I re-read a previous post “Shifted Priorities“, and realize I was in the middle of a mistake at the time.
I had talked about the fact that I ride for fun rather than weight loss. I was dreaming of buying a new bike, though I have two perfectly usable ones.
Since then, my mileage is way down, and my weight is up. I can make excuses about being busy, but the truth is that I haven’t been trying hard enough recently.
I do spend a lot of time thinking about bikes. I spend more time thinking about bikes than riding them. I have spent very little time thinking about my eating habits recently. I haven’t been tracking my calorie consumption or my weight very regularly.
This has led to a 20 lb weight gain over the last five months. So, I lost 100 lbs, but gained 20 of it back. That is frustrating. I feel like the “Fat Guy” that I used to be.
Not Totally Negative
I did ride to work yesterday. Then I ran some errands around Clarksville Indiana by bike. I traveled Eastern, Lewis & Clark, Greentree, and Veteran’s Parkway. I have never considered riding those non-bike-friendly-roads until yesterday, but it wasn’t as bad as I imagined (even with holiday shopping traffic), and I had a good time.
My ride terminated at Feeder’s Supply where I bought 50 lbs of pet supplies, and waited for my wife to pick me up in the truck. I had 32 miles for the day, not bad for simple utility cycling.
Ride more, eat less! I need to start carrying around paper and pen to write down everything I eat. I normally track it on my computer, but if I’m not near a computer, it may not get recorded. I need to track it even I don’t have time to calculate the calories. I need to hold myself accountable.
I briefly considered posting everything I eat here, but that would truly make this a (more) boring place. 🙂
I need to post here more often. Writing about my weight loss attempt keeps me focused. It keeps my goals at the front of my consciousness.
Merry Christmas everyone! I’ll try to keep my snacking on sweets to a minimum.