Weight and Health Update

Not only have I hit my 18 month weight low recently, I have actually gotten down into the vicinity of my weight loss circa fall 2012, when I was qualifying… Not only have I hit my 18 month weight low recently, I have actually gotten down into the vicinity of my weight loss circa fall […]

Fat Times

My friend Derek Coward posted over the holidays a wakeup call he had about how fat he has become. I’m in a similar boat. I was working out at the… My friend Derek Coward posted over the holidays a wakeup call he had about how fat he has become. I’m in a similar boat. I […]

Week 18

Forgot to post this last week. This morning I was at 224 pounds – two pounds less than two weeks ago and 22 pounds down from baseline. I’m getting even… Forgot to post this last week. This morning I was at 224 pounds – two pounds less than two weeks ago and 22 pounds down […]

Life Amongst the Ravening Automobiles

One of the big things that kept me from adopting a bicycle-centric lifestyle was my complete debilitating fear of riding on the streets with cars. I could do it in… One of the big things that kept me from adopting a bicycle-centric lifestyle was my complete debilitating fear of riding on the streets with cars. […]

Week 16

This morning I was at 226 – two pounds less than last week and 20 pounds down from baseline. This is the first time I have broken through the 228… This morning I was at 226 – two pounds less than last week and 20 pounds down from baseline. This is the first time I […]

Week 15

This week I weighed 228 – down one pound from last week and down 18 pounds from baseline. I really need to buckle back down and get under this weight…. This week I weighed 228 – down one pound from last week and down 18 pounds from baseline. I really need to buckle back down […]

Week 14

It was pointed out to me that I forgot to post my weight this week. On Monday, I was 229 pounds – up one pound from the previous week and… It was pointed out to me that I forgot to post my weight this week. On Monday, I was 229 pounds – up one pound […]

Moist Ride

If I was to be riding my bike back and forth to the train each day, one day or another I was bound to get rained on. Well, today was… If I was to be riding my bike back and forth to the train each day, one day or another I was bound to get […]

Week 13

This week I was not down any weight, still 18 pounds down from baseline. I actually did get more activity last week, more stair climbing and bike riding. It would… This week I was not down any weight, still 18 pounds down from baseline. I actually did get more activity last week, more stair climbing […]

The Right Tools and the Right Touch

Yesterday we went for the first round of bike shopping for me. We looked at one bike we really liked at Turin Bikes in Evanston. It was a Specialized Crossroads… Yesterday we went for the first round of bike shopping for me. We looked at one bike we really liked at Turin Bikes in Evanston. […]

Week 12

My weight this week was 228 pounds, down 3 pounds from last week and 18 pounds down from baseline. I added some activity and did some more bike riding and… My weight this week was 228 pounds, down 3 pounds from last week and 18 pounds down from baseline. I added some activity and did […]

I Want to Ride My Bicycle, I Want to Ride My Bike

After months of talk, I actually did ride my bike to the Metra station this morning. It didn’t take that long and I had enough time to go into the… After months of talk, I actually did ride my bike to the Metra station this morning. It didn’t take that long and I had enough […]

Week 11

This week I was back to 231, down 4 pounds from my Memorial Day weekend binge week last week, and down 15 pounds total. I’ve been saying for months that… This week I was back to 231, down 4 pounds from my Memorial Day weekend binge week last week, and down 15 pounds total. I’ve […]

Week 10

Eventually I knew it would have to happen, and this week was the week – the first in which I didn’t lose weight from the previous week. This week I… Eventually I knew it would have to happen, and this week was the week – the first in which I didn’t lose weight from the […]

Week 8

My weight this week was 231 – down 2 pounds from last week and 15 pounds from baseline. The slow and steady pace continues. Starting this week, I plan on… My weight this week was 231 – down 2 pounds from last week and 15 pounds from baseline. The slow and steady pace continues. Starting […]

Week 7

This morning I weighed 233, down 2 pounds from last week and 13 from baseline. I had a couple of lapses, including allowing myself 3 of the big triple chocolate… This morning I weighed 233, down 2 pounds from last week and 13 from baseline. I had a couple of lapses, including allowing myself 3 […]

Week 6

Even though I relaxed my eating standards a little during my mom’s visit, I’m still at 235. That’s down 1 from last week and 11 down from baseline. I’m still… Even though I relaxed my eating standards a little during my mom’s visit, I’m still at 235. That’s down 1 from last week and 11 […]

Week 5

This week my weight was 236 – down 2 pounds from last week and 10 pounds from baseline. This is still without adding in any significant organized excercise, just taking… This week my weight was 236 – down 2 pounds from last week and 10 pounds from baseline. This is still without adding in any […]

Week 4

My weight this week was 238 – down 2 pounds from last week and 8 pounds overall. I’m actually a little surprised by that. Because I was sick last week,… My weight this week was 238 – down 2 pounds from last week and 8 pounds overall. I’m actually a little surprised by that. Because […]

Backsliding

I think I had a bit of a virus or cold or something yesterday. It’s hard to tell because the pollen and my allergies have been bad enough that I’ve… I think I had a bit of a virus or cold or something yesterday. It’s hard to tell because the pollen and my allergies have […]

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