Friday, January 28, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I rode the stinky spoke this year with my friends from work and we had a blast. I did the longer route this year, 18.5 miles of muddy wet trails. What a great day! It was harder this year than last and not because of the 2 extra miles I did (last year was 16.5 miles). No, it was the extra 22 pounds I have put on since last year. I had hit 238, I am back up to 260. I am struggling. In my last post I talked about setbacks. 22 pounds is a setback. I can point my finger at the holidays and some very stressful situations and yes, there is some validity to that but that is not reason. I HAVE to be honest with myself. It is not my circumstances it is my laziness and choices that have contributed to "falling off the wagon" of my food addiction. So here is my plan. Some sort of accountability here on my blog, better choices about food, better portion control, continued exercise and some goals.
I am going to try to write every night, a journal of my eating that day and the activities. My next race is the Tapeworm Time Trails on Jan. 23rd. I will post some pictures and my results. After that is a Dulathlon at Fort Steilacoom, 3.1 mile run, 15 mile mountain bike, and another 3.1 mile run. There are several more races that I am competing in but I will tell you about them as they come. So, in order to do all of that I HAVE LOSE WIEGTH. Riding my bike and running in this events is sooooo much easier when I don't weigh as much!!!
50 mile Mountain Bike Endurance Race, 6 hours and 38 Minutes. The 16 mile Mountain Bike leg of the Black Diamond Xterra Triathlon, The 15 mile bike leg of the Lake Meridian Triathlon, the top of Mt. Adams, and the 18 mile Mountain Bike leg of the Mountains to Sound Race. The year started with the Stinky Spoke which I wrote about and it just went from there and it was fun! This year I have more races and more challenging activities that I am going to do but, and it's a big BUT, my big butt!!! It has gotten bigger this year. I HATE to say that but I have really really struggled. It's time for change. I know, I know I have said that before but what else can I say. I need to make some changes in my eating habits. The struggle is that I do really good for a couple of days and then I "fall off the wagon". The attitude after that is "I screwed up so I will start again... next week." So now I am back to, "Ok, let’s do this again." I have to be honest I am really tired off fallen off the wagon but it is easier to eat then it is to get back up again. By the way, I am ranting so please just let me rant. My next postings will be about what I am doing to get back into the fight.