Talk About "Falling Off the Wagon"

By |2015-02-28T12:45:53-07:00February 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 |2015-02-26T08:46:56-07:00February 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 |2015-02-25T08:10:19-07:00February 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 |2015-02-24T07:52:50-07:00February 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 |2015-02-23T14:01:14-07:00February 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 |2014-04-19T11:34:32-07:00April 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 |2014-04-18T18:40:10-07:00April 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 |2014-04-17T10:34:10-07:00April 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 [...]

100 Days: Final Drive Towards the Steve Hartt Ride

By |2014-04-16T11:19:26-07:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Bob's Amazing Fitness Challenge|

The Peninsula Cycle Club's yearly 113 mile ride from San Pedro to San Diego, the Steve Hartt Ride, is 100 days away. I've frittered away three month's worth of training, by eating poorly and riding less than I should. So now I'm playing catch-up. Can I still make it? It's not so much a question of [...]