The weather was finally warm enough to take a small ride this afternoon. I think the temperature got up to around 53 degrees so I decided I’d take advantage of the wonderful sunshine and take a spin. Although the temp was around 53 it was still cold doing 15 or so mph. I don’t own any cold weather gear so my upper body got quite chilly. I got 15 miles in before calling it done. Probably the last time I’ll get in a ride this year. I can’t wait until spring.
This year I’ve penned over 100 product reviews and today I would like to make mention of my top five favorite cycling products of 2013. It was hard for me to narrow this list down to just five items, but I did follow a couple of guidelines. This list is for cycling products that I reviewed this year, though not all of them were introduced this year. In addition, I limited myself to one winning product per manufacturer. If you click on the links below they will take you to the complete review for the product mentioned.
BikeLoot is a box of five to seven cycling related products that are mailed to subscribers every month (like carb gels, bars, hydration, and maintenance products). Most of the products are just samples of products you’ve probably have never heard of before. BikeLoot has several great advantages. First, you don’t have to buy…
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Junior high school was something, huh? To anyone else, I would have been nothing more than a loser, lunching all alone at my Table of Solitude. But, not to you. Since I had found myself to be the odd one out, you were the first to invite me in from the cold shoulders and demeaning air that stirs around one of those empty tables.
You sat with the bad kids, but you never belonged there. No, I don’t know how you ended up there. A gorgeous amethyst cast before swine. With courage and healing, you touched me, brought me in from the cold. With that single touch, you brought my eyes to you. But, whenever you glanced my way, I was shy and turned away.
I remember the day I sat across the table from you. We were surrounded by the others, too. When my drink slipped down…
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For the most part it was successful. I did not reach my 10000 steps. Most weekends I do not get near that goal. It’s a challenge for me to get it during the week bu achievable.
I had a bag of popcorn just before 7 pm and I had one peanut butter cookie that my daughter had made the other day. I did have one soda and one container of strawberry yogurt.
I did not get on my treadmill nor my trainer today, I spent the majority of my day installing a garage door opener. I will finish that job tomorrow.
I kept my calories down well below 2000 but I’m craving something to eat right now. I am very proud of my self for not eating at Jack’s Hamburger this morning. I had a meeting with a scout parent there this morning and he and his son ate biscuits and grave right in front of me. I waited until I got home and had my cereal with 2 percent milk.
I’m really excited about today. I have decided to take my life back and start loosing this weight again. Since it’s become cooler I haven’t been able to get outside and ride. It’s no excuse though because I have both a bicycle trainer as well as a treadmill and I haven’t been on but a few times.
I’ve set new goals that I think I’ll be able to achieve.
1. No sweets
2. 10,000 steps a day
3. 2,000 calories or less a day
4. Use the treadmill and bicycle trainer at least three times a week
5. Cut out soft drinks.
7. Nothing to eat past 7 pm
I want to loose at least 10 pounds by the end of February.
Today’s starting weight is 287 pounds.
Short Term Goal 277 pounds by February 28th
Long Term Goal 225 pounds by January 2015
Wish Me Luck.
This is my final day off my diet. Tomorrow is a new beginning. I will take back my life and get back to a healthier lifestyle. I will set new achievable goals and meet these goals in a timely manner. I’m looking forward to posting my current weight, short term goals and my long term goals.
I can’t wait until these holidays are over. I have no will power and I’m eating everything I can get my hands on. I’ve pretty much given up on my diet until after Christmas. After then it’s back on my trainer or treadmill.. I have my lab work in February so I’ve got to do something.
Life has been a roller-coaster for me and my family the last few months. I won’t bore everyone with the details but I can promise you I’m glad to finally start getting my life put back together.
My riding has become non existent.
Just haven’t had the time. My eating habits has also gone by the way side so as you may have guessed it my weight has gone back up. I eat when I’m stressed and believe me, I have been stressed to the top of the mark lately.
We buried my father-in-law about a month ago. Wife and kids are doing better. He was 89 so he lived a full life. He had two heart attacks in less than two months. He fell when he had his last one and broke his hip in the process. He lasted about two weeks before the family decided to turn the machines that kept him alive off.
It’s Christmas time and this is my favorite time of the year. I love the songs, the gatherings and the spirit of the season. Wished we could keep this feeling all year long. I’ve got to get a handle on my eating. I’ve got a doctor’s appointment in February so I’ve got to get back on track. Don’t need another talking too by my doctor.
Has anyone had any luck with HGH? I’m trying it but only been on it about a week. So far no change.
Merry Christmas Everyone!!