ve continued on my bike riding, and have put new effort into my diet, and it has paid off.  I ate way too much today, but hopefully that won’t matter much.

I intend to buy some good running shoes and start working at that soon.  I don’t think bicycling will get me to my goal weight.  It has however strengthened me enough that I think I can start running without too much risk of injury.

4 thoughts on “Weekly Average Weight for June 14, 2008”

  1. I’ve read a bunch of mixed stuff on running versus biking… the simple answer is that cross-training is good.. and it takes less mileage by foot to equal the workout by bike..

    the drawback’s I see.. Injury.. though, maybe it’s easier to stay away from cars.. but the main drawback I see is that the heartrate goes higher running.. and I’m worried enough about my ticker.. sure.. walking is ok if needed.. but my ego is better at just riding slower in an easier gear.. and pushing my bike up a hill seems less demanding on my ego than walking in running gear.

    I dunno.. I like exersize with a purpose.. a place to go.. a way to bring stuff (like your backpack).. and running seems like a program that doesn’t do anything.. I start and end in the same place without having done anything but exersize.. and that makes it difficult for me to do it in the first place.

    Biking, for me, links me to childhood.. riding is just inherently fun.. Kinda like George Carlin’s football versus baseball.. running is like football.. biking is like baseball…

    As to your goal weight.. any exersize will do it.. if you use more than you take in.. I think what may be the issue is how long it’ll take to get there.

    I suppose as a procrastinator I’m not in any hurry to finish any project… 🙂

    You’re heading in the right direction.. run if ya like.. but I say.. don’t be pressured into running just to meet some time deadline.. this ain’t a TV reality show.. you’re talkin a lifetime.. and right now you seem to have made lifestyle changes that are sustainable and keep you heading in the right direction.

    We all want to be where we’re going yesterday.. and I’d love to talk time travel with ya.. but.. well.. I guess I’m saying that I’m impressed with your progress.

    You’ll do what’s right for you.

  2. I’ve set some goals for myself for running, partially due to having some competition at work. There is a group of us losing weight, and running. However, there are only two or three biking, and they are way above my skill level.

    I’m not going to stop biking. It’s saving me money in parking and gas. I hope to be able to do it from home most days, year-round. I just haven’t gotten to that point yet. Biking will be a life-long thing for me now.

    Running will be for a few years, on a seasonal basis. I’m going to run a mini-marathon in 2009, and I hope to run a full marathon in 2010. I may never run another after that, but I want to do it once.

  3. I just found your blog via goolge. A nice read!

    I started in Feb and weighed 343pounds

    This morning I was 290.

    Keep it up.

  4. Greg,

    Good job. You’re losing at a better rate than I did. Keep it up. Don’t be discouraged when your weight plateaus. It will, just keep at the exercise and keep your eating under control, and you weight will go down, just more slowly.

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