Monday, July 31, 2006

backwards in July

I started July all excited at my progress. I promptly slipped back
and gained a couple of pounds. I went back to running almost
everyday, and I am back on track with my original goal of 225 by end
of July. I was 225 this morning.

The heat is adding a little trouble to the run. I need to run after sundown.

onward, g.

Friday, July 14, 2006

how many times a week?

I went from 5 or 6 days a week to exercising 3 days a week. I stopped
losing weight. I also started eating a little more, so I won't blame
the frequency of exercise completely. I think I will start running 4
or 5 days a week. We'll see how it goes.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

long-term goal

My weight goal is a 2 year project. As fast-paced, overachievers that
are focus on 90 day turn around or monthly goals, a 2 year project
like weight loss goes against the grain.

I am sure my friends will get tired of hearing that I am exercising or
that I am watching a little of the junk food. They have heard it
before. They will move on to the next thing.

Here I am stuck with my 2 year goal. Where's the motivation going to
come from? It's only been a little over 4 months, so can I answer
already? I don't think so.

So far, the motivation seems to come from the alternative. The
alternative is unacceptable. The alternative is an out-of-shape,
over-forty, couch potato that can't enjoy life to fullest, can't play
with the kids, or can't enjoy a hike the mountains. I don't want the
alternative. I can't have the alternative. Life is too short to
watch from the couch.


225. A month ahead of schedule

My goal for June was 227, and I achieved 225. I wasn't sure if I
should relax my routine and maintain 225 for July, or should I reset
my goal and go for 223 for July.

My goal is and was 2 pounds per month, so if I overachieve one month
without doing anything abnormal (like crash diet or extreme exercise
time), I should reset the number and continue to go for 2 pounds per

End of July should see 223.

I turn 39 Aug 3rd, so by the time I reach 40, I should be at 200. I
haven't been 200 since I got married and that was achieved by a crash,
low-card diet.