Monday, December 05, 2011
This has been a rough year for me.
I was all set to get back into kayaking for my second season and then tore my rotator cuff snowboarding at the end of March.
I had hopes that PT would fix it, and set a goal of getting back into goal range, with a new boat as a reward. I worked hard at it.
Unfortunately the shoulder ended up requiring surgery, which happened in May.
I got back to goal range in late June. There was no point in getting the boat since my arm was still in a sling. I was unhappy about not being able to kayak. I gained 20 lbs back over July and August, feeling sorry for myself and indulging in food.
And then I spent Sept, Oct, and Nov getting it back off again. Which was not easy.
Now I'm just about back down to my legitimate goal range (in terms of my moving average weight).
Here's a graph showing this sordid tale:
You can see it full-size here:
The red line is my daily scale weights. The blue line is the moving average, that smooths out the fluctuations.
And I did eventually get that boat.
So here we are. I wanted so badly to be back here, and now it's kind of anticlimactic, actually. I mean don't get me wrong - I'm glad and it's a relief. But I still have cravings and the Food Season temptations are still posing a threat. And I'm looking down the loaded barrel of Shark Week, which doesn't help.
I'll get there. And I'll hang onto it long enough to enjoy my kayaking trip to Costa Rica where I'll tackle those tropical class III and IV rivers. And if all goes well I'll hang onto it beyond that, happily ever after, into the sunset.
And hopefully, if all goes according to plan with my strength training and high protein diet, I'll drop more body fat and put on more muscle. So I'll have a high strength to weight ratio and be able to do all kinds of Fun Stuff that takes a lot of explosive strength and endurance. Like eventually learning to do fun things in my playboat kayak.
With the help of my friends on the At Goal and Maintaining team teams.sparkpeople.com/maintaining and with the help of our maintenance challenges, and sticking to tracking on my iphone www.loseit.com/ I think I can do it.
Friday, November 25, 2011
I got this tradition from Don. www.sparkpeople.com/mypage.as
Every year he goes to RealAge.com to see what his "biological" age is.
I did it for this year:
Here are some past years:
My actual chronological age? 46 as of Tuesday.
While it's sad to see my "virtual" age increase now that I'm in maintenance mode, it's still nice to know that I'm 6 years "younger" than my physical self.
I think I like the answer my scale gives, better. "26." LOL
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