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Talk About "Falling Off the Wagon"

By | 2015-02-28T12:45:53+00:00 February 28th, 2015|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

The news was bad this morning. I feared as much. I now weigh the same as I did four days ago when I started this journey! My weight loss trend line is going up, NOT down. Here's what I did that neither of us should be doing: I had a huge serving of Chinese takeout food [...]

It's Not Always Pretty

By | 2015-02-26T08:46:56+00:00 February 26th, 2015|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

I gained back some of the weight I lost two days ago. It's a disappointment, but not a time for depression, binge eating, tears, etc. (not that I'm inclined to these). These minor setbacks are normal, perhaps unavoidable. There's not always an obvious cause. It is, however, a good time to reflect upon your (my) behavior [...]

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

By | 2015-02-25T08:10:19+00:00 February 25th, 2015|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

I had to look it up. I knew the quote, but didn't know who said it. Appears to be from Lao Tzu. Here's my first step: day 1 was uneventful. I haven't started working out yet. I want to lose a bit more weight before I start there. I ate reasonably well, but not very well. [...]

The Truth Hurts, but that's OK

By | 2015-02-24T07:52:50+00:00 February 24th, 2015|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

I weighed in just now. Pretty pathetic. Worse than I feared. I actually weigh more now than I did four years ago when I started working at The Bike Palace.  314.4 pounds! No point in crying over spilt milk, however. I found this interesting: I was looking forward to a fairly typical breakfast this morning, which [...]

Reboot 3.0, or is it 4.0?

By | 2015-02-23T14:01:14+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

The beginning of the year is the traditional time to reflect on the past and plan for the upcoming year. I was off the bike for a month in October. That certainly didn't help my fitness goals any. Then came Christmas, a traditionally grotesque time for my waistline, followed by a week vacationing in Dallas at [...]

97 Days: Wimped out

By | 2014-04-19T11:34:32+00:00 April 19th, 2014|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

The ride started off like any other Saturday with me going on my new intermediate ride course on Miner Street, down by the Lane Victory. But fairly soon I realized that the traffic was a good deal more busy than usual (like 15x), the street is normally very quiet, which is why I use the street. [...]

98 Days: Slowly But Surely…

By | 2014-04-18T18:40:10+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

Well my weight-loss hasn't continued at the precipitous rate it did yesterday, but I'm still making progress. Only down .2 pound this morning. My breakfast was a typical Kashi Go Lean with walnuts and fresh blueberries. I got the Friday Rush ride in today, pushed pretty hard at the start (16mph) but for the last couple [...]

99 Days: Getting started

By | 2014-04-17T10:34:10+00:00 April 17th, 2014|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

So far so good. Yesterday I rode the Wednesday Lunch Rush, doing no better than my usual. I’d raised my saddle for better pedal efficiency, tilting the nose up a bit to make it level. Results are mixed so far. I need to get a sizing, if not a real fitting. I'm eating much better. Yesterday [...]