This morning’s weigh-in was 221.2 lbs. That means I’ve lost 75.2 lbs. I know that because I have a spreadsheet to track it all.
I drove to work today because we are under a winter storm warning. I’ve been thinking about my bikes all day. I know how often I have to ride to work to make my mileage goal for next year.
I can list off anything I’ve eaten in recent history, again because of my spreadsheet.
I’ve probably changed my perception of myself from “fat guy” to “weirdo on a bike who is OCD about tracking things in a spreadsheet”. How far is too far? More importantly, what comes next?
I will reach my goal weight sometime in 2009. I know I have to maintain, but it won’t require as much work. I will continue to ride a bike as much as possible (I want 5000 miles for next year).
What will be my next big goal? I need to find something to achieve, or I will feel lost. Maintaining the goal weight isn’t enough. It’s got to be something different.
I have some other goals in mind.
- Learn to ride a unicycle (next year)
- Be car-free (three years away)
- Either fix-up my house, or move (three years away)
- Meet a woman crazy enough to like my lifestyle (never?)
- Ride a several hundred mile multi-day tour (next year?)
Those are neat ideas, but it doesn’t solve what to focus on.
Mostly, I feel a little lost. I think people that know me are tired of hearing about my weight loss or bike rides (blog readers don’t count… they just leave when they tire of it). I really don’t have other things to talk about now. My life has been consumed with these matters recently.