When I pulled the last post I noticed that last week’s weight was wrong. And the goal to lose weight was wrong as well. Not sure how that happened. The correct weights are listed below.
I was a little surprised by that newest number. My exercise has been a fraction below the recent norms. Meanwhile, my eating has been better, but not particularly spectacular.
I’m back to doing some food logging. Not every meal every day. Since I eat the same two or three meals for breakfast, all within the ranges I want, there’s no real need to chart those meals in detail. Lunch is usually OK, although I had a real stinker this past week. It’s the kind of meal where I get to the end and look around thinking “Wait, what just happened here?”. When I log the meal I get a much clearer idea of what happened. In all it’s discipline busting glory! One of the things I need to remember is that eating like that every once in a while is fine. Some studies even suggest that it’s a very good thing to “reward” yourself with a bit of a splurge now and then.
My attitude on what I eat hasn’t changed. I have “given up” one thing, sugared cola. And if I need a quick glucose boost and I don’t have anything else, I’ll toss that one out the window too. My weight loss mantra is: “Less, Better, More”. Smaller portions of nutritious foods coupled with increased activity. You can make that as “rocket science” as you want. But it doesn’t have to be complicated. The important part is confronting what we do. If you want to BS yourself, fine. That’s one of the great things about the food logging. An honest log takes the hammer to BS.
It is really that simple and it works.
On the exercise front, I continue to over perform on active minutes. The goal number is a minimum of 150 minutes per week. I’d wager my average over the last several months is close to twice that. Steps continue to lag behind. It’s been too hot to walk. I need to add that in on days I don’t ride. Riding was a little low this week because the bike went into the shop for a bottom bracket repair. All is well, and we are back rolling again. I am two easy rides away from cracking the 500-mile mark!
So that makes TWO milestones that are within reach. That next weight is a pound away. As always it’s been a bit of forward and back. I’m OK with that too. For the record, of my four guys in the graphic, I am somewhere between 3 and 4 (where #1 is the biggest guy and #4 is “The Guy”). After that, a mere ten pounds to go. The hardest ten.
My resolution remains:
want to am going to be The Guy again. The Guy weighed 175 pounds and looked good and felt good. And his blood pressure was good and his blood tests were good.
Active Minutes – 232
Steps – 16,590
Watch my activity at my Fitbit page
Biking Mileage – 39.1 miles (2 rides)
Biking Total to Date – 456.28
I track my mileage with MapMyRide
The next milestone is getting back below 185. I will get there and go on.
Official Weigh In Weight
Weight Change this week: -2.8 pounds
Total Weight Loss To Date: – 18.9 pounds
Goal Weight and Total to Lose – 175/35