Full Commute, and a Whole Lotta Food

I’ve mentioned the my success seems to be caused by hard work and occasional screw-ups.  I really think the screw-ups are necessary.

Today, I rode into work in 16 degree temperatures.  It was a bit below my comfort level, but I managed it.  Other than the temperature, it was a great ride.

I ate a large lunch at work, and a snack.  The ride home was warmer, but I felt famished.  I stopped and bought some fast food on the way home.  That was the magic screw-up that was needed.  I felt a ton better, and continued the ride home.

I don’t feel so good now that I’ve totalled my calories for the day.  I ate over 3000 calories.  I intend to ride tomorrow also, but the two boxes of Girl Scout Cookies I ordered should be in tomorrow.  Two screw-ups in two days might be too many.

On the subject of trying to ride when hungry, I found Paul Cooley blogging about fasting and riding with his kids.  I dunno, I would probably pass out if I tried something like that.

2 thoughts on “Full Commute, and a Whole Lotta Food”

  1. I agree with you about the occasional “screw up”. I think it’s just normal to overeat every once in a while. I think this is how “normal” eaters eat, don’t you? It’s just a bit dangerous for us compulsive overeaters, because we might start overeating and not stop for 6 weeks or so! lol

    I never buy girlscout cookies — I can’t be trusted with them. I usually just donate the money to the scouts. Which reminds me — I need to go to your site and donate to your cancer ride. What a great remembrance for your friend.

  2. I think my “screw-ups” are there to remind me that I still will eat compulsively if given the chance. I’ve gotten a lot better about not making it a week-long binge.

    This will be the first time I’ve bought Girl Scout Cookies in many years. Wish me luck. 🙂

    Oh, and thank you for the donation. I really appreciate it, as this ride means a lot to me.

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